Thursday, September 22, 2016

Training Camp Injury Notes (Sep 22)

On the Flames' training camp roster, separated into three teams, injured players Sean Monahan, Ladislav Smid and newcomer Daniel Pribyl were not on any of the teams, thanks to their injury status. There was no word on whether or not they will take part in any of the on-ice workouts or figure into any of the preseason action just yet. Of course, Monahan is the most interesting player out of the three, as he is actually pool worthy.  Monahan's off-season injury kept him out of the World Cup and now it looks like he'll be missing a little bit of training camp, but still hopeful to play in the preseason.

The Red Wings updated the injury status of a number of players, as they opened up their camp today, most notably Henrik Zetterberg, who missed out of the World Cup as well, due to a knee injury. He won't be participating in the training camp drills, rather he will be skating on his own, trying to rehab his injury. Teemu Pulkkinen hasn't been cleared for contact yet from his shoulder surgery, but he should be getting close. Forward Tomas Jurco isn't expected back until November now, which will certainly hurt his overall value, likely making him into a mid-season pick-up.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have added Joffrey Lupul to their injured list heading into camp and the indications are that he isn't going to play any time soon after abdominal surgery. There is a wink, wink idea that the team doesn't want him to play and they would put him on Long Term Injured Reserve and they would save his cap space, if needed.  His $5.25 million off the ledger would be a big boost to the Leafs, if they were to find themselves in good shape at the deadline, but that still seems like a long shot at the moment.  I believe you can strike him from your list today without worry.

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