Quick Hits: Blues, Rangers, Stempniak, Waivers, Kane, MacDonald, and Standing Projections
The St. Louis Blues are awesome

A special gift from her boys – thank you Laila for being such an inspiration during our #StanleyCup run. #stlblues pic.twitter.com/4Zlu1Xuwjb

— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) October 1, 2019

The Rangers sign Haley

Frank Seravalli: The New York Rangers have signed Michael Haley to a one-year, two-way deal after being in camp on a PTO.

He’ll get $700,000 in the NHL, $275,000 in the minors with $300,000 guaranteed.

Stempniak retires

NHL PA: Forward Lee Stempniak retired from the NHL after playing over 900 NHL games over 13 seasons.

Unconditional waivers

Renaud Lavoie: The Florida Panthers put Gustav Bouramman on unconditional waivers yesterday.

Claimed on waivers

Winnipeg Jets PR: The Jets claimed defenseman Carl Dahlstrom from the Chicago Blackhawks.

Pierre LeBrun: The Arizona Coyotes claimed Eric Comrie off waivers from the Jets.

On why teams may not like claiming someone on waivers 

Bob McKenzie: “Something to keep in mind at this time of year. Teams don’t like to claim a player on waivers because it adds another contract without deleting one and a lot of teams are close to their 50-contract max. So a player could clear waivers but be traded shortly thereafter.”

On the Oilers not making a waiver claim

Jonathan Willis: “Contract flexibility only matters if there’s some possibility of using it. For the Oilers, it’s not a good reason to pass on Sprong or Ho-Sang or whoever unless they think there’s a chance a better player just falls into their lap, which seems improbable.”

Kane suspended for three games

Evander Kane of the @SanJoseSharks has been suspended three games under Rule 40.4. https://t.co/QjwA8pvnff pic.twitter.com/WhfnPVJmKd

— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) October 1, 2019

No deal for MacDonald

Eric Francis: The Calgary Flames released defenseman Andrew MacDonald from his PTO.

Standing projections

I compiled standings projections from a variety of sources.


Projections via:@domluszczyszyn@EvolvingWild@IneffectiveMath @MoneyPuckdotcom

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— Sean Tierney (@ChartingHockey) October 1, 2019