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Roberto Luongo was named the Vancouver Canucks' starter against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.

It wouldn't be wise to read too much into this decision, although it gives Luongo a chance to be an asset in fantasy. He can either steal some starts from Cory Schneider or improve his trade value with some strong play. It's certainly a headache for Schneider owners, but one cannot blame the Canucks after a rough Saturday.
Sun, Jan 20, 2013 04:16:00 PM

According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, Josh Harding's ankle injury is "significant."

The ailment he sustained off the ice is expected to keep him sidelined for months rather than weeks. McKenzie reports that Harding is already on crutches and sporting a walking boot.
Sep 17 - 4:04 PM

Columbus GM Jarmo Kekalainen isn't sure if Nathan Horton (back) will miss the start of the season.

The injury isn't expected to be long term. Shoulder and abdominal injuries sidelined Horton for most of the 2013-14 season. His back ailment could limit his participation at the start of training camp. We'll keep you posted on his status.
Sep 17 - 3:40 PM

Justin Braun has reached a five-year contract extension with the San Jose Sharks.

"Justin has emerged as one of our most well-rounded and dependable defensemen," said GM Doug Wilson. "He's an excellent skater who excels in matching up against the opponents top players on a nightly basis and fits in well with our core group of younger players. We feel Justin has just scratched the surface of his talent and we are excited to have him under contract for the next six seasons." His new deal won't go into effect until the end of the 2014-15 campaign. In 82 games last year, Braun registered 17 points, 121 shots and a plus-19 rating.
Sep 17 - 2:19 PM

Bobby Ryan hinted on Wednesday that the Ottawa Senators have offered him a seven-year contract.

"If you're going to hitch your wagon to a team for seven years, it's okay to take some time to decide if it's what you want to do or not," he said. "Everything I've said and still feel is that I'd love to be here long term, but you need some assurance and you need some motivating factor, to not get it done at this early stage isn't a tragedy." The Senators have not commented on the potential offer, but GM Bryan Murray did say on Monday that the team will push to get something done sometime in October or November.
Sep 17 - 11:34 AM

Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding surprised everyone Tuesday when it was revealed he was dealing with an ankle injury.

Details around the severity of the ailment or even how it occurred have not been revealed, but if Harding is sidelined for an extended period it could definitely muddy the Minnesota goaltending situation. Veteran Niklas Backstrom is hoping to remain healthy after last year's injury-filled campaign while Darcy Kuemper has hinted at a potential move to the KHL as part of a testy contract negotiation so the added question makes surrounding Harding are troubling. More information will be passed along as it becomes available.
Sep 16 - 7:08 PM

An unfortunate update on Daniel Alfredsson: he won't participate in at least Detroit Red Wings training camp as he's seeing back specialists.

Could this be it for the long-time veteran? The 41-year-old would leave an outstanding legacy behind with 444 goals and 1,157 points in 1,246 career NHL regular season games. He was still pretty productive last season, yet the Red Wings seemed reluctant to commit to him in 2014-15. That hesitance will only grow now.
Sep 16 - 5:46 PM

The Detroit Red Wings signed Dan DeKeyser to a two-year contract on Tuesday.

This one came right down to the wire as far as the defenseman's stated goal in participating in training camp is concerned. The 24-year-old seems to have solid if unspectacular potential in fantasy terms; he scored four goals and 23 points in 65 games last season while compiling 30 PIM and averaging 21:38 TOI. Nothing amazing, but if he continues to grow he should be a solid depth D option in fantasy.
Sep 16 - 5:23 PM

The St. Louis Blues have extended a training camp tryout offer to Paul Bissonnette.

Bissonnette is a physical depth forward that, to be honest, might be better known for as a Twitter personality than a hockey player. That's not to suggest that Bissonnette has no value on the ice though. He's a physical forward that can fit in on the fourth line and if he gets into a situation where he's playing regularly, then he'd be a decent source of penalty minutes in fantasy leagues.
Sep 16 - 10:53 AM

Daniel Alfredsson (back) might miss the start of training camp.

"I'm not sure if he'll be able to report to camp on Wednesday," GM Ken Holland said. "I want to see how he's feeling and talk to his agent. I also want to talk to Alfie in the next 24 hours." Alfredsson didn't take to the ice on Monday after he tweaked his back last week. The veteran winger is trying to decide if he'll return for another season, but lingering back issues could stand in the way.
Source: Mlive.com
Sep 15 - 5:04 PM

TSN's Bob McKenzie reports that there's "no thaw yet" in the standoff between Minnesota and goaltender Darcy Kuemper.

The Wild want to get the 24-year-old netminder under a two-way contract, but Kuemper is reportedly seeking a one-year, one-way deal at $850,000.
Sep 15 - 10:58 AM

The Montreal Canadiens won't feature a captain for the 2014-15 season.

Tomas Plekanec, Andrei Markov, Max Pacioretty and P.K. Subban will serve as alternates. Subban will have an "A" on his sweater during home games for the first half of the season and Pacioretty will wear an "A" for road games. The two of them will switch midway through the year.
Sep 15 - 10:49 AM




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