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Knee surgery for McIlrath; Beukeboom coaching Whale

Was on the East End yesterday, so if anyone missed the two pieces of news, here ya go.

Dylan McIlrath underwent surgery for a dislocated kneecap, which he sustained during prospect camp in a collision with Kyle Jean. Will be monitored over the summer. Doesn't sound good at all.

On the positive side, Beukeboom, a former defenseman, replaces J.J. Daigneault as an assistant in Hartford, working with the blueliners. Good move.

The third day of talks between the NHL and NHLPA on a new CBA concluded; another session scheduled for Toronto on Tuesday.  Deputy Commish Bill Daly called the meetings "productive".

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