Welcome to the 2021-22 NHL training camp buzz. With training camps open for all 32 teams, NHL.com brings you all the latest news.
Jake guentzel was confirmed positive for COVID-19 by the Penguins on Sunday. The 26-year-old forward is being watched by medical staff in Pittsburgh and will follow protocols set by the NHL.
Dominique simon will replace Guentzel for a pre-season game against the Red Wings on Sunday. Penguins forward Zach Aston Reese is also in the NHL COVID-19 protocol.
Pittsburgh opens the regular season at the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 12.
Ilya Samsonov did not train on Sunday due to a lower body injury. The Capitals have indicated that the goalie will be reassessed on Monday.
Samsonov made 28 saves in a 3-1 preseason loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday and stopped eight of nine shooters in the ensuing practice shootout. It was the first time the 24-year-old has played a full game this preseason. He is expected to share the duties of goalkeeper with Vitek Vanecek this season after signing a one-year, $ 2 million contract to stay with Washington as a restricted free agent on August 9. – Tom Gulitti
New Jersey Devils
Jack hughes was injured in the second period in a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders in Bridgeport, Connecticut on Saturday. The cross has been cross-checked by the Islanders forward Ross johnston and played one more quarter before going to the locker room and not coming back.
Coach Lindy Ruff said after the game an update will be provided on Sunday.
âHe is feeling good. We hope everything is going well,â Ruff said. “I think it’s encouraging to everyone that I’m feeling this. I hope it’s nothing serious. It’s more careful. I’m hopeful.”
Ruff said the defender Ty smith will be out of the rink “for several days” with an undisclosed injury. He has yet to play in a preseason game. Cheeky Jesper bratt (disease unrelated to COVID) skated with the out-of-game squad on Saturday after missing a 7-1 win over the New York Rangers in Newark on Friday.
Brock Boeser could be out for the remainder of the pre-season for the Vancouver Canucks due to an undisclosed injury.
Boeser, who led the Canucks in goals (23) and points (49) in 56 games last season, missed practice Thursday, but no updates were available at the time. Coach Travis Green announced the forward’s planned absence after a 4-1 preseason loss to the Calgary Flames on Friday.
âHe’s going to be out for a little while, I’d say probably at least a week,â Green said.
The Canucks have four more preseason games to play, their last against the Edmonton Oilers on October 9. They open the 2021-22 regular season to the Oilers on October 13. – Kevin woodley