Updates on Matt Stajan, Justin Schultz, Alex Burmistrov and Jacob Markstrom, plus the latest on the Canadiens, Senators and Maple Leafs.
LA PRESSE: The line of Lars Eller, Alex Galchenyuk and Alexander Semin has looked good during the opening days of the Montreal Canadiens’ training camp.
CALGARY SUN: Flames veteran Matt Stajan hopes to pass along to his younger teammates the lessons he’s learning in his career.
EDMONTON SUN: Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz admits the upcoming season could be the biggest of his career. He’s struggled to establish himself as a top-four blueliner. The 25-year-old is a restricted free agent next summer.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: With the addition of Andrej Sekera via free agency, the emergence of Oscar Klefbom and with promising Darnell Nurse knocking on the door, Schultz needs a big year to prove himself worthy of a long-term deal from the Oilers. If he falls short, he could become a trade candidate.
WINNIPEG SUN: Jets forward Alex Burmistrov, who spent the past two seasons in the KHL, has returned to Winnipeg a changed player.
THE VANCOUVER SUN: Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom is ready for his first full season as an NHL backup.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Senators coach Dave Cameron says the time is now for the club’s hopefuls to prove themselves worthy of joining the roster.
TORONTO SUN: The Maple Leafs have trimmed their roster following their three-day training camp in Bedford, NS.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The cuts consisted of junior and minor-league players. None involved their top prospects or veterans on professional tryout offers.