Afternoon NHL Date – October 5, 2011

CANADIENS CLAIM F BETTS

Alfie: This season could be my last

Florida Panthers Finalize Roster, Send Steven Reinprecht and Mike Kostka to AHL San Antonio


CANADIENS CLAIM F BETTS

The Montreal Canadiens added some depth to their bottom two lines on Wednesday, claiming forward Blair Betts off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers.

Betts, who was waived by the Flyers on Tuesday, is expected to join the Canadiens in Toronto when the club takes on the Maple Leafs in their season opener.

Betts, 31, has played 477 career NHL games with the Flyers, Calgary Flames and New York Rangers.

http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=377460

Alfie: This season could be my last

Life without Daniel Alfredsson could start as early as next season for the Ottawa Senators.

Speaking to Sportsnet on the weekend, Alfredsson said he is preparing as though this season — his 16th in the National Hockey League — will be his final one.

“It all depends on how I feel, but I’m going to play like this is my last year and we’ll see how it goes,” Alfredsson told Sportsnet. “I think I approach it that way — that it could be the last one because you never know. I’m just going to give it everything I have and have no regrets looking back after.”

Alfredsson is under contract for the 2012-13 season, but will only receive $1 million to play as it is the final year of a front-loaded, four-year, $19.5-million contract he signed in October of 2008. However, Alfredsson does point out that if this year goes smoothly for him, he would contemplate returning for another season with the Senators.

“If at the end of the year, if I’m feeling good and the team is going in the right direction, I wouldn’t say that I wouldn’t play the following season,” Alfredsson added.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/2011/10/04/mendes_alfredsson/

Florida Panthers Finalize Roster, Send Steven Reinprecht and Mike Kostka to AHL San Antonio

The Panthers finalized their opening night roster on Tuesday by making two expected moves.

Veteran center Steven Reinprecht, who cleared waivers last week, was assigned to Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate in San Antonio.

It’s believed Florida will try to bring Reinprecht back up through re-entry waivers, making it easier for another team to claim him and take half of his $2 million salary off the books.

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/flapanthers/2011/10/florida-panthers-finalize-roster-send-steven-reinprecht-and-mike-kostka-to-ahl-san-antonio.html


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