Nyquist has a sore knee sustained on a hit in the final minute of a game Saturday against the Boston Bruins. Helm aggravated a groin injury and sustained a broken nose against the Penguins on Sept. 22 and hasn't played since.
Clowe, who sustained concussions on two occasions last season, including one March 31 against the Florida Panthers that ended his season, was cleared for contact at the beginning of training camp. However, he has taken his time in making sure he's game ready.
"I wanted to push myself in practice," he said, according to NJ.com.
Crosby, who has yet to play a preseason game after missing a few days early in training camp with an unspecified injury, did skate with the team in the morning but was removed from the lineup to attend the funeral.
"He will not be going with us to Minnesota. He will be going back to Nova Scotia [Monday]," coach Mike Johnston said.
Visnovsky, who turned 38 in August, was limited to 24 games last season, missing more than half the season after sustaining a concussion in an October game against the Carolina Hurricanes. He had three goals and 11 points.
The Dallas Stars on Sunday loaned goaltender Jack Campbell to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Texas Stars, as they reduced their training camp roster by 14 players.
Campbell, a first-round pick (No. 11) in the 2010 NHL Draft, made his NHL debut on Oct. 20, 2013 against the Anaheim Ducks, making 41 saves in a 6-3 loss. He was 12-2-2 with a 1.49 goals-against average and .942 save percentage in 16 appearances for Texas.
Crosby was scheduled to play his first preseason game Saturday against the Columbus Blue Jackets, but he missed the home game to fly home to Nova Scotia after the death of his grandmother. He has been hampered during training camp by an undisclosed injury that the team said is unrelated to the wrist injury he suffered in March.
Forward Pascal Dupuis, who had season-ending knee surgery in February, is also scheduled to make his preseason debut against the Wild, according to the lineup posted on the team website.
"Being a versatile player can never hurt you," Hayes, who played plenty of wing at Boston College, where he spent the past four seasons, said according to the Rangers website. "Whether you're playing center or wing, you still go out there, try your hardest, try and show the coaches what I can bring to this team. Whether it's going to be on right wing, that's the case."
It seems like I'm kind of making it a little difficult on myself here the last two games.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after tying the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with an assist on Duncan Keith's goal with 26.6 seconds left against the Anaheim Ducks Friday
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