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Head Coach Martin St. Louis
Assistant Coach Stephane Rodibas
Assistant Coach Alex Burrows
Assistant Coach Trent Letowski
Playoff Odds %
Projected Cap Hit $89,190,589
Projected Cap Space $-5,690,589
Current Cap Space $5,654,167
LTIR Pool $10,389,584
Roster 23/23
Contracts 49/50
Transactions
Sam Montembeault | Montembeault will be between the pipes at home versus the Arizona Coyotes on Tuesday. Feb 26
Joel Armia | Armia had an assist, three shots on net and one block in Saturday's 4-3 loss to New Jersey. Feb 25
Mike Matheson | Matheson recorded an assist, one shot on net, two blocks, one hit and two PIM in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the New Jersey Devils. Feb 25
Johnny Kovacevic | Kovacevic had an assist, two blocked shots and one hit in Saturday's 4-3 loss to New Jersey. Feb 25
Cole Caufield | Caufield logged an assist and four shots on net in Saturday's 4-3 loss to New Jersey. Feb 25

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Injury Report
Jake Evans
Expected Return unknown
Jake Evans - DAY-TO-DAY - Undisclosed
Mon Feb 26, 2024
Jake Evans | Evans (undisclosed) is considered questionable for Tuesday's game versus the Arizona Coyotes, Anthony Martineau of TVA sports reports.
Jayden Struble
Expected Return unknown
Jayden Struble - DAY-TO-DAY - Lower Body
Mon Feb 26, 2024
Jayden Struble | Struble (lower body) remains questionable ahead of Tuesday's clash with Arizona, Anthony Martineau of TVA Sports reports.

Sat Feb 24, 2024
Jayden Struble | Struble (lower body) won't play Saturday against the New Jersey Devils, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.
Thu Feb 22, 2024
Jayden Struble | Struble (lower body) was injured in the third period of Thursday's game versus the Pittsburgh Penguins, Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now reports.
Chris Wideman
Expected Return Thu Feb 29, 2024
Chris Wideman - IR - Back
Rafael Harvey-Pinard
Expected Return Tue Mar 12, 2024
Rafael Harvey-Pinard - IR - Lower Body
Sun Feb 11, 2024
Rafael Harvey-Pinard | Harvey-Pinard (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Sunday, per the NHL media site.

Sun Feb 11, 2024
Rafael Harvey-Pinard | Harvey-Pinrd (lower body) is expected to miss four to six weeks.
Sat Feb 10, 2024
Rafael Harvey-Pinard | Harvey-Pinard left Saturday's game against the Dallas Stars because of a lower-body injury.
Carey Price
Expected Return Mon Jul 1, 2024
Carey Price - IR-LT - Knee

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Performance Bonuses
Movement Clauses
35+ Over 35 Contract
IR - Injured Reserve
Entry Level Contract
Slide Eligible
Has Arbitration Rights
Two-way contract
(13) Forwards $52,035,000 62.3% of cap
Player POS Age 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Gallagher, Brendan RW 31
$6,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$6,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$6,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$6,500,000
NMC
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2027)
Armia, Joel RW 30
$3,400,000
$3,400,000
$0
UFA
Pearson, Tanner LW 31
$3,250,000
$0
UFA
Anderson, Josh RW 29
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$5,500,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2027)
Dvorak, Christian
IR
LW 28
$4,450,000
M-NTC
$4,450,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Evans, Jake C 27
$1,700,000
$1,700,000
$0
UFA
White, Colin C 27
$775,000
$0
UFA
Pezzetta, Michael LW 25
$812,500
$812,500
$0
UFA
Suzuki, Nick C 24
$7,875,000
$7,875,000
$7,875,000
$7,875,000
NTC
$0
UFA

(2030)
Ylonen, Jesse RW 24
$775,000
$0
RFA
Dach, Kirby
IR
C 23
$3,362,500
$3,362,500
$3,362,500
$0
RFA

(2026)
Caufield, Cole LW 23
$7,850,000
$7,850,000
$7,850,000
$7,850,000
$0
UFA

(2031)
Newhook, Alex C 23
$2,900,000
$2,900,000
$2,900,000
$2,900,000
$0
RFA

(2027)
Harvey-Pinard, Rafael
IR
LW 25
$1,100,000
$1,100,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Roy, Joshua C 20
$835,000
$835,000
$835,000
$0
RFA

