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Weekend notes: Injuries hitting hard around the NHL as regular season approaches

With NHL teams finally able to start putting players through waivers yesterday, expect to see some movement between squads as injuries force some teams to find short-term solutions to critical problems. Nashville will at some point have to expose a few players to waivers, based on the list of eligible players still remaining in camp. Last night, the Preds sent a dozen players packing, mostly to the Milwaukee Admirals.

Follow after the jump for reaction to last night's Nashville-Washington preseason game, and a look at two goalies, a top defenseman, and one of the game's best playmaking centers who could be on the shelf 

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Predators News

Former general manager recognized leadership qualities in Trotz as a junior - Nashville Predators Examiner
Another great feature from Jim Diamond, touching on the connection between Barry Trotz and a member of the Columbus front office.

Line combinations still a mystery for the Predators - Nashville Predators Examiner
We all know that Barry Trotz is an inveterate line juggler, but could Sergei Kostitsyn really get the chance to work alongside Patric Hornqvist once the regular season starts? That's a huge opportunity for him.

Preds On The Glass: Predators Lose 2-1 to Capitals in Defensive Contest
Buddy's got a comprehensive review of last night's game, including audio from Barry Trotz and some of the players.

See Puck City: Rookie Defense + Lacking Captain Debut = Caps Win 2-1
Matthew Lombardi as an X-Men character. I like it...

Preds Drop 2-1 Decision To Capitals - Predlines
Amanda's disappointed to see Taylor Beck head out so quickly.

Preds Snapshot to Debut October 5 on FS Tennessee -
The team's season preview show will air several times on FS-TN to help get things kicked off.

Nashville Predators: 2010-11 preview - Sporting News
This preview focuses on the need to make a deeper run in the playoffs.

Postgame ponderings - Predators Insider
Josh's thoughts include some high praise for Matt Halischuk. Given the numbers game, however, I can't see him making the opening night roster.

Around the NHL

The Wade Redden Error is over for the New York Rangers - Puck Daddy
Because when you shell out $6.4 million over 4 years for a guy like Derek Boogaard, you have to make tough choices, like eating Wade Redden's salary and hiding him in the AHL.

News Gets Worse on Savvy; What Does It Mean? - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Marc Savard talked with the press, saying he's "not close" to coming back from post-concussion syndrome. Will they have to rush Tyler Seguin into a major role at center to fill the void?

Islanders Intrasquad Scrimmage [open thread]: Streit injured - Lighthouse Hockey
The Islanders rely heavily on Mark Streit, and if he's lost for very long, they'll be in big trouble.

Is Michael Leighton's injury more serious than we think? - Broad Street Hockey
And are the Flyers in danger of losing one of their netminders for a length of time, too?

Josh Harding Out for the Season - Now What? - Hockey Wilderness
A tough break for Minnesota as they lose their backup to a knee injury. Does the phone ring for Jose Theodore?

Puckhead's Thoughts: PK Shines As Caps Down Nashville
One PP's failures are another PK's success.

Marty Turco feeling at home with Hawks - ESPN
Chicago's new goalie says all the right things about his new team.

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