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. Today, 1:19 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
  • Scores in NHL preseason debut
    Danielson potted a goal in his NHL preseason debut Tuesday, leading to a 4-3 win over the Penguins.

    Advice: Danielson will be an exciting player to watch in training camp, as the Wings deemed him worthy of the ninth overall pick in this year's draft. Of course, Detroit has had some hits and misses when it comes to their top picks at forward in recent years. Filip Zadina, who is now with the Sharks, didn't pan out after the team from Motown took him sixth overall in the 2018 draft, but Lucas Raymond, their No. 4 overall pick from 2020, figures to be a mainstay on the top line for the foreseeable future. Lauded for his two-way skills, Danielson inked a three-year, entry-level contract in July. The strong power pivot tore his way through the WHL last season, adding 33 goals and 45 assists in 68 games for the Wheat Kings. Yesterday, 7:25 pm
  • Inside line on fourth-line gig
    Gregor, who is on a professional tryout contract, has impressed at Leafs camp and could break camp on the team's fourth line, reports The Athletic.

    Advice: Gregor is a speedy energy fourth-line player who impressed Monday alongside David Kampf and Ryan Reaves. He set up a power-play goal and hopped the boards with Kampf on PK1. Gregor's speed is his best attribute, and with it, he springs pucks and might bury 8-10 goals, even in limited ice. He has the inside line on the fourth-line gig because he's a winger -- it's the only spot open with Kampf sliding down to the fourth line because William Nylander is skating at center. That inside line doesn't make him fantasy worthy, but Gregor is a good story nonetheless. Yesterday, 6:35 pm
  • Cut from camp
    Arizona released Dzingel on Tuesday from his professional tryout agreement.

    Advice: Dzingel earned two goals and 11 points in 22 appearances with AHL Chicago last season. The 31-year-old forward has supplied 87 goals, 188 points and 191 PIM in 404 career NHL outings. Yesterday, 2:46 pm
  • Returns to practice
    McTavish (upper body) took part in practice Tuesday, Derek Lee of The Sporting Tribune reports.

    Advice: McTavish skated between Nikita Nesterenko and Zack Kassian, who is attending training camp on a professional tryout, during Tuesday's session. The 20-year-old McTavish appears to be good to go after sitting out the beginning of camp due to injury. He accounted for 17 goals and 43 points in 80 games during his rookie campaign in 2022-23. Yesterday, 11:59 am
  • Considered day-to-day
    Jarnkrok (undisclosed) is considered day-to-day after skipping Tuesday's practice for maintenance, per Joshua Kloke of The Athletic.

    Advice: Jarnkrok's injury is not believed to be serious, which indicates he could be available for Opening Night even if he sits out the remainder of the preseason schedule. The 32-year-old forward produced 20 goals and 39 points in 73 games last season. Yesterday, 11:37 am
  • Full participant at practice
    Zibanejad (upper body) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice,'s Jim Cerny reports.

    Advice: Zibanejad suffered an upper-body injury during Sunday's intrasquad scrimmage, but it appears he's already put that issue behind him. Look for the 30-year-old pivot, who racked up 39 goals and 91 points through 82 games last campaign, to continue to feature on New York's first line and top power-play unit this year. Yesterday, 9:54 am