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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 9/10/14

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More

September 10, 2014

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The NHL news has been trickling in at a pretty steady pace this week, which is a good sign for us fans. That means training camp is getting closer and closer, and there’s not much waiting time left before we see our favorite players out there on the ice once again. That said, let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s going on out there right now.

Sharks left winger Raffi Torres still hasn’t had surgery to correct the injured ACL in his right knee. He’s put it off for a few weeks, but is expected to go under the knife this month.
Torres will be out for around half of the 2014-15 campaign at the very least, and faces a long way back after playing in just five games last year. He fought through a number of infections in his knee that kept him off the ice, and he’ll have to prove that he’s over all of that before he gets regular playing time again.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 9/10/14

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Speaking of injured knees, let’s stay in San Jose for a moment and check on Tomas Hertl. He will be heading into camp at 100 percent health after tweaking his knee in prospect activities this off-season.
Thankfully for the Sharks, the injury was minor. Hertl is in for a big season in 2014-15 and we should see plenty of creative goals from him throughout the campaign.

Early this week, we got some encouraging news regarding the health of Penguins center Sidney Crosby. He reported himself to be fully healthy and past his wrist issue that dogged him late last year.
Crosby opted not to undergo surgery this off-season, instead rehabbing his wrist back to normal. The fact that he’s at full strength should strengthen the resolve of all the Pens fans out there.

Here’s a quick checkup on the Oilers’ David Perron: He’s still fighting off the effects of his hip injury, which has bothered him since last year. There’s no exact word as far as where he’s at with his recovery, but it’s definitely something he’ll be dealing with this season.

NHL Daily Schedule: The league action will be picking back up again on Wednesday, October 8. Let’s check out the schedule for that evening and see what we can expect on opening.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs

7:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins

10:00 PM ET:
Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames
San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings

NHL Off-Season Schedule: Let’s keep our hockey fix going with a look at the remaining 2014 off-season calendar. There’s been quite a bit of action keeping us occupied so far, and we’ve still got more to look forward to.

Mid-September: Training camps begin
October 8: First games of the 2014-15 NHL season

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

 

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