• Chicago releases Matt Tomkins from his ATO
    The Chicago Blackhawks have cut Matt Tomkins from his amateur tryout contract.

    Advice: Tomkins posted a 2.48 GAA and .909 save percentage in 22 games with Ohio State University last season. He was originally taken by Chicago with the 199th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:34 pm
  • Robin Pres has been cut from his PTO
    The Chicago Blackhawks have released Robin Press from his PTO.

    Advice: Press recorded no points in nine AHL contests in 2016-17. At the ECHL level he had two goals and 20 points in 30 games. Rotoworld.com Today, 2:32 pm
  • Matthew Tkachuk skates on his own Thursday
    Matthew Tkachuk (hip) did skate on his own Thursday morning.

    Advice: It was previously reported that Tkachuk didn't practice with the Flames, but it seems he was at least able to get on the ice. He might play in Monday's preseason contest. Rotoworld.com Today, 1:50 pm
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  • Jakub Vrana looks good during preseason game
    Jakub Vrana looked good during Wednesday's preseason game.

    Advice: Vrana was making the most of his opportunity to play alongside Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov. "I thought Vrana created a lot of chances," Capitals coach Barry Trotz said. "His speed was noticeable. There’s little nuances in his game that we can teach. But with his speed, he had a couple chances right off the bat. He had some good looks; got to hit the net though. He missed the net a couple times." Vrana had three goals and six points in 21 games with Washington last season, but he has a considerable amount of offensive upside. He's definitely a player to keep an eye on during the preseason. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:33 pm
  • Marco Scandella stays out of Thursday's skate
    Marco Scandella didn't participate in Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Scandella has been resting a surgically repaired hip. This isn't the first time he's been kept off the ice due to his hip during training camp, which has raised questions about his availability going for the start of the season. "No, I'm not concerned at all," Sabres coach Phil Housley said. "This is all precautionary. He's in a great place right now. I thought he was going to be out today, but he wasn't. He'll probably be out tomorrow, but it's just a day-to-day maintenance thing for him. We want him to feel comfortable when we start getting up for regular season." Rotoworld.com Today, 12:20 pm
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  • Flyers send James De Haas to the minors
    James De Haas has been sent to the AHL's Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

    Advice: De Haas had seven goals and 29 points in 37 contests with Clarkson University in 2016-17. He's probably going to end up spending the full season in the minors. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:15 pm
  • P. A. Parenteau (back) won't play on Thursday
    P. A. Parenteau sustained a back injury during Thursday's practice.

    Advice: Parenteau, who joined the Red Wings' training camp on a PTO, was supposed to play in Thursday's preseason contest. David Booth will take his place. Parenteau's injury isn't believed to be serious, but he's missing an opportunity in his battle for a roster spot. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:04 pm
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  • Blue Jackets ink John Mitchell to PTO
    John Mitchell has agreed to a professional tryout offer with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

    Advice: Mitchell had been attending the Blackhawks' training camp, but they cut him Thursday afternoon. He had three goals and seven points in 65 contests in 2016-17. Rotoworld.com Today, 12:01 pm
  • Matthew Tkachuk (hip) doesn't skate Thursday
    Matthew Tkachuk will skip Thursday's practice due to a hip injury.

    Advice: Tkachuk has been limited so far during training camp due to the injury. It's not clear how long this will impact him for, but it hasn't dragged on for long enough yet that it's concerning. Rotoworld.com Today, 11:15 am
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  • Noah Juulsen suffers a fractured foot
    Noah Juulsen sustained a fractured foot on Monday.

    Advice: Juulsen's foot injury had been previously reported, but it was previously believed to be a bruise. He's now expected to be sidelined for six weeks. Montreal took him with the 26th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He had 12 goals and 34 points in 49 WHL games last season. Rotoworld.com Today, 10:09 am
  • Blackhawks cut Drew Miller from camp roster
    Chicago has cut Drew Miller from its training camp roster.

    Advice: Miller was attending the camp on a PTO. He had five goals and seven points in 55 contests with Detroit in 2016-17. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:37 am
  • Mitchell is no longer on Hawks' camp roster
    John Mitchell's professional tryout with the Chicago Blackhawks has ended.

    Advice: Mitchell ended up getting cut from Chicago's training camp roster fairly early in the process. He had three goals and seven points in 65 games with Colorado in 2016-17. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:36 am
  • Matt Beleskey day-to-day with foot contusion
    Matt Beleskey sustained a foot contusion on Monday.

