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Players on the bubble around the NHL find roster spots. More on these stories in today's edition of the Tracks.

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Coyotes News

Arizona Coyotes Starting Lineup Is Starting To Take Shape - Howlin' Hockey
With the finale of the pre-season on 10-2-15 against the San Jose Sharks, the Arizona Coyotes are finalizing their starting lineup for game one on 10-9-15.

ASU Hockey News

Arizona State Hockey Begins D1 Journey - Today's U
On a night of firsts for the Sun Devils, one thing remained the same — the beatdown they typically hand down to their in-state rival in what is dubbed the Cactus Cup. ASU’s 8-1 victory was the program’s 48th in the last 49 games against the team from Tucson.

Arizona State Unveils Inaugural Season Jerseys - The Hockey Writers
Maroon, gold, white, and black all figure prominently.

News From Around the Hockey World

Hurricanes sign Eddie Lack to two-year, $5.5 million extension - Canes Country
The cloudy Hurricanes goaltending picture became much clearer Saturday.

New Jersey Devils Sign Lee Stempniak for One Year at $850,000 - All About The Jersey
After performing as one of better forwards on the New Jersey Devils in preseason, the Devils rewarded Lee Stempniak with a one year deal worth $850,000 according to Andy Strickland. This is a quick reaction, re-stating that he earned this contract.

Pens make final cuts, including Sergei Gonchar - PensBurgh
41-year-old Sergei Gonchar's bid for one more season falls short, as the Pittsburgh Penguins release him from his tryout. Prized prospect Derrick Pouliot also was among 5 assigned to the minors.

Oilers Place Nikita Nikitin on Waivers - The Copper & Blue
It was reported earlier this week by Sportsnet's Mark Spector that Chicago and Edmonton were working on a potential deal to send Nikitin to the windy city in exchange for Bryan Bickell and his weighty contract.

Could the Philadelphia Flyers actually waive Luke Schenn? - Broad Street Hockey
Reports out of Voorhees have Luke Schenn currently out of the opening night starting lineup. Would the Flyers actually consider waiving him?

NHL reportedly won’t ‘test drive’ coach’s challenge in pre-season | ProHockeyTalk
What could possibly go wrong?

Is Anaheim Ducks depth enough for breakthrough season? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
"We’ve gotten a lot of accolades for doing nothing right now, by the way. We haven’t won a game. We haven’t done anything," coach Bruce Boudreau said.

Rangers Analysis: What Dylan McIlrath Brings to the Table - Blueshirt Banter
What does the big fella bring to the team?

Sharks' Raffi Torres could be facing another suspension after ejection - CBSSports.com
Stop me if you've heard this one before.

The Final Howl

Swedish league player penalized for untying opponent's skates | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports