Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray, who's battling Stage 4 colon cancer, told the Ottawa Sun on Sunday he will speak with owner Eugene Melnyk about his future when the time is right.
Murray's contract with the Senators calls for him to be a consultant next year, and he said he's leaning that way. But he told the Sun he still enjoys being at the rink every day, though he would like to have more time to spend with his family. He said he appreciates the help he gets from assistant GMs Pierre Dorion and Randy Lee, as well as his staff.
"Relatively early on I made that decision," Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli told reporters after Edmonton's practice Sunday. "He's going to play a lot of hockey, and it gives us a chance to see some of the other players in these two games.
"He wasn't very happy, but I said 'hey, you're going to play a lot of hockey for us.'"
McDavid, the No. 1 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, played the tournament opener, scoring a goal and contributing an assist in Edmonton's 8-2 victory against prospects from the Vancouver Canucks. He was a healthy scratch Saturday against the Calgary Flames.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. --Rich Peverley is excited to still be involved in the sport he loves.
Peverley, 33, who went into cardiac arrest on the Dallas Stars bench on March 10, 2014 and never returned to play, is serving as player development coordinator for the Stars this season.
He is with the organization at the Traverse City Prospects Tournament in Michigan learning as much as he can from general manager Jim Nill and director of amateur scouting Joe McDonnell.
"I'm just trying to listen and learn and get the most out of it," Peverley told NHL.com. "I spent some time last year in Cedar Park [with the Texas Stars in the American Hockey League] so I have that familiarity and that kind of gave me a little jump start.
SAN JOSE -- San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson and San Jose Barracuda General Manager Joe Will announced today that Evgeni Nabokov will serve as a goaltending development coach and special assignment scout.
In his new role with San Jose, Nabokov will work with all of the organization's goaltending prospects to assist in the further development of their skills and technique.
"'Nabby's career speaks for itself and he is one of the most beloved players to ever play for our franchise," said Wilson. He will be a tremendous asset to our young, developing goaltenders. I have great respect for him as a hockey person and as a man."
"We talked about it after the game [Friday]," Gerry Fleming, who coaches Bakersfield of the American Hockey League and the Oilers in the tournament, said following Edmonton's morning skate. "He's fine. He could play. We talked to management and they said we'll just sit him tonight and we'll re-evaluate after practice tomorrow."
Hanifin, the No. 5 pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, is not playing in the NHL Prospects Tournament in Traverse City, Mich., because of an injury sustained during USA Hockey's National Junior Evaluation Camp in August.
A second-round pick of the Detroit Red Wings back in 2002, Fleischmann split the 2014-15 campaign between the Florida Panthers and the Anaheim Ducks, amassing eight goals and 17 points in 66 regular season games. He also registered one assist in six playoff games with the Ducks this past season.
Sundin and Salming are the fourth and fifth players to have their statues added to the monument, joining forwards Ted Kennedy and Darryl Sittler, and goaltender Johnny Bower. Forwards Syl Apps and George Armstrong were announced in February as 2015 Legends Row inductees; their statues will be unveiled in November during Hockey Hall of Fame induction weekend.
Salming joined Toronto in 1973 and spent 16 of his 17 NHL seasons with the Maple Leafs, scoring 148 goals and finishing with 768 points in 1,099 games before ending his career with the Detroit Red Wings in 1989-90. His 620 assists are a Maple Leafs record, and he was a First or Second Team All-Star for six consecutive seasons, from 1974-75 through 1979-80.
Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced that Jay Pandolfo has transitioned to Director of Player Development and Jeremy Rogalski has transitioned to Hockey Operations Assistant.
Sweeney also announced that the club has hired Jamie Langenbrunner as a Development Coach, Dennis Bonvie as a Professional Scout, Alain Bissonnette as an Amateur Scout, Erkki Rajamaki as an Amateur Scout, Andrew Shaw as an Amateur Scout, Bob Wetick as an Amateur Scout, J.P. Buckley as Video Coordinator and Julie Nicoletti as a Sports Nutritionist.
Introducing the new official NHL App, available for iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets. A host of new features and improved functionality are available across all platforms, including a redesigned league-wide scoreboard, expanded news coverage, searchable video highlights, individual team experiences* and more. The new NHL App on your tablet also introduces new offerings such as 60fps video, Multitasking** and Picture-in-Picture.
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