Nate Schmidt
Capitals' Nate Schmidt: Suffers lower-body injury Sunday
Nate Schmidt, D, WAS
7:34 PM
News: Schmidt (lower-body) was injured during Sunday's practice, Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Washington reports.

Schmidt got tangled up with fellow defenseman Garrett Mitchell during a drill session and limped off the ice. Acting head coach Todd Reierden, who is filling in for Barry Trotz during the World Cup, indicated the injury is not a major concern.

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Mikhail Sergachev
Canadiens' Mikhail Sergachev: Set to practice Monday
Mikhail Sergachev, D, MON
2:08 PM
News: Sergachev (upper body) is expected to practice Monday, but will be held out of the team's first two preseason games, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.

Sergachev missed Montreal's intra-squad scrimmage on Friday, but appears to be nearing a return to full health and will likely be attending practice on Monday. However, it appears Sergachev is going to be eased back into the swing of things and will sit out the first couple of preseason games. We should see his status updated again later in the week, but as it currently stands, Sergachev isn't in danger of missing any regular season action.

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Ales Hemsky
Stars' Ales Hemsky: Out 7-10 days with groin issue
Ales Hemsky, RW, DAL
12:56 PM
News: Hemsky, who missed Sunday's scrimmage due to a groin injury, is expected to miss 7-10 days because of the injury.

Fortunately, it doesn't appear as though the issue will eat into his regular season but groin injuries can have a tendency to recur. Unless something more comes of it, Hemsky should be ready for the start of the regular season.

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Clarke MacArthur
Senators' Clarke MacArthur: Suffers another concussion Sunday
Clarke MacArthur, LW, OTT
12:02 PM
News: MacArthur required assistance off the ice following a hit in Sunday's scrimmage by teammate Patrick Sieloff and has suffered a concussion, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

This issue becomes much more concerning when his past struggles with concussions (missed nearly all of 2015 because of it) are considered. The veteran winger is expected to undergo evaluation again Monday.

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Matt Moulson
Sabres' Matt Moulson: Enters camp leaner, ready for bounce-back season
Matt Moulson, LW, BUF
11:32 AM
News: Moulson says he has "a chip on his shoulder" after having a "big summer" with renewed dedication to his training, the Olean Times Herald reports.

Moulson played so poorly last year that he spent much of the year on the team's bottom three lines, and was even made a healthy scratch at various points throughout the season. After investing $25 million in John Tavares' former linemate in 2014, Moulson has scored just 21 goals in 168 games for the Sabres. Even though word from camp has been positive, the 32-year-old is a low-upside scoring winger on a team that has plenty of wingers ahead of him on the depth chart. Fantasy owners will be better off leaving Moulson on the waiver wire until he shows consistent production.

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Cal Clutterbuck
Islanders' Cal Clutterbuck: Leaves practice early
Cal Clutterbuck, RW, NYI
11:08 AM
News: Clutterbuck (lower body) was only able to practice for about 25 minutes Sunday before having to depart, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

It was a little surprising that Clutterbuck even tried to practice Sunday as it was thought he would get a couple of days off. The injury is still not considered to be serious but it should be watched more closely now. At this point his availability for the opening of the regular season is not in doubt.

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Johnny Boychuk
Islanders' Johnny Boychuk: Returns to practice
Johnny Boychuk, D, NYI
11:04 AM
News: Boychuk (upper body) returned to practice Sunday, Arthur Staple of Newsday reports.

Boychuk didn't practice Saturday in order to have tests done on the injury. His return Sunday would seem to indicate that those tests came back negative. Good new for the Islanders and fantasy owners. Boychuk should once again be a part of the Isles top defensive pair going into this season.

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Brad Marchand
Bruins' Brad Marchand: Strikes twice in semi-finals against Russia
Brad Marchand, LW, BOS
10:50 AM
News: Marchand scored a pair of goals and fired six shots on goal in Saturday's semi-final win over Russia at the World Cup of Hockey.

Marchand continues to thrive on the top line with Sidney Crosby and Patrice Bergeron and is having a fantastic tournament. The 28-year-old played a key role Saturday, scoring the game-tying goal late in the second period just a minute after Russia had made it 2-1, before breaking the tie early in the third period. Canada is off to the finals to play the winner of the Sweden and Europe matchup and the Bergeron, Marchand and Crosby line is a big reason why.

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Devin Shore
Stars' Devin Shore: Suffering from lower-body issue
Devin Shore, C, DAL
10:26 AM
News: Shore suffered a lower-body injury at practice Saturday, Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News reports. He's expected to be out for a while because of the issue.

The 22-year-old saw action in just three NHL games last season but could be a candidate to earn a roster spot out of training camp. Having to miss time could cost him a chance at that spot.

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Sidney Crosby
Penguins' Sidney Crosby: Leads the way for Canada in semi-finals
Sidney Crosby, C, PIT
10:20 AM
News: Crosby opened the scoring and added a pair of assists in Team Canada's win over Russia in the World Cup of Hockey semi-finals on Saturday.

Crosby has now scored in back-to-back games and has seven points through four tournament games. Crosby outdueled Alexander Ovechkin once again on Saturday and is a big reason why Canada is off to the finals. Not only does the Pittsburgh forward lead the tournament in scoring, but he also leads all players with a plus-7 rating. He's been that good.

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