Player Notes

  • 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
  • Set to start
    Per Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia, Sandstrom was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, putting him on track to start in goal on the road against the Islanders on Wednesday.

    Advice: Sandstrom went 3-12-3 while posting a sub-par 3.72 GAA and .880 save percentage through 20 games with the Flyers last season. He's expected to start the 2023-24 campaign in the AHL. Today, 8:27 am
  • Not practicing Wednesday
    Kinkaid (undisclosed) isn't on the ice for Wednesday's practice, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.

    Advice: Kinkaid suffered an injury Monday versus Montreal, and at this point it isn't clear how long he might be sidelined. Either way, once healthy, look for the veteran netminder to start the season in the AHL. Today, 8:24 am
  • Back at practice
    Konecny (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

    Advice: Konecny missed a team scrimmage Sunday because he was "a little banged up," but he was never expected to be sidelined for long. Look for the 26-year-old, who racked up 31 goals and 61 points through 60 games last campaign, to continue to be a fixture in Philadelphia's top six this year. Today, 8:06 am
  • Out 4-6 weeks after surgery
    Edmundson (hand) had surgery on Tuesday to stabilize a fractured hand and is expected to be out 4-6 weeks.

    Advice: Edmundson sustained the injury during an intrasquad scrimmage over the weekend. The 30-year-old was acquired from the Canadiens over the summer to provide a physical element to the Capitals' defense corps but will be forced to wait to make his debut. Alexander Alexeyev is likely to see a regular role alongside Trevor van Riemsdyk on the third pairing in the interim. Today, 7:21 am
  • Away from team
    Tatar did not practice Tuesday because he was away from the team to get immigration papers sorted out, Evan Rawal of Colorado Hockey Now reports.

    Advice: The Avalanche confirmed Tatar's absence was due to the immigration issue and not taking a puck off the hand during a preseason game Sunday. He is expected to back by Thursday, in time for Colorado's next preseason game. Today, 6:12 am
  • Skating this week
    Makar (undisclosed) skated on his own Tuesday for a second time this week, Colorado Hockey Now reports.

    Advice: Makar then retreated to the perch above the arena to watch practice. Colorado head coach Jared Bednar said he does not need to see Makar in a preseason game but would like the star blueliner to knock off the rust prior to the regular season. Today, 6:05 am
  • Skating, still out into December
    Bear (shoulder) is skating, but is expected to be out until around Christmas, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.

    Advice: Bear remains a free agent, and interest in his services likely won't pick up until he's gotten the all-clear from a doctor. The 26-year-old defenseman could be a nice midseason addition for a team, but he's unlikely to play a fantasy-friendly role. Yesterday, 9:00 pm