NHL News: Player News and Updates for 8/25/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
August 25, 2014
It was a pretty slow weekend for NHL hockey, especially considering that we’re knee-deep in the off-season right now. Still, there’s plenty to talk about as we look forward to the 2014-15 campaign, so with that let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making news out there. Here’s the latest.
Kaberle Status: We got some new information this weekend on the current status of defenseman Tomas Kaberle, so let’s check in on him and see how he’s doing.
The 36-year-old veteran is trying his hand at a comeback in the league, and says he “might” have a tryout lined up, though it’s not in Ontario.
These next few weeks will be crucial to Kaberle’s NHL status. He’s been working out with current pros, and is attempting to play for a couple more years in the NHL. Last season, Kaberle was with Kladno in the Czech hockey league. He’s still got the goods to be a top-five guy on defense, so we’ll see if he can pull it off.
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Price Status: Let’s check in on Canadiens goalie Carey Price for a moment, as we’ve got some new information on him as well.
This weekend, word broke that he’d begun skating a couple of weeks back, which is his first activity since spraining his knee in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Rangers.
Price still presumably has a little ways to go before he’s healthy, but this is a good sign for the future. He didn’t need surgery to fix his knee, so that’s the best sign of all.
Ekblad Update: We’ve got a bit of an update this morning on Florida Panthers prospect Aaron Ekblad. He sustained a concussion a couple of weeks ago while playing in an exhibition game with the Canada World Junior team.
The good news here is that Ekblad says he’s almost completely recovered and feels great. He should have no problems being ready for training 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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