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Dan’s Daily Links: Tom Wilson Goes Off, Crosby ‘Encouraging’ Prognosis



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We waited and watched all summer as the restricted free agents across the NHL languished without contracts. Some turned down offer sheets, while others patiently or anxiously awaited their payday. The Pittsburgh Penguins announced their prognosis of Sidney Crosby’s injury and the Montreal Canadiens finally let a pair of young players, who haven’t developed, go free.

First, Sidney Crosby appears to have avoided the worst-case scenario. In fact, the news sounds encouraging. More from Shelly Anderson (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

More Pittsburgh Penguins: Evgeni Malkin still believes. (PHN)

And then there were none. All of the RFAs are signed. Some took the money, some took term, and some took whatever they could get (Sportsnet)

The Montreal Canadiens have been waiting for, but also burying their prospects. Charles Hudon and Charlie Lindgren have been released (TSN)

Boston Bruins GM Don Sweeney finally locked up RFA Charlie McAvoy and Brandon Carlo, but he’s not out of the woods yet. He has one big contract to go (Boston Hockey Now)

The Calgary Flames released grinder Devante Smith-Pelly from his PTO (The Score)

Some scouts loved him. Some didn’t think he would make the show. The Vegas Golden Knights’ first-ever draft pick Cody Glass is set to make his NHL Debut (

And you may enjoy this. Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson was ejected from the Washington preseason game Sunday after he went after the entire Carolina Hurricanes bench. Yep, all of them. (Russian Machine Never Breaks)

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Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.

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