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Training Camp Buzz: Mikheyev out for Maple Leafs with hand harm

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Toronto Maple Leafs

Ilya Mikheyev is anticipated to be out of the lineup for the speedy future after injuring his hand towards the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

“We’ll know extra on Monday,” Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe mentioned. “But it is not wanting like it is going to be quick time period.”

The 27-year-old ahead left within the first interval of a 4-1 preseason victory Saturday and didn’t return for the second. He was changed by Michael Bunting on the wing with John Tavares and William Nylander.

The Maple Leafs host the Montreal Canadiens of 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 after they go to the Washington Capitals of their season opener Wednesday (7:30 p.m. ET; TNT). 

The heart was injured with one second remaining within the second interval after colliding with New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield  in a preseason recreation Saturday. Strome had a purpose and an help in a 5-4 time beyond regulation win in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

“He’s going to be high quality,” coach Gerard Gallant mentioned. “Just the higher physique, however nothing too critical we do not suppose.”

Forward Kevin Rooney left with an obvious harm within the third interval following an altercation with Islanders ahead Ross Johnston.

“A punch within the mouth, a bleeding lip,” Gallant mentioned. “Nothing critical there in any respect.”

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes are optimistic Vincent Trocheck will likely be prepared for opening night time towards the New York Islanders on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; TVAS, BSSO, MSG+, ESPN+, NHL LIVE).

The ahead was positioned on injured reserve Saturday with an harm sustained through the Red-White scrimmage Oct. 3. He has but to be cleared for recreation motion.

New Jersey Devils

Mackenzie Blackwood practiced Sunday after clearing COVID-19 testing protocol. 

The 24-year-old goalie had been remoted the previous three days since two of his COVID-19 take a look at outcomes got here again inconclusive. He remains to be recovering from offseason heel surgical procedure and coping with discomfort together with a scarcity of energy and mobility.

Blackwood was held out of a scheduled begin towards the New York Islanders on Oct. 7 as a precaution due to an inconclusive COVID-19 take a look at. He mentioned he’s leaning towards getting the vaccine, explaining it does not have something to do with the previous few days and extra about discussions he is had with household and buddies.

He is the one participant for the Devils to not be vaccinated for the virus. 

“I’m most likely going to be getting the shot within the subsequent couple of weeks,” Blackwood informed the Devils web site. “It’s good that (present take a look at) got here again detrimental and I’m again with the workforce, and enterprise as common.”

Backup goalie Jonathan Bernier skated on his personal. Devils coach Lindy Ruff mentioned Bernier is working by some upkeep and will likely be again with us in a pair days.”

Though defenseman P.Okay. Subban left follow early, Ruff mentioned he does not suppose it is something critical. 

Forward Jimmy Vesey signed a one-year, $800,000 contract. He was in coaching camp since agreeing to an expert tryout contract Sept. 14.

Minnesota Wild

Marco Rossi is not going to be on the opening night time roster for the Wild after the ahead was certainly one of their closing cuts from coaching camp.

The 20-year-old, who had one help and 4 pictures on purpose and was minus-1 in three preseason video games, was assigned to Iowa of the American Hockey League.

“He understood,” Wild coach Dean Evason mentioned Sunday. “He is aware of clearly he hasn’t performed hockey, however he received higher and higher and higher. We simply requested him to get down there, play towards execs, proceed to develop, do what he does, and we’ll see him again right here as quickly as potential.”

Rossi, the No. 9 decide within the 2020 NHL Draft, led the Ontario Hockey League with 120 factors (39 targets, 81 assists) in 56 video games for Ottawa in 2019-20 and was anticipated to push for a spot final season. Minnesota loaned him to Zurich SC of National League, the highest skilled league in Switzerland, as a result of the 2020-21 NHL season was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, however Rossi was recognized with COVID-19 in mid-November after enjoying one recreation.

“He must play. He must type of get again into the rhythm of issues,” Wild common supervisor Bill Guerin mentioned Saturday. “The constructive factor with Marco was you noticed regular enchancment in each recreation he performed. So if he can simply preserve that going, that might be nice.”

Forward Matt Boldy will likely be out 4-6 weeks due to a fractured left ankle sustained in a 3-2 time beyond regulation win towards the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday.

Boldy, who was anticipated to compete for a roster spot, had no factors in 4 preseason video games.

The No. 12 decide within the 2019 NHL Draft, Boldy scored 31 factors (11 targets, 20 assists) in his sophomore season at Boston College earlier than signing an entry-level contract with the Wild on March 30. He scored 18 factors (six targets, 12 assists) in 14 video games for Iowa of the American Hockey League.

Minnesota opens the season on the Anaheim Ducks on Friday (10 p.m. ET; ESPN+, HULU). — Jessi Pierce

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