    Advice: The Bruins announced that Beleskey is day-to-day as a result. Given that there's still a fair amount of time before the start of the regular season, this news isn't particularly concerning. Rotoworld.com Today, 9:09 am
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  • Luke Kunin to play with Zucker, Ennis
    Luke Kunin is projected to play between Jason Zucker and Tyler Ennis on Thursday against Winnipeg.

    Advice: Kunin turned pro last year after finishing his second season with the University if Wisconsin. He accounted for eight points (five goals, three assists) in 12 matches with the AHL's Iowa Wild at the end of the year. Kunin may start the year in the minors, but he is an intriguing player to keep an eye on because of his offensive potential. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:20 am
  • Avalanche reduce roster to 48 players
    Nicolas Meloche has been assigned to San Antonio of the AHL.

    Advice: Colorado also sent defensemen Gage Ausmus to the minors and returned Ty Lewis to his junior team, the Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL). The Avalanche now have 48 players at training camp. Rotoworld.com Today, 7:15 am
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  • J. Gardiner in great shape going into '17-18
    Jake Gardiner showed up for training camp in excellent shape.

    Advice: He averaged a personal high 21:32 of ice time per game last season and he broke out offensively with 43 points in 82 contests. Gardiner also led the Leafs in power-play time last year and he could flirt with the 50-point plateau in 2017-18. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:58 am
  • Scott Darling might play on Saturday
    Scott Darling, who has been described as "a little banged up," is projected to practice on Friday.

    Advice: If all goes according to plan then Darling could play in part of Saturday's preseason contest against Washington. Given that we're still in training camp it wouldn't be too big of an issue if he ends up taking longer than that to recover as there's still a fair amount of time before the Hurricanes' season opener. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:54 am
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  • Haydn Fleury fights in Wednesday's contest
    Haydn Fleury got into a fight with Tampa Bay's Anthony Cirelli during Wednesday's game in response to Cirelli's hit on Derek Ryan.

    Advice: Fleury doesn't typically drop the gloves, but his willingness to step up in defense of his teammate was praised. "That’s a kid who looks hungry and looks like he wants to be in the National Hockey League," Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said. Fleury had seven goals and 26 points in 69 WHL games. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:51 am
  • Dillon Dube earns coach's praise
    Dillon Dube has registered a pair of assists over preseason games with the Flames on Monday and Wednesday.

    Advice: Dube and his linemates on Wednesday, Tanner Glass and Ryan Lomberg, were called the best Flames unit of the night by head coach Glen Gulutzan. "One guy’s on a PTO and the other two are contracted guys — one’s an American Leaguer, the other one is a junior player that is trying to stick around," he said. "I thought every shift, they had an impact." Dube would be the junior player in that equation. He scored 20 goals and 44 points in 40 WHL contests last season after fracturing his right knee in Calgary's first 2016 preseason game. Just being healthy this time around is obviously a step up and while he's still not expected to make the team, at least he's making a good impression that could help him down the road. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:46 am
  • Anthony Cirelli ready to turn pro this year
    Anthony Cirelli will turn pro this season and he will be watched closely at training camp to see if he's ready for NHL competition.

    Advice: Cirelli has been known as a hard-working player who can play in all situations and he showed that in Wednesday's exhibition game against Carolina. He was credited with one assist, four shots, three hits, two blocks and nine penalty minutes (including a fight) in 16:01 of ice time. If he isn't playing for the Lightning then he will be assigned to Syracuse of the AHL. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:43 am
  • Jason Demers starts practicing with Coyotes
    Jason Demers took part in his first Coyotes practice on Wednesday.

    Advice: Arizona acquired Demers from the Florida Panthers on Sunday in exchange for Jamie McGinn. "It’s nice to get in and meet everybody through training camp and kind of go through the growing pains together," Demers said. "It’s good. I’d rather that than I was traded 20 games in, and it takes a while to kind of mix with everybody. So it’s nice here. Now I can meet everybody and get used to everybody." The plan is for Demers to get a few days to settle in with Arizona before he's inserted into a preseason contest. The Coyotes see him as a top-four defenseman, but it's not clear yet who his defensive partner will be. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:40 am
  • Victor Mete earns longer look at camp
    Victor Mete has likely earned himself a longer look at training camp after an impressive exhibition performance against Washington on Wednesday.

