In today’s compilation of Canadian NHL team news: Leafs forward Phil Kessel is learning to loosen up…Some good news on Canadiens defenseman Chris Campoli…Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec on how a scary incident last season changed his outlook…Canucks aware of fine line between a hit and a suspension…Senators goalie Craig Anderson confident heading into this season…Rookie cracks Flames lineup…The Oilers final roster.
TORONTO STAR: Phil Kessel appears to be coming out of his shell in Toronto.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Chris Campoli traveled with his teammates from Quebec City to Toronto on Sunday, which appears to indicate he didn’t suffer a concussion after being knocked out of Saturday’s Canadiens-Tampa Bay Lightning game following a head shot from Lightning forward Ryan Malone.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec’s positive outlook on life was reinforced following a scary incident early last season when he passed out during a game against the Washington Capitals.
VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Canucks are aware of the fine line that separates head hits from suspension following two incidents involving defenseman Alexander Edler and forward Marco Sturm during a recent preseason game against the Edmonton Oilers.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators goalie Craig Anderson noted the low expectations for the Senators this season, reflecting upon how he faced a similar situation entering the 2009-10 season with the Colorado Avalanche, who went on that season to make the playoffs.
CALGARY SUN: Flames rookie Roman Horak will be part of the roster on opening night.
EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers have made their final cuts and their roster for opening night appears set.