Headline Sports podcast with Matt Harrington: NHL forms Return to Play Committee; Zubs joins Sens in one year deal; plus more

The Ottawa Senators signed defenceman Artem Zubs on Friday for a one year deal. Zubs played in the KHL (senshot.com file photo)

On Headlines podcast with Matt:

#1 Matt, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has formed a Return to play committee and is in a holding pattern as to how teams will line up the schedule and if games will be played in neutral sites or by divisions. Also decisions are being made based on how local municipalities enforcement on shelter in place.

#2 Artem Zubs has signed a one year entry level deal with the Ottawa Senators for the 2020-21 season. Although terms were not disclosed Zubs tied in the Kontinental Hockey League with a plus 35 rating and had 13 goals, nine assists, in 57 games.

#3 The new arenas in Belmont Park for the New York Islanders and Key Arena in Seattle are getting the once over as they should both be ready for play in September 2021. It’s a real can’t wait and see once they pull the sheet off the new buildings.

#4 The Calgary Flames signed a three year entry level deal with goaltender Dustin Wolf coming out of the WHL. In the WHL Wolf was 1.88 in goals against, .935 saves percentage, and had nine shutouts. He’s someone to really look forward to whenever he joins the Flames AHL affiliate in Stockton.

#5 One of the things that Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrooks could say about the current downtime in the NHL is that it gave him time to recover from shoulder surgery in December and hip procedures in January and February. Seabrooks has 103 goals and 361 assists in 1,114 games.

Join Matt each Saturday for Headline Sports at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

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