Player Notes

  • Misses practice
    Hintz didn't practice due to an upper-body injury Wednesday, Mike Heika of the Stars' official site reports.

    Advice: According to coach Pete DeBoer, the Stars are being cautious with Hintz since there's plenty of time left in the preseason, so it sounds like the 26-year-old pivot's injury probably isn't overly serious. Hintz racked up 37 goals and 75 points through 73 contests last season. 54 minutes ago
  • Being evaluated
    Whitecloud (undisclosed) is being evaluated for an injury, Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports.

    Advice: For now, Whitecloud can be considered day-to-day. The 26-year-old blueliner picked up 12 points through 59 games last campaign. 56 minutes ago
  • Expected to skate Thursday
    Faulk (lower body) is set to rejoin practice ahead of Thursday's meeting with Chicago, Lou Korac of reports.

    Advice: Faulk is far from guaranteed to play versus the Blackhawks on Thursday but the fact that he will participate in the game-day skate is certainly a step in the right direction. At this point, it seems the blueliner will be ready for the start of the 2023-24 campaign where he should be capable of pushing for the 50-point threshold again. Today, 12:26 pm
  • Suffers upper-body injury
    Ratcliffe sustained an upper-body injury that will rule him out versus Chicago on Thursday, Lou Korac of reports.

    Advice: Ratcliffe is currently with the Blues on a professional tryout, so this injury isn't going to improve his chances of making the Opening Night roster. The winger failed to make an NHL appearance last season and has just 10 games under his belt. At this point, the 2017 second-round pick is unlikely to ever become more than an organizational depth piece. Today, 12:21 pm
  • Takes contact
    Norris (shoulder) began taking contact during Wednesday's practice and could be available for Friday's preseason matchup with Winnipeg, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

    Advice: Norris is working his way back from the shoulder surgery he underwent in January, but it appears he's on track to be 100 percent healthy for Ottawa's regular-season opener versus Carolina on Oct. 11. The 24-year-old racked up 35 goals and 55 points through 66 games with the Senators in 2021-22 before playing just eight games last year, making him an enticing player that may be overlooked in fantasy drafts this year. Today, 11:34 am
  • Diagnosed with concussion
    Gambrell "won't be available for a while" due to a concussion, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.

    Advice: It sounds like Gambrell could be in danger of missing Toronto's regular-season opener Oct. 11 versus Montreal. The 27-year-old forward picked up just 10 points through 60 games with Ottawa last season, so there's no reason for fantasy managers to monitor his status. Today, 11:29 am
  • Will undergo surgery
    Pelletier suffered a shoulder injury during Monday's split-squad game versus Seattle that will require surgery and keep him sidelined indefinitely.

    Advice: The Flames have yet to release an expected timetable for Pelletier's recovery, but it's probably safe to assume the 22-year-old winger will miss at least a few months of action. With Pelletier presumably headed to IR for the start of the year, Dryden Hunt's chances of making Calgary's Opening Night roster have likely improved significantly. Today, 11:25 am
  • Set to miss next two games
    Ehlers (neck) is not expected to be in the lineup for the Jets' next two preseason contests, Ken Wiebe of The Winnipeg Free Press reports Wednesday.

    Advice: Ehlers is running out of time to get into a preseason game for the Jets, as he will have just two more opportunities. Even if he doesn't play before Opening Night, the 27-year-old winger figures to fill a second-line role for the club this season where he will no doubt be eager to play more than the 45 games he did last year and get back to being a 50-plus point producer. Today, 10:33 am
  • Out with groin problem
    Capobianco will not be in the lineup against Calgary on Wednesday due to a groin injury, Ken Wiebe of The Winnipeg Free Press reports.

    Advice: Capobianco can't afford to miss any time as he remains in a battle for a spot in the lineup. If the defenseman does miss a significant chunk of time, it could open up a roster spot for the likes of Logan Stanley. Even if Capobianco does make the Opening Night roster, he almost certainly will serve primarily as the club's seventh blueliner. Today, 10:28 am