Pierre LeBrun: The NHL and NHLPA are set to continue CBA talks tomorrow.
Pierre LeBrun: NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr said they updated players last night and had some good discussions. No decision to re-open the CBA or not has been made.
Pierre LeBrun: Fehr said that they haven’t discussed the possibility of extending the opt-out deadline of September 15th. Both the NHL and NHLPA would have to agree and gets the sense that the NHL would not be interested in that.
Stephen Whyno: Fehr: “Nothing happens on Sept. 16 if there’s a reopening that’s made or something like that. And you’ve got to hope that the discussions will proceed on the basis that both sides want a deal and however difficult it is, you’re going to try and find a way to make one.”
A couple of RFA signings
Irfaan Gaffar: The Vancouver Canucks have signed forward Nikolai Goldobin to a one-year deal for $900,000.
PTOs for the Flames and Panthers
To read into it or not?
Alex Thomas: Free agent defenseman Adam McQuaid skated with some Boston Bruins players yesterday. Could the Bruins look at bringing him to camp on a PTO with Brandon Carlo and Charlie McAvoy still unsigned?
- Ty Anderson: Don’t believe should read into a PTO or contract for McQuaid from the Bruins. McQuaid spends part of his summer in Boston so him skating with some old friends is the sort of thing that can happen.