Fantasy Hockey News

Rumors

The San Jose Sharks and defenseman Erik Karlsson are currently discussing a possible contract extension with the organization. (Source: The Atlantic)

Fantasy Impact: The Sharks are hoping they can get a deal done with Karlsson prior to June 23. If a deal has not been struck by that point, then other teams will be allowed to contact him about contract negotiations. Karlsson did undergo groin surgery on May 31, and he hopes that those issues he was having during the postseason will finally be behind him. It will be interesting to see how this story unfolds as the summer progresses.


New Sabres head coach Ralph Krueger claims he has been in contact with Jeff Skinner and is confident that they will come to terms on a new deal at some point this offseason. (Source: Buffalo News)

Fantasy Impact: Skinner finished the 2018-19 campaign with 40 goals and 23 assists during his first season in Buffalo. If he is to eventually resign, he will most definitely be one of their important pieces to build around as the Sabres look to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2011.


Charlie McAvoy will miss game one vs the Carolina Hurricane for his illegal check on Blue Jacket’s Forward Josh Anderson.

Fantasy Impact: It was an ugly hit, that only warranted a two minute minor during the game. But after review, the NHL brought the hammer down. McAvoy has 6 points in the playoffs and a +8 rating. The Bruins will have to make up for McAvoy’s team leading 24 minutes per game on the ice.