The list of players placed on waivers for today’s roster cutdown deadline, Panthers to sign Ryan Whitney, five NHL stories to watch this season, photos of the Blackhawks Stanley Cup championship rings, and more.
ESPN.COM: The complete list of players placed yesterday on waivers as NHL teams must reach their 23-man roster limits by this afternoon. Among the 37 players placed on waivers are Toronto’s John-Michael Liles, Detroit’s Cory Emmerton, Los Angeles’ Jeff Schultz and Buffalo’s Alex Sulzer. If these players go unclaimed, they’ll be demoted to their respective clubs’ AHL farm teams.
TSN.CA: The Florida Panthers will sign UFA defenseman Ryan Whitney to a one-year, $900K contract. The Panthers signed forward Brad Boyes and defensemen Tom Gilbert during the weekend. Whitney was recently released from a PTO contract with the St. Louis Blues.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: The Kings have released goaltender Mathieu Garon.
STAR-TELEGRAM: Five NHL stories to watch during this regular season, including the new playoff structure and shrinking goalie pads.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Pictures of the Blackhawks 2013 Stanley Cup championship ring have been released.
DENVER POST: 20-year-old Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog claims he’s wiser after last season’s tumult and looks forward to the upcoming season.
DETROIT NEWS: The Red Wings could get salary cap compliant if Jonas Gustavsson or Patrick Eaves go on long-term injured reserve. If not,they could be forced to temporarily demote Gustav Nyquist, who is waiver-exempt this season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Wings apparently aren’t planning any trades to get under the cap ceiling.
BND.COM: The St. Louis Blues have demoted forward Chris Porter.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: So much for speculation a more experienced player could be demoted or dealt.
TBO.COM: The Tampa Bay Lightning have sent their 2013 first round pick (third overall) Jonathan Drouin back to his junior team (Halifax Mooseheads).