Winnipeg Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian to have wrist surgery, Senators defenseman Sergei Gonchar has a job lined up in KHL, Canucks new blueliner Jason Garrison works out and awaits outcome of CBA negotiations, and Canadiens center David Desharnais is receptive to signing a contract extension.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian will have surgery on his right wrist to repair a tendon tear, which could sideline him four-to-six months.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Bogosian missed 17 games last season to injury, among which was that wrist injury. This is a serious blow to the Jets defense, especially if the season begins on time.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Senators defenseman Sergei Gonchar will join Evgeni Malkin with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Expect to hear more reports of NHL players set to join teams in various European leagues if there’s no progress in NHL CBA talks leading up to September 15th, the end date of the current agreement.
VANCOUVER SUN: New Canucks defenseman Jason Garrison is adjusting to new scenery as he trains for a season which might not start on time if there’s an NHL lockout.
LE JOURNAL DE MONTREAL: Canadiens center David Desharnais is open to the possibility of signing a contract extension with the Canadiens. The 25-year-old center has one season remaining on his current deal worth $850K.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s possible the Habs could be waiting both for a new CBA and to see how well Desharnais performs this season before opening contract talks.