Hockey season is officially back now that the Labor Day holiday is in the books. With rookie tournaments beginning at the end of the week followed by training camps the following week, hockey will be back in the swing of things in no time. Speaking of prospects challenge, the Boston Bruins announced their roster for the upcoming prospects challenge in Buffalo this weekend. Also after 15 seasons in the NHL, defenseman Niklas Kronwall decided to retire from playing hockey. More on that later. Here is the news for Wednesday, September 4.
With rookie camp opening up on Thursday, the Bruins announced the roster that will be playing in the prospects challenge in Buffalo, NY taking place from September 6-9. (Boston Hockey Now)
After playing all 15 seasons in NHL with the Detroit Red Wings, defenseman Niklas Kronwall has decided to retire and will take a role as an advisor to general manager Steve Yzerman. (MLive.com)
With eyes still on the RFA market, the pressure is mounting in Winnipeg for the Jets to get deals done with Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor after a quiet off-season. (TSN)
Over in Toronto, Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas remains optimistic when it comes to contract negotiations with Mitch Marner. (Sportsnet)
As players continue to get ready for training camps, Roman Josi of the Nashville Predators remains focused on the season, not his contract. (The Tennessean)