Afternoon Hits: Shattenkirk, Rechlicz, Buyouts, Bryzgalov, Miller, Bergeron’s injuries and the Bruins


  • Andy Strickland of True Hockey: A deal between Kevin Shattenkirk and the Blues is imminent. Source saying it’s for four years and around $17 million. (Update: deal done, 4 years, $17 million, $4.25 million cap hit.)
  • Josh Rimer: The Capitals re-sign Joel Rechlicz to a one-year, two-way deal.
  • Bob McKenzie: McKenzie estimates that about 18 teams will likely not make compliance buyouts.
  • Sarah Baicker: Flyers owner Ed Snider on Ilya Bryzgalov: “It was a very difficult decision from a financial standpoint, but if Bryz remained a Flyer, the dollars would be far greater in a shorter timeframe. We now have cap space, which will allow us to improve our team”
  • Josh Rimer: Rimer is hearing that the Flyers have held discussions with Sabres about Ryan Miller. The Flyers are definitely up to something.
  • Shawn Hutcheon: Hearing the Bruins won’t be re-signing Andrew Ference and could be looking to trade Rich Peverley and Johnny Boychuk.
  • Dan Rosen: Bruins Patrice Bergeron has been under observation at a hospital since Game 6. Boston Globe: It was revealed that Bergeron played with a broken rib, torn cartilage, a separated shoulder that occurred in Game 6 and has a small hole in his lung according to GM Peter Chiarelli. They think the punctured happened after Monday’s game.Chiarelli confirmed that it’s unlikely that Andrew Ference returns, the same for Jaromir Jagr. Nathan Horton will require shoulder surgery.

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  1. #1 by Patrick at June 26th, 2013

    St. Louis got a steal with Shattenkirk. He could have held out for a hell of a lot more.

  2. #2 by CMG at June 26th, 2013

    Don’t see how trading Boychuk would be a good option. Bruins don’t quite have a replacement in their system and moving Peverly would, logically, free up all the space necessary to keep both Rask and Horton.

  3. #3 by John at June 26th, 2013

    ryan miller philly talk is kicking tires.. Flyers are confident that in a few years that Anthony Stohalrz will be the answer. They will get a veteran back up to log some minutes for Mason. Flyers should look into Boychuk, and I agree with CMG that they are clearying to give rask his “carey price” contract and get horton who in my opinion has a couple other levels of play and could blossom into something special, if consistent.

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