NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – August 16, 2014

Get the latest on Sidney Crosby, Daniel Alfredsson, Martin Brodeur Simon Gagne, Jakob Silfverberg, J-S Giguere and more. 

TRIBLIVE.COM: Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby said his aching right wrist has improved as he returns to his on-ice routine. He had briefly considered surgery before deciding instead on further treatment.

NBC SPORTS: Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland said a decision on Daniel Alfredsson’s return won’t be made until September. Holland wouldn’t rule out a training-camp tryout. Alfredsson, 42, was hampered last season by a nagging sore back.

Simon Gagne getting a training-camp tryout with the Bruins.

Simon Gagne getting a training-camp tryout with the Bruins.

NJ.COM: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello reiterates there’s a job for Martin Brodeur within the Devils organization if he decides to hang up his pads. Brodeur is currently an unrestricted free agent.

BOSTON GLOBE: Former Philadelphia Flyers winger Simon Gagne will have a tryout with the Bruins in September. Gagne went unsigned throughout last season.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed winger Jakob Silfverberg to a one-year, $855,500 contract.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Silfverberg actually signed for less money than what he earned per season ($900K) on his entry-level contract. Injuries hampered his performance last season and he’ll have his hands full competing with Devante Smith-Pelly for the second-line right wing role on the Ducks. 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: Former Ducks starter J-S Giguere intends to announce his retirement next week.

THE WASHINGTON POST: The NHL is still seeking a venue for this season’s Capitals-Chicago Blackhawks Winter Classic game. Nationals Park appears the front runner while FedEx Field has apparently been ruled out.

MIAMI HERALD: Denis Potvin rejoins the Florida Panthers as Fox Sports Florida has hired him as their new hockey color analyst. Potvin originally covered the team from 1993 through 2009. He spent the past four season covering the Ottawa Senators for Sportsnet.