Ryan Suter

PHT Morning Skate: Where Ryan Suter is sort of a big deal


PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Meanwhile, Suter remains Detroit’s top hope for the future. (Detroit Free Press)

Shea Weber’s future in Nashville might be hinging upon what Suter does in free agency. (Tennessean)

Bourne tells us about what Jacob Trouba has to go through being both a college recruit and a wanted first-round pick for the CHL. (Backhand Shelf)

There was a time when Derek Roy thought writers could be traded. Oh Derek, you so silly. (Buffalo News)

The Panthers are hoping Nick Bjugstad is part of their plans sooner rather than later. (On Frozen Pond)

The Sabres are hoping to fix up their roster via trade. (Buffalo News)

The Northeast Division has a bit of that old-school feel to it now. (CSNNE.com)

Signing: Minnesota locks up Jake Dowell. That’s funny, he went to Wisconsin like Ryan Suter did. (Wild)



Torres suspended pending hearing

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According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Raffi Torres has been suspended pending his disciplinary hearing with the league for his hit on Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg.

Torres was assessed a match penalty for targeting Silfverberg’s head on Saturday night.

The 33-year-old missed all of last season with a knee injury, and it looks like the start of his regular season will be delayed once again.

Head coach Bruce Boudreau said that Silfverberg could have come back into the game, but he was held out for precautionary reasons.

Ducks center Ryan Kesler didn’t hide his feelings after the contest.

“(Torres) is the same player every year,” Kesler told reporters. “He needs to learn how to hit. That has no part in our game anymore.”



Oilers place Scrivens on waivers

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The Edmonton Oilers placed Ben Scrivens on waivers on Sunday.

Should he go unclaimed, the 29-year-old will be sent to the American Hockey League.

It looks like Edmonton will enter the regular season with Cam Talbot and Anders Nilsson as their goaltenders.

Scrivens was the team’s number one goalie last year, but his overall numbers were among the worst for starting goaltenders in the NHL.

He had a 15-26-11 record with a 3.16 goals-against-average and a .890 save percentage in 57 games last season.

Scrivens is scheduled to make $2.3 million in the final year of his contract.

If he does end up in the AHL, the Oilers will carry $1.35 million of dead money on the salary cap.

The move comes one day after Edmonton placed Nikita Nikitin on waivers.

The 29-year-old officially cleared on Sunday afternoon.