NHL News: Player News and Updates for 9/14/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
Now that the training camp season is beginning to hit its stride around the NHL, we’ve got plenty to talk about in the lead-up to the season. In the meantime, let’s take a closer look at some of the notable players and storylines out there and see what everyone’s up to right now.
Nikita Zadorov is still pretty young (19), but he’s got at least a remote chance of making the Sabres’ roster this year. The young defenseman will face some stiff competition in training camp, but could potentially sneak his way into the lineup if he posts a good showing. If he can’t cut it just yet, it’ll be off to the OHL again for more seasoning.
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The Lightning’s Adam Erne still hasn’t received permission to participate fully in practices just yet. He’s coming off wrist surgery in July. Erne will likely still be limited once training camp is off and running, but should be good to go without missing too much time. We’ll see what he can do in the AHL this year.
Is Alex Ovechkin going back to his roots? Caps coach Barry Trotz is reportedly leaning toward putting his veteran back at his former slot at left wing this season, so we could see a major shakeup in the Washington offense. It’s conceivable that Ovechkin could rotate between left and right wing this year depending on the matchups, which sounds like pretty good news for Caps fans.
Speaking of the Caps, there’s still no concrete timeframe on right winger Tom Wilson, but he’s supposedly on track to get into the lineup around the time the season begins.
Wilson had to undergo surgery to fix his broken fibula this summer and it seems like he’s getting close to being 100 percent. He’s got a good shot at getting more ice time this season.
Let’s stick with Washington for a moment and check out Dmitry Orlov’s status. The Caps defenseman broke his wrist during the IIHF World Championships this off-season (his Russian team won gold), and Washington is planning on having him back early next month if everything goes well.
Orlov has begun skating again, however there’s no concrete timeline for his recovery. With the Caps bolstering their defense in the off-season, he’ll have to prove his worth early to be able to log significant ice time in 2014-15.
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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