When he returned...: The Packers parted way with Woodson, now a safety, after a 2012 season in which he missed nine games due to a broken collarbone. The Raiders, looking for a mentor to help mold a young roster, brought Woodson back under a one-year contract in 2013. Raiders fans loved the move, as hundreds went to the facility to greet him when he visited before signing.Dallas Stars Tapestrys
• Owen Power informed the Buffalo Sabres of his plans to return to the NCAA this season in a pre-draft interview. [TSN]Nashville Predators Tapestrys
The full list (alphabetically): Zach Aston-Reese (Pittsburgh Penguins), Ross Colton (Tampa Bay Lightning), Andrew Copp (Winnipeg Jets), Jason Dickinson (Vancouver Canucks), Vince Dunn (Seattle Kraken), Adam Erne (Detroit Red Wings), Dante Fabbro (Nashville Predators), Dennis Gilbert (Colorado Avalanche), Adin Hill (San Jose Sharks), Michael McNiven (Montreal Canadiens), Victor Mete (Ottawa Senators), Adam Pelech (New York Islanders), Neal Pionk (Winnipeg Jets), Zach Sanford (St. Louis Blues), Juuse Saros (Nashville Predators), Jakub Vrana (Detroit Red Wings), Nikita Zadorov (Calgary Flames).
"I was hoping I would be 100% by this time," Lundqvist told the Post. "But I was told that inflammation takes a long time to correct and with medication I might be out of the woods, but it could be another full year before I would be 100%. ... I came to the conclusion that there are too many unknowns and too much risk for not enough reward for me to keep playing."
• “f the Hurricanes want to keep Kotkaneimi after this season it will cost them at least another $6.1 million in a qualifying offer. It’s kind of a put up type season suddenly for a player. You can get away with that for one year, but if Jesperi fails to take a significant step forward, it’s likely that this will end up as a $6.1 million practical joke — no matter how satisfying the revenge may be.” [WRAL Sports Fan]Columbus Blue Jackets Tapestry
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The Flyers have acquired five players who were alternate captains last season on their respective former teams: Brassard, Ellis, Atkinson, Yandle and Ristolainen.