Connor McDavid, expected to be one of the top two players picked at the 2015 NHL Draft, on Wednesday was named captain of his team, the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League.
"It's a tremendous honor to be named captain of this team," McDavid told the Otters website. "You look at some of the guys before me, and those guys, it's something that is pretty special to me."
Last season McDavid, 17, was fourth in the OHL with 99 points in 56 regular-season games. He also had one goal and four points in seven games for Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship; he was the sixth 16-year-old to play for Canada in the tournament, following Sidney Crosby, Eric Lindros, Jason Spezza, Jay Bouwmeester and Wayne Gretzky.
Last season Fucale led the QMJHL in wins (36), goals-against average (2.26), and was tied for second with six shutouts. He also had a 2.42 GAA and .902 save percentage in five games for Canada at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship. Fucale has a chance to return as the starting goalie for Canada at the 2015 WJC, which will be played in Toronto and Montreal.
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty, who sat out the first three days of training camp with an upper-body injury, took part in a full practice Tuesday.
He skated Monday with the players who did not play in the Kings' split-squad preseason games against the Arizona Coyotes, and offered a reassuring "good to go" after practice on Tuesday when asked about his status by L.A. Kings Insider.
Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan, who left a training camp scrimmage Sunday after a collision with a teammate, is on the 25-man roster for their preseason game at home Wednesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs, according to a report by the Ottawa Sun.
It won't be confirmed until Wednesday whether Ryan plays, the report said.
The Senators and Maple Leafs will play split-squad games Wednesday, one in Ottawa and the other in Toronto.
It was Crosby's first practice since Friday, the opening day of training camp, when he wasn't scheduled to skate due to an unspecified injury.
Crosby said Tuesday the reason he didn't practice the past few days wasn't because he had a setback, but because he is taking things day-to-day.
Crosby skated with players who will not be participating in the Penguins' preseason game Tuesday against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Kunitz, also out with an unspecified injury, skated with a group of injured Penguins and later returned to the ice to practice with Crosby and others not in the lineup Tuesday.
The Lightning had held Drouin out of training camp activities over the weekend because of what the team said was an upper-body injury.
Drouin got bumped during drills Thursday and fell on his hand, the Tampa Bay Times reported. Drouin didn't think the injury was that bad originally, but told the Lightning about it Friday after their skate.
Reinhart played his first NHL preseason game Sunday as the Sabres lost 1-0 to the Washington Capitals. He saw nearly 17 minutes of ice time and won 60 percent of his faceoffs. He had one hit, one blocked shot and one takeaway. Reinhart did not record a shot on goal and was on the ice for the only goal of the game, scored by the Capitals' Andre Burakovsky.
"I felt more comfortable as the last game went on, and I'm really excited for [Tuesday]," Reinhart said.