Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman is the Tampa Bay Lightning's new general manager, taking on the task of rebuilding a franchise that has fallen on hard times since winning its only Stanley Cup six years ago.
The former Detroit Red Wings captain and executive was introduced Tuesday.
"There is no easy fix," Yzerman said. "I don't sit up here with the notion that there is a magic wand I can wave and make changes and we're a Stanley Cup contender. I plan on making the Lightning better for the upcoming season, but the long-term goal is to make this team a perennial contender."
Newsday reported that the New York Islanders have canceled their plans to spend part of training camp in China.
Goalie Evgeni Nabokov's days as a member of the San Jose Sharks may be numbered, according to a San Jose Mercury News report. He is scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency on July 1 and the Sharks may not have the room necessary to re-sign him.
The Rangers are getting 19-year-old defenseman Jyri Niemi from the Islanders for a sixth-round pick in this year's draft.