Peter Baugh: Due to accidents, COVID-19, a suspension and their wage cap place, the Colorado Avalanche solely dressed 19 gamers final night time.
Puck Pedia: “What’s fascinating about #GoAvsGo is that the present roster proper now has annual cap hit of $81.51M. They’ll try this & undertaking to complete yr at $81.493M as a result of they began the 12 months with 2 days of $1.38M Annual Cap House, which accrued $14K of house that’s now getting used.”
Johnson and Lemieux in COVID protocol
Leafs pressured to signal a backup to an ATO
Chris Johnston: The Toronto Maple Leafs had been needed to signal U of T goaltender Alex Bishop to an ATO (beginner tryout) yesterday as they didn’t have the wage cap house to recall a backup goaltender. Goaltender Petr Mrazek was injured on Thursday.
Puck Pedia: “Beneath final 12 months’s particular guidelines, a goalie could possibly be recalled instantly from taxi squad even when the crew had no cap house. This 12 months reverts again to regular emergency guidelines: If no cap house, should play 1 sport brief, then can name up cap hit 850K or much less & doesn’t carry cap cost”
Kristen Shilton: Bishop is in a rotation of emergency backups at ScotiaBank Area. Bishop mentioned that he was “a day late” again in 2020 when David Ayres made his well-known emergency win.