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The Boston Bruins waived two veteran players on Saturday.

Who will be the new alternate captain for the Boston Bruins? 

Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin may not be ready to play for the start of the season this week.

The New York Rangers locked up a core player on Sunday.

That and more in the latest Boston Hockey Now Puck Links:

Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins waived veteran forward Chris Wagner and veteran defenseman John Moore on Saturday. If the two players clear on Sunday and are assigned to Providence in the AHL, that will free up $1.85 million in salary cap space. (BHN)

Could the Boston Bruins actually use more than one new alternate captain this season? (BHN)

National Hockey Now

The New York Islanders also waived some notable veteran players. (NYI Hockey Now)

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Mark Friedman was fined for a dirty spearing incident Saturday. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Speaking of dirty hits, karma got the best of Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin when he tried to lay one on Philadelphia Flyers forward Travis Konecny. (Washington Hockey Now)

Manon Rheaume continues to be a hockey pioneer. (Detroit Hockey Now)

Our man in FLA, George Richards, opines on the Sasha Barkov extension. (Florida Hockey Now)

Jack Johnson made the best of his PTO with the Colorado Avalanche, and on Sunday he was rewarded. (Colorado Hockey Now)

Two young prospects appear to have made the San Jose Sharks roster. (San Jose Hockey Now)

Vancouver Canucks forward Nic Patan is easy to root for. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

NHL

The New York Rangers signed center Mika Zibanejad to an eight-year, $68 million contract extension on Sunday. Larry Brooks had the scoop first:

 

 

 

Here’s the Zinbanejad newser. (TSN)

What are the most burning questions and answers heading into the 2021-22 NHL regular season. (Sportsnet)

With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN, NHL.com, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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