NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – September 3, 2016
World Cup of Hockey roster updates and more in this morning’s collection of NHL headlines.
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry will replace Los Angeles Kings winger Jeff Carter on Team Canada for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Carter is listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
THE BOSTON GLOBE: Boston Bruins center David Krejci, who’s recovering from offseason hip surgery, has decided not to participate in the World Cup of Hockey. He was to play for the Czech Republic.
CALGARY SUN: Flames center Sean Monahan has decided to skip the World Cup of Hockey due to a lower-back strain. Florida Panthers center Vincent Trocheck will take his place on Team North America.
TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen suffered what appears to be a shoulder injury playing for Denmark in an Olympic qualifying game on Friday against Slovenia. He will be returning to Toronto for an assessment by Leafs doctors. Andersen was slated to play for Team Europe in the World Cup of Hockey.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Carter, Krejci and Monahan aren’t expected to miss the training camps of their respective NHL teams in three weeks time. A wise decision by the trio, as they don’t want to risk aggravating their injuries and potentially miss the start of the NHL season. Andersen’s status remains uncertain.
THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC: Coyotes defenseman Michael Stone (knee surgery) has been skating for a few weeks now. His target date to return to action is October 15.
TWINCITIES.COM: The Minnesota Wild will bring veteran winger Ryan Carter to training camp on a professional tryout basis.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: The Rangers have promoted Chris Drury to assistant general manager. He played a key role in the Rangers’ landing top college prospect Jimmy Vesey.
NBC SPORTS: Former Chicago Blackhawks defenseman David Rundblad signed a one-year contract with the Zurich Lions.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Once a touted blueline prospect, Rundblad struggled as an NHL defenseman. In 113 NHL games with the Ottawa Senators, Arizona Coyotes and Chicago Blackhawks, he tallied four goals and 25 points. In July, the Blackhawks terminated the remaining year of his contract.
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL: Las Vegas’ NHL expansion franchise hired Kelly Kisio as a pro scout. The former NHL veteran spent the past 18 seasons with the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen in a variety of roles.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: The Canadiens have reportedly parted ways with team doctor Vincent Lacroix. The move is apparently administrative and not linked to his treatment of goaltender Carey Price’s knee injury last season.