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The Nashville Predators released forward Mathew Campagna.

Campagna was in Predators’ training camp on a pro tryout. The 20-year-old was a long shot to receive a contract from Nashville.
Sep 21 - 8:43 PM

The Nashville Predators have returned prospect Aaron Irving back to the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL.

Irving was a sixth round pick of the Predators last June. The 18-year-old defenseman scored 9 goals and 21 points in 63 games with the Oil Kings in the WHL last season.
Sep 21 - 8:31 PM

The Nashville Predators announced that they have sent Tommy Veilleux back to Victoriaville of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Veilleux was drafted by the Predators in the sixth round of the 2013 draft. The 19-year-old never really had a realistic chance of cracking the Predators lineup this season. He was limited to just 17 games in Victoriaville last season.
Sep 21 - 8:25 PM

The Nashville Predators have assigned Justin Kirkland back to Kelowna of the Western Hockey League.

Kirkland was Nashville’s third round pick in last June’s entry draft. The 18-year-old forward registered 17 goals and 48 points in 68 games with the Kelowna Rockets. Kirkland is at least a couple of years away from contributing in Nashville.
Sep 21 - 8:19 PM

Nathan Lieuwen stopped 24 of 25 shots in the Buffalo’s 1-0 loss to the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

Lieuwen was between the pipes for the entire game. Washington rookie Andre Burakovsky was the only one to beat Lieuwan. Despite the solid performance, the 23-year-old goaltender will probably start the season in the American Hockey League, as the Sabres will likely go with Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth in goal.
Sep 21 - 8:08 PM

Andre Burakovsky scored the only goal of the game as the Washington Capitals defeated the Buffalo Sabres 1-0 on Sunday.

Burakovsky beat Sabres goaltender Nathan Lieuwen midway through the first period. Jason Chimera and Joel Ward picked up assists on Burakovsky’s goal. The skilled 19-year-old was the Capitals first round pick in 2013. He faces an up hill battle to make the team. Goaltenders Braden Holtby and Pheonix Copley combined for the shutout.
Sep 21 - 7:54 PM

Kari Lehtonen worked at polishing his game during the off-season.

Lehtonen worked on tweaking his technique over the summer. "I’m just trying to read the game a little bit better and try to be more patient in some situations and know when I have to be more aggressive," said Lehtonen. The 30-year-old had a solid season in the Stars’ net last season going 33-20-10 with a 2.41 goals-against-average and a .919 save percentage. There’s no reason to believe he can’t reach those numbers again this season.
Sep 21 - 7:36 PM

Patrik Nemeth is trying to build on his playoff experience in both the NHL and AHL last season.

Nemeth played 5 of Dallas’ 6 playoff games against the Anaheim Ducks in the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. He also scored the Calder Cup winning goal for the Texas Stars. "When you go far in the playoffs, you always get confidence," said Nemeth. "You’ve always got to work hard during the summer and get ready for the new season." The 22-year-old has a chance to stick with the big club when camp breaks.
Sep 21 - 7:27 PM

Jarret Stoll, who is coming off hip surgery, should get a fair amount of ice time in the preseason.

"Yeah, he'll get three or four, for sure," Kings coach Darryl Sutter said of Stoll. "That's kind of what we want to do with everybody. We're just sticking right to the program that we had for him. We wanted him to skate two days, take the third day off and start ramping again from there. Get into more contact, and by the time we get into that Game 4 or 5 in there, we should be ready." Stoll had eight goals and 27 points in 78 games in 2013-14. Those numbers might not be impressive, but he's known more for his physical play and success on the draw.
Sep 21 - 6:55 PM

Christian Ehrhoff and Paul Martin have been skating alongside each other in training camp.

It's still early, but that pairing might persist into the regular season. Ehrhoff had 33 points with Buffalo in 2013-14 and he should breach the 40-point mark now that he's with the vastly offensively superior Penguins.
Sep 21 - 6:46 PM

Maxime Talbot is feeling good after undergoing shoulder surgery over the summer.

Talbot was dealing with the injury during the playoffs. He's a valuable bottom-six forward for the Avalanche when he's healthy, but he doesn't do enough offensively to make him worthy of note in standard fantasy leagues.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 21 - 6:33 PM

Bobby Ryan spoke to the media after having his "bell rung" during Sunday's scrimmage.

The incident occurred when Ryan collided into Kyle Turris. Ryan missed the rest of the contest and will be held out of Monday's preseason game as a precaution. "It was a broken play and Turris was circling one way behind the net and I was circling the other, and I think we both had a pretty good head of steam and never saw each other," said Ryan. "I just took it on the chin a little bit. It was alarming, I guess, that's the right word. They want to be very cautious with it."
Sep 21 - 6:28 PM

Brendan Perlini is sidelined with a broken bone in his right hand.

We already knew Perlini was out with a hand injury, but now we have a better idea of how serious it is. That being said, the Coyotes still don't have a timetable for his return and aren't sure if he needs surgery. Regardless of his injury status, he's not projected to make Arizona's opening game roster.
Sep 21 - 6:25 PM

Daniil Tarasov made an impression on Sharks coach Todd McLellan during Sunday's scrimmage.

Tarasov scored two goals during the contest. "I thought today he stood out more than he did yesterday, and not just because of the goals," McLellan said. "He was more involved, he had the puck more, he made some plays. He was involved physically. It was nice to see that. He's put in a lot of time here in the summer trying to get healthy, and maybe it's paying off for him." Tarasov had 17 goals and 31 points in 47 AHL games in 2013-14.
Sep 21 - 5:42 PM

Ryan Carter, who is attending the Devils' training camp despite being unsigned, is hoping to get into preseason games.

Carter is paying for his own insurance to protect himself in case he gets hurt. "Where my future is, I don’t even know," Carter said. "I hope I know where it is, but I don't and that's the fact of the matter. So, I've got to go out there and play." He played in 62 games with New Jersey last season, but there's no shortage of competition for bottom-six spots this time around.
Sep 21 - 5:11 PM

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