(2026)
Slafkovský, Juraj LW 19
$950,000
$950,000
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$52,035,000
$47,235,000
$34,822,500
$30,625,000
(7) Defence $13,863,334 16.6% of cap
Player POS Age 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Savard, David D 33
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$0
UFA
Matheson, Mike D 30
$4,875,000
M-NTC
$4,875,000
M-NTC
$4,875,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA

(2026)
Wideman, Chris
IR
D 34
$762,500
$0
UFA
Kovacevic, Johnathan D 26
$766,667
$766,667
$0
UFA
Harris, Jordan D 23
$1,400,000
$1,400,000
$0
RFA
Struble, Jayden D 22
$867,500
$867,500
$0
RFA
Guhle, Kaiden D 22
$863,334
$863,334
$0
RFA
Xhekaj, Arber D 23
$828,333
$0
RFA
TOTALS
$13,863,334
$12,272,501
$4,875,000
(3) Goalies $16,240,000 19.4% of cap
Player POS Age 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Price, Carey
LTIR
G 36
$10,500,000
NMC
$10,500,000
NMC
$10,500,000
NMC
$0
UFA

(2026)
Allen, Jake G 33
$3,850,000
M-NTC
$3,850,000
M-NTC
$0
UFA
Montembeault, Sam G 27
$1,000,000
$3,150,000
$3,150,000
$3,150,000
$0
UFA

(2027)
Primeau, Cayden G 24
$890,000
$890,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$16,240,000
$18,390,000
$13,650,000
$3,150,000
(0) Buried $0 0.0% of cap
Player POS Age 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
TOTALS
(3) Buyout & Retained Salary $4,927,083 5.9% of cap
Player POS Age 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Edmundson, Joel
Retained Salary
D 30
$1,750,000
Petry, Jeff
Retained Salary
D 36
$2,343,750
$2,343,750
Alzner, Karl
Buyout
D 35
$833,333
TOTALS
$4,927,083
$2,343,750
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2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
Roster Size

Number of players on the Active Roster. Cannot exceed 23 players. Excludes players on IR and LTIR.

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23 23 10 6
Standard Player Contracts

Number of players signed to Standard Player Contracts (SPC's). Cannot exceed 50 players. Some players do not count towards this, such as 18/19 Year-Old players in Junior with less than 10 NHL Games Played in Season.

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49 36 15 6
Upper Limit

The maximum Salary Cap Hit of all players counting towards the active roster. Often referred to as "Salary Cap". This is determined in the summer and is based on the previous season's revenues, per the CBA.

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$83,500,000 $87,675,000 $87,675,000 $87,675,000
Projected Cap Hit

Anticipated Season-End Cap Hit based on the current roster, calculated by summing all Cap Hits of players currently counting towards the Salary Cap. Assumes current roster is in effect for the remainder of season.

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$89,190,589 $80,241,251 $53,347,500 $33,775,000
Projected Cap Space

Amount of Cap Space projected to be available at end of year. Calculated as Annual Salary Cap minus Projected Cap Hit.

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$-5,690,589 $7,433,749 $34,327,500 $53,900,000
Current Cap Space

Amount of Annual Cap Hit that can be added to the roster without exceeding the Upper Limit (Salary Cap Maximum) based on the current roster. For teams using LTIR, Current Cap Space is the amount of annual cap hit that can be added without exceeding the Salary Cap by more than the team's LTIR Pool.

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$5,654,167 $7,433,749 $34,327,500 $53,900,000
Maximum LTIR Pool

The maximum amount of Long Term Injured Reserve space potentially available. This is the Cap Hit of player on LTIR less the Cap Space available for team at time player was on LTIR. A player can go on LTIR when they expect to miss 10 games and 24 days in the season. A player on LTIR does not come off of the salary cap, instead a team is allowed to exceed the cap by the LTIR amount.

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$10,389,584 $0 $0 $0
Current Roster Annual Cap Hit

Anticipated Cap Hit based on the current roster, calculated by summing all Cap Hits of players currently counting towards the Salary Cap + retained salary + buyouts.

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$88,235,417 $80,241,251 $53,347,500 $33,775,000
Carryover Bonus Overages

Teams can exceed the salary cap due to players receiving performance bonuses. If a team exceeds the salary cap due to performance bonuses, they carryover to the previous season and reduce the cap space a team has.

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$1,170,000 $0 $0 $0
Potential Bonuses

Performance Bonuses that players on the active roster are eligible to achieve. A team can exceed the salary cap due to performance bonuses, but they carry over to the following season.

