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Evgeni Malkin did not take part in Pittsburgh's scrimmage on Sunday.

Malkin hasn’t skated in two weeks. Geno is suffering from an unknown injury and he will not play in Pittsburgh’s preseason opener against the Detroit Red Wings on Monday.
Sep 21 - 11:27 PM

Chris Kunitz wasn’t on the ice for the Penguins’ scrimmage on Sunday.

Kunitz also missed Saturday’s scrimmage. The Penguins haven’t revealed what ailment is plaguing Kunitz. All we know is that he is not expected to play in Monday’s preseason matchup against the Detroit Red Wings.
Sep 21 - 11:19 PM

Sidney Crosby did not participate in the team’s scrimmage on Sunday.

Crosby hit the ice on Friday but hasn’t taken part in any on-ice workouts since. The exact injury is unknown, but the Penguins don’t expect their captain to play in their first preseason game against Detroit on Monday.
Sep 21 - 11:13 PM

Daniel Carcillo believes he can help make the Penguins tougher to play against this season.

Carcillo was invited to Penguins camp on a pro tryout, so there’s no guarantee he will make the team. "(Steve) Downie is here, I’m here. We’ll play a rough style of hockey," said Carcillo. "It will make the skill guys here a lot more comfortable with us around." If the Penguins are intent on protecting players like Malkin and Crosby on the ice, they may want to consider keeping Carcillo around.
Sep 21 - 11:07 PM

TJ Brodie scored the only goal of the game, as the Calgary Flames defeated the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday night.

Calgary and Edmonton played two split-squad games on Sunday. This game was played in Calgary. Max Reinhart and Mark Giordano collected assists on Brodie’s second period power-play goal. The 24-year-old defenseman should get his fair share of opportunity on the Flames' power-play this season. He registered 4 goals and 31 points in 81 games last season. Calgary goaltenders Jonas Hiller and Brad Thiessen each made eight saves to earn the shutout.
Sep 21 - 10:48 PM

Justin Schultz scored the game-winner and added an assist in Edmonton’s 3-1 win over Calgary.

The Oilers and Flames played two split-squad games Sunday night, one in Edmonton and one in Calgary. This game was in Edmonton. Schultz scored on a wrist shot midway through the first period and added an assist on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ second period goal. The 24-year-old defenseman registered 11 goals and 33 points last season. Schultz has the offensive ability to improve on those numbers, but he’ll have to clean up his defensive game this season. Marco Roy scored the other goal for the Oilers.
Sep 21 - 10:39 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning released Cameron Maclise on Sunday.

Maclise was invited to camp on a pro tryout. The 22-year-old spent last season playing for the University of New Brunswick. The Lightning are expected to make more cuts on Wednesday.
Sep 21 - 10:25 PM

Jonathan Drouin missed Tampa Bay’s scrimmage on Sunday as he is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Drouin is believed to be dealing with a hand injury. The 19-year-old is listed as day-to-day. The injury shouldn’t affect Drouin’s availability to play in preseason games. "He’ll be in exhibition games," said Lightning head coach Jon Cooper. "I’m not sure about scrimmages, but in exhibition games for sure." The Lightning play their first preseason game at home against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
Sep 21 - 10:18 PM

Steven Stamkos missed Sunday’s scrimmage and is questionable to play in Monday’s scrimmage.

Stamkos broke his leg last November and had to remove a screw in his right tibia bone last month. "We’ve got a plan for him and we don’t want to [rush him]," said Lightning head coach Jon Cooper. "We want to make sure that when we are getting down to the nuts and bolts of our team that he is going to be able to play." He’s able to play now, we just want to see other guys. We know what he can do." It sounds like Tampa Bay is just being cautious with their superstar.
Sep 21 - 10:12 PM

Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and assist in Sunday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Tarasenko skated on a line with Peter Mueller and Jori Lehtera. The 22-year-old will play a key offensive role with the Blues this season. He scored 21 goals and 43 points in 64 games last year. Assuming he stays healthy, Tarasenko should surpass those numbers in 2014-15. Jori Lehtera and Sebastian Wannstrom also scored for St. Louis.
Sep 21 - 9:49 PM

Boone Jenner left Sunday's preseason game against the St. Louis Blues.

"We’re managing him," said Blue Jackets head coach Todd Richards. According to Richards, Jenner was dealing with some soreness. The injury doesn’t appear to be serious. We’ll update you as more information is made available.
Sep 21 - 9:38 PM

Dillon Heatherington scored the overtime winner, as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the St. Louis Blues 4-3 on Sunday.

Heatherington’s shot from the point beat Blues’ goaltender Matt Climie to give Columbus the win. The 19-year-old is a long shot to break camp with the Blue Jackets. Kerby Rychel, Alexander Wennberg and Boone Jenner also scored for Columbus.
Sep 21 - 9:26 PM

Jarrett Stoll hopes to play in at least one game during the preseason.

Stoll had surgery during the off-season to repair a chip and labrum tear in his hip. The 32-year-old believes he suffered the injury during last year’s Western Conference final against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Sep 21 - 9:14 PM

The Nashville Predators released Devin Williams.

Williams was invited to camp on a pro tryout. The 18-year-old played for the Erie Otters of the OHL last season.
Sep 21 - 8:55 PM

The Nashville Predators released Jon Puskar on Sunday.

Puskar was in camp on a pro tryout. The 25-year-old spent the last four years playing for American International College.
Sep 21 - 8:51 PM

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