Blazers' Davidson heading back to Kamloops

By Chad Klassen
September 19, 2016 - 2:57pm Updated: September 20, 2016 - 3:56pm

KAMLOOPS — The Kamloops Blazers are now down to eight players at NHL camps.

Defenseman Dawson Davidson has been sent back to his WHL team by the Pittsburgh Penguins after the team's latest round of cuts. 

The 18-year-old is expected to arrive home on Monday night and be back on the ice for Blazers practice on Tuesday at the Sandman Centre. 

Meantime, some of the other players that remain with their NHL teams have been standing out. Blazers captain Collin Shirley scored a goal on Saturday in Edmonton's 4-3 overtime win over Calgary in Penticton at the Young Stars Tournament.

Goaltender Connor Ingram has been shining in Tampa Bay, which took him 88th overall in this year's NHL Draft.

On Saturday, in his first action of a four-team rookie tournament in Florida, Ingram stopped 18 of 20 shots in a 7-6 comeback win over Garrett Pilon and the Washington Capitals. The next night, Ingram allowed just one goal in a 4-1 win against Nashville.

Ingram is 2-0 with a .925 saves percentage. 

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