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.

Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov hopes to be fully recovered from knee surgery before training camp.

Panthers forward Aleksander Barkov hopes to be fully recovered from knee surgery before training camp.

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.