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Kraken's Philipp Grubauer: Starting in Spokane
Grubauer will start Seattle's first ever preseason game Sunday against the Canucks in Spokane, Washington, per Marisa Ingemi of The Seattle Times.
Scott Driedger will also see crease time in Kraken's first exhibition contest. The pair figures to make for a formidable goaltending tandem in 2021-22 after they each put up impressive campaigns last season.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Yanni Gourde: Ahead of schedule in recovery
Gourde (shoulder) is ahead of schedule in his recovery from offseason surgery, Alison Lukan of The Athletic reports.
Gourde was initially expected to miss fourth months from his July surgery, which would have put his return around late November or early December. Instead, the 29-year-old could be back a little earlier than that, which is great news for Kraken fans and Gourde's fantasy managers alike. He'll likely see a significant role once he's up to speed after his recovery.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Colin Blackwell: Dealing with lower-body injury
Blackwell (lower body) did not skate at practice Thursday and is considered day-to-day, Alison Lukan of The Athletic reports.
Blackwell had 22 points in 47 contests with the Rangers last year while averaging 14:00 of ice time. It's unclear when the 28-year-old will be able to get on the ice for practice. He'll compete for a bottom-six role once he's cleared to participate.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Haydn Fleury: On ice for Thursday's practice
Fleury (illness) skated at the Kraken's practice Thursday, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Fleury was sidelined by an illness in the Ducks' season finale last year, but he's good to go to start training camp with the Kraken. The 25-year-old defenseman notched just four points in 47 contests last year, although he added 63 hits and 55 blocked shots. He'll have to have an impressive training camp to earn a spot on the Opening Night roster -- it's more likely he'll begin the year with AHL Charlotte.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Carson Soucy: Practices Thursday
Soucy (undisclosed) was on the ice at the Kraken's practice Thursday, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Soucy missed the Wild's last three playoff contests with the undisclosed injury, but it hasn't carried over to 2021-22. The 27-year-old is a favorite for a third-pairing role with the big club, but he'll need to have a strong camp as the Kraken audition a lot of defenseman for their Opening Night roster. He produced a solid 17 points, 62 hits, 49 blocked shots and a plus-22 rating in 50 games last season.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Vince Dunn: Participates in practice
Dunn (upper body) skated in the afternoon session of the Kraken's practice Thursday, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
The 24-year-old blueliner missed the last 11 games of the regular season and all four of the Blues' playoff contests with the injury. Dunn appears to be fully fit at the start of training camp. He'll have the chance to win a significant top-four role in training camp, and it's expected the Ontario native will also feature on the Kraken's power play.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Marcus Johansson: Joins practice Thursday
Johansson (arm) was on the ice during the Kraken's second practice session Thursday, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Johansson required surgery on a broken arm suffered in the postseason when he was with the Wild last year. The 30-year-old had 14 points in 36 games last year, although he's usually reliable for about 0.5 points per game. The Swede should compete for a top-six role with the Kraken.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Joey Daccord: On ice with first group
Daccord (leg) skated with the Kraken's first practice group at Thursday's training camp session.
The 25-year-old goalie filled the backup role behind Philipp Grubauer in the first session. Daccord is expected to be the No. 3 option for the Kraken in goal this year, so he'll likely begin the season at AHL Charlotte unless Grubauer or Chris Driedger get hurt before Opening Night.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Will Borgen: Takes ice at practice
Borgen (undisclosed) is on the ice at the Kraken's training camp practice Thursday, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports.
Borgen missed the final three games of the season last year with the Sabres. The defenseman has played in 14 NHL games across two seasons, but he has yet to record a point. The 24-year-old has posted 42 hits, 17 blocked shots and a minus-9 rating, so he'll likely be competing for a bottom-four role with a Kraken team not short on blueliners.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Scott Wilson: Secures PTO with Seattle
Wilson signed a professional tryout offer with the Kraken on Wednesday, CapFriendly reports.
Wilson hasn't appeared in an NHL contest since 2019-20 when he drew into six games with the Sabres, picking up two points over that span. He'll likely be looking to earn a two-way deal with Seattle during training camp.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Ryan Donato: Inks deal with Kraken
Donato signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with Seattle on Sunday, per CapFriendly.
