Waite played 58 games with the Blackhawks over parts of eight seasons from 1988-1997. The Sherbrooke, Quebec, native was selected by the Blackhawks in the first round (No. 8) of the 1987 NHL, Draft and played 106 games with the Blackhawks, San Jose Sharks and Phoenix Coyotes from 1988-1999.
The Tampa Bay Lightning named former general manager Jay Feaster to the position of executive director of community hockey development, the team announced Monday.
Ottawa Senators general manager and executive vice president Bryan Murray was recently diagnosed with cancer, the team announced Monday. The Senators did not release details on the type of cancer Murray has. They issued the following statement:
"Mr. Murray is undergoing further testing and will begin treatment immediately for this condition as prescribed by the team's doctors in collaboration with specialists. Mr. Murray's treatment schedule may require him to be away from the Senators' office periodically. During his periodic absence, assistant general managers Pierre Dorion and Randy Lee will be responsible for managing the Ottawa Senators hockey operations department.
"On behalf of the entire Senators family, the team is asking that the thoughts, prayers and support of the entire hockey community are with Bryan and his family.
The Edmonton Oilers on Monday agreed to terms with defenseman Jeff Petry on a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed, but "Hockey Night in Canada's" Elliotte Friedman reports Petry will make about $3.1 million.
Byron (5-foot-7, 175 pounds) had career-highs with seven goals and 21 points in 47 games with the Flames last season. The 25-year-old has 11 goals and 29 points in 81 NHL games with the Flames and Buffalo Sabres, who took him in the sixth round (No. 179) in the 2007 NHL Draft and traded him to Calgary in June 2011.
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