Quick Hits: NHL/NHLPA Meet, Thornton, Perlini, Chara, Clutterbuck, and Brodziak
NHL and NHLPA meet

Renaud Lavoie: The NHL and NHLPA met yesterday in New York to go over some idea. The NHLPA had made some suggestions earlier this week.

Player signings

Cap Friendly: The San Jose Sharks and Joe Thornton agreed on a one-year contract worth $2 million. The Sharks are projected to have just under $2.9 million in salary cap space entering the season with 22 roster players – 12 forwards, 8 defense, and 2 goalies.

  • Puck Pedia: Thornton’s numbers from last season.
    – 16G 51P in 73GP
    – 55% 5v5 GF
    – 55% Expected GF
    – 57% Corsi
    – Scored 1.95 P/60

John Dietz: The Chicago Blackhawks have signed RFA forward Brendan Perlini to a one-year deal at $874,125.

  • Puck Pedia: Perlini with the Blackhawks last season after being acquired from the Coyotes.
    – 12G 15P in 46GP
    – 37% 5v5 GF
    – 37% Expected GF
    – 45% Corsi
    – Scored 1.77 P/60

Jeff Paterson: The Vancouver Canucks have signed Landon Ferraro to a PTO. Ferraro had been injured for most of last season.

Injury notes

Jimmy Murphy: Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara said that he may not be ready to start the season.

“I think I should be, but it’s a process of making sure there are no setbacks or any discomfort.”

Andrew Gross: New York Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck on his recovery from back surgery: “At the start, we’ll just see how it goes. As far as re-injury or having it happen again, probably, from what I understand, I’m at the same risk I was before. Barring any injury, I should be normal.”

Mark Spector: Edmonton Oilers forward Kyle Brodziak is expected to miss this season due to back issues. It’s expected that he’ll be on the LTIR for the season.