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Training Camp Buzz: Palmieri day to day for Devils with lower-body injury

Bruins goalie Rask to make preseason debut; Blue Jackets trim roster

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Welcome to the 2019 preseason! This is a busy time, with rookies looking to make a name for themselves and veterans looking to lock down roster spots. Each day, we will have all the updates of note right here.

Here is the training camp news for Monday:

 

Palmieri day to day for Devils

Kyle Palmieri has a lower-body injury and the forward is considered day to day for the New Jersey Devils.

Tweet from @mikemorrealeNHL: Kyle Palmieri has a lower body injury and is day-to-day. Not practicing today for the Devils.

Coach John Hynes said Monday that he is "tentatively expecting" Palmieri to practice Tuesday.

Palmieri had an assist in 16:04 of ice time in a 4-2 win against the New York Rangers on Friday. He did not play in a 4-3 win against the New York Islanders on Saturday.

New Jersey has two preseason games remaining, against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; NESNplus, NHL.TV) and against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Friday.

 

Rask in goal for Bruins

Goalie Tuukka Rask will start two of the Boston Bruins' final three preseason games, including against the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden (7 p.m. ET; NHLN, NESNplus, NBCSP+, NHL.TV).

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy also said Rask would start against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. Jaroslav Halak will start against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday.

Rask did not play in Boston's first three preseason games.

 

Frost sidelined with groin strain

Morgan Frost is expected to be out 5-7 days for the Philadelphia Flyers because of a groin strain.

It's the second time during training camp the 20-year-old forward will miss time. A lower-body injury sustained Sept. 15 kept him off the ice for four days.

Frost has emerged as a candidate, along with 21-year-old German Rubtsov, to start the season as third-line center with Nolan Patrick (upper body) sidelined since before camp started. Frost was expected to play against the New York Rangers on Thursday, but that now appears unlikely.

Frost and Rubtsov have impressed coach Alain Vigneault.

"I thought that (Rubtsov's) pace has picked up during camp and he's giving us the impression that he can be smart player that can play a 200-foot game," Vigneault said Sunday. "(Frost), there's no doubt that real good skill level can create more offensively I think then (Rubtsov), unfortunately he hasn't gotten on the scoresheet yet but it's not from lack of opportunity. So there's a battle there."

Adam Kimelman

 

Neuvirth out for Maple Leafs, Woll to back up Hutchinson

Michal Neuvirth will not travel with the Toronto Maple Leafs to their game against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre (7 p.m. ET; RDS, TSN2, TSN4).

The 31-year old goalie, who is with the Maple Leafs on a professional tryout contract, initially was listed on the roster that would face the Canadiens but did not participate in the morning skate. Joseph Woll will travel with the Maple Leafs to Montreal and be the backup to Michael Hutchinson, who is expected to start.

"[Neuvirth] isn't feeling up to it so he's not going today," coach Mike Babcock said.

Neuvirth missed the start of training camp with an undisclosed injury but practiced Friday and made his preseason debut Saturday, playing a scheduled 40 minutes and making 20 saves on 22 shots in a 5-3 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

He is in competition with Hutchinson for the backup spot behind Frederik Andersen. Hutchinson has made 29 saves on 34 shots (.853 save percentage) in three preseason games.

Dave McCarthy

 

Blue Jackets trim roster

Defenseman Adam Clendening was one of four players placed on waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Clendening had one assist in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games last season.

Also placed on waivers were forwards Markus Hannikainen, Zac Dalpe and Ryan MacInnis. If they clear, they will be assigned to Cleveland of the American Hockey League.

The Blue Jackets also assigned defenseman Doyle Somerby and goalie Veini Vehvilainen to Cleveland.

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