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Raanta disputes claim he rooted against Hawks 09-02-2015
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Antti Raanta is disputing a report from Finland's Ilta-Sanomat that claimed he wanted the Chicago Blackhawks to lose in the 2015 playoffs.

Chicago Sun-Times
Raanta was still a member of the Blackhawks at the time, but had lost the backup job. "I have never said anything like that," Raanta insists. He added that he's not the type of person to root against his own team. Raanta was traded to the New York Rangers this summer.
Joakim Nordstrom signs one-year contract 09-02-2015
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Joakim Nordstrom has inked a one-year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Nordstrom was a restricted free agent after completing his entry-level contract. He had three assists in 38 games with Chicago in 2014-15.
Dmitry Orlov feels good going into camp 09-02-2015
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Dmitry Orlov (wrist surgery) feels fine going into training camp.

Washington Post
Orlov was limited to a three-game AHL conditioning stint last season as he didn't play at all with the Washington Capitals. At this point though, he has fully recovered from his injury and will be going into the preseason with an opportunity to secure a role on the team's third defensive pairing.
Raanta wanted Nashville to eliminate Chicago 09-02-2015
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A report from Finland's Ilta-Sanomat has Antti Raanta quoted as saying that he was rooting for the Nashville Predators to sweep the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round.

Pro Hockey Talk
Raanta was still a member of the Blackhawks at the time, but he had lost his place as the team's backup to Scott Darling. Chicago dealt Raanta to the New York Rangers to serve as New York's number two netminder.
Bryce Salvador decides to hang up his skates 09-02-2015
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Bryce Salvador has announced that he is ending his playing career.

The Players' Tribune
Salvador will continue to work with the Devils as well as other hockey organizations in New Jersey in the hopes of being "an example for young players and spread access to the game for everyone." The 39-year-old defenseman had 24 goals and 110 points in 786 career games with the St. Louis Blues and New Jersey Devils. Along the way he was a major contributor in the Devils' 2012 run to the Stanley Cup Final as he recorded 14 points in 24 playoff contests and averaged 22:24 minutes per game.
Jack Eichel will live with Matt Moulson 09-02-2015
Jack Eichel will move in with fellow Sabres forward Matt Moulson.

Buffalo News
Spending that kind of time with the veteran should help Eichel in his rookie campaign. "I know that everyone who knows him well says great things about him," Eichel said. "I haven't heard a bad thing about the guy. The way he offered his house to me shows what kind of person he is. He's a really generous guy, a good guy to be around." The two of them might also end up playing on the same line together for parts of the 2015-16 campaign.
Markus Soberg will have sports hernia surgery 09-02-2015
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Markus Soberg is expected to undergo sports hernia surgery.

Columbus Dispatch
Soberg is projected to be sidelined for four-to-six weeks as a result. He won't be able to participate in the prospects tournament in Traverse City as a result. Soberg had 13 goals and 30 points in 61 contests with the OHL's Windsor Spitfires last season.