NHL News: Panarin, Kunin, Roussel, Pageau, and Zetterberg

NHL News: Panarin, Kunin, Roussel, Pageau, and Zetterberg

Henrik Zetterberg announces today that his NHL playing days are over.
Panarin out with a neck strain

CBJ PR: Forward Artemi Panarin will miss the start of the training camp because of neck strain and is day-to-day. Panarin suffered the injury during off-ice training before the start of camp.

Kunin not cleared for contact

Dane Mizutani: Minnesota Wild forward Luke Kunin likely won’t be cleared for contact until early October at the earliest. Will be hard for him to make the team out of camp.

Minnesota Wild: Luke Kunin:¬†“I feel good. My testing was good. I’ll be ready to go when I’m cleared.”

Roussel out with a concussion

Renaud Lavoie: Vancouver Canucks forward Antoine Roussel is out with a concussion. He suffered the concussion during a pre-camp scrimmage.

Ben Kuzma: Rousell took a blind-side hit three weeks ago while skating in Montreal. He is still suffering from symptoms the plan is for him to sit out for a couple days.

Pageau tears Achilles

TSN: The Ottawa Senators will be without forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau for six months as he’ll require surgery after tearing his Achilles tendon yesterday during a training session.

Henrik Zetterberg NHL career is over

Ansar Khan of MLive: Henrik Zetterberg announced today that his NHL career is over. The 37-year old Zetterberg met with doctors last week in New York.

“He’s got a degenerative condition in his back,” general manager Ken Holland said. “Part of the degenerative condition is significant arthritis. Nothing can be done, no back surgery, no rehab, no more time off is going to have any positive impact.

“Obviously if he plays professional hockey, it’s going to accelerate the degeneration, and if he does get a bad hit or something, then he’s risking a significant back surgery. Henrik has decided that his quality of life is more important than taking the risk of back surgery.”

Zetterberg will be placed on the LTIR. He carries a $6.083 million salary cap hit for another three seasons.