Senators GM Bryan Murray diagnosed with cancer, Oilers re-sign Jeff Petry, Canucks hire more staff, plus the latest on the Flames, Canadiens, Jets and Maple Leafs.
NHL.COM: Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I thought Murray look thin and wan during the press conference last week announcing the Jason Spezza trade. Best wishes to Murray for a speedy recovery.
EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers have signed defenseman Jeff Petry to a one-year, $3 million contract.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Petry was the recent subject of trade speculation. This signing could dampen down that speculation…or maybe not. Find out more in the “Rumors” section.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Canucks have hired John Weisbrod as vice-president of player personnel and Doug Lidster as an assistant coach.
CALGARY SUN: Flames sophomore Sean Monahan is looking forward to having Sam Bennett as a teammate. The pair were opponents during Monahan’s OHL years.
LA PRESSE: Nathan Beaulieu hopes to prove he’s ready to crack the Canadiens defense corps full-time next season.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets fans got their first look at Nikolaj Ehlers, the clubs 2014 first-round pick.
TORONTO STAR: Suggestions for what the Maple Leafs should look for in his quest to hire new assistant coaches.