One name that had been connected, a few times, to the Boston Bruins this summer was that of Jesse Puljujarvi. The RFA forward, selected fourth overall in 2016, has struggled to establish himself as a regular in the league with Edmonton through three seasons. Back in June, Puljujarvi went public with a trade request out of Edmonton. His agent later told Sportsnet that Puljujarvi would sign in Europe before returning to the Oilers. He did just that on Tuesday. Here are the top stories in hockey on Wednesday, August 27th.
Early on Tuesday morning, Jesse Puljujarvi officially took the next step in his hold out. The RFA forward inked a one-year deal with Finnish outfit Oulun Karpat. The deal includes an NHL out-clause up until December 1st. (The Oilers Rig)
Hall of Fame scribe Russ Conway was laid to rest on Tuesday morning. Our own Jimmy Murphy has been honoring his friend’s memory all week with a series of great posts. Here’s the second part of Murph’s reflection on his friend and mentor. (Boston Hockey Now)
Mikko Rantanen is no longer MIA, but his location has some Avs’ fans worried. The star forward, who is still unsigned, is skating in Norway. This situation is getting a bit worrisome. (Colorado Hockey Now)
Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano is quite confident that Matthew Tkachuk and the club will “figure something out” in their negotiations. (NHL.com)
Mike McKenna is calling it a career. The journeyman netminder retires as the all-time wins leader among American-born goaltenders in the AHL. He played for 22 professional teams in his lengthy career. (USA Today)