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The health of defenceman Andrei Markov is the No. 1 concern as the Canadiens gather at their training facility in Brossard on Friday for the start of their main training camp.
Physicals and fitness testing are on the schedule for Day One and a setback in his rehabilitation from knee surgery will limit Markov’s participation when the players hit the ice Sunday.
Defenseman Drew Doughty was not expected to report to the Kings’ El Segundo training facility Friday for the first day of training camp, clouding the start of the season for a team that had finally assembled the scoring power, depth and maturity to contend for the Stanley Cup.
Doughty, a restricted free agent, was home in Canada late Thursday while his agent, Don Meehan, and the Kings remained at odds over a new contract. Meehan said he had received communication from the Kings on Wednesday and replied Thursday after talking to Doughty.
Sergei Samsonov , who played for the Detroit Vipers, has been skating with the Red Wings during the conditioning period.
An unsigned unrestricted free agent, Samsonov lives in Oakland Township and is considering several professional tryouts.
Nothing, though, is definite.
With Marchand being signed and Savard confirming that he’ll miss the upcoming season due to injury, the Bruins roster has fully taken shape for the upcoming season.
New York Islanders forward John Tavares and Buffalo Sabres defenceman Tyler Myers are both on the verge of multi-year contract extensions with their respective teams.
While the deals have not yet been finalized, they are both believed to be in six-year range and worth an annual average of roughly $5.5 million.
Both Tavares and Myers have one year left remaining on their entry-level deals signed in 2009.