Steven Stamkos
Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Back in preseason action
Steven Stamkos, C, TB
7:08 PM
News: Stamkos is making his preseason debut for the Lightning on Friday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Smith has been sidelined since November after tearing his lateral meniscus, but wil rejoin the team in preseason action Monday after participating in the early portions of training camp. He's reportedly looked good, suggesting he could return to his former self and be worthy of an early-round selection in drafts.

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Dante Salituro
Wild's Dante Salituro: Sent down to AHL Iowa
Dante Salituro, C, MIN
4:04 PM
News: Salituro (shoulder) was reassigned to AHL Iowa on Friday.

Salituro bounced all over the place last season -- logging games primarily in the OHL but also suiting up with a pair of ECHL clubs and AHL Cleveland. Having been acquired via trade over the summer, the center will no doubt be hoping to avoid racking up the frequent-flyer miles and stick with the Iowa Wild. Per NHL rules, the 20-year-old must have been medically cleared prior to being sent down to the minors, so his shoulder should be ready to go for the 2017-18 campaign.

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Brody Sutter
Jets' Brody Sutter: Reassigned to minors
Brody Sutter, C, WPG
3:48 PM
News: Sutter was sent down to AHL Manitoba on Friday.

Sutter -- who signed a one-year deal with the Jets during the offseason -- will head back to the AHL where he logged just 19 outings last year. The winger has suited up in 12 NHL contests with the Hurricanes, but is still looking for his first NHL point. Unless the 25-year-old can significantly improve his scoring touch, he is unlikely to get a crack at the Jets game-day lineup, given the level of young talent the organization has stockpiled.

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Tyson Jost
Avalanche's Tyson Jost: To make preseason debut this week
Tyson Jost, C, COL
3:30 PM
News: Jost (groin) will play in a preseason game or two this week, Mike Chambers of the Denver Post reports.

Jost missed some time due to a groin issue he suffered earlier in September, but the Avalanche's 10th overall selection in 2016 appears healthy enough to give it a go in some upcoming preseason action. He netted his first career goal late in the 2016-17 campaign and figures to crack the team's Opening Night roster for the first time this season.

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Ben Sexton
Senators' Ben Sexton: On waiver wire
Ben Sexton, C, OTT
2:54 PM
News: Sexton was waived by Ottawa on Friday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sunreports.

Sexton -- a four-year collegiate athlete with Clarkson University -- is still looking to break into the NHL. The center spent the 2016-17 campaign with AHL Albany as part of the Devils' organization and set career highs in goals (19) and assists (12). If he goes unclaimed, the 26-year-old will join AHL Belleville for 2017-18.

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Chris DiDomenico
Senators' Chris DiDomenico: Waived for reassignment
Chris DiDomenico, C, OTT
2:44 PM
News: DiDomenico was placed on waivers by the Senators on Friday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sunreports.

DiDomenico spent the past two seasons playing for the Langnau Tigers of the Swiss league where he tallied 76 points in 94 outings. The center did log three contests for Ottawa during the 2016-17 campaign, but averaged a mere 11:01 of ice time in those appearance and failed to register a point. If he clears waivers, the 28-year-old will likely be reassigned to AHL Belleville.

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Greg Carey
Flyers' Greg Carey: Waived by team
Greg Carey, C, PHI
12:47 PM
News: Carey was designated for waivers by Philadelphia on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sportsreports.

Carey has yet to make his NHL debut and it looks like he will have to wait a little longer. If the St. Lawrence University product clears waivers, he will be reassigned to AHL Lehigh Valley. With the Phantoms last season, the 27-year-old notched 28 goals and 23 helpers -- both career highs.

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Corban Knight
Flyers' Corban Knight: Designated for waivers
Corban Knight, C, PHI
12:41 PM
News: Knight was placed on waivers by the Flyers on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sportsreports.

Knight is coming off a solid 2016-17 campaign with AHL Lehigh Valley, as he posted 11 goals and 29 helpers. If the center can put together another 40-point campaign, he should find himself cracking an NHL lineup sooner rather than later.

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Phil Varone
Flyers' Philip Varone: Waived by Flyers
Phil Varone, C, PHI
12:20 PM
News: Varone was waived by Philadelphia on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Varone hasn't made a meaningful impact in the NHL since entering the league in 2013-14, notching 10 points (five goals, five assists) in 50 career contests, so this move hardly comes as a surprise. The 26-year-old forward is nothing more than an organizational depth player at this stage in his career.

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Seth Griffith
Sabres' Seth Griffith: Plays on top line
Seth Griffith, C, BUF
12:11 PM
News: Griffith will skate on Ryan O'Reilly's right wing on the top line Friday against Toronto, the Olean Times Herald reports.

Griffith has impressed at camp so far with three points in two games, and gets an opportunity to solidify his case for a roster spot. The Leafs will be playing a strong squad with Auston Matthews and veteran Patrick Marleau, so it'll be interesting to see how Griffith stacks up. He has the speed and skill to be a scoring winger in the NHL, but his lack of strength, tenacity and experience hurts his case. If Sam Reinhart moves back to Jack Eichel's wing, there's only one top-six role left up for grabs. Jason Pominville and Zemgus Girgensons have the inside track for that spot right now.

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