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Matthews says wrist is progressing great after surgery

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews discusses his wrist injury and surgery and how he’s feeling after the six weeks recovery time and how he feels getting back on the ice. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.


Charlie Coyle Injury: Latest Update On Bruins Center’s Recovery

Bruins center Charlie Coyle is recovering from offseason knee surgery and isn’t ready to go quite yet. Boston general manager Don Sweeney revealed over the weekend that the center may be limited once training camp begins, and that seems to be the case. Players returned to Warrior Ice Arena to kick off the start of […] The post Charlie Coyle Injury: Latest Update On Bruins Center’s Recovery appeared first on NESN.com.

Pension Plan Puppets

Maple Leafs Training Camp Roster

Now, where to put them? | Steve Russell/Toronto Star via This is your Maple Leafs, and a few extras, invites, prospects and minor leagurers. Today the Maple Leafs introduced their training camp roster. This will be the first proper training camp of Sheldon Keefe’s tenure as a coach. Camp crew ⛺️Here's our roster for Training Camp Fuelled by @GatoradeCanada. ⁰#LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/PpJc8VaNh6— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) September 22, 2021 Note the two expected injuries, Auston Matthews, as he recovers from wrist surgery and Alex Steeves,...

Broad Street Hockey

Wednesday Morning Fly By: Who angered the gods?

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Flyers news and notes… *The Flyers dropped a bunch of information about training camp yesterday — training camp starts in less that one week — and also dropped a little nugget about Kevin Hayes requiring a rather major surgery! Oh good! [BSH] *It’s an abdominal surgery which is going to keep him out for a rather long time. [NBC Sports Philly] *No two ways about it: this really stinks! [Inquirer] *It certainly will make training camp more interesting, as this is a...

CBC News

'This is the real me': Pierre-Luc Dubois confident despite difficult 1st season with Winnipeg Jets

Forced to navigate multiple quarantines, a highly publicized run-in with his former coach, a blockbuster trade, injuries and loneliness — the Winnipeg Jets centre was never comfortable during a roller-coaster 2020-21 campaign set against the COVID-19 pandemic's backdrop.


Dubas and Maple Leafs still expect Matthews ready for opening night

Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas discusses the latest prognosis on superstar Auston Matthews, who’s currently recovering from wrist surgery, Dubas confirms that plans have not changed, and they expect Matthews ready for opening night vs. Montreal. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Pension Plan Puppets

PPP Roundtable: Our Hopes and Fears for Training Camp

Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Tell us your biggest fear/hope for this season. Who are you really looking forward to seeing? Doesn’t have to be a player you think will even make the team. Brigstew: Seeing a healthy John Tavares again would be a balm to the soul, but when it comes to the potential of the team I’m really looking forward to seeing a healthy (fingers crossed) Ondrej Kase. If there’s any new player to the team this year that could have a big impact, Kase being healthy and returning to the form he showed in Anaheim before all his injuries would be it....

Broad Street Hockey

Who will replace the injured players in the lineup?

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via The Flyers have already caught the injury bug before the season begins. The Philadelphia Flyers are not starting their season with the best footing. After a summer full of transition and the result being the most shaken-up roster amidst the 32 NHL squads, they announced on Tuesday that they will be dropping the puck on Oct. 15 against the Vancouver Canucks without center Kevin Hayes, as well as depth blueliner Sam Morin, and roster hopeful Wade Allison. All three of them will be away from the lineup for a significant amount of time –...

Broad Street Hockey

Flyers Top 25 Under 25, No. 7: Wade Allison

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via The former second-round pick burst onto NHL scene last year, giving the Flyers a scoring boost and more in the process. No. 7: Wade Allison 2020-21 League/Team(s): Flyers/Phantoms2020-21 Statistics: 4 G, 3, 7 P in 14 G/ 4 G, 5A, 9 P in 10 GAge: 23Acquired In: 2016 NHL Entry Draft, 52nd overallRanking in Spring 2020 25 Under 25: 17 How did Allison’s 2020-21 hockey season go? Is his stock trending up or down from where it was entering the year? After making us wait through four college seasons — and a couple big injury scares — Wade...

St. Louis Game Time

Robert Thomas is finally locked up with a two year contract

Photo by Scott Rovak/NHLI via The deal nudges the Blues above the cap for now. It’s taken longer than Robert Thomas, Doug Armstrong, or most Blues fans would want, but the team finally came to terms with Thomas on a new contract. Thomas’ new deal is a two-year contract at an AAV of $2.8 million a season. That’s a raise of a little more than a million and a half dollars a season for the Blues’ young centerman. Despite missing 23 games last year with injury, and only scoring three goals and nine assists in the 33 regular-season games Thomas played in, he...

