Tomas Nosek
Red Wings' Tomas Nosek: Returns to Red Wings practice
Tomas Nosek, C, DET
10:24 AM
News: Nosek (knee) has rejoined the Red Wings for practice Saturday, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

Nosek limped off the ice after being hit in practice Monday by Steve Ott but the injury turned out to be not all that serious as he's back training with the team. The Wings play the Blackhawks on Sunday in preseason so it seems probable the 24-year-old left winger could see ice time now that he appears healthy.

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Tyler Seguin
Stars' Tyler Seguin: Expected to skate next week
Tyler Seguin, C, DAL
9:16 AM
News: Seguin (heel) is expected to return to the ice some time in the next week, reports Mark Stepneski of NHL.com.

Seguin suffered a hairline fracture in his heel and had to pull out of the World Cup before it started. Since that announcement, the expectation has been that he will be healthy for the season opener. If he's getting back on the ice this coming week as expected, all signs would indicate that he's on track to be on the ice opening night.

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Ryan Horvat
Ryan Horvat: Released from professional tryout
Ryan Horvat, C, FLA
9/30/2016
News: Horvat let go by the Panthers from his professional tryout agreement on Friday, Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel reports

Horvat spent last season in the AHL with the Ontario Reign where he logged five goals, 10 helpers, and 91 PIM. The 23-year-old has yet to make his NHL debut, which seems increasingly unlikely given his inability to secure a long-term deal.

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Shane Prince
Islanders' Shane Prince: Day-to-day with injury
Shane Prince, C, NYI
9/30/2016
News: Prince is dealing with a lower-body injury and is considered day-to-day, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

After joining the Islanders at the trade deadline, Prince inked a two-year deal in the offseason to stay in New York. In 20 games with the Isles, the winger tallied just three goals and two assists while averaging only 10:38 in ice time per game. Unless the 23-year-old can earn himself a larger role, he will likely continue to have minimal fantasy value and can be bypassed in all but the deepest of leagues.

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Tomas Hertl
Sharks' Tomas Hertl: Cleared for Friday's contest
Tomas Hertl, C, SJ
9/30/2016
News: Hertl (knee) will be in the lineup against Arizona on Friday, Curtis Pashelka of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Hertl figures to be on the Sharks' top line along with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski as they look to return to the Stanley Cup Finals this year. The winger rehabbed his knee during the offseason after failing to appear in the final four games against Pittsburgh, which should motivate him to repeat his 11 point postseason run. The 22-year-old has improved in each of his first three campaigns and could once again exceed his career high of 46 points, especially if he slots into San Jose's power play.

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Ben Holmstrom
Islanders' Ben Holmstrom: Placed on waivers by Islanders
Ben Holmstrom, C, NYI
9/30/2016
News: Holmstrom was waived by the Islanders on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

Holmstrom hasn't drawn into an NHL game since the 2011-12 season, and was never expected to contend for a spot on the Islanders' Opening Night roster, so this development is hardly surprising. As long as he isn't nabbed off waivers by another NHL club, the 29-year-old forward will head to AHL Bridgeport this weekend, where he'll likely spend the entirety of the 2016-17 season.

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Bracken Kearns
Islanders' Bracken Kearns: Waived by Islanders
Bracken Kearns, C, NYI
9/30/2016
News: The Islanders placed Kearns on waivers Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

The Islanders inked Kearns to a one-year, two-way deal in June to bring his veteran leadership back to AHL Bridgeport for another season, so this move was expected. The 35-year-old winger drew into two games with the Islanders last season, and could get a similar opportunity in 2016-17 if and when the Islanders are hit with the injury bug up front.

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Charlie Coyle
Wild's Charlie Coyle: Likely to begin season at right wing
Charlie Coyle, C, MIN
9/30/2016
News: Coyle is likely to begin the season at right wing on Zach Parise's line, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Coyle has shifted between right wing and center during his career, but last year he appeared to play better as a right wing. He had a a stretch where he scored 11 goals in 18 games while playing right wing.

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Mattias Janmark
Stars' Mattias Janmark: Knee surgery on tap, out 5-6 months
Mattias Janmark, C, DAL
9/30/2016
News: Janmark will require knee surgery with a return timetable of 5-to-6 months.

Janmark missed practice Thursday and left on crutches, which set him up for further evaluation. The Swede reportedly is dealing with a condition called Osteochondritis Dissecans, which affects a joint in his knee and has been present since birth. It's been a rough preseason for the Stars, as the team has already had to deal with injuries to forwards Tyler Seguin (heel), Cody Eakin (knee), and Ales Hemsky (groin). Losing Janmark is significant, as he's a versatile center who enjoyed a fine rookie campaign that included 15 goals and 14 assists, despite averaging just over 14 minutes on the ice over 73 contests.

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Brandon Pirri
Rangers' Brandon Pirri: Scores two more in Thursday's preseason win
Brandon Pirri, C, NYR
9/30/2016
News: Pirri lit the lamp twice, and added an assist in Thursday's 3-1 win preseason win over the Devils.

Pirri has made a strong impression after inking a one-year deal with New York in the offseason, potting three goals in his first two preseason appearances. He's still not much of a threat to move into a top-six center role over Derek Stepan or Mika Zibanejad, but could bring some scoring punch to the third line after totaling 29 points in 61 games last season. Power play time isn't out of the question either, especially given this hot start to his Rangers tenure.

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