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Ultimately, their collective efforts will determine if it is all “worth it” — which means hurtling over obstacles they haven’t yet cleared, such as, say, beating the Boston Bruins in a Game 7, or winning a playoff series or two.


Tags: Mitch Marner , Toronto Maple Leafs , Alexander Kerfoot , Andreas Johnsson , Auston Matthews , Frederik Andersen , Jake Muzzin , John Tavares , Leon Draisaitl , Mitch Marner , Morgan Rielly , Tyson Barrie , William Nylander EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid was cleared for practice and didn’t require a non-contact jersey as the team hit the ice Friday for the first time in training camp.


McDavid, the second-leading scorer in the NHL last year (116 points), partially tore a left knee ligament five months ago in the last game of the regular season when he rammed into a goalpost against Calgary.


The cantankerous center has accrued a lot of wear-and-tear from deep playoff runs with the Canucks and Ducks, and that’s really caught up with him during the last few seasons, with hip issues being his most prominent (but likely not only) physical concern.


Winnipeg lost some significant pieces during this offseason , undoubtedly in part to make room for Laine and Connor, with Jacob Trouba , Kevin Hayes , and Tyler Myers being the most notable losses.


Overall, both the Jets and Byfuglien face a bit more uncertainty than they’ve carried in quite some time, but it wouldn’t be surprising if the player and the team both managed to pull off a strong 2019-20 … even if a bumpy start also seems plausible.






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