Player Notes

  • injured Sunday
    Gilbert (undisclosed) is "okay" after leaving Sunday's preseason game against the Canucks, Wes Gilbertson of the Calgary Sun reports.

    Advice: Head coach Ryan Huska said that Gilbert won't play Monday against the Kraken and could miss a few days but he seemingly avoided any significant damage. Gilbert dressed in just 23 NHL games last year and is competing for a depth role with the Flames leading into the 2023-24 campaign. Yesterday, 8:38 pm
  • Will not have workload scaled back
    The Red Wings plan to give Husso a similar workload as he had last season, albeit with improved schedule management, Ansar Khan of reports.

    Advice: Husso drew a career-high 56 starts in his debut campaign with the Red Wings, posting a 26-22-7 record, 3.11 GAA and .896 save percentage in the process. The rate stats left a lot to be desired from a fantasy perspective, but this article corroborates the idea that he was thrown into the fire too often. The Finn is entering just his fourth season at 28 years old, with the offseason additions of James Reimer, Alex Lyon and Michael Hutchinson figuring to give the team some much needed depth in goal. "We have a plan on what the season will look like," coach Derek Lalonde said of Husso. "It's probably a day-to-day thing, but we foresee him (in) the 55, 56-58 range. Hopefully, we can manage it a little bit better than we did last year in the volume of when and where." Yesterday, 5:03 pm
  • Exits preseason game
    Van Riemsdyk (undisclosed) left Sunday's preseason contest against the Sabres, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

    Advice: Van Riemsdyk tallied an assist before leaving the game Sunday. An update on his status should be available in the coming days before Washington's preseason tilt with the Red Wings on Thursday. The veteran blueliner scored a career-high 23 points in 75 games last season. Yesterday, 1:58 pm
  • Sustains injury Sunday
    Luff suffered an upper-body injury Sunday during an intrasquad scrimmage, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Advice: Luff may have hurt his right arm or shoulder after he fell awkwardly into the boards. There is currently no timetable in place for the 26-year-old's return. Luff earned two goals, two assists and 22 hits in 19 appearances with the Red Wings last season. Yesterday, 11:30 am
  • Sits out scrimmage
    Konecny (undisclosed) was absent from a team scrimmage Sunday, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

    Advice: Coach John Tortorella said after the session that Konecny is "banged up," but the injury is not believed to be serious. Konecny produced 31 goals and 61 points in 60 contests last campaign. Yesterday, 10:40 am
  • Taking it slow to start camp
    The Lightning won't rush Vasilevskiy to start camp as he's dealing with minor injuries, per Chris Krenn of the Lightning's official site.

    Advice: Vasilevskiy struggled with injuries late in the 2022-23 campaign, so it stands to reason that Tampa would allow its star netminder to ease into training camp. The 29-year-old netminder went 34-22-4 last season with a .915 save percentage, his lowest mark since 2015. Yesterday, 10:40 am
  • Starting preseason opener
    Markstrom will get the starting nod Sunday in the Flames' preseason opener against the Canucks, per Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

    Advice: The 33-year-old Markstrom is entering his fourth season in Calgary after a down 2022-23 campaign, in which he posted a 23-21-12 record with an .892 save percentage. He'll get an early chance to bounce back as the Flames open preseason play against Vancouver. Yesterday, 8:30 am
  • Fully participates in scrimmage
    Hartman (upper body) was a full participant in Sunday's intrasquad scrimmage, per Michael Russo of The Athletic.

    Advice: Hartman skated between Kirill Kaprizov and Mats Zuccarello after being limited by an injury for the beginning of training camp. The 29-year-old Hartman accounted for 15 goals, 37 points and 149 shots on net in 59 appearances last season. Yesterday, 8:29 am
  • Injured during scrimmage
    Zibanejad suffered an upper-body injury during an intrasquad scrimmage Sunday, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

    Advice: Zibanejad is considered day-to-day, according to head coach Peter Laviolette. It's unclear at this time if the injury will prevent Zibanejad from playing in the preseason, but the Rangers will probably be cautious with his recovery. The 30-year-old forward amassed 39 goals and 91 points in 82 games last campaign. Yesterday, 7:57 am