Posts Tagged Anders Lindback

Injury Notes: Isles, Lightning, Wings, Blue Jackets, Rangers, Capitals, Wild, Leafs, Habs, Preds, Jets, Coyotes, Pens and Ducks

  • Arthur Staple: John Tavares has a knee injury and is done for the Olympics. Initial news on Tavares is not good, could be multiple ligament damage.
  • Damian Cristodero: Lightning’s Steven Stamkos’ timetable is still open ended. The goal for him to is be ready to play against the Predators. He’ll likely have an x-ray on Monday. The best case scenario is that he play on their road trip. Worst case is that he’ll be ready for their homestand starting on March 6th.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg will be flying home on Thursday on an NHL charter. He will be seeing a specialist ASAP.
  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets Marian Gaborik has been cleared for contact. He’ll start being more physical in practices and is looking to return on Febrary 27th.
  • Pat Leonard: Rangers Mats Zuccarello has a non-displaced fracture in his left hand. He’s heading back to New York tomorrow and will see a doctor in the afternoon. Renaud Lavoie: He should be out for three weeks.
  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets James Wisniewski (broken pinkie toe) is questionable for practices this week.
  • Adam Vingan: Capitals Mike Green (concussion), Mikhail Grabovski (left ankle) and Jack Hillen (fractured tibial plateau) all practiced yesterday. Katie Carrera: Green said he passed his neuropsychological test and expects to play in Florida next week.
  • Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Wild center Mikko Koivu has been clear to practice. He’s been out since January 4th with a broken