Player Notes

  • Stepan set to fill Coyotes' top-center role
    Derek Stepan is expected to be Arizona's top-line center in 2017-18.

    Advice: "He's just a solid, 200-foot centerman that can make plays, wins faceoffs, can play in all situations (against) top competition," GM John Chayka said. "He just checks all the boxes for a top-line center for us." Stepan has surpassed the 50-point plateau in each of the last four seasons. He is looking forward to serving as a leader on the Coyotes and playing alongside some of the team's young talent. Rotoworld.com 20 minutes ago
  • N. Hjalmarsson slated to skate on top pair
    Niklas Hjalmarsson is projected to play with Oliver Ekman-Larsson on Arizona's top defense pairing.

    Advice: They were together at the World Cup of Hockey for Team Sweden and Ekman-Larsson is looking forward to playing with Hjalmarsson again. "He knows what it takes to win, and I think that's what we're missing right now," said OEL. Hjalmarsson doesn't do much on his own fantasy-wise, but his presence on the back end could free up Ekman-Larsson to do some additional damage offensively. Rotoworld.com 26 minutes ago
  • Columbus excited by Panarin's dynamic skill
    Columbus is thrilled to have Artemi Panarin on the roster.

    Advice: "Panarin has that dynamic one-on-one ability that we're looking for," Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen said, "somebody who can create an odd-man situation by beating a guy and creating space with his quickness, a guy who can make something out of nothing." Panarin is projected to soak up playing time on the power play and he is slated to play on a line with Alexander Wennberg. Rotoworld.com 51 minutes ago
  • Flyers GM feels Lehtera gives HC more options
    Flyers GM Ron Hextall likes Jori Lehtera's versatility.

    Advice: Lehtera can play center or the wing and he can kill penalties. He was acquired from the Blues on Friday night in a deal that sent Brayden Schenn to St. Louis. Lehtera registered just seven goals and 22 points in 64 games last season. His production has dropped each year since he had 14 goals and 44 points in 75 contests in 2014-15. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:55 am
  • Brandon Saad excited to be back with Toews
    Brandon Saad says he's excited to be reunited with Jonathan Toews.

    Advice: Saad was acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets as part of a trade that saw Artemi Panarin head the other way. Toews and Saad did some damage together during Saad's first tenure in Chicago, so they're hoping they'll be able to leave right where they left off. "(Toews) is someone I talked to shortly after it happened. He’s a guy I’ve always kept in touch with, great friend," Saad said. "To be reunited, getting that chance to play with him again, he’s an incredible player and his resume speaks for itself. I look forward to trying to rekindle that." Rotoworld.com Today, 6:35 am

NHL Roster Changes

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Jun 24
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Jun 23
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Jun 22
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Jun 22
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Jun 21
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Jun 21
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Jun 21
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Jun 20
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Jun 19
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Jun 19
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Injury Reports

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Nick Bonino Pit - CFootOJun 2, 2017
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