Jun 30, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; NHL commissioner Gary Bettman during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Two For Roughing: NHL News And Notes [July 18, 2013]

Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Summer is one of the worst times to be a hockey fan. Nothing really going on. No games. It’s just a two month break from the game on the ice that we hold so close to our hearts. Luckily, our daily NHL News series continues, so no need to worry.

Latest News

  • NHL Regular Season Schedules expected to be announced today.

-FINALLY! Today is the day that team schedules are “expected” to be announced. Pending the NHL’s participation in the 2014 Olympics. They are waiting for a decision on that first before schedules are released. Please hurry up. 

  • Blue Jacket newcomer Nathan Horton sidelined 4-6 months due to shoulder surgery. He sustained the injury during the 2013 Stanley Cup Final.

-This is a huge blow to the Blue Jackets. Horton is a great forward with tons of potential but this really puts a damper on things. 4 months takes him into November, and six months takes him into early 2014. So he is going to miss a big chunk of the beginning of the season. Plus, shoulder surgery is not easy to come back from. 

  • The Pittsburgh Penguins have resigned forward Dustin Jeffrey to a one-year, $625,000 contract.

-Jeffrey had three goals and three assists in 25 regular season games for the Pens in 2012-2013. 

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