Senators’ Logan Brown among latest training camp cuts

Logan Brown will begin the 2018-19 campaign in the minors.

The 11th overall pick in the 2016 entry draft was among 15 players cut from Ottawa Senators training camp Sunday, bringing the camp squad to 27 skaters and three goaltenders.

The 20-year-old Brown was expected to be one of many young players to fill a role for Ottawa this year, a chance that may now only come as a call-up.

Brown split last season between the OHL's Kitchener Rangers and Windsor Spitfires, picking up 48 points in just 32 games. He also notched one assist in four appearances with the Senators.

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Canadiens sign Byron to 4-year, $13.6M extension

The Montreal Canadiens and forward Paul Byron have agreed to a four-year, $13.6-million contract extension, the team announced Sunday.

Byron's new deal will pay him $3.4 million annually beginning in 2019-20, when he was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent. Until then, he'll count for $1.116 million against Montreal's cap as he plays out the final season of his current contract.

The 29-year-old joined the Canadiens in 2015-16, and last season marked his second consecutive 20-goal campaign.

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Senators providing financial support for those affected by Ottawa tornadoes

After two tornadoes twisted through the Ottawa, Ontario, and Gatineau, Quebec region on Friday evening, the Ottawa Senators are looking to help the victims of the natural disaster.

The Senators Foundation has started a GoFundMe campaign to help raise money for those affected by the tornadoes, the team announced. The starting goal is set at $25,000, and the Sens Foundation will match that total once it has been reached. As of Saturday night, it is already less than $5,000 away from reaching that mark.

The devastating tragedy left more than 100,000 homes and businesses without power, and it may take days before it's restored, according to the Ottawa Citizen. Twenty people were taken to hospital, but there have been no reports of fatalities or missing people.

Winds reached as high as 250 km/h (155 mph), destroying numerous homes, buildings, and hydro poles in its path.

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Devils lock up Miles Wood with 4-year deal

The New Jersey Devils re-signed restricted free-agent forward Miles Wood to a four-year contract, the team announced Saturday.

The deal reportedly comes with an average annual value of $2.75 million, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

Wood was one of many young Devils to enjoy a breakout season in 2017-18, tallying 19 goals - good for fourth on the team - and 13 assists in 76 games.

The 23-year-old possesses a rare combination of speed, physicality, and a nose for the net, as he also recorded 75 hits and a team-leading 84 penalty minutes.

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Pavelski’s agent calls extension talks with Sharks ‘non-existent’

The San Jose Sharks have held plenty of contract negotiations this offseason, but that apparently doesn't include talks with their captain.

Joe Pavelski's agent, Dan Plante, recently revealed as much to The Athletic's Kevin Kurz.

"Since there hasn't been a whole lot of talks about a contract extension at all, I would say that they are lukewarm or tepid, at best," Plante said. "It's really kind of non-existent, so maybe non-existent is a better word."

Pavelski's representative added that his client would like to stay in San Jose, but they haven't seen much progress on that front.

"Joe would love to have something done," he said. "The fact of the matter is (Sharks general manager) Doug (Wilson) and I have had a longstanding relationship, Doug and I have done a lot of contracts together, we know each other pretty well. But, again, there hasn't been anything to give me the idea that anything is imminent in any way, shape or form."

Pavelski is entering the final season of the five-year, $30-million pact he inked with the Sharks in the summer of 2013. It carries a cap hit of $6 million.

The 34-year-old has played his entire 12-year career with San Jose, and he's served as the team's captain for the last three. Pavelski ranks second on the Sharks' all-time goals list, third in assists, third in points, and fourth in games played.

San Jose signed center Logan Couture to an eight-year extension on July 1 after securing Evander Kane's services with a seven-year extension in late May. After trading for Erik Karlsson last week, Wilson said he envisions the superstar defenseman as part of San Jose's long-term plans.

Pavelski posted 22 goals and 66 points while appearing in all 82 regular-season games last season. He added a pair of goals and eight points in 10 playoff contests.

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Pavelski’s agent calls extension talks with Sharks ‘non-existent’

The San Jose Sharks have held plenty of contract negotiations this offseason, but that apparently doesn't include talks with their captain.

Joe Pavelski's agent, Dan Plante, recently revealed as much to The Athletic's Kevin Kurz.

"Since there hasn't been a whole lot of talks about a contract extension at all, I would say that they are lukewarm or tepid, at best," Plante said. "It's really kind of non-existent, so maybe non-existent is a better word."

Pavelski's representative added that his client would like to stay in San Jose, but they haven't seen much progress on that front.

"Joe would love to have something done," he said. "The fact of the matter is (Sharks general manager) Doug (Wilson) and I have had a longstanding relationship, Doug and I have done a lot of contracts together, we know each other pretty well. But, again, there hasn't been anything to give me the idea that anything is imminent in any way, shape or form."

Pavelski is entering the final season of the five-year, $30-million pact he inked with the Sharks in the summer of 2013. It carries a cap hit of $6 million.

The 34-year-old has played his entire 12-year career with San Jose, and he's served as the team's captain for the last three. Pavelski ranks second on the Sharks' all-time goals list, third in assists, third in points, and fourth in games played.

San Jose signed center Logan Couture to an eight-year extension on July 1 after securing Evander Kane's services with a seven-year extension in late May. After trading for Erik Karlsson last week, Wilson said he envisions the superstar defenseman as part of San Jose's long-term plans.

Pavelski posted 22 goals and 66 points while appearing in all 82 regular-season games last season. He added a pair of goals and eight points in 10 playoff contests.

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Report: Contract talks picking up between Devils, Miles Wood

The New Jersey Devils could be on the verge of securing the services of their lone training camp holdout.

Negotiations between the Devils and restricted free agent forward Miles Wood have become serious and a new deal could be imminent, a source with knowledge of the talks told NJ Advance Media's Chris Ryan on Saturday.

The two sides didn't engage in any serious dialogue leading up to camp, and Wood has been absent for the start of the preseason as a result.

He ranked fourth on the Devils with 19 goals last season, his second campaign with New Jersey.

Wood was a fourth-round pick of the club in 2013.

Three other NHL RFAs remain as the regular season approaches: William Nylander of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore, and Nick Ritchie of the Anaheim Ducks.

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