Afternoon Hits: Panthers, Cheveldayoff, Redden, Hedberg, Rangers, Blacker and Biggs
- Updated: September 18, 2013
- John Shannon: NY Post reporting that the Panthers are on the verge of being sold. Barry Jackson: Sources saying NY businessman Vincent Viola is working on a deal to buy the Panthers. Not done yet.
- Stephen Whyno: Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff signed a contract extension.
- Darren Dreger: Defenseman Wade Redden is waiting for a deal, skating with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL.
- Chris Kuc: Red Wings Teemu Pulkkinen will have a hearing tomorrow for his hit on Blackhawks Mike Kostka. In person hearing so it could be more than five games.
- Andrew Gross: The Rangers release Johan Hedberg from his PTO. Rangers coach Alain Vigneault talked with Hedberg about the goalie rotations and gave him the option if he wanted to continue or not.
- Andrew Gross: Rangers assigned four to the AHL: Brendon Nash, Josh Nicholls, Shawn O’Donnell and Michael St. Croix.
- Mike Brophy: The Maple Leafs assign Jesse Blacker and Tyler Biggs to the AHL.
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