Leafs' Bozak Out With Undisclosed Injury
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News: Tyler Bozak
will not be participating in Leafs' practices and scrimmages Saturday because of an undisclosed injury, reports Sportsnet 590TheFAN.
There's to word on the type of injury, but it's apparently a day-to-day issue. Leafs' coach Randy Carlyle didn't speak to reporters Friday.
Leafs' Clarkson Injured, Misses First Day Of Camp
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News: David Clarkson
missed the first day of Leafs' training camp with an undisclosed injury, according to Sportsnet 590TheFAN.
There was no word of the type of injury, but it is considered day to day.
Kings' Doughty (Upper Body) Listed As Day-To-Day
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News: Drew Doughty
(upper body) is listed as day-to-day according to general manager Rob Blake, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Analysis: Drew Doughty
isn't currently participating in training camp due to an upper-body injury that he suffered while training in the offseason. Considering that the Kings' don't kick off their season until Oct. 8, Doughty's chance of playing in the opener increased with this news.
Flyers' Giroux (Lower Body) Out 2 Weeks
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News: Claude Giroux
is expected to miss the next two weeks with a lower-body injury, The Record reports.
Considering that the Flyers' opening game isn't until Oct. 9, Claude Giroux
doesn't seem to be in danger of starting the season on the bench. However, he'll miss a substantial part of training camp and may suffer in terms of conditioning. With updates to come, the 26-year-old still seems to be a valuable addition at this point.
Ducks' Palmieri Hopes To Play In Final Exhibition
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News: Kyle Palmieri
sprained his ankle during training camp and hopes to return for the team's final preseason game, the Ducks' official site reports.
The injury is not good news for Kyle Palmieri
's fantasy value, but he should be able to do most of his recovery before the regular season starts. How and if he plays in the final preseason game will be important in determining his value for the start of the season.
Ducks' Theordore Out 4-To-6 Weeks
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News: Shea Theodore
will miss 4-to-6 weeks with an ulnar collateral ligament sprain in his elbow, which he suffered in the rookie game Sunday, Duck's official site reports.
This timetable places Shea Theodore
out until at least a week into the regular season. He was Anaheim's first round pick in the 2013 draft, and expected to contribute to the Ducks after spending most of last season with the Seattle Thunderbirds
News: Sidney Crosby
(undisclosed) practiced Friday, despite an early report that stated the MVP would be held out of the beginning of training camp, ABC News reports.
Not only did Sidney Crosby
practice, but he did not wear a red non-contact jersey, and participated in most of the practice. If Crosby is still battling an injury, it appears that it is not serious enough to keep him off the ice. If he is already healthy enough to participate in training camp, expect Crosby to be near 100 percent when the regular season rolls around, though we'll place the caveat that obviously something's been bugging him to some degree - such as a shoulder injury or minor soreness from his wrist issues last season. Or it could be some combo of both, that again, is not enough to keep him off the ice.
Jackets' Horton Could Miss All Of Camp
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News: Nathan Horton
(back) may not participate at all in training camp, and he could be sidelined for the initial stages of the regular season, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
The Blue Jackets have apparently known for a while about Nathan Horton
's back injury, but managed to keep it under wraps. Horton managed to play in just 36 games last season due to shoulder and abdominal injuries, and 2014-2015 is starting out in much the same way. Be very cautious before drafting him this year.
Flyers' Timonen Unlikely To Play This Season
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News: Kimmo Timonen
(blood clots) in leg confirmed Thursday that the chances of him playing this season are "really slim," Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Though he didn't announce his retirement as some expected Thursday, Kimmo Timonen
acknowledged that the blood clots in his lungs and right leg will keep him out multiple months, putting his career in jeopardy. Timonen will have to wait until January to see if his medical tests reveal any dissipation from the blood clots, but it sounds entirely possible that we've seen the last of the respected defenseman in the NHL. Even in the deepest of leagues, it's tough to justify stashing him on the bench until he returns to health, since it's certainly far from a given that that will happen by the end of the season.
Wild's Harding Suspended For Off-Ice Injury
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News: Josh Harding
(broken foot) has been suspended by the Wild since he suffered a broken right foot while kicking a wall after an off-ice altercation with a teammate, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
He won't be paid a prorated portion of his $2.1 million salary and he won't count against the Wild's salary cap while suspended. Josh Harding
is expected to miss at least two to three months with the broken foot and it's assumed his suspension will end when healthy.