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$4,035,000 $3,977,500 $0 $0
Retained Salary Remaining

Teams can retain salary/cap hit when they trade a player. A team can only have a maximum of 3 players that they retained salary on.

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1 2 3 3
(21) Non-Roster
Player POS Age 2023-2024 2024-2025 2025-2026 2026-2027
McEwan, James C 26
$0
$0
UFA
Maillet, Philippe C 31
$775,000
$0
UFA
Koberstein, Nikolas D 28
$0
Stephens, Mitchell C 27
$775,000
$0
UFA
Goulet, Alexandre C 27
$0
Gignac, Brandon C 26
$775,000
$775,000
$0
UFA
Samuel, Antoine G 26
$0
$0
UFA
Andersson, Lias C 25
$775,000
$0
RFA
$0
UFA
Ikonen, Joni C 24
$0
$0
UFA
Tyszka, Jarret D 24
$0
$0
UFA
Olofsson, Jacob C 24
$0
McShane, Allan C 24
$0
Gorniak, Jack LW 24
$0
Houde, Samuel C 23
$0
Stapley, Brett C 25
$0
$0
UFA
Adams-Moisan, Morgan RW 27
$0
$0
UFA
Harvey, Samuel G 26
$0
$0
UFA
Martineau, Phelix C 26
$0
$0
UFA
Melancon, T.J. D 27
$0
$0
UFA
Plant, Adam D 28
$0
$0
UFA
Keeper, Brady D 27
$775,000
$0
UFA
Leskinen, Otto D 27
$0
UFA-Group6
$0
UFA
Norlinder, Mattias D 23
$859,167
$0
RFA
Legare, Nathan RW 23
$789,167
$0
RFA
Leguerrier, Jacob D 23
$0
$0
UFA
Pitlick, Rhett LW 23
$0
$0
UFA
Cederqvist, Filip LW 23
$850,000
$0
RFA
Ruscheinski, Kieran D 22
$0
$0
UFA
Barron, Justin D 22
$925,000
$0
RFA
Heineman, Emil LW 22
$897,500
$897,500
$0
RFA
Tuch, Luke LW 21
$0
$0
UFA
Mysak, Jan C 21
$828,333
$828,333
$0
RFA
Smilanic, Ty C 22
$0
Smith, Jack C 21
$0
$0
UFA
Biondi, Blake C 21
$0
$0
UFA
Farrell, Sean C 22
$897,500
$897,500
$0
RFA
Dobes, Jakub G 22
$925,000
$925,000
$0
RFA
Gordin, Alexander RW 22
$0
$0
UFA
Mailloux, Logan D 20
$875,000
$875,000
$875,000
$0
RFA

(2026)
Kidney, Riley C 20
$836,667
$836,667
$836,667
$0
RFA

(2026)
Kapanen, Oliver C 20
$0
$0
UFA
Kostenko, Dmitri D 21
$0
$0
UFA
Trudeau, William D 21
$856,667
$856,667
$0
RFA
Sobolev, Daniil D 20
$0
$0
UFA
Simoneau, Xavier C 22
$855,000
$855,000
$0
RFA
Vrbetic, Joe G 21
$0
$0
UFA
Condotta, Lucas C 26
$775,000
$775,000
$0
UFA
Mesar, Filip RW 20
$918,333
$918,333
$918,333
$0
RFA

(2026)
Beck, Owen C 20
$885,000
$885,000
$885,000
$0
RFA

(2026)
Guindon, Cedrick LW 19
$0
$0
UFA
Rohrer, Vinzenz C 19
$0
$0
UFA
Hutson, Lane D 20
$0
$0
UFA
Engström, Adam D 20
$0
$0
UFA
Davidson, Jared C 21
$0
$0
UFA
Croteau, Emmett G 20
$0
$0
UFA
Nurmi, Petteri D 22
$0
$0
UFA
Tourigny, Miguel D 22
$0
Reinbacher, David D 19
$950,000
$950,000
$950,000
$0
RFA

(2026)
Fowler, Jacob G 19
$0
$0
UFA
Xhekaj, Florian LW 19
$0
$0
UFA
Konyushkov, Bogdan D 21
$0
$0
UFA
Miller, Quentin G 19
$0
$0
UFA
Harris, Sam LW 20
$0
$0
UFA
Volokhin, Yevgeni G 18
$0
$0
UFA
Eriksson, Filip C 19
$0
$0
UFA
Mittelstadt, Luke D 21
$0
$0
UFA
TOTALS
$17,798,334
$11,275,000
$4,465,000