NHL News: Player News and Updates for 9/16/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
September 16, 2014
It’s been a pretty active week so far for NHL news, which is just the way we hockey fans like it. There’s plenty to talk about this morning, from training camp speculation to individual player outlooks, so with that in mind let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening out there right now.
It remains to be seen what the Stars are going to do on center Cody Eakin’s contract. He’s still got no deal, and as of late last week the two sides were reportedly still pretty far apart on coming to terms.
Even with the sour timing of this whole situation, the prevailing feeling in Dallas is that the restricted free agent will get things worked out before the season starts.
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In a similar situation, the Stars’ Brenden Dillon is without a contract as well. He also is a restricted free agent and has reportedly not made much progress on his deal either.
Like with Eakin, Dillon is expected to have a new deal by the time the season starts.
What will the Islanders’ Ryan Strome’s immediate future hold? There are at least a couple of possibilities, according to sources close to the team. The Isles have a glut of forwards, and with the waiver situation what it is Strome could end up going down to the AHL. He also could wind up as a trade chip as New York seeks to bolster their defense. Regardless of what happens, Strome will be a name to watch in Islanders camp.
Good news on the Blues’ Carl Gunnarsson. He’s been skating with his teammates in recent days, marking the first time he’s been on the ice in that manner since his off-season hip flexor surgery.
It remains to be seen whether or not Gunnarsson will be healed up enough to go at it in training camp, but his recent progress is encouraging.
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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