NHL News: Player News and Updates for 9/17/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
September 17, 2014
All things considered, it’s been a pretty steady week for NHL headlines thus far. That’s great news for us hockey fans, as we’ve got plenty of storylines to keep us occupied until the 2014-15 season begins. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look around the league and check out some of the notable happenings.
This week, we got a bit of an update on the Bruins’ Milan Lucic. Let’s see what his status is.
Lucic will be limited during Boston’s training camp, according to sources close to the team. He’s still getting over his wrist injury (sustained in Game 1 of the second-round series against Montreal in the playoffs last season), though seems to be progressing at a steady pace. Lucic was in a cast for 12 weeks while he was healing and says he’s “turned a corner” over the past week or two.
Continued steady progress during training camp should allow Lucic to hit the regular season at 100 percent and come out of the gate strong.
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Let’s take a moment to visit with the Stanley Cup champs’ net-minder Jonathan Quick. He’s reportedly coming along well after his wrist injury and hasn’t experienced any setbacks.
Quick is now taking shots as part of his rehab work. The feeling among sources close to the team seems to be that he won’t play much--if at all--during the preseason, but should be good to go by the time the 2014-15 campaign starts up. As a result, he’ll probably sit more in favor of backup Martin Jones in the early-going.
The Bruins have set themselves a deadline on defenseman Torey Krug. GM Peter Chiareli said he hopes to be able to have a new deal in place with Krug before training camp gets going tomorrow.
The team is also against the wall with RFA Reilly Smith, so we’ll have to see how they handle things.
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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