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Date: Team: Pos:

Radek Faksa (concussion) will return to Stars' practice on Tuesday.

Great news for the youngster and Dallas, who is already dealing with a rash of early injuries to their forward corps. Faksa had a nice rookie campaign last season, posting 12 points in 45 games. Still just 22-years-old, he's a nice pick in super deep pools.
Sep 25 - 2:51 PM

Ales Hemsky will miss the next seven-to-10 days with a groin injury.

Not an ideal start to the campaign, but at least the veteran forward won't miss much time. Since joining Dallas two seasons ago, Hemsky has posted 24 goals and 71 points while missing just 13 games.
Sep 25 - 1:54 PM

We now know how much time Devin Shore will miss with his ankle injury, it'll be "a couple of weeks."

Not the worst time to miss a couple of weeks, but the 22-year-old was surely looking to make an impact out of the gate. Instead, his season will be on a slight delay. Shore posted 19 goals and 32 points in 42 games with AHL Texas over the last two seasons, but he's not yet scored with the big boys. Draft accordingly.
Sep 25 - 1:52 PM

Per the Ottawa Senators, Clarke MacArthur has again been diagnosed with a concussion.

MacArthur missed all but four games due to a concussion in 2015-16, so this is no doubt terrible news for him and the team. Patrick Sieloff nailed MacArthur with a hit during a scrimmage, which insighted a fight between him and Bobby Ryan in response. Clearly this does not bode well for MacArthur, but nothing outside of the diagnosis has been give yet. More to come.
Sep 25 - 12:56 PM

Hampus Lindholm and Jhonas Enroth will be scratched from Sunday's semi-final match against Team Europe.

Nether Lindholm nor Enroth have dressed in the tournament proper thus far, with Lindholm briefly appearing in a pre-lim game two weeks ago now. A tough way to begin one's season, unless Sweden goes on to win gold, that is.
Source: Dan Rosen
Sep 25 - 12:40 PM

Mikkel Boedker, Luca Sbisa, and Thomas Greiss will be scratched for Sunday's Team Europe's semi-final match against Team Sweden.

No surprises here as Europe has proven to be the tournament's Cinderella story thus far, and as we all know in hockey, it's tough to change a winning lineup.
Source: Dan Rosen
Sep 25 - 12:37 PM

Henrik Lunqvist will defend Sweden's crease in Sunday's semi-final against Team Europe.

Lunqvist has turned away 81 of 85 shots in his two games of play. He shutout Finland, and lost in a thrilling overtime to North America. Europe doesn't quite boast the fire power of even Finland, so it seems fair to say that Sweden is in good hands.
Source: Dan Rosen
Sep 25 - 12:35 PM

Jaroslav Halak will guard Team Europe's crease against Team Sweden in Sunday's semi-final.

Halak has turned away 95 of 111 combined shots as he played in all three of Europe's round robin games. He blanked USA, allowed two goals to the Czechs, and stopped 42 of 46 from the Canadians in his only loss. Suffice it to say if Europe can defend their zone well, then their Cinderella story has a real shot of continuing.
Source: Dan Rosen
Sep 25 - 12:32 PM

Clarke MacArthur had to be helped off the ice from Sunday's Senators scrimmage after being hit by Patrick Sieloff.

MacArthur is trying to make his way back from a lost season due to a concussion, he played just four games in 2015-16. While we don't have any word on the fallout of the hit, the picture in the link below, combined with his history, does not seem to bode well.
Sep 25 - 12:06 PM

The Jets' goaltending battle will be a three-way affair with Ondrej Pavelec attempting to fend off challengers Connor Hellebuyck and Michael Hutchinson.

It would be great for the Jets and coach Paul Maurice if one of Pavelec, Hellebuyck and Hutchinson could establish himself and run with the starting job, but it is likely the Jets will at least start the campaign in a job-share situation. It remains to be seen who will share that job with Pavelec. Stay tuned.
Sep 25 - 11:47 AM

One potential landing spot for Jacob Trouba, should he be traded, is Toronto.

The Buds need a right-handed shot defenseman and the Jets could part with Trouba given he is behind both Dustin Byfuglien and Tyler Myers, who both shoot right. The Leafs have good young talent in their system and plenty of picks to satisfy the Jets. Keep an eye on this situation going forward.
Sep 25 - 11:41 AM

The Blues are changing their system this season and mobile blueliners like Kevin Shattenkirk, Colton Parayko and Alex Pietrangelo could be the beneficiaries.

St. Louis coach Ken Hitchcock is going to let his blueliners jump up into the play more than they have in the past. This aggresive system in the netural zone could result in more even-strength points for the likes of Shattenkirk, Parayko and Pietrangelo. Just something to keep in mind on draft day.
Sep 25 - 11:30 AM

Matt Carle is in a battle with four others for the last two spots on the Predators' blueline.

The former Lightning rearguard will be in competiton with Yannick Weber and Matt Irwin as well as Anthony Bitetto and Petter Granberg for one of the spots on Nashville's last defensemen pairing. We like his chances, as well as Weber's, but anything can happen in these types of situations.
Sep 25 - 11:22 AM

The Predators opened training camp this week without any of their top four defensemen.

Both P.K. Subban and Ryan Ellis are nursing injuries and Roman Josi and Mattias Ekholm are playing in the World Cup of Hockey tournament. We don't know if this will have a significant impact on the Preds' fortunes this season, but it is interesting none-the-less.
Sep 25 - 11:18 AM

The Washington Capitals are hoping to get offensive production from Brett Connolly.

The Caps inked Connolly to a one-year $850,000 contract in the off-season after he was non-tendered by Boston. Connolly was selected sixth overall in 2010 and has a lot of offensive upside but the 24-year-old has floundered at times. He had nine goals and 25 points last season and the Capitals are hoping that they get more production from him as a bottom-six forward. Look for a 25-30 point season from Connolly so his draftability looks to be low.
Sep 25 - 11:16 AM



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