- Kevin Paul Dupont and Brendan Hall of the Boston Globe: File this one under the heading ‘Hometown Discount’. Marc Savard signed a 7 year extension with the Bruins for $28.05 million, that’s a cap hit $4.007 million. Savard is expected to get $7 million for each of the first 2 seasons, with the remaining $14.05 spread out over the remaining 5 years. Will the NHL investigate this contract?
The deal’s annual payouts: $7 million, $7 million, $6.5 million, $5 million, $1.5 million, $525,000, and $525,000. Total: $28.05 million.
Viewed as a four-year deal, Savard will earn $25.5 million, for an average $6.375 million, with the Bruins assessed only $4.007 million on the cap.
- Tim Sassone of the Daily Herald: Patrick Sharp is starting to get use to hearing his name mentioned in trade rumors. He’d like to stay in Chicago but realizes it might not happen. Sassone says that most of the rumors are coming out of Toronto as the Leafs could use another offensive player. I think there would be 29 other teams who’d love to add a player of Sharp caliber.
- Javier Serna of the Raleigh News & Observer: Joe Corvo will out of the Hurricanes lineup for 8-12 weeks, after having surgery to repair a cut he suffered to the muscle that attaches to the achilles tendon. Corvo’s name was starting to creep in to trade rumors as the ‘Canes season is all but over.
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Rostislav Klesla will be out for at least 6 weeks with a torn left groin and torn stomach muscle.
- Damien Cox of the Toronto Star: Jonas Gustavsson of the Maple Leafs left last nights game after the 1st period with an elevated heart rate. He was kept overnight in a hospital as a precaution. Gustavsson underwent a procedure during training camp to deal with an elevated heart rate. It’s not known how long Gustavsson will be out.