Camp recap: Jeff Carter suffers upper body injury

The training camp period for the 2022-23 NHL season has begun. The league’s 32 teams have begun their preparations, and brings you all the latest news, live from training camps.

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Pittsburgh Penguins

Jeff Carter injured his upper body during an intersquad game on Saturday.

The center retreated to the locker room midway through the second period. Carter is normally the center of the third line behind Sidney Crosby and Evgeny Malkin.

Carter, who played at right wing Kasperi Kapanen during the first three days of training camp, is still under evaluation, said coach Mike Sullivan.

« He’s a silent leader, » Sullivan said of Carter. He minds his business. I think he is leading by example. He has a good relationship with his teammates. There are some players who have really taken to ‘Carts’. This is the case of [Kapanen], for example. I know they have a very good relationship.

“Carts is a mentor for ‘Kappy’, he tries to help him by sharing his experiences. That’s the kind of leader he is. »

Carter had 46 points (19 goals, 26 assists) in 76 games last season. – Wes Crosby

Detroit Red Wings

Tyler Bertuzzi is being assessed on a daily basis due to an undisclosed injury.

The forward still hasn’t stepped on the ice since the start of training camp and it’s unclear if he’ll play in Sunday’s intrasquad game.

« We don’t expect it to be very long, » coach Derek Lalonde said on Saturday. We might even see it tomorrow. If not, we should see it soon. »

Bertuzzi finished second on the Red Wings last season in goals (30) and points (62) in 68 games.

the attacker Oskar Sundqvist (undisclosed) was also absent on Saturday.

« He will be reassessed daily, » Lalonde said. We probably won’t see him again as soon as Tyler, but I don’t expect his absence to last forever. »

Sundqvist had eight points (four goals, four assists) in 18 games with Detroit after being acquired in a trade from the St. Louis Blues on March 21.

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