    Advice: Mete contributed an assist on a goal by Charles Hudon and he logged 17:36 of ice time in a 4-2 loss to the Capitals. He was burned on the game-winning goal by Devante Smith-Pelly in the third period, but displayed solid puck-moving skills. Mete is considered a long shot to play in the NHL this year and he will probably be back in the OHL with London shortly. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:32 am
  • Drouin looks comfortable in preseason debut
    Jonathan Drouin earned an assist in his preseason debut with Montreal on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Drouin and fellow newcomer Ales Hemsky recorded helpers on a power-play goal by Max Pacioretty in a 4-2 loss to Washington. Drouin has been playing between Pacioretty and Hemsky for most of camp and the trio could open the regular season as the Canadiens' top line. Drouin also won seven of 15 faceoffs in the match after he got off to a 0-for-4 start. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:24 am
  • E. Svechnikov could start with Grand Rapids
    Coach Jeff Blashill wants to see Evgeny Svechnikov play with pace, but still be able to slow things down in his mind.

    Advice: "To be a really good player at this level, he has to to make sure that he plays with pace," Blashill said. "He has to make sure that he keeps his stick on the ice so he stays away from hooking penalties, and then he has to slow the game down a little bit for himself. That is a hard challenge, to play with pace, meaning move your feet, but slow the game down meaning slow your thinking down." It appears as though he will start 2017-18 in the minors, but he could be the first call-up. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:14 am
  • Marco Scandella may not play before opener
    Marco Scandella scrimmaged fully on Tuesday before getting another maintenance day on Wednesday.

    Advice: It marks the second time during training camp that Scandella has missed a practice, but coach Phil Housley insists that everything is fine. "I really like the progression he's making," said the Sabres bench boss. "Instead of trying to push the envelope, he has a tough practice, a high-paced practice yesterday. It felt good but let's just take it slow." The team is being cautious with Scandella after he had off-season hip surgery and he may not get into any preseason games before Buffalo's regular-season opener. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:51 am
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  • Nic Petan sees time at camp on the wing
    Nic Petan has been seeing time on the wing at training camp.

    Advice: Coach Paul Maurice believes the move will give Petan a better chance to make the team going into the regular season. "Playing the wing this year, it's a bit different but I'm coming in with a bit more of an offensive mindset," said Petan. "I'll make my plays, but try to get as many shots off as I can. Having the games played that I do and having more experience, I think I know what it takes now to finally play a full 60 minutes and a full 82 (games). My body is ready for it, I'm ready for it." He has registered three goals and 19 points in 80 games with the Jets over the past two seasons. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:38 am
  • Max Jones scores in loss to Coyotes
    Max Jones scored a goal in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Arizona Coyotes.

    Advice: Jones was the Ducks' first round pick, 24th overall, in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The 19-year-old had 36 points in 33 games with the OHL's London Knights. The Ducks could give him a long look in training camp, but there's a decent chance that he could end up back in junior this season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:31 pm
  • Clayton Keller scores three points vs Anaheim
    Clayton Keller scored two goals and one assist in Arizona's 5-1 win over Anaheim on Wednesday night.

    Advice: The 19-year-old was the seventh overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. The rookie played three games with the Coyotes at the end of last season and he registered two assists. Keller is so skilled that he could be the top rookie in the league this season. He's a must-own in all dynasty leagues and he could also be a solid late-round option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:29 pm
  • Matthew Tkachuk (hip) will sit Wednesday
    Matthew Tkachuk (hip) won't play Wednesday night.

    Advice: Tkachuk also won't be available to practice. He was removed from Sunday's session for precautionary reasons because of a hip problem. Tkachuk still has time to recover before the start of the season, but this could become worrisome if the issue continues to linger. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:37 am
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  • Scott Darling feels 'a little banged up'
    Scott Darling is "just a little banged up" at the moment, according to coach Bill Peters.

    Advice: However, it doesn't sound like a serious issue. Peters hopes to have Darling cleared and ready to play this weekend in preseason competition. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:14 am
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  • Vrana gets look with Ovechkin, Kuznetsov
    Jakub Vrana will play with Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov in Wednesday's preseason contest against Montreal.

    Advice: Vrana is competing with Tom Wilson and Brett Connolly at training camp for a spot in the top-six forward group. He skated in 21 games with the Capitals last year and he posted six points. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:48 pm
  • Noah Juulsen (foot) skips practice Tuesday
    Noah Juulsen (foot) missed Tuesday's practice.

    Advice: Juulsen has a bruised foot. He impressed coach Claude Julien with his preseason performance on Monday night, but he may have been hurt in the process. Consider him day-to-day for now. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 11:11 am
  • Canadiens like Noah Juulsen's transition skil
    Coach Claude Julien liked what he saw from Noah Juulsen during Monday's exhibition loss to Boston.

