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Blues and Bruins off tonight; Jeff Skinner staying in Buffalo

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The St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins get an extra day off as the Stanley Cup Final switches venues to Enterprise Center for Game 6. The Blues will be without the services of forward Ivan Barbasev, who was suspended for his high hit to the head of Boston’s Marcus Johansson.

If you are completely jonesing for hockey, the Charlotte Checkers and Chicago Wolves will go at it tonight in Game 5 of the Calder Cup Final. Charlotte, the AHL affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes, is up 3-1 in the series. The game will be broadcast on NHL Network at 8 p.m.

Hockey Headlines

Matt Larkin lists the Florida Panthers among the eight teams that will influence the offseason the most. (The Hockey News)

Jeff Skinner is remaining in the Atlantic Division, signing a huge eight-year deal worth $72 million. Skinner scored a career-high 40 goals in his first season with Buffalo. He totaled four of those goals and two assists in his four games against the Cats. (Die By The Blade)

Katya Knappe is tired of hearing about asset management and cap space and wants the Toronto Maple Leafs to make some ballsy moves that will improve the team. (Pension Plan Puppets)

The Boston Bruins have reportedly signed undrafted forward Samuel Asselin to an entry-level contract. Asselin led the QMJHL with 48 goals in 2018-19. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Creative bookkeeping and some willing trade partners could allow the Montreal Canadiens to unload defenseman Karl Alzner’s contract (Eyes On The Prize)

SB Nation’s NHL Mock Draft is 23/31 of the way through the first round. Catch up on all the latest picks. (SB Nation)