NHL Morning Links - Aug. 16


The big news on Thursday evening was that Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux managed to damage tendons in his hand in a golfing accident. There's an update on his return timetable, though the Flyers will be getting a glimpse in training camp of life without their star.

No real update on the talks between RFA Adam Henrique and the Devils, except that Lou Lamoriello is confident something will get done.

The Wild still need to figure out who will be their No. 2 center; in the same article, an there's an update on the negotiations with Jason Pominville, who is entering the final season in his current contract.

The new seven-year deal for Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog lends more credence to the rumors that one of the other forwards -- perhaps Paul Stastny or Ryan O'Reilly -- could be moved ahead of the trading deadline.

There's talk that former Calder Trophy winner Jeff Skinner could begin the season on the third line in Carolina.

The Red Wings have high hopes -- and may have a significant role in mind -- for second-year defenseman Danny DeKeyser.

UFA Teemu Selanne has met with Anaheim GM Bob Murray, but there's been no decision yet on what he'll be doing this season.

With the Panthers moving ahead with Jacob Markstrom and Scott Clemmensen, where will Jose Theodore land? Here's the latest on that front.

More buzz on the Oilers possibly trading RW Ales Hemsky.

The PED debate continues, with word from the league on when to expect testing to ramp up.

For those looking ahead to the 2014 NHL Draft, here's some info on the potential top picks.

New Dallas coach Lindy Ruff will likely keep Ray Whitney and Alex Chiasson together on the second line, but needs to find the third member of that line.

Some think that the Capitals should deal one of their promising young netminders. Here's the case for hanging on to both Braden Holtby and Michal Neuvirth at least for the short-term.