Author: Cam Tucker

Blues re-sign Jaskin to one-year contract


The St. Louis Blues on Friday announced they re-signed 22-year-old winger Dmitrij Jaskin to a one-year contract.

According to Tom Timmermann of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, it’s a one-way contract worth $775,000.

In 54 games with the Blues last season, his rookie campaign, Jaskin emerged with 13 goals and 18 points.

He appeared in six playoff games this spring for St. Louis and recorded one assist.

The Blues took Jaskin, who brings size on the wing at six-feet-two-inches tall, in the second round, 41st overall, of the 2011 NHL Draft.

Related: Blues re-sign Allen for two years

Report: Former Oilers owner Pocklington wins appeal, avoids prison sentence

Peter Pocklington

Almost two full years after being sentenced to prison for allegedly violating terms of his probation, former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington has had his sentence overturned following an appeal, as per the CBC.

From CBC News:

Former Edmonton Oilers owner Peter Pocklington has avoided a six-month prison sentence after a court of appeal in California reversed a lower court ruling related to a probation breach.

In a news release, Pocklington’s lawyer, Becky James, said the recent ruling, “vindicates Mr. Pocklington, whose probation was improperly extended even though both the probation officer and the FBI acknowledged there was no probable cause to find a violation.”

In September 2013, a judge in Riverside, east of Los Angeles, sentenced Pocklington to six months in prison followed by a further six months of house arrest for breaching his probation on a perjury conviction related to a bankruptcy fraud case.

Pocklington is best known for trading away Wayne Gretzky to the L.A. Kings in 1988.

Report: Andrei Kostitsyn ‘open to any team’ when it comes to possible NHL return


Friday marked the third day of the National Hockey League’s free agent period. The frenzy from Wednesday has settled somewhat.

While the deals get signed and announcements made, former NHL forward Andrei Kostitsyn is still hoping to make his return back to North America after spending the last three seasons in the KHL.

It was reported back in May that the 30-year-old Kostitsyn was hopeful to get back to the NHL, where he posted three 20-goal seasons as a member of the Montreal Canadiens. He left for the KHL following the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs, when he was suspended for reportedly breaking curfew before a post-season game when he was with Nashville.

Based on his recent comments to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet, it seems Kostitsyn feels the North American style fits his game.

“I like to play the style there,” Kostitsyn told Sportsnet. “You have more chances in the smaller rink. A lot of good chances to score goals. … I’m open to any team; happy to be there.

“I think I can help any team.”