P.K. Subban promotes program for underprivileged families, Jets re-sign Paul Postma, Oilers bring back Denis Grebeshkov, the Canucks could pursue a former Oilers blueliner, and more.
TORONTO STAR: Montreal Canadiens Norris-winning defenseman P.K. Subban and his father have signed up to promote Hyundai Hockey Helpers, a program to help underprivileged families get their kids into the increasingly expensive sport of hockey.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Learn more about the Hyundai Hockey Helpers program at their site.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Jets avoided salary arbitration with Paul Postma, re-signing him to a two-year deal paying him $650K next season and $775K in 2014-15.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Jets have bigger arbitration cases coming up involving Zach Bogosian, Blake Wheeler and Bryan Little, so it’ll be interesting to see if management can avoid the process with the trio.
EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers have brought back defenseman Denis Grebeshkov, signing him to a $1.5 million contract. Grebeshkov played three seasons with the Oilers from 2007 to 2010, and spent the past three seasons in the KHL.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Canucks are “kicking the tires” on former Edmonton Oilers defenseman Mark Fistric. If they sign the hard-hitting blueliner, it could rule out Andrew Alberts hopes of returning with the club.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Fistric might be a better fit under new Canucks coach John Tortorella, who favors an aggressive, physical defensive style.
CALGARY SUN: The Flames have signed defenseman Mark Cundari to a one-year, two-way contract.
OTTAWA SUN: The Senators have re-signed the coaching staff (headed by former NHLer Luke Richardson) of their Binghamton farm team.