NHL announces expansion is not a guarantee.
The National Hockey League announced on Wednesday that expanding the amount of teams was not a sure thing. There had been talk about new teams coming into the league and deputy commissioner Bill Daly put an end to that “Nothing has happened to change the status quo. While there is interest from some markets, there is no plan moving forward in terms of expansion.” The league has not expanded since the 2000-2001 season when both Minnesota and Columbus came into the league. A few cities that are interested in bringing a team to their continue
Edmonton, AB (SportsNetwork.com) – The Edmonton Oilers and defenseman Justin
Schultz have agreed to a one-year contract.
Financial terms for the restricted free agent were not disclosed, but TSN.ca
is reporting it to be worth $3.675 million.
Schultz notched 11 goals and 22 assists for 33 points in 74 games last season.
He led all Edmonton defensemen in goals, assists and points, and led all
Oilers in average ice time at 23:20 per game.
The 24-year-old British Columbia native appeared in 48 games for the Oilers
Toronto, ON (SportsNetwork.com) – This year’s No. 1 overall draft pick,
defenseman Aaron Ekblad, is back on the ice less than three weeks after
sustaining a concussion.
On Saturday, Ekblad, selected by the Florida Panthers back in June, skated at
the NHLPA rookie showcase and pronounced himself symptom free. The 18-year-old
said that the effects of his concussion subsided less than a week ago.
Ekblad was hurt when absorbing a hit while playing for Team continue
Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) – The Calgary Flames brought in free-agent
forward Devin Setoguchi with a one-year contract on Saturday.
The 27-year-old winger totaled just 11 goals and 16 assists over 75 games for
the Winnipeg Jets, his lone season with the franchise.
A right-handed shot, Setoguchi set career highs of 31 goals and 34 assists for
the Sharks in 2008-09, but has struggled to approach that level of success
since, despite registering two more 20-goal campaigns with San Jose.
The former first-round pick (eighth overall) of San Jose continue
Chicago signs backup goaltender
The Chicago Blackhawks have signed Michael Leighton to be a backup goaltender. Leighton signed a one year deal with the Blackhawks. Leighton was in net for Philadelphia during the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals when Patrick Kane scored on him to win the cup. It was the first cup for Chicago since 1961. Leighton said he expects to get some “good-natured” ribbing from some of his new teammates. Leighton is 33 years old, and was drafted by Chicago in the 6th round of the 1999 NHL Draft. Last year Leighton played in the KHL playing for the continue