NHL News: Player News and Updates for 9/27/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
September 27, 2014
The NHL news has been coming fast and furious over the past week or so, which means that the regular season is close at hand. We’ve got just about a week and a half before the 2014-15 campaign kicks off, so in the meantime let’s take our daily look at the notable players out there right now.
The Jets’ T.J. Galiardi got hit in the eye by a stick during practice yesterday. It wasn’t immediately known how severe his condition was, however. For now, we’ll call him questionable for today’s game against Minnesota, but assuming he’s not hurt too badly he should be fine for the start of the 2014-15 campaign.
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Flyers center Ryan White now has a timeline attached to his chest injury. He’ll be out for around five months, according to sources close to the team.
White is coming off August pectoral surgery, which really puts a damper into what has been a budding career thus far. We’ll see if he can rebound in February/March.
The defending champion Kings cut goalie Jeff Deslauriers, which really doesn’t come as a surprise. For now, he’s facing long odds to make an NHL roster.
Winnipeg’s Jim Slater will be in action today against the Wild. He’s coming off off-season hip surgery. Slater posted just 27 games in 2013-14 and 26 in 2012-13, so he’s certainly a little rusty.
Sources close to the Wild doubt that winger Thomas Vanek will be playing in the team’s preseason game today. He’s experiencing some soreness after Thursday’s game.
It doesn’t seem like this is a big issue for Vanek; The team is likely just being cautios with him right now.
Chicago’s Teuvo Teravainen should be hitting the ice tomorrow, which will mark his first action of the preseason. He took a hit recently and has been day-to-day, but it looks like he’s okay now.
The Maple Leafs’ Frederik Gauthier has been diagnosed with a cracked rib, though there’s not a lot of information out there as far as a recovery window for him as yet.
The bad news is that Gauthier hasn’t played any preseason games yet, which could be a sign that his rib issue is troublesome.
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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