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• After falling short of their Cup quest following a Presidents’ Trophy win, where do the Panthers go next? [NBC Sports Edge]
• “An affidavit filed in an Ontario court case suggests Hockey Canada has maintained a fund to pay for uninsured liabilities, including sexual abuse claims. The detail is included in a July 2021 affidavit sworn by Glen McCurdie, who was then Hockey Canada’s vice-president of insurance and risk management, as part of a lawsuit launched by an injured player in Ontario” [CBC]
• There will be no salary arbitration for the Sharks and goaltender Kaapo Kähkönen as they agreed to a two-year, $5.5 million deal. [NBC Sports Bay Area]
[NHL free agency tracker 2022: Full list of offseason signings]
• How the hockey card business has been booming since the start of the pandemic. [The Hockey News]
• Some new, diverse faces were on the ice during the recent Ducks’ development camp. [NHL.com]
• “The trial began Monday in B.C. Supreme Court for former Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen. He is charged with one count of sexual assault following an investigation into an incident that occurred on Sept. 26, 2017.” [Global News]