NHL News: Pens, Sens, Lightning, Canes, Panthers, Wings, Wild, Blues, Stars, Avs...

NHL News: Pens, Sens, Lightning, Canes, Panthers, Wings, Wild, Blues, Stars, Avs and Ducks

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Mikko Koivu signs a two-year contract extension with the Minnesota Wild
On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Sam Werner: Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist skated by himself yesterday on their secondary rink.

On the Ottawa Senators …

Bruce Garrioch: Senators coach Guy Boucher said that they are preparing to start the season without Derick Brassard.

On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Joe Smith: Defenseman Anton Stralman skated by himself for the second straight day. They are hopeful that he’ll be able to join the main group in the next couple days.

On the Carolina Hurricanes …

Chip Alexander: Coach Bill Peters on if 2017 first round pick Martin Necas has a chance to make the team: “He’s got a chance to make the team, for sure.”

Michael Smith: The Hurricanes and Erik Cole will make some kind of announcement on Wednesday at 5:30.

On the Florida Panthers …

Matthew DeFranks: Panthers GM Dale Tallon on the perception of the Jason DemersJamie McGinn trade was a salary dump: “It was a hockey trade. It was a need for us. Bottom line.”

On the Detroit Red Wings …

Ansar Khan: Coach Jeff Blashill expects that defenseman Niklas Kronwall will get into a preseason game or two.

On the Minnesota Wild …

Michael Russo: The Wild sign forward Mikko Koivu to a two-year, $11 million contract extension.

Dane Mizutani: Zach Parise missed his fourth straight day of training camp yesterday.

On the St. Louis Blues …

Lou Korac: Defenseman Jay Bouwmeester will be seeing a doctor today about his lower-body injury.

On the Dallas Stars …

Mark Stepneski: Stars GM Jim Nill said that 2017 first round pick Miro Heiskanen will stay in Finland and won’t be attending training camp.

On the Colorado Avalanche …

Mike Chambers: Forward Tyson Jost was given another maintenance day yesterday as he deals with a groin injury. still hasn’t seen Nikita Zadorov at camp.

On the Anaheim Ducks …

Eric Stephens: Coach Randy Carlyle said that Nic Kerdiles is dealing with a groin issue.