• Malkin doesn't take part in Sunday scrimmage
    Evgeni Malkin did not take part in Pittsburgh's scrimmage on Sunday.

    Advice: Malkin hasn't skated in two weeks. Geno is suffering from an unknown injury and he will not play in Pittsburgh's preseason opener against the Detroit Red Wings on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:27 pm
  • Sidney Crosby misses another scrimmage
    Sidney Crosby did not participate in the team's scrimmage on Sunday.

    Advice: Crosby hit the ice on Friday but hasn't taken part in any on-ice workouts since. The exact injury is unknown, but the Penguins don't expect their captain to play in their first preseason game against Detroit on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:13 pm
  • Lightning release Cameron Maclise
    The Tampa Bay Lightning released Cameron Maclise on Sunday.

    Advice: Maclise was invited to camp on a pro tryout. The 22-year-old spent last season playing for the University of New Brunswick. The Lightning are expected to make more cuts on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:25 pm
  • Aaron Irving sent back to junior
    The Nashville Predators have returned prospect Aaron Irving back to the Edmonton Oil Kings of the WHL.

    Advice: Irving was a sixth round pick of the Predators last June. The 18-year-old defenseman scored 9 goals and 21 points in 63 games with the Oil Kings in the WHL last season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:31 pm
  • Nathan Lieuwen stops 24 of 25 in 1-0 loss
    Nathan Lieuwen stopped 24 of 25 shots in the Buffalo's 1-0 loss to the Washington Capitals on Sunday.

    Advice: Lieuwen was between the pipes for the entire game. Washington rookie Andre Burakovsky was the only one to beat Lieuwan. Despite the solid performance, the 23-year-old goaltender will probably start the season in the American Hockey League, as the Sabres will likely go with Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth in goal. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:08 pm
  • Andre Burakovsky scores in Caps 1-0 win
    Andre Burakovsky scored the only goal of the game as the Washington Capitals defeated the Buffalo Sabres 1-0 on Sunday.

    Advice: Burakovsky beat Sabres goaltender Nathan Lieuwen midway through the first period. Jason Chimera and Joel Ward picked up assists on Burakovsky's goal. The skilled 19-year-old was the Capitals first round pick in 2013. He faces an up hill battle to make the team. Goaltenders Braden Holtby and Pheonix Copley combined for the shutout. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:54 pm
  • Tarasov stands out in Sunday's scrimmage
    Daniil Tarasov made an impression on Sharks coach Todd McLellan during Sunday's scrimmage.

    Advice: Tarasov scored two goals during the contest. "I thought today he stood out more than he did yesterday, and not just because of the goals," McLellan said. "He was more involved, he had the puck more, he made some plays. He was involved physically. It was nice to see that. He's put in a lot of time here in the summer trying to get healthy, and maybe it's paying off for him." Tarasov had 17 goals and 31 points in 47 AHL games in 2013-14. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:42 pm
  • David Pastrnak won't take part in scrimmage
    David Pastrnak (shoulder) is being held out of Sunday's scrimmage.

    Advice: That's a tough blow for Pastrnak as he probably would have gotten the opportunity to play on a line with David Krejci and Matt Fraser if he were healthy. Pastrnak is fighting for a roster spot, but he's a bit of a long shot to actually make the team. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:46 pm
  • Avs remove Duncan MacIntyre from camp roster
    Duncan MacIntyre has been cut from Colorado's training camp roster.

    Advice: MacIntyre will play for QMJHL Cape Breton in 2014-15. It's not surprising that he was released from Colorado's training camp roster this quickly. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:13 pm
  • Karri Ramo (lower body) won't play Sunday
    Karri Ramo won't play in either of Calgary's preseason games Sunday night due to a lower-body injury.

    Advice: The silver lining is that Ramo was healthy enough to participate in a practice with the Flames. He's projected to start the season as Calgary's backup goaltender, but he's capable of challenging Jonas Hiller for the starting job. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:19 am
  • Travis Zajac impressed by Jordin Tootoo
    Travis Zajac was impressed by what he's seen from Jordin Tootoo so far.

    Advice: "This was the first time I was on the ice with him (same group) and he looks pretty good," Travis Zajac said. "He's got great speed. He flies around out there. For the role he plays I think he can be effective." Tootoo is participating in the Devils' training camp on a tryout basis. If he makes the team, it will be as a third or fourth line player. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:34 am
  • Jussi Rynnas looks good in scrimmage
    Goaltender Jussi Rynnas looked great in scrimmage on Saturday.

