Maple Leafs down the Senators in preseason play, the Jets fall to the Wild, plus the latest on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Erik Karlsson and more.
TORONTO STAR: Mason Raymond continued to make his case for a roster spot with the Maple Leafs, chipping in a goal and an assist in their 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson’s skating form appears to have returned to normal, logging 29 minutes in the loss to the Maple Leafs.
NATIONAL POST: Joe Colborne is running out of time to make his mark with the Maple Leafs.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s anticipated Raymond will get a one-year contract for just under $1 million. Good news for the Senators that Karlsson’s skating is showing no lingering after-effects from last season’s Achille tendon injury.
WINNIPEG SUN: The Winnipeg Jets fell 4-1 to the Minnesota Wild in preseason play.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: My reaction to Nugent-Hopkins’ new contract can be found here.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Injuries could give Canadiens prospect defenseman Jarred Tinordi a better shot at making the roster this season.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: Ed Willes reports the Canucks are determined to get younger, but their best prospects probably aren’t ready yet.
CALGARY SUN: Randy Sportak breaks down the Flames position battles.