Canadiens notes on Domi, Pominville, Gardiner and Markov
Renaud Lavoie: The Montreal Canadiens and Max Domi are discussing a contract extension but GM Marc Bergevin didn’t want to say much more.
Renaud Lavoie: The Canadiens won’t be bringing forward Jason Pominville to training camp on a PTO. They want to give their young players a fair chance to make the team.
J-F Chumont: Bergevin confirms that the Canadiens made an offer to Jake Gardiner.
NHL.com: Andrei Markov is wanting to return to the NHL this season and had been hoping to rejoin the Canadiens. GM Marc Bergevin said yesterday that he’s not in their plans.
“Two years ago, contract was due, we made an offer,” Bergevin told RDS. “Efforts were made to sign it and he chose another direction that was the KHL. It was two years ago.
“Since that time things have changed. The player has aged. The organization has changed direction. We have a lot of young people growing up … we really want to give our young people a chance.”
Sabres notes on PTOs, Pominville, Pilut and Luukkonen
Lance Lysowski: Buffalo Sabres GM Jason Botterill said that they won’t be bringing anyone into camp on a PTO. They continue to talk with free agent Jason Pominville.
Buffalo Sabres: Botterill said that defenseman Lawrence Pilut won’t return to the ice until mid-Octorber as he’s still recovering from shoulder surgery.
Goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen is recovering from hip surgery and won’t see game action until early November.
Bruins notes on PTOs and Moore
Mark Divver: Boston Bruins GM Don Sweeney said that defenseman Alex Petrovic is the only player so far that will attend camp on a PTO. They are still talking with a couple of players though.
Boston Hockey Now: Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said that defenseman John Moore won’t ready to start the season.
Moore had shoulder surgery back on June 26th and is expected to be out for four to six months.
Kuznetsov talks to Bettman
Tarik El-Bashir: Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov met with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman yesterday afternoon to discuss his off-ice issues.
NHL and NHLPA to meet again
John Shannon: The NHL and NHLPA will meet again today in New York. They met on Friday and yesterday to discuss the CBA. The NHLPA option to opt out has a September 15th deadline.