Inside the NHL: Around the Rink


*Petr Forsberg has decided to stay in Sweden and play with his close friend Markus Naslund. Forsberg has only played 15 NHL games since the 2006-2007 season. Following the lockout, Forsberg and Naslund each tried to sign with the same team and play together but for both of them to make their $6 million a year salaries, it wasn’t feasible. Now they’re playing together for free. Pittsburgh was among the few teams that looked into signing both forwards as a packaged deal but Naslund had no interest in coming back to Pittsburgh. *Alexander Ovechkin returned to action Tuesday night leading the Washington Capitals to a 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers. Ovechkin scored his 15th goal of the season and now has 15 goals in 15 games. If Ovechkin (24 pts in 15 GP) stays healthy the rest of the season, he is the best bet for overtaking AnzeRead More »

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No Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin on the cover of EA Sports NHL 2010. Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane will be on the cover. *Atlanta Thrashers defenseman Grant Lewis (Upper St. Clair, PA), has not been tendered an offer from the  Thrashers to this point, according to a source close to Lewis. The Thrashers have until July 1st to tender an offer. The former 2nd round pick in 2004, appeared in one game this season with the Thrashers. At 6-4, 205 lbs, Lewis, 24, is regarded as a defensive defenseman and will draw some interest league wide with the Tampa Bay Lightning high on him. They could be a potential landing spot. More Rumors *Martin Havlat is meeting with his agent in Prague this week. One way or another, Havlat’s intentions for free agency are expected to be known by the draft. Rob Scuderi to officially test free agency?