    Advice: Rynnas is trying to knock Anders Lindback out of the backup job in Dallas and if yesterday's performance is any indication, he has a great chance. Stay tuned as the Stars inked Rynnas to a two-year/one-way contract in the summer. He had a 1.51 GAA and a .939 save percentage last season in 40 Finnish Elite League games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:53 am
  • No contract negotiations with Mike Green
    There are no on-going contract negotiations between Mike Green and the Washington Capitals.

    Advice: Green is in the final year of his contract that will pay him $6.25 million with a cap hit of $6,083,333. "No, I think there's a lot of uncertainty here," GM Brian MacLellan said, when asked if negotiations had begun. "I think we need to get into the season, see how our D pans out, what the pairs are like, how it looks. I think we need to play some games." A lot of players play their best in a contract year so Green needs to perform this season in order to get a good contract from the Capitals. He had only 38 points and 64 penalty minutes in 70 games last season so a 45-50 point season is not out of the question if he can remain healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:49 am
  • Patric Hornqvist being considered for 1st pp
    Patric Hornqvist is being considered for the top power play in Pittsburgh.

    Advice: Rick Tocchet is going to coach the power play and he already has four players in mind for the top unit as Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang and Chris Kunitz who will play in front of the net, will be his top four. Tocchet likes playing a 1-3-1 power play which has come into favor over the last few years, rather than three up front and two players remaining on the point. Hornqvist will have competition from Beau Bennett, Steve Downie and Brandon Sutter according to Tocchet. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:37 am
  • Colton Orr off to good start in training camp
    Colton Orr showed some offensive touch as he scored a goal and an assist in the Leafs opening scrimmage on Saturday.

    Advice: "It's going to be a long camp and today's a good start," said Orr. "I'm just trying to make a good first impression (for new management and assistant coaches. I've always been in an uphill battle to keep a spot. This will be the same thing, work hard and show that I can play." Despite his offensive "outburst" in the scrimmage, Orr is known more for dropping the gloves than he is for his skill. Unless your fantasy league gives you points for penalty minutes, you can safely ignore Orr on draft day. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:31 am
  • Evgeni Malkin continues to sit
    Evgeni Malkin missed practice again on Saturday.

    Advice: Malkin has not skated since September 8 and has an undisclosed injury. Spending time on the sidelines is nothing new for the star forward as he has played 70 or more games only once in the last five years. Look for Malkin to get to the 80-85 point mark if he plays 70 games this season with a shot at 100 points if he ever plays the full schedule. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:17 am
  • Claude Giroux works out off the ice Saturday
    Claude Giroux (lower body) worked out off the ice on Saturday.

    Advice: Giroux suffered a lower body injury on Friday and the hope is that he can get in one pre-season game before the start of the season. Giroux is one of the top scorers in the NHL and deserves to be taken in the second round of most drafts at this time. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:43 am
  • Brayden Schenn takes over center on top line
    Brayden Schenn took over the top spot at center in training camp Saturday.

    Advice: Schenn was playing on the left side on the top line but moved over to center with the injury suffered by Claude Giroux on Saturday. Michael Raffl took over Schenn's spot on the left side with R.J. Umberger moving up the left wing depth chart to play alongside Vincent Lecavalier and Jason Akeson on the second unit. Expect Schenn to move back to the left side when Giroux returns to action in two-four weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:33 am
  • S. Griffith looks like he belongs at B's camp
    Seth Griffith hasn't looked out of place skating on a line with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.

    Advice: "It's pretty surreal playing with those two guys. They can make plays on every single shift," said Griffith. "But that's the kind of stuff that I like to do as well." The fifth round pick in 2012 has taken Riley Smith's spot (holdout) on the Bruins top two lines. His roster spot will probably depend on Smith's return to training camp. Expect the 21-year-old to start the season with the AHL's Providence Bruins. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:10 am
  • Martin St. Louis happy to be a Ranger
    Martin St. Louis is happy to be starting the 2014-15 season as a New York Ranger.

    Advice: The Rangers acquired St. Louis from Tampa Bay at the trade deadline so this will be the first training camp for the winger in a New York uniform. "It's nice to start from scratch and be part of the process and progression," St. Louis said. "I came in at a time when they had figured things out. You come in and just try to fit in. You don't want to disrupt anything. You find yourself a little bit on your heels instead of being on your toes. I think I play a lot better when I'm on my toes." St. Louis struggled with the Rangers during the regular season with only one goal and eight points in 19 games to give him 30 goals and 69 points on the season, but was better in the post-season as he had eight goals and 15 points in 25 games. At age 39, we expect a regression for St. Louis, but he still could get 60-65 points in 2014-15. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:00 am
  • Haydn Fleury to play Sunday for Hurricanes
    Haydn Fleury will be in the Carolina lineup on Sunday as the Hurricanes open their pre-season schedule.

