The Pittsburgh Penguins cut four players from their roster and placed two on injured reserve prior to the League roster deadline.
Forward Andrew Ebbett and defenseman Simon Despres were sent to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, the team's American Hockey League affiliate, and forward Beau Bennett was sent to the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.
Forward Michael Cammalleri (hand) and defenseman Chris Breen (shoulder) will open the season on injured reserve. Flames coach Bob Hartley told reporters he was less than optimistic that Cammalleri will be ready for the season opener Thursday at the Washington Capitals.
The New York Islanders on Monday sent 15 players to the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. In addition, the team released four from training camp tryouts and returned one to juniors. The moves finalized the Islanders' roster that will open the 2013-14 season Friday against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center.
The Islanders' lineup features 13 forwards, eight defensemen and two goalies. The two rookies making the team are defenseman Griffin Reinhart, selected with the fourth pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, and center Brock Nelson, chosen at No. 30 in 2010. Forward Cal Clutterbuck (skate laceration) opens the season on injured reserve.
The Ottawa Senators set their opening-night roster Monday by sending 29 players to their American Hockey League affiliate.
Among those sent to the Binghamton Senators was center Mika Zibanejad, who had seven goals and 13 assists in 42 games last season, and played in all 10 games for the team during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
The No. 12 pick of the 2011 NHL Draft spent the past four seasons with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League, totaling 220 points in 228 games. He made his NHL debut last season as an emergency recall, and while he didn't have a point, he averaged 21:03 of ice time per game.
"I got four games in with the Hurricanes and it was a bit unexpected, but great nonetheless," Murphy told NHL.com in September. "I learned a lot in just that little bit of time and then went back to my club team in Kitchener. I tried to keep that pace up."
The Montreal Canadiens signed free agent defenseman Douglas Murray to fill a big hole on their blue line, but an injury puts him at risk of losing that job to someone else.
The Canadiens announced Monday that Murray would miss four to six weeks with an upper-body injury sustained at practice Sunday. This comes after Murray missed most of training camp and the entire preseason schedule with a lower-body injury.
It is the day before #NHLFaceOff and NHL Live, 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will recap the preseason with the Top 10 plays and show now old faces in new uniforms via EA Sports NHL 14. NHL Network Insider Bob McKenzie will also join the show to give the latest on roster moves.
Also today, two special guests in studio: NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and New Jersey Devils Coach Pete DeBoer.
Stanton, 24, played one regular-season game with the Blackhawks last season, with a plus-1 rating, one shot on goal and two penalty minutes. He spent most of the season with the Blackhawks' American Hockey League affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, where he had three goals, 22 assists and 126 penalty minutes in 73 games.
Goaltender Petr Mrazek also was sent to Grand Rapids, and forward Darren Helm will be put on long-term injured reserve, according to the report.
Nyquist played in all 14 games for the Red Wings during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but a number of offseason additions, plus the re-signing of Daniel Cleary earlier this month, created a glut of forwards on the Detroit roster.
We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.
— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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