Morning Hits: Chara, Varlamov, McCarthy, Kennedy and Shore

  • Joe Haggerty: The Bruins confirm that Zdeno Chara will miss this final two pre-Olympic games so that he can carry the Slovakian flag during the Olympic opening ceremonies.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Avs Semyon Varlamov’s contract details: $6.25 million 2014-15, $6 million 2015-16, $6 million 2016-17, $5.75 million 2017-18 and $5.5 million 2018-19. He doesn’t have a no-trade or no-movement clause.
  • Kevin Kurz: Sharks John McCarthy clears waivers and is assigned to the AHL.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes Tim Kennedy cleared waivers but he remains with the team.
  • Harvey Fialkov: The Panthers send Drew Shore to the AHL as Aleksander Barkov returned to the lineup.