TORONTO -- A group of influential NHLers is asking the league and the players' union to consider placing corporate logos on jerseys as a way to generate new revenues, according to a Toronto Star report yesterday.
The group which includes the New Jersey Devils' Martin Brodeur, the Dallas' Stars' Marty Turco, the Detroit Red Wings' Dominik Hasek and the Edmonton Oilers' Dwayne Roloson is proposing the creation of a Goaltender's Club.
The idea is to sell space for ads on the jerseys of the league's netminders.
Hockey marketer Brad Robins and Edmonton player agent Ritch Winter are working with the players and they estimate on-uniform ads could generate upwards of $30 million a season for the NHL.
RANGERS RE-SIGN TYUTIN
The New York Rangers re-signed defenceman Fedor Tyutin yesterday, keeping him away from free agency.
Contract terms weren't immediately available.
Tyutin, who has played in all 61 Rangers games this season, has four goals and 14 points.
HAWKS CALL FOR BRODEUR
The Chicago Blackhawks recalled goaltender Michael Brodeur from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League yesterday.
Brodeur's recall was the Blackhawks' second of a Rockford goaltender since Nikolai Khabibulin sprained his knee during Wednesday night's 7-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
FEDOROV RETURNS TO JACKETS
The Columbus Blue Jackets activated centre Sergei Fedorov from injured reserve yesterday and sent left wing Joakim Lindstrom to their AHL affiliate in Syracuse.
Fedorov has eight goals and 19 assists in 46 games this season.