The Hockey News Daily Dish: Sept. 22

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Dan Arritt of the Los Angeles Times writes about the Ducks’ struggle to get under the salary cap. (more…)

Boston: Barbara Matson of the Boston Globe writes that if he wants to become the Bruins’ No. 1 goalie again, Manny Fernandez has to show what he’s got. (more…)

Buffalo: John Vogl of the Buffalo News writes that owner Tom Golisano is expecting a good year from the Sabres. (more…)

Carolina: Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer writes that Dan LaCouture is trying to crack the Canes’ lineup and make a comeback to the NHL. (more…)

Chicago: Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune writes about Brian Campbell’s early success with the Hawks. (more…)… Len Ziehm of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that coach Denis Savard plans on playing Martin Havlat on a line with Jonathan Toews. (more…)

Paul Stastny, Wojtek Wolski and Marek Svatos all missed scrimmage Sunday, but are not seriously injured. (more…)

Columbus: Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Post-Dispatch speculates on what the team will look like coming out of camp. (more…)

Dallas: Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News writes that Stars management are pleased with Loui Eriksson’s showing early in pre-season. (more…)

Dave Dye of the Detroit News writes that Jiri Hudler is playing on a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen. (more…)… Valtteri Filppula left a scrimmage after being hit by Aaron Downey. (more…)

Brian Biggane of the Palm Beach Post wonders if winning will persuade Jay Bouwmeester to stay. (more…)

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Los Angeles: Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times writes that Patrick O’Sullivan is still awaiting a new contract and has yet to show up at training camp. (more…)

New York Islanders:
Greg Logan of New York Newsday writes that the enforcer role will only be part time under new coach Scott Gordon. (more…)

Pittsburgh: Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writes that Sergei Gonchar is ready for an MRI and may end up being out for a while after getting injured Saturday. (more…)

San Jose: David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News writes that Torrey Mitchell will miss about eight weeks after suffering a broken leg. (more…)

Tampa Bay: Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times writes that head coach Barry Melrose will cut Vinny Lecavalier and Martin St-Louis’ ice time, because he thought they were overworked last season. (more…)

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