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Posted On Wednesday, 09.18.2013 / 5:43 PM

By Staff -  / - Training Camp 2013 blog

Calgary Flames reassign 19 players

The Calgary Flames reassigned 19 players Wednesday, sending 13 to the Abbotsford Heat, their American Hockey League affiliate, and returning six other to their junior teams.

Among those reassigned were 2013 first-round draft picks Morgan Klimchuk and Emile Poirier, both of whom were returned to their junior teams.

Posted On Wednesday, 09.18.2013 / 5:23 PM

By Staff -  / - Training Camp 2013 blog

Flyers send 24 players to AHL team

The Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday cut their training camp roster by sending 24 players to their American Hockey League team.

Among those sent to the Adirondack Phantoms was forward Tye McGinn, who had three goals and five points in 18 NHL games as a rookie last season.

Posted On Wednesday, 09.18.2013 / 4:50 PM

By Kevin Woodley - Correspondent / - Training Camp 2013 blog

Booth cleared to return to Canucks practice

Vancouver Canucks wing David Booth was cleared to practice Wednesday in an attempt to return from an injury-shortened 2012-13 season.

The Vancouver Sun reported Booth skated with the non-playing group Wednesday morning in advance of a preseason game against the Edmonton Oilers.

"It was quite the feeling," Booth said, according to the newspaper. "I mean, it's been a while since I skated with them."

Posted On Wednesday, 09.18.2013 / 4:20 PM

By Staff -  / - Training Camp 2013 blog

Oilers reduce training camp roster by four

The Edmonton Oilers reduced their training camp roster by four players Wednesday, sending three to the Oklahoma City Barons, their American Hockey League affiliate, and returning another to his junior team.

The Oilers' training camp roster now includes 41 players: four goaltenders, 14 defensemen and 23 forwards.

Posted On Wednesday, 09.18.2013 / 3:49 PM

By Staff -  / - Training Camp 2013 blog

Islanders' Clutterbuck out with laceration

New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano said offseason addition Cal Clutterbuck "will miss some extended time" after suffering a skate laceration in a preseason game on Tuesday, according to a Newsday report.

Clutterbuck left the game against the Calgary Flames early in the third period after apparently suffering the injury while delivering a check.

Posted On Wednesday, 09.18.2013 / 3:46 PM

By Staff -  / - Training Camp 2013 blog

Maple Leafs send Biggs, Blacker to AHL

The Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday sent forward Tyler Biggs and defenseman Jesse Blacker to the Toronto Marlies, the club's American Hockey League affiliate.

Biggs, the 22nd pick of the 2011 NHL Draft, had 53 points in 60 games with the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League last season, and finished his season with one goal in four games with the Marlies. He also got into one AHL playoff game with the Marlies.

Blacker, a 2009 second-round pick (No. 58), had 11 points and a minus-4 rating in 61 games with the Marlies last season, and one assist and a plus-2 rating in four AHL playoff games.

Posted On Wednesday, 09.18.2013 / 3:34 PM

By Staff -  / - Training Camp 2013 blog

Lupul practices with Maple Leafs for first time

Toronto Maple Leafs left wing Joffrey Lupul participated in practice Wednesday, skating for the first time in training camp after being held out due to back spasms. Lupul did line rushes with Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel.

"Everything's fine," Lupul told reporters after spending an hour on the ice. "Obviously not the way I wanted to start the camp, but just happy everything's feeling better now."

Posted On Wednesday, 09.18.2013 / 3:27 PM

By Staff -  / - Training Camp 2013 blog

Blue Jackets return five to junior clubs

The Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday returned five players to their junior teams.

Among those leaving camp were three players taken in the 2013 NHL Draft -- defenseman Dillon Heatherington, a second-round pick (No. 50), who will rejoin Swift Current in the Western Hockey League; forward Oliver Bjorkstrand, a third-round pick (No. 89), who was sent back to Portland (WHL); and fourth-round pick (No. 105) forward Nick Moutrey, who will play for Saginaw in the Ontario Hockey League.

Posted On Wednesday, 09.18.2013 / 2:26 PM

By Matt Sitkoff - Contributor / - NHL Live blog

NHL Live makes its return

NHL Live returns for another season Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, with hosts Steve Mears and EJ Hradek, is back to get you informed and ready for #NHLFaceOff.

Barry Melrose will be live on set for the inaugural show giving his opinion on burning questions around the League. We'll also get an inside look into Penguins training camp as we go out to Consol Energy Center to visit with a few of the players. And Senior Writer Dan Rosen will discuss happenings around the League.

Remember to submit your #AskEJ questions through Twitter via @NHLNetwork or @EJHradek_NHL, and join the conversation on Twitter as we ask your opinion on some hot topics around the NHL.

Posted On Wednesday, 09.18.2013 / 2:09 PM

By Staff -  / - Training Camp 2013 blog

Rangers release Hedberg from PTO

The New York Rangers announced Wednesday the release of veteran goalie Johan Hedberg from his professional tryout agreement.

Hedberg had joined the Rangers in training camp Sept. 10 after incumbent backup Martin Biron was excused from the team to handle a personal matter.

Coach Alain Vigneault said he discussed his upcoming goalie rotation with Hedberg and let him decide if he wanted to remain with the Rangers on a limited opportunity to play during New York's four-game, five-night trip to Western Canada and Las Vegas. 

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