News: Stephane Robidas (leg) took the ice for the first time during training camp Monday, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports. Analysis: Stephane Robidas is still recovering from breaking his leg during the playoffs while playing for the Ducks, but it's a good sign that he's been cleared to return to the ice. He should be ready to suit up when the regular season begins.
News: Tyler Bozak (lower body) participated in Monday's morning skate, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports. Analysis: Tyler Bozak was injured during pre-season workouts, and will sit out Monday's game as a precaution. The fact that he's back on the ice, though, is a good sign that he shouldn't miss any regular season time.
News: David Clarkson (lower body) participated in Monday's morning skate, Jonas Siegel of TSN 1050 reports. Analysis: David Clarkson won't play in Monday's pre-season game, but it's a good sign that he's back on the ice. At this point, it doesn't look like his lower body injury will limit him during the regular season at all.
News: Sidney Crosby (undisclosed) skated Monday morning. Analysis: Sidney Crosby was held out of Saturday's practice for precautionary reasons, but returned to the ice Monday, and appears fully healthy heading into the season.
News: Derek Stepan (foot) is not expected to play in Monday's pre-season game against the Devils, Steve Zipay of Newsday reports. Analysis: Derek Stepan bruised his foot blocking a shot during practice Sunday. He'll probably miss Monday's pre-season game, but the injury shouldn't affect his status for the regular season.
News: Lars Eller (lower body) is on the training camp injured list, Renaud Lavoie of Journal de Montreal reports. Analysis: Lars Eller didn't skate Monday for the second straight day after being hit by teammate Alexei Emelin during Saturday's scrimmage. Eller signed a four-year, $14 million deal to remain with the Canadiens over the summer, and is expected to start the season as the team's third line center.
News: Tim Erixon left Sunday's exhibition game against the Hurricanes in the third period after blocking a shot, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Analysis: Jackets' assistant coach Craig Hartsburg, who was behind the bench for the split-squad game, thinks the injury is just a minor leg bruise, so Tim Erixon shouldn't miss much time. Unless the injury proves to be serious, he'll still likely to break camp as the club's seventh defenseman.
News: Boone Jenner scored a goal and an assist with a plus-2 rating as the Blue Jackets downed the Blues 4-3 in Sunday's exhibition. Analysis: He also won four of six faceoffs, and looked more than capable of anchoring one of the Jackets' top lines. If Boone Jenner sticks at center this season, he could end up being the biggest winner of the club's current contract impasse with Ryan Johansen.
News: Bobby Ryan will sit out Monday's pre-season games for precautionary reasons, the Ottawa Sun reports. Analysis: Bobby Ryan collided with linemate Kyle Turris during the second period of a team scrimmage Sunday, and did not return to the ice. He was able to skate Monday morning, but will sit out the Sens pre-season games as a precaution. Team doctors want to make sure he doesn't experience any delayed concussion symptoms, so they're just playing it safe with the star winger for now. Ryan isn't expected to miss any significant time at this point.
News: Mark Visentin suffered a lower body injury during Sunday's training camp scrimmage. Analysis: Mark Visentin was helped off of the ice, so it's possible the injury is something fairly serious, but it's too early to tell, as the report did not provide definitive details. Another update should be forthcoming once Visentin is evaluated by the team's medical staff.