The Devils have signed Kyle Quincey to a one-year deal worth $1.25 million.
Quincey has spent the last four and a half seasons with the Red Wings, never topping 18 points (3G / 15A) in a single season. Quincey should file in on the Devils’ third pairing and provides them with some extra blueline depth.
Gaborik will miss eight weeks with a fractured foot.
Gaborik was representing Slovakia as a part of Team Europe in the World Cup of Hockey. Gaborik has missed a total of 82 games over the last three seasons and will miss the next eight weeks, which includes six weeks of the regular season.
Callahan underwent offseason hip surgery and is expected to miss all of October. With Callahan out, expect Cedric Paquette to play a more significant role and for Erik Condra to see regular playing time on the fourth line.
The Bruins have signed Brad Marchand to an eight-year deal worth $49 million ($6.125M AAV).
Marchand, 28, is coming off of a career-high 37 goals and 60 points. The Canadian-born winger has scored 20-plus goals in every full 82-game season that he has played in and is in a great spot on Patrice Bergeron’s wing out in Boston. He has had a very strong showing in the World Cup of Hockey which shows last year may not be a fluke.
The Islanders have placed Mikhail Grabovski (upper-body) on IR retroactive to March 16th, 2016.
Grabovski failed his physical last week and his movement to injured reserve this morning enforces that he won’t be ready for the start of the regular season. With Grabovski out, it leaves the door open for an Islanders’ prospect like Mathew Barzal to crack the opening night roster.
MacArthur is out indefinitely with another concussion.
MacArthur was hit from behind by Patrick Sieloff during a scrimmage at Senators’ training camp. A concussion limited MacArthur to just four games last year and he was finally getting back to health, but this latest concussion not only puts the veteran winger’s season in jeopardy but his career.
Stone is out indefinitely with a concussion; could be ready for the season opener (Oct. 12).
Stone suffered a concussion during the Senators’ practice on Friday and will be held off of the ice until he is symptom free. Stone is coming off of a 23-goal, 38-assist (61 points) season and with two weeks left until the start of the regular season, he could still be ready for the season opener.
Ekblad (neck/concussion) “is going to be fine” said head coach Gerard Gallant.
Ekblad was sent home after suffering a neck injury and a reported concussion at the World Cup of Hockey. Ekblad is back skating in Florida and is expected to be ready to anchor the Panthers’ top-pair in the season opener.
Vatrano will miss three months with torn ligaments in his left foot.
Vatrano was expected to push for a top-6 role in Boston following a strong rookie year in Providence (AHL) and Boston. Vatrano will undergo foot surgery on Monday and is expected to be out until late-December/early-January.
Backlund will return to Calgary after suffering a concussion at the World Cup of Hockey.
Backlund suffered a concussion while representing Team Sweden at the World Cup of Hockey and he will return to Calgary where he will be reevaluated this week. The 27-year-old has had a tough time staying healthy during his career, but is coming off of a year where he played 82-games for the first time in his career. With two weeks before the start of the regular season, Backlund could be ready for opening night.
Faksa (concussion) is expected to be ready for the Stars’ season opener (Oct. 13).
Faksa suffered a concussion while representing Team Czech Republic at the World Cup of Hockey, but he is expected to return to practice on Monday or Tuesday and should be ready for the season opener. With Cody Eakin out for six weeks, Faksa could take on a larger role than he was expected to to start the season.
Hemsky suffered a groin injury on Sunday and is expected to miss 7-10 days.
Hemsky suffered the groin injury during a scrimmage on Sunday, but Stars’ GM Jim Nill expects the veteran winger to be ready for the season opener on October 13th. Hemsky is coming off of a 39-point (13G / 26A) season and is expected to play in a dangerous top-6 again this year.
Seguin (heel) is expected to be ready for the Stars’ season opener (Oct. 13).
Seguin was set to play for Team Canada at the World Cup of Hockey but suffered a hairline fracture to his heel and was returned to Dallas. Stars’ GM Jim Nill expects Seguin to be ready for their season opener in two weeks.
Eakin suffered a knee injury in Stars’ practice last Friday and will miss the first month of the regular season. Injuries are starting to mount for Dallas, but Eakin is expected to miss the most amount of time. Look for Mattias Janmark to shift to centre on their third line while Eakin is out.