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Empty Netter Assists - 06-16-14

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Penguins

-“If I’m not comfortable [with a coach] by July 1, I’m not going to hire someone just to hire someone.” - Jim Rutherford (right).

-Rutherford wants to draft a forward with his first round pick.

-Former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins/Wheeling Nailers forward Kurtis McLean has joined Jokerit of Russia's KHL.

-Happy 68th birthday to former Penguins forward Derek Sanderson. A star with the Bruins during their Stanley Cup days in the early 1970s, Sanderson capped off his 13-year NHL career by signing with the Penguins late in the the 1977-78 season and and appearing in 13 games while scoring four points. "Turk" retired in the 1978 offseason.

Central Division

-The Avalanche has elected to take pending restricted free agent forward Ryan O'Reilly to salary arbitration.

-The Jets have elected to take pending restricted free agent forward Michael Frolik to salary arbitration.

Adams Division

-Former Red Wings defenseman Adam Alvqvist has joined Severstal Cherepovets of Russia's KHL.

-Former Wild/Canadiens/Oilers/Avalanche defenseman Shawn Belle has joined Medvescak Zagreb of Russia's KHL.

(Photo: Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette)

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