The Pittsburgh Penguins won’t have Sidney Crosby in the lineup as they start the 2021-22 season, after they announced that he would be undergoing surgery to repair an issue with his wrist. The expected recovery period is around six weeks, meaning Crosby will miss at least 4 games. It’s the same wrist he had surgery on last offseason.
Add in there’s no current timeframe for the return of Evgeni Malkin, and the Pens will be heading out of the gate without their top 2 players. Malkin had surgery on his knee in June, and it’s not sure when he will be ready to return.
Dallas will have a healthy Tyler Seguin at training camp after he missed all but three games last season after having hip surgery. Dallas made it to the Stanley Cup Finals two seasons ago, but missed the playoffs last season.
The Vancouver Canucks lost a member of their European Scouting Department as they announced the passing of Patrick Jonsson.
September 8, 2021
Everyone at Nucks Misconduct would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to Mr Jonsson’s family and friends.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before, but a former Canuck has signed with the Calgary Flames. 36 year old Brad Richardson has signed a one year deal with the Flames, joining Chris Tanev and Jacob Markstrom in Calgary for this upcoming season.
Bringing in Brad— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) September 8, 2021
The #Flames have signed Brad Richardson to a one-year contract: https://t.co/FDV9Q7VvVO pic.twitter.com/4y0606ssEb
Nice depth move for the Flames here. Richardson’s absolutely solid defensively and has a nice scoring touch for their bottom six.
Some Canucks are already getting in some pre-training camp skates, one of them being the most anticipated new Canuck this season: Vasily Podkolzin.
Vasily Podkolzin "looks solid" at Canucks skate.@BatchHockey with @Bik650 and @katielauriss on the skate with the Abbotsford Canucks and upcoming training camp. #Canucks— Sportsnet 650 (@Sportsnet650) September 9, 2021