Player Notes

  • Jack Roslovic to make Jets' exhibition debut
    Jack Roslovic will be in the lineup for Tuesday's exhibition game versus Calgary.

    Advice: "I just have to keep on doing what I'm doing, skating hard, making players around me better and making good plays and showing (coaches and management) that I can play," said Roslovic. "I'm just going to kind of soak it all in." The 25th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft is projected to center a line between Nic Petan and Joel Armia. He decided to turn pro following one season with Miami University (Ohio) and is hoping to make a positive first impression on the Jets' brass. Today, 2:13 pm
  • Nick Schmaltz seeing time as a winger at camp
    Nick Schmaltz lined up on the left side during Tuesday morning’s skate.

    Advice: He has played primarily at center during his career, but the Blackhawks want to see if he can play on a line with Jonathan Toews. The exhibition games should give us a clearer picture. Coach Joel Quenneville and Toews also still have to rejoin the team from the World Cup of Hockey. Today, 1:13 pm
  • Joe Pavelski still thinks about SCF defeat
    Joe Pavelski took part in Tuesday's morning skate after returning from the World Cup of Hockey.

    Advice: He enjoyed the experience despite Team USA's disappointing showing. However, San Jose's Stanley Cup Final loss to Pittsburgh still lingers on his mind. "I don't know if you ever get over it," he said. "It still is with you. But, you try to learn from it. ... It's a new season. You definitely owe it to your teammates to be ready, owe it to the new guys that came in to be as good as you were the previous year and try to get better." Pavelski is expected to be eased back after a short summer to prepare for the tournament. Today, 12:56 pm
  • Vladimir Sobotka will reportedly stay in KHL
    Vladimir Sobotka will be back in the KHL next season, according to Avangard president Vladimir Shalaev.

    Advice: He issued a statement on Tuesday stating that Sobotka would honor the final season of his three-year contract. Blues GM Doug Armstrong told the Post-Dispatch that he is "still waiting to hear" from Sobotka's camp for confirmation. Today, 11:34 am
  • Blues return Glenn Gawdin to WHL team
    Glenn Gawdin has been assigned to the WHL's Swift Current Broncos.

    Advice: The Blues' training camp roster currently stands at 56 players. Gawdin scored 19 goals and 53 points in 53 games last year. He was a fourth-round pick in 2015. Today, 10:32 am
  • Sean Monahan skates on his own Tuesday
    Sean Monahan (back) skated on his own Tuesday morning.

    Advice: He didn't participate in the team's practice, though. Monahan is day-to-day with a strained back, but he still could be ready to go when the Flames open the regular season. Today, 10:25 am
  • Jiri Hudler slated to spend time on Dallas PP
    Jiri Hudler is expected to see time on the Stars' power play this year.

    Advice: "He has a history of being good on the power play, he has a history of playing well in the top six, so we think he has a chance to be a real fit here," GM Jim Nill said. Hudler could see time with Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin this year, but in Monday's preseason opener he played alongside Jason Spezza and Patrick Sharp. He is shaping up to be a good value pick late in drafts. Today, 9:32 am
  • Mitch Marner impresses in preseason debut
    Mitch Marner was impressive in his exhibition debut on Monday night.

    Advice: He picked up two assists in Toronto's 6-3 loss to Ottawa and created chances just about every time he was on the ice. "Did he ever want the puck — sometimes he came back just to get the puck," said Jim Hiller, who served as the head coach with Mike Babcock still at the World Cup of Hockey. "He led four or five breakouts on his own and carried through to the offensive zone. That's not something most players can do. The league is too tight. There's not a lot of room. It's difficult to explain how a player like that can create time and space for himself. He's a special player." Marner is looking to claim a roster spot with the Maple Leafs this season or else he will have to return to the OHL. Today, 8:45 am
  • Phil Varone stars for Sens in preseason win
    Phil Varone amassed two goals and two assists in Ottawa's 6-3 win over Toronto in preseason action on Monday night.

    Advice: He inked a one-year contract with the Senators in the summer after he finished the 2015-16 campaign with Ottawa. Varone wasn't able to stick with the Sabres four-plus years with the organization. He is hoping to land a spot with the Senators this season, but it wouldn't be surprising if he spent most of the year in the minors. Today, 7:53 am
  • Steve Ott ready to battle for roster spot
    Steve Ott is ready to compete for his roster spot on the Red Wings.

