NHL Player News

  • Golden Knights' Robin Lehner: Not on training camp roster

    Lehner (hip) is not listed on the Golden Knights' training camp roster.

    Lehner's absence from the camp roster doesn't bode well for his availability at the start of 2023-24. The 32-year-old goalie missed all of last season while recovering from hip surgery, and in his absence, Logan Thompson and Adin Hill emerged as viable goalies for the defending Stanley Cup champions. As such, Lehner will not be rushed back this year, and given the length of his recovery, it's fair to question if he'll ever get back into an NHL game.

  • Brock McGinn LW | ANA

    Ducks' Brock McGinn: Ready for training camp

    McGinn (upper body) will skate with Group 3 on the first day of on-ice practices at Ducks training camp Thursday.

    McGinn ended last season on the shelf, missing the final four games of the campaign. He had 19 points in 75 games last year, and he figures to fill a bottom-six role for Anaheim in 2023-24.

  • Blue Jackets' Justin Danforth: Lifted from IR

    Danforth (shoulder) was removed from injured reserve Wednesday, per CapFriendly.

    Danforth was limited to three points in six games last season before undergoing shoulder surgery in late October. Now nearly 11 months removed from the procedure, he should be good to go for training camp. Danforth will compete for a bottom-six role, though the Blue Jackets may want younger players to seize those spots as they continue through a rebuild.

  • Avalanche's Calum Ritchie: Will miss start of season

    Ritchie (shoulder) will miss training camp and the start of the season, Ryan Boulding of NHL.com reports.

    Ritchie underwent shoulder surgery following his season with OHL Oshawa. While no specific timeline has been established, his recovery will last into the season, making it unlikely Ritchie plays before November.

  • Chris Wagner RW | COL

    Avalanche's Chris Wagner: Suffers ruptured Achilles

    Wagner suffered a ruptured Achilles prior to training camp, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

    Wagner signed a two-year deal with the Avalanche in July, but it could be a while before he suits up with the team. The 32-year-old was likely to be just a fourth-line option this season, but given the severity of his injury, it's likely he'll miss a majority of the campaign.

  • Avalanche's Jean-Luc Foudy: Dealing with lower-body injury

    Foudy has a lower-body injury and has not been cleared to participate at the start of training camp Thursday, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

    Foudy had no points in nine games with the Avalanche last season, spending the bulk of the year with AHL Colorado. With the injury hampering him to begin the campaign, expect him to again start 2023-24 in the minors.

  • Josh Manson D | COL

    Avalanche's Josh Manson: Still dealing with LBI

    Manson is still dealing with a lower-body injury but is expected to be on the ice for Thursday's practice, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

    Manson underwent surgery in May, and it appears he's still recovering. At this time, there's little concern the 31-year-old will miss Opening Night.

  • Cale Makar D | COL

    Avalanche's Cale Makar: Not ready for start of camp

    Makar (undisclosed) will miss time early in training camp but is expected to be full-go next week, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

    Makar is considered day-to-day for now. It's a little concerning that he's already dealing with an injury to begin training camp, but there's little reason to expect this issue will spill over into the regular season. Makar was limited to 60 games last season but produced 66 points, including 30 on the power play.

  • Avalanche's Andrew Cogliano: Unlikely to play in preseason

    Cogliano is not expected to play in preseason games, Ryan Boulding of NHL.com reports.

    Cogliano suffered a fractured neck in Game 6 of the first round of last year's playoffs versus the Kraken. He initially faced a 6-8 week timeline for his return, though as a 36-year-old defensive specialist, he doesn't necessarily need to play in the preseason to get up to speed. So far, there's no reason to be concerned about his availability for Opening Night.

  • Jets' Cole Perfetti: Ready for camp

    Perfetti (upper body) is expected to center a line with Nikolaj Ehlers and Nino Niederreiter on Thursday in the Jets' first on-ice practice, Scott Billeck of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

    Perfetti worked primarily as a winger last season, before an upper-body injury cut his campaign short in mid-February. The 21-year-old forward appears set to get the first chance to fill the second-line center spot that belonged to Pierre-Luc Dubois prior to his trade to the Kings. Perfetti has 37 points in 69 games across two NHL seasons, though fantasy managers may be wary of his injury history despite his upside as a first-round pick from 2020.

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