Empty Netter Assists - 06-30-13

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-Kris Letang. Still a Penguin. Still unsigned past 2014.

-Could this be the deepest draft since 2003?

-“That’s a great challenge. That will be part of our message and part of our approach.” - Dan Bylsma on being named as the United States' Olympic coach.

-The United States' Olympic Men’s National Team Orientation Camp will be held at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, Va., Aug. 25-29.

--Happy 30th birthday to former Penguins forward Karl Stewart. Claimed off waivers from the Ducks prior to the 2006-07 season, Stewart appeared in three games for the Penguins and failed to score a point before being claimed off waiver by the Blackhawks less than a month into the season. He spent last season with the Straubing Tigers of Germany's DEL.

Atlantic Division

-The Devils extended qualifying offers to restricted free agent forwards Adam Henrique, Harri Pesonen, Mike Sislo and Jacob Josefson.

-The Rangers are expected to extend qualifying offers to restricted free agent forwards Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin,  Mats Zuccarello and defenseman Ryan McDonagh. Defenseman Mike Sauer is not expected to receive an offer.

Northeast Division

-Unrestricted free agent forward Nathan Horton (right) will not re-sign with the Bruins and will test the free agent market.

-The Bruins extended qualifying offers to restricted free agent goaltender Tuukka Rask and forward Jordan Caron.

-The Canadiens will not re-sign former Penguins forward Colby Armstrong.

Southeast Division

-Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom suffered a cut above his eye after being robbed at an ATM in Ornskoldsvik, Sweden. Three suspects were arrested in connection to the crime.

-Former Lightning captain/forward Vincent Lecavalier has met with several teams following his buyout.

Central Division

-The Red Wings re-signed unrestricted free agent forward Drew Miller (right) to a three-year contract worth a total of $4.05 million. Coming off a contract with a salary cap hit of $837,500, Miller's new deal will have a cap hit of $1.35 million. In 44 games last season, Miller, 29, had eight points (four goals, four assists).

-EN Says: Miller has found a home with the Red Wings as a defensive forward who kills penalties. He has a little offensive touch and is a solid skater. This is a fair contract.

Northwest Division

-Forward Pierre-Marc Bouchard will not re-sign with the Wild.

-Could the Canucks moved goaltender Corey Schneider instead of Roberto Luongo?

Pacific Division

-It's been an interesting 20 years since the Ducks were born.

Smythe Division

-Blackhawks forward Brandon Saad, a native of Gibsonia was named to the NHL's All-Rookie Team as voted on by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. He is joiend by Blues goaltender Jake Allen Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin, Canadiens forward Brenden Gallagher, Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau and Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz.

(Photos: Horton-Claus Andersen/Getty Images; Miller-Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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