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Radim Vrbata (knee) will be in action against the Kings in Monday's preseason matchup.

Impact

Vrbata joined the Yotes from Vancouver during the offseason. While in the Great White North, the winger notched 13 goals and 14 helpers but was a horrific minus-30. His plus/minus rating, along with concerns about his knee injury, likely convinced the Canucks to let the 35-year-old walk, but Arizona were willing to take the risk and had the cap space to sign him to a one-year deal worth $1 million. Vrbata will be high risk, high reward for fantasy owners depending on whether we get the 2014-15 player that racked up 63 points or the 2015-16 veteran who snagged 27 points.

Kevin Porter (ankle) will be in the lineup for Tuesday's preseason matchup with Detroit, Seth Rorabaugh of DK on Pittsburgh Sports reports.

Impact

After missing the start of the year with an elbow injury, Porter was bit by the injury bug again during the 2015-16 campaign and missed the final 43 games of the year including the postseason. Healthy again, the veteran will look to prove why he was brought in last season in the first place. Word of warning to fantasy owners, the center has never played an 82-game NHL season, as he topped out at 74 outings with Colorado during 2010-11.

Nick Mattson has been released by Chicago on Monday, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports.

Impact

Mattson was selected by the Hawks in the sixth round of the 2010 NHL Draft but never suited up in the majors. A product of the University of North Dakota, the blueliner split last season between the AHL and ECHL where he garnered 22 points in a combined 65 contests. Odds are the 24-year-old will have to land an AHL contract or head overseas to continue his professional career.

Timo Meier is under the weather and will miss the Sharks' preseason opener against the Canucks on Tuesday, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports.

Impact

Meier was selected ninth overall by San Jose in the 2015 NHL Draft and has spent the past three years playing in the QMJHL. In each of those seasons, the teenager averaged over a point per game, including the 2014-15 campaign in which he notched an astounding 90 points in 61 outings. Even before coming down with an illness, the organization was likely leaning towards returning the winger to juniors in order to allow his game more time to mature, but the longer he is sidelined, the more sense that move makes.

Nikita Nesterov agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Tampa Bay on Monday worth $725,000.

Impact

Nesterov tallied just nine points in 57 contests last season, which appears to have convinced the Lightning to give him at least one more year to show what he can do. The 23-year-old figures to be in a battle for ice time for the duration of the campaign, barring injury, but will no longer have to worry about being sent down to the minors under the terms of a two-way deal. Given the uncertainty regarding the blueliner's spot on the depth chart, fantasy owners may want to hold off on slotting Nesterov into their lineups.

Nicolas Kerdiles will be held out of training camp practices indefinitely due to concussion-like symptoms.

Impact

Kerdiles has yet to make his NHL debut and was always a long shot to make the Opening Night roster, however given the uncertain timeline around recovery from a concussion, this could almost certainly guarantee the 22-year-old ends up back with AHL San Diego. The former Wisconsin Badger was selected by Anaheim in the second round of the 2012 NHL Draft and notched 15 goals and 12 assists in 45 outings last year. Kerdiles could probably still use some time to develop, so you may want to hold off on picking him up except in the deepest of dynasty leagues.

Roberto Luongo has been named the starter for the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Predators, George Richards of the Miami Herald reports.

Impact

Luongo spent the offseason rehabbing a hip injury, but is ready to go for the start of the 2016-17 campaign. After struggling in his first full year with Florida, the netminder resumed his top tier form last year as he went 35-19-6 including four shutouts and a .922 save percentage. Assuming he can stay healthy, the 37-year-old should make it three consecutive seasons with 60+ appearances in goal.

Brian Elliott will make his first appearance in goal for the Flames' preseason contest Monday in Calgary, Aaron Vickers of NHL.com reports.

Impact

Elliott gets the start in the home contest against the Oilers, while Jon Gillies will be in goal on the road in the Flames other contest Monday. Elliott takes over as the clear starter for Calgary after splitting time with Jake Allen in St. Louis last season and should be motivated to perform well as he is set to be a free agent at the end of the year. Without competition for playing time, the netminder could finally break through the 30-win threshold, which would be a first for the 31-year-old.

Kings general manager Dean Lombardi indicated Monday that Marian Gaborik (foot) will likely miss eight weeks, Helene Elliott of the LA Times reports.

Impact

While Gaborik's play at the World Cup could have served as a means to get him into game shape ahead of the NHL season, it instead turned out as a disaster for both he and the Kings. After posting just 22 points (12 goals, 10 assists) over 54 games last season, the veteran was looking for a bounce back season in 2016-17. While that may still be the case, potential fantasy owners will need to factor in lost time to begin the season.

