Salary cap projections covering the next four seasons
Elliotte Friedman and Rory Boylen of Sportsnet: Teams have been given some salary cap projections over the next four seasons according to multiple sources. Projections, and not guarantees:
2022-23: $82.5 million
2023-24: $83.5 million
2024-25: $87.5 to $88 million
2025-26: approximately $92 million
This will help some teams navigate future UFAs.
Valeri Nichushkin is back at practice
Peter Baugh: Colorado Avalanche forward Valeri Nichushkin practiced yesterday in a regular jersey.
John Tavares is out at least three weeks, and Jake Muzzin could practice today
David Alter: Maple Leafs coach Keefe said that defenseman Jake Muzzin could be joining practice today.
Nico Hischier cramps
Amanda Stein: New Jersey Devils forward Nico Hischier was pulled from Monday’s game due to cramping. Coach Lindy Ruff yesterday on Hischier: “last night was just precautionary, I think he’ll undergo some tests today to make sure everything is good. I had a good conversation with him which led me to believe he’ll be playing again in the preseason.”
Defenseman Tyler Myers was sick with a non-COVID illness.
Alexis Lafreniere will be fine
Vince Z. Mercogliano: The New York Rangers said that forward Alexis Lafreniere will be “fine.” He blocked a shot with his left leg and they are not expecting any issues.
Scott Perunovich leaves early
St. Louis Blues: Defenseman Scott Perunovich left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
The Panthers extend Spencer Knight
Chris Johnston: The Florida Panthers have signed goaltender Spencer Knight to a three-year contract extension with an AAV of $4.5 million.
Cap Friendly: Starting in 2023-24, the Panthers are scheduled to have $14.5 million tied up in Sergei Bobrovsky and Knight for the three following seasons.
Jacob Melanson suspended
NHL Player Safety: Seattle Kraken forward Jacob Melanson has been suspended for two games for an illegal hit on Edmonton Oilers forward James Hamblin.