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Global Series

Josi ready for Switzerland homecoming with Predators against SC Bern

Defenseman returning to face hometown team is 'fantastic' for locals

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / NHL.com Columnist

The first time Roman Josi touched the ice as a pro hockey player, he was a 16-year-old defenseman practicing with SC Bern in 2006-07. He had grown up within walking distance of the arena, dreaming of playing for his hometown team in Switzerland's top league, and here he was.

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preseason

Sept. 29: NHL Preseason Roundup

Bobrovsky allows five goals for Panthers; Lankinen, Predators shut out Lightning

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Sergei Bobrovsky allowed five goals on 28 shots for the Florida Panthers in a 5-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida, on Thursday.

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NHL Insider

Beniers of Kraken, Power of Sabres among 12 rookies to watch this season

Eklund, Holtz, Johnson, Quinn others who could make impact

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The Buffalo Sabres, Ottawa Senators and Seattle Kraken each could have as many as two rookies in the lineup, leading a talented group of first-year players hoping to make an impact when the 2022-23 season begins Oct. 7.

Here are 12 rookies to keep an eye on (listed alphabetically):

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NHL Insider

How eight Eastern Conference teams can get back into playoffs

Canadiens, Devils, Senators, Flyers among those that didn't qualify last season

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

NHL.com continues its preview of the 2022-23 season.

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news

Marner could be used as defenseman for Maple Leafs, Keefe says

Forward spent part of practice on pair with Rielly on Thursday

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

TORONTO -- Mitchell Marner could be used as a defenseman during the regular season, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said on Thursday.

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The Buzz

NHL Training Camp Buzz: Ovechkin expected to make preseason debut

Zegras dealing with upper-body injury; Dellandrea out for Stars with broken finger

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Welcome to the 2022-23 NHL Training Camp Buzz. Training camp is underway for all 32 teams and NHL.com has you covered with all the latest news.

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Press Release

'Behind The Glass' docuseries on Predators training camp to debut

First episode of all-access show to follow players, coaches on and off ice

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL

The premiere episode of Behind The Glass: Nashville Predators Training Camp, the groundbreaking all-access NHL¬ģ preseason docuseries, debuts tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET on NHL Network. A sneak peek from the first episode can be seen here. Following tonight, the second episode of the four-part series will debut this Tuesday, October 4 at 10:00 p.m. ET.

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Sitting Down With

Scheifele talks Jets culture, urgency to win in Q&A with NHL.com

Forward says Winnipeg 'excited' for new start with Bowness as coach

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

In NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Sitting Down with …" we talk to key figures in the game, gaining insight into their lives on and off the ice. In this edition, we feature Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele.

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free agency

Sandin signs two-year contract with Maple Leafs

Defenseman was restricted free agent, will make $1.4 million per season

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Rasmus Sandin signed a two-year, $2.8 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday. It has an average annual value of $1.4 million.

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fantasy

Fantasy hockey top 250 player rankings

Most valuable overall options for standard leagues; season preview podcasts

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com ranks the top 250 overall fantasy hockey players in standard leagues for the 2022-23 season. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the "NHL Fantasy on Ice" podcast.

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NHL Insider

How eight Western Conference teams can get back into playoffs

Blackhawks, Canucks, Golden Knights among those that didn't qualify last season

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

NHL.com continues its preview of the 2022-23 season.

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Over The Boards

Mailbag: Biggest challenge to Avalanche; most improved teams

NHL.com's Dan Rosen answers weekly questions

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / NHL.com Senior Writer

Here is the Sept. 28 edition of the mailbag, where we answer your questions asked on Twitter using #OvertheBoards. Tweet your questions to @drosennhl.

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podcast

Josi, Hertl talk Global Series with Predators, Sharks on 'NHL @TheRink'

Defenseman, forward join podcast, look ahead to preseason game in Switzerland, opener in Czech Republic

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Roman Josi showcases a hidden talent and talks about going home to Bern, Switzerland to play a preseason game against his former team on the new episode of the "NHL @TheRink" podcast.

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news

Tavares out for start of season for Maple Leafs with oblique injury

Center to be sidelined at least three weeks, had 27 goals last season

by Dave McCarthy / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

TORONTO --John Tavares will be out for the start of the season for the Toronto Maple Leafs because of an oblique injury.

