NHL News: Player News and Updates for 8/2/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
August 2, 2014
It’s been a pretty busy week for NHL off-season activities, and we’re sure to see some more interesting happenings this weekend. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening out there right now. Here’s the latest.
Glennie Deal: We haven’t checked this one out just yet, so let’s visit with the Stars deal with RW Scott Glennie. He inked a one-year, two-way contract with the team late this week.
Glennie is a depth guy for the Stars, and he’s coming off a 50-game season in the AHL. In that span, he logged 15 goals and 13 helpers. If he shows a little bit of improvement, he may even snag a roster spot at the NHL level. We’ll have to wait and see how he performs.
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Mason Health: We’ve got some fairly new information on the health of the Flyers’ Steve Mason, who is dealing with an injury. His right pinky finger is broken, and he’ll be missing out on two weeks of practice as he heals.
That said, Mason will be just fine in time to tune up for the season, so there’s little worry here. He’s coming off a pretty good 2013-14 season, and will head into this year with some solid momentum in goal.
Falk Deal: The Wild were active in free agency yesterday, inking defenseman Justin Falk to a one-year, two-way deal. He’s coming off a season with the New York Rangers, logging a pair of assists in 21 games.
Falk was selected in the fourth round of the 2007 draft and has played in 108 regular-season games for the Wild.
Nelson Outlook: There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding Brock Nelson and his potential role with the Islanders this season. Sources close to the team are speculating that he could end up on the Isles’ top line alongside John Tavares.
Nelson still has some hurdles to cross if he wants to make it into the top slot. There are a few other players who will push him during training camp and could legitimately threaten his chances. Also, he’s more of a center than anything, so he’ll have to adjust to playing on the wing in order to get there. Still, we like his chances and it will be an interesting situation to watch when the Islanders begin their camp.
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 night.
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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