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The New York Islanders are off for a few more days, but there is still news from the organization. Depth forward Ross Johnston has agreed to terms on a four-year extension worth $1.1 million annually. With Semyon Varlamov set to return, it is Ilya Sorokin’s net to lose given his strong play. Stan Bowman is out as the general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks, after an investigation showed the failure to act following sexual assault being brought to his and other’s attentions.

These stories and more in today’s daily links!

The Chicago Blackhawks have been fined $2 million dollars for their failure to investigate a sexual assault allegation within the workplace. General manager Stan Bowman has stepped aside, along with other upper management who were involved during the event back in 2010. What happens now to others, is still to be seen. After finding out about the assault, while in the midst of their 2010 Stanley Cup Final run, the team elected to do nothing for three weeks. When they finally confronted Aldrich, the video coach being accused, they gave him the option of being investigated or he could resign. Aldrich chose to re-sign and nothing else ever came of that. Now the Blackhawks will pay a price and John Doe will get justice for what happened to him. (NHL)

The New York Islanders signed Ross Johnston to a 4-year-contract extension on Tuesday, the team announced. His annual value comes in at $1.1 million. (NYI Hockey Now)

When the New York islanders waived Cory Schneider on Monday it all but indicated that Semyon Varlamov was going to be coming off the IR very soon. That means head coach Barry Trotz has a difficult decision to make in the near future Does he ride the hot hand of Ilya Sorokin, who was named the NHL’s third star of the week, or does he give the starting role back to Semyon Varlamov? (NYI Hockey Now)

Islanders Zdeno Chara is a lock for the Hockey Hall of Fame when he decides to hang the skates up. But right now, at the age of 44, he has struggled mightily. Because of this, the Islanders will need to monitor his playing time, but head coach Barry Trotz is not worried. (Newsday)

Fourth-line forward Curtis Lazar is ready to return to the Boston Bruins following an elbow injury. Surgery was on the table but that would have had Lazar out until the playoffs. Fortunately for him and the Bruins, he was able to avoid that and he will be in the lineup for their two-game road trip. (Boston Hockey Now)

In the loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, an error by an official cost the Pittsburgh Penguins a goal, in the 5-1 loss. Although one goal may have not seemed like a difference, a quick whistle disallowed the Penguins to take the lead in the first period, which impacted the rest of the contest. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

Florida Panthers head coach Joel Quenneville, was the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks when the sexual assault occurred, told the media in the summer that he had never been told about this incident. The outside investigation proved that Quenneville knew about it and was part of a meeting to decide what should be done. Could he be out of a job soon? (Florida Hockey Now)

The Washington Capitals have struggled to get their powerplay going early in the season. After scoring three power-play goals in the opening game of the season against the Rangers, the Capitals are 0-15 over their last five games. “It’s not going in for us right now” said Evgeny Kuznetsov. (Washington Hockey Now)

After the road to the Stanley Cup Finals last season, Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber suffered significant injuries which may never let him play in the NHL again. While he is currently on long-term injury reserve, Jonathan Drouin spilled the news that Weber has retired and that he is doing scouting with general manager Marc Bergevin. (Montreal Hockey Now)

The Detroit Red Wings need to see more production from their second line as the season progresses. Offseason acquisition Pius Suter has yet to light the lamp while the current second line is shooting at 4.7%, with two goals through the team’s six games. (Detroit Hockey Now)

The Vegas Golden Knights defeated the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday by a score of 3-1. Evgenii Dadanov contributed and with the lack of star power, the Golden Knights were able to get the win. Here are the takeaways. (Vegas Hockey Now

The Colorado Avalanche got off to a very slow start in their loss to Vegas on Tuesday. “We were a little bit sluggish tonight. We weren’t trying to be. You never want to give up one on the power play like that. It just…shouldn’t happen,” Avs captain Gabe Landeskog said. (Colorado Hockey Now)

The San Jose Sharks are off to a 4-2-0 start, as they are one of the teams in the NHL that have been a surprise. They missed out on making their road trip a great one, as they dropped the finale as they took three of five on the road. Here are some encouraging – and not so encouraging – elements from the Sharks’ surprising 4-2-0 start.
(San Jose Hockey Now)

The Vancouver Canucks fell 3-2 to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. It was bad mistakes, costly misses, and a failure to react that led to the tough loss. (Vancouver Hockey Now)

The Calgary Flames have won again, as they won their fourth straight on the road. Tuesday night, they defeated the New Jersey Devils 5-3, as Andrew Mangiapane and Elias Lindholm scored three in a span of less than three minutes to take a big lead early. (Calgary Hockey Now)

At the second home game in franchise history, the Seattle Kraken raised a banner to the rafters. It was a Seattle Metropolitans Stanley Cup banner, the first American team to win the Stanley Cup, back in 1917. (NHL)

TSN’s Hockey Insiders discuss the timeline on Gary Bettman’s planned meetings with Kevin Cheveldayoff and Joel Quenneville, what’s next for USA Hockey with Stan Bowman stepping down, and much more. (TSN)

 

 

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