2021-22 NHL Key Dates
Chris Johnston: Some key dates for the upcoming season.
March 21: Trade deadline
May 2: First day of Stanley Cup Playoffs
June 30: Last possible day of Stanley Cup Playoffs
July 1: First buyout period opens
July 7-8: NHL draft
July 12: First buyout period ends
July 13: Free agency opens
Puck Pedia: “This Year’s Trade Deadline is 40 days from season end. With 200 season days, that’s 20% of season remaining. In a normal year, it’s 22% (41 of 186).
A $1M Player counts $200K towards new team’s cap (non LTIR teams) after deadline this year vs $220K in a standard year.”
Rangers to retire Henrik Lundqvist’s jersey
Eller has a lower-body injury
Vrana sees a shoulder specialist
Zach Aston-Reese tests positive
Pens Inside Scoop: Sullivan: “I think our team overall has really done a great job with respect to this stuff. It’s remarkable to think that since the beginning of this pandemic, this is the first COVID case that we’ve had as a group. So we’re keeping our fingers crossed that it stops there.”
Brandon Crawley and Evan Cormier get a PTOs
Dylan McIlrath suspended
Ridley Greig suspended
Ottawa Senators forward Ridley Greig has been suspended for one preseason and one regular season game for cross-checking Winnipeg Jets forward Pierre-Luc Dubois.