Staal left Tuesday's preseason game with a leg injury and did not return.
Staal was injured in a collision with Sabres' defenseman Josh Gorges. He left the ice unable to put any weight on his leg and was seen leaving the rink on crutches with a cast on his ankle/foot. Head coach Bill Peters did not have an update on Staal, but did say "I'm concerned, for sure." Stall will return to Carolina to be reevaluated.
Drouin will miss 3-4 weeks with a fractured right thumb.
Drouin will miss the start of the season, but should only miss a handful of games. This is a disappointing way for the rookie to start his season, but he will still be an electric difference maker for the Lightning this season. Don't let the injury hurt his draft stock .
Datsyuk suffered a right shoulder injury in Monday's preseason game vs. Pittsburgh.
Datsyuk is not skating at Red Wings' practice this morning and will be evaluated this afternoon. Datsyuk missed 37 games last season, so this is not the way 'The Magician' wanted to start his season. Expect an update later today.
Stepan will likely miss the preseason opener after suffering a bruised foot while blocking a shot in an informal skate. The injury is not serious and Stepan will be ready to go when the games start to count.
Malkin (undisclosed) will not participate in the early part of training camp.
Malkin missed his second straight day of training camp on Friday, but he is expected to be ready to go for the start of the season. The Penguins announced on Thursday that Malkin is only dealing with a minor injury.
Crosby (undisclosed) returned to training camp on Friday after missing Thursday's practice.
The Penguins announced on Thursday that he would be held out of the early portion of camp as a precautionary measure as he recovers from a minor undisclosed injury. Crosby is coming off of his healthiest season in four years, so it is a great sign to see him back on the ice right away. The injury is reportedly not related to the wrist injury he decided not to get surgery on this summer.
Theodore will miss four-to-six weeks after suffering an ulnar collateral ligament sprain in his right elbow.
The Ducks' first round pick in 2013 suffered the injury in Sunday’s futures game. The 19-year-old defenseman had an outstanding season in the WHL last year, posting 22 goals and 57 assists (79 points) in 70 games. He led the Seattle Thunderbirds in points by 16 while playing on the blueline. He had an outside chance of making the Ducks' roster but was likely going to be left off the team because of Anaheim's great depth at the position.
Giroux will be out two weeks after suffering a lower-body injury in training camp.
With the start of the season two and a half weeks away, the Flyers caught a break with the severity of their captain's injury. Still, this is not the way Giroux wanted to start his season. However, it should not hurt his value on draft day, he should be ready for the Flyers' season opener on October 8th.
Red Wings' top prospect Anthony Mantha will miss 6-8 weeks after fracturing his right tibia.
Mantha, 20, is the reigning CHL player of the year after scoring 57 goals and 63 assists (120 points) in 57 games with Val d'Or (QMJHL). Mantha had a great chance to make the Red Wings out of training camp, but now will likely start in the AHL when he returns in late-October/early-November.
The Red Wings have signed Danny DeKeyser to a two-year deal.
Dekeyser, 24, had four goals and 19 assists (23 points) in 65 games with the Red Wings in his first full pro season. The smooth skating defenceman was a calming presence on Detroit's blueline and should continue to develop his game as a top-4 NHL D-man.
The Ducks signed restricted free-agent Devante Smith-Pelly to a two-year contract.
Smith-Pelly, 22, scored two goals and eight assists (10 points) in 19 games with the Ducks last season. He spent the majority of the season in the AHL, where he led the Norfolk Admirals in goals with 27 in 55 games. He should make Ducks out of training camp and is a candidate to play with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry.
The Rangers signed winger Ryan Malone to a one-year, $700K contract.
Malone, 34, spent the last six seasons with the Lightning, but saw his run with Tampa Bay come to an end after being arrested on charges of driving under the influence and cocaine possession last April. Malone had five goals and 10 assists (15 points) in 57 games with the Lightning last season.
The WIld and goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov have agreed on a pro tryout.
Josh Harding broke his foot on Wednesday and Darcy Kuemper remains unsigned so the WIld will bring Bryzgalov into training camp and give him a look after he went unsigned in free agency. Bryzgalov went 7-1-3 in 12 regular-season games last season with a 2.11 goals-against average. In the playoffs, he was 3-6 with a 2.63 GAA.
Harding is expected to miss two to three months after breaking his right foot on Wednesday.
Harding broke his foot after kicking a wall following an off-ice altercation with a teammate. After missing half of last season with complications with multiple sclerosis , Harding was expected to be the Wild's number-1 netminder in 2014-15. With Darcy Kuemper still unsigned, the WIld's goaltending situation is as messy as ever.