Jones sat out Tuesday for the second consecutive practice and will not play in the fourth preseason game, the Washington Post reports. Jones was dealing with an ankle injury earlier in the preseason but the time off is more precautionary than anything.
Harvin, who's coming back from a hip injury, is not expected to play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Lions, BuffaloBills.com reports. "Percy has really been pushing to play," said coach Rex Ryan. "I’m not so sure about that. As much as I’d love to see us get some work I also want to make sure we’re 100 percent against Indy.”
The Hawks have apparently fielded speculative trade calls about Kane from more than five different teams, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. There is no indication the Hawks would trade him, but the team is extremely image conscious and there are suggestions they feel "disrespected" by Kane's alleged actions this summer.
Nichushkin missed most of last year after an early-season hip injury, but is expected to be healthy for the start of the season. In an update at the Stars' site he said, "Everything feels so good now. I don’t feel pain anymore."
Kings GM Dean Lombardi said that Kopitar and the team are "not even in the ballpark" when he was asked if the two parties were close to reaching agreement on a long-term extension, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.