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Wednesday’s Coyotes Tracks – Hurricanes Promote Brind’Amour

The Carolina Hurricanes have changed their front office, looking at Kevin Connauton’s contract situation, and Crosby and Malkin won’t being going to the Worlds.

Coyotes News

Kevin Connauton’s contract a conundrum for Coyotes – Arizona Sports
Coyotes defenseman Kevin Connauton has been traded, he has been waived and he has been scratched for periods as long as three weeks. One thing he has never experienced is unrestricted free agency.

The East

Hurricanes stay in-house, name Brind’Amour head coach, Waddell GM – ProHockeyTalk
The best options were apparently the ones already employed by the franchise.

Phil Kessel is about the last player the Penguins should consider trading – PensBurgh
It’s offseason so it’s rumor and hypothetical time. But one move the Penguins absolutely should not do (for a hockey and management perspective) is consider trading Phil Kessel.

Regardless of the finish, this Bruins season shouldn’t be considered a failure – Stanley Cup of Chowder
It ended in frustrating fashion. But does that mean it was a lost cause?

Hall undergoes hand surgery, Schneider may not be ready for camp – ProHockeyTalk
Patrick Maroon also went under the knife.

Sidney Crosby not going to World Championships – PensBurgh
The Pens star center’s offseason starts now for a well-earned rest

New Jersey Devils re-sign Brian Strait – All About The Jersey
Brian Strait will remain in the Devils organisation after signing a new two-way contract.

Evgeni Malkin will not play in World Championships due to knee injury – PensBurgh
The Penguins star was hampered through this playoffs and his season has come to an end.

Max Pacioretty remains one of the best left-wingers in hockey – Eyes On The Prize
Even an off season couldn’t push Pacioretty down the leaderboards.

The West

Oilers Sign Forward Tyler Vesel To One Year Deal – The Copper & Blue
Low risk signing for Oilers gives Bakersfield a little depth.

Colorado Avalanche sign Igor Shvyrev to an Entry Level Contract from the KHL – Mile High Hockey
Avalanche sign their 2017 fifth round selection tona three-year ELC

Final Howl

This Texas Stars goal was the result of a comical sequence of events – ProHockeyTalk
The Stars took a 2-1 series lead with an OT win.

Read the full story at Five for Howling.