NHL News: Panthers, Pens, Jackets, Hurricanes, Sens, Bruins, Stars, Preds, Blackhawks, Wild

NHL News: Panthers, Pens, Jackets, Hurricanes, Sens, Bruins, Stars, Preds, Blackhawks, Wild

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The Florida Panthers sign Michael Matheson to an eight-year contract extension
On the Florida Panthers …

Bob McKenzie: The Florida Panthers signed Michael Matheson to an eight-year contract extension with a salary cap hit of $4.875 million.

Cap Friendly: Matheson has an eight-team no-trade list for the last five years of the deal.

Cap Friendly: Salary breakdown.

2018-19: 500K sb 3M base
2019-20: 3.5M
2020-21: 3.5M
*2021-22: 5M
*2022-23: 4M
*2023-24: 2.5M sb 4M base
*2024-25: 2.5M sb 4M base
*2025-26: 2M sb 4.5M base

*M-NTC

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Jason Mackey: Defenseman Ian Cole will be out indefinitely. He lost some teeth after being hit with the puck.

Pens Inside Scoop: Coach Mike Sullivan on Patric Hornqvist: “The next step is to get him into practices and then full contact and then decide when to get him in the lineup.”

On the Columbus Blue Jackets …

Mark Scheig: Blue Jackets Josh Anderson will have his fitness testing this morning.

On the Carolina Hurricanes …

Cory Lavalette: Coach Bill Peters said that a lot of players were cramping up. He thought Scott Darling was getting an IV.

On the Ottawa Senators …

Bruce Garrioch: Defenseman Erik Karlsson isn’t sure if he’ll travel with the team to Vancouver or meet up with the team when he’s ready.

Bruce Garrioch: Karlsson hasn’t been cleared to play as “There’s still small issues.”

Murray Pam: Defenseman Johnny Oduya is day-to-day, and the Senators will consider bringing an extra defenseman or two out West.

Brent Wallace: Coach Guy Boucher kept Ben Harpur over Thomas Chabot and other “because we needed some NHL experience.”

On the Boston Bruins …

Joe Haggerty: Defenseman Torey Krug fully participated in practice yesterday without a no-contact jersey.

Joe Haggerty: Forward Noel Acciari will be out for six weeks with a fractured left index finger.

On the Dallas Stars …

Mark Stepneski: There is no update on Martin Hanzal. They will reevaluate Hanzal when they get back to Dallas.

On the Nashville Predators …

Nashville Preds PR: Forward Kevin Fiala missed last night’s game with an upper-body and is listed a day-to-day.

On the Chicago Blackhawks …

Brian Hedger: Forward Tanner Kero skated yesterday morning but wasn’t ready to play last night. Tommy Wingels took his spot in the lineup.

On the Minnesota Wild …

Michael Russo: Coach Bruce Boudreau said that Zach Parise is skating well and they hope he will be ready for their home opener next Saturday.