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Ryan Wilson (knee) is getting close to returning.

However, he likely won't be ready to play until Saturday at the earliest. When he's ready to return the Avalanche will probably send Nick Holden to the AHL.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Oct 10, 2013 11:28:00 AM

Timo Meier will miss about four weeks due to mononucleosis.

He was diagnosed with the illness on Friday night just hours after he returned to the ice earlier in the day. "It's unfortunate for him to put in the summer of work like he did and show up in the kind of shape that he showed up in," said coach Pete DeBoer. "To get mono, it's tough. The good news is, we know what it is and we know when he's going to be back. I'm sure he'll be ready to prove himself as soon as he's healthy enough to do that."
Oct 1 - 10:39 AM

Mark Scheifele scored and added three assists in Friday's 5-1 preseason win over Edmonton.

Scheifele picked up assists on first period goals by Adam Lowry and Joel Armia. He extended Winnipeg's lead to 4-1 with his goal at the 17:57 mark of the third period and helped set up Kyle Connor's goal just over three minutes later. The 23-year-old scored 29 goals and 61 points in 71 games last season.
Sep 30 - 10:53 PM

Dustin Byfuglien exited Friday's preseason game against the Edmonton Oilers and he will not return.

This is terrible news for the Jets, as Byfuglien is their most important blue liner. It's unclear what caused the injury, but some reporters believe Byfuglien injured his foot after blocking an Oscar Klefbom shot. We'll update his status as soon as more information is made available.
Sep 30 - 10:29 PM

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all 24 shots in Friday's 1-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Even though the 'Hawks didn't dress any of their star players, it still doesn't take away from his performance tonight. Pittsburgh's other goalie, Matt Murray, is dealing with a thumb injury, so if Fleury keeps playing well, he has a chance to start the year as the team's starting goaltender. Still, Murray's presence lessens Fleury's fantasy value this season.
Sep 30 - 10:11 PM

Jaden Schwartz is out for a minimum of four weeks with an elbow injury.

This update is in contrast to Thursday's report when Blues coach Ken Hitchcock was optimistic that Schwartz wouldn't be absent for long. It's particularly unfortunate because Schwartz was limited to just 33 games last season, so this is becoming an unwanted trend with the young forward. When he is healthy though, he is a very effective forward.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 30 - 12:13 PM

Mattias Janmark needs knee surgery and will miss the next five-to-six months.

Janmark has a joint disorder called Osteochondritis dissecans. We don't know when he started experiencing symptoms, but he missed Thursday's practice and then was later seen using crutches. He had 15 goals and 29 points in 73 games last season. Unfortunately this is just the latest and worst development in what has been a rough preseason for Dallas on the injury front.
Sep 30 - 12:09 PM

Sidney Crosby was named the MVP of the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

It's been a pretty good year for Crosby, as he won the Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh and was named the Conn Smythe trophy winner (playoff MVP) during that run. The Penguins captain finishes the tournament with three goals and 10 points in six World Cup games. The players on Canada's top line (Crosby, Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron) scored the opening goal in five of their team's six games.
Sep 29 - 11:03 PM

Brad Marchand's game-winning goal clinched the World Cup of Hockey for Team Canada, as they defeated Team Europe 2-1 on Thursday.

Team Canada looked sluggish this evening and found themselves down 1-0 until Patrice Bergeron scored a power play goal with under three minutes remaining in regulation. Marchand followed that up by scoring a shorthanded goal with 43 seconds left in the third period. Marchand has a fantastic tournament for Canada. The 28-year-old scored two goals in the semifinal against Russia, a goal and an assist in Game 1 of the final and the game-winning goal in tonight's game.
Sep 29 - 10:49 PM

Mike Hoffman scored a pair of goals in Thursday's 4-3 OT win over the Montreal Canadiens.

Hoffman's second period goal gave the Senators a 3-2 lead and he scored the game-winner 19 seconds into overtime. The 26-year-old scored 29 goals and 59 points in 78 games last season. He's scored 56 goals in his first two full NHL seasons. Matt Puempel and Bobby Ryan also scored for Ottawa on Thursday.
Sep 29 - 10:27 PM

Brayden Point scored in Thursday's 2-0 preseason win over the Florida Panthers.

Point, who's one of Tampa Bay's top prospects, has now scored in back-to-back exhibition games. The Lightning are loaded with depth up front, but it'll be interesting to see if Point can force his way onto the roster. The 20-year-old scored an incredible 88 points in 48 games with WHL Moose Jaw.
Sep 29 - 10:14 PM

Andrew Shaw has been suspended for three preseason games for boarding Connor Hobbs from behind.

That's not likely to impact Shaw any, even from the perspective of getting ready for the regular season. Montreal still has five preseason games left, so even with Shaw missing the next three, he'll still have time to get in some additional work before the season opener.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 29 - 4:19 PM




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