Updates on Bobby Ryan, Nail Yakupov, Daniel Winnik and Nikolaj Ehlers, plus the latest on the Canadiens, Canucks and Flames. 

OTTAWA SUN/OTTAWA CITIZEN: Bobby Ryan has returned to Ottawa for Senators’ training camp, healthy and ready for a larger leadership role. As for contract talks, Ryan expects they’ll pick up soon, and describes their early discussions as amicable.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It could cost the Senators $7 million per season on a long-term deal to re-sign Ryan. 

The Oilers need improvement from Nail Yakupov.

The Oilers need improvement from Nail Yakupov.

EDMONTON JOURNAL: David Staples believes Nail Yakupov will generate more offense this season.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Oilers certainly need more from Yakupov if they’re to improve in the standings this season.

NATIONAL POST: Daniel Winnik intends to bring a “hard-nosed, defense-first attitude” to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Winnik signed with the Leafs this summer as a free agent.

RDS.CA: The Montreal Canadiens have invited former Carolina Hurricanes winger Drayson Bowman to training camp on a tryout basis.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: That could put an end to rumors of the Canadiens inviting Dustin Penner to camp.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Jets signed 2014 first-round pick Nikolaj Ehlers to a three-year entry-level contract.

VANCOUVER PROVINCE: The Canucks have spared no expense when it comes to improving their front office staff.

SPORTSNET: Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving will soon begin evaluating the state of his club’s talent pipeline.