NHL News: Player News and Updates for 8/22/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
August 22, 2014
There aren’t any skates on the NHL ice right now, and it’ll be a while before we get back to the regular rhythm of the regular season. Still, we’re seeing quite a bit of relevant news this week on key players across the league, so with that said let’s take our daily look at the headlines and see who’s in the news right now.
Seidenberg Status: We got some new information on Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg’s health over the past couple of days, so let’s see how he’s doing.
The word is that he’s on track to be a full participant in the team’s training camp, which is great news for Boston. Seidenberg last took the ice in late December and had surgery to fix his ACL/MCL in his knee early this year. He should be 100 percent by the time the season begins.
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Torres Status: Bad news for the Sharks. Winger Raffi Torress suffered an infection in his knee (which he had surgery on) and will be missing out on the first few months of the 2014-15 season.
Torres will need another surgery to fix the infection, his second procedure in the past year. This is a devastating blow to San Jose, who fully expected him to be healthy heading into this season.
Sharks Captaincy: Let’s stick in San Jose for a moment and check out some of the developments regarding their captain designations. Both Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau will not be wearing the “C” (or the “A”) on their chests heading into training camp, as the team announced that they’d be reevaluating things this year.
That’s not to say both won’t earn their captaincies back, but word coming from sources close to the team says that San Jose is trying to get a new, younger generation of players into those leadership roles. As a matter of fact, both Thornton and Marleau probably would have been traded by now if they’d waived their no-trade clauses. Food for thought.
Kristo Deal: Here’s a minor deal out of the Big Apple. Winger Danny Kristo re-signed with the Rangers yesterday. He’s coming off a 25-goal, 18-assist campaign with AHL Hartford through 65 appearances last year. There’s not much chance he’ll make it up to the NHL level--barring some unforeseen circumstances--in 2014-15, so he’s more of a depth precaution.
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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