Crosby has surgery and no Malkin update yet
“This is not a new injury for Sid. It is something that he has played through for years. After exhausting all minimally-invasive options and much discussion, it was decided that surgery was in his best interest.”
Rob Rossi: After talking with some people, they didn’t think that surgery was necessary for Crosby until recently, which was like a week ago. Once surgery became the best option they moved as quickly as they could. During these times scheduling elective procedures aren’t as easy as they once were.
“It’s not ideal (to start the year without him and Crosby), let’s be honest. But we’re not going to sit there and feel sorry for ourselves. We still have to find ways to win games.”
“We need different guys to step up on any given night. We’re going to have to play a hard brand of hockey and have guys step up.”
Flames sign three
2021-22: $750,000 salary and a $150,000 signing bonus
2022-23: $750,000 salary and a $175,000 signing bonus
Drafted players per team
NHL Watcher: Percentage of draft players per team’s current rosters from CapFriendly.