The three-year deal worth an average of $4.76 million per season helps the Lightning stay cap compliant
It is report card time, and the Eye On Hockey staff is here to hand out grades from the NHL's fourth quarter.
The Anaheim Ducks will be without forward David Perron for at least a couple of weeks after he fell into the boards against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday afternoon.
Auston Matthews is the top price in the 2016 NHL draft, and a few teams not only need a player like him, they should be doing whatever they can to make sure they get the best chance of landing him.
The NHL didn't get the call wrong on Saturday afternoon, but the review at the end of the Jets-Capitals game did expose some of the flaws with the system.
The Washington Capitals and Winnipeg Jets nearly had a line brawl on Saturday afternoon after Michael Latta tried to elbow Mark Scheifele.

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