Eichel and Ullmark back on the ice
Eichel said that his upper-body injury happened a few weeks ago during an on-ice workout.
Stars that were unfit
“Unfit” now covers both injuries and illnesses.
Simek’s knee could be an issue for the Sharks
Kevin Kurz: Simek: “fighting with the knee this summer.”
Kevin Kurz: Simek’s knee started acting up again when he started skating back in the Czech Republic: “I’m trying to do the best every day, but sometimes I can’t do the best.”
Kunin, Stolarz and Bjorkstrand signings
He’ll be an RFA with arbitration rights when his deal expires. He’ll be owed a $2.3 million qualifying offer.
- Adam Vingan: Kunin was on the ice yesterday.
The Ducks now have two goaltenders that can be exposed for the Seattle Kraken expansion draft.
2021-22: $4.5 million
2022-23: $5.25 million
2023-24: $5.35 million
2024-25: $5.9 million
2025-26: $6.0 million
The deal buys four years of unrestricted free agency.
Fans in the stands
Joe Smith: The Tampa Bay Lightning will start the season with having about 23 percent capacity for home games – around 3,900.
Season ticket packages sold out in a day and half. There are about 500 ticket per game going on sale to the public starting on Friday and Saturday.
Craig Morgan: The Arizona Coyotes will start the season with a maximum of 3,450 fans in attandence.
They will go on a month-by-month basis and will be working witht he GRA and Glendale to work on seating capacity.
Stephen Whyno: The Florida Panthers will start the season with having 25 percent capacity for home games – just under 5,000.
Stephen Whyno: The Panthers average just over 14,000 fans last season for home games.
Season ticket holder will get priorty for games this season.
Masks will be required inside, seating will be socially distanced and there will be other protocols set in place.