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Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises | by Chris Johnston, Sportsnet.ca

There’s a 7 minute video in here that you can watch if you want to. If not, you can read the 66 players who are exempt from the expansion draft.

We already knew that Frans Nielsen had to be protected, so that’s nothing new. Just as a PSA, just because there was some confusion in the comments yesterday, Dylan Larkin is exempt. He doesn’t have to be protected.

Anthony Mantha showing 'good hockey IQ' with Detroit Red Wings | by Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press

Another version of this story could be: “Anthony Mantha should have been in the NHL from the beginning of the season,” but oh well.

Happy Thanksgiving for those of you in America! Enjoy the time with your family and friends.