NHL News: Player News and Updates for 9/19/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
September 19, 2014
It’s been a pretty active week around the NHL, and now that training camps have officially begun, the fresh news will be coming in at a steady pace from now until the end of the season. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making headlines right now.
According to sources close to the team, the Oilers’ Boyd Gordon will likely be serving as the team’s No. 3 center when the season begins.
That still leaves the question of who will play in the No. 2 slot, but names that have been mentioned as potential candidates are Leon Draisaitl and Mark Arcobello.
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The Red Wings’ Anthony Mantha has sustained a fracture in his right tibia and will be out for 6-8 weeks. He was injured during the NHL Prospect Tournament.
This is something of a shocking development, as the team had originally brushed off his injury as not being a serious matter.
Ilya Bryzgalov agreed to a tryout offer with the Wild this week, and he’ll likely serve as the team’s backup as long as Darcy Kuemper’s contract fails to work itself out.
Bryzgalov isn’t quite the force in the net that he used to be, but he should be serviceable enough to provide some decent depth for Minnesota.
Good news for the Devils: winger Ryane Clowe has received clearance for full participation in the team’s training camp. He’s recovering from a concussion.
Clowe will likely be brought along slowly and should be up to speed by the time the regular season rolls around.
Both Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby will be held out of training camp initially as they both get over their recent injuries. Although this sounds serious, it’s likely that the team is just taking a cautious approach with their two stars and making sure they’re good to go for the regular season.
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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