NHL News: Player News and Updates for 6/6/15
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Daily Schedule and More
June 6, 2015
Now that we’ve got a little distance between Game 1 of the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Finals, it’s really beginning to sink in how little time’s left in the season. That considered, there’s still plenty to talk about this morning, especially with Game 2 coming tonight, so let’s check out our daily wrap-up and see who’s in the headlines.
The Devils’ Adam Henrique had surgery on his wrist back in April, and according to the latest reports he’s got around 4-6 weeks left until he’s fully recovered. He should be healthy for training camp.
Henrique didn’t quite blossom into the offensive dynamo that some thought he would during the 2014-15 campaign, but he’s definitely got the talent to be a top-level player in the Devils organization. We’ll see if the team makes some moves in free agency to try and get him some help.
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While we’re on the subject of players coming off injury, let’s visit with defenseman Marek Zidlicky. He sustained a concussion during Detroit’s Game 7 loss in the first round of the playoffs this year, but is reportedly healthy and intent on playing next season.
There had been reports that Zidlicky might retire after seeing his team’s postseason run end prematurely, but apparently he’s ready to go for at least one more campaign.
That said, there’s been no definite indication that the Red Wings will be bringing the 38-year-old Zidlicky back. If they don’t, he’s still got enough left in the tank that he’ll be able to catch on somewhere else without much trouble. He logged seven scores and 27 helpers in his 84 games last year.
Speaking of the Red Wings (and of concussions), Johan Franzen is currently recovering from a head injury, but has been showing improvement and should be ready to go for training camp.
Franzen sustained his concussion way back on January 6 and hasn’t played since. That’s admittedly a little concerning, especially when you consider that he’s had multiple concussions in his career.
Franzen is 35 years old and enters the season as quite the injury risk.
NHL Daily Schedule: Here’s a look at the upcoming games on the NHL schedule, including the start times and TV networks where you can catch each matchup.
Saturday, June 6, 2015:
7:15 PM ET:
Chicago Blackhawks at Tampa Bay Lightning (CBC, NBC, TVA)
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