Western Conference News: Wild, Avs, Stars, Knights and Coyotes

Western Conference News: Wild, Avs, Stars, Knights and Coyotes

The Minnesota Wild signed Marcus Foligno to a four year contract
On the Minnesota Wild …

Michael Russo: The Wild and Marcus Foligno agreed on a four-year contract worth $11.5 million – $2.875 million per season.

On the Colorado Avalanche …

Mike Chambers: Matt Duchene after he reported to camp yesterday:¬†“I’m here to honor my contract, I’m here for the respect of the fans, and I’m here for my teammates …”

Dan Rosen: “Good. Smart. A holdout while waiting for a trade wouldn’t benefit anybody. Get in there, play, perform, and let the business side play out.”

Mike Chambers: RFA defenseman Nikita Zadorov didn’t report to training camp.

On the Dallas Stars …

Mike Heika: Stars center Martin Hanzal will miss the start of training camp with an ankle injury. They are being cautious with him.

Mark Stepneski: Coach Ken Hitchcock said that they would wait two or three days before deciding if 2017 first round pick Miro Heiskanen will attend training camp or not.

Mike Heika: Chris Martenet will be out two months with mono.

On the Vegas Golden Knights …

Nick Cotsonika: Mikhail Grabovski is in Vegas and is hoping he’ll be able to play at some point. He’ll be taking his physical.

Danny Webster: GM George McPhee said that James Neal‘s recovery from his hand injury is taking longer than they expected.

Adam Vingan: Neal broke his hand during the first game of the Western Conference final.

On the Arizona Coyotes …

Craig Morgan: Defenseman Jakob Chychrun was the only Coyotes player who didn’t pass their physical yesterday. Brad Richardson, who broke his right tibia and fibula last season, passed his physical.

Craig Morgan: The Coyotes didn’t give an update on Chychrun’s status. GM John Chayka said that Chychrun will still be awhile before he’s able to start skating.

Craig Morgan: There has been no change in Dave Boland’s status. He continues to rehab.