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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: A Quiet Place

In which Ryan Pulock re-signs with the Isles, Mark Scheifele is 100%, and a Hungarian player jumps through the glass (no, seriously).

NHL: Nashville Predators at Edmonton Oilers Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News & Notes

So, yeah... The Preds are still showing no signs of life in this stage of the offseason. I don’t know if Poile is on vacation, or taking a really (really) long nap, but he continues to sit on $12M in cap space. Will he do anything with it before the season? Will he wait until the trade deadline to make a major splash? Who knows.

Sidenote: I’m a little worried about him hanging on to it until the deadline. The trade deadline has not been David Poile’s friend lately.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Islanders sign defenceman Ryan Pulock to two-year, $10M deal | Sportsnet
The New York Islanders have signed restricted free agent defender Ryan Pulock to a two-year deal with an average annual value of $5 million.

Islanders Still Have Salary-Cap Gymnastics to do After Pulock Signing | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
While the Isles got their top defender on a bridge contract at a reasonable price, but they still have challenging work ahead to clear enough cap space for Mathew Barzal.

Report: New York Rangers F Ryan Strome requests $5.7M in arbitration brief | TSN
According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, restricted free agent Ryan Strome requested a one-year, $5.7 million contract in his arbitration brief Tuesday, while the New York Rangers countered at $3.6 million on the same term.

Jets’ Mark Scheifele on his recovery: ‘I’m 100 per cent, no question’ | Sportsnet
Three months after being knocked out of his Winnipeg Jets‘ Qualifying Round series against the Calgary Flames with an Achilles injury, Mark Scheifele said he’s ready to return next season.

Márkó Csollák goal celebration fail: Hungarian player goes through glass | NBC Sports
Just take a look at this beauty.

North Dakota consensus No. 1 in preseason NCAA hockey poll | ESPN
North Dakota, Boston College and Minnesota Duluth are in the top three slots of the preseason ‘Cawlidge Hawkey’ poll.

Senators sign defenceman Christian Jaros to one-year, two-way deal | Sportsnet
The Ottawa Senators have signed defender Christian Jaros to a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced on Wednesday.

Kahun signing gives Oilers opportunity to maximize Draisaitl, McDavid | Sportsnet
The Edmonton Oilers signed another offensive player in Domink Kahun on Monday, and you can see why. The move provides them with more flexibility on offense, giving them the chance to maximize Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid.

Columbus Blue Jackets’ Gustav Nyquist out 5-6 months after surgery | ESPN

“This was a chronic issue that Gus has been dealing with for a number of seasons,” general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said. “He has been able to perform at a high level, but a cyst in the area developed over time that has inhibited his ability to continue to do so. As a result, surgery was the best course of action and we look forward to having him back at full strength this season.”