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Forward Jordan Eberle says he is ready to take his game to the next level.

Entering his fifth NHL season, the Edmonton right winger says he has put some pressure on himself to improve his performance. "I feel that responsibility, I've felt it for the last two years," Eberle said. "We core guys get a lot of minutes, we get a lot of opportunity out there. Our teammates, the organization and fans look to us to be the guys to put the puck in the net and to create momentum out there. This year, they'll be counting on us again, for sure. I'm a year older (24), I'm a year more mature and I'm really looking forward to getting things going." Selected in the first round (No. 22) of the 2008 NHL Draft, Eberle has long been projected to be one of the Oilers' next stars. He had a solid 2013-14 season with 28 goals and 65 points in 80 games but is determined to increase his numbers this season.
Source: nhl.com
Sep 17 - 11:48 PM

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

Ilya Bryzgalov has accepted a professional tryout with the Minnesota Wild and he will be at camp.

He expressed his wish to return to the Wild during the summer and it looks like he will get his chance following the news that Josh Harding is out indefinitely due to a fractured foot. Bryzgalov played well for the Wild down the stretch last year, while posting a 7-1-3 record to go with a .911 save percentage and a 2.12 GAA.
Sep 17 - 6:32 PM

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare could be a player to watch at Philadelphia's training camp.

"He's a skilled guy. He's got good hands, a real good release of his shot, and he skates well," Flyers coach Craig Berube said. "Now you have to see him under pressure, see him in all situations." He might be tried at center during camp, which would probably put him in fourth-line competition with Scott Laughton, Chris VandeVelde, and Darroll Powe. Bellemare signed a two-way contract with the Flyers after a strong season in the Swedish Hockey League and a great performance for France during the 2014 IIHF World Championship.
Sep 17 - 6:26 PM

J.T. Miller will attempt to be the Rangers' third-line center at training camp.

If he can show that he can handle the defensive responsibility then he might be able to earn a permanent spot in New York's lineup. Miller had three goals and three assists in 30 games last year.
Sep 17 - 6:17 PM

Senators assistant GM Pierre Dorion denied a report that said the team was only $300,000 apart in negotiations with Marc Methot on a long-term contract.

He told TSN 1200 that "the information within that article is totally false and there's no other way to put it." Dorion added: "First of all, it's disappointing. I've been with the team for eight years and I don't know if I've ever been more disappointed about anything that has been written." Agent Larry Kelly stands by his numbers that they lowered their asking price to $5 million per season, while the Senators raised their offer to an average of $4.7 million per season. Dorion was troubled by the belief that the Senators don't want Methot around and he criticized Kelly for the situation. The Ottawa blueliner has one season left on his current contract and he could be traded if something can't be worked out.
Sep 17 - 6:12 PM

Ryan Johansen's agent, Kurt Overhardt, was on TSN 1050 Toronto to talk about his client.

When he was asked what the next step in negotiations would be, he said: "The only thing I will say is, I'm a very big supporter of being affirmative in negotiations, a very big supporter of communicating, olive branches, etc. So, there should be an assumption that there are no lines being drawn by our side. There are no lines being drawn behind the scenes. There will never be any lines drawn publicly. So the assumption needs to be that we're ready, willing, and able to move forward, but it takes two parties to dance." He wouldn't comment on numbers and he declined to respond to John Davidson's highly critical comments from Tuesday. It doesn't look like Johansen will be available for Columbus for the start of training camp and his holdout could be a long one.
Sep 17 - 5:36 PM

Minnesota has announced that Josh Harding has a fractured right foot.

He will be sidelined indefinitely due to the ailment. After receiving some encouraging news last month that Harding would be ready for training camp, he was injured in an off-ice activity. TSN's Bob McKenzie reported earlier that Harding could be out for months.
Sep 17 - 5:27 PM

Spencer Machacek will attend Toronto's training camp.

He has suited up in 25 NHL contests in his career, so he could be playing for an AHL deal. Machacek played 56 games split between minor-league teams Springfield and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton last year.
Sep 17 - 4:58 PM

Wild GM Chuck Fletcher doesn't think Josh Harding's ankle injury will impact negotiations with Darcy Kuemper.

"The situation itself doesn't change he dynamic," he said. "You want to get it done because he's a good, young goalie, he's somebody we think has potential to be a good player, but anytime you get into a situation where you're missing camp, it's just not healthy. The goal is always to get a contract done. Whether Josh is healthy or not healthy doesn't really have any impact. You always want to get it done, but you've got to do what's right. We'll just keep working through it and hopefully get it done." Harding could be out for months with an ankle injury and with Kuemper's negotiations seemingly going nowhere, the Wild may look for a veteran goalie to join them at training camp.
Sep 17 - 4:16 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

Justin Braun's five-year contract is worth $19 million.

He set career highs with four goals, 13 assists, 17 points and 146 blocked shots in 82 games last season. Braun averaged 20:59 of ice time per game and saw plenty of time on San Jose's shutdown tandem alongside Marc-Edouard Vlasic.
Sep 17 - 3:57 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

The Columbus Blue Jackets won't let Ryan Johansen prepare for the upcoming at their facilities if he doesn't agree to a new deal before training camp opens.

That's not an uncommon situation, but it adds to what has been an intense and recently heated negotiation process. Johansen may go home to Vancouver or head to Portland, his former WHL team, to participate in on-ice workouts if his holdout carries through camp.
Sep 17 - 1:52 PM



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