Dixon says his injured calf is improving and he's hoping to play in Thursday's preseason finale, BuffaloBills.com reports. "I think it picked up a little bit. I kind of opened it up some on some of my runs,Ē said the veteran running back. ďI think itís 75 (percent) going towards 80. Now Iíve just got to keep on preparing like Iím still hurt. Keep on getting my treatments and keep on working out hard and keep my cardio sessions up and Iíll be good.Ē
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 donít 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.