Eastern Conference News: Sabres, Habs, Pens, Bruins, Caps, Sens, Wings and Hurricanes

Eastern Conference News: Sabres, Habs, Pens, Bruins, Caps, Sens, Wings and Hurricanes

David Backes and Patrice Bergeron are questionable for their season opener
On waivers …

Chris Johnston: Players put on waivers yesterday.

Brandon Pirri – Vegas Golden Knights
Chandler Stephenson – Washington Capitals
Joe Colborne – Colorado Avalanche
Eric Tangradi – Detroit Red Wings
Patrick Wiercioch – Vancouver Canucks

On the Buffalo Sabres …

Renaud Lavoie: Jack Eichel salary breakdown.

2018-19 $10 million
2019-20 $10 million
2020-21 $2.5 million + $7.5 million SB
2021-22 $10 million
2022-23 $2.5 million + $7.5 million
2023-24 $10 million
2024-25 $10 million
2025-26 $10 million

On the Montreal Canadiens …

Montreal Canadiens: The Canadiens acquire Nicolas Deslauriers from the Sabres for Zach Redmond.

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Tom Gulitti: Patric Hornqvist is not ready to start the season for the Penguins.

On the Boston Bruins …

Joe Haggerty: Patrice Bergeron has missed the past four days of practice and might be out tonight.

Fluto Shinzawa: Bergeron (lower-body) and David Backes (sick) are questionable for their season opener.

On the Washington Capitals …

Stephen Whyno: The Capitals sign forward Alex Chaisson to a one-year, $660,000 contract. He was in camp on a PTO.

On the Ottawa Senators …

Ian Mendes: Derick Brassard hasn’t been cleared by doctors yet. Brassard yesterday: “There’s a really good chance I’m going to play tomorrow.”

On the Detroit Red Wings …

Greg Krupa: Coach Jeff Blashill said they would decide today on if Niklas Kronwall  would play in their opener: “if he feels good, he’ll play.”

On the Carolina Hurricanes …

Cory Lavalette: Hurricanes GM Ron Francis said on the radio that if Martin Necas doesn’t stick with the team, he’d likely go back to the Czech league.