Mair, Nylander gone; Hartnell to have heart tests

Farewell to Adam Mair and Michael Nylander, as both players were released from their tryout contracts on Sunday.

The club’s current contract situation, already crowded and up against the limit, was a significant factor in the decision — as was the fact that neither player really meshed well in limited action.

One nugget that made us sit up and take notice came when Scott Hartnell was limited to just over nine minutes of ice time in Friday’s preseason win over Detroit.

Well, it wasn’t due to poor play, or a different line rotation. Apparently, Hartnell had an elevated heart rate and was kept out of action as a precaution. The 29-year-old did not practice on Sunday and will not play in Monday’s preseason game against the New York Rangers.

Hartnell is scheduled to see a cardiologist on Tuesday.