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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017, file photo, ORG Packaging Chairman Zhou Yunjie (8) prepares for the ceremonial puck drop with Boston Bruins' Zdeno Chara (33), of Slovakia, and Montreal Canadiens' Max Pacioretty (67) before an NHL hockey game in Boston. The NHL is making a major push in China beginning with its first two preseason games between the Vancouver and Los Angeles Kings in Shanghai and Beijing this week. The NHL also has an influential partner on the ground in Zhou Yunjie, the billionaire founder of a Chinese drinks packaging company who has devoted significant time and resources to building the game he fell in love with as a youth in Beijing. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

NHL hoping to make inroads in China with preseason games

- Associated Press

As the Vancouver Canucks held their first practice in Shanghai before their exhibition game with the Los Angeles Kings, a dense fog settled over the ice. The humidity in the arena was high and the players could barely see the puck.

Devils' Boyle diagnosed with cancer, expects to keep playing

- Associated Press

Brian Boyle hopes to play hockey again soon after being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone-marrow cancer that the New Jersey Devils' team doctor said can largely be treated with medication.

FILE - In this c, Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi, of Switzerland, plays against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators named Josi as the eighth captain in the franchise's history on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. He replaces Mike Fisher who retired last month.   (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

Predators name defenseman Roman Josi as 8th captain all-time

Associated Press

General manager David Poile and coach Peter Laviolette noticed how the Predators picked defenseman Roman Josi to drive a sword into the field before the NFL's Tennessee Titans' home opener with the NHL team serving an honorary role pregame.