An update on Erik Karlsson’s contract talks, Ryan Kesler undergoes shoulder surgery, the latest on the Canadiens search for a coach, and a look at the status of Leafs prospect Stuart Percy.
OTTAWA SUN: Don’t expect Erik Karlsson’s contract talks with the Senators to be settled quickly, though that doesn’t mean they won’t be amicable.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Ryan Kesler underwent successful shoulder surgery, but will be sidelined for six months, meaning the earliest he could return to the Canucks lineup is early November. It’s the second straight off-season he’s gone under the knife, which is bound to raise concerns over his durability among Canucks fans.
LA PRESSE: The Canadiens continue their search for a head coach, but it’s possible Martin Lapointe could be brought in as an assistant coach.
TORONTO STAR: The Maple Leafs are ensuring they take their time to develop former first round pick Stuart Percy, rather than rush him into NHL action before he’s ready