Eastern Conference NHL News: Leafs, Wings, Bruins, Capitals, Sabres and Devils

Eastern Conference NHL News: Leafs, Wings, Bruins, Capitals, Sabres and Devils

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Brian Boyle is hopeful to start the season with the New Jersey Devils
On NHL Rules …

Stephen Whyno: The NHL Board of Governors have approved a two-minute minor penalty for a failed offside coach’s challenge.

Travis Yost: Two people confirmed that you can make as many challenges as you’d like during a game.

Darren Dreger: Initial GM vote was 30 to 1, with Penguins GM Jim Rutherford as the lone GM to vote against. Rutherford wants to make sure that the right call is made.

On the Toronto Maple Leafs …

John Shannon: Joffrey Lupul hasn’t had his independent physical yet. It will happen.

Lance Hornby: Coach Mike Babcock in if their cuts will get easier: “These guys are making it hard on us. We just went through our ratings. They were as clear as mud.”

On the Detroit Red Wings …

Helene St. James: Defenseman Niklas Kronwall hopes to play tonight. Henrik Zetterberg is hopeful for Friday.

On the Boston Bruins …

Boston Bruins: Coach Bruce Cassidy said the goaltender Anton Khudobin didn’t skate yesterday because of a lower-body injury. It’s “nothing major” and is expected to skate today.

On the Washington Capitals …

Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Capitals: Forward T.J. Oshie was pulled from last night’s game with a 7:14 left as a precaution. He crashed into the board heavily after attempting a hit. The Capitals are off today and are hopeful that it’s not serious.

On the Buffalo Sabres …

Lisa Dillman: The Sabres claimed Jordan Nolan off waivers from the LA Kings.

On the New Jersey Devils …

Tom Gulitti of NHL.com: Center Brian Boyle has missed the entire preseason after being diagnosed with chromic myeloid leukemia, but he’s hopeful to be able to play in their season opener.

“There’s a possibility,” Devils coach John Hynes said after a 4-1 win against the Washington Capitals in their preseason finale at Capital One Arena on Wednesday. “Brian will be back with us starting and then we’ll just kind of see where he goes over the next week. But nothing has been ruled out yet.”

Boyle has been skating by himself and sometimes with teammates while he’s been going through treatments. He hasn’t taken part in a full practice yet.