Updates on Max Pacioretty, Joe Colborne and Nail Yakupov, Canucks coach Willie Desjardins undergoes hip surgery, Maple Leafs bring Curtis Glencross to training camp and more.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: A fractured tibia made this summer an unexpected challenge for Canadiens winger Max Pacioretty. While healing quicker than expected, Pacioretty claims there’s no timetable for his return. He knows he won’t be ready for the opening of training camp on Sept. 18.
SPORTSNET: The Toronto Maple Leafs have reportedly signed veteran winger Curtis Glencross to a professional tryout offer. Glencross split last season between the Calgary Flames and Washington Capitals.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Glencross’ struggles with the Capitals likely contributed to the decline in his free-agent value this summer. He’s the second NHL veteran headed to Toronto on a tryout basis. Last month, it was reported Devin Setoguchi signed a PTO with the Leafs.
THE VANCOUVER SUN: Canucks coach Willie Desjardins is recovering from recent hip surgery, which could sideline him for the club’s Oct.7 season debut.
CALGARY SUN: Flames forward Joe Colborne’s surgically-repaired left wrist might not be at 100 percent when the club’s training camp opens next week.
EDMONTON SUN: Oilers forward Nail Yakupov noted considerably more enthusiasm from the team’s fans this year when delivering season tickets compared to two years ago.
OTTAWA SUN: The Senators are relishing the chance to grow together this season as a team.