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.
Six organizations will have new coaches behind the bench and will be seeking very different results. For established coaches like Peter Laviolette and Barry Trotz, the transition may be easier, but rookies Willie Desjardins and Mike Johnston could be interesting to watch.
There are going to be a lot of new faces in new places as there is every year in the NHL. Here's a look at the new acquisitions, big and small, that could be particularly interesting to watch when training camps start.