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Posted On Tuesday, 09.30.2014 / 1:22 PM

By Staff -  / - NHL Training Camps blog

Hurricanes' Eric Staal, Semin set for preseason debuts

Eric Staal and Alexander Semin, two-thirds of the Carolina Hurricanes' top line, will make their preseason debuts Tuesday against the St. Louis Blues at PNC Arena.

Staal (core muscle) and Semin (wrist) each had surgery over the summer. They'll look to rebuild the chemistry they've shown in the past with Jiri Tlusty as Carolina prepares for its season opener against the New York Islanders on Oct. 10.

"It's been good," Staal told the Hurricanes website about his progress in training camp. "I'm ready to get into game action to test that and see how it feels, but I foresee no issues moving forward."

Posted On Tuesday, 09.30.2014 / 1:12 PM

By Staff -  / - NHL Training Camps blog

Flyers' Giroux to make preseason debut vs. Rangers

Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux will make his preseason debut Tuesday against the New York Rangers.

Giroux, who centered Brayden Schenn and Jakub Voracek at the morning skate, sustained a lower-body injury on the opening day of training camp and said in the past week he'd like to get in one or two preseason games before the Flyers open the regular season Oct. 8 at the Boston Bruins.

"I feel good," Giroux said. "The last few practices I've been testing it out pretty good and it feels good, so I'll be playing."

Posted On Tuesday, 09.30.2014 / 12:56 PM

By Staff -  / - NHL Live blog

NHL Live previews Hurricanes, Jets, Canadiens

NHL Live with Steve Mears and E.J. Hradek, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will feature previews of the Carolina Hurricanes, Winnipeg Jets and Montreal Canadiens with the 2014-15 regular season one week away.

St. Louis Blues analyst Darren Pang will join the show via Arena Cam with the latest on the Blues before they take on the Hurricanes in preseason action.

NHL Network Insider Darren Dreger also checks in with news and notes from around the League.

Posted On Tuesday, 09.30.2014 / 9:58 AM

By Staff -  / - NHL Training Camps blog

Blue Jackets' Jenner out with broken hand: report

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner is expected to miss a significant amount of time with a broken left hand, The Columbus Dispatch reported Tuesday.

Jenner is thought to have sustained the injury when he was struck by a puck Sunday during practice.

"It got him just right," general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said, according to the Dispatch. "It was a pretty light practice. It was the only shooting drill we did the whole time, and it gets him."

Posted On Monday, 09.29.2014 / 7:33 PM

By Staff -  / - NHL Training Camps blog

Babcock believes he'll be back with Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock indicated Monday he wants to remain in his position with the organization beyond this season, when his contract expires, but he doesn't plan to negotiate a new contract after the regular season begins Oct. 9 against the Boston Bruins.

"I don't think it's going to be my final year here. If it is, it is," Babcock said Monday, according to "I've tried to live my whole life in the present, so what happened yesterday doesn't matter. What we're doing today does matter and we'll get on with it tomorrow. I'll get up every day and try as hard as I can, as I always have."

Posted On Monday, 09.29.2014 / 6:43 PM

By Staff -  / - NHL Live blog

Stafford talks Sabres additions on NHL Live

Buffalo Sabres forward Drew Stafford was a guest on NHL Live to look ahead what he believes will be an exciting season in western New York. The Sabres have a new-look team this season after finishing 2013-14 last in wins (21), points (52) and goals (150).

Stafford, entering his ninth NHL season (all with the Sabres), is looking forward to a fresh start

"I'm really excited," Stafford said. "It was a long summer, but the additions that we got through free agency, the new coaching staff, training camp has been great so far. Our guys are really pumped."

Posted On Monday, 09.29.2014 / 6:41 PM

By Staff -  / - NHL Live blog

Schneider ready to take the reins for Devils

New Jersey Devils goalie Cory Schneider joined NHL Live to discuss what lies ahead for the 2014-15 season, one where Schneider will be a No. 1 goalie for the first time in his career after sharing time with Roberto Luongo for the Vancouver Canucks and Martin Brodeur in New Jersey.

"It's exciting, better late than never," Schneider said. "I had a few guys in Roberto and Marty who I've been able to learn from and watch how to take care of myself and be prepared for the season. I think I'm ready to do that. It's going to be exciting for me this year.

"It's going to be a little bit of a new experience for me. I played 45 [games] last year, which is a good amount but it's still not 55 or 60, so there's still that extra little bit that you can push and mentally get through that grind. I've got a good support system here in Jersey training with coaches and my goalie coach, Chris Terreri, and teammates, so I'm going to rely on those guys for help and when I need to pull back a little bit or maybe I need to push forward."

Posted On Monday, 09.29.2014 / 6:21 PM

By Staff -  / - NHL Training Camps blog

Ducks forward Heatley out with groin injury

Anaheim Ducks forward Dany Heatley will miss a minimum of one week with a groin injury, the team announced Monday. The Ducks said Heatley was injured Sunday in the Ducks' 4-2 preseason loss to the Los Angeles Kings.

Heatley signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Ducks in July. He was skating on Anaheim's top line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry and had scored twice during the preseason.

The Ducks are Heatley's fifth NHL team. He had 12 goals and 16 assists in 76 games last season with the Minnesota Wild. A two-time 50-goal scorer, Heatley's 372 NHL goals are eighth among active players.

Posted On Monday, 09.29.2014 / 6:09 PM

By Staff -  / - NHL Training Camps blog

Maple Leafs' Booth out with broken foot

Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Booth has a fractured foot and will be out four weeks, coach Randy Carlyle said Monday.

Carlyle said forward David Clarkson has a fractured orbital bone but is expected back by the end of the week, and defenseman Cody Franson has a bruised knee but the Maple Leafs are waiting for the swelling to subside before offering a further diagnosis.

Carlyle said defenseman Henrik Tallinder, who was in training camp on a professional tryout contract, has left the Maple Leafs because of a separated shoulder.

Posted On Monday, 09.29.2014 / 5:07 PM

By Staff -  / - NHL Training Camps blog

Ducks assign forward Nick Ritchie to OHL

The Anaheim Ducks on Monday assigned forward Nick Ritchie, the No. 10 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, to Peterborough of the Ontario Hockey League on Monday.

Ritchie, 18, led the Petes last season with 39 goals and 74 points in 61 games, had five goals and 10 points in 11 playoff games, and has 148 points (73 goals, 75 assists) in 165 OHL games. He won gold medals with Canada at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in 2012 and the IIHF World Under-18 Championship in 2013. On Feb. 7, Ritchie became the first OHL player to score five goals in a game since his brother Brett, taken No. 44 by the Dallas Stars in the 2011 draft.

Ritchie signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Ducks on Aug. 2. He is No. 35 on the Top 60 prospects list.

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