NHL News: COVID Protocol, Kane, Penguins, Canadiens, Koivu and Marchand
In and out of COVID procedure

New York Rangers: Forward Greg McKegg remains in COVID procedure and is not skating.

Carolina Hurricanes: Defensemen Brett Pesce and Anthony DeAngelo have actually gotten in COVID procedure. Both are quarantining in Raleigh.

David Schoen: Vegas Golden Knights forward Michael Amadio runs out COVID procedure and was on the ice the other day.

Kane to talk with the media today

Evander Kane: San Jose Sharks forward, Evander Kane, who is with their AHL group, will talk to the media today after their practice.

The Penguins sale

Pierre LeBrun: Believe that Fenway Sports Group is purchasing the Pittsburgh Penguins for around $900 million.

Pittsburgh Penguins: Statement on the sale.

“The Pittsburgh Penguins and Fenway Sports Group (FSG), an international sports, marketing, media, home entertainment, and realty business, today revealed that FSG has actually participated in an arrangement to obtain managing interest in the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey group. The offer, which undergoes approval by the National Hockey League (NHL) Board of Governors, is anticipated to close prior to completion of the year.

As part of the deal, Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle will stay part of the ownership group and will be carefully lined up with FSG. Lemieux, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, will continue his function assisting hockey operations for the company. In addition, connection of management will be preserved amongst the club’s senior management group of CEO David Morehouse, COO Kevin Acklin, President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke, General Manager Ron Hextall, and Head Coach Mike Sullivan.”

Pens Inside Scoop: Mario Lemieux on the sale of the Penguins: “As the Penguins go into a brand-new chapter, I will continue to be as active and engaged with the group as I constantly have actually been, and eagerly anticipate continuing to construct on our success with our inbound partners at FSG.

“They have an organizational philosophy that mirrors the approach that worked so well for Ron and me over the past 22 years.”

Gorton gets a long-lasting offer from the Canadiens

Pierre LeBrun: Montreal Canadiens owner Geoff Molson stated that they signed Jeff Gorton to a long-lasting offer.

  • Nick Cotsonika:  “To understand the importance of a bilingual GM in Montreal, listen to Molson’s press conference as an Anglophone. It’s frustrating not to understand most of what is being said. Imagine being a Francophone fan of the Canadiens and not being able to understand the GM (or coach).”
  • Nick Cotsonika: Hiring Gorton, who is not multilingual, and combining him with a multilingual GM looks like a compromise. The GM will have last word and be the general public face of hockey ops, however will be supported by Gorton.
Koivu getting his jersey retired

Dane Mizutani: The Minnesota Wild will be retiring Mikko Koivu‘s No. 9 jersey on March 9th. He’ll be the very first Wild gamer to have his number retired.

Marchand suspended

NHL Player Safety: Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has actually been suspended for 3 video games multitude footing Vancouver Canucks defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson.

Chris Johnston: Marchand will be surrendering $91.875 for a three-game suspension.

West Ham in the hunt to sign a tested striker in January

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