News: Pavel Datsyuk (shoulder) will undergo an MRI but said he expects to miss at least a week, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports. Analysis: Pavel Datsyuk suffered a shoulder injury during Monday's preseason opener against Pittsburgh, in which he recorded a goal and an assist. The 36-year-old is yet to undergo an MRI but indicated that he likely won't skate for at least a week. More will be known following the MRI, but for now it appears as though he'll miss a good chunk of the preseason.
News: Kyle Brodziak (back) is not practicing Tuesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Analysis: Kyle Brodziak continues to recover from a back ailment that's kept him out of action for the past three days. He missed the team's preseason opener against the Jets on Monday and his status is up in the air for Thursday's contest against Pittsburgh.
News: Justin Fontaine (groin) is not practicing Tuesday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Analysis: Justin Fontaine is dealing with a sore groin and missed the Wild's opening preseason game Monday. The team has not provided a timetable for his return, but it doesn't appear to be anything that will keep him out for an extended period.
News: Dennis Seidenberg (knee) is expected to play in Tuesday's preseason opener against Montreal, the Bruins' official site reports. Analysis: Dennis Seidenberg played in Sunday night's scrimmage, and reported no ill-effects afterward, the Boston Globe reports. Though it may take some time for the sturdy blueliner -- who is bouncing back from January knee surgery -- to shake off the rust, he's firmly on track to be in the Bruins' lineup to start the coming season, assuming no injury setbacks.
News: Jonathan Bernier will dress for the Leafs on Tuesday against Philadelphia. Analysis: Jonathan Bernier was sidelined with a sports hernia late last season but underwent surgery in May and is now at 100 percent. He figures to step back in as the starting goalie but could face competition from James Reimer.
News: Darren Helm took a stick to the face and suffered a broken nose in Monday's preseason tilt, the Detroit Free Press reports. Analysis: Darren Helm isn't expected to miss any regular season time, but this is just another setback for the oft-injured winger. Hopefully this will not affect his game heading into the season.
News: Christian Folin had an assist in 26 minutes of ice time in Monday's preseason loss to Winnipeg. Analysis: Christian Folin will compete for one of the final spots on the blue line with Stu Bickel and Jonathon Blum.
News: Jason Zucker had an assist in 21 minutes of ice time in Monday's preseason loss to Winnipeg. Analysis: It was Jason Zucker's first game since season-ending knee surgery. He looked back to full speed and will compete for a spot on the fourth line.
News: Stu Bickel had two blocked shots and ten penalty minutes for two fights in Monday's preseason loss to Winnipeg. Analysis: Stu Bickel is competing for the final spot on the blue line and showed he can give the Wild an option for added toughness.
News: Niklas Backstrom stopped all 12 shots in 30 minutes in Monday's preseason loss to Winnipeg. Analysis: Niklas Backstrom underwent season-ending abdominal and hip surgery in March, but looked back to full strength. He'll battle Darcy Kuemper and possibly Ilya Bryzgalov for the starting role, but has to be considered the favorite at this point.