Pavel Zacha
Devils' Pavel Zacha: Ready for rookie camp
Pavel Zacha, C, NJ
8/30/2016
News: Zacha has "fully recovered" from a hip-pointer injury sustained in July, NHL.com reports.

The sixth overall pick in the 2015 draft suffered the hip injury during the Calder Cup Playoffs in July but a month of rehab has brought the top prospect back to full strength. The centerman showed off his offensive prowess by racking up 28 goals and 36 assists in 51 games for the OHL's Sarnia Sting last season, and was rewarded with a promotion to the NHL for a single game where he dished out two helpers. Now good to go for rookie camp, the 19-year-old is ready to make his case for an Opening Night roster spot.

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T.J. Tynan
Blue Jackets' T.J. Tynan: Sustains possible arm fracture
T.J. Tynan, C, CLB
8/30/2016
News: Tynan suffered a possible arm fracture when he was hit by a puck in practice last week, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.

Tynan, Columbus' No. 2 prospect at center, will have to put his NHL debut hopes on hold as he will likely be shelved for the time being as he recovers from an arm injury. The 24-year-old has displayed playmaking skills and above average passing as evidenced by his 40 assists with AHL Lake Erie last season and back-to-back 45-plus point seasons in minors hockey. With the start of the season still over a month away, the Illinois-native still has plenty of time to recuperate, but if the injury turns out to be a fracture, he could be held out into November.

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Dominic Moore
Bruins' Dominic Moore: Inks deal with Bruins
Dominic Moore, C, NYR
8/30/2016
News: Moore signed a one-year deal with Boston on Tuesday worth $900,000.

Moore had one of his least productive seasons with the Rangers in 2015-16 as he tallied a mere 6 goals, 9 helpers, and 32 PIM. The 36-year-old appears to be fading somewhat as Father Time catches up to him. The center adds some veteran depth to the Bruins organization, but not much else beyond that and fantasy owners may want to consider other options for low cost value picks.

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Jarret Stoll
Jarret Stoll: Will try out for Blue Jackets
Jarret Stoll, C, MIN
8/30/2016
News: Stoll will attend Blue Jackets training camp on a tryout.

After playing with the Rangers and Wild, Stoll will have a chance for his third team in two years when he tries out for Columbus. After only putting up nine points on 49 shots last year, the 34-year-old wouldn't bring top-six talent to the Jackets, but he could provide a valuable veteran locker room presence.

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Sean Couturier
Flyers' Sean Couturier: Recovered from AC sprain
Sean Couturier, C, PHI
8/29/2016
News: Couturier (shoulder) is recovered and ready to go for the World Cup of Hockey, Tim Panccio of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Couturier sprained his left AC joint in Game 1 of the Flyers' playoff series with the Capitals. He's been rehabbing his shoulder all summer, and has now fully recovered.

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Frank Vatrano
Bruins' Frank Vatrano: Could work on Krejci line
Frank Vatrano, C, BOS
8/29/2016
News: Vatrano is a candidate to work this season on a line with David Pastrnak, centered by David Krejci, CSN New England reports.

After the Bruins failed to re-sign veteran winger Loui Eriksson and were spurned by Hobey Baker Award winner Jimmy Vesey this summer, the team figures to look to in-house options like Vatrano or Danton Heinen to work on Krejci's line. In 39 games with the big club in 2015-16, Vatrano notched eight goals and 11 points, but during his stints at the AHL level, he was a top sniper, recording 36 goals and 55 points in 36 contests for Providence. At 22, Vatrano is still working on his all-around game, but his hard shot and quick release are notable assets that could mesh well with the sort of slick set-ups that Krejci is capable of dishing out.

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Blair Jones
Blair Jones: Inks deal with Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Blair Jones, C, VAN
8/29/2016
News: Jones agreed to terms on a deal with the Iserlohn Roosters of the DEL on Monday.

Jones spent the 2015-16 season in the AHL with both the Utica Comets and the Charlotte Checkers as he garnered 13 goals and nine assists in 49 outings. Selected in the fourth round of the 2005 NHL Draft, the center made 132 appearances in the majors but was only able to notch 17 points over that span. It is unlikely the 29-year-old makes his way back to an NHL roster at this point in his career.

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David Krejci
Bruins' David Krejci: Making progress
David Krejci, C, BOS
8/29/2016
News: Krejci, who is still recovering from hip surgery, started skating again last week, CSN New England reports.

The report further relays that Krejci said he will play for the Czech Republic in the World Cup of Hockey, which begins Sept. 17, if he is "100 percent" recovered from his hip issue, a scenario that is not a lock at this stage. Still, that Krejci is aiming to play in the tournament at all bodes well for his regular season status. The Bruins open up their 2016-17 slate with a road game at Columbus on Oct. 13.

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Shawn Horcoff
Shawn Horcoff: Unlikely to reunite with Oilers
Shawn Horcoff, C, ANA
8/26/2016
News: Horcoff is not interested in trying to secure a professional tryout offer (PTO) with the Oilers, the team that made him a fourth-round pick in 1988, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports.

At 38 years old, one would think Horcoff is nearly ready to hang up his skates and call it a career. The veteran center is coming off a 59-game campaign with Anaheim, having only produced six goals and nine assists, not including a brief playoff stint. Assuming this is the last we'll see of Horcoff, he finishes his career with 511 points over 15 years of NHL service time split between the Oilers, Stars, and Ducks.

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Brandon Pirri
Rangers' Brandon Pirri: Pens one-year deal with Rangers
Brandon Pirri, C, NYR
8/25/2016
News: Pirri agreed to terms Thursday on a one-year contract with the Rangers worth $1.1 million, Sportsnet reports.

Pirri did not receive a qualifying offer from Anaheim and became an unrestricted free agent. The center saw action in 61 contests between the Ducks and the Panthers last season in which he racked up 128 PIM while adding 14 goals and 15 helpers. With Derek Stepan and Mika Zibanejad on the depth chart ahead of him, Pirri is likely to play on the Rangers' third or fourth line and may not be part of the power play as he has been in the past.

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