Hamonic heading to Vancouver?
Elliotte Friedman: There is speculation that defenseman Travis Hamonic will be at the Vancouver Canucks training camp on a PTO. More should be known this morning as the GM and coach are scheduled to speak.
Weber on a PTO with the Predators
Quick Hits involving the Rangers, Sabres, Panthers and Devils
“Right now, we’ll just list them as day to day and hopefully none of it is long term and that we’ll get them back on the ice as soon as possible,” Gorton said. “Any time we can give you an update on these guys, we will.” — Dan Rosen
Buffalo Sabres forward Jack Eichel missed his second straight day of training camp with an upper-body injury. Coach Ralph Krueger said they don’t want to rush Eichel or goaltender Linus Ullmark.
“I would say it still remains day to day, but I’ll give you a heads up that my initial assessment would be that we will give Jack another day at least and the same with (goalie) Linus (Ullmark).”
Sabres Victor Olofsson didn’t come back on the ice for their second session. He crashed into the net.
Panthers GM Bill Zito said that Henrik Borgstrom and Aleksi Saarela will finish their SM-liiga season before the sides make a decision whether to come to North America or not. Both are restricted free agents and would need an NHL contract.
“We had a lot of discussions about what might be the best for to jumpstart his career, get a restart and a positive focus moving forward,” Zito said.
“As far as what’s the next step for him, obviously long term is the most important thing. If it means giving him another short day tomorrow, so be it. The most important thing is he’s ready by January 14.”