NHL notes: Kings' Regehr set for arm surgery

Los Angeles Kings' Robyn Regehr (L) and Chicago Blackhawks' Marcus Kruger chase the puck (L) in the...

Los Angeles Kings' Robyn Regehr (L) and Chicago Blackhawks' Marcus Kruger chase the puck (L) in the second period during Game 2 of their NHL Western Conference final hockey playoff game in Chicago, Illinois, June 2, 2013. (REUTERS)

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Los Angeles Kings defenceman Robyn Regehr was scheduled to have arm surgery Monday after playing with an undisclosed injury throughout the playoffs, according to NHL.com.

Kings coach Darryl Sutter would only refer to Regehr's injury as a "bad arm," and didn't indicate when the injury occured.

Despite the injury, Regehr played in all 18 playoff games for the Kings this spring.

Although he finished with a team-worst minus-8 rating, the Kings signed the 33-year-old to a two-year, $6 million extension after they fell to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference final.

PREDS INK JOSI

The Nashville Predators signed Roman Josi to a $28-million contract extension that will see him the Swiss defenceman remain in Tennessee through the 2019-20 season.

Preds general manager David Poile said the extension has locked up the Predators' top defensive pairing long-term. Playing alongside Shea Weber this season, Josi, 23, accumulated five goals and 13 assists in 48 games.

"Re-signing Roman was a top priority as we look to regroup heading into the 2013-14 season," Poile said. "Roman has proven, with his growth and success here in Nashville and on the international stage, that he is one of the best young defencemen in the NHL. Roman's skating ability and instincts have allowed him to play in all key situations.

"We look forward to Roman's continued development and contribution to the Predators' on-ice success."

'YOTES RELOCATION

Uncertainty surrounding the Phoenix Coyotes could extend into July.

According to FoxSportsArizona.com, sources claim the NHL has been pressuring Renaissance Sports and Entertainment to strike a deal with the City of Glendale as early as this week.

However, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Sunday that if RSE and the city were working on an agreement, council voting would occur in July as opposed to June 25, when council reconvenes.

Daly confirmed that Seattle and Quebec City are still in consideration should relocation be necessary.

TORTS TO TEXAS?

John Tortorella is on the Dallas Stars' radar, according to ESPNNewYork.com.

Following five season with the New York Rangers, the outspoken 54-year-old was relieved of his coaching duties after they were eliminated by the Boston Bruins in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Stars dismissed Glen Gulutzan after finishing the season with a 22-22-4 record.

Reported interest in Tortorella comes just weeks after Joe Nieuwendyk was replaced by Jim Nill as the team's general manager.

The Stars have also received permission to talk with former Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault.

BRIEFLY: Two weeks after firing Tortorella, the New York Rangers have been given permission to contact former Buffalo Sabres bench boss Lindy Ruff about their coaching vacancy... Former NHL goaltender Dwayne Roloson has been named goaltending consultant for the Anaheim Ducks. Roloson will replace Pete Peeters, who retired last week ... The Dallas Stars confirmed Monday they've signed veteran defenceman Sergei Gonchar to a two-year, $10 million contract. Gonchar was acquired from the Ottawa Senators Friday for a sixth-round draft pick.


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