Quick Hits: Draft Lottery, Kostopoulos, Boychuk, Hamrlik, Visnovsky and Bennett

  • Dan Rosen via twitter: The NHL draft lottery will held on April 29th and the NHL draft will be held on June 30th in New Jersey.
  • Darren Dreger via twitter: The Predators have claimed Zach Boychuk off waivers from the Penguins. The Capitals put Roman Hamrlik on waivers.
  • Stephen Whyno via twitter: Hamrlik is in the last year of his contract. He has a $3.5 million salary cap hit. Bob McKenzie via twitter: Hamrlik lost his job with the Capitals as there are four left handed defenseman ahead of him on the depth chart: Alzner, Erskine, Poti and Schultz. Coach Adam Oates insists that lefties play the left side.
  • Arthur Staple via twitter: Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky has headed back to Slovakia to attend a family tragedy. He’s expected to be back by the weekend.
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