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• Disney and Turner announced their 2021-22 broadcast schedules. “The Walt Disney Co. will televise 103 games across ESPN, ESPN+, Hulu and ABC, with 75 games exclusively on ESPN+ and Hulu, 28 exclusively on ESPN and ABC and 1,000 out-of-market games available on ESPN+.” Turner will show exclusive games on 25 Wednesday nights, including 15 doubleheaders, and seven weeks of Sunday afternoon games in March in April. Their regular-season slate will feature 50 total games, including all three outdoor games. [NHL.com]
• If a team has to suspend a player under the league’s 2021-22 COVID-19 protocols, they will receive cap relief from the player’s daily salary cap hit. [Vancouver Province]
• So weird:
— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) September 16, 2021
• “P.K. Subban says he hopes to educate audiences and spark conversation with the new docuseries, ‘Black Life: A Canadian History.’ The Toronto-raised New Jersey Devils defenceman is an executive producer on the newly announced eight-part project, slated to air on CBC TV and CBC Gem in 2023.” [TSN]
• Canadiens prospect Mattias Norlinder is determined to find a regular NHL role at training camp: “I’m here to take a place and that’s what I’m looking forward to.” [Sportsnet]
• Two teens are facing federal charges after robbing a Blues prospect at gunpoint on the grounds of the Gateway Arch. [KMOV]