    Advice: Fleury was selected seventh overall in the 2014 Draft. He will line up on the blueline alongside Danny Biega. Expect to see Fleury back in junior hockey this season as it's tough for a defenseman to make the jump to the NHL at the age of 18 but the Hurricanes could give him a small taste of NHL regular season action before sending him back to Red Deer of the WHL. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:18 am
  • Sidney Crosby stays off the ice Saturday
    Sidney Crosby didn't take part in Pittsburgh's practice on Saturday.

    Advice: Crosby's linemates, Pascal Dupuis and Chris Kunitz, didn't participate in the controlled scrimmage either. The Pittsburgh captain made a surprise appearance on the ice on Friday, but the team didn't give a reason for his absence on Saturday. Crosby was being hindered by an undisclosed injury, unrelated to his wrist, going into camp that was expected to keep him on the shelf. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:49 pm
  • David Pastrnak injures shoulder Saturday
    David Pastrnak suffered a shoulder injury Saturday morning at practice when he was hit hard into the boards by Matt Bartkowski.

    Advice: He left the ice immediately and didn't return. "He tweked his shoulder," coach Claude Julien said. "I don't know how serious it's going to be, but (he is) very, very doubtful for tomorrow. I would think if anything he'll be stiff and we wouldn't take that chance. But I don't think it's anything too, too serious." The 18-year-old forward is trying to make the jump to the NHL this season, but a long-term injury could nix those plans quickly. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:34 am
  • Evgeni Malkin sits out practice on Friday
    Evgeni Malkin sat out practice on Friday with an undisclosed injury.

    Advice: Malkin will not be rushed from this minor injury and he is expected to be ready for the start of the NHL season. The problem when drafting Malkin on your fantasy roster is that he has played 70 or more games only once in the last five seasons. Malkin had 72 points in 60 games last season. Look for 80-85 points if he plays in 70 games. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:42 am
  • Claude Giroux won't play in pre-season
    Claude Giroux is expected to miss all of the Flyers pre-season games at least after suffering a lower body injury on Friday.

    Advice: Giroux was centering Brayden Schenn and Jakub Voracek when the injury occurred and he was replaced by Darroll Powe in the middle. It is expected that Schenn will move back to center with Giroux out. He is expected to miss two-four weeks so he will return before the start of the season if it is only two weeks and will miss a couple of weeks of the regular season if it's the latter. Look for Giroux to get 85-90 points if he plays a full season. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:14 am
  • Pastrnak skates alongside idol Krejci
    Rookie David Pastrnak skated on a line with David Krejci in practice Friday.

    Advice: Matt Fraser completed the unit. We wouldn't read too much into practice lines as Krejci is expected to center the Bruins' number one unit between Milan Lucic and Loui Eriksson. That said, it was interesting that Boston coach Claude Julien chose to pair Pastrnak with Krejci on the first day of scrimmages. We still don't think Pastrnak will make the Bruins out of training camp as he is likely ticketed to return to Sweden. But nothing is etched in stone. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 5:35 am
  • Claude Giroux (LBI) will be out for two weeks
    Claude Giroux (lower body) is expected to miss the first two weeks of training camp.

    Advice: "This just happened today. Its the first day of camp and guys go 100 miles per-hour and things happen," said Flyers GM Ron Hextall. "Obviously its not the way you want to start. That's the hand we were dealt and we're going to deal with it." The good news is Giroux won't miss any playing time, barring a setback. Unless his condition gets worse, this shouldn't impact his fantasy value for the 2014-15 campaign, although it's certainly troubling that Giroux is already dealing with lower-body issues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:57 am
  • Claude Giroux suffers lower-body injury
    Claude Giroux has a lower-body injury.

    Advice: Giroux was on the ice for around 15 minutes of the Flyers' practice on Friday before he left the ice. The severity of the injury isn't known yet. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:15 am
  • Sidney Crosby surprisingly skates on Friday
    Despite earlier expectations that Sidney Crosby (undisclosed) would miss the start of training camp, he was on the ice for 50 minutes on Friday.

    Advice: The decision for Crosby to skate was made Friday morning. "I just talked to [trainer Chris Steward] and he said he was comfortable with me going out there for a little bit," Crosby said. "I was happy to hear that. Hopefully, I can put [together] a string of days here." In other words, it doesn't sound like Crosby is completely over whatever's bothering him, but he feels he'd probably be able to play in a regular season game in his current state, so this situation isn't too concerning. He might practice with the Penguins on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:59 am
  • Evgeni Malkin day-to-day with minor injury
    Evgeni Malkin has a minor undisclosed injury.