Last Word on Hockey

Kevin Hayes, Sam Morin Injured

The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that centre Kevin Hayes underwent abdominal surgery today and will miss 6-8 weeks. Defenceman and teammate Sam Morin will also be out 6-8 weeks after surgery to remove loose bodies from his right knee.  INJURY UPDATES: -Kevin Hayes (abdominal surgery on Sept. 21 – out 6-8 weeks) -Samuel Morin (right knee […] The post Kevin Hayes, Sam Morin Injured appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.

Times Herald

Captain Jack Eichel back with Sabres for training camp after long offseason

OK, so maybe Jack Eichel hasn’t played his last game for the Buffalo Sabres. Perhaps later this season, if the captain undergoes neck surgery, he could wear blue and gold again. That thought, of course, seemed preposterous not long ago. Eichel wants to be traded. The relationship between the Sabres and their frustrated star seems to have suffered irreparable damage over his desire to have artificial disc replacement surgery, a procedure the team won’t approve.... Read the full article


Does Eichel’s injury put him at risk of losing Sabres’ captaincy?

Elliotte Friedman joined Tim & Friends to discuss what might happen in the near future for Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Blackhawk Up

Blackhawks: Alex Nylander’s Keys To Success, Profile, And Expectations

The Chicago Blackhawks will get Alex Nylander back this season after he missed last year with an injury. What he brings to the table and how he plays early could decide whether or not he stays with this team moving forward. The Blackhawks and Alex Nylander are in a different position than the last time […] Blackhawks: Alex Nylander’s Keys To Success, Profile, And Expectations - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Matchsticks and Gasoline

Thoughts on Game 2 between the Flames/Oilers Prospects

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Calgary got the victory over Edmonton on Monday The Calgary Flames enacted some revenge on the Edmonton Oilers last night as they took down their provincial rivals by a score of 4-1 in their second prospects game. The rosters were more or less the same for both sides, but the Flames controlled the majority of play in the game. Game Thoughts Zary Injured Above all of the positives tonight looms the apparent injury of Connor Zary. A rocket of a slap shot caught a sprawling Zary in the interior ankle and leg area, and he never returned after...

Winging It In Motown

Quick Hits: The Intensified Emotions Edition

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ In Red Wings Land Prospects Tournament Update: The important thing here is the hope that Jared McIsaac can recover from the injury suffered in the first period. he was checked from behind and hit his head into the boards. McIsaac was taken to the hospital. Here are the updates on McIsaac: According to a #RedWings spokesman, good news re: D Jared McIsaac.After being knocked unconscious, he was conscious and moving his extremities when he was stretchered off.Underwent further testing at a local hospital & was released shortly after the game...

The Hockey Writers

Canadiens News and Rumors: Price, Suzuki, Norlinder & More

In this week’s edition of Montreal Canadiens news and rumors, Carey Price is back on the ice following offseason knee surgery, Kaiden Guhle, Rafaël Harvey-Pinard, and Mattias Norlinder are impressing…

Broad Street Hockey

Monday Morning Fly By: The injuries are already starting

Heather Barry Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Flyers news and notes… *The kids played their rookie games against the Rangers this weekend and Saturday afternoon’s match was a lot of fun, with the Flyers coming out on top and a good time had by all... [Inquirer] *... and then, in Sunday’s game, this: Wade Allison is hurt. Rangers defenseman Braden Schneider sent Allison into the boards and his right leg went under him funny. He needed assistance getting back to the locker room, wasn't putting any weight on his leg.— Olivia...

Broad Street Hockey

Laperriere backs Frost to make Flyers out of camp

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via The Phantoms head coach had something to say about an intriguing prospect. Morgan Frost has sort of been the forgotten Philadelphia Flyers prospect. Whether it was more focus drawn on the big-league team and their fortunes and misfortunes, or the season he mostly lost due to injury, no one has really thought of him as a sure-thing to contribute to this team. Well, until Lehigh Valley Phantoms head coach Ian Laperriere ranted and raved about the kid after Sunday’s rookie showcase game. The massive individual narrative coming into the...


Charlie Coyle May Be Limited To Begin Bruins Training Camp

Charlie Coyle underwent knee surgery this offseason and revealed the pain had been bothering him for quite some time. Now it may impact how much work he’ll get done when the Boston Bruins begin training camp next week. Coyle, who is in the running to replace David Krejci on Boston’s second line, could be limited […] The post Charlie Coyle May Be Limited To Begin Bruins Training Camp appeared first on NESN.com.


