NHL News: Islanders, Olympics, Waivers, Panthers, Fines, Oilers and Clifford
The Islanders have actually attempted to have their video games held off

David Pagnotta: Sources were stating on Wednesday that the New York Islanders had actually asked for to have their video games held off, consisting of Wednesday’s video game versus the Rangers. They wish to survive their COVID problem.

Had likewise heard there had actually been some issues from groups that are set up to play the Islanders.

On if the NHL doesn’t go to the Olympics

Pierre LeBrun: “In the occasion the NHL-NHLPA take out of the Olympics, what about the remainder of the NHL sked with 3 weeks off?

My sense is, it wouldn’t be an overall re-jig, maybe offer the gamers a week off and utilize rest to lighten some hard sked circumstances for some groups… Just a possibility.

Again, strategy stays to go to the Olympics currently. Jan. 10 opt-out due date for NHL-NHLPA. But if for whatever factor they take out, there’s a space in the sked to utilize to some degree however gamers would still get a break.”

Claimed off waivers

Elliotte Friedman: The New Jersey Devils have actually declared forward Nathan Bastian off waivers from the Seattle Kraken.

Panthers extend Lomberg

Cap Friendly: The Florida Panthers have actually signed Ryan Lomberg to a two-year, one-way agreement extension with an $800,000 wage cap hit.

2022-23: $775,000
2023-24: $825,000

Let there be fines

NHL Player Safety: Ottawa Senators defenseman Nikita Zaitsev has actually been fined $5,000 for cross-checking San Jose Sharks forward Timo Meier.

NHL Player Safety: Columbus Blue Jackets forward Max Domi has actually been fined $5,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct for an event versus the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night.

NHL Player Safety: Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey has actually been fined $5,000 for slashing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Alexandre Texier.

Mike McIntire: Jets coach Paul Maurice on the Morrissey and Domi fines: “Expensive night. Just a little bit of silliness. I didn’t find it to be that kind of game. Tomorrow there will be a whole lot more action.”

Racking up the points

Edmonton Oilers: Oilers gamers who have actually taped 40 or more points in the group’s very first 19 video games of the season.

Wayne Gretzky and Leon Draisaitl.

On the Maple Leafs getting of Clifford recently

David Alter: Toronto Maple Leafs forward Kyle Clifford stated he found out about the trade to Toronto from St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong, and after that from Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas.

“There’s a story behind it but I will share it another day. Just happy to hear Dubie’s voice and happy to be back in the Leafs logo.”



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