NHL News: Koskinen, Virtanen, Staal, and Hjalmarsson
Options for Koskinen

Jonathan Willis: The salary cap hit for Edmonton Oilers goaltender Mikko Koskinen if he was…

a) traded at 50% retained:

21-22: $2.25MM
22-23: $0 Total:

b) buried in the AHL:

21-22: $3.375MM
22-23: $0 Total:

c) bought out:
21-22: $1.5MM
22-23: $1.5MM
Total: $3MM

On waivers for a buyout

Elliotte Friedman: The Vancouver Canucks have put forward Jake Virtanen on unconditional waivers.

Staal re-signs with the Red Wings

Frank Seravalli: The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Marc Staal to a one-year, $2 million deal with a full no-movement clause.

Hjalmarsson is retiring

Craig Morgan: Arizona Coyotes defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson is retiring,

Don’t expect a formal announcement from Hjalmarsson as that is not who he is.

“He was an integral part of 3 Stanley Cups in Chicago and the consummate pro on/off the ice.”