Latest on Jaden Schwartz and Aleksander Barkov, the latest signings, plus updates on the Bruins, Sharks and more.
PUCK DADDY: St. Louis Blues forward Jaden Schwartz will change his number from 9 to 17 starting this season to honor his late sister Mandi, who wore that number as a player at Yale.
NBC SPORTS: Florida Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov attended the club’s recent development camp but didn’t participate in the final two days. He’s still working toward a full recovery from a season-ending knee injury before attending training camp in September.
CSNNE.COM: The Boston Bruins are prepared to start this season without a classic “enforcer” on the roster.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: They have sufficient toughness on their roster. The NHL game is trending away from players whose sole purpose is to fight. Today’s “enforcer” must be capable of playing a regular shift and contribute in more ways than fighting.
THE BUFFALO NEWS: The Sabres signed former Canucks forward Zac Dalpe to a one-year contract.
THE WASHINGTON POST: The Capitals re-signed defenseman Nate Schmidt to a one-year, two-way contract.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Young Blackhawks forwrd Teuvo Teravainen is bulking up in preparation for the upcoming NHL season.
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS: Some Sharks fans object to the club’s plan to employ “Ice Girls” starting this season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: What’s hockey without objectifying women? Oh, right, it’s not hockey.