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Alex Petrovic is out with an upper-body injury.

The Florida Panthers placed Petrovic on the injured reserve list as a result. He has an assist in seven games this season.
Mar 17 - 9:24 AM

Wild goaltender Darcy Kuemper has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with Minnesota at an average annual value of $1.25 million on Thursday night.

Kuemper posted a solid rookie season in 2013-14, going 12-8-4 with a .915 save percentage and 2.43 goals against average. Considering Thursday's news that Josh Harding will be sidelined for at least a month with a broken foot, Kuemper slots in as at least the backup goaltender out of the gate with the potential to win the starting job over Niklas Backstrom if the veteran can't get his career back on track.
Sep 18 - 9:34 PM

Josh Harding is projected to miss a minimum of two-to-three months because of a fractured foot.

Harding apparently suffered the ailment in an off-ice altercation with a teammate. This could lead to a suspension if the Wild decide to go down that route. Harding's injury puts the team in a tough position. Ilya Bryzgalov was invited to camp on a tryout basis, as a result, and the club is still trying to negotiate with young netminder Darcy Kuemper.
Sep 18 - 6:36 PM

Ben Bishop doesn't anticipate being limited at training camp despite his wrist not feeling quite 100 percent yet.

"The range of motion, everything is good," Bishop said. "Strength still needs to get a little stronger, but I'm able to practice with the guys, that's good. By the season starts, hopefully it'll be closer to 100 percent. I don't know if it'll ever be close to 100 percent, but it's getting better everyday. So hopefully in a couple weeks here it'll be ready to go." He's projected to practice with the Lightning on Friday.
Sep 18 - 5:05 PM

Kimmo Timonen won't play for months, according to Flyers GM Ron Hextall.

"My desire is I want to play. But the chances of me playing are really slim," said Timonen. "That's a fact. But I'm ready and waiting to see. If there's a little chance there's a safe way for me to step on the ice, then we have a new discussion. But we don't know yet." There was some speculation that he would have to retire after being diagnosed with blood clots in his leg and his lungs, but he isn't ready to call it quits yet and wants to get back to playing.
Sep 18 - 5:00 PM

Jaromir Jagr doesn't plan on playing his last season in 2014-15.

"I don't think that way," Jagr said. "I love the game. What I want to tell you is I don't know if it's going to be the last year in the NHL. If I stay healthy, it's not going to be my last year in hockey. I want to play until 50, maybe more. But I want to play in the NHL if I'm good enough. I don't want to just be here just to be here." The 42-year-old winger had 24 goals and 67 points in 82 games last season. Jagr said he signed a one-year contract because he likes the added pressure of having to prove himself. Coach Pete DeBoer said Jagr is in great shape and the future Hall of Famer intends to play better than he did a year ago.
Sep 18 - 4:23 PM

Nathan Horton is out indefinitely with a back injury that has bothered him for most of the summer.

It's doubtful at this time that he will participate in training camp and he could miss the start of the regular season as well. Horton missed 40 games because of off-season shoulder surgery and he suffered an abdominal injury late in the year as well. He had five goals and 19 points in 36 games last season.
Sep 18 - 3:47 PM

Anthony Mantha will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks due to a fractured right tibia.

He was injured Monday while playing in a rookie tournament game with Detroit's other prospects, but still finished the contest. "He's going to be in crutches for a while, take the weight off," said Red Wings GM Ken Holland. "We think somewhere around six weeks he should be back up and running and skating and from there playing. In the meantime we got lots of other people looking for opportunity." The 20th overall draft pick in 2013 was slated to compete for a roster spot at training camp, but this injury will prevent that from happening.
Sep 18 - 11:00 AM

Evgeni Malkin has a minor undisclosed injury.

Malkin will miss the start of training camp due to the ailment. There's no reason for the Penguins to push the star player to participate in practices weeks before the start of the season.
Sep 18 - 10:56 AM

Sidney Crosby will miss the start of training camp due to an undisclosed injury.

Crosby's ailment isn't related to his previously injured wrist. Whatever it is, it's considered minor. The Penguins will be cautious with their captain when training camp opens, so he'll be held out of on-ice workouts that begin Friday.
Sep 18 - 10:54 AM

Teemu Selanne's new biography revealed that he didn't see eye-to-eye with Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau.

Selanne felt Boudreau didn't make proper use of him and pointed to his limited playing time as evidence. That was a longstanding disagreement between them, but it reached its boiling point when Selanne was made a healthy scratch in Game 4 of the Ducks' first-round series against Dallas in 2014. Selanne confronted Boudreau over what he felt was a humiliating act and the two haven't spoken since. Selanne went as far as to skip the exit interviews. Selanne did add that he feels the differences between the two are hockey-related and not personal.
Sep 18 - 10:03 AM

Ryan Johansen, a restricted free agent who led the Blue Jackets in scoring last season, has left Columbus on the eve of training camp, unhappy with the club's contract offer to him - but coach Todd Richards insists he won't let the matter distract his team.

"Right now he's not here," Richards said. "I'm treating it like the regular season when you deal with an injury. He's not in the lineup. You move past it. If he's in the lineup, great; if not, I've got to find somebody else that'll do it. The one thing that will become an issue from what I've seen in the past, just based on my history and what I've been through as a coach, is when you miss time in training camp you try to play catch-up and a lot of times you can't catch up."
Source: nhl.com
Sep 17 - 11:41 PM




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