Kuba out 5-6 weeks … Little-Peverley switching positions … Weber-Suter split up? Hodgson back Wednesday?
- Updated: September 20, 2010
- Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen: Filip Kuba will miss 5-6 weeks after breaking his leg on the first day of training camp. His leg won’t require surgery.
- Helene Elliott of the LA Times: Through 2 days of training camp, the top 3 lines have consisted of Anze Kopitar-Ryan Smyth-Dustin Brown; Jarret Stoll-Scott Parse-Justin Williams; and Michal Handzus-Alexei Ponikarovsky-Wayne Simmonds. Coach Terry Murray envisions a “gritty, heavy” fourth line.
- Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Consitution: Bryan Little, who has played the last 2 seasons on right wing, will move to center. Rich Peverley, who played center last year, has moved over to the right side.
- Josh Copper of the Tennessean: Nashville Predators coach, Barry Trotz, is thinking of breaking up the defensive pair of Shea Weber and Ryan Suter.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Mark Dekanich heads into camp as the leading candidate to the be the backup for Pekka Rinne over Chet Pickard. GM David Poile has hinted that he may look outside for a backup goalie. Ryan Suter and Steve Sullivan were named as alternate captains.
- Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Province: Cody Hodgson could rejoin the full team Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday. Saturday and Sunday he was skating at the 2nd rink with “slightly injured players and fringe prospects”. Alex Burrows is still recovering from shoulder surgery, he’s skating but not taking contact. Mikael Samuelsson is expected to move up from the 2nd line to take Burrows spot until he comes back. A time frame for Burrows return may be known later this week after strength tests.
- Jesse Spector of the NY Daily News: The New York Rangers continue to build around their young core, and with many young guys looking good in camp, some veterans may find themselves on the outside. Derek Stepan has been centering Marian Gaborik and Alexander Frolov.
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