NHL News: Player News and Updates for 9/26/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
September 26, 2014
We’ve seen a lot of NHL information this week, and there’s a lot for us hockey fans to keep up with as we creep closer to the regular season opener. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look around the league at some of the noteworthy players and situations out there and see who’s in the news. Here’s the latest.
It’s looking like Pens fans won’t have to wait too much longer before they see their best player on the ice. The coaching staff reportedly hopes to have Sidney Crosby ready for Saturday’s exhibition game against Columbus.
Crosby was able to practice once again yesterday, so it seems he’s over his latest undisclosed malady. All things considered, he should be fine.
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Surprisingly enough, the Flyers’ Claude Giroux was able to get back out on the practice ice yesterday, posting a limited session in an unexpected development.
Giroux was originally supposed to be off his skates for a two-week period after suffering an injury one week ago, so it seems he’s improving at a much faster rate than most had hoped. The team will no doubt take things easy with him, but this bodes well for his chances at being ready for the season opener.
Hurricanes winger Patrick Dwyer was sidelined during yesterday’s practice due to a groin injury. That probably explains why he was out of action during Wednesday’s preseason game as well.
Dwyer is coming off a 22-point season in 2013-14, which is a career-high for him. He’ll be on the third line in this upcoming campaign.
There’s still a cloud of uncertainty surrounding the Jackets’ Nathan Horton. He’s reportedly dealing with a degenerative back issue, and as yet no one has put a concrete--or even speculative--timetable as far as when he’ll be able to hit the ice again.
Horton hasn’t yet been able to participate in camp, and as of right now it’s looking like long odds that he’ll even be available for the start of the regular season. This could spell a depth problem for Columbus.
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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