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Blue Jackets, Canadiens, Red Wings, Flames, Kings

In today’s roundup of NHL rumors, there’s good news on the timeline return from Patrick Laing’s injury, the Montreal Canadiens are regaining a significant part of their lineup, and the Detroit Red Wings have added Jakub Vrana as NHL player assistance. By joining the program, you are taking important steps forward. What will happen to Juraj Slafkovksy’s future in the NHL?

Rain will be back on schedule, but it may be early

Laing’s 3-4 week recovery timeline is still on schedule, but it’s not a little too far off to report. Columbus Dispatch’s Brian Hedger. This forward has been skating alone in full gear for the past two days. According to news, Laing feels like the Blues are ready to play by the first week of November when the Jackets move to Finland. He said that his elbow [he] I thought it would. ”

Patrick Laing, Columbus Blue Jackets (Amy Irvin / Hockey Writers)

Head coach Brad Larsen said a few days ago, “We don’t have any solid updates other than what he’s improving.” “But I don’t think he’s close to playing in the next few games,” he added.

Canadiens Get Jake Allen Back, Plus Slafkovsky Talk

Goaltender Jake Allen is back with the Canadiens following the birth of his third daughter. Allen missed Monday night’s Pittsburgh game against his Penguins, allowing the Canadiens to win him 3–2 in overtime. Allen has been the starter for the Canadiens this season and has been one of the first with the Blues since 2017-18. There is a nature. Allen said he hasn’t really discussed the amount of games he’ll be playing with head coach Martin St. Louis, goalkeeping coach Eric Raymond or Montambo.

Juraj Slavkowski Montreal Canadiens 2022 Draft
Juraj Slavkowski, Montreal Canadiens (Amy Irvin/Hockey Writers)

In other Canadiens news, TSN’s Darren Dreger said in the Insider Trading segment that top draft picks and prospect Juraj Slafkovsky are being analyzed shift by shift, and could end up in the AHL. Dreger writes:

“…Juraj Slafkovsky will likely be sent to the AHL, but first they want him to establish an NHL identity. I want to see him using that big body, being physical, wanting a better awareness of what he does when he’s out of the pack. is.”

Jakub Vrana leaves Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings forward Jakub Vrana has been enrolled in the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program, the NHL announced Wednesday. Vrana will be unavailable to the team indefinitely as she is being cared for under the supervision of the program. He cannot rejoin the team until he gets permission from the program administrator.

Patrick Kane linked to 3 new teams

The New York Rangers have always been tied to Patrick Kane’s trade talks, but Craig Button’s TSN added Some new teams in the mix. In the Western Conference, Kane, he believes, would be a good fit for both the Calgary Flames and the Los Angeles Kings, adding his Pittsburgh Penguins to the already mentioned Rangers in his Eastern Conference.

Button argues that Kane can make up for some of the offense lost by the Flames during the offseason while helping the Kings grow. As for the Penguins, he thinks Kane can step up Penguin production in the playoffs, and he thinks Kane can put the Rangers on top when it comes to odds of winning the Stanley Cup.