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Opportunity Knocks: Kasperi Kapanen Could Benefit from Injury to Beau Bennett

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without forward Beau Bennett for six weeks with a lower body injury, which by all accounts appears to be a leg or knee injury. It’s more bad news for the Penguins, but it could open up the window of opportunity for one Kasperi Kapanen. The 18-year-old Finnish winger is the […]

Jordan Staal to Miss Three to Four Months

The Carolina Hurricanes will be without forward Jordan Staal for at least three to four months, the club announced today. The centre broke his right fibula in the third period of Tuesday’s pre-season game against the Buffalo Sabres. The injury to Staal has to be the most serious of an already injury-ridden pre-season, with many […]

Rangers Forward Derek Stepan Out Four to Six Weeks

The New York Rangers will be without forward Derek Stepan for four to six weeks after he suffered a “non-displaced fractured fibula” during an on-ice workout on Wednesday. This is the latest in one seems like a long line of injuries to key players to start the run-up to the 2014-2015 NHL season. Stepan was […]

Detroit Injury City: Pavel Datsyuk Out Four to Five Weeks

The injury parade that seems to be afflicted this pre-season continues with news that Pavel Datsyuk will be out for four to five weeks with a second degree separation of his right shoulder. “The good news is that there’s two weeks to go before the regular season starts,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said. […]

Jonathan Drouin Out Three to Four Weeks

It didn’t take much, but Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin will be out three to four weeks with a fractured thumb. “Just a little collision and I fell on it, it wasn’t a big hit or anything,” Drouin said. “Just lost balance and fell on my hand.” The club issued a statement and said […]

Another Windy Season: Chicago’s On a Mission

The Chicago Blackhawks are entering the 2014-2015 season with nothing less than the Stanley Cup on their minds. Of course, the same clichéd thing can be said for every team in the league. There’s no point in lacing the skates if you aren’t intent on winning it all. But for Chicago, it’s different. They want […]

Claude Giroux to Miss Two Weeks

Claude Giroux, the captain of the Philadelphia Flyers, will be out of action for about two weeks. The team reported the news and stated that this will likely keep him out of the eight pre-season games the club has lined up. Giroux left the ice about 15 minutes into training camp and once again this […]

Crosby, Malkin to Miss Start of Training Camp

Depending on your perspective and/or maturity level, you’ll either be drooling, concerned or preparing senselessly homophobic remarks over the news that both Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will be missing the start of training camp for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Both Crosby and Malkin sustained injuries in preparing for training camp. Pittsburgh coach Mike Johnston didn’t […]

Will Daniel Alfredsson Play Another Season?

The future of Daniel Alfredsson has been in doubt for a while now, but perhaps the most recent setback will be the determining factor when it comes to discussions about his future. The 41-year-old Swede is not expected at training camp, say the Detroit Red Wings, and he will instead be seeing specialists for his […]

New Names, Same Faces (Mostly) in Arizona

It’s a new day in Phoenix, sort of. The Arizona Coyotes, as they’re now known, will take to the ice at the Gila River Arena, as it is now known, and will hope for the best. Last year, the Coyotes got off to a 14-4-3 start and seemed primed for greatness. A collapse led to […]

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