NHL Recaps: Trevor Zegras hurt in preseason action, Nazem Kadri Flames debut, and more

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Nov 16, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Trevor Zegras (46) celebrates after the game against the Washington Capitals at Honda Center. The Ducks defeated the Capitals 3-2 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Recaps: September 28, 2022

The preseason action rolled on but not without a little bit of concern regarding one of the league’s top young stars, Anaheim Ducks Trevor Zegras.

Trevor Zegras injured against Yotes

Ducks 3 vs Coyotes 1

In a meaningless exhibition match, Zegras was caught in open ice during the second period by Arizona Coyotes forward Jan Jenik. It appeared to be a high hit with Jenik’s elbow raised.

“He got dinged,” Ducks coach Dallas Eakins said of Zegras. “It was obviously a very hard hit. You never like to see your player go down like that. I thought our team – especially Adam Henrique – had the appropriate response.”

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Zegras, 21, was the No. 9 overall pick in 2019 Draft and got a taste of the NHL last season. He finished with 61 points on the strength of 23 goals in 75 games last season.

Ryan Strome scored his first as a Duck to help Anaheim to the win.

NHL Recaps: Nazem Kadri Debuts

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Sep 28, 2022; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Calgary Flames center Nazem Kadri (91) skates during the warmup period against the Edmonton Oilers at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Flames 4 vs Oilers 0

Nazem Kadri assisted on another Flames newcomer’s goal in MacKenzie Weeger. Jonathan Huberdeau also notched his second of the preseason in Calgary’s romp over the Edmonton Oilers. Jacob Markstrom and Dustin Wolf combined for the 21 save shutout.

Blue Jackets 4 vs Sabres 1

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jakub Voracek scored his second goal of the preseason as Daniel Tarasov and Jet Greaves made 22 combined to beat the Buffalo Sabres.

Blackhawks 4 vs Red Wings 2

Arvid Soderblom went the distance in this one for the Blackhawks stopping 31 of 33 shots of the victory as four different players scored including Jujhar Khaira, who also added an assist. Adam Erne scored both Wings goals in the loss.

Maple Leafs 3 vs Canadiens 0

Matt Murray made 16 saves and Erik Kallgren stopped 11 as the two combined to shutout the Habs. Veteran defenseman Mark Giordano registered his fourth assist of the preseason for the Maple Leafs.

Capitals 3 vs Flyers 1

Dylan Strome scored twice for the Capitals who took down their division rival Flyers. Kevin Hayes tallied the lone marker for Philadelphia.

Golden Knights 7 vs Avalanche 1

New Avs goalie Alexandar Georgiev was lit up by Vegas for 6 goals on 18 shots. Certainly not the start either wanted. The Golden Knights got goals from 7 different players with defenseman Zach Whitecloud registering 4 assists.

Sharks 3 vs Kings 1

Aaron Dell played the entire game making 26 saves for the Sharks in their win over the Kings. Evgeny Svechnikov scored his first for San Jose with Carl Grundstrom getting the Kings tally.