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THE DETROIT NEWS: Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg believes his club will enjoy success under new head coach Jeff Blashill.
NORTHJERSEY.COM: New Jersey Devils winger Kyle Palmieri suffered an unspecified injury during his club’s 4-2 preseason win over the Philadelphia Flyers. As of now, he’s not expected to miss the club’s season opener next Friday.
SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS: Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said his club will name a new captain by October 7.
TAMPA BAY TIMES: Lightning sophomore winger Jonathan Drouin aims for a breakout performance this season.
STARTRIBUNE.COM: Charlie Coyle’s versatility is impressing Minnesota Wild brass.
ESPN.COM: Chicago Blackhawks insist the comments of former ‘Hawks goalie Antti Raanta weren’t the reason his name was not engraved on the Stanley Cup. Earlier this summer, Raanta was quoted in a Finnish publication claiming he was rooting for the club to lose in the opening round of the 2015 playoffs after being relegated to third-string goalie. He later claimed he was misquoted.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The optics of this, however, isn’t good for a Blackhawks organization still reeling from its much-criticized handling of the Patrick Kane sexual assault investigation.
MIAMI HERALD: The Florida Panthers have released winger David Booth from his professional tryout, leaving him facing an uncertain future.
THE DENVER POST: The Colorado Avalanche demoted over $3 million in salary by sending Patrick Bourdeleau, Marc-Andre Cliche, Zach Redmond and Calvin Pickard to the minors.
ESPN.COM: Magnus Paajarvi tops the list of notable players hitting the NHL waiver wire.
TSN.CA: A Quebec judge has dismissed former hockey great Guy Lafleur’s $2.16-million civil suit against Montreal police and the Crown following his 2008 arrest.