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The Daily: Red Wings Will be Facing Ovechkin in Washington; Is Felix Unger Sorum a Neat Freak?

Norwegian Felix Unger Sorum getting notice for odd couple of names



Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
Captain Alex Ovechkin will be leading the Washington Captials in Thursday's NHL preseason game against the Red Wings.

A handful of the best the Washington Capitals have to offer, including captain Alex Ovechkin, will be providing the opposition for the Detroit Red Wings Thursday in the club’s second NHL preseason game.

Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom, Tom Wilson, T.J. Oshie and Evgeny Kuznetsov are all suiting up for the Capitals.

Detroit, 4-3 winners over the Pittsburgh Penguins in their first outing of the preseason, won’t be seeing ex-Red Wings Anthony Mantha or Nick Jensen, however. Neither were given inclusion in the Washington lineup for the game.

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Red Wings Preseason

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Pittsburgh: First-round pick Brayden Yager is being returned to Moose Jaw (WHL) by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Philadelphia: Former Philadelphia Flyers forward Mark Recchi is joining the staff of the Columbus Blue Jackets as an assistant coach.

Islanders: Falling behind 3-0 to the New York Rangers within the span of the first three minutes of the game, the New York Islanders were looking for silver linings from an eventual 4-2 loss to the Rangers.

Carolina: Is Felix Unger Sorum a neat freak? We don’t know the answer to that but we do know that the Carolina Hurricanes prospect was picking up an assist and impressing everyone in his NHL preseason debut.

New Jersey: Former New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider was announcing his retirement from hockey.

Boston: Jim Montgomery, coach of the Boston Bruins, will be taking a leave from the team until Oct. 1, returning to Montreal to mourn the death of his mother.

Montreal: NHL scouts are describing Owen Beck, a forward prospect with the Montreal Canadiens, as Shane Wright lite.

Florida: Rookie prospect Skyler Brind’Amour was making his NHL preseason debut for the Florida Panthers against the Carolina Hurricanes and his dad, Canes coach Rod Brind’Amour.

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Buffalo: Would Western New York-born UFA Patrick Kane have any interest in playing for the Buffalo Sabres?

Vegas: Paul Cotter is the early favorite to replace the departed Reilly Smith on the third line for the Vegas Golden Knights.

San Jose: Coach Dave Quinn says his San Jose Sharks were too soft offensively. They were dropping a 4-2 NHL preseason decision to the Anaheim Ducks.

Los Angeles: Defenseman Brandt Clarke, who missed the Australia trip due to a shoulder injury, is back and playing for the Los Angeles Kings in NHL preseason action.

Nashville: The coaching change to Andrew Brunette could be proving beneficial to Nashville Predators forward Philip Tomasino.

Chicago: The Chicago Blackhawks made a social media announcement revealing their alternate captains. Unfortunately, it was only who will be wearing A’s for the next preseason game.

Colorado: Former Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar was absent from the Colorado Avalanche practice. However, it turns out the issue was simply a matter of getting his immigration papers in proper order.