The first weekend of August is in the books and so too are the arbitration hearings in the NHL. As reported yesterday the Buffalo Sabres were able to re-sign Linus Ullmark to a new deal. He was not the only player that got a new contract. Defenseman Jake McCabe also inked a new deal. Also making the news today is a BHN Exclusive from our own Alex Thomas. More on both those stories in a moment. Here is the news for Monday August, 5th.
The Buffalo Sabres continued their busy off-season as they kept a member of their blue-line. Defense Jake McCabe who was looking for a pay raise had to settle for a two-year deal that will pay him $2.8 million a season. (BuffaloHockeyBeat.com)
As the Bruins prepare for potential holdouts to start the season, Alex Thomas of Boston Hockey Now was able to report that the Bruins have offered defenseman Alex Petrovic a Professional Tryout Contract. (Boston Hockey Now)
With the World Junior Summer Showcase in the books, here are the 10 players who excelled at this mini tournament according to Adam Kimelman of NHL.com. (NHL.com)
As the clock ticks closer to the start of training camp, the Toronto Maple Leafs and RFA forward Mitch Marner are no closer to a new contract as GM Kyle Dubas spoke with TSN at the World Junior Summer Showcase. (TheScore.com)
In Vancouver, the drama continues to unfold between Head Coach Travis Green and forward Loui Eriksson. Just because Eriksson has a high salary does not mean he is guaranteed a spot in the lineup as Green spoke with Sportsnet. (NHL.com)