Rumours swirled on Tuesday night that the Canadiens and defenceman Andrei Markov were close to signing a new two-year deal, but the story was quickly denied by Markov’s agent.
But at least it gave media and fans something to talk about on an otherwise quiet day in the world of hockey. Here’s some of the news from around the league:
Bruins spent $156,000 on booze to celebrate Stanley Cup win: Chris Stevenson
New NHL rules aimed at player safety: Eric Duhatschek