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Jakub Vrana looked good during Wednesday's preseason game.

Vrana was making the most of his opportunity to play alongside Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov. "I thought Vrana created a lot of chances," Capitals coach Barry Trotz said. "His speed was noticeable. There’s little nuances in his game that we can teach. But with his speed, he had a couple chances right off the bat. He had some good looks; got to hit the net though. He missed the net a couple times." Vrana had three goals and six points in 21 games with Washington last season, but he has a considerable amount of offensive upside. He's definitely a player to keep an eye on during the preseason.
Sep 21 - 3:33 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have removed Maxime Fortier from their training camp roster.

Fortier had 32 goals and 87 points in 68 QMJHL games in 2016-17. He is returning to the Halifax Mooseheads.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 21 - 3:30 PM

Marco Scandella didn't participate in Thursday's practice.

Scandella has been resting a surgically repaired hip. This isn't the first time he's been kept off the ice due to his hip during training camp, which has raised questions about his availability going for the start of the season. "No, I'm not concerned at all," Sabres coach Phil Housley said. "This is all precautionary. He's in a great place right now. I thought he was going to be out today, but he wasn't. He'll probably be out tomorrow, but it's just a day-to-day maintenance thing for him. We want him to feel comfortable when we start getting up for regular season."
Sep 21 - 3:20 PM

Ivan Kosorenkov has been cut from the Philadelphia Flyers' training camp roster.

Kosorenkov will report to QMJHL Victoriaville. He had 34 goals and 63 points in 68 contests with Victoriaville last season.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 21 - 3:17 PM

James De Haas has been sent to the AHL's Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

De Haas had seven goals and 29 points in 37 contests with Clarkson University in 2016-17. He's probably going to end up spending the full season in the minors.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 21 - 3:15 PM

P. A. Parenteau sustained a back injury during Thursday's practice.

Parenteau, who joined the Red Wings' training camp on a PTO, was supposed to play in Thursday's preseason contest. David Booth will take his place. Parenteau's injury isn't believed to be serious, but he's missing an opportunity in his battle for a roster spot.
Sep 21 - 3:04 PM

John Mitchell has agreed to a professional tryout offer with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Mitchell had been attending the Blackhawks' training camp, but they cut him Thursday afternoon. He had three goals and seven points in 65 contests in 2016-17.
Sep 21 - 3:01 PM

Drake Rymsha has been cut from the Los Angeles Kings' training camp roster.

Rymsha had 35 goals and 62 points in 65 OHL contests last season. The Kings selected him with the 138th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Sep 21 - 2:59 PM

Markus Phillips has been sent to the OHL's Owen Sound Attack.

Phillips was attending the Kings' training camp. He had 13 goals and 43 points in 66 OHL contests in 2016-17.
Sep 21 - 2:49 PM

Michael McKee is no longer on the Blues' training camp roster.

McKee had two goals and four points in 18 games with Western Michigan University last season. He's been released, so he's not part of the Blues' organization.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 21 - 2:46 PM

Alexey Toropchenko has been cut from St. Louis' training camp roster.

Toropchenko will start the season with OHL Guelph. He was taken with the 113th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 21 - 2:44 PM

Ty Loney has been slashed from St. Louis' training camp roster.

Loney had four goals and 10 points in 24 AHL contests in 2016-17. The 25-year-old has been released so it's not clear what the future holds for him.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 21 - 2:42 PM

Matthew Tkachuk will skip Thursday's practice due to a hip injury.

Tkachuk has been limited so far during training camp due to the injury. It's not clear how long this will impact him for, but it hasn't dragged on for long enough yet that it's concerning.
Sep 21 - 2:15 PM

Jonathan Toews will miss Thursday's game due to an illness.

We're only talking about the preseason, so this isn't a big deal. Toews has plenty of time to recover and there will be other opportunities for him to get ready before the start of the regular season.
Sep 21 - 1:18 PM

Claude Giroux will play as a center during Thursday's preseason game.

As previously reported, Giroux has practiced as a left winger during training camp and the plan is to use him in that position at some point during the preseason. For Thursday's contest though, his linemates will be Oskar Lindblom and Jake Voracek.
Sep 21 - 1:16 PM


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