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Forward Tom Wilson, who broke an ankle this summer, is scheduled to report to the Washington Capitals' training camp Thursday and has started skating.

"He’s coming back into town," Washington coach Barry Trotz said. "He’ll be here for the first day of camp. He’ll skate; he’ll be with the early morning group, getting his work done early. He’s making good strides. He’s back on the ice and skating, so that’s real positive."
Sep 15 - 10:21 PM

Carey Price would have been one of the new Montreal Canadiens' alternate captains if NHL rules didn't preclude goalies from having that honor.

The Habs have chosen to play in the coming season without a captain for the second time in team history, naming Andrei Markov, Tomas Plekanec, Max Pacioretty and P.K. Subban to serve as alternates. But "one guy we don't want to forget is Carey Price," coach Michel Therrien said. "If the league would allow us to give him a letter, certainly he would have [had one] considering his position with the team. But he's part of that group. Carey's a good leader for us, the way he handles himself on the ice, off the ice. Certainly he's going to be part of it when I meet the players. In the past, every time, I was having meetings with the captain and the assistants. This year, [Price] is going to be there."
Source: nhl.com
Sep 15 - 10:08 PM

Milan Lucic's wrist still isn't 100 percent, but he has been encouraged by his progress.

"It's getting better," Lucic said after the Bruins' last informal skate before the start of training camp. "Obviously it was a long summer with it, having it be in a cast for 12 weeks. I feel like I've turned the corner on it the last week, week and a half. So that's obviously a positive. And I'm still working to get it up to 100 percent." He had surgery on his wrist in May after he was injured during the playoffs. Lucic will provide fantasy owners with a great blend of points and penalty minutes this season.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 15 - 6:46 PM

Nikolaj Ehlers was back in the lineup for the Winnipeg rookie team on Monday after he sat out Sunday's contest with a groin ailment.

He scored in the shootout to help the Jets defeat Edmonton by a score of 5-4. Ehlers was impressive in both games he played in at the tournament.
Sep 15 - 6:37 PM

Cal Heeter will reportedly be at training camp with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

In 44 games with Philadelphia's AHL affiliate in Adirondack, he compiled a 16-25-2 record with a 2.65 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage. If he ends up earning a contract with the Leafs then it will likely be a minor-league job.
Sep 15 - 6:27 PM

Krys Barch will be at Arizona's training camp on a tryout basis.

He amassed 99 penalty minutes and contributed four assists in 55 games with the Florida Panthers last season.
Sep 15 - 6:21 PM

Michal Handzus has reportedly been talking to several teams, but nothing has been worked out yet.

The veteran center was allowed to walk as an unrestricted free agent after spending a year and change with the Blackhawks. Handzus wants to continue playing in the NHL and it sounds like he could find a new home with training camps about to open.
Sep 15 - 6:15 PM

Oilers GM Craig MacTavish said that Vladimir Tkachev will attend the big club's training camp.

Edmonton isn't concerned by his lack of size and they big on his talent. Tkachev is attending Edmonton's rookie camp and the undrafted forward has impressed the team's brass enough to earn an extended look.
Sep 15 - 6:03 PM

Tye McGinn may be able to earn a roster spot with the San Jose Sharks out of training camp.

The Sharks need someone to replace injured winger Raffi Torres and McGinn could fit the bill. He's played 36 games with the Philadelphia Flyers over the past two seasons and was acquired for a third-round pick back in July. Chris Tierney, Freddie Hamilton, Nikolay Goldobin and Daniil Tarasov may be candidates for the position as well. The competition will be settled at training camp.
Sep 15 - 5:24 PM

Daniel Alfredsson (back) might miss the start of training camp.

"I'm not sure if he'll be able to report to camp on Wednesday," GM Ken Holland said. "I want to see how he's feeling and talk to his agent. I also want to talk to Alfie in the next 24 hours." Alfredsson didn't take to the ice on Monday after he tweaked his back last week. The veteran winger is trying to decide if he'll return for another season, but lingering back issues could stand in the way.
Source: Mlive.com
Sep 15 - 5:04 PM

Darren Helm (groin) skated briefly on Monday.

"He had a bit of a tender groin last week and at this time of the year we encourage guys to not push it," GM Ken Holland said. "We expect everything is good going forward." Helm was limited to 42 games last season due to injuries and he missed seven contests with a groin ailment.
Source: Mlive.com
Sep 15 - 4:59 PM

Aaron Rome has been invited to attend training camp with the Detroit Red Wings.

He picked up one assist and a minus-6 rating in 25 games for the Dallas Stars last season.
Source: Mlive.com
Sep 15 - 4:55 PM

Jake Allen has a great deal of respect for Brian Elliott, but he won't be satisfied with simply being a backup in 2014-15.

"But my job is to push him, to make him be the best he can be, and vice-versa," he said. "When I'm in the net, that’s his job. As I said, we get along great, so that's not an issue. But when I get my chance, I'm going to make the most of it. I want to get in the net and play like I'm a No. 1. I feel like I'm ready to do that." Allen has a chance to wrestle the starting job from Elliott, but the Blues have already stated that Elliott will be the club's starter when the season begins.
Sep 15 - 4:45 PM

Nick Leddy could be a trade candidate for the Chicago Blackhawks, according to hockey insider Elliotte Friedman.

He has to be qualified at $3.4 million next season. The Blackhawks may let him walk to avoid having to pay him that kind of money or they could try to move him elsewhere for some kind of return. There were rumors that Chicago might deal Johnny Oduya to get under the cap, but he's an important shutdown defender.
Sep 15 - 4:19 PM

Dan DeKeyser is getting "kind of anxious" regarding his contract situation with the Detroit Red Wings.

"Hopefully, something gets done soon, because camp is only a few days away," he said. GM Ken Holland said he spoke with DeKeyser's agent on Monday and they'll continue talks on Tuesday.
Sep 15 - 3:57 PM



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