Good morning; my name is Andrew Fantucchio. It’s Saturday, August 19, and here’s what I’m focused on around the NHL today.
Sabres Send Lyubushkin to Ducks:
The Buffalo Sabres and Anaheim Ducks have made a deal to send defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin to southern California in exchange for a 2025 fourth-round draft pick.
The trade was first reported by Frank Seravalli of the Daily Faceoff. Lyubushkin, 29, finished last season with 14 points and two goals in 68 games for Buffalo.
Sharks Hire Thomas Vanek and Ryan Miller as Scouts
The San Jose Sharks added a few big names to their scouting department, including former New York Islanders forward Thomas Vanek and former Sabres goalie Ryan Miller.
How the Hurricanes Can Get Over the Hump:
Three years running, the Carolina Hurricanes have won the Metropolitan Division and then failed to go the distance come playoff time. Bryant Baucom explains how the Hurricanes can get over the hump this season.
Hossa Hosts Farewell Game:
Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2020 inductee Marian Hossa hosted a farewell game in his native Slovakia yesterday, with a litany of NHL stars of past and present taking part.
More From National Hockey N0w:
Chicago: Tracking the development of the Blackhawks’ top prospects.
Nashville: After struggling early in his rookie season, Cody Glass knows he belongs in the NHL.
Los Angeles: What big things will Pierre-Luc Dubois Bring to the Kings?