Thursday Sharks Links: Date set for prospect scrimmage

Your daily assortment of links to news and analysis from around the hockey world.

  • The Sharks' third annual prospect scrimmage, and second straight at SAP Center, is slated for Thursday, July 9th at 7PM. Tickets are $5 apiece with proceeds going to the Sharks Foundation and go on sale tomorrow at 10AM. A full roster will be announced at the draft but Chris Tierney, Mirco Mueller, Nikolay Goldobin and Barclay Goodrow are all expected to be there. [CSN Bay Area]
  • Former Shark, new Stanley Cup champion and pending unrestricted free agent Andrew Desjardins is a player the cap-crunched Chicago Blackhawks "would love to have back" according to GM Stan Bowman. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Larry Robinson makes the list of best stars-turned-coaches in NHL history. [The Hockey News]
  • Highly-touted Blue Jackets prospect and University of Minnesota defenseman Mike Reilly has informed Columbus he will not be signing with them and will instead pursue free agency on July 1st. Chicago, Minnesota, L.A. and the Rangers are among the teams pursuing him. [Columbus Dispatch]
  • With their future in Glendale very much up in the air, the Coyotes could be willing to deal their plethora of picks for veterans at the draft. [Fox Sports]/