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Lightning Hopeful To Sign John Tavares

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The Tampa Bay Lightning are hoping that John Tavares chooses to sign with them when free agency opens on July 1st, and the move would require the team to do some financial tweaking to make it work.

Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said the team would have to clear cap room, but it would be worth it. Tampa Bay has roughly $5.3M in cap space which would make a Tavares signing challenging as he is likely to command far more than that annually.

“We think he’s one of the best players in the league,” Yzerman said.

Tampa Bay also has to do work with their own players as they have to address restricted free agents Adam Erne, Cedric Paquette, and Slater Koekkoek, along with pending unrestricted free agent Andrej Sustr.

 

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Red Wings’ Anthony Mantha Out Four To Six Weeks

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The Detroit Red Wings will be without bright spot forward Anthony Mantha, who has developed impressively this season, will miss four to six weeks with a hand injury and will undergo surgery today, according to Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press.

Mantha injured his hand while fighting with Patrik Nemeth of the Colorado Avalanche, a game that resulted in the two-game suspension of Tyler Bertuzzi.

Mantha has picked up 14 points in 27 games this season.

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Flyers Hire Chuck Fletcher as General Manager

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The Philadelphia Flyers have announced the hiring of Chuck Fletcher as the team’s new general manager, according to a team announcement on Monday.

Fletcher, who becomes the eighth man to serve as GM in franchise history, will take over for Ron Hextall who was fired back in November.

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Devils’ Steven Santini Sent To AHL On Conditioning Loan

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The New Jersey Devils have sent defenseman Steven Santini to the AHL on a conditioning loan as the 23-year old works his way back from a broken jaw, according to NHL.com’s Tom Gulitti.

Santini has played in only one game for New Jersey this season, struggling to catch on as a full-time player for the Devils, and has only played in 76 NHL games during his short career after the Devils selected him with the 42d pick in the 2013 NHL draft.

 

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