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Toronto Maple Leafs
Ilya Mikheyev is anticipated to be out of the lineup for the instant future after hurting his hand versus the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.
” We’ll understand more on Monday,” Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe stated. “But it’s not looking like it will be brief term.”
The 27- year-old forward left in the very first duration of a 4-1 preseason success Saturday and did not return for the 2nd. He was changed by Michael Bunting on the wing with John Tavares and William Nylander
The Maple Leafs host the Montreal Canadiens in their season opener Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; SN, TVAS, ESPN , NHL LIVE). — Mike Zeisberger
New York Rangers
Ryan Strome is anticipated to be prepared for the Rangers when they go to the Washington Capitals in their season opener Wednesday (7: 30 p.m. ET; TNT).
The center was hurt with one 2nd staying in the 2nd duration after hitting New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield in a preseason video game Saturday. Strome had an objective and a help in a 5-4 overtime win in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
” He’s going to be great,” coach Gerard Gallant stated. “Just the upper body, however absolutely nothing too major we do not believe.”
Forward Kevin Rooney entrusted to an evident injury in the 3rd duration following a run-in with Islanders forward Ross Johnston
” A punch in the mouth, a bleeding lip,” Gallant stated. “Nothing severe there at all.”
The Hurricanes are positive Vincent Trocheck will be all set for opening night versus the New York Islanders on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; TVAS, BSSO, MSG , ESPN , NHL LIVE).
The forward was put on hurt reserve Saturday with an injury sustained throughout the Red-White skirmish Oct. 3. He has yet to be cleared for video game action.
New Jersey Devils
Mackenzie Blackwood practiced Sunday after clearing COVID-19 screening procedure.
The 24- year-old goalie had actually been separated the previous 3 days given that 2 of his COVID-19 test results returned undetermined. He is still recuperating from offseason heel surgical treatment and handling pain together with an absence of strength and movement.
Blackwood was held out of a set up start versus the New York Islanders on Oct. 7 as a preventative measure since of an undetermined COVID-19 test. He stated he is favoring getting the vaccine, describing it does not have anything to do with the previous couple of days and more about conversations he’s had with friends and family.
He is the only gamer for the Devils not to be immunized for the infection.
” I’m most likely going to be getting the shot in the next number of weeks,” Blackwood informed the Devils site. “It’s good that (existing test) returned unfavorable and I’m back with the group, and organization as typical.”
Backup goalie Jonathan Bernier skated on his own. Devils coach Lindy Ruff stated Bernier is overcoming some upkeep and will be back with us in a couple days.”
Though defenseman P.K. Subban left practice early, Ruff stated he does not believe it’s anything major.
Forward Jimmy Vesey signed a 1 year, $800,000 agreement. He remained in training school given that accepting an expert tryout agreement Sept. 14.
Marco Rossi will not be on the opening night lineup for the Wild after the forward was among their last cuts from training school.
The 20- year-old, who had one help and 4 shots on objective and was minus-1 in 3 preseason video games, was appointed to Iowa of the American Hockey League.
” He comprehended,” Wild coach Dean Evason stated Sunday. “He understands certainly he hasn’t played hockey, however he improved and much better and much better. We simply asked him to come down there, bet pros, continue to establish, do what he does, and we’ll see him back here as quickly as possible.”
Rossi, the No. 9 choice in the 2020 NHL Draft, led the Ontario Hockey League with 120 points (39 objectives, 81 helps) in 56 video games for Ottawa in 2019-20 and was anticipated to promote an area last season. Minnesota lent him to Zurich SC of National League, the leading expert league in Switzerland, due to the fact that the 2020-21 NHL season was postponed by the coronavirus pandemic, however Rossi was identified with COVID-19 in mid-November after playing one video game.
” He requires to play. He requires to sort of return into the rhythm of things,” Wild basic supervisor Bill Guerin stated Saturday. “The favorable thing with Marco was you saw stable enhancement in every video game he played. If he can simply keep that going, that would be terrific.”
Forward Matt Boldy will be out 4-6 weeks since of a fractured left ankle sustained in a 3-2 overtime win versus the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday.
Boldy, who was anticipated to complete for a lineup area, had no points in 4 preseason video games.
The No. 12 choice in the 2019 NHL Draft, Boldy scored 31 points (11 objectives, 20 helps) in his sophomore season at Boston College prior to signing an entry-level agreement with the Wild on March30 He scored 18 points (6 objectives, 12 helps) in 14 video games for Iowa of the American Hockey League.
Minnesota opens the season at the Anaheim Ducks on Friday (10 p.m. ET; ESPN , HULU). — Jessi Pierce