Coyotes add a coach
Arizona Coyotes: The Coyotes have named Mario Duhamel as their assistant coach.
Blue Jackets replace Lefebvre
Luoto on waivers
Cap Friendly: Luoto had one year left on his entry-level contract.
Joona Luoto (on uncond waivers today) played just over a hundred winnipeg minutes not last year but last, almost all with Logan Shaw and David Gustafsson. They didn’t go so hot. pic.twitter.com/IFEZE28yrj
— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) September 13, 2021
Matthews hopes to be ready for Game 1
“It’s coming along well. Right now it’s a couple more weeks until I can kind of get out of the splint and start kind of really rehabbing and build my strength back.
“But I mean, as far as timeline goes, I’m going to get back on the ice this week. I’m really hopeful to be able to be ready for Game 1. That’s my goal right now. Just take it day by day and see how I’m feeling.”
They had hoped to avoid surgery this offseason but during his offseason workouts, the issue flared up again.
Kesler knows his playing days are over
“I tried coming back on my first hip and I was working hard rehabbing and skating, and then my other hip went and blocked all my momentum,” Kesler said Monday. “And to be honest, I’m still a far way away to even coming close. I don’t think I’ll ever get to an NHL level again. I’m just hoping to get to a level that I’m happy at.”