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Posted On Thursday, 09.18.2014 / 1:18 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - NHL Training Camps blog

Rangers will name new captain at end of camp

The New York Rangers will wait until the end of training camp before naming a captain for the 2014-15 season, coach Alain Vigneault said Thursday.

The Rangers have been without a captain since trading Ryan Callahan to the Tampa Bay Lightning on March 5.

"I think that all teams have a core leadership group, and it's not just up to one individual, the captain, to be the leader, it has to be a group effort," Vigneault told the Rangers website. "I see in our team some real strong possibilities as far as being captain; but I also see that this is a new year and we changed some pieces to the puzzle, so I want to see how it unfolds during training camp."

Defenseman Ryan McDonagh told the New York Daily News last week he is ready to assume the captaincy.

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Posted On Thursday, 09.18.2014 / 12:35 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - NHL Training Camps blog

Penguins' Kapanen cleared for training camp

Kasperi Kapanen, who sat out the team's prospect tournament with a broken finger, has been cleared to participate in training camp according to coach Mike Johnston.

Kapanen, the 22nd pick of the 2014 NHL Draft, had been out with a broken finger that kept him out of a recent rookie tournament in London, Ontario. He is No. 39 on the NHL.com Top 60 prospect ranking.

Johnston also had injury updates on veteran forward Pascal Dupuis and young defensemen Olli Maatta and Derrick Pouliot.

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Posted On Thursday, 09.18.2014 / 12:28 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - NHL Training Camps blog

Lightning's Stamkos excited by improvement in leg

Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos told reporters on the first day of training camp Thursday that he's feeling great after missing much of last season due to a broken leg.

"I did all the tests. No issues," he said. "I'm just excited heading into this year knowing how much better it feels now. ... I didn't know what to expect heading into the summer. It was a good summer. … Probably around the year mark is when it's going to feel probably back to normal. I'm just excited at the way it feels compared to the way it ended off last year."

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Posted On Thursday, 09.18.2014 / 11:59 AM

By Dan Rosen -  NHL.com Senior Writer /NHL.com - NHL Training Camps blog

Maple Leafs' Robidas taking cautious approach

TORONTO -- Although he said his leg feels "great," Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Stephane Robidas will take a cautious approach through training camp with the goal of being ready to go Oct. 8, when the Maple Leafs open the season against the Montreal Canadiens at Air Canada Centre.

Robidas, 37, sustained a broken right leg while playing for the Anaheim Ducks in the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season. It was the same leg he had broken earlier in the season while playing for the Dallas Stars.

He signed a three-year, $9 million contract with the Maple Leafs on July 1.

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Posted On Thursday, 09.18.2014 / 11:33 AM

By Dan Rosen -  NHL.com Senior Writer /NHL.com - NHL Training Camps blog

Leafs' Lupul feeling good after training changes

TORONTO -- Coming off yet another injury-riddled season, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul said he worked on his body during the offseason with the idea of training to avoid muscular injuries that lead to something worse.

Lupul missed the final three games last season because of knee surgery, but said he was playing hurt for a while before that.

"I took some different classes with stretching, learned some different things about my body and I feel great going into the year," Lupul said. "Obviously there is always potential for those injuries that are bad luck, but for me I don't want any injuries that are muscular. Last year I had a groin strain and a knee problem that I tried to push through until the end of the year and ended up needing surgery."

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Posted On Thursday, 09.18.2014 / 10:59 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - NHL Training Camps blog

Devils' Clowe cleared for camp participation: report

New Jersey Devils forward Ryane Clowe confirmed to reporters Thursday that he has been cleared for contact and is ready for training camp.

Ryane Clowe
Left Wing - NJD
GOALS: 7 | ASST: 19 | PTS: 26
SOG: 74 | +/-: -10
"I'll be on the ice [Friday]," Clowe told NJ.com.

Clowe, who saw a concussion specialist in Boston on Monday, said he doesn't expect to play in the Devils' preseason opener Monday at the New York Rangers.

New Jersey plays six preseason games before opening the regular season Oct. 9 at the Philadelphia Flyers.

Clowe, who turns 32 on Sept. 30, has a history of concussions. He had seven goals and 26 points in 43 games last season, his first with the Devils after signing a five-year, $24.25 million contract in the summer of 2013. He missed more than two months early in the season with a concussion and didn't play after a March 31 game against the Florida Panthers when he sustained another concussion.

