Blackhawks star Patrick Kane admitted that the undisclosed injury that affected him last season isn't completely healed, but he's optimistic it won't be an issue.
Evander Kane is being investigated by the NHL and is away from the team. His fellow Sharks deflected on the topic during media availability on Thursday.
Sporting a mask, Toronto Maple Leafs winger William Nylander opened his news conference at the start of training camp by informing reporters he was not yet fully vaccinated. The NHL is counting on it and said last week that 98% of its players will be vaccinnated by the time the season begins Oct. 12. The NHL and NHL Players’ Association haven’t mandated vaccines for players with training camps starting this week, but there’s little doubt tough restrictions — including not being able to cross the border from the U.S. into Canada without a two-week quarantine — provided an incentive for many on the fence.