Quick Hits: Matt Grzelcyk, Taylor Hall, Peyton Krebs, and Player Signings

Quick Hits: Matt Grzelcyk, Taylor Hall, Peyton Krebs, and Player Signings

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Taylor Hall hopes to start skating soon.
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Grzelcyk still awaiting clearance

Fluto Shinzawa: Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said that defenseman Matt Grzelcyk still hasn’t been cleared to play for Game 7.

Hall hopeful to start skating soon

New Jersey Devils: Forward Taylor Hall said that it’s been about three months since his surgery, had an MRI that resulted in some good news and is hopeful to start skating soon.

Juolevi starts to skate

Irfaan Gaffar: Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning said that Olli Juolevi has been cleared to begin skating. He skated yesterday for the first time since his injury.

Krebs Achilles injury shouldn’t hurt draft stock

Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: Soon to be 2019 NHL draft pick, Peyton Krebs, had surgery on Friday to repair a partially severed Achilles tendon. A skate blade cut through a ‘cut-proof sock.’

Healing time can be two-three weeks or up to six, therapy and strength work, and then normal activity in four to six months. He was likely two years away from being NHL ready.

The Vancouver Canucks pick at No. 10 and have already started looking for more medical information. GM Jim Benning doesn’t think it will affect his draft slot. The Canucks will interview Krebs again before the draft.

Player signings

Ken Warren: The Ottawa Senators have signed defenseman Nick Ebert to a one-year, two-way deal. He’ll get $700,000 in the NHL and $300,000 in the minors.

Ken Warren: When Ebert was in Windsor (OHL) in 2010-11, Senators head coach D.J. Smith was an assistant coach with Windsor.

Chris Kuc: The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Liam O’Brien to a one-year, two-way contract.

New Jersey Devils: The Devils have signed Jesper Boqvist to a three-year, entry-level deal.

LA Kings: The Kings have signed 2018 sixth-round pick Johan Sodergran to a three-year entry-level deal. The 6′ 3″ 205 forward recorded 13 points in 42 games with Linkoping HC of the SHL. Sodergran could be attending their Development Camp at the end of the month.