The Florida Panthers had an injury scare on their hands when Aaron Ekblad was sent home early from World Cup action, but they can rest easy as the 20-year-old rearguard will be ready for opening night.
Team Europe may be trailing the best-of-three World Cup final, but Dennis Seidenberg will be in good spirits after the Game 1 loss as he has signed a one-year, $1-million deal with the New York Islanders
The Lightning finally reached a deal with restricted free agent Nikita Nesterov, and he has a chance to play a bigger role in Tampa Bay, especially if signing other top RFA Nikita Kucherov forces the Lightning to move a defenseman.
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