Donato tallied six goals and 20 points in 50 games with San Jose last season but was not issued a qualifying offer this offseason. The 25-year-old forward has scored 77 points in 180 career NHL games and should compete for a role in Seattle's bottom six. Once he suits up for the Kraken, it will be his fourth NHL team in five seasons.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Dennis Cholowski: Grabs one-year deal
Cholowski penned a one-year, two-way contract with Seattle on Tuesday.
Cholowski played in just 13 games for the Red Wings last year in which he tallied a mere three points. The 23-year-old blueliner -- who was selected by Detroit with the 20th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft -- has managed to break into just 104 NHL contests over the past three years. With the NHL's newest club, Cholowski won't find minutes any easier to come by and figures to split his time between the NHL and AHL.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Riley Sheahan: Secures one-year deal
Sheahan inked a one-year, $850,000 contract with Seattle on Wednesday.
Sheahan will be joining his sixth club in five years after leaving Detroit during the 2017-18 campaign. The 29-year-old center hasn't cracked the 20-point threshold in any of his last three seasons and will be hard-pressed to do so in 2021-22, as he figures to slot into a bottom-six role.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Gustav Olofsson: Signs one-year deal
Olofsson inked a one-year, two-way contract with Seattle on Wednesday.
Olofsson failed to crack the Canadiens roster last season, instead spending the entire year down in the minors with AHL Laval. With the Rocket, the 26-year-old Swede tallied one goal and 11 helpers in 24 appearances. The 2013 second-round pick figures to remain a fringe roster player for the Kraken as well and is unlikely to offer much in the way of a fantasy impact.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Matt Beniers: Staying in college
Beniers will return to the University of Michigan for his sophomore campaign.
Beniers was selected second overall by the Kraken in the 2021 NHL Draft after racking up 10 goals and 24 points in his freshman season with the Wolverines. He'll spend at least one more season at the collegiate level alongside fellow top-five draft picks Owen Power, Kent Johnson and Luke Hughes.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Antoine Bibeau: Signs with Seattle
Bibeau signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Kraken on Friday.
Bibeau drew into eight games with AHL Chicago last season, going 5-2-2 while posting a 2.49 GAA and a .912 save percentage. The 27-year-old netminder will likely spend the entirety of the 2021-22 campaign in the minors.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Cale Fleury: Pens two-way deal with Seattle
Fleury signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Kraken on Friday, CapFriendly reports.
Fleury was a bit of a puzzling Expansion Draft pick by Seattle, as he didn't appear in a single NHL contest last season, and he only picked up six helpers through 22 AHL appearances. The 22-year-old blueliner will likely spend most of the upcoming campaign in the minors.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Carsen Twarynski: Inks two-way deal with Seattle
Twarynski signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Kraken on Friday.
Twarynski was a surprising Expansion Draft pick by Seattle, as he appeared in just seven games with the Flyers last campaign, going scoreless over that span. The 23-year-old forward will likely bounce between the big club and the minors in 2021-22, so don't expect him to emerge as a viable fantasy option.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Kole Lind: Accepts qualifying offer
Lind accepted his one-year, $874,125 qualifying offer from Seattle on Friday, CapFriendly reports.
Lind was taken by Seattle in the expansion draft this summer and will now suit up for the Kraken during the 2021-22 season. The 22-year-old winger has been held without a point through the first seven games of his NHL career. However, he racked up 44 points in 61 games with AHL Utica during the 2019-20 campaign. Lind will compete for a bottom-six role in training camp.... See More ... See Less
Kraken's Vince Dunn: Pens two-year deal
Dunn (upper body) inked a two-year, $8 million contract with Seattle on Friday.
Dunn has reached the 20-point mark in each of his four seasons despite two of those campaigns being cut short. With the Blues, the 24-year-old Ontario native did log time on the power play and should do so again with the NHL's newest franchise, though Mark Giordano figures to anchor the No. 1 unit.... See More ... See Less