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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 9/15/14

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

September 15, 2014

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We’re creeping closer and closer to the 2014-15 NHL season, and the anticipation continues to grow with each passing day. In the meantime, there’s plenty for us to talk about as we’re waiting, so let’s take our daily look around the league and see which players are on everyone’s minds this morning.

At the Devils’ training camp this month will be Ruslan Fedotenko, who has been invited to attend on a tryout basis. He’s coming off a year in the KHL last season, posting seven goals and 10 helpers in his 46 games of action. If the 35-year-old Fedotenko does indeed catch on in New Jersey, he’ll be relegated to the checking line.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 9/15/14

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We’ve got a bit of an update on the Canadiens’ Tim Bozon stemming from late last week. He was able to participate in the Habs’ rookie camp, which is a good sign after his meningitis battle earlier this year. He lost 40 pounds due to that sickness.
Bozon will likely catch on with the Bulldogs in the AHL.

Dallas right winger Brett Ritchie injured his finger over the weekend in a Saturday game against Carolina in the Prospects Tournament. We’ll have to wait for an official announcement from the medical staff out of Dallas before we can make a determination, but hopefully he’ll be okay. Ritchie posted 22 scores and 26 assists in 2014-15 at the AHL level, and could get a call-up this year.

Here’s an update on Tomas Vokoun and his potential future. He’s reportedly turned down at least a couple of contract offers and is biding his time in an effort to try and find the right situation for this point in his career.
Vokoun lost most of last year to a blood clot in his pelvis, but is supposedly fully healthy now. He’s 38 years old and would serve as a backup net-minder.

You can expect Montreal’s Michael McCarron to come into this year strong. He made some comments recently about his conditioning last season, saying that it wasn’t up to par with where it should have been.
McCarron struggled in the OHL last year early, but by all accounts showed marked improvement as the season wore on. He should take another step forward in this campaign.

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

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