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NHL training camp buzz: Couturier doesn't need Flyers' surgery

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Philadelphia Flyers

Sean Couturier The Flyers said Wednesday that they don’t need surgery for their upper body injury, but they do have it every week.

The center is out of training camp, which began on September 22, due to an injury the team announced three days ago.

Couturier has not played since December 18 of last season and underwent back surgery on February 11. He said on Sept. 12 that it’s been about two weeks since doctors cleared him to fully participate in training camp.

“I feel good,” said the couturier that day. “I had a long recovery period. [It] It took longer than expected. It’s been a lot of ups and downs, but now I feel good and ready. Excited to get going again. “

The Flyers start the regular season on Oct. 13 against the New Jersey Devils. — Adam Kimmelman

pittsburgh penguins

teddy brueger I suffered an upper body injury early in practice on Wednesday. Penguins forwards are still being evaluated, coach Mike Sullivan said.

Brueger was third-line center on Tuesday, replacing an injured forward Jeff Carter They suffered a 6-2 preseason loss to the Detroit Red Wings at Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena. Brueger is usually on the fourth row when the top three are in the middle, Sidney Crosby, Evgeny Malkin and Carter are healthy.

Ryan Pauling Moved to Brueger’s spot between the center of the 4th line and the left flank of the 3rd line Brock McGuinn and right wing Josh Archibald on wednesday.

“[Poehling] Mr Sullivan said: He’s positionally pretty sound. He was decent in the showdown. I think he has a defensive conscience. ”

Brueger scored an NHL career-high 28 points (9 goals and 19 assists) in 65 games last season.

Carter missed Wednesday’s practice after injuring his upper body during Saturday’s scrimmage.

Kasperi KapanenA third-row right winger early in the camp was also sidelined with an unexplained illness. He was originally listed as part of Tuesday’s game group, but he missed the morning skate, and his illness is not expected to last long. — Wes Crosby

vancouver canucks

Ilya Mikheev The Canucks are weekly due to a lower body injury.

The forward did not practice Tuesday after suffering an injury in Sunday’s preseason game in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Calgary Flames. Mikheyev failed to take a shot in his 7:31 of ice time, and in the second he was sent off by hitting the boards at 4:17.

Mikheyev was playing on the center line Elias Petterson and wings Andrey KuzmenkoHe was replaced by Forward Nils Hoglander.

Forward connor garland Moved to the middle top row JT mirror instead of block voserwho are absent for 3-4 weeks I had hand surgery on Monday.Kuzmenko was promoted to the top of the power play unit.

Canucks coach Bruce Boudreau said, “When two of the top six aren’t there, we shuffle the line a bit.”If someone goes down, someone else has to step up. If I’m good at it, I’m going to hurt someone who comes back.If I was a player, that’s how I would look at it.What a great opportunity.”

defense man Travis Dermott I was helped off the bench after practice early Tuesday morning.

“He looked like he had been beaten up there and was just a little limp. If you feel a little limp, take the rest of the day off,” Boudreau said. “I don’t want someone else getting hurt.”

Vancouver will start the regular season on October 12th against the Edmonton Oilers. — Kevin Woodley

toronto maple leafs

Jake Mazin On Wednesday, he practiced with the Maple Leafs for the first time since training camp began.

The defense stopped practice last Thursday and Friday due to back discomfort, and then stepped away from the main group to skate on his own on Monday and Tuesday.

Majin slipped in a defensive pair Justin Hallleft in the middle of practice, but coach Sheldon Keef said on Tuesday that Mazin is unlikely to attend the full session.

Mazin was limited to 47 regular season games due to two concussions and an undisclosed injury in April of last season. 3 points (2 goals and 1 assist) in the Stanley Cup playoff game. — Dave McCarthy

new jersey devils

Nico Hisie Cramps limited him to 6:24 ice time in Monday’s 2-1 preseason win over the Montreal Canadiens.

The Devils’ captain, the center, all played nine shifts in the first period. According to coach Lindy Ruff, the illness was not thought to be serious.

“Last night was more precautionary,” Ruff said Tuesday. “He will have some tests today to make sure everything is good. I had a really good conversation with him and I believed he would play again in preseason, but these You never know where some of the

Hischer centered the top line on the left field Thomas Tatar When Jesper Bratt on monday. Jesper Bockvist, Tyce Thompson When Aan Tarviti It was the other three centers against the Canadiens.

Hisiar, who had an NHL career-high goals (21), assists (39) and points (60) in 70 games last season, did not appear in Tuesday’s 4-1 win over the New York Islanders. — Mike G. Moreale

Minnesota Wild

Kirill Kaprizov He didn’t play in the wild in the preseason Tuesday’s 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

A teammate’s shot hits the forward’s ankle. Frederic Godreau In the third period of Sunday’s 3-2 overtime win over the Avalanche in a preseason game.

“No problem,” Wild coach Dean Evason said Monday. “He’s not going to skate today. He doesn’t have to skate today. But he’s fine. He just shot his leg. Why did you put his boot in today? Calm down and get better.”

Kaprizov is evaluated daily and it makes sense to let him in or not.

“We’ll make sure we’re doing the right thing,” Evason said. “Honestly, I don’t think he’ll play again until the next home game.

The Wilds will play the next three preseason games away before hosting the Chicago Blackhawks on Oct. 6. They will start the regular season on Oct. 13 at home against the New York Rangers. increase. — Jesse Pearce

edmonton oilers

Reed SchaeferA first-round pick (32nd) for the Oilers in the 2022 NHL Draft, he was returned to Seattle in the Western Hockey League.

The forward went scoreless and shot once in two preseason games, but received accolades in his first NHL training camp.

“I think Reed Shaffer is going to be a really good Edmonton Oiler one day,” coach Jay Woodcroft said after Monday’s 3-0 loss to the Seattle Kraken. “He’s clearly a gifted man. He’s a big man (6’3”, 215 lbs), shoots the puck well, skates well for a big man and is in great shape. And he has left a really positive impression” on the management and coaching staff and most importantly his future teammates.

“He had a really good camp. He had some learning moments. It’s all part of going to your first NHL camp. I think he left a really good impression here.” increase.”