The five Penguins players I am most curious about in 2021-22

Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via A list of the most interesting players on the team this season As the new season is about to begin, with prospects first taking to the ice today at the practice facility in Cranberry, let’s check in on some interesting individuals for the Penguins this season. Evgeni Malkin Malkin had knee surgery in early June, over four months before the start of the season. Yet the team is still being vague about his status, with an update expected soon. There’s already whispers that Malkin will be LTIR bound and miss the very 10 games,...

Silver Seven

Weekly Question: How Do You Feel About Zack Smith’s Time In Ottawa?

Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via A farewell to an underrated favourite It had been a while since we had heard anything about the once beloved Ottawa Senators’ warrior Zack Smith. He was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for Artem (Arty Party) Anisimov in 2019 after it was evident he no longer had a role in Ottawa. Smith never really carved out a place in Chicago and it seems injuries have gotten the best of his career as he announced yesterday that he will be officially hanging up the skates after 12 seasons. While he did end his career with the Blackhawks, Smith’s...

Times Herald

Mattias Samuelsson, Jack Quinn won’t play for Sabres this afternoon

BUFFALO – A lower-body injury will sideline Sabres defenseman Mattias Samuelsson for this afternoon’s Prospect Challenge game against the Boston Bruins, according to the team. Samuelsson, 21, hobbled off the ice after blocking a shot late in Friday’s 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils and did not return. Following the game, coach Seth Appert said they believed Samuelsson would be OK. Meanwhile, center Jack Quinn will also miss this afternoon’s contest at Harborcenter. Quinn, ... Read the full article

Toronto Star

Leafs captain John Tavares returns with no restrictions and no excuses

The Maple Leafs captain suffered a concussion and a knee injury on his second shift of Toronto’s playoff opener against the Montreal Canadiens in May, and was done for the series. But he’s scrimmaging now and going flat out to prepare for the NHL season, with training camp just around the corner.

Montreal Gazette

Canadiens Notebook: Carey Price back on the ice after his surgery

Meanwhile, new Laval Rocket head coach Jean-François Houle is doing his best getting to know the 27 players at Habs rookie camp quickly.

Eyes On The Prize

2021 Canadiens Top 25 Under 25: #6 Ryan Poehling

Shanna Martin After a rough rookie year, Poehling bounced back to move himself back up the rankings. At this point everyone knows the story of Ryan Poehling. His NHL debut was a hat trick and game-winning shootout goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Naturally, expectations were sky-high from that point on, even if most swore that they were going to keep the hype in check. His rookie season in the NHL yielded two points in 27 games, and his AHL stint wasn’t significantly better, with 13 points in 36 games. While he did battle through multiple injuries, he was the...

Times Herald

Sabres excited to watch prospect Jack Quinn play center: ‘Very good at it’

BUFFALO – Jack Quinn acclimated to center right away as a rookie, recording two assists in his debut. Had the Sabres prospect not undergone season-ending hernia surgery in April, he would’ve closed the AHL campaign pivoting a line. “He … was very, very good at it,” Rochester Americans coach Seth Appert said of Quinn’s two-game stint at center. So Quinn, the eighth overall pick last year as a right wing, will be playing center during ... Read the full article

Second City Hockey

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Kirby Dach down slightly to No. 2

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Dach still has a bright future despite an injury shortened 2021 season. Second City Hockey’s 2021-22 preseason Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25 series ranks the organization’s top 25 players under the age of 25 by Oct. 1, 2021. The rankings are determined by a composite score from all four SCH writers. Each participant used their own metric of current ability and production against future projection to rank each player. All four ballots will be released after the series is completed. Last season was the first time the Blackhawks...

NISSAN Morning Drive: Don Sweeney And Bruce Cassidy On Pastrnak Injury

NESN.com's Courtney Cox recaps Bruins GM Don Sweeney and Head Coach Bruce Cassidy adjusting to David Pastrnak's thumb injury that will leave him out for at least two weeks in the Nissan Morning Drive. For More: http://nesn.com/?p=917652

Ford F-150 Final Five Facts: Bruins Drop To Rangers At Home

NESN.com's Michaela Vernava breaks down the Bruins 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday Night where Tuukka Rask left the game early with a concussion.  Here are the Ford F-150 Final Five Facts from the game: http://nesn.com/?p=910526.

Rick Nash announces retirement from Hockey

NHL winger Rick Nash who played from the Blue Jackets, Rangers and Bruins announced Friday morning that he will be retiring due to unresolved issues with a concussion. NESN.com's Michaela Vernava has more.