Short offseason where he dealt with several injuries can’t be good for a 42 year old.In more depressing news Chara looks really really old out there. I hope this isn’t the year it all catches up to him finally.
Last look at Ritchie before Backes inevitably slides into that spot?Finale this afternoon. Pretty close to the Opening Night lineup.
Marchand - Bergeron - Pastrnak
DeBrusk - Coyle - Kuhlman
Bjork - Lindholm - Ritchie
Hughes - Kuraly - Wagner
Chara - McAvoy
Krug - Carlo
Zboril - Clifton
15.4 (c) of the NHL-NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement
A Club shall be permitted to dress a minimum of eight (8) veterans for any Exhibition Game. For purposes of this Section 15.4(c), a veteran shall constitute either: (1) a forward or defenseman who played in thirty (30) NHL Games during the previous season, (2) a goaltender who either dressed in fifty (50) or more NHL Games or played in thirty (30) or more NHL Games in the previous season, (3) a first round draft choice from the most recent year's Entry Draft, or (4) any Player who has played one-hundred (100) or more career NHL Games. The matter of Player participation in Exhibition Games shall be referred to the NHL/NHLPA Competition Committee for its consideration and recommendations, if any, in accordance with Article 22.