NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 1, 2016
Updates on Jaden Schwartz, Christian Ehrhoff, Mattias Janmark & more in your NHL morning headlines.
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STLTODAY.COM: St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz will be sidelined at least four weeks after suffering a left-elbow injury in practice on Thursday. With the regular season starting on Oct. 12, he could only miss the first nine games of the schedule.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: This is the second straight year Schwartz has suffered a significant injury during practice. Last fall, he missed 49 games with a fractured ankle.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Dallas Stars center Mattias Janmark underwent knee surgery on Friday and is expected to be sidelined for five-to-six months. Janmark suffered from a genetic condition called Osteochondritis dissecans, and there’s about an 80 percent chance of a full recovery.
THE BOSTON GLOBE: The Boston Bruins invited defenseman Christian Ehrhoff to training camp on a tryout basis. Ehrhoff had a solid performance in the World Cup of Hockey skating with Team Europe. One of his teammates was Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, who may have had a hand in Ehrhoff getting a tryout offer.
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Center Jarret Stoll is trying to land a job with the Columbus Blue Jackets whilst mourning the recent death of his 17-year-old nephew Jordan Stoll, who was killed in a car accident last weekend.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: My condolences to Stoll and his family.
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL: Former Ottawa Senators chief amateur scout Bob Lowes was hired by the NHL’s Las Vegas franchise as their assistant director of player personnel.