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Date Player
10/6/2015 Michal Rozsival, Chi, D
The Chicago Blackhawks have placed Rozsival on long-term injured reserve.

Analysis: Rozsival broke his left ankle in Game 4 of Chicago's second-round sweep against Minnesota in the playoffs. He re-signed with the Stanley Cup champions last month.
10/6/2015 Justin Fontaine, Min, RW
The Minnesota Wild have placed Fontaine on injured reserve to set their initial roster for the regular season.

Analysis: The Wild start their season Thursday at Colorado. Their home opener is Saturday against St. Louis.
10/6/2015 Nicklas Backstrom, Was, C
Backstrom is expected to miss a handful of games at the start of the NHL season as he works his way back from hip surgery.

Analysis: Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said Tuesday that the team originally thought Backstrom could miss anywhere from zero to 10 games, but ''now it seems to be four or five games.''
10/6/2015 Pascal Dupuis, Pit, LW
Dupuis' latest comeback is on hold. The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Tuesday the 36-year-old forward will miss 4-5 weeks with a lower-body injury.

Analysis: Dupuis was limited to 16 games during the 2014-15 season because of blood clots and missed the second half of the 2013-14 season with a knee injury.
10/6/2015 Paul Byron, Mon, C
The Montreal Canadiens have claimed Byron off waivers from the Calgary Flames. Byron played in 57 games with the Flames last season, scoring six goals and adding 13 assists.

Analysis: Byron was drafted in the sixth round, 179th overall, by Buffalo in the 2007 draft. He has 17 goals and 31 assists in 138 games with Buffalo and Calgary.
10/5/2015 Kenton Helgesen, Anh, LW
Helgesen has a foot injury for the Ducks.

Analysis: Helgesen is on injured reserve.
10/5/2015 Pascal Dupuis, Pit, LW
Dupuis is out indefinitely for the Pens.

Analysis: Dupuis's injury is officially undisclosed, though it appears the blood clots that sidelined him a year ago is the problem.
10/5/2015 Alexey Marchenko, Det, D
Marchenko has a lower-body injury.

Analysis: Marchenko's status for the season opener is unclear.
10/5/2015 Raffi Torres, SJ, LW
Torres was hit with the longest suspension in NHL history for a hit on another player when the league banned him Monday for the first 41 games of the season for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg.

Analysis: This marks the fifth and most significant suspension for Torres in his career. His previous longest ban had been a 21-game suspension - initially 25 games - for a high hit on Chicago's Marian Hossa in the first round of the playoffs in 2012 when he played with Phoenix. The previous longest suspension for player-on-player violence was a 30-game suspension to Chris Simon of the New York Islanders in December 2007 for stomping on the skate of Pittsburgh's Jarkko Ruutu.
10/5/2015 Scottie Upshall, StL, RW
St. Louis signed Upshall to a one-year, two-way contract.

Analysis: Upshall had been in training camp as a tryout. He is a 12-year veteran and had 15 points in 63 games with Florida last season. He's also played for Columbus, Phoenix, Philadelphia and Nashville and has 234 points in 553 games. Upshall was a first-round pick in the 2002 draft.
10/5/2015 Ken Appleby, NJ, G
The Devils have signed Appleby to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Analysis: The 20-year-old attended training camp as an amateur tryout, after previously attending the team's development camp in July. He had spent the past three seasons with Oshawa (OHL). Last season, he led the league with a 2.08 goals-against average, .924 save percentage and six shutouts (tie). During the OHL playoffs, Appleby was 16-5 with two shutouts and a 2.24 GAA.
10/5/2015 Ben Scrivens, Edm, G
The Oilers sent Scrivens and defenseman Nikita Nikitin to the minor leagues after they cleared waivers.

Analysis: Scrivens has one year left on his contract at a cap hit of $2.3 million.
10/5/2015 Nikita Nikitin, Edm, D
The Oilers sent Nikitin and goalie Ben Scrivens to the minor leagues after they cleared waivers.

Analysis: Nikitin has one year left on his contract at a cap hit of $4.5 million.
10/5/2015 Tim Erixon, Pit, D
Erixon was waived by Pittsburgh on Monday.

Analysis: Erixon scored two goals and had five assists in 42 games with Columbus, Chicago and Toronto last year.
10/5/2015 Mike Condon, Mon, G
Condon won the backup job behind Carey Price as Dustin Tokarski was put on waivers by the Canadiens on Monday.

Analysis: Condon has no NHL experience but posted a .244 goals-against average in 48 games with the AHL's Hamilton last year.
10/5/2015 Dustin Tokarski, Mon, G
Tokarski was put on waivers by the Canadiens on Monday.

Analysis: He went 6-6-4 with a 2.62 goals-against average last year in 16 starts. Mike Condon won the backup job behind Carey Price.
10/5/2015 Jay Harrison, Wpg, D
The Jets waived Harrison on Monday.

Analysis: He had three goals and six assists in 55 games between Carolina and Winnipeg last season.
10/5/2015 Max Talbot, Bos, C
The Bruins waived Talbot on Monday.

Analysis: He had five goals and 13 assists for Boston last year.
10/5/2015 Mason Raymond, Cgy, LW
The Flames waived Mason Raymond on Monday.

Analysis: Raymond, caught in the Flames' logjam at forward, has two years left on his contract at a cap hit of $3.15 million.
10/5/2015 Andrew MacDonald, Phi, D
The Flyers waived MacDonald on Monday.

Analysis: MacDonald has five years left on his contract at a salary-cap hit of $5 million. He'll still count $4.05 million against Philadelphia's cap even if he's sent to the American Hockey League.
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