May 4, 2013; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Capitals center Jay Beagle (83) and New York Rangers center Brad Richards (19) prepare to face off in the first period in game two of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Two for Roughing: NHL News and Notes [June 27, 2013]

Apr 21, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Vincent Lecavalier (4) skates with the puck as Carolina Hurricanes left wing Alexander Semin (28) defends during the second period at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

  • The buyout period begins, and futures are still in doubt for many potential targets, including Brad Richards
  • NY Post writer Larry Brooks examines the buyout procedure
  • Former Ranger and current Blue Jacket Artem Anisimov signed a 3 year 9.85 million extension to stay in Columbus
  • Lundqvist, RFAs, Clowe contract talks to begin this weekend
  • Chris Kunitz signs a 3 year extension to stay in Pittsburgh, an average of 3.85 million per
  • Add a punctured lung to the list of injuries Patrice Bergeron sustained over the course of games 5-6
  • As I type this, the Lightning plan on exercising one of their buyouts on captain Vincent Lecavalier
  • The St. Louis Blues resign Kevin Shattenkirk to a 4 year deal

In case you missed it, here’s Patrick Kane‘s interview on David Letterman last night:

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