Hunwick not able to play this season
Buffalo Sabres: GM Jason Botterill on defenseman Matt Hunwick: “After further medical evaluation this offseason, we unfortunately do not expect that Matt will be physically able to play this upcoming season due to a neck condition.”
Krebs doesn’t have a timetable
The Sin Bin: Vegas Golden Knights 2019 first round pick Peyton Krebs to the Winnipeg Free Press: “Still day-by-day and week-by-week. With the Achilles, compared to a broken bone, you don’t really have a set timeline. Obviously, there are going to be up-and-downs but as I move forward, there’ll be maybe a couple of setbacks but I’ll punch forward.”
The NHL plans on decline their option to re-open the CBA. The NHLPA?
Pierre LeBrun: The NHLPA executive board and others will be meeting next Wednesday for a CBA update discussion.
The players have until September 15th to decide whether they are going to opt-out of the CBA for 2020. The NHL has until Sunday to opt-out.
Pierre LeBrun: Both the NHL and NHLPA have spoken numerous times this offseason.
Darren Dreger: The NHL is expected to announce in the next day or two that they are planning on declining their option to re-open the CBA.