• Gillette News Record

    NHL training camps open with several big-name stars missing

    From Washington's Nicklas Backstrom being considered week to week while rehabbing a hip injury to the Vancouver Canucks not knowing how long they'll be without unsigned Quinn Hughes and Elias Pettersson, the absences overshadowed the attendance in many places on the first day of on-ice workouts. With more than two weeks until the regular season, there's also no reason to rush.