Quick Hits: Injuries, Sabres, Maple Leafs, Blue Jackets and Blackhawks

Quick Hits: Injuries, Sabres, Maple Leafs, Blue Jackets and Blackhawks

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Boston Bruins Chris Wagner may have broken his wrist.
Injury updates

Fluto Shinzawa: Boston Bruins forward Chris Wagner had a sling on after the game.

Jimmy Murphy: Heard that Wagner likely has a broken wrist. Coach Bruce Cassidy said that the injury was not good at all after the game.

Conor Ryan: Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller is with the team but is not skating.

Michael Smith: Carolina Hurricanes Jordan Martinook wasn’t able to go last night.

Adrian Dater: Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson had surgery this week on his right shoulder. Johnson had been playing injured during the playoffs.

Sabres to hire Krueger

Bob McKenzie: Ralph Krueger will be named the Buffalo Sabres next head coach.

Lance Lysowski: Sabres assistant coach Steve Smith will likely remain with the team after the hiring of Krueger. Smith was with Krueger in Edmonton for three years.

Mike Harrington: “A few weeks ago, Ralph Krueger told any NHL return almost certainly would NOT be as a coach. Seems relationship to Botterill family — added to the connection with the Pegula checkbook — changed Krueger’s thinking. Interesting out-of-box hire. Not a simple retread”

Shanahan gets an extension

Kristen Shilton: The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed President and Alternate Governor Brendan Shanahan to a six-year contract extension.

“I’ve had no desire to leave what we’ve started here”

Blue Jackets sign Bemstrom

Aaron Portzline: The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Emil Bemstrom to a three-year, entry-level deal. He led the Swedish league in goals with 23 and was 14th in points with 35. Bemstrom will challenge for a roster spot.

Two Blackhawks prospects sign AHL deals

Scott Powers: Chicago Blackhawks prospects Liam Coughlin and Jack Ramsey signed one-year AHL contracts.

CapFriendly: “Coughlin & Ramsey were set to become FA on Aug 15. By signing 1 year minor deals with their AHL affiliate, the indirectly hold onto their signing rights and ability to offer them an NHL contract for one more year, as well as save two spots under the 50 contract limit.”