With training camps set to open this week, the Pittsburgh Penguins received some good news on Sunday, as defenseman Kris Letang has been cleared to start camp, following surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck last season. Letang wasn't able to compete in the Penguins' Stanley Cup run, but if they are going to have a chance at three straight Cups, he will be a very important piece of the puzzle.
He continues to be on my Injury Prone List, year after year, so you should know the risks of picking him up for your hockey pool team.
My most intriguing player for the Buffalo Sabres in this off-season, rookie forward Alexander Nylander, was hurt during the Traverse City rookie tournament over the weekend, suffering a lower-body injury. The tournament should be concluding today and Nylander wasn't set to be a part of it, likely trying to save him for the start of training camp.
He's still one to watch for me, as the Sabres have made a lot of positive moves again in this off-season and it will be a kid like Nylander that really shows how much better this team will really be.