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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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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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Backstrom optimistic he'll return for Capitals this season after surgery

34-year-old center had procedure on left hip in June, feels 'no more pain'

by Harvey Valentine / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

ARLINGTON, Va. --Nicklas Backstrom is optimistic that he'll play for the Washington Capitals at some point this season after recovering from resurfacing surgery on his left hip, but there is no timetable for his return.

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Landeskog likely to miss start of season for Avalanche with injury

Forward had knee surgery March 14, returned to help Colorado win Stanley Cup

by Ryan Boulding / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

DENVER --Gabriel Landeskog is not expected to be ready for the start of the season for the Colorado Avalanche because of a lower-body injury.

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Ellis unlikely to play for Flyers this season with back injury

GM says defenseman 'out indefinitely,' ailment could threaten career

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

VOORHEES, N.J. -- Ryan Ellis is not expected to play for the Philadelphia Flyers this season because of a torn psoas muscle in his back.

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Scandella has hip surgery, will miss most of season for Blues

Defenseman to be reevaluated in six months

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Marco Scandella had surgery on his right hip Tuesday and will miss most of this season for the St. Louis Blues.

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Stone feels 'great,' eyeing season opener for Golden Knights

Forward had back surgery May 19, was limited to 37 games last season

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / NHL.com Staff Writer

HENDERSON, Nev. -- Mark Stone expects to be ready to play in the Vegas Golden Knights' season opener at the Los Angeles Kings on Oct. 11 after having back surgery May 19.

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Couturier to miss start of Flyers training camp with upper-body injury

Center is week to week, had back surgery Feb. 11

by NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Sean Couturier will miss the start of training camp for the Philadelphia Flyers because of an upper-body injury.

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Marchand of Bruins skates for first time since surgery

Forward remains on track for late November return

NHL.com @NHLdotcom

Brad Marchand skated Friday for the first time since the Boston Bruins forward had surgery in May.

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McCabe out 10-12 weeks for Blackhawks after spinal surgery

Defenseman had 22 points in 75 games; forward prospect Luypen to miss 14-18 weeks

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

Jake McCabe is expected to miss 10-12 weeks after the Chicago Blackhawks defenseman had cervical spine surgery, the team announced Tuesday.

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