News: Paul Postma is dealing with an undisclosed injury, the Winnipeg Free Press reports. Analysis: He was held out of Monday's exhibition against the Oilers and is considered day-to-day. Paul Postma is expected to be a regular on the Jets' defense, likely as a third-pairing skater.
News: Dustin Byfuglien (undisclosed) was held out of Monday's exhibition loss to the Oilers, the Winnipeg Free Press reports. Analysis: Dustin Byfuglien is considered day-to-day with the undisclosed ailment, but the Jets don't seem to think he'll be unavailable for the team's regular-season opener. He'll be tabbed for a full-time role at forward this season, though it's not quite certain who his linemates might be to start the year.
News: Marc-Edouard Vlasic (knee) has been practicing in full for the Sharks as of late, Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea.com reports. Analysis: Marc-Edouard Vlasic has been practicing next to Justin Braun on the first pairing through most of camp, as the Sharks look to create a larger role for a player who garnered Norris Trophy votes a season earlier. Though he's highly adept on his own end, Vlasic lacks the scoring aptitude of some of the league's other premier blueliners, which inhibits his value in fantasy. There should be more of an opportunity for him to find time on the power play this season now that Dan Boyle is departed, but it likely won't be a significant enough of a development to dramatically elevated his point total.
News: Patrice Bergeron's teammate, Reilly Smith, has rejoined the Bruins after signing a one-year, $1.4 million deal with the team, the Boston Herald reports. Analysis: Smith, who recorded 51 points in 82 games for the B's last season, is thus presumably on track to rejoin left winger Brad Marchand on the Bruins' capable second line, centered by Patrice Bergeron, who remains one of the league's elite two-way pivots, on the heels of a season in which he recorded 30 goals and 62 points in 80 games, to go along with a plus-38 mark.
News: Erik Condra (undisclosed) is expected to return to practice Tuesday, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen reports. Analysis: Erik Condra hasn't skated with the team the previous five days, but was able to work out on his own Sunday, signaling a forthcoming return.
News: Milan Michalek (hip flexor) returned to practice Monday, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen reports. Analysis: Milan Michalek was off the ice over the weekend after sustaining the hip injury in an earlier practice, but he appears in the clear for the remainder of the Senators' exhibition schedule. The Senators expect to deploy Michalek on their second line this season.
News: Matt Bartkowski remains a candidate to be traded by the Bruins, the Boston Globe reports. Analysis: Adam McQuaid is another player that the Bruins could move to free up some salary cap room, but with Torey Krug and Reilly Smith now back in the fold on team-friendly deals, it looks like Johnny Boychuk (and his $3,366,667 contract) will be retained by the Bruins.
News: Ruslan Fedotenko was released from his professional tryout contract with the Devils on Tuesday, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports. Analysis: The biggest impact Ruslan Fedotenko might have made in camp was injuring young defenseman Jon Merrill in an accidental collision, but the 35-year-old was otherwise quiet for the Devils in the preseason. He'll likely return to KHL club Donbass HC, with whom he has two years remaining on a three-year, $9 million contract.
News: Craig Cunningham is among the forwards battling for a roster spot as the regular season approaches, the Bruins' official site reports. Analysis: He's jostling with the likes of Simon Gagne, Matt Fraser, Jordan Caron and Bobby Robins for a spot up front, but if Gregory Campbell is unavailable to start the regular season, it's possible that Craig Cunningham could center the Bruins' fourth line out of the gate.
News: Tomas Kaberle was released from his professional tryout contract with the Devils on Tuesday, Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record reports. Analysis: After playing last season in the Czech Republic, the 36-year-old Tomas Kaberle was hoping for one last tour of NHL tour, but after he was cut by the Devils, he may be resigned to ending his career in his home country. The one-time 60-point scorer last appeared in the NHL in the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, skating in 10 games for the Habs.