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Camp Observations

from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,

Here are eight takeaways about what has already occurred at the training camp in Traverse City:

- What Jakub Vrana’s injury means
This depends on what the specialist says after today’s examination. But the bottom line: if he is sidelined for an extended period, the impact will like last season’s loss of Tyler Bertuzzi after nine games. Vrana is expected to be the team’s go-to goal scorer.  An extended Vrana absence from the lineup could create another roster spot for one of the rookies like Joe Veleno,  Jonatan Berggren or Lucas Raymond. Or, it might open the door for Bobby Ryan who is in training camp on a tryout contract....

- Cost of Jonatan Berggren’s Injury
If he’s back quickly and truly ready to play, the cost will be minimal to Berggren. The Red Wings say he’s day-to-day. If he is ready to play in the preseason games, he will have more than enough time to show if he belongs in the NHL. The best guess:  Rookies will play most, if not all, of the preseason games.

What we saw before he was injured is a player that can control play in traffic. He has patience with the puck and can make plays.

- Expectations for Mo Seider
Fans got a trip back to reality in the Red and White game when Pius Suter stripped the puck from Seider and scored.

“Seider got careless there,” Blashill said. “He stayed inside, Suits stayed with it and found a way to score, so good for him.”

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- Expectations for Mo Seider
Fans got a trip back to reality in the Red and White game when Pius Suter stripped the puck from Seider and scored.

“Seider got careless there,” Blashill said. “He stayed inside, Suits stayed with it and found a way to score, so good for him.”

I thought Seider eased up on that play. I bet if that was against another team, Seider would have taken him off his feet. I am glad he is not inclined to hurt his own players during a scrimmage. Not saying Seider was in the best position because he was soft there.

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 09/27/21 at 10:53 AM ET

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Opposing NBA players who are unvaccinated will able to enter Canada/play in Toronto vs. Raptors under a ‘National Interest Exemption’ (covers MLB and NHL too) but will require testing upon entry, league-mandated testing while here and be restricted to hotel and arena.

Michael Grange tweet

I haven’t seen anything from the NHL regarding this.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/27/21 at 11:08 AM ET

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NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly in an email to CP: “At this point in time we have made a decision not to seek a National Interest Exemption” for the 2021-22 season.

via Joshua Clipperton tweet

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 09/27/21 at 11:52 AM ET

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