The news from the Flyers has been dismal since the end of the playoffs. That changed yesterday afternoon. Peter Forsberg, who was expected to miss nearly half of the regular season recovering from surgery to both of his ankles, announced yesterday that he would not need surgery on his left ankle. That means he could be ready to play by October, the first month of the season. He was expected to be out until January.
Darryl Sutter is stepping down as head coach of the Calgary Flames and will be replaced by assistant Jim Playfair.
Sutter will retain his other job as Flames general manager.
Sutter, 47, led the Flames to the 2004 Stanley Cup final, where they fell in seven games to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Calgary posted a 46-25-11 record this year â€” good for third in the Western Conference â€” but lost to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in seven games in the first round of the playoffs.
Trevor Linden said he will not seek re-election as president of the NHL players’ association, and a group of players continued to press for Ted Saskin to be removed as executive director at the start of the union’s summer meetings Tuesday.
The agent for goaltender Ed Belfour sounded optimistic that a deal with the Detroit Red Wings could be announced as soon as Tuesday.
Simon signs with Islanders and former juniors coach Ted Nolan.
Devils bring back Rupp, White
Tampa signs Luke Richardson
Sabres keep Campbell