    Advice: "There are great players on this team, and I want to make sure that I have earned a spot here and pushed the young guys out and continue to earn my spot," Ott said. "I am looking to hopefully have a good year this year and have more years left in my career. For an older guy, I don't want my job to be stolen yet, so I'm going to be pushing extremely hard." He skated with Drew Miller and Luke Glendening on Monday at practice. Ott intends to make an impact in Detroit's exhibition schedule. Today, 7:11 am
  • Jack Eichel scheduled to practice Wednesday
    Jack Eichel is expected to join Buffalo for practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: He hasn't skated with the Sabres since participating in the World Cup of Hockey with Team North America. Eichel is a rising star in the NHL and he should be an offensive catalyst for Buffalo this season. Today, 7:00 am
  • Frank Vatrano has surgery on foot
    Frank Vatrano underwent surgery Monday to repair torn ligaments in his left foot.

    Advice: "Timeline remains the same," said GM Don Sweeney. "Doctors felt it was the right thing to do for both the short and long term. All good on that front." Vatrano is slated to miss three months from an injury he sustained in a workout prior to training camp. Today, 6:49 am
  • Mark Scheifele grateful for WCH experience
    Mark Scheifele learned from his experience at the World Cup of Hockey.

    Advice: "I don't know if it there are specific things, but playing with certain guys and with me being a center, now I can maybe empathize with what a winger is doing," said Scheifele. "The biggest thing for me was to get to play against the best guys in the world and be a part of that." He skated on the right side for most of the tournament on a line with Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews. When Scheifele gets back with the Jets he is penciled in to begin the regular season between Blake Wheeler and Nikolaj Ehlers. Today, 6:33 am
  • Sam Gagner stands out in shootout victory
    Sam Gagner, looking for a new start with the Blue Jackets, opened his preseason Monday night in impressive fashion.

    Advice: Gagner, who was signed to a one-year contract by the Blue Jackets in the off-season. picked up an assist and scored in the shootout to help Columbus beat the Boston Bruins 3-2. Goalie Curtis McElhinney made 29 saves on 31 shots for the Blue Jackets. Forward Sonny Milano scored for the Blue Jackets. Forward Jimmy Hayes scored for Boston, while goalie Anton Khudobin made 11 saves on 13 shots in two periods. Yesterday, 8:19 pm
  • Sabres cut Vasili Glotov from camp roster
    Vasili Glotov has been taken off of Buffalo's training camp roster.

    Advice: Glotov was selected with the 190th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. He's making the transition to North America from Russia and will play for the QMJHL's Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in 2015-16. Yesterday, 3:18 pm
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  • Radek Faksa (concussion) skates Monday
    Radek Faksa (concussion) skated with the Stars on Monday, but he was wearing a no-contact jersey.

    Advice: A previous report suggested that Faksa would practice on Tuesday, so perhaps he'll take some contact at that time. He sustained the injury while representing the Czech Republic in the World Cup. Yesterday, 2:55 pm
  • Grabovski is on the injured non-roster list
    Mikhail Grabovski (concussion) is on the injured non-roster list.

    Advice: Grabovski failed his physical due to concussion symptoms that have been bothering him since last season. There's no known timetable for his recovery, which is to be expected when it comes to a concussion. Yesterday, 9:59 am
  • Grigorenko plays center in intrasquad game
    Mikhail Grigorenko served as a center during an intrasquad game on Sunday.

    Advice: Grigorenko ended up scoring the lone goal in that contest. He's a natural center, but spent most of the 2015-16 campaign serving as a winger. It will be interesting to see if this is an indication of things to come under new bench boss Jared Bednar, though it could have just been a matter of practicality as the alternatives up the middle were more limited with Matt Duchene, Nathan MacKinnon and Carl Soderberg all unavailable due to the World Cup. Yesterday, 7:34 am
  • Claude Giroux to play with Schenn, Simmonds
    Look for Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds to play on a line with Claude Giroux this season.

    Advice: The trio played well together last year after Jakub Voracek was taken off the Giroux line. Giroux is currently with Team Canada at the World Cup and should be back at Flyers camp in over a week when the tournament concludes. Giroux had 22 goals and 67 points in 78 games last season but should do better in 2016-17 as he was hampered by hip and sports hernia injuries throughout the season. Yesterday, 5:40 am
  • Steven Lorentz looking to be a Cane
    Steven Lorentz is willing to put in his time to make it into the NHL.

    Advice: Lorentz was drafted in the final round of the 2015 Draft when he was selected 186th overall. He had 48 points last season with Peterborough of the OHL but it's his size that will give him a chance to make it in the NHL as he is 6'4' and should fill out to about 220 pounds. "It’s a process," Lorentz said. "There’s no rush to jump into a spot right away. I just want to take my time and develop into a good player that Carolina likes one day and hopefully I’ll find a spot on the roster." Yesterday, 3:59 am
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