Hockey Headlines: Blackhawks Re-Sign Kruger; McDavid Shines in Debut

Here’s your daily roundup from the NHL and leagues across North America:

The Blackhawks re-upped Marcus Kruger after moving Kris Versteeg and Joakim Nordstrom to the Hurricanes. [Chicago Tribune] Making a cost-cutting move such as this was long overdue for the Blackhawks. [The Committed Indian]

Ryane Clowe has called it quits thanks to years of concussion problems. [Puck Daddy]

Connor McDavid made his debut in rookie games with a goal and an assist. [Fox Sports] The crowds were large for McDavid’s first event. []

Martin Havlat is heading to the Panthers on a PTO basis. [Today’s Slapshot]

Johan Franzen  (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)
Johan Franzen (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Johan Franzen has been cleared to play after suffering a concussion for four months of NHL play. [The Score]

The NHL league office is moving to educate its players better from now on. [ESPN]

Notes from the Red Wings’ and Blackhawks’ prospects game. [Kukla’s Korner]

The latest on Las Vegas and its arena. [LA Times]

What will the NHL look like with Seattle in the mix? [Sonics Rising]

Brendan Gaunce is ready for the NHL and he is going to make some noise. [The Province]

Gaunce isn’t the only one ready to make the jump. Nikolay Goldobin could be one to watch this season. [CSN Bay Area]