Karlsson signing fallout
Kevin Kurz: “With Karlsson at $11.5 AAV, Sharks now have $67.645 million committed to just 15 players. Still have to get Meier, Labanc and Gambrell signed as RFAs. Also carrying $1.416 million due to Paul Martin buyout.”
Pierre LeBrun: Erik Karlsson re-signing with the Sharks means the Ottawa Senators get their 2021 2nd round pick.
CapFriendly: Over the next three drafts the Senators have 28 draft picks with four in the 1st, eight in the 2nd and four in the 3rd.
Backes not going anywhere
Conor Ryan: Sweeney on David Backes: “He’s a part of our hockey club.”
Bruins injury updates
Boston Bruins: Sweeney updating some injuries.
- Anders Bjork — doing very well, will be full bore for camp
- Zdeno Chara — will have procedure on elbow to clean up loose fragments
- Joakim Nordstrom — had fracture in foot that will require rest”
Boston Bruins: Forward Chris Wagner said he had surgery to fix a displaced ulna. He was cleared for Game 7: “Great job by the doctors to even get to that point. Initially I was done, but it was healing so well I wanted to be an option for Game 7.”
Senators re-sign a forward
- Chris Stevenson: “I like this for both sides. Not much exposure for the Senators and Duclair will get a featured role on a young team to show if he’s ready to be a core player. One year, $1.65 million.”
O’Brien leaves the Sens
Murray Pam: Senators pending UFA forward Jim O’Brien has signed with Nurnberg of the DEL.
Blue Jackets re-sign a forward