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Date Player
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.
10/5/2015 Mike Weaver, Mon, D
Weaver has retired at 37 after an 11-year career in the NHL in which he played the last two seasons with the Montreal Canadiens.

Analysis: He announced his retirement Monday in a statement by the NHL Players' Association, saying he ''never could have imagined'' such a career. Weaver also played for Atlanta, Los Angeles, Vancouver, St. Louis and Florida. Undrafted out of Michigan State, Weaver helped Montreal reach the Eastern Conference finals in the 2013-14 season.
10/4/2015 Freddie Hamilton, Col, C
The Calgary Flames acquired center Freddie Hamilton from the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday for a conditional seventh-round pick next year. Hamilton will report to the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League.

Analysis: The 23-year-old Hamilton appeared in 18 NHL games last season, going scoreless in one game for San Jose and scoring a goal in 17 games for Colorado. He also had two goals and two assists in five games for Lake Erie in the AHL.
10/4/2015 Jonas Gustavsson, Bos, G
The Boston Bruins signed backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson to a one-year, $700,000 deal Sunday. The former Red Wings and Maple Leafs goalie is expected to back up Tuukka Rask.

Analysis: Gustavsson, 30, has appeared in 148 NHL games, posting a 60-55-21 record with a 2.89 goals against average and .901 save percentage. He represented Sweden in the 2014 Olympics and won a silver medal.
10/4/2015 Zack Kassian, Mon, RW
Kassian has entered a substance abuse program after being involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Analysis: The NHL and the NHL Players Association announced Monday that Kassian has been placed in "Stage Two of the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program." He is suspended without pay until he is cleared for on-ice competition by the program administrators.
10/4/2015 Dylan Strome, Ari, C
The Coyotes have assigned Strome to Erie of the OHL after their first-round pick from this year's draft made a strong push for a roster spot.

Analysis: Arizona used the third overall pick in the 2015 draft on Strome, behind Connor McDavid of Edmonton and Jack Eichel of Buffalo. The Coyotes are undergoing a youth movement and Strome was impressive during camp, but they decided to send him back to his junior team to gain more experience.
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