    Advice: Malkin will miss the start of training camp due to the ailment. There's no reason for the Penguins to push the star player to participate in practices weeks before the start of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:56 am
  • Sidney Crosby dealing with minor injury
    Sidney Crosby will miss the start of training camp due to an undisclosed injury.

    Advice: Crosby's ailment isn't related to his previously injured wrist. Whatever it is, it's considered minor. The Penguins will be cautious with their captain when training camp opens, so he'll be held out of on-ice workouts that begin Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 7:54 am
  • Bruins admit excitement about David Pastrnak
    The Boston Bruins hyped up their prospect David Pastrnak after seeing him in action.

    Advice: "There's a reason to be excited about the future of that player," Bruins head coach Claude Julien told ESPN's Joe McDonald. It could be a while before that impact is made at the NHL level, but Boston would love to hit the mark with prospects more often. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:55 am
  • Patric Hornqvist expects to play same way
    Pittsburgh Penguins winger Patric Hornqvist expects to take his same hard-driving style from Nashville.

    Advice: While that fearless style might explain his checkered injury history, it also helps him be a very effective player. Hornqvist will get a golden opportunity alongside Evgeni Malkin and the Penguins might be wise to make him their net-front presence on the power play. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:45 am
  • Andre Burakovsky adds 15 pounds in off-season
    Andre Burakovsky has added 15 pounds of muscle during the off-season.

    Advice: Burakovsky was already highly regarded after being drafted 23rd overall in the 2013 Draft and shone last season with Erie as he potted 41 goals and 87 points in 57 games. The forward will challenge for a job with the Capitals this season but it would be a waste of time if he wasn't a top-six forward as he needs to play. He is worth selecting in dynasty pools at this time. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 7:32 am
  • Brayden Schenn front runner for 1st line job
    Brayden Schenn is the front runner for the job as the first line left winger with the Philadelphia Flyers.

    Advice: The Flyers dealt Scott Hartnell who played on the left side with Claude Giroux and Jacob Voracek on the first line. The Flyers are deep down the middle with Giroux, Schenn, Vincent Lecavalier, Sean Couturier as well as rookie Scott Laughton so it makes sense that someone moves to the wing. Others being considered are: Michael Raffl, R.J. Umberger and Lecavalier. Schenn had 20 goals and 41 points last season and his numbers would jump exponentially if he gets the gig on the first line. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 14, 6:19 am
  • Pastrnak playing as C and RW in rookie camp
    Boston's top draft pick this past June, David Pastrnak, is skating as both a center and a winger in practices at the Bruins' rookie camp this week.

    Advice: As he is essentially blocked at center by David Krejci, Patrice Bergeron, Chris Kelly and Carl Soderberg, the Bruins want to see if Pastrnak can play in the NHL now as a winger. We believe this is a longshot and that Pastrnak will return to play in Sweden this upcoming season. Pastrnak and the other Bruin rookies play their first game Saturday. When he does make it to the NHL, he has the potential to be a mini Krejci, which makes him well worth drafting. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 13, 7:05 am
  • Report: Jordin Tootoo gets PTO from Devils
    Josh Rimer is reporting that the New Jersey Devils are giving Jordin Tootoo a professional tryout offer.

    Advice: Tootoo played for the Detroit Red Wings last season and was bought out of his contract in June. There were rumors that the Winnipeg Jets offered him a two-way contract that he turned down before agreeing to go to camp with the Devils. Tootoo has value in pools that use penalty minutes but of course he will have to crack the Devils roster to have any value. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 13, 5:32 am
  • Trotz upbeat about Mike Green's potential
    Capitals coach Barry Trotz is excited about what Mike Green might accomplish this season.

    Advice: "He's such a dynamic player and I'm quite excited to work with Mike," Trotz said of Green. "I think what we're going to do as a team will be right up his alley, with handling pucks and moving pucks and getting up in the play and being an active part of the attack. The areas he needs to work on is around the cage, some of the boxing out. When he does that his skill set is phenomenal and we want to be able to emphasize those assets." Trotz was originally not sure if his direct approach would be best for Green, but he is more upbeat after the two had an opportunity to talk. Green is entering the contract season of his three-year, $18.25 million deal and is hoping to start producing like he used to. He's far from a safe bet to do that, especially given his injury history. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 12, 3:06 pm
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