NHL News and Injuries: CTE Testing, Waivers, Pens, Sens, Lightning, Knights, Stars...

NHL News and Injuries: CTE Testing, Waivers, Pens, Sens, Lightning, Knights, Stars and Kings

Marc Methot
On CTE testing …

Rick Westhead: One player agent on CTE testing (Boston University researchers say they have a method to diagnose CTE in living patients): “If I asked 30 of my players if they would take a test to tell them if they have CTE, I think zero would be interested.”

On Waivers …

Renaud Lavoie: Players put on waivers yesterday.

Zach Trotman – Pittsburgh Penguins
Chris Summers – Pittsburgh Penguins
Jarred Tinordi – Pittsburgh Penguins
Garrett Wilson – Pittsburgh Penguins
Jean-Sebastien Dea – Pittsburgh Penguins
Frank Corrado – Pittsburgh Penguins
Kevin Czuczman – Pittsburgh Penguins
Cameron Gaunce – Columbus Blue Jackets
Alexander Broadhurst – Columbus Blue Jackets
Andre Benoit – Columbus Blue Jackets
Tyler Wotherspoon – Calgary Flames
Hunter Shinkaruk – Calgary Flames
Emile Poirier – Calgary Flames
Scott Wedgewood – New Jersey Devils
Ben Thomson – New Jersey Devils
Bracken Kearns – New Jersey Devils
Brent Regner – Dallas Stars
Brian Flynn – Dallas Stars
Tyler Randell – Ottawa Senators
Andrew Campbell – Arizona Coyotes
Jeff Zatkoff – Los Angeles Kings
Jordan Nolan – Los Angeles Kings
Turner Elson – Detroit Red Wings

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Jason Mackey: Teddy Blueger and Adam Johnson have been sent to the minors. Greg McKegg and Jay McClement are the Penguins two remaining bottom-six centers left in camp – third line center options.

On the Ottawa Senators …

Dhiren Mahiban: The Senators have released Chris VandeVelde from his PTO.

On the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Joe Smith: Defenseman Anton Stralman has a minor injury but is playing through it.

On the Vegas Golden Knights …

Nick Cotsonika: Forward James Neal skated with teammates yesterday and touched the puck for the first time since having hand surgery.

On the Dallas Stars …

Sean Shapiro of the Wrong Side of the Redline: Defenseman Marc Methot skated with teammates yesterday. Radek Faksa has an injured finger after blocking a shot but is practicing. Both players could play if it were a regular season game.

On the Los Angeles Kings

John Hoven of Mayor’s Manor: Probable Kings lineup.

Cammalleri – Kopitar – Brown
Pearson – Carter – Toffoli

Forbort – Doughty
Martinez – Muzzin
Folin – LaDue


Scratches: Andreoff, Shore, and MacDermid

On T.J. Galiardi

Aivis Kalnins: Dinamo Riga and T.J. Galiardi have mutually agreed to terminate his contract.