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Training Camp Buzz: Suzuki gets five points for Hurricanes

Holmstrom hurt, misses start of Islanders rookie camp

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Welcome to the 2019 preseason! Rookie camps opened across North America on Friday and Saturday. Veterans report this week, for the most part hitting the ice Sept. 13. 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 Sunday:

 

Suzuki has big night in Hurricanes win

The Carolina Hurricanes were happy when center Ryan Suzuki was available to be selected by them with the No. 28 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. He showed why by scoring one goal and adding four assists in a 7-4 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the 2019 NHL Prospects Showcase in Nashville.

"The puck was just following me around tonight," Suzuki told the Hurricanes website. "I think the whole game I just tried to move my feet as much as I could. Everything just clicked."

Suzuki opened the scoring in the first period when he jammed in a rebound from the top of the crease. Three of his four assists came in the third period.

"He was engaged," said Ryan Warsofsky, coach of Carolina's American Hockey League affiliate in Charlotte. "He was proactive with his feet and got going a little bit quicker. I thought he did a nice job of that."
 

Holmstrom, Wilde not ready for start of Islanders rookie camp

Simon Holmstrom, who was selected in the first round (No. 23) of the 2019 NHL Draft by the New York Islanders, was not on the ice Sunday for the first day of rookie camp.

The 18-year-old forward is day-to-day with a lower-body injury sustained recently while blocking a shot back home in Sweden.

Holmstrom was joined on the sidelines by defenseman prospect Bode Wilde, the No. 41 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft who has a sprained ankle. The 19-year-old was wearing a walking boot on his right ankle at the Islanders' practice facility earlier in the week.

Robert Carpenter, who agreed to a two-year contract with the Islanders on March 26 after completing his senior season at Boston University where he was captain, also missed Sunday's on-ice session following offseason shoulder surgery. The 23-year-old forward is the son of former NHL player Bobby Carpenter, the No. 3 pick in the 1981 NHL Draft by the Washington Capitals who won the Stanley Cup in 1995 with the New Jersey Devils.

 

Anderson practices with Devils after injury scare

Joey Anderson was a full participant at practice for the New Jersey Devils on Sunday after sustaining a left leg cramp in the third period of a 2-1 loss to the Boston Bruins at the 2019 Prospects Challenge at HarborCenter on Saturday.

"I'm feeling a lot better, just a little sore," the 21-year-old right wing said. "My leg completely locked up and I couldn't bend it at all. I got off and just tried to start moving it again. It took about a half-hour before I was able to start moving it again and walking on it. It's much better, I skated (Sunday) morning and it feels good."

Anderson, who slid hard into the boards five minutes into the third and did not return to the game, is expected to challenge for a bottom-six role out of training camp after playing 34 games with New Jersey last season. He missed 33 games because of a broken right ankle, but when healthy is capable of helping the power play, penalty kill, and the net-front.

The Devils will play the Pittsburgh Penguins prospects in their final game of the tournament on Monday (9:30 a.m. ET).

-- Mike G. Morreale

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