Overview

Recent Player Notes

  • Wed, Oct 1Recent News
    • The NHL tossed out the entry level contract signed by Vladimir Tkachev and the Edmonton Oilers.
      Advice: "We felt he was eligible because he had played games last season in North America, but in talking to the NHL, the wording is clear that he had to have played a full season," said Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish. The 19 year-old undrafted Russian forward turned some heads in the prospects camp and was offered an invite to the Oilers training camp. It's clear the Oiler brass was pretty disappointed they couldn't claim his rights here with a contract. Tkachev will be thrown back into the talent pool for next year's NHL entry draft and will be a name to look for next year.
      More: Edmonton Journal
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Thu, Sep 25
    • Vladimir Tkachev had two assists in Edmonton's 3-2 preseason game against Winnipeg.
      Advice: Tkachev is trying to show Edmonton that he's worthy of a contract despite his five-foot-nine, 141-pound frame. He also made a good impression in the Oilers' rookie camp, which led to his current invite to their main camp.
      More: Edmonton Sun
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Wed, Sep 24
    • Vladimir Tkachev will get a chance to show what he can do against men in Wednesday's preseason game.
      Advice: Tkachev is trying to prove that he can make it in the NHL despite his small stature. He is just five-foot-nine, 141 pounds. He was never drafted, but made a good impression at the Oilers' rookie camp, so they decided to invite him to the main camp. Although his size is obviously a concern, his offensive skills make him an interesting prospect.
      More: Edmonton Sun
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Wed, Oct 1Recent News
    • The Flames highly touted prospect Johnny Gaudreau potted the game-winning goal in the Flames 2-0 preseason win over the Avalanche on Tuesday.
      Advice: It was the first goal of the preseason for Gaudreau and it turned out to be all the Flames needed. "It feels good to get that first one out of the way," said Gaudreau after the game. Lance Bouma scored the empty netter for the Flames who got stellar outing from Jonas Hiller in the win.
      More: The Calgary Flames on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Tue, Sep 30Recent News
    • Brandon Dubinsky (undisclosed) skated on his own Monday.
      Advice: He was held out of practice for a second straight day, but insists that he'll be fine. Dubinsky's ailment is considered to be minor, but the Jackets are being cautious with his recovery.
      More: Columbus Dispatch
      (Rotoworld.com)
  • Sat, Sep 27
    • Brandon Dubinsky did not play at all in the third period Saturday against the Penguins because of "soreness."
      Advice: This doesn't appear to be anything to worry about, but NHL coaches tend to be coy about injury details, so it's worth mentioning. "It was more just managing him," Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards said. "Just soreness. There was no reason to push it. If it's the regular season, he probably comes out with us." Dubinsky is a valuable player in fantasy leagues as someone who can score 20 goals and 50 points, and do it with around 100 penalty minutes.
      More: Shawn Mitchell on Twitter
      (Rotoworld.com)

NHL Roster Changes

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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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