Quick Hits: Joey MacDonald, Jordan Martinook, Zach Bogosian, Derek Roy
Sorry for the lack of posting, been on vacation to end the summer, here are some Quick Hits from around the league:
- Detroit Red Wings goaltender Joey MacDonald would like to be traded. MacDonald was seemingly going to serve as the team’s backup to Jimmy Howard after the departure of Ty Conklin, but the acquisition of Jonas Gustavsson leaves him without a job once again. An untimely injury to another netminder might be MacDonald’s best hope of catching on with another NHL club.
- The Phoenix Coyotes announced Monday that they’ve signed center Jordan Martinook to an entry-level contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
- Winnipeg Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian is expected to be out for four to six months following successful wrist surgery on Friday. Bogosian’s wrist had been bothering him for the past two seasons and it caused him to miss some games last year. He was bothered by the ailment during his training earlier this month, so it was decided that surgery to repair a chronic ligament tear would be the best option.
- Derek Roy hasn’t done much skating following off-season shoulder surgery, but he is still on track to return in November. ”I haven’t skated in a while,” he said. “I am going to start skating in three weeks or a month, and get that back up to speed, keep rehabbing the shoulder and move forward.” The Dallas Stars and Roy made the decision to opt for surgery after he was acquired from Buffalo in July to ensure that he plays at the highest level he can with his new team. He will be counted on to ease the loss of Mike Ribeiro as the club’s second-line center this campaign.
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