from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,
Marco Kasper’s NHL debut for the Detroit Red Wings ended in rave reviews and with a broken kneecap. He suffered the injury while crashing knee first into the boards during a game at Toronto’s Scotiaback Arena.
Even though it was just a one-game audition, Kasper was leaving his veteran NHL teammates suitably impressed.
“Seeing Marco play that game and practice with us, it seems like there’s a lot of good players coming that would help us, help us a lot,” Red Wings defenseman Olli Maatta said.
Reports out of Austria are providing indications that Kasper’s rehab from his season-ending injury are also providing positive returns.
The 19-year-old center, the eighth selection of the 2022 NHL entry draft by Detroit, is already off crutches less than six weeks after suffering the injury as he progressively regains his health. Kasper is working out in Klagenfurt with many of the players from his old club....
He’s reporting no pain from the injury, only stiffness in the movements of the leg as he recovers full use of his knee. Kasper is focusing on upper body workouts to build up his strength as he aims toward earning a spot with the Red Wings in training camp next fall. As his progression continues, projections are that Kasper will be back on skates within a month.
Steve Ellis of The Daily Faceoff on some of the players who impressed him yesterday at the WC.
I’ve just loved what Carter Mazur (DET) has done for the Americans. He just seems to know where he needs to be and uses the extra space to his advantage. He scored on an excellent shot for the Americans, and was one of the more noticeable forwards up front.
Joe Veleno (DET) was also part of that fourth checking line for Canada, and he scored a goal and assisted on two others. Things just seemed to work for Veleno around the net.
This looks semi-familiar...
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