NHL Injury Roundup: Updates on Byfield, Hughes, Samsonov and more

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Taking a look at some recent NHL injury situations involving Quinton Byfield, Jack Hughes, Ilya Samsonov and more.
Checking in on some NHL injury news around the league as teams continue to play through training camp and the preseason.

Tough injury for Quinton Byfield

The Los Angeles Kings have quite a few reasons for optimism this season thanks to some big offseason additions and a top farm system led by top prospect Quinton Byfield. Byfield has impressed so far this preseason and figured to play a big role this season behind Anze Kopitar and Philip Danault in the Kings' lineup. But he suffered a lower-body injury on Tuesday night that is going to sideline him on a week-to-week basis.

Byfield figures to be one of the top Calder Trophy contenders in the league this season and should be a key long-term building block for an improving Kings team.

Hughes could return on Thursday

The New Jersey Devils got a little bit of a scare when Jack Hughes had to leave a recent preseason game early. Given his importance to their roster and the likelihood of a breakout season he is one player the Devils can not afford to lose for any length of time this season. So any injury is a concern. The good news, though, is that he seems to be progressing and…
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