Player Notes

  • Start of season in doubt
    Tarasov (knee) may not be ready for the start of the regular season, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.

    Advice: The Blue Jackets were hoping Tarasov would be healthy enough to back up Elvis Merzlikins when games begin to count Oct. 12, but his uncertain status prompted the team to claim Spencer Martin off waivers from the Canucks. "We don't have a timeframe on Tarasov's injury right now; it's a work in progress," GM Jarmo Kekalainen said after making the claim. "We just wanted to make sure that we don't have to go into the season with not enough quality goaltenders who have experience and ability to play in the NHL." If Tarasov's absence does extend into the regular season, he could end up getting a rehab assignment at AHL Cleveland before rejoining the NHL roster. Yesterday, 11:26 pm
  • Snags win in preseason debut
    Husso set aside 15 of 16 shots en route to a 5-2 preseason win over the Capitals on Saturday.

    Advice: Husso looked sharp in his preseason debut, with the only damage against him coming in the form of a Dylan Strome power-play tally. Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde said last week that Husso will manage a workload similar to what he endured last season, meaning the Finnish netminder figures to log between 55-58 starts. When he needs a breather during the regular season, James Reimer -- whom the Wings signed in free agency -- would be next in line to get the call as the No. 2 backstop. Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • Released from PTO
    Emond was released from his PTO with the Canadiens on Saturday.

    Advice: The 23-year-old netminder was selected in the sixth round (176th overall) by the Sharks in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. Emond was part of the trade that sent Timo Meier from San Jose to New Jersey in February, but he wasn't retained by the Devils, making him a free agent at the end of the 2022-23 campaign. Yesterday, 7:17 am
  • Waived Saturday
    Grosenick was put on waivers Saturday by the Predators, per Chris Johnston of TSN.

    Advice: Grosenick went 3-2-0 with a 3.32 GAA and an .892 save percentage in six outings for AHL Lehigh Valley last season. The 34-year-old netminder is likely to spend most, if not all, of the 2023-24 campaign in the minors. Yesterday, 4:51 am
  • Placed on waivers Saturday
    Cooley was put on waivers Saturday for the purposes of loaning him to AHL Rochester.

    Advice: The 26-year-old netminder has yet to play in the NHL. Cooley signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Sabres in the offseason after going 15-8-2 with a 2.93 GAA and .909 save percentage for AHL Milwaukee last season. Yesterday, 4:20 am
  • Waived by Sabres
    Tokarski was placed on waivers Saturday.

    Advice: Tokarksi managed to see action in four NHL games last season with the Sabres, going 1-2-0 with a 3.44 GAA and .897 save percentage. Tokarski inked a two-way contract with Buffalo in the offseason, and if he passes through waivers, he will end up in AHL Rochester this season. Yesterday, 4:17 am
  • No lingering problems
    Gibson (upper body) is fine after leaving Friday's game against the Kings in the second period and should be ready for the start of the regular season, according to Eric Stephens of The Athletic.

    Advice: Gibson left at the 8:40 mark of the second period, but his exit appears to have been precautionary. He had a tough season behind a porous Anaheim defense last season, going 14-31-8 with a 3.99 GAA and .899 save percentage. The Ducks should be better this season, but they would have to improve a lot to make Gibson a viable fantasy asset in 2023-24. Yesterday, 3:59 am
  • Heads to AHL
    Rodrigue was assigned to AHL Bakersfield on Saturday.

    Advice: Rodrigue posted a 14-14-1 record with a 2.77 GAA and a .912 save percentage in 29 AHL appearances with the Condors last season. The 23-year-old netminder doesn't have any NHL experience yet. Yesterday, 3:50 am
  • Out of action Saturday
    Woll will miss Saturday's tilt in Montreal with flu-like symptoms, according to Lance Hornby of The Toronto Sun.

    Advice: Woll is expected to be the No. 2 goaltender with the Maple Leafs this season, behind Ilya Samsonov. He was strong last season in limited action, going 6-1-0 with a 2.16 GAA and .932 save percentage at the NHL level. Look for Woll to get into 25-30 games this season for a strong Maple Leafs team. Yesterday, 12:32 am