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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 9/23/14

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

September 23, 2014

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With training camps in full swing around the NHL, it’s really starting to feel like the hockey season is on its way. We’ve got plenty to look forward to as we move closer to the 2014-15 campaign, so with that in mind let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making news out there.

Right winger Bobby Ryan sat out yesterday’s preseason activity, but the move was precautionary. That’s according to sources close to the team, who are reporting that Ryan was injured during a collision with a teammate in Sunday’s scrimmage.
The fear here seems to be a possible concussion, but as of now there doesn’t seem to be much concern in Ottawa.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 9/23/14

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We’ve seen some major changes in DC recently, and apparently they’re not over. Caps had coach Barry Trotz remarked yesterday that centers Marcus Johansson and Evgeny Kuznetsov are “head to head” in a battle to see who will man the second-line position.
Johansson has the most recent experience alongside Nicklas Backstrom and Alex Ovechkin, but could be relegated to the second line by the time the season begins.
This will be an interesting battle to watch as we get closer to the opener.

Brandon McMillan was held out of action yesterday, thanks to a lower-body injury. The Arizona left-winger’s status is reportedly not too serious, though. We should see him back out on the ice this week and he will more than likely be fine for the start of the season.

The Wild’s Kyle Brodziak has been day-to-day over the past few days with a back issue and hasn’t been on his skates. He was sidelined for yesterday’s preseason opener, but there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of concern on his health.
Brodziak will most likely be a fourth-liner once again this season.

The Stars’ Trevor Daley posted a career-high nine goals last season, and he’s looking to improve on that this year. First off, however, he’ll have to get over his sore hip, suffered on Saturday when he hit the boards. The good news is that the team doesn’t seem to think it’s too serious, so he should be good to go once the season gets here.

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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