Blake Coleman suffered an ankle injury Tuesday in Devils prospect camp. Today, he was on crutches and in a soft cast, as X-rays confirmed a bone chip in his right ankle. He is going to be reexamined Thursday. The U.S. national Junior Player of the Year will be out "for some time," according to the Newark Star-Ledger. He is committed to play collegiately at Miami.
Stanislav Galiev is getting noticed in Washington. The Washington Post notes that he's "growing up." Says Caps coach (and ex-Komet) Bruce Boudreau: "To me when I look at him, I think he’s got a real awareness on the ice of things that are going on and like an awful lot of Russians, he’s got a tremendous skill set.” Galiev scored a goal in today's scrimmage, won 4-2 by his team. His goal was a "jam" from close-in. He also was stuffed on a 2-on-1. Read Galiev's reflections in his blog.
An update on Ice forward Adam Erne, who had a 10-8-18 line as a 15-year-old for the Ice last season. According to this article (in French), Quebec Remparts GM Patrick Roy said he spoke with Erne's family to make sure he was going to come to Quebec before trading for him. No deals in the QMJHL can be officially made until Aug. 1. Erne is going to represent the United States in the U17 Five Nations Tournament in early August.