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The Daily: Red Wings Get Salary Cap Boost; Saros Waiting

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The Detroit Red Wings and other NHL teams will have an extra $300,000 in cap space they weren’t counting on.

The NHL announced the cap is rising from $83.5 million to $88 million. The early projections had it rising five percent to $87.7.

With the added increase, the Detroit Red Wings now have $29.4 million in available cap space. If the Red Wings carry 23 players next season, they still have 10 players left to sign. That includes restricted free agents Moritz Seider, Lucas Raymond, Albert Johansson, Jonatan Berggren and Joe Veleno. Seider’s and Raymond’s deals will take up the most space.

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NHL Productions is doing a documentary on former 101-year-old former Red Wings player Steve Wochy. He scored 19 goals for Detroit in 1944-45.

Detroit minor league goalie John Lethemon, now a free agent, is heading to Finland to play next season.

GM Steve Yzerman may be looking for a seasoned veteran to play with Sebastian Cossa in Grand Rapids next season.

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Saturday was the 41st anniversary of then-Detroit general manager Jim Devallano drafting Steve Yzerman. The Peterborough Petes star was in the NHL four months later and netted 39 goals and 87 points in his first season

 

Hockey Now Network

Boston: Andrew Fantuccio writes that the Linus Ullmark trade will have a historic implications on the NHL and the Boston Bruins.

Nashville: The Igor Shesterkin contract should help set the market for goalie Juuse Saros. He is eligible to begin negotiating a new deal on July 1. Nashville Predators.

San Jose: Macklin Celebrini didn’t measure up in a height check at the NHL scouting combine. Don’t believe the Sharks are the least bit concerned about that. San Jose Sharks.

 

 

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John Parham

Saros and Shesterkin kind of put a damper on the goalie height requirements a lot of teams have. Saros at 5′ 10″ and Shesterkin at 6′ 1″.