The Edmonton Oilers went to work early as Tuesday free agency period opened, signing both winger Benoit Pouliot to a five-year deal and Mark Fayne to a four-year deal in the first hour of the market opening.
One of the Rangers' biggest question marks heading into the summer will be whether to buy out key veteran Brad Richards, whose leadership has helped the Blueshirts reach the finals for the first time since its last championship run in 1994.
New York Rangers defenseman John Moore was suspended two games for his third-period hit on Montreal Canadiens forward Dale Weise in the Habs' 7-4 win in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final Tuesday night.
Rangers defenseman John Moore will have a hearing Wednesday for his illegal hit to the head of Montreal Canadiens forward Dale Weise during the Rangers' 7-4 loss in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday night at Bell Centre.
The New York Rangers, just one win from advancing to the Stanley Cup finals, may receive an extra boost from the return of forward Derek Stepan for Game 5 against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.
With Rangers forward Daniel Carcillo assessed a 10-game suspension for his actions in the team's 3-2 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens in Game 3, coach Alain Vigneault is concerned the punishment could be career-threatening.