A federal jury on Friday rejected a request to award former Detroit Red Wings defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov and a former team masseur nearly $300 million for a 1997 limo crash that left them with disabling brain injuries.
NHL revenues will surpass initial projections by some $300 million, the players' association told agents during a meeting on Wednesday.
Depending on who wins the NHL labor war, either Gary Bettman or Bob Goodenow may lose his job.
NHL teams posted record losses of nearly $300 million last season, according to figures distributed to owners this summer.
The St. Louis Blues signed veteran forwards Jamie Langenbrunner and Jason Arnott to one-year deals on Wednesday.