Tuesday, August 6, 2013

NHL Snap Shots: Tardif to Sabres, Coyotes Purchased, Huberdeau Skating and Ponikarovsky to KHL

The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Jaime Tardif to a one-year contract according to Yahoo!  The 28 year-old winger played in a couple of games with the Boston Bruins last season, but has spent the majority of his professional career in the AHL.  Five of his AHL seasons were with the Grand Rapids Griffins.  In further NHL related news:

  • The purchase of the Phoenix Coyotes by IceArizona from the NHL has been completed, per ESPN.  This sale completion now triggers a lease agreement with jobing.com arena, valued at $225 million.
  • Reigning Calder Trophy winner Jonathan Huberdeau of the Florida Panthers has resumed on-ice activity after undergoing off-season hip surgery according to NHL.com.  The surgery occured in May, and the Rookie of the Year's hope is that he is fully ready for training camp next month.  
  • Alexei Ponikarovsky, who played with Ilya Kovalchuk for the New Jersey Devils last season, will now be joining his former NHL teammate in the KHL with SKA St. Petersburg according to cbssports.com.  

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