NHL News: Hurricanes, Avs, Preds, Devils, Sens, Sharks, Lightning and Knights

NHL News: Hurricanes, Avs, Preds, Devils, Sens, Sharks, Lightning and Knights

Taylor Hall and Cory Schneider had surgery
On the Carolina Hurricanes …

Carolina Hurricanes: The Hurricanes have named Rod Brind’Amour as their new head coach.

Carolina Hurricanes: The Hurricanes have named Don Waddell their president and general manager.

On the Colorado Avalanche …

Denver Posts Avs News: The Avs have signed forward Igor Shvyrev to a three-year entry-level contract.

On the Nashville Predators …

Robby Stanley: Coach Peter Laviolette doesn’t have much of an injury update on Mike Fisher: “We’ll sift through everything where our guys are at, and if we need to come out with something we will.”

Adam Vingan: If Fisher isn’t able to go tomorrow, would guess that Calle Jarnkrok would center their fourth line.

On the New Jersey Devils …

Binghamton Devils: The Devils have re-signed defenseman Brian Strait to a two-year, two-way contract.

Chris Johnson: The Devils put Yaroslav Dyblenko on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract.

New Jersey Devils: Forward Taylor Hall had surgery on his left hand to repair torn tendons. Hall originally suffered the injury in late December. He’ll be ready for training camp.

Goaltender Cory Schneider had surgery on his left hip to repair torn cartilage. He’s expected to be out for five months.

Forward Patrick Maroon had surgery to repair a herniated disc.

On the Ottawa Senators …

Murray Pam: Defenseman Ville Pokka has officially signed with Avangard Omsk of the KHL according to EP Transfers.

On the San Jose Sharks …

Curtis Pashelka: Goaltender Martin Jones said that earlier this season he was dealing with back and knee issues.

Curtis Pashelka of The Mercury News: Forward Joe Thornton said that he had fully torn ACL and MCL ligaments in his right knee. Thornton had the same thing in his left knee last year.

“They were the same. They were the exact same,” Thornton said of his surgeries. “They said it’s very, very strange that it happened, but luckily I have two strong knees now.”

On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Caley Chelios: Ondrej Palat, Ryan Callahan and Cedric Paquette were given maintenance days yesterday. Coach Jon Cooper said that Adam Erne is “getting closer” to returning.

On the Vegas Golden Knights …

SinBin.Vegas: Forward William Carrier is day-to-day but coach Gerard Gallant is hopeful that he’ll be able to go in Game 1 on Satruday.