Morning Hits: Toews, Downie, Emelin, Malhotra, Rakell, Sbisa, Pageau and Scott’s Suspension Video
- Updated: November 1, 2013
- Kevin Gibson: NHL players have been suspended for 60 regular season games, with over $911,000 in fines/salary lost.
- Scott Powers: Blackhawks Jonathan Toews on if he’d consider returning home and playing for the Jets: “It does run through your mind a little bit, but I always squash that question .. You know I love Chicago. Chicago is my home.”
- Frank Seravalli: The Flyers expect Steve Downie to play tonight against the Capitals.
- Andy Strickland: Blues Alex Steen was named to Sweden’s Olympic roster.
- Yahoo Sports NHL: The Canadiens sign Alexei Emelin to a four-year, $16.4 million contract. Renaud Lavoie: Salary breakdown: 2014-15 $3,900,000 … 2015-16 $3,900,000 … 2016-17 $4,200,000 … 2017-18 $4,400,000.
- Michael Smith: The Hurricanes sign Manny Malhotra to one-year, two-way deal. Chip Alexander: Malhotra will be at the morning skate and will play against the Lightning.
- Eric Stephens: The Ducks assign Rickard Rakell to the AHL.
- Eric Stephens: The Ducks send defenseman Luca Sbisa to the AHL on a conditioning assignment.
- Bruce Garrioch: The Senators send Jean-Gabriel Pageau to the AHL.