NHL News: Waivers, Josh Archibald, Quinn Hughes, Elias Pettersson and Jake Evans
Devils declared Geertsen

Elliotte Friedman: The New Jersey Devils declared Mason Geertsen off waivers from the New Jersey Devils.

On waivers

Puck Pedia: Players who were placed on waivers the other day.

Anaheim Ducks – Brogan Rafferty, Daniel O’Regan, Vinni Lettieri, Brendan Guhle, Kodie Curran and Trevor Carrick,

Boston Bruins – Zachary Senyshyn

Calgary Flames – Matthew Phillips, Andy Welinski, Kevin Gravel, and Nick Desimone.

Carolina Hurricanes – Joshua Jacobs and Jalen Chatfield.

Edmonton Oilers – Cooper Marody and Seth Griffith.

Montreal Canadiens – Michael McNiven, Laurent Dauphin, Jean-Sebastien Dea and Brandon Baddock.

Nashville Predators – Anthony Richard.

New Jersey Devils – Robbie Russo and Brian Flynn.

New York Rangers – Greg McKegg.

St. Louis Blues – Tommy Cross.

Tampa Bay Lightning – Darren Raddysh, Charles Hudon, Gabriel Dumont and Sean Day.

Washington Capitals – Axel Jonsson-Fjallby

Archibald out with myocarditis

Mark Spector: Edmonton Oilers forward Josh Archibald will be out forever. During the offseason, he got COVID and now has the heart disease myocarditis.

The Oilers will be putting him on the LTIR.

Gene Principe: Oilers coach Dave Tippett on Archibald: “Here’s where we are with Arch (Josh Archibald). He’s had a lot of tests. Back half of quarantine he wasn’t feeling right after skating. Tests showed he had Covid. He tested for the antibodies. He’s got myocarditis and is out indefinitely.”

Puck Pedia: WIth Archibald LTIR eligible, the Oilers can send a 23-man lineup to begin the season that has Oscar Klefbom on the LTIR and Alex Stalock and Archibald on the IR. They would be $4.1 million over the cap.

They might then move Stalock and Archibald on the LTIR and be qualified to be over the cap by $6.385 million.

Hughes and Pettersson agreement breakdown

Puck Pedia: Salary breakdown of Quinn Hughes six-year handle a $7.85 million wage cap hit.

2021-22: $4 million wage
2022-23: $6.5 million wage
2023-24: $8.6 million wage
2024-25: $9.5 million wage
2025-26: $10.25 million wage
2026-27: $8.25 million wage (does not have no-trade)

Puck Pedia: “Compensation is most affordable in Yr 1 (greatest escrow 18%).

Highest in Years 3-5 (most affordable escrow 6%).

Lower in Year 6 (possible lockout year), however does not have finalizing bonus offer that year as lockout security.”

Puck Pedia: Salary breakdown of Elias Pettersson’s three-year handle a $7.35 million wage cap hit.

2021-22: $3 million wage and a $1 million finalizing bonus offer
2022-23: $7.8 million wage
2023-24: $10.25 million wage

Rick Dhaliwal: Hughes and Pettersson’s representative Pat Brisson: “It sure been an interesting process trying to get things to conclusion But we do understand the complexities of getting these deals done at times. We are extremely happy with the end results for Quinn and Elias.”

The Canadiens extend Evans

Arpon Basu: The Montreal Canadiens have actually extended forward Jake Evans to a three-year agreement with a $1.7 million wage cap hit.


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