The Missouri Mavericks, an East Coast Hockey League affiliate of the New York Islanders, announced a working agreement with the St. Louis Blues. The team will keep its affiliation with the Islanders. But with the working agreement, the Blues now have an option to send players to the Mavericks as well.
The Florida Panthers' busy offseason continued Thursday morning with a surprising trade that will clear up several million dollars of salary-cap space. The Panthers sent oft-injured center Dave Bolland and 2015 first-round pick Lawson Crouse to the Phoenix Coyotes for future second- and third-round draft picks.
When the Penguins raise their Stanley Cup banner Oct. 13 at Consol Energy Center, only defenseman Ben Lovejoy, forward Beau Bennett and backup goalie Jeff Zatkoff will be absent from the group responsible for such a magical season.