Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who had corrective season-ending surgery on a shoulder last season, initially expressed confidence that he would be "good to go" for the start of the next season but it's being reported now that this may not be the case.
Superstar Sidney Crosby fired a game-high seven shots on goal as he and the Pittsburgh Penguins shut out the Red Wings 2-0 in a preseason game in Detroit Wednesday night.
Martin St. Louis was experimented with at center during Wednesday's practice.
Boone Jenner underwent surgery on his hand and he's expected to be sidelined for five weeks.
Robin Lehner'a preseason match against Winnipeg on Tuesday was cut short after he experienced "some swelling" in his stick hand.
Gustav Nyquist (knee) will be in the lineup for Detroit on Wednesday night.
Sam Reinhart hasn't been able to produce much offense since putting on a Buffalo jersey.
The sale of the New York Islanders has been approved by the NHL Board of Governors.
Jonathan Drouin (thumb) was on the ice Tuesday at practice in a no-contact jersey.
Coach Ken Hitchcock said that Patrik Berglund will start the year on a line with David Backes and T.J. Oshie.
Alexander Steen (undisclosed) will get into St. Louis' lineup on Tuesday night.
Eric Staal has recovered from his core muscle injury and is expected to suit up in Tuesday's exhibition game against St. Louis.