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Posted On Tuesday, 09.29.2015 / 9:17 PM

By Staff -  / - 2015-16 Preseason Blog

Flyers expect Couturier, Raffl to be ready for opener

Forwards Sean Couturier and Michael Raffl likely will be ready for the Philadelphia Flyers' season opener Oct. 8 at the Tampa Bay Lightning, general manager Ron Hextall said Tuesday.

Couturier, the Flyers' second-line center, won't play when they host the New Jersey Devils in a preseason game Wednesday. He is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

"We're hoping he plays Friday (in the preseason finale at the Devils)," Hextall told the Flyers website.

Raffl sustained an upper-body injury in a preseason game against the New York Rangers on Monday, Hextall said. Raffl will not play Wednesday but might play Friday in the preseason finale.

"It's a day-by-day thing," Hextall said. "We'll see how it goes. Whether he plays Friday, I don't know."

Posted On Tuesday, 09.29.2015 / 8:40 PM

By Staff -  / - 2015-16 Preseason Blog

Red Wings' Helm won't play before season opener

Detroit Red Wings forward Darren Helm will miss the remainder of the preseason with a concussion and slight shoulder separation, coach Jeff Blashill said Tuesday.

Helm, who sustained the injuries during a collision with prospect Jerome Verrier during practice Sept. 18, hopes to start skating by the end of the week. The original prognosis was for Helm to miss 2-4 weeks.

Blashill told that Helm needs a couple good practices to be ready for the Oct. 9 season opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

"We’d like to skate him by the end of the week and hopefully get him in position where he can go full next week," Blashill told the Red Wings website. "[Helm] will not get a game before the regular season. He’ll skate at best by the end of the week and then have a good week of practice."

Defenseman Mike Green is day-to-day with a groin injury.

"Put a full practice in today, which was good, feel pretty much 100 percent," Green told the website.

Posted On Tuesday, 09.29.2015 / 4:36 PM

By Staff -  / - 2015-16 Preseason Blog

Bruins captain Chara skating, won't play vs. Rangers

Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara, who is day-to-day because of an upper-body injury, skated on his own for a second straight day Tuesday but has been ruled out of the Bruins' preseason game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET, NHLN).

Chara was injured during the Bruins' 4-3 shootout victory against the New York Rangers at TD Garden on Sept. 24. He left the game less than five minutes in after a hit by Rangers forward Ryan Bourque. He had 1:57 of ice time and one shot on goal.

Posted On Tuesday, 09.29.2015 / 1:31 PM

By Staff -  / - 2015-16 Preseason Blog

Islanders' Halak, Hickey, Bernier out with injuries

New York Islanders goaltender Jaroslav Halak, defenseman Thomas Hickey and right wing Steve Bernier will miss some time because of injuries.

Halak is day-to-day because of an upper-body injury, Hickey will miss four weeks because of an upper-body injury, and Bernier is expected to miss 1-2 weeks because of a lower-body injury.

Halak was 38-17-4 with a 2.43 goals-against average and .914 save percentage in 59 games, the most he's played in an NHL season.

Posted On Tuesday, 09.29.2015 / 12:10 PM

By Staff -  / - 2015-16 Preseason Blog

Islanders send Dal Colle, Beauvillier to junior teams

The New York Islanders on Tuesday returned forwards Michael Dal Colle and Anthony Beauvillier to their junior teams in Oshawa of the Ontario Hockey League and Shawinigan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, respectively.

Dal Colle, the fifth pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, had two assists in four preseason games. He had 42 goals and 93 points in 56 games with Oshawa last season. He also had five points in four games to help Oshawa win the Memorial Cup.

Posted On Monday, 09.28.2015 / 8:26 PM

By Staff -  / - 2015-16 Preseason Blog

Flyers center Couturier day-to-day with injury

Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier is day-to-day because of an upper-body injury, the Flyers said Monday.

It is believed Couturier sustained the injury last Tuesday during a preseason game against the New York Rangers. Couturier has missed the past two games.

Posted On Monday, 09.28.2015 / 5:50 PM

By Staff -  / - 2015-16 Preseason Blog

Glencross joins Avalanche on professional tryout

Veteran forward Curtis Glencross joined the Colorado Avalanche on a professional tryout contract, the Avalanche tweeted Monday.

Glencross was released from his PTO by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday. He has 134 goals and 275 points in 507 NHL games with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames and Washington Capitals.

Posted On Monday, 09.28.2015 / 3:01 PM

By Staff -  / - 2015-16 Preseason Blog

Blackhawks cut Visnovsky, Kopecky, Paille from camp

The Chicago Blackhawks released defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky and forwards Tomas Kopecky and Daniel Paille from their professional tryout contracts, the Blackhawks announced Monday.

Visnovsky, 39, spent the previous three seasons with the New York Islanders. He had five goals and 20 points in 53 regular-season games last season, and two assists in four Stanley Cup Playoff games. He's played 883 NHL games in 14 seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, Anaheim Ducks and the Islanders.

Kopecky, 33, has 68 goals and 106 assists in 578 NHL games. He played two seasons with the Blackhawks and won the Stanley Cup in 2010. After setting career highs with 15 goals and 27 assists in 2010-11, Kopecky was traded to the Florida Panthers, where he spent the past four seasons.

Posted On Monday, 09.28.2015 / 2:26 PM

By Staff -  / - 2015-16 Preseason Blog

Sharks send top pick Meier back to junior team

The San Jose Sharks reassigned 10 players Monday, including sending forward Timo Meier, the ninth pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, to the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

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Posted On Monday, 09.28.2015 / 12:03 PM

By Staff -  / - 2016 NHL Draft blog

Bellows, Tkachuk have strong starts for new teams

Top American-born forwards Kieffer Bellows and Matthew Tkachuk, each projected to be a first-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, had impressive starts to the season for their respective teams.

Bellows, a left wing in his first season with USA Hockey's Under-18 National Team Development Program, scored a hat trick and had an assist in a 6-4 victory against the Youngstown Phantoms on Saturday. He was named USHL Forward of the Week for his effort.

Bellows, the son of former NHL player Brian Bellows, was named the USHL rookie of the year in 2014-15 after connecting for 33 goals and 52 points in 60 regular-season games with the Sioux Falls Stampede. He is committed to Boston University in Hockey East in 2016-17.

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