Patrick Cullity will join the Islanders on a professional tryout agreement, Shannon Hogan of MSG Networks reports.

Impact

Cullity, a product of the University of Vermont, went undrafted out of college and has bounced between the ECHL and AHL thus far in his career. Making the Isles' roster seems like a long shot, however the 29-year-old has a chance to secure a two-way deal if he can impress the New York brass during training camp.

Duncan Keith (knee) will not participate in the Blackhawks' first four preseason games, Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Impact

Despite the knee injury, Keith should return to his 2015-16 form that saw him rack up nine goals and 34 assists, including 18 points with the man advantage. Even if it takes the blueliner a few games to shake off the rust, fantasy owners would be hard pressed to find a more consistent scorer among defensemen.

Marian Gaborik (foot) will miss the remainder of the World Cup for Team Europe and could be sidelined for the start of the NHL season, Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet reports.

Impact

The loss of Gaborik will be a huge blow to underdog Team Europe who are already going to be tested by the speed and skill of Team Canada. Perhaps more importantly for fantasy owners, the winger's status for the start of the 2016-17 campaign is now in question. The veteran had a down year, last season as he garnered a paltry 22 points. When factoring in the drop in production, plus injury concerns, owners may want to shy away from utilizing Gaborik until he can show he still has some left in the tank.

Steve Bernier signed a professional tryout agreement with the Islanders on Monday, Shannon Hogan of MSG Networks reports.

Impact

Bernier has a decent shot at making the Opening Night roster and will likely be competing with the injured Cal Clutterbuck (lower body) for the final spot on the right side. Even if he does make the squad, the 31-year-old could find himself as a healthy scratch night to night. In his brief 24 appearances for New York last year, Bernier notched just six points and nine PIM, along with 42 hits; not the type of production to spur fantasy owners to start adding him to their lineups.

Marian Gaborik's status is uncertain, as he injured his lower body in the second period of Sunday's game but was able to return, Renaud Lavoie of the Journal de Montreal reports.

Impact

Team Europe is still waiting to find out more information about Gaborik's status. There will likely be more updates on the information they find out in the near future.

Tomas Nosek (knee) won't play in Tuesday's preseason opener and is day-to-day, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

Impact

Nosek limped off the ice Monday after he was hit in training camp by Steve Ott. The indication of day-to-day means his injury isn't too serious, and he should get the chance to play again relatively soon, and his overall season shouldn't be affected.

Tyler Graovac says he's fully healthy after struggling with a groin injury that required surgery to repair his bilateral core muscle, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Impact

Graovac is battling Zac Dalpe and Joel Eriksson-Ek for the center spot on the fourth line. Graovac was able to play with the injury last season but wasn't at full strength. He scored just 16 points at AHL Iowa in 39 games after scoring 46 points in 73 games in 2014-15. Graovac will need to pass through waivers if he goes to the AHL this season, so the Wild will give him a hard look in training camp.

Auston Matthews is expected to be at Leafs' camp Tuesday after playing for Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey, reports TSN.

Impact

He got a few games off following his impressive first-line appearance on Team North America alongside Connor McDavid. Matthews looked every part of the young star he is to become and the comps to a bigger Jonathan Toews were clear at the tourney. The Leafs have a good one. A Calder nomination should come this year.

Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello is "very pleased with what we see right now" from Mitch Marner at training camp, reports the Toronto Sun.

Impact

"I've seen a lot more poise, a lot of maturity and I think he's done a tremendous job this year," said the Leafs' big boss on Sunday. Marner has been lining up with veterans Brook Laich and Colin Greening at training camp and the two veterans have been instilling the merits of a 200-foot game into the young offensive wizard. "He's so smart, so slippery and everybody knows about his offensive talent," Laich said. "But he's going to make the team based on how well he can play the 200-foot game, not just the 100-foot game in the offensive zone." Toronto's pre-season opener is Monday, so game action will help gauge how ready Marner is for full-time duty.

Ales Hemsky (groin) could resume skating later in the week.

Impact

Hemsky was believed to require 7-10 days for recovery from the issue but a bumped up timetable has surfaced that seems to suggest the groin issue is minor. Unless something changes, he should be good to go for the start of the regular season.

Nick Bonino's foot injury is believed to be minor despite him skipping practice Monday due to soreness, Josh Yohe of DKSports reports.

Impact

Bonino doesn't appear in danger of missing time during the regular season because of the issue, but it could take a few days to get over. Fortunately, he seems to have avoided the major concerns involved in taking a shot off of the foot.