Guentzel could return for the Penguins if the season continues
“I would expect that, knowing Jake Guentzel, he’s going to be ready… The reports that I’ve had, there haven’t been any setbacks at this point.”
Hurricanes could get two defensemen back
“That would be a positive,” Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour said Wednesday. “If you get those guys back in the lineup, suddenly now the team looks a lot different with a Dougie Hamilton and Sami Vatanen in your lineup. Suddenly that corps looks pretty impressive. That would be interesting to see if that happens.”
Defenseman Brett Pesce is unlikely to be back as he’s likely out until October.
Canadiens, Sabres and Predators sign players yesterday
Olofsson would have a $750,000 salary in the NHL and $250,000 in the AHL, with $350,000 guaranteed.
Olofsson got into three games with the Canadiens last season and 59 with the Laval Rocket of the AHL.
“We are very pleased with Mattias’ growth both at Western Michigan and on the international stage. He possesses a unique combination of size, speed and skill, and we look forward to working with him on his next steps as a pro.”
Nashville Predators: The Nashville Predators have signed forward Tommy Novak to a two-year, entry-level contract.
“Tommy is a person who has earned everything that he’s been given,” Admirals GM and Predators Director of Player Development Scott Nichol said. “We’ve wanted him in our system for a long time – he signed an AHL deal with Milwaukee for this season and has had a fantastic year. We love his skillset, his hockey sense, how he makes plays and how he sees the ice so well. We’re excited to have him with us for the next couple of seasons and are looking forward to seeing him continue to grow and develop as a player.”