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NHL Breeze: Aug.27, NHL & Olympics, Staal in PIT, Fehr the Man

PITTSBURGH - MAY 12:  Jordan Staal #11 of the Pittsburgh Penguins attempts a wrap around on Jaroslav Halak #41 of the Montreal Canadiens as Roman Hamrlik #44 of the Canadiens defends in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Mellon Arena on May 12, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo By Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
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Joseph TrentonAnalyst IIIAugust 27, 2010

NHL Breeze: Aug.27, NHL & Olympics, Staal in PIT, Fehr the Man


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No NHL player born today.


Today’s NHL news and notes:

-       National Hockey League’s participation in Olympics in question

-       Don Fehr accepted the role as NHLPA Executive Director

-       In Pittsburgh, Jordan Staal’s surgically repaired right foot will be examined by doctors to see if he is ready for training camp.

-       Willie Mitchell signs in LA for $7 million over 2 seasons.

-       Mitchell said “it was a dream” to play for the Canucks, but he was not going to take a pay cut to stay

-       Kovalchuk flew back to Russia and multiple reports suggesting the winger is contacting KHL teams about possible signing

-       Raffi Torres will compete for a top-6 forward spot, but most likely slotted in to play a physical game on the third grinding line. He signed 1-year, $1 million dollar deal.

-       Bill Guerin is told by the Penguins that they do not intend on bringing him back, Guerin is disappointed to hear this news.

-       Bobby Ryan wishes to remain a Duck as the Ducks want him back. Hold back is the discussions on term. Ryan wants a 3 year deal which brings him into UFA, but Ducks have offered 4 and 5 year deals thus far.

-       Paul Kariya has yet to say if he wants to play hockey again, but Ducks equipment staff has contacted Blues about Kariya.

-       Nicklas Grossman signed a contract with Dallas Stars.



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