Canadian government to drop the number of quarantine days for NHL teams
David Cochrane: From a Canadian Federal government source, the government will be approving the 14-day quarantine period to be dropped to seven-days with extra testing for NHL players that are traded from U.S. teams to Canadian teams.
David Cochrane: Source added that the provinces also need to approve this.
Darren Dreger: NHL source also confirms this. This definitely helps Canadian teams ahead of the April 12th NHL trade deadline.
Pierre LeBrun: NHL deputy commish Bill Daly: “That’s what we been told. No official notification yet.”
Devils sign 2017 draft pick
Mike Morreale: New Jersey Devils have signed their 2017 fifth-round pick (160th overall) forward Aarne Talvitie to a two-year entry-level deal.
He just finished his junior season with Penn State. Talvitie recorded 18 goals and 30 assists in 68 games.
NHL injury notes
Owen Newkirk: Dallas Stars Alexander Radulov and Joel Kiviranta missed last night’s game. Coach Rich Bowness said they are hopeful that Radulov is able to play on Saturday. There is no guarantee but they are hopeful he can practice today.
- Bryan Burns: Cooper said that McDonagh is doubtful for their road trip.