NHL News: Player News and Updates for 9/25/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
September 25, 2014
The exhibition season in the NHL has already brought us some very interesting developments. It seems that each day the news reports are ramping up in quantity, and as a result we’ve got plenty to talk about this morning. That said, let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making news.
Yesterday, we got an update on Daniel Alfredsson’s injury situation, adding yet another chapter to the long and strange story of his off-season.
The good news is that he’s reporting improvement with his back, and if all goes well he’ll be back on the ice skating in the very near future. We’re still waiting on an official word as to whether or not he’ll return for another season with Detroit, but suffice to say he’ll have to see where he’s at health-wise first. This remains a fluid situation, so we’ll keep you posted.
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Blackhawks winger Kris Versteeg has already been ruled out of the team’s preseason game tonight against the aforementioned Red Wings. He’s dealing with a bout of the flue.
The good news for Versteeg is that he’s not expected to be sidelined for too long. The bad news is that he needs to show some spark on the ice to solidify his bottom-six role.
In a related situation, winter Tuevo Teravainen won’t be playing tonight either. He’s got an upper-body issue he’s dealing with, but was able to practice yesterday. He’d missed out on the previous three sessions.
You can expect the Stars’ Colton Sceviour to be taking it easy for a few more days. The Stars are bringing him up to speed very cautiously, which means ramping up his ice time at a methodical pace.
Sceviour will probably see an increase in workload early next week. If everything goes well, he may earn a second-line job alongside Jason Spezza.
Yesterday, we learned that the Predators’ Viktor Stalberg will be sidelined for 2-4 weeks. He’s fighting a lower-body injury.
This is a troubling trend for Stalberg, who was looking to redeem himself after an ugly season last year. It’s not going so well thus far.
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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