Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban does not have a contract to play next season, but he says his top concern with a lockout looming is making sure the fans don't get hurt, according to The Canadian Press.
Shea Weber's 14-year, $110 million offer sheet was formalized into a contract with the Nashville Predators, but the team did not add a no-trade or no-movement clause, Weber's agent told The Tennessean.
Lubomir Visnovsky presented his case to an arbitrator on Tuesday as he tries to block his trade from the Anaheim Ducks to the New York Islanders, according to the New York Post. A decision is expected before Sept. 15, according to the report.
Henrik Zetterberg said he would be "honored" to follow Nicklas Lidstrom as captain of the Detroit Red Wings, according to NHL.com. "It's something that you always hope you'd have a chance to do in your career, especially with a team like this in a city like this, with the past and the ownership and the history we have. It would be a true honor," Zetterberg said, according to the report.
Philadelphia Flyers coach Peter Laviolette skated on Wednesday with his son as he tries to stay ready for the season despite the Flyers' practice facility being much less crowded than usual, according to The Courier-Post.
Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Mike Komisarek said he is considering going back to the University of Michigan to work toward finishing his degree if there is a lengthy lockout, according to the National Post.
Detroit Red Wings prospect Damien Brunner will play for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL if there is a lockout instead of returning to Switzerland so he can adjust to the North American game, according to mlive.com.
The NHL has drafted guidelines and templates for letters for teams to deal with season-ticket holders if games are missed because of a lockout, but individual teams have been given latitude to enact their own policies, according to the Winnipeg Free Press.
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