News: Drew Doughty (upper body) took part in a full practice Tuesday, NHL.com reports. Analysis: Drew Doughty missed the first three days of training camp after sustaining the injury during offseason workouts, but was never a serious threat to miss the Kings' Oct. 8 season opener. The Kings still plan to sit the veteran blueliner during the first handful of exhibition games as a precaution, but he should get some action under his belt before the start of the season.
News: Mark Pysyk suffered an upper-body injury in Tuesday's exhibition against the Hurricanes and did not return. Analysis: Mark Pysyk skated for just 54 seconds Tuesday before departing, with no word yet on the severity of his injury. He's competing for a regular spot on one of the Sabres' three defensive pairings, with his hopes likely dashed if the injury proves to be a mid- or long-term concern.
News: Andrew Bodnarchuk (knee) will miss the rest of training camp, Jon Rosen of LAKingsInsider.com reports. Analysis: Andrew Bodnarchuk suffered a knee injury at the end of Sunday's practice and will miss the rest of training camp. His absence could creep into the regular season, though it's still too early to speculate on that front. A veteran of the AHL, the 26-year-old Bodnarchuk has only appeared in five career NHL games.
News: With restricted free agent Torey Krug still unsigned, David Warsofsky has seen added opportunities at training camp, csnne.com reports. Analysis: Similar to Krug, David Warsofsky is a smallish blueliner who relies heavily on his mobility, though once Krug is back in the fold, Warsofsky figures to slot in as a depth blueliner with the B's. That said, when Warsofsky does see ice time with the big club, he has some upside on offense in the event that he draws any power play duty.
News: Heading into the coming season, Daniel Paille's role with the Bruins has yet to be defined, the Boston Globe reports. Analysis: While it's possible that Daniel Paille could remain on the Bruins' fourth line -- centered by Gregory Campbell -- the configuration of the team's third line hasn't been determined yet, with the speedy Paille a candidate to move up to that trio. In such a scenario, Paille -- who had 18 points in 72 games last season -- would be in a position to see increased production, and thus potentially merit attention in deeper formats.
News: Gregory Campbell (core) has yet to skate during main camp. Analysis: Gregory Campbell has been limited since the beginning of camp and is still hampered by the injury as the preseason begins. His condition is improving on a daily basis, but the Bruins have not provided much in the way of an estimated return date. The hope is that Campbell can get back on the ice within the next two weeks before the start of the regular season.
News: Brad Marchand, who focused on his conditioning during the offseason, has looked sharp early on in training camp, the Boston Herald reports. Analysis: Brad Marchand notes, "I just feel like I'm quicker and I can go to areas a little faster...I feel like I can control the puck a little easier than I could last year. I'm not getting knocked off (the puck). Those were a couple of big issues I had." For his part, GM Peter Chiarelli has been impressed by what he's seen from the feisty winger thus far, indicating that Marchand has "been real good. For a guy that scored 20-plus goals last year and we're telling him it's a bad year I think [if] he keeps that up, he's going to have a good year." While playing all 82 games last season, Marchand recorded 25 goals and 53 points for the Bruins, numbers he could easily top this season, health permitting, while presumably skating on a line with center Patrice Bergeron and restricted free agent Reilly Smith (once he rejoins the team).
News: Evgeni Malkin (undisclosed) did not practice Tuesday, Josh Yohe of the Tribune-Review reports. Analysis: The Penguins continue to bring Evgeni Malkin along slowly as he recovers from an undisclosed injury suffered prior to training camp. He did not play in Monday's preseason opener, and it remains to be seen when he'll return to the ice. Pittsburgh certainly won't rush its star back, but the hope is that he'll be able to see some exhibition action prior to the regular season opener October 9 against the Ducks. At this point, there is no concern that the injury will sideline Malkin long-term.
News: Chris Kunitz was on the ice for Tuesday's practice, Josh Yohe of the Tribune-Review reports. Analysis: After sitting out Monday's preaseason opener, Chris Kunitz was on the ice Tuesday, a likely indication that his absence was simply for precautionary reasons.
News: Sidney Crosby was on the ice for Tuesday's practice, Josh Yohe of the Tribune-Review reports. Analysis: Sidney Crosby also skated Monday, and his presence Tuesday offers further credence to the notion that he's fully healthy.