-How will the Penguins get under the salary cap?
-The Penguins will spent a portion of training camp at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. (PG+)
-Welcome to Pittsburgh Chuck Kobasew. (PG+)
-Tanner Glass (above) wants a third-line role.
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-With goaltender Martin Biron away from the team attending to a personal matter, the Rangers have brought former Penguins goaltender Johan Hedberg to training camp on a tryout basis.
-"I think this year I have a little chip on my shoulder. I'm a little pissed off and I want to get back to work." - Former Penguins defenseman Hal Gill on attending the Flyers' training camp on a tryout basis.
-Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen will miss the entire 2012-13 season as a result of a heel injury suffered last season. Pitkanen suffered a broken bone in his heel last season and suffered a setback during offseason rehabilitation. He was injured on this race for an iced puck:
-"I’m just going to play this year. I’m not going to comment on yes I will or no I won’t (come back). You’re not going to hear from me. I’m not going to tell anyone if I’m going to retire or not until I make the decision of coming back or not." - Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur on his future.
-"I remember that. It was my second game. The score was like, 17-2." - Devils forward and former Penguins captain Jaromir Jagr on scoring his first career goal against current Devils goaltending coach Chris Terreri Oct. 7, 1990. The score was actually 7-4.
-The goal in question:
-"It's like bringing in Wayne Gretzky. It's like bringing Mario Lemieux to our team." - Brodeur on signing Jagr.
-Who will emerge as the Flyers' No. 1 goaltender? Ray Emery or Steve Mason?
-The Flyers' contract agreement with unrestricted free agent forward Dan Cleary has hit a snag.
-The Islanders will bring defenseman Radek Martinek and forward Josh Johnson to training camp on a tryout basis.
“I want to come in and be myself. It’s a balance. I don’t want to be just a fly on the wall, I want to be part of it. But the biggest thing is just to play hard and compete and have fun.” - Former Penguins forward Jarome Iginla (right) on joining the Bruins.
-The Sabres re-signed restricted free agent Cody Hodgson to a six-year contract worth a to a of $25.5 million. Coming off an entry-level contract with a salary cap hit of $1,666,666, Hodgson's new contract will have a cap hit of $4.25 million. Hodgson, 23, appeared in 48 games last season and scored 34 points (15 goals, 19 assists).
-EN Says: After years of being lost in the shuffle with the Canucks, Hodgson finally got a chance to be a legit top-two center last season and came through with a fairly impressive rate of production for a dreadful team. That said, this is a huge investment into a player who is still more potential than results.
-“A lot of people have been happy to have me back. I feel the same way. I have a great connection with the city, and I’ve enjoyed my time here. I’m just looking forward to getting started and do it all over again.” - Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller on returning to Buffalo after heavy speculation he would be traded in the offseason.
-"He’s tall and I’m tall. Two octopuses back there is pretty good.” - Sabres defenseman Henrik Tallinder (6-foot-4) on playing with defensive partner Tyler Myers (6-foot-8).
-“It’s a big difference not having him around. It will take a day or two to get over him.” - Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson on starting training camp without long-time captain Daniel Alfredsson. A member of the Senators since 1995, Alfredsson joined the Red Wings this past offseason.
-The Panthers are kicking the tires on unrestricted free agent goaltenders Ilya Bryzgalov, Tim Thomas and Jose Theodore.
-Lightning forward and former Penguin Ryan Malone (right) is looking to rebound from an injury-filled 2012-13 season.
-Wild forward and former Penguin Mike Rupp is still recovering from offseason knee surgery.
-The Blackhawks will give forward Brandon Saad, a native of Gibsonia, a shot as the team's No. 2 center.
-"If it were somebody else, I might be a little bit more nervous to have somewhat of a friend coaching you. But with Patrick, it's about winning. And with Joe around too, it's great. It says a lot to the players, knowing that those two guys who were stars are dedicated to getting the team back to where it was when they were around." - Avalanche forward Alex Tanguay on having former teammates Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic serving as the team's head coach and vice president of hockey operations respectively.
-Canucks forward David Booth is still recovering from ankle surgery from five months ago.
-“I went to Seattle and saw some doctors there and got great care here in L.A. Everything looks normal, 100 percent, so it’s just peace of mind, I guess, and I went from there. I feel good. I feel healthy. I wish I would have had a little bit of an explanation.” - Kings forward Jarret Stoll (right) on his recovery from suffering seizures during the offseason.
-“The reason I left the NHL was personal stuff. I was 26 years old and by himself and I wanted a family and now I have a girl … but hockey-wise I always wanted to be in the NHL." - Oilers defenseman Denis Grebeshkov, a native of Russia, on returning to Edmonton after spending three seasons in the KHL.
-Who will replace Miikka Kiprusoff as the Flames' starting goaltender?
-The Sharks re-sign restricted free agent defenseman Nick Petrecki to a one-year two-way contract.
-San Jose returned forwards Christophe Lalancette (Drummondville - QMJHL) and Gabryel Boudreau (Baie-Comeau - QMJHL) to their junior teams.
-Former Rangers/Flyers/Canucks/Hurricanes forward Jan Hlavac and former Maple Leafs/Bruins/Hurricanes/Canadiens defenseman Tomas Kaberle have joined HC Kladno of the Czech Extraliga.
(Photos: Glass-Paul Bereswill/Getty Images; Iginla and Malone-Bruce Bennett/Getty Images; Stoll-Harry How/Getty Images)