The season has kicked off in the NHL, with the AHL about to get underway, and the clinic remains fairly quiet. The biggest news of the week was the accident, injury, and subsequent suspension of Habs forward Zack Kassian. Elsewhere the majority of the roster is faring well, although there are a few question marks surrounding some IceCaps as there is precious little information on their status.
Kassian (RW) suffered a broken foot and nose in his early morning accident and entered the NHL/NHLPA Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health program. The duration of his leave from the team is undetermined.
Michael Bournival (LW) began skating again (albeit with a tinted visor) which is a positive step for his recovery from post-concussion symptoms. He's currently still in the NHL, but when he's ready you can expect a conditioning stint in the AHL.
Tim Bozon (LW, AHL) suffered a shoulder injury during an AHL preseason game after a check from behind into the boards and will miss two to three weeks of action.
Ryan Johnston (D, AHL) has not played since the Red vs. White scrimmage on September 20th. He did not play in any of the three IceCaps preseason games but is not officially listed as injured.
Mark MacMillan (C, AHL) missed all of the rookie tournament and training camp with a 'lower body injury' that required surgery back in March of this year. Not much is publicized about the nature of the injury or the timeline of his recovery, however it is significant enough that he did not travel to Newfoundland with the rest of the players who were assigned to the AHL, and continues to receive treatment in Montreal.
Brandon McNally (LW, AHL) has not played since the Red vs. White scrimmage on September 20th, and is listed as injured on the AHL training camp roster. The nature of his injury has not been publicized.
Josiah Didier (D, AHL) has not played since the September 13th game against Ottawa in the Rookie Tournament and is listed as injured on the AHL training camp roster. The nature of his injury has not been publicized.