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While the New York Islanders remain quiet; there is a lot of drama going on throughout the league. Here are the daily links for today.

After not playing each other last season due to the COVID restrictions, the rivalry between the Boston Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs should heat up this season based on the offseason transaction board. The Bruins signed veteran forward Nick Foligno after he finished last season with the Leafs as a trade deadline acquisition, and Toronto has signed Kase and Nick Ritchie to free agent contracts. (Boston Hockey Now)

When last season started, Sasha Barkov said the Florida Panthers had a “a new team, a fresh start.” Carter Verhaeghe was one of the new guys who is coming back and says it’s time of the team to build on their success. (Florida Hockey Now)

Detroit Red Wings gritty forward Tyler Bertuzzi, 12 weeks into his rehabilitation from back surgery, said he is making progress and expects to talk to his surgeon about being cleared for contact. (Detroit Hockey Now)

It wasn’t the fairytale ending for Vegas Golden Knights fans or goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. In some perfect world, Fleury would have won a Stanley Cup on Vegas ice and skated into the sunset with a beaming smile. Instead, he was dealt to the Blackhawks to clear cap space and there are reports that he will report, despite past rumors. (Hockey Now)

Anna Kane, Evander Kane’s wife, has accused her husband of gambling on his own games. That was just one of a series of accusations levied by Anna Kane against the San Jose Sharks winger on her Instagram accountthis afternoon. (San Jose Hockey Now)

No muss, no fuss, with Covid factors lingering, the Vancouver Canucks are cutting-to-the-chase with the big club’s training camp taking place at the Abbotsford Centre between September 22nd and 25th. Then exhibition games, then off we go into the regular season. The delightful and productive Rookie “Young Stars” Tournament in Penticton seems like a distant memory. Last held in 2018, it’s existence not simply a victim of the pandemic.(Vancouver Hockey Now)

Jack Eichel’s agents said Friday they expected the center to be traded by the Buffalo Sabres by now. “The process is not working,” agents Peter Fish and Peter Donatelli said in a statement. “As previously stated, we fully anticipated a trade by the start of the NHL free agency period (Wednesday).” (NHL)

The National Hockey League today released the following statement: “The League was made aware this evening of a post on social media alleging that San Jose Sharks Player Evander Kane bet on NHL games. The integrity of our game is paramount and the League takes these allegations very seriously. We intend to conduct a full investigation and will have no further comment at this time.” The Sharks also released a statement. (NHL)

Here’s our continuously updated tracker, featuring a list of every player signed, along with analysis on the biggest deals and buzz on what could happen next. Note that the newest deals are at the top. (ESPN)

Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from the NHL and around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit for the PHT Morning Skate? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports. What’s the latest on Eichel trades? What does Gary Bettman think of Montreal’s Mailloux pick? (NBC)

Jack Eichel’s representatives released a statement Friday night saying “the process is not working,” in further opening a deepening rift between the Buffalo Sabres captain and the team. (AP News)


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