NHL Morning Update

NHL’s drug testing policy slammed

House Government Reform Committee chairman Tom Davis, a Virginia Republican, and Democrat Henry Waxman of California wrote a letter Wednesday to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHL Players’ Association executive director Bob Goodenow, expressing their concern about the league’s steroid program.

Flyers introduce 2 rookies expected to have impact

A new era began in earnest yesterday when the Flyers introduced two rookies who are expected to become mainstays of the NHL club for years to come.

Yzerman ponders offer

According to a various reports out of Detroit, Yzerman was offered a one-year deal during a meeting with Holland and senior vice president Jimmy Devellano on Wednesday in Toronto.

Senators keeping Dominik Hasek

Ottawa general manager John Muckler revealed Wednesday that the club has exercised its one-year contract option on Hasek. The 40-year-old netminder will make $2.28 million US this season.

Rangers reach deal with ’04 first-round pick Montoya

The Rangers agreed to terms Wednesday with Michigan goalie Al Montoya, their first-round pick in 2004, on a three-year, entry-level contract

Stars release Turgeon, will buy out deal if necessary

The Dallas Stars released center Pierre Turgeon on waivers Wednesday and plan to buy out his contract if he doesn’t sign with another team.

Bruins make offers to Thornton, Gonchar, Samsonov, Axelsson, Lapointe

Thornton camp not thrilled with Bruins offer but what are you going to do. He can be a free agent next season and received a qualifying offer this year.

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