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Posted On Wednesday, 09.17.2014 / 3:48 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - NHL Training Camps blog

Ducks' Kesler thrilled with move to Anaheim

After 10 seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, Ryan Kesler felt he needed a change.

With a new front-office regime put in place this summer, Kesler felt it was the right time to ask for a trade; his wish was granted in June when he was sent to the Anaheim Ducks.

"I think changes needed to be made with the new management coming in and the new coaches," Kesler told the Orange County Register on Tuesday. "I felt I was stuck in a rut there. I needed a change.

"Talking with management, they were going into a rebuild, or that's what they told me. I just thought it was best to move on."

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Posted On Wednesday, 09.17.2014 / 3:00 AM

By Dan Rosen -  NHL.com Senior Writer /NHL.com - Over the Boards blog

Rosen's mailbag - Sept. 17, 2014

In what year do you believe the Islanders will be a serious playoff contender? -- @samfeygin

Why not this season? No, I'm serious. Why not this season? OK, I'm not sold on the Islanders being a serious playoff contender this season either (I assume you're not by your question, Sam). However, I do think the Islanders are heading in the right direction, finally, and I do expect them to be better than they were last season. I think it would be a disappointment if the Islanders are not at least in the playoff hunt come late March and early April this season. They may not be able to get in, but they should be in the hunt. They have the goaltending and the high-end scoring to be in the mix in the Eastern Conference.

The Islanders, though, still need to bide their time for Ryan Strome, Brock Nelson, Calvin de Haan and Griffin Reinhart to develop before I can say for sure they're going to be a serious threat. Coming behind them are Michael Dal Colle and Sebastian Collberg. You can't build through the draft and not have your top draft picks work out. It's wait-and-see still, but this is a big year for Strome, Nelson, de Haan and Reinhart, and really for the Islanders at large.

Which defenseman do you see the Bruins trading away? -- @ZigFracassi

Johnny Boychuk. It has to be him. He's entering the final year of his contract, so he's the most tradable, and the team that gets him will be getting a solid top-four, right-handed defenseman with a booming shot from the point. I wonder if Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli would trade with an Atlantic Division rival, because the Detroit Red Wings could use Boychuk.

If he does trade Boychuk, Chiarelli likely won't bring back a NHL player because the idea is to clear salary-cap room to sign restricted free agents Torey Krug and Reilly Smith. Boychuk's contract carries a salary-cap charge of approximately $3.3667 million, according to CapGeek.com. The Bruins might have enough space to sign Smith and Krug if they clear Boychuk's contract and put center Marc Savard on long-term injured reserve, which will happen.

Chiarelli could trade Adam McQuaid, but it wouldn't clear the cap space the Bruins need to sign Smith and Krug. McQuaid's contract carries a $1.5667 million cap charge.

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Posted On Tuesday, 09.16.2014 / 10:12 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - NHL Rookie Camps blog

Flames' Bennett, Gaudreau OK after injury scares

The Calgary Flames took a deep breath Monday night when highly touted prospects Sam Bennett and Johnny Gaudreau pronounced themselves fine after injury scares during a rookie tournament victory against the host Vancouver Canucks in Penticton, British Columbia.

Bennett, the No. 4 pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, missed the third period with a sore groin. Gaudreau, the reigning Hobey Baker Award winner, was injured on a hard hit from Vancouver defenseman Frank Corrado, who received a five-minute elbowing penalty and a game misconduct on the play.

"They were a little worried about me, but I told them it's no big deal," Bennett said, according to the Calgary Herald. "My groin was acting up a little bit. But it really wasn't anything serious. Obviously, I wanted to get back out there. I was ready to go."

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Posted On Tuesday, 09.16.2014 / 9:07 AM

By Mike G. Morreale -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - NHL Rookie Camps blog

Fleury and Nedeljkovic earning praise for Carolina

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Haydn Fleury and goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic certainly have a lot working in their favor based on their performance at the Traverse City Prospect Tournament at Centre Ice Arena this week.

Both players, selected over the first two rounds of the 2014 NHL Draft, haven't appeared out of place, are getting a lot of exposure and are coming up big in pressure situations. Fleury, who was the second defenseman chosen in the first round (No. 7) last June, has three assists, all on the power-play, and has taken six shots.

"My [realistic] goal is to make the big club when I'm 19," Fleury said. "I've got one more year of junior [with the Red Deer Rebels] but at the same time I'm going to main camp with the thought I'm going to make it tough for them to send me back. Realistically I think I need that one more year of junior to get stronger and more mature and next year maybe I can step in and start making contributions."

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