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Lightning Round: NHL teams continue to sign NCAA free agents

Also some COVID-19 related news.

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NHL teams continues to sign to sign NCAA free agent and junior players on Thursday. In addition to defenseman Nick Wolff, the Boston Bruins signed Jeremy Swayman to an entry-level contract. He spent last year with University of Maine.

The Arizona Coyotes have signed forward Ryan McGregor, the captain of the Sarnia Sting from the OHL, to an entry-level contract.

The Nashville Predators are another team that made a minor deal yesterday. Forward Cole Smith of the University of North Dakota has signed a one-year, two-way contract for next season.

The Vancouver Canucks signed Will Lockwood, a third-round pick from the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, to a two-year entry-level contract.

Later, the Canucks have also signed a forward Mark Michaelis to a one-year contract/

Other Hockey News

A short report on how the Syracuse Crunch players are doing during the season pause.

Russian journalist Igor Eronko reported that Ottawa Senators player Nikita Zaitsev is the first NHL player to test positive with COVID-19. But then added a conflicting report that suggested that might not be true.

After the information that an Ottawa Senators player has contracted COVID-19 during their trip to California, both the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings released a statement that their players are staying in quarantine and have not shown any symptoms of the virus so far.

Per Pierre Le Brun, the current situation hasn’t affected the Seattle expansion calendar so far.

NHL players continue to donate money to help game-day workers. Marc-Andre Fleury is another player, who recently committed $100,000