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Point will be a game-time decision for Game 6 vs. the Islanders.

Point missed Game 3, returned for Game 4 and then missed Game 5 of this series. Prior to the last game, head coach Jon Cooper said that they are trying to manage the injury, so it sounds like they want to try and rest him and still get to the Stanley Cup Final. Point is listed as a game-time decision but don't be surprised if he sits out a second straight game.

Source: Joe Smith 09/17/20, 1:31 pm EST

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The Capitals have re-signed Brian Pinho to a two-year contract worth $1.45 million ($725K AAV).

Pinho was a sixth-round pick in 2013 and made his NHL debut during the playoffs, failing to record a point in two games. The 25-year-old centre spent the regular season with the Hershey Bears (AHL), where he was second on the team in goals (20) and fourth in points (37).

Source: Washington Capitals 09/17/20, 10:15 am EST

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The Canadiens have signed Joel Edmundson to a four-year deal worth $14.0 million ($3.5M AAV).

Edmundson was acquired from the Hurricanes last week and quickly got a deal done with the Canadiens. This contract includes a 10-team no trade clause and will keep Edmundson in Montreal through the 2024 campaign. The 27-year-old is coming off of a career-high 20 points (7G / 13A) in 68 games.

Source: Frank Seravalli 09/17/20, 10:04 am EST

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The Wild have acquired Marcus Johansson from the Sabres for Eric Staal.

The Wild likely acquired Johansson with the idea of him playing centre but he hasn't been very good in the middle throughout his career, including last year in Buffalo. Johansson had just nine goals and 30 points in 60 games with the Sabres in 2019-20 and now joins a Minnesota team devoid of a No.1 centre.

Source: PuckPedia 09/16/20, 6:21 pm EST

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The Sabres have acquired Eric Staal from the Wild for Marcus Johansson.

Staal will be 36 in October and is entering the final year of a two-year contract that carries a $3.25M AAV cap-hit. The move actually saves the Sabres $1.25M in cap space and they are getting the better player. Staal may be nearing the end of his career but he will be a great No.2 centre behind Jack Eichel and reunites with Jeff Skinner. They didn't play together a ton in Carolina but there should be familiarity there five years later.

Source: PuckPedia 09/16/20, 6:20 pm EST

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