NHL News and Notes: October 2nd, 2018



These are your news and notes for Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018…

There was one preseason contest that happened yesterday. The New Jersey Devils faced off against SC Bern in the NHL Global Series Challenge at PostFinance Arena in Bern, Switzerland. New Jersey went on to win the contest 3-2 in overtime.

There are no preseason contests today.

In NHL news:

  • Final 23-man rosters must be submitted to the NHL offices by 5 p.m., ET today.
  • The Washington Capitals received their Stanley Cup championship rings in a private ceremony last night. The Washington Capitals also released the Stanley Cup with the new engravings, representing the 2017-18 Washington Capitals.For more information on the ceremony, please go here.
  • The Washington Capitals also released the schedule for their opening night ceremonies tomorrow.
  • The Washington Capitals also claimed Dmitrij Jaskin off of waivers from the St. Louis Blues today.
  • Washington also announced that Michal Kempny has been put on Injured Reserve and Travis Boyd has been put on Long-Term Injured Reserve.
  • The Seattle contingent is expected to hear back today if the NHL Board of Governors will go ahead in December for an expansion vote. Gary Bettman, the NHL commissioner, say that the NHL executive committee is recommending expansion in Seattle.
  • Carolina Hurricanes goalie is expected to miss a couple of weeks due to an injury. In a corresponding move, the Hurricanes have claimed Curtis McElhinney off of waivers.
  • The Professional Hockey Writers Association announced that Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan was the winner of the 2018 Red Fisher award. The Red Fisher award recognizes the top beat writer from the 2017-2018 season, as voted on by her peers.

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