Alex Pietrangelo received some good news as the Vegas Golden Knights defenseman reportedly was informed by Hockey Canada that he has a spot on the roster for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Bejing, China. According to the Toronto Sun, Pietrangelo was one of three players notified of their roster spots. The others are Penguins center Sidney Crosby and Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid. Our Dan Kingerski has the story.
Sunday was a quiet day on Robin Lehner’s Twitter page. Nothing new from the Vegas Golden Knights goaltender 24 hours after a string of Tweets blasted the NHL and the NHL Players Association regarding medications administered by teams.
But the league confirmed it does want to speak to Lehner about his comments. He is not being disciplined or silenced. The NHL just wants to get his full side of the story. Read Lehner’s comments from Saturday here:
After having the weekend off, the Golden Knights return to the ice Monday at City National Arena where things will be less crowded. Saturday, 22 players were re-assigned to the AHL Henderson Silver Knights and their training camp begins this afternoon at the Silver Knights’ Lifeguard Arena practice facility. General manager Tim Speltz will give an update prior to practice as his team’s roster is pretty much set.
Around the National Hockey Now Network:
ColoradoHockeyNow: Denver is a great sports town and is represented by all four major sports leagues. But where do the Avalanche rate in the Mile High City’s sports scene? Our Terry Frei gives his opinion.
SanJoseHockeyNow: Adin Hill, who is projected to be the Sharks starting goaltender, left practice Sunday with an apparent wrist injury. Sheng Peng said Hill’s availability for tonight’s preseason game against Anaheim is up in the air.
FloridaHockeyNow: Kevin Connauton is battling to land a roster spot with the Florida Panthers. George Richards reports the veteran blueliner has a new contract and a shot to stick come opening night.
VancouverHockeyNow: Now that they’re officially in the fold, Rob Simpson reports it’s time for Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes to get themselves acclimated and in game shape in time for the Canucks’ season opener Oct. 13.
DetroitHockeyNow: Not a good day for the Red Wings. They lost to the Penguins and center Michael Rasmussen was injured the game, but according to Bob Duff, the injury is not considered serious.