Updates on Justin Schultz, Tomas Fleischmann, Martin Marincin, Bo Horvat, Thomas Raffl and more in your NHL Canadian Corner.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: This is a make-or-break season for Justin Schultz if he hopes to secure a long-term contract with the Oilers. Schultz is slated to become a restricted free agent next summer.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Tomas Fleischmann was a standout for the Canadiens in a 4-3 preseason loss to the Washington Capitals. Fleischmann is on a professional tryout with the Habs in hopes of securing a one-year contract.
TORONTO STAR: Maple Leafs defenseman Martin Marincin’s puck-possession numbers could make him a good fit under coach Mike Babcock’s system. Marincin was acquired from the Edmonton Oilers soon after Babcock was hired.
THE PROVINCE: Vancouver Canucks forward Bo Horvat hopes to avoid a sophomore slump in his performance this coming season.
WINNIPEG SUN: Thomas Raffl, brother of Philadelphia Flyers forward Michael Raffl, is skating for the Jets on a PTO hoping to land a full-time NHL job.
CALGARY SUN: The Flames are looking forward to 3-on-3 overtime.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators prospect Mikael Wikstrand appears to be returning to Sweden.