NHL News: Player News and Updates for 9/28/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
September 28, 2014
It’s been a pretty busy week so far for NHL news, and we’ve still got more to look forward to. The regular season is just about a week and a half away, so there’s not much longer to wait before our favorite players are out on the ice again. Let’s take a look at today’s headlines.
Islanders defenseman Matt Carkner is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury. He missed out on practice yesterday, but there aren’t any indications here that would point to a long-term issue.
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Similarly, winger Harry Zolnierczyk missed practice yesterday with an undisclosed condition. He’s been described as day-to-day as well, however, so there doesn’t seem to be any reason to get concerned.
The Penguins’ Beau Bennett will be sidelined for the next six weeks due to a leg injury. That may sound bad, but it’s actually a rosier outlook than what was initially feared. Speculation dictates that Bennett is dealing with a sprained knee rather than something more serious like a torn ligament.
The Maple Leafs’ Stephane Robidas has received the green light for contact, according to sources close to the team. He’s coming off a broken leg, suffered in the playoffs, and will likely get one preseason appearance in before the regular campaign starts up.
We got an update on the Jets’ T.J. Galiardi yesterday, so let’s see how he’s doing. After taking a stick to the face during practice last week, he had laser eye surgery on Friday.
The good news is that Galiardi will need just a week to recover and should be just fine for the season opener.
The Pens’ Sidney Crosby had planned on playing in yesterday’s preseason game, but instead sat out due to a death in the family. We’ll have to see exactly when he’s able to return to the team.
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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