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NHL Buzz: Guzelczyk makes season debut for Bruins against Ducks

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Matt Guzelczyk will make its season debut for the Bruins on Thursday against the Anaheim Ducks (7 p.m. ET; NESN, BSSC, ESPN+, SN NOW).

The defense underwent stabilization surgery on his right shoulder on June 3 and was expected to recover for five months, but will return to the lineup about a month earlier than originally planned.

“that’s right [feel good]said Grzelcyk. A slightly longer pre-game skate. It was nice to bump into everyone a little. I feel ready to go. “

Grzelcyk played through last season’s injury, which he picked up against the Winnipeg Jets on January 22nd. He had the same surgery on his left shoulder eight years before him.

This will be Grzelcyk’s first chance to play under coach Jim Montgomery. He said the coach has followed Montgomery’s system since he worked at the University of Denver (2013-18) and has always admired it.

“I think he’s pretty friendly with what he wants to play,” Guzelczyk said. “I haven’t played the game in a long time, so I’m going to play it bit by bit. But I’m just trying to get used to the different terms used throughout the video. It’s kind of second now. has become the nature of

Bruins still don’t have a defenseman Charlie McAvoyThe forward is set to be out until December after offseason shoulder surgery. Brad Marchandwill be out until late November after offseason hip surgery. — Amalie Benjamin

Minnesota Wild

jordan greenway Activated from the injury list, he is expected to make his season debut in the wild against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; SNP, BSN, BSWI, ESPN+, SN NOW).

Greenway underwent shoulder surgery this offseason, was injured on February 22, and re-injured when Minnesota lost the Western Conference first round to the St. Louis Blues just before the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Wild manager Dean Evason said: “He does a lot physically and the line does a lot for the team, but emotionally he’ll spark.” “He was there [Wednesday] There was an energy level when you knew he was playing and taking regular reps and line rushes. “

Greenway scored 27 goals (10 points and 17 assists) in 62 games last season. Joel Erickson Ek center and Marcus Foligno on the left wing. Last season, the three formed what was considered Wild’s shutdown line.

“It’s going to be great,” said Greenway. “It’s very exciting. It’s been a long summer for me and it’s gotten very old watching from the stands, so it’s great to be back there and on track for them.”

“I know there isn’t much I can do from the stand other than the support factor, but after a while I wanted to do more and an opportunity presented itself here tonight. I’m ready to get it…” — Jesse Pearce

colorado avalanche

avalanche claimed dryden hunt Waiver from New York Rangers.

The Rangers waived the forward Wednesday.

Hunt has scored in three games against New York this season. He played in all three of his last three games, including a 3-1 win in the season opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning on October 11.

Had Hunt cleared waivers and remained on the NHL roster, it would have been a healthy scratch for the Rangers against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; MSG, NBCSCA, ESPN+, SN NOW).

He set NHL career-highs in goals (6), assists (11), points (17), hits (153) and games played (76) in New York last season, and scored in three playoff games. could not be obtained.

Hunt has scored 41 points (13 goals and 28 assists) in 168 NHL games with the Florida Panthers, Arizona Coyotes and Rangers.

Avalanche announced its advance on Wednesday Gabriel Landescog He will miss 12 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday. — Dan Rosen

toronto maple leafs

Jake Mazin was placed on the injured reserve by the Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

The defense suffered a neck injury in a collision with the front of the Coyotes in a 3-2 loss to the Arizona Coyotes at 11:03 of the second period on Monday. clayton kellerToronto head coach Sheldon Keef has been told there is no recurrence of his head injury, but there is no timeline for a return.

“Jake has a number of injuries that are cause for concern for us,” Keough said Wednesday. Whenever I’m involved, of course there’s concern, how much concern? He looks like himself and was here today at the facility.

Mazin has one assist in four games this season. He had two concussions last season and missed part of his camp in training with discomfort in his back.

‘On ice, he’s the big missing piece,’ says Maple Leafs forward Mitchell Marner Said. “He does a lot for us on and off the ice. His coolness on the ice when he has the puck, his killing of penalties, the leadership he brings. It’s definitely a big piece we lose, but life off the ice is always more important.”

defense man Victor Mete enters Mazin’s lineup for Thursday’s match against the Dallas Stars (7 p.m. ET; SNO, BSSW, SN NOW, ESPN+).defense man Philip Krall It was recalled by Toronto of the American Hockey League on Wednesday. — Dave McCarthy