NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 10, 2021
Updates on Sidney Crosby, Jake Guentzel and Max Domi, the Blues sign James Neal, plus the latest injury news in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.
TRIBLIVE.COM: The Pittsburgh Penguins got some promising news yesterday as Sidney Crosby (wrist surgery) and Zach Aston-Reese (COVID-19) joined their teammates in their morning skate. Crosby is tentatively scheduled to travel with the Penguins on their upcoming season-opening road trip to Florida to continue practicing with the club.
Meanwhile, The Athletic’s Rob Rossi reported winger Jake Guentzel is asymptomatic and continues through the COVID protocol. He hasn’t practiced since testing positive last week.
THE SCORE: Max Domi continued his remarkably quick recovery from offseason shoulder surgery. The 26-year-old Columbus Blue Jackets winger played over 13 minutes and scored a goal in his club’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins. Domi was originally slated to return in November or December.
SPORTSNET: The St. Louis Blues signed winger James Neal to a one-year, $750K contract after he joined the club on a professional tryout offer. He scored four goals in five preseason contests.
TSN: Minnesota Wild forward Matt Boldy is expected to miss four to six weeks with a fractured left ankle.
THE ATHLETIC: Toronto Maple Leafs winger Ilya Mikheyev is expected to be out long term after suffering a hand injury in Saturday’s 4-1 preseason win over the Ottawa Senators.
NEW YORK POST: Rangers center Ryan Strome injured his wrist during Saturday’s preseason contest against the New York Islanders. Head coach Gerard Gallant doesn’t think it’ll keep Strome out of the lineup for Wednesday’s season-opener against the Washington Capitals.
Pursuant to National Hockey League COVID-19 protocol, please be advised that forward Sam Bennett is unavailable for tonight’s game.
— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) October 9, 2021