Hutton and Claesson get contracts
Cap Friendly: The Carolina Hurricanes have signed defenseman Fredrik Claesson to a one-year, two-way contract.
He’ll get $700,000 in the NHL, $100,000 in the minors with $200,000 guaranteed.
Claesson had been in camp on a PTO.
Forward Michael McCarron is day-to-day with a groin issue.
Tom Gulitti: Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny left practice after about 20 minutes, which has kind of been the norm for him so far on most days. On Saturday he did stay on for the full skate and a bit extra after.
CBA talks seem to be going well
Dan Rosen of NHL.com: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said yesterday that they are encouraged how things have gone with the NHLPA and how there won’t be any work stoppages for the next three seasons.
“I think the relationship is in a good place,” Commissioner Bettman said following a Board of Governors meeting. “That provides an opportunity for us together to do good things.”
The sides are still talking about the future of game and Bettman hasn’t ruled out the idea of CBA being extended beyond 2021-22.
“I think we’re going to continue to work together on a timely basis, whatever that means, to see what we can accomplish together in terms of securing long-term labor peace beyond the three years,” the Commissioner said.