Senators goaltender Cam Talbot out 5-7 weeks with injury Islanders agree to terms with Mathew Barzal on 8-year extension Blackhawks’ Boris Katchouk sidelined by ankle sprain Ducks’ Urho Vaakanainen crashes into boards, leaves on stretcher Lightning donate $2 million to Hurricane Ian relief efforts

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OTTAWA, Ontario – Ottawa Senators goaltender Cam Talbot He is expected to miss five to seven weeks with what the team has described as an upper body injury.

Senators initially called Talbot day after day, hoping that he was only slightly injured. Instead, he is now expected to miss at least the first month of the NHL season.

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Ottawa took the goalkeeper Magnus Hellberg from abandoning the Seattle Kraken following the announcement of Talbot’s expected absence. Hellberg, who played for Sweden at the Beijing Olympics, could share time with a compatriot Anton Forsberg while Talbot is away.

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The Senators acquired Talbot from Minnesota during the off-season to make him their starting player after Wild refused to bring him back along with Marc-Andre Fleury. Talbot, 35, has averaged 2.76 goals and 0.911 shooting percentage this season.

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The loss of Talbot is a blow to the Senators, who also acquired the winger Alex DeBrinkat from Chicago and signed with longtime Philadelphia Flyers captain. Claude Giroud as part of a move to fight and end the playoff drought.

Matthew Barzal agreed to an eight-year extension with the New York Islanders, allowing the franchise’s top forward to remain on contract for the rest of his career.

The deal is worth $73.2 million and has a capped annual salary of $9.15 million, according to a person familiar with the contract. The man spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team did not announce terms.

Barzal has led the team in scoring or tied for the lead every season since becoming a full NHL player in 2017-18. He scored 349 points in 411 regular season and playoff games for the defensively tight-fisted Islanders, who qualified for the playoffs three straight times before last year due to injury and a virus.

“We feel recharged,” Barzal said recently. “We feel like everyone had a great summer and worked hard, and we’ve got that excitement back.”

Barzal, now 25, has 59 points in 75 games. The attack star will now be asked to complete their game.

“I’m a fan because Mat has the ability to improve his game and be a special player,” general manager Lou Lamoriello told reporters at the team’s training facility on Long Island. “And now, with this contract and our faith in him, (it) puts this responsibility on him. We trust it. It’s up to him how to react to it.”

CHICAGO – Blackhawks forward Boris Katchuk the team announced they would miss four to six weeks with a left ankle sprain.

Katchuk, 24, played almost 12 minutes during a 3-0 preseason loss to Detroit on Saturday night. It was acquired in a multiplayer deal with Tampa Bay in March.

The Blackhawks will open their season on October 12 in Colorado.

The team also said forward Jujhar Khaira day after day with a right ankle injury.

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Ducks defenseman Urho Vaakanainen was carried off the Honda Center ice on a stretcher after crashing into the outer boards in the first period of Anaheim’s preseason game against the San Jose Sharks.

According to Utok, the Finnish defender was conscious and alert, his limbs were fully moving at the UCI medical center.

A frightening incident occurred in the middle of the first period, when Vaakanainen crashed into the boards behind the Sharks’ net at a dangerous speed. Vaakanainen seemed to focus on the pass he had just made. Derek Grantwho scored the Ducks’ first goal with an assist.

Teammates took to the ice and gathered around Vaakanainen as he was carried away on a stretcher.

The Ducks acquired 23-year-old Vaakanainen from Boston last March in a deal that saw the Ducks’ longtime quarterback sent off. Hempus Lindholm to the Bruins. After two assists in 14 games for the Ducks last season, Vaakanainen is looking for a top-six spot in Anaheim’s defense this fall.

TAMPA, Florida. The Tampa Bay Lightning and team owner Jeff Vinick are donating $2 million to Hurricane Yan relief.

The NHL team announced that the Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation and the Vinick Family Foundation will donate $1 million each.

“This is a tragic situation for many families and communities across the state of Florida, but especially in the southwestern region of the state,” Vinick said in a statement released by the team. “At times like these, the most important thing we can do is support each other and we hope this donation will help families recover and recover in the coming months.”

Jan touched down on the Gulf Coast of Florida on Wednesday, south of the Tampa Bay area. The Lightning postponed two home preseason games and moved the club’s training camp to Nashville, Tennessee during a storm.


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