NHL Training Camp Buzz: Suzuki out for two weeks for Canadiens

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

montreal canadians

Nick Suzuki The Canadiens said on Thursday that he would be out for two weeks with a lower body injury.

The forward, who was named captain on 12 September, achieved NHL career highs in games (82), goals (21), assists (40) and points (61) the previous season.

defense personnel Joel Edmondson is out indefinitely with a lower body injury, and further Josh Anderson (upper body) and Jake Evans (upper body) each day. ahead Paul Byron Recovering from a hip injury.

Evans skated with the forward on Thursday Sean MonahanyThose recovering from hip surgery. Canadiens are without goalkeeper Carey Price (knee), who is not expected to play this season and is on reserve with a long injury.

“It’s tough, but it’s a good lesson for us to learn early on, people are going to go down,” adds Brendan Gallagher Told. “You know it’s a long season, it’s a grind, you’re not going to do it all year. So it’s good for other people to step up, and obviously on things, chemistry and building through camp right now. Trying to work on those systems that we implemented last year. So it’s an opportunity for people to kind of take charge.”

The Canadians will start their regular season on October 12 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. — Sean Farrell

Toronto Maple Leafs

jake muzin Will be unavailable for the start of training camp due to back trouble.

The defenseman is expected to return early next week.

Muzzin was limited to 47 regular-season games (three goals, 11 assists), missing time the previous season with two separate setbacks and an undisclosed injury.

“A few injuries but we took care of them during the season and off-season, exactly the kind of things where we prepared the body to go into the second season,” Mujin said on Wednesday. “I’m feeling good, I haven’t thought about the tremors I’ve had in the past and I feel good and ready to go this year.” — Dave McCarthy

New Jersey Devils

goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood and defense personnel Dougie Hamilton He is healthy after losing a significant amount of time to injury last season.

Blackwood was limited to 25 games (24 starts) last season due to COVID-19 and a left heel injury.

“The heat was good for me, good for my ankle… I don’t have any pain anymore,” Blackwood said. “I feel good so I’m able to do everything I need to do on the ice. I feel refreshed, excited, and ready to work and try and have a great year.” “

Hamilton missed 17 games after sustaining a broken jaw.

“I’m obviously excited to get out there today and start working with new coaches and some new players and I think it was a great first day,” Hamilton said. “I think it’s going to take some time… I may never be back to normal but there’s still some nerve damage. I think when I returned to the lineup last season, it wasn’t about the pain Rather, it was just the mask I had to wear.”

Hamilton practiced without a mask on Thursday and said he does not intend to wear one during preseason games or the regular season.

“I definitely didn’t feel like I felt after the injury earlier last year, so for me, it was just trying to work out as hard as I can to feel better this summer.” Was and could have been healthy and played like I did. Early in the season,” Hamilton said. “I guess I can do that.” , mike g morelle

Boston Bruins

Matt Grezelsik He resumed shooting on Monday as he came back from off-season shoulder surgery. The rescue team was on the ice before Thursday’s Boston Bruins practice.

“It’s exciting to be back there and do a little more than I was able to do in the first few months,” he said.

Grzelcyk’s right shoulder stabilization surgery took place on June 3 with an expected recovery of five months, which will see him return in November. He played through an injury last season against the Winnipeg Jets on January 22, although he said he knew immediately that he would eventually need surgery.

Grzelcyk said he wasn’t sure if there was an updated timeline, but he feels better than he expected, only to wear his sling for two weeks. The same procedure was done on his left shoulder about eight years ago.

“I think my range of motion has gotten a little better now,” he said. “I’m obviously working a lot on this. Just the little things like going to sleep and getting up in the morning. It’s not that drastic. Last year was a few months to an end. Just glad to feel a little more like me. Right now There is a long way to go but there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

Grzelcyk said he’s testing out different stick heights to see if that makes his shoulder feel better. , Amalie Benjamin

Colorado Avalanche

Valery Nichushkin Avalanche coach Jared Bednar said he would miss the start of training camp with a leg injury but could return when the regular season begins on October 12.

“he is [one of the guys who isn’t ready to start camp], He’s back skating and closer,” said Bedner on Thursday of the forward, who signed an eight-year contract with Colorado on July 11. “Hopefully we’ll have him for the start of the regular season, but he’s in full partnership. Will not done. Tomorrow morning.”

Nychushkin suffered an injury during the Stanley Cup final against the Tampa Bay Lightning, but did not miss a game. — Ryan Boulding

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