-The Penguins assigned defenseman Olli Maatta (above) to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and recalled center Oskar Sundqvist from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
-The transaction was made for the benefit of the salary cap. Here's an explanation of the details.
-Right winger Pascal Dupuis' "lower-body" injury will keep him sidelined four to five weeks.
-Defenseman Tim Erixon cleared waivers.
-The Penguins have little objection to the record suspension the NHL levied against Sharks forward Raffi Torres Monday.
-Center Sidney Crosby officially signed on as a spokesperson for Adidas.
-Head coach Mike Johnston speaks:
-What can Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins goaltender Matt Murray do for an encore after a record-setting rookie season?
-Former Penguins forward Konstantin Koltsov has joined Dinamo Minsk in Russia's KHL.
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-The Devils returned Pavel Zacha (Sarnia - OHL) to his junior team. He was the team's first-round pick in this year's draft. Additionally, defenseman Seth Helgeson was assigned to Albany of the AHL while forward Patrik Elias (knee) was placed on non-roster injured reserve.
-The Devils announced they will retire the No. 30 of former goaltender Martin Brodeur and build a statue of him outside the Prudential Center.
-EN Says: No word yet of how many Islanders defensemen it will include.
-The Devils acquired minor league forward Brian O'Neill from the Kings in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2017.
-Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald cleared waivers and was assigned to Lehigh Valley of the AHL.
-The Islanders claimed goaltender Jean-Francois Berube off waivers from the Kings.
-The Islanders assigned defenseman Kyle Burroughs, forward Louis Leblanc and goaltender Stephon Williams to Bridgeport of the AHL.
-“I’ve never been a troublemaker, but I like to provoke. Everyone has a choice to live their way. … No one asked me if I wanted to be born, so no one should tell me how I should live. We’re all going to die someday, so I want to live this my way. I want to be good, though, not bother anybody.” - Panthers forward and former Penguins captain Jaromir Jagr (right).
-Panthers forward Garrett Wilson cleared waivers and was assigned to Portland of the AHL.
-The Maple Leafs claimed defenseman Frank Corrado off waivers from the Canucks, placed forward Richard Panik on waivers and assigned former Penguins defenseman Scott Harrington to Toronto of the AHL.
-The Canadiens claimed forward Paul Byron off waivers from the Flames and assigned forward Jacob De La Rose to St. John's of the AHL.
-Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma has brought back "mustache boy" for his shootout practices.
-The Lightning assigned forwards Mike Angelidis, Jonathan Marchessault, defenseman Luke Witkowski and goaltender Kristers Gudlevkis to Syracuse of the AHL.
-The Stars named former Penguins defenseman Alex Goligoski (right) as an alternate captain.
-How will the Stars split the workload between goaltenders Kari Lehtonen and Antti Niemi?
-The Blackhawks recalled defenseman Ville Pokka from Rockford of the AHL, assigned defenseman Viktor Svedberg to Rockford and placed former Penguins defenseman Michal Rozsival (ankle) on injured reserve.
-Rozsival will begin the season on long-term injured reserve.
-The Avalanche signed forward Jack Skille to a one-year, two-way contract. He had been in training camp on a tryout basis.
-The Wild placed forward Justin Fontaine ("upper body") on injured reserve, assigned defenseman Mike Reilly to Iowa of the AHL, placed forward Jordan Schroeder on waivers and designated forward Grayson Dowling (undisclosed) as an injured non-roster player.
-The Jets signed forward Thomas Raffl to a one-year, two-way contract. He had been in training camp on a tryout basis.
-The Jets assigned defenseman Jay Harrison to Manitoba of the AHL.
-“Last year, I just looked at the roster in Pittsburgh and told myself, ‘What can I do that the other guys are not doing?’ So I started to hit. I wasn’t a big, physical guy but three years ago in the minors, I started to hit a lot. I fought five times in the first 10 games. So I moved one defenseman out of the way and I started to get my ice time little by little. I started the year with 10 minutes night last year and I kept going up and up.” - Ducks defenseman and former Penguin Simon Despres (right) on his physical game.
-The Canucks plan on playing former Penguins center Brandon Sutter on a wing with forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin.
-Kings forward Anze Kopitar is still looking for a new contract extension.
-The Kings assigned defensemen Vincent LoVerde and Jamie McBain to Ontario of the AHL.
-"We were definitely disappointed in the ruling, but that's what we have to deal with now." -Sharks captain/forward Joe Pavelski on Torres' 41-game suspension.
-The Flames named forward Sean Monahan as an alternate captain.
-Flames forward Mason Raymond cleared waivers.
-Former Sharks/Wild/Jets/Flames forward Devin Setoguchi has joined HC Davos in Switzerland's NLA.
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