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It's been recommended to Ryane Clowe that he fights less.

Clowe suffered three concussions in the span of less than a year. Despite that, he's not sure if he'll change his game. "I'm a competitive guy, so I get fired up easily," Clowe said. "We'll see how that goes."
Sep 19 - 5:48 PM

Teuvo Teravainen feels ready to play in the NHL.

Whether or not Teravainen is at that level might not be the determining factor though. Barring an injury, there's no top-six forward spot open for him, so the Blackhawks might send him to AHL Rockford where he'll get significantly more minutes. "I have to earn my spot," Teravainen said. "I have a chance to make it. I just have to work hard."
Source: CSN Chicago
Sep 19 - 5:25 PM

It was Jonathon Merrill and Ruslan Fedotenko's heads that collided during a drill on Friday.

Fedotenko appears to be fine, but Merrill needed to be helped off the ice. Merrill suffered a concussion last season and while nothing has been confirmed or ruled out yet, the obvious fear is that that's what's wrong with him now. For what it's worth though, Fedotenko did talk to Merrill in the locker room afterwards and was left with the impression that Merrill was feeling better.
Sep 19 - 5:01 PM

Jonathon Merrill needed assistance to get off the ice after colliding with Ruslan Fedotenko during Friday's practice.

Devils coach Peter DeBoer thinks Merrill will be fine, but he doesn't have specific information yet. Merrill had two goals and 11 points in 52 games with New Jersey last season.
Sep 19 - 4:33 PM

Joe Sakic is now the general manager of the Colorado Avalanche.

The former Avalanche GM, Greg Sherman, will stay on as the team's assistant general manager. While we can't know what goes on in the Avalanche's organization behind closed doors, from the outside looking in, this looks like just a change on paper. Sakic already outranked Sherman as the executive vice president of hockey operations (a title Sakic still holds) and had been the public face on the team's front office for some time now.
Source: Denver Post
Sep 19 - 4:02 PM

Slater Koekkoek confirmed that he's completely recovered from his shoulder surgery.

"I didn't play with any hesitation, played my game," Koekkoek said. He had 15 goals and 53 points in 62 OHL games in 2013-14.
Sep 19 - 3:42 PM

Jeff Petry left Friday's practice with a tweaked shoulder after absorbing a big hit.

Petry is day-to-day, according to coach Dallas Eakins. Given that training camp just started, it's likely that won't hesitate to pull their players off the ice for precautionary reasons, so we're not overly concerned about most day-to-day injuries at this stage.
Sep 19 - 3:14 PM

Kyle Palmieri has a high ankle sprain.

The Ducks hope that Palmieri will be able to play in their last preseason game on Oct. 4, but we wouldn't be shocked if he ends up missing the start of the season. He had 14 goals and 31 points in 71 games in 2013-14.
Sep 19 - 3:11 PM

Drew Doughty (upper body) is being described as day-to-day.

Doughty wasn't on the ice with his teammates on Friday. There's still plenty of time left before the start of the season, so we're not too concerned at this time.
Sep 19 - 2:37 PM

Tyler Bozak has an undisclosed injury.

Bozak is day-to-day as a result. He was limited to 58 games in 2013-14 due to a strained oblique muscle and hamstring injury.
Sep 19 - 2:02 PM

David Clarkson is dealing with an undisclosed injury.

The Maple Leafs haven't offered much in the way of information, except to say that Clarkson's status is day-to-day. Although it's just the start of training camp, we're less than thrilled to see Clarkson already on the sidelines after the disastrous 2013-14 campaign he had.
Sep 19 - 1:59 PM

Claude Giroux (lower body) is expected to miss the first two weeks of training camp.

"This just happened today. Its the first day of camp and guys go 100 miles per-hour and things happen," said Flyers GM Ron Hextall. "Obviously its not the way you want to start. That's the hand we were dealt and we're going to deal with it." The good news is Giroux won't miss any playing time, barring a setback. Unless his condition gets worse, this shouldn't impact his fantasy value for the 2014-15 campaign, although it's certainly troubling that Giroux is already dealing with lower-body issues.
Sep 19 - 1:57 PM

Shea Theodore has suffered an ulnar collateral ligament sprain.

Theodore will be out for four-to-six weeks as a result. He was a long shot to make the Ducks' opening game roster to begin with, but this will deny him the opportunity to show what he can do during the preseason.
Sep 19 - 1:53 PM

Adam Henrique played alongside Ryane Clowe and Michael Ryder during Friday's practice.

Obviously these lines are tentative given that we've only just started training camp, but that would make Henrique the team's third-line center. That's not terribly surprising, but it's also not a position from which he's likely to stage a comeback. He had 25 goals and 43 points in 77 games last season.
Sep 19 - 1:49 PM

Drew Doughty sustained an upper-body injury over the summer.

Doughty consequently didn't skate with the rest of the Kings on Friday. It's not clear how serious the injury is, but obviously he still has weeks to recover before he's in danger of missing any playing time.
Sep 19 - 1:09 PM


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