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Date Player
9/15/2018 Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Ott, C
Pageau suffered a torn Achilles in training camp and is expected to miss four to six months.

Analysis: Pageau had 14 goals and 15 assists in 78 games last season.
9/15/2018 Jamie McGinn, Fla, LW
McGinn has undergone back surgery and will be out indefinitely.

Analysis: McGinn had 13 goals and 16 assists in 76 games for the Panthers last season.
9/14/2018 Connor Murphy, Chi, D
Murphy will miss the start of the season with a back injury and fellow Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook is out with an abdominal injury.

Analysis: Team physician Dr. Michael Terry says Murphy will be sidelined for about eight weeks.
9/14/2018 Brent Seabrook, Chi, D
Seabrook is out with an abdominal injury.

Analysis: Seabrook is expected to miss about one week. Chicago already had announced that defenseman Gustav Forsling will miss the start of the season because of a right wrist injury.
9/14/2018 Henrik Zetterberg, Det, C
The Detroit Red Wings and Henrik Zetterberg say his professional hockey career is over due to a back injury.

Analysis: Zetterberg will go on long-term injured reserve with three years left on his 12-year, $73 million contract. The 37-year-old Swede will continue to be paid and the team will get some $6 million in salary cap relief.
9/13/2018 Victor Rask, Car, C
The Carolina Hurricanes said center Victor Rask had surgery on two fingers he injured while slicing food in his kitchen.

Analysis: General manager Don Waddell says Rask will be out indefinitely after having the procedure on the fourth and fifth fingers on his right hand.
9/13/2018 Robby Fabbri, StL, C
The St. Louis Blues have activated forward Robby Fabbri off injured reserve before their first training camp practices.

Analysis: Fabbri missed all of last season after re-tearing the ACL in his left knee. He originally tore the ligament Feb. 4, 2017, causing him to miss a sizeable part of the 2016-17 season.
9/13/2018 Rudolfs Balcers, Ott, LW
The Senators have acquired Balcers in the deal that sent captain Erik Karlsson to San Jose.

Analysis: Balcers, 21, posted 23 goals and 25 assists at the AHL level last season and figures to get a shot at regular playing time with the rebuilding Senators.
9/13/2018 Chris Tierney, Ott, C
The Senators have acquired Tierney as one of four players obtained in the trade that sent captain Erik Karlsson to San Jose.

Analysis: The 24-year-old Tierney is the most established player coming to the Senators and is coming off a season in which he set career highs with 17 goals and 40 points. He may have a chance to eclipse those numbers if he winds up as the second-line center on a rebuilding Ottawa team.
9/13/2018 Erik Karlsson, SJ, D
The Sharks have acquired two-time Norris Trophy winner Karlsson in a blockbuster trade with the Senators.

Analysis: The Sharks now possesses two of the league's best playmaking defensemen in Karlsson and Brent Burns, both of whom have tallied at least 60 points in four consecutive seasons. The duo will be together for at least one season with Karlsson entering the final year of his contract. All San Jose forwards should get a boost in fantasy value with the move, though it's possible this negatively impacts Burns' production.
9/12/2018 Jake Allen, StL, G
Allen is expected to miss the first week or more of training camp because of back spasms. Blues GM Doug Armstrong announced Allen's injury Wednesday on the eve of camp. Allen is out at least 10-14 days, which would put him in position to return for the end of the preseason and be ready for the start of the regular season.

Analysis: St. Louis signed veteran Chad Johnson during the offseason to replace Carter Hutton as Allen's backup. Allen had a 2.75 goals-against average and .906 save percentage splitting time with Hutton last season.
9/10/2018 Max Pacioretty, VGK, LW
The Golden Knights acquired Pacioretty from the Canadiens on Sunday night for Tomas Tatar, prospect Nick Suzuki and a 2019 second-round pick. The team then announced on Monday that it has signed the former Montreal captain to a four-year, $28 million extension.

Analysis: Pacioretty, whose 158 goals since the 2013-14 season are 10th most among NHL players during that period, was to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this coming season. Though he managed only 17 goals during a down 2017-18 campaign, he had scored 30 or more in each of the previous four seasons.
 

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