Vatanen heading to Switzerland
Karlsson has an infection in his thumb
Varlamov still not skating
Injured Golden Knights
Hoffman out four weeks
Sportsnet: Montreal Canadiens coach Dominique Ducharme said that forward Mike Hoffman will be out for four weeks after an offseason injury. His lower-body injury will likely keep him out of their season opener on October 13th.
Caufield pull as a precaution
Lundell still out
David Dwork: Florida Panthers prospect Anton Lundell was injured during their prospect tournament last week and hasn’t taken part of training camp yet.
TSN: Goaltender Curtis McElhinney announced his retirement from hockey in an Instagram post. McElhinney played for 13 seasons with eight teams, winning the Stanley Cup the past two years with the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Neal on his PTO
Lou Korac: Forward James Neal on his PTO with the St. Louis Blues: “This team’s a really hard team to play against. … This is a team that wants to win and is on the verge of winning again. For me, I just wanted an opportunity to come in and show the work I’ve put in this summer and I’ve got lots of game left.”
Golden Knights sign Chayka
Puck Pedia: The Vegas Golden Knights have signed 2021 2nd round pick (38th overall) Daniil Chayka to a three-year entry-level contract. He’ll carry an $870,000 salary cap hit and a $925,000 AAV.
Yr 1/2: $750,000 salary, $92,500 signing bonus, performan bonus for 82 GP, $80,000 minors.
Yr 3: $832,500 salary, $92,500 signing bonus, $80,000K minors.