Red Wings general manager Ken Holland told the Detroit Free Press that he doesn't think a contract extension will get done with Mike Babcock before the season begins. The two parties won't negotiate during the season.
The Edmonton Oilers made a mistake in interpreting the NHL's CBA when they offered a contract to undrafted Russian forward Vladimir Tkachev. Per the terms of the CBA, he was not eligible to receive a standard player contract.
Flyers captain Claude Giroux is in the team's lineup for a preseason game for the first time since suffering a lower-body injury on the first day of camp. The captain will make his preseason debut Tuesday against the Rangers.