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Bulletin Board: Waiving Of Avery Could Wreak Havoc On The Stars' Salary Cap Situation



Dallas may have to get creative financially because of the Rangers decision to waive Sean Avery


Dallas may have to get creative financially because of the Rangers decision to waive Sean Avery

The Bulletin Board keeps you abreast of the latest news around the NHL Monday-Friday.

- The Rangers’ decision to waive Sean Avery could cause major problems for the Dallas Stars.  Dallas was on the hook for half of Avery’s salary since the Blueshirts claimed him on re-entry waivers, but with Avery likely to play in Europe or the AHL, his contract won’t count towards the NHL salary cap and the Stars may be dangerously close to the salary cap floor.  Dallas may have to keep a player with a bigger salary in the lineup just to accommodate the cap.

- The Philadelphia Flyers demoted prized prospect Brayden Schenn, acquired from the Los Angeles Kings in the Mike Richards deal, to the AHL.  This was a smart more for the Flyers because if Schenn plays just one game in the AHL then his NHL cap hit drops from $3 million to $1.75 million.  For a team like the Flyers that is always up against the cap, demoting Schenn is well worth the savings.

- Here are the Boston Bruins’ 2011 Stanley Cup rings.

- 22-year-old Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund will miss six weeks with a broken finger.

- The Tampa Bay Lightning placed 35-year-old defenseman Matthias Ohlund on injured reserve with a knee injury.

- The New York Islanders signed Jay Pandolfo.

- The Islanders also signed 2011 fifth-overall pick Ryan Strome to an entry-level deal and he’ll start the year with the club.

- The New Jersey Devils signed 34-year-old training camp tryout Petr Sykora.

- The Devils also traded David Steckel to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a fourth-round pick.

- Chicago rookie Brandon Saad will become the first second-round pick to jump straight to the NHL since Ryan O’Reilly did it for Colorado in 2009.  Saad will skate on a line with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Sharp to start the season.

- Carolina Hurricanes rookie defenseman Justin Faulk has not only made the team, he’s worked his way into the team’s top-four.

- Inexplicably, Chuck Kobasew will start the season on one of Colorado’s top two lines.

- 2010 sixth-overall pick Brett Connolly will start the year with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

- 2011 second-overall pick Tyler Seguin has been moved to the wing.

- Remember David Aebischer?  The Winnipeg Jets signed him to an AHL deal.

- To eliminate confusion, Brendan Shanahan and the NHL released this video on what constitutes a clean hit.

- Elliotte Friedman’s terrific weekly column, “30 Thoughts.”

 

Past editions of the Bulletin Board:

9/21/11 - 2011 First-Round Draft Picks Shine In Preseason Action >

9/22/11 - Jody Shelley Delivers First Controversial Hit of 2011 Season >

9/23/11 - Shanahan Impresses As New NHL Disciplinarian >

9/26/11 – Sidney Crosby Participates In “Controlled Scrimmage” >

9/27/11 – Montreal Signs Chris Campoli >

9/28/11 – Top 2011 Draft Picks Shine In Preseason Action >

9/29/11 – Sestito Suspended Four Games For Hit On Deveaux >

9/30/11 – Kings Lock Doughty Up With Huge Deal >

10/3/11 – Former Rangers’ Prospects Grachev And Horak Make NHL Clubs >

10/4/11 – Steve Valiquette Is The New Goalie Coach At Quinnipiac University >

10/5/11 – Waiving Of Avery Could Wreak Havoc On The Stars’ Salary Cap Situation >

 

Click here for our full Summer 2011 Archive >

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Posted by Kevin Baumer | October 5, 2011 at 11:25 am
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