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NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
September 12, 2014
We’re getting ready to head into another off-season weekend in the NHL, and the good news is that there won’t be too many more of these. The season is coming up sooner than you may realize, so with that in mind, let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening out there.
Last week, NHL vet Daniel Alfredsson suffered a setback on his injured back while he was skating. This will undoubtedly delay his signing with Detroit for another year, and he’s expected to enter training camp without a contract.
Alfredsson had previously been mulling retirement, but has been skating with the team recently. If his back turns into a major issue before the season begins, we may have seen him on the ice for the last time.
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This week, the Rangers signed defenseman John Moore to a one-year $850,000 deal. He’s coming off a 15-point season in 74 games during the 2013-14 campaign. He’s 23 years old and could emerge as a regular contributor with a little seasoning.
The defending champ Kings’ net-minder Jonathan Quick intends to get back on the ice during the waning days of the preseason. He’s coming off wrist surgery and has nearly completed is 10-12 week recovery window.
L.A. will bring him along gradually during training camp, and hopefully he’ll be up to speed by the time the regular season starts.
Back to the Red Wings: The team and defenseman Danny DeKeyser still haven’t worked out a contract, and there’s not much time left to do it. There’s not much in the way of comparable market value out there right now, which is believed to be what’s holding things up.
That said, the Red Wings need DeKeyser in there, so we’d imagine they’ll meet on his side of the fence on a contract.
Oilers left winger Luke Gazdic has reportedly begun skating. He’s coming off a shoulder injury and is not ready for contact quite yet. He should be good to go within the next few weeks at some point.
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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