Wednesday, September 30, 2009
So glad you asked!
After suffering a groin injury in the preseason, Sidney Crosby is expected to play in the opener.
The Penguins have signed veteran defenseman Martin Skoula who was released from a tryout agreement by the Blue Jackets.
Finally, Robert Lang has come back to Phoenix. The Coyotes continue to add another quality vet despite the ownership turmoil.
The Atlanta Thrashers have signed winger Maxim Afinogenov to a one-year, $800,000 deal. The Thrashers have made an all out effort to surround Captain Ilya Kovalchuk with new weapons to prove that they are committed to getting better. Will Afinogenov take this opportunity to prove something as well?
The Islanders claimed Rob Schremp off waivers from Edmonton. Schremp was placed on waivers in an effort to send him down to the AHL. Schremp will get a chance to play with the Isles. He has speed and skill. It's a no risk move and could pay off huge.
Neither the Habs nor the Leafs have chosen a captain yet.
More to come as the waiver wire will likely continue to get a workout in the next few days.