NHL News: Matthews, Thornton, Svozil, Vaccine Requirements and Olympic Insurance
Matthews has surgical treatment

Maple Leafs: After experiencing pain with his wrist throughout his on-ice training, and after consulting with professionals and medical personnel, it was figured out that Auston Matthews needed surgical treatment.

The surgical treatment was the other day and he’ll require 6 weeks of healing.

Panthers indication Thornton

Sportsnet: The Florida Panthers have actually signed forward Joe Thornton to a one-year handle a $750,000 cap hit.

Blue Jackets indication Svozil

Cap Friendly: The Columbus Blue Jackets have actually signed 2021 third-round choice Stanislav Svozil. He’ll bring a $870,000 cap hit and $925,000 AAV.

2021-22: $750,000 income, $92,500 finalizing bonus offer and $82,500 in efficiency benefits.
2022-23: $750,000 income, $92,500 finalizing bonus offer and $82,500 in efficiency benefits.
2023-24: $832,500 income and $92,500 finalizing bonus offer.

NHL memo on vaccination requirements

Elliotte Friedman: The NHL sent out a memo to groups upgrading vaccination requirements.

“Anyone whose task, function, position or gain access to involves or entitles them to have individual interactions (within 12 feet) with Club Hockey Operations workers (consisting of Gamers) are needed to be Totally Immunized.”

Elliotte Friedman: There are some restricted exceptions — such as valet parking attendants. NHL/NHLPA procedures for gamers are not yet finished.

Insurance Coverage and the Olympics

Larry Brooks: On insurance coverage if the NHL goes to the Olympics or for Olympic qualifiers.

“1. PA has actually signaled gamers that NHL will not spend for COVID insurance coverage at Olympics or Olympics qualifiers. League position is that gamers will not be spent for video games they miss out on since of COVID if contracted at Olympic occasions.

2. PA has actually provided IIHF with expense to insurance coverage however has actually been informed global federations will not pay. So at this moment, PA “highly encourages” gamers not to take part in Olympic certifying occasions. Talks are continuous.”

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