11:25 a.m.: Welcome to the NHL training camp live blog where we’ll be providing updates throughout the day from reports all across the league. Training camp officially opened Wednesday, but that was an off-ice day. Thursday marks the return to rinks, which brings smiles to fans across the league.
Here’s what’s brewing so far:
It appeared that Dan Cleary was going to be a Philadelphia Flyer. Then, he wasn’t. Instead, he’s headed back to the Detroit Red Wings after a prolonged saga centering around the 35-year-old forward. According to TSN’s Aaron Ward, Cleary will sign for one year and just under $2 million. That’s a far cry from the reported three-year deal he had supposedly agreed to with the Flyers before everything fell apart.
Source saying Dan Cleary deal with Detroit Red Wings is expected to be 1 year at $1.75M #TSN— Aaron Ward (@aaronward_nhl) September 12, 2013
The last time we saw Marc-Andre Fleury, the Penguins goalie was benched in favor of Tomas Vokoun after another rash of just really poor goaltending. Fleury hasn’t really done much to inspire faith in his return to the ice. The Pens scrimmaged Thursday, and Fleury gave up four goals. Ouch. Sidney Crosby scored one of the goals.
#TribHKY And Kunitz makes is 4-0 for Group B. All scored against Fleury. #pens scrimmage— Rob Rossi (@RobRossi_Trib) September 12, 2013