NHL free agency: Teams feeling time crunch to assemble rosters
JUN 30, 9:29a ET | AP
Rotowire: Aug 25 / 3:10p ET
News: Coach Mike Johnston said Tuesday that Hornqvist would open training camp as the right wing on the second line next to Evgeni Malkin, NHL.com reports.
Impact: As expected, the Penguins' offseason acquisition of Phil Kessel will push Hornqvist off Crosby's line, but landing next to one of the NHL's premier pivots in Malkin isn't much of a downgrade. It's quite likely that the arrival of Kessel results in Hornqvist seeing his average ice time and power-play time drop from last season's 17:39 and 3:33, respectively, but there's still plenty of firepower surrounding him, so he's on track for another 50-point campaign if health permits.