Malkin out 2 months
Elliotte Friedman: Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ron Hextall stated that forward Evgeni Malkin will miss out on a minimum of the very first 2 months of this season.
Korpisalo out with a groin injury
Aaron Portzline: Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Joonas Korpisalo will miss out on the start of training school due to the fact that of a groin injury. He’s noted as everyday.
Kane troubled by a bothersome injury
John Dietz: Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman on Patrick Kane‘s injury: “Without getting into specifics on it, it’s something that a lot of players go through. I would say that that’s not uncommon for players to have nagging-type things that come and go.”
John Dietz: Bowman continued: “I don’t know if it’s in Patrick’s case, but a lot of players don’t want to have surgery. … It’s not something that he’s that concerned about. It’s just there.”
Backstrom rehabbing a hip injury
Tom Gulitti of NHL.com: Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom continue to rehab his hip and will miss out on the start of training school. Backstrom hasn’t been dismissed to begin the season.
“We will see how he responds here,” MacLellan stated. “I think he is feeling better now. We will see how it goes here over the next few weeks, a better indication of where he is at over the next few weeks.”
They are noting it as week-to-week. He didn’t have offseason surgical treatment however didn’t do much skating this offseason. He had surgical treatment on the exact same hip back in May of 2015.
Bishop still recuperating from knee surgical treatment
NHL.com: Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop is unclear to play in video games yet however will participate in training school. Bishop had surgical treatment last October on his best knee and healing was anticipated to be a minimum of 5 months.
“He’s just going to continue to go through the process to see where he is,” Nill stated. “He’s been skating all summer and now we’re going to ramp up the workload and see where he’s at.”
Nill included that although he skated in the offseason, he has a long method to go.
Five Canadiens failed their physicals
NHL.com: Montreal Canadiens forward Mike Hoffman was among 5 Canadiens to fail their physical. He’s anticipated to miss out on all of training school with a lower-body injury.
Also anticipated to miss out on all of training school are Paul Byron (hip), Joel Teasdale (knee), Josh Brook (knee), and Carey Price (knee).
Byron had hip surgical treatment in July. Recovery is anticipated to be 5 months.
Price had knee surgical treatment on July 22nd. Recovery is anticipated to be 10 to 12 weeks. He is skating.