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Recent Player Notes

  • Wed, Oct 1Recent News
    • Sam Reinhart hasn't been able to produce much offense since putting on a Buffalo jersey.
      Advice: He contributed one assist in four games during the Traverse City Prospects Tournament and he doesn't have a point in three NHL preseason contests. "It's getting a little frustrating," Reinhart said. "I think the biggest thing is I'm getting chances, trying to create. I'm just going to stick with it and focus on the bigger picture. But obviously that's part of my game and I think that's going to have to come." He is slated to play on Wednesday and Friday, as the Sabres wrap up their exhibition play and then a decision on where he will play this season will follow. Reinhart may be squeezed out of an NHL spot by Mikhail Grigorenko, who has enjoyed a very good training camp.
      More: Buffalo News
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Sun, Sep 21
    • Sam Reinhart will get his first taste of NHL action in Buffalo's pre-season opener on Sunday against Washington.
      Advice: The Sabres drafted Reinhart second overall in the 2014 NHL entry draft. If the 18-year-old center holds his own in training camp, he should have a good shot at making the Sabres. Buffalo is in the middle of a complete rebuild and they are looking to move forward with younger talent. Reinhart registered 36 goals and 105 points in 60 games with the Western Hockey League's Kootenay Ice last season. He is someone to seriously consider in dynasty leagues.
      More: Buffalo News
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Wed, Oct 1Recent News
    • William Karlsson is competing with Rickard Rakell for the third-line center role.
      Advice: The Ducks have an opening there because they didn't bring back Saku Koivu. Karlsson is at a bit of a disadvantage because he's only played in nine AHL games since coming over from Sweden. On the other hand, Rakell already has 22 NHL contests under his belt.
      More: Orange County Register
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Mon, Sep 29
    • William Karlsson had an assist in Anaheim's 4-2 preseason loss on Sunday.
      Advice: Karlsson also had two shots on goal in 9:54 minutes of ice time. While those statistics don't stand out, Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau felt it was his best showing of the preseason.
      More: Orange County Register
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Wed, Oct 1Recent News
    • Logan Couture felt Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings might serve as a wakeup call.
      Advice: As Couture noted, the Kings seem ready for the regular season. "We're going to have to open up our season against them in eight days, so we better get going," Couture added. It was still just an exhibition game though, so it's hard to get too work up over the outcome. The Sharks have a lot riding on this season after the way their 2014 playoff run ended, but their preseason record obviously isn't going to make or break them.
      More: CSN Bay Area
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Sun, Sep 28
    • Logan Couture returned from an undisclosed injury on Saturday and potted a goal.
      Advice: Couture has been playing on a line with Patrick Marleau and Matt Nieto in training camp and it looks as if they could be a trio once the regular season begins. Couture is looking for a big season after he scored 23 goals and 53 points in an injury-plagued 65 games last season.
      More: CSN Bay Area
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Thu, Sep 25
    • Logan Couture (undisclosed) skated on Thursday after being held out on Wednesday.
      Advice: Couture took an awkward fall during the Sharks' preseason game against the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. The injury doesn't seem too serious and Couture should be able to return soon. If he can stay healthy, the 25-year-old is a good bet to surpass the 23 goal and 53 point totals he reached last season.
      More: David Pollak on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Wed, Sep 24
    • Logan Couture plans to skate on Thursday after leaving Tuesday's game for precautionary reasons.
      Advice: "Just fell awkwardly and was told to take [the equipment] off," Couture said. "If it was a regular season game I probably would have been back out there, but this time of year just make sure everything's fine." He also missed Wednesday practice. He had 23 goals and 53 points in 65 games last season.
      More: CSN Bay Area
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Tue, Sep 23
    • Logan Couture leaves with an unknown injury in Tuesday's preseason opener with the Canucks.
      Advice: Little is known about why he left except Couture appeared to be unhappy after taking a big hit during second period action. We will certainly monitor this situation but hopefully it's just precautionary.
      More: Irfaan Gaffar on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)

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Injury Reports

Player Injury Status Effective
Jordan Staal (Car - C,LW) Broken right leg DTD Sep 26, 2014
Pavel Datsyuk (Det - C,LW) Separated right shoulder DTD Sep 25, 2014
Jonathan Drouin (TB - LW) Thumb DTD Sep 23, 2014

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