William Nylander C/LW TOR
Mon 9/25/23 7:54 PM
Nylander had five shots, eight attempts, was around the puck all game and had some chemistry with line mate Max Domi in Sunday's first exhibition game.
EDGE AnalysisHe started off slowly at the dot, but finished at 50 percent, winning 11-of-22 draws. And he nearly tied up the game in the final 20 seconds on a feed from Domi. Nylander could move up to the second line if he flourishes down the middle, ultimately bumping John Tavares to line three or the wing. We're a long way from that, but it's not an unreasonable possibility, and that could push him up even higher on draft boards.
Sonny Milano W WSH
Mon 9/25/23 7:26 PM
Milano tallied a goal, four shots and two hits during Sunday's 4-3 preseason loss to the Sabres.
EDGE AnalysisMilano netted the tying goal in the third period before the Capitals fell in the shootout. The 27-year-old acquitted himself well in his first season in Washington, posting 11 goals and 33 points in 62 games. With a three-year, $5.7 million contract extension in hand, The Long Island native will be counted on to be a sparkplug in the Capitals' top-nine and is worth a flyer in deeper formats as long as he can stay healthy.
IRPavel Francouz G COL
Mon 9/25/23 3:51 PM
Francouz (groin) was placed on injured reserve Thursday, per CBS.
EDGE AnalysisFrancouz is still recovering from the adductor procedure he underwent following the Avalanche's first-round playoff loss last year, and it sounds like his status for Colorado's first game of the season Oct. 11 versus LA could be in doubt. If Francouz is forced to miss time to begin the year, look for Justus Annunen to step in as Alexandar Georgiev's backup.
Nate Schnarr C CBJ
Mon 9/25/23 3:42 PM
Schnarr was released from his professional tryout agreement with the Blue Jackets on Saturday, per CBS.
EDGE AnalysisSchnarr split between AHL Laval and AHL Ontario last year, picking up nine points in 45 appearances. It wouldn't be surprising to see him secure a two-way contract with another team prior to the start of the 2023-24 campaign.
Ty Young G VAN
Mon 9/25/23 3:41 PM
Young signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Vancouver on Monday.
EDGE AnalysisYoung posted a 15-13-4 record last season with a 3.89 GAA and an .889 save percentage in 34 games for WHL Prince George. The Canucks selected the 19-year-old netminder in the fifth round of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. Vancouver returned Young to the Cougars on Monday.
Cameron Hillis C DET
Mon 9/25/23 3:33 PM
Hillis was released from his professional tryout offer with Detroit on Sunday, per CBS.
EDGE AnalysisHillis spent most of the 2022-23 season with the ECHL's Indy Fuel, racking up 14 goals and 50 points, but he also appeared in 18 games with AHL Rockford, recording two assists over that span. The 23-year-old forward will likely now set his sights on securing an AHL-only contract with another team.
Mike Vecchione C FA
Mon 9/25/23 12:21 PM
The Capitals released Vecchione on Monday to AHL Hershey training camp.
EDGE AnalysisVecchione, who inked a two-year contract extension with the Bears in February through the 2024-25 season, had been attending camp with Washington on a tryout basis. He generated 23 goals and 55 points in 68 AHL contests last campaign.
Jimmy Huntington LW WSH
Mon 9/25/23 12:13 PM
Washington released Huntington on Monday to AHL Hershey training camp.
EDGE AnalysisHuntington agreed an AHL contract with the Bears back in July for the 2023-24 season. He had been attending camp with the Capitals on a tryout basis. Huntington notched nine goals and 28 points in 51 contests last campaign with AHL Milwaukee.
Peyton Jones G FA
Mon 9/25/23 11:55 AM
Minnesota released Jones from his professional tryout agreement Monday.
EDGE AnalysisJones, who has a contract for the 2023-24 season with ECHL Iowa, is expected to attend training camp with Minnesota's AHL affiliate first. He split the 2022-23 season between Belfast and Nottingham of the United Kingdom's EIHL prior to coming back to North America.
Hunter Jones G MIN
Mon 9/25/23 11:38 AM
Jones was assigned to AHL Iowa on Monday.
EDGE AnalysisJones posted an 11-17-9 record with a 3.07 GAA and a .905 save percentage in 38 ECHL contests last campaign. He has appeared in just 10 AHL games in addition to 60 ECHL contests over the past two seasons.