The NHL is back after a lengthy labour dispute.
So what does that mean for the Kitchener Rangers?
Only three players - Ryan Murphy, John Gibson and Radek Faksa - were put on recall lists before the stoppage took place. Meaning, they are the sole three Rangers who can be called up to camp for a tryout to make their respective NHL clubs.
So far, only Murphy is a lock to be invited to camp. Still waiting on word for the other two.
It's horrible timing for the OHL and its trade deadline of this Thursday. The league told coaches earlier this week that it was considering pushing back the deadline to accommodate the back to work deal by the NHL.
Nothing has been decided yet and the OHL trade deadline remains Jan. 10th, for now. But the league is meeting Monday to discuss a potential push back.
As for the Rangers, all of their missing bodies will be back this week. Everyone has a different flight home but all should be ready to go for Tuesday's game against Guelph except Radek Faksa, who may be a game time decision (late flight).
Last night, Kitchener fought back after trailing 3-0 but couldn't catch the London Knights, losing 3-2 at the Bud Gardens.