Player Notes

  • Patrik Laine will have 'opportunity to excel'
    Patrik Laine will have every opportunity to make the Jets roster, according to head coach Paul Maurice.

    Advice: "He's certainly going to be given the opportunity to excel right out of the gate," Maurice said. "I had another No. 2 overall pick when I was coach in Carolina in Eric Staal. In training camp and over the first half of the year, you could see the things Eric wanted to do and you knew, because of who he was, that he would be able to do it. It was just a matter of time." The Jets selected Laine with the second overall pick in the 2016 draft. Assuming he sticks with Winnipeg, he should be in contention for the Calder Trophy. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:14 pm
  • Chris Higgins signs PTO with Flames
    Chris Higgins has signed a PTO with the Calgary Flames.

    Advice: The 33-year-old dealt with injuries and a demotion to the minors while with the Canucks last season. Higgins scored three goals and an assist in 33 NHL games and nine goals and 13 points in 22 AHL games. Even if he does crack Calgary's roster after training camp, he won't have any fantasy value. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:44 am
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  • Capitals still negotiating with Dmitry Orlov
    Caps head coach Barry Trotz says the team and Dmitry Orlov are still working on a new contract.

    Advice: Orlov remains a restricted free agent as the two sides continue working on a deal. It sounds like the Caps are confident a deal will get done. Trotz added that he envisions playing Orlov on a pairing with John Carlson or Matt Niskanen, which would likely mean that he'll see more ice time. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:26 am
  • David Krejci still unsure if he'll play in WC
    David Krejci still doesn't know if he'll be able to play in next month's World Cup of Hockey.

    Advice: Krejci underwent hip surgery in May. His initial recovery time was projected to be around five months, which should have ruled him out of the tournament, but that hasn't been made official yet. "I'm looking at it as I want to be 100 percent," he said. "If I'm 100 percent, then obviously I want to play. You don't want to be sitting on the sidelines when you're 100 percent and you know you could be there. This is a pretty big tournament and I would love to be a part of it. But at the same time, if I'm not 100 percent then I'm not going to feel bad. I just want to get 100 percent and play my best hockey." We should find out more in the next few days. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:17 am
  • Mark Giordano anxious about Gaudreau contract
    Mark Giordano admitted he's a little anxious about Johnny Gaudreau's contract situation.

    Advice: Giordano is referring to the fact that the Flames still haven't signed Gaudreau to a contract extension. "At the end of the day there’s always a little bit of anxiety," said Giordano. "We know what he is and what he means to our team and what kind of guy he is, and being optimistic as a teammate you hope it will work out. I know, as a friend of Johnny’s, I’m confident he’ll be done. There’s still time. I talk to him all the time through texts. He’s in a good mindset back home. Obviously as camp gets closer and closer the ball will get rolling even more." Rotoworld.com Today, 7:11 am

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