Players on waivers today … Canes assign 12 … Notes on Connolly, Pronger, Zibanjad, Frattin, Iginla, Whitney and Perron
  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: On waivers today: Leighton (PHI); Plante (FLA); Danis (EDM); Rodney (ANA), Durno, Matsumoto, Roy, Sanguinetti, Peters, Samson, Brett Sutter (all CAR); Bourque, Collins, McNeill (all WSH).
  • George Richards via twitter: With Panthers goalie Tyler Plante on waivers and likely being sent to the AHL, Jacob Markstrom looks to be the backup for Jose Theodore to start the year.
  • Mike Morreale via twitter: The Hurricanes asign 12 to Charlotte of the AHL: Bowman, Boychuk, Durno, Matsumoto, Samson, B.Sutter, Terry, Krueger, Roy and Sanguinetti, Gs Murphy and Peters.
  • David Alter via twitter: Malpe Leafs Tim Connolly said he’s out for this weekend’s pre-season games, but hope to be ready for the opener.
  • Will DePaoli via twitter: The Penguins have until Tuesday to make a decision on 2011 1st round pick Joe Morrow. He’ll see some time on the top pairing with Kris Letang.
  • Rob Tychkowski via twitter: Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney said he won’t play in the teams final two pre-season games and is unsure about the opener.
  • Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Jamie Langenbrunner could find himself on the right wing with David Backes at center and Andy McDonald on the left side. David Perron passed his baseline test and is cleared for training but is not expected to practice with the team yet.