News: There have been no visible developments with regard to the contract situations of Reilly Smith and Torey Krug, according to the Boston Herald. Analysis: While we expect that the restricted free agents, who remain away from training camp, will be back with the team in time, the Bruins may need to make a trade in order to free up the salary cap room necessary to make that happen. Once Reilly Smith (who recorded 20 goals and 51 points in 82 games last season) does rejoin the Bruins, he'll presumably skate on a line with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron.
News: David Clarkson (undisclosed) was on the ice in full equipment on Saturday morning before the rest of the team hit the ice for training camp, reports Toronto's Sportsnet 590TheFAN. Analysis: He and Tyler Bozak -- the team's other guy who's "out" with an undisclosed issue -- were out there together; both were in full equipment. His issue remains day-to-day, so don't start worrying yet. But we hope his time on the sidelines doesn't last too long for David Clarkson -- he needs to get into a groove to start this season in order to erase memories of his start last year.
News: Per the Boston Herald, there have been no visible developments with regard to the contract situations of Torey Krug and Reilly Smith. Analysis: With training camp underway, the duo remain unsigned, and though we'd expect both Torey Krug and Smith to rejoin the Bruins' fold in time, such an outcome is not yet imminent. Meanwhile, Krug's absence paves the way for fellow smallish mobile David Warsofsky to see added opportunities in training camp.
News: Tyler Bozak (undisclosed) skated in full equipment prior to the Leafs' practice Saturday and remains day-to-day, according to a report on Toronto's Sportsnet 590TheFAN. Analysis: He and David Clarkson, who is also dealing with an undisclosed malady, were on the ice together. Hopefully this is just a case of caution and nothing more. Tyler Bozak is slated to skate alongside Phil Kessel on the top line again this season.
News: Mikhail Grabovski has been playing on a line with Nikolay Kulemin during training camp, according to the Islanders Point Blank. Analysis: Not only is this duo playing on a line together but their lockers are also next to each other. They will anchor the second line for the Islanders and how they play together could go a long way towards determining how successful a season the team will have.
News: Nikolai Kulemin has been playing on a line with Mikhail Grabovski during training camp, according to the Islanders Point Blank. Analysis: This was expected once the Islanders signed both in free agency. The pair had a productive season in 2010-11 playing together in Toronto and the Islanders are hoping to rekindle some of that magic on the second line.
News: Lubomir Visnovsky has completely recovered from the concussion that ended his 2013-14 season and reported to camp, according to Newsday's Arthur Staple. Analysis: Lubomir Visnovsky may not be the defenseman he once was, but he should still anchor the Islanders' top power-play unit and could be a viable fantasy option if health permits.
News: Greg Pateryn is competing with fellow prospects Nathan Beaulieu and Jarred Tinordi for the final spot available on defense, the Montreal Gazette reports. Analysis: Greg Pateryn is the forgotten defensive prospect as both Beaulieu and Tinordi were first-round draft picks. They've also played more games in Montreal than Pateryn, including postseason action. Pateryn offers a mix of Beaulieu's offensive skills and Tinordi's physicality in his own end, and was the best of the three with a plus-5 with the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League last season.
News: The Predators have invited Brian Lee to training camp on a tryout basis, according to the team's official website. Analysis: The odds of Brian Lee cracking the Preds' roster are slim, since he missed the entire 2013-14 season due to a knee injury, and has never played a full 82-game season in his entire career. However, Lee does have 209 NHL games to his credit with Ottawa and Tampa Bay since the 2007-08 season, amassing 36 points (5g-31a) and 124 penalty minutes.
News: Drew Doughty (upper body) is listed as day-to-day according to general manager Rob Blake, the Los Angeles Times reports. Analysis: Drew Doughty isn't currently participating in training camp due to an upper-body injury that he suffered while training in the offseason. Considering that the Kings don't kick off their season until Oct. 8, Doughty's chance of playing in the opener increased with this news.