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news

Lightning thinking of those back home affected by Hurricane Ian

Will play back-to-back preseason games against Predators in Nashville due to impact of storm

by John Glennon / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- The Tampa Bay Lightning are in Nashville preparing for two preseason games against the Nashville Predators, but their hearts and minds are with Florida residents impacted by Hurricane Ian.

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news

Players signed to professional tryouts for NHL training camps

Eric Staal, Neal, Stepan among those looking to earn job

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Unsigned veteran players can earn a contract with an NHL team by impressing enough in training camp on a professional tryout contract (PTO). Training camps open Sept. 21 and the regular season begins Oct. 7.

The following notable players (listed alphabetically) will be in an NHL camp on a PTO:

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Player Safety

Doty to have Player Safety hearing for actions in Kings game

Forward facing discipline for interference on Sharks left wing Viel

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Jacob Doty will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Friday.

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NHL History

Henderson remains hero in Canada 50 years after 1972 Summit Series goal

Forward says iconic winner in Game 8 against Soviet Union 'changed a lot of lives'

by Mike Zeisberger @Zeisberger / NHL.com Staff Writer

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario -- At first blush, Paul Henderson's basement looks like a tasteful shrine to one of the greatest moments in hockey history, in Canadian history and, more specifically, in his life.

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news

Puerto Rico joins IIHF as associate member

Called 'one more step in the right direction' after men's team won first LATAM Cup

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Puerto Rico has joined the International Ice Hockey Federation as an associate member.

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fantasy

Fantasy hockey hits, blocks league draft guide

NHL.com lists more than 100 players who cover categories; season preview podcasts

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy

NHL.com identifies more than 100 skaters who cover hits, a standard fantasy hockey category, and/or blocked shots, another popular category. For more fantasy coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the "NHL Fantasy on Ice" podcast.

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NHL Insider

Oettinger set for responsibility of being Stars' No. 1 goalie

Earned confidence of teammates with breakout play last season when 'he was the guy'

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Jake Oettinger is ready for the job he's worked for his entire hockey career.

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Short Shifts

Duhamel reads Ducks starting lineups before preseason game

Anaheim hosts special pregame screening of 'The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers' new season

by Anna Kulesa @akulesa_ / NHL.com Staff Writer

Josh Duhamel had a mighty good time in the Anaheim Ducks locker room on Wednesday.

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prospect

Lysell has chance to play Bruins opener at age 19

Forward prospect looking to step up in Marchand's absence

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Fabian Lysell sees a great opportunity for himself with the Boston Bruins this season.

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news

Peeke signs three-year, $8.25 million contract with Blue Jackets

Defenseman gets $2.75 million annually, played all 82 games last season

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Andrew Peeke signed a three-year, $8.25 million contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday. It has an average annual value of $2.75 million and runs through the 2025-26 season.

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State Your Case

State Your Case: Maple Leafs' No. 1 goalie

NHL.com writers debate whether Samsonov or Murray should get starting job

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The competition to become the No. 1 goalie for the Toronto Maple Leafs has begun in earnest. 

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news

Knight agrees to three-year contract with Panthers

Goalie could have become restricted free agent after season

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Spencer Knight agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Florida Panthers on Tuesday. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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injury

Boeser likely to miss start of season for Canucks with hand injury

Forward expected to need 3-4 weeks to recover after having surgery

by Kevin Woodley / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- Brock Boeser likely will be out at the start of the season for the Vancouver Canucks after he had surgery on his hand Monday.

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Top Players

NHL Top Players: Nos. 30-21

NHL Network reveals best of current crop

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

NHL Network is getting ready for this season by ranking the top 50 players in the League. Researchers, producers and on-air personalities compiled the list, and players 30-21 were revealed Sunday in the seventh of a nine-part series. Here is the list:

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Sitting Down With

Vasilevskiy talks Lightning's drive for Cup in Q&A with NHL.com

Goalie also discusses Tampa Bay roster changes, watching Price, Holtby early in career

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

In NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Sitting Down with …" we talk to key figures in the game, gaining insight into their lives on and off the ice. Today, we feature Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy.

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fantasy

Fantasy hockey pool draft kit cheat sheet

Rankings, projections, draft show, lists, season preview podcasts, more coverage

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / NHL.com Senior Fantasy Editor

NHL.com provides fantasy hockey news, rankings and draft big board, essential lists, podcast episodes and more coverage for the 2022-23 season. For more coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy and subscribe for free to the "NHL Fantasy on Ice" podcast.

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