NHL Training Camp Buzz: Zegras dealing with upper body injury

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anaheim ducks

trevor zegras he is being evaluated for an upper body injury and it is unclear how long the striker could be sidelined.

Zegras was injured in the second period of the Ducks’ 3-1 preseason win against the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday.

“We’re going to send him in for further review and hopefully we’ll have those results in the morning,” Ducks coach Dallas Eakins said Thursday. “So we’re in a holding pattern on that.”

Zegras was second among NHL rookies with 61 points (23 goals, 38 assists) in 75 games last season.

The Ducks open the regular season against the Seattle Kraken on October 12.

New Jersey Devils

Nico Hischier he has a hamstring strain and will be re-evaluated in 10 days, Devils coach Lindy Ruff said Thursday.

The center was limited to 6:24 of ice time in a 2-1 preseason win against the Montreal Canadiens on Monday due to cramps and missed a 4-1 preseason win against the New York Islanders on Tuesday.

The Devils open the regular season at the Philadelphia Flyers on October 13.

Hischier set NHL career highs for goals (21), assists (39) and points (60) in 70 games last season.

Goalie Mackenzie Blackwood He was expected to play the New York Rangers on Thursday but left practice early due to illness. If not available, Vitek Vanecek will play

pittsburgh penguins

Kasperi Kapanen he returned from an undisclosed illness to practice with the Penguins on Thursday.

The striker said he has improved but is not 100 percent yet.

“I’m moving in the right direction,” Kapanen said. “I still don’t feel good, haven’t done anything for three days, sick and all. But it was a good first step today. Hopefully I’ll feel better tomorrow.”

Kapanen missed a 6-2 preseason loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday and didn’t practice Wednesday. He first felt the illness while playing in a 3-2 preseason overtime victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.

On Thursday, Kapanen was on the right wing with the center Radim Zohorna and left wing Danton Heinen. He had been on the third line with the center Jeff Carter during the first three days of training camp.

Carter skated before practice but left before the Penguins took to the ice. He is day-to-day with an upper-body injury sustained midway through a practice game on Saturday.

Teddy bear, who replaced Carter at center back, was also absent after suffering an upper-body injury early in Wednesday’s practice. Sullivan said it’s day to day.

Kapanen and Carter could produce a dynamic third line when healthy, Kapanen said.

“He and I, I think our skating ability, especially, we take care of things on our own,” Kapanen said. “We go on the attack. Those counterattacks, I think we can do a lot of damage.” –Wes Crosby

the toronto maple leaves

jordie benn Y carl dahlstrom each was injured during the Toronto Maple Leafs’ 3-0 preseason victory against the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday.

Benn left the game in the first half with a groin injury; Dahlstrom was collated by Rem Pitlick along the boards in the first and suffered a shoulder injury.

Trainer Sheldon Keefe said Thursday that Benn and Dahlstrom were still undergoing tests after saying Wednesday that they “were expected to miss some time.” — Dave McCarthy

philadelphia flyers

Sean Couturer He won’t need surgery for an upper-body injury, but he remains week-to-week, the Flyers said Wednesday.

The central defender has not participated in the training camp, which began on September 22, due to the injury, which the team announced three days before.

Couturier did not play after Dec. 18 of last season and had back surgery on Feb. 11. He said on Sept. 12 that about two weeks had passed since doctors cleared him to fully participate in training camp.

“I feel good,” Couturier said that day. “I had a long recovery. [It] It took longer than I thought, a lot of ups and downs, but now I feel good and ready to go. Excited to get back on track.”

The Flyers open the regular season against the New Jersey Devils on October 13. –Adam Kimelman

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