By Joe Haggerty
CSNNE.com Bruins Insider Follow @hackswithhaggs
WILMINGTON The news wasnt all that bad for Steve Kampfer on Friday, as the puck-moving defenseman learned hell miss 2-4 weeks with a sprained MCL in his left knee.
Kampfer suffered the injury during a third period collision with Ottawa defenseman Jared Cowen, and had to be helped off the ice after playing an excellent preseason game from the Bs backline. The move knocks Kampfer out for the first few weeks of the season, and means that Matt Bartkowski has secured the seventh defensemen spot out of training camp after being the last guy cut during camp last year.
Kampfer suffered a right knee injury at the end of last season that knocked him out for the first few rounds of the playoffs, but he was fully healed by the time the conference finals rolled around.
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Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while wondering what Melissa McCarthy is going to do now that Spicey is gone.
*The debut for Philadelphia Flyers top pick Nolan Patrick has been scratched due to “an infection in his face.” Boy, this kid can’t get healthy, can he?
*Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill is 100 percent sure that the Winged Wheels will be making a return to the playoffs this season.
*PHT writer and FOH (Friend of Haggs) Jason Brough has hope returning to the city of Houston that they might get an NHL franchise one of these days.
*Travis Yost delves into shooting percentage and some of the nuances when properly trying to break it down statistically.
*There are new season ticket charges for Habs fans in Montreal, and boy are they pissed off about it. Feels like the kind of thing that could push them to riot in the streets or flood 911 emergency lines if the Canadiens aren’t too careful about it.
*Young Blues defenseman Colton Parayko signs a five-year deal with St. Louis to avoid salary arbitration while the D-man taken exactly one pick before him by the Bruins in the draft, Matt Grzelcyk, is going to be hard-pressed to move past the AHL level this season.
*For something completely different: What would Ivan Drago have been doing with his life after his showdown with Rocky in Mother Russia?