    Advice: "We like the way he skates and his transition game," said Julien. "He's going to get a chance to make this team and if he doesn't he's not going to be too far away." Juulsen had 12 goals and 34 points in 49 games for the WHL's Everett Silvertips last year. He was the 26th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:30 am
  • Matthew Tkachuk leaves practice on Sunday
    Matthew Tkachuk was forced to leave practice on Sunday.

    Advice: Tkachuk has been dealing with a hip injury. Head coach Glen Gulutzan said his young forward exited for precautionary reasons. It sounds like he'll be fine going forward. The injury may cost him some preseason games, but he should be ready for the start of the regular season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 5:08 am
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  • Coyotes see Jason Demers as a top-4 D
    The Arizona Coyotes do indeed see Jason Demers as a top-four defenseman, per Coyotes GM John Chayka.

    Advice: Arizona acquired Demers from Florida in exchange for Jamie McGinn. It's still not clear who Demers will be paired with though. It's also worth noting that while his presence is a nice boost for the Coyotes, he's not a particularly exciting fantasy option in standard leagues. He'll likely record 20-30 points this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:59 pm
  • Coyotes get Jason Demers from the Panthers
    The Arizona Coyotes have acquired Jason Demers from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Jamie McGinn.

    Advice: Demers had nine goals and 28 points in 81 contests with Florida in 2016-17. He's got a shot at being a second pairing defenseman with the Coyotes. "We are very pleased to add Jason to our blueline corps," said Coyotes GM John Chayka. "Jason is a skilled right-handed shot defenseman who moves the puck well and has good offensive ability. He will be a great addition to our team." It's worth noting that the Panthers are also retaining 12.5% of Demers' annual $4.5 million cap hit. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 1:13 pm
  • Marco Scandella takes a maintenance day
    Marco Scandella skipped Sunday's practice for maintenance reasons.

    Advice: The Sabres are being cautious with Scandella given that he underwent hip surgery in May. "He really went after it yesterday, just testing it out," Sabres coach Phil Housley said. "He's a little sore, so it's no sense in rushing him back to play." Scandella might start the season on Buffalo's top defensive pairing with Rasmus Ristolainen. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 10:35 am
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  • Drouin added muscle in summer
    Jonathan Drouin reported to Canadiens' training camp 15 pounds heavier than he was last season.

    Advice: According to reports he has added muscle to his lower body and hopes to be stronger on the puck. That will serve Drouin well if he is to be the Habs' number one center this season. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:40 am
  • Drouin slated to be Habs' #1 centre
    Although it is early don't be surprised if the Canadiens ice two scoring lines with the first featuring Jonathan Drouin at center.

    Advice: Drouin could line up between Max Pacioretty and Artturi Lehkonen on the first unit and Phillip Danault Danault could skate between Alex Galchenyuk and Brenden Gallagher on the second line. Keep an eye on this situation going forward as Lehknonen looks to be the winner in this possible alignment. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:18 am
  • Scandella to play major minutes with Sabres
    Don't be surprised if Marco Scandella is paired with Rasmus Ristolainen on the Sabres' number one defensemen pairing.

    Advice: If that should happen, Scandella will play major minutes this season. It might also give Scandella, who only registered 13 points in 71 games in 2016-17, a bit of a fantasy boost playing alongside the offensively-gifted Ristolainen. Keep an eye on this situation through training camp and the early part of the NHL season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 6:24 am
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  • Drew Miller receives PTO from Chicago
    Chicago has invited Drew Miller to training camp on a professional tryout.

    Advice: Miller skated in 55 game with Detroit last season and he also made seven appearances with Grand Rapids of the AHL. Rotoworld.com Sep 11, 9:29 am
  • Blackhawks invite John Mitchell to camp
    John Mitchell will be at training camp with Chicago on a professional tryout.

    Advice: Mitchell spent the last five seasons with Colorado. He recorded just seven points in 65 games in 2016-17. Mitchell could be in the running for a fourth-line spot if he can earn a contract with the Blackhawks. Rotoworld.com Sep 11, 9:26 am
  • Habs will 'experiment' with Drouin at center
    Montreal intends to "experiment" with Jonathan Drouin at center, according to GM Marc Bergevin.

    Advice: That could place him on the top line with Max Paciretty for the start of the season. Drouin spent some time in the middle during his QMJHL days and feels he can make the necessary adjustments. Rotoworld.com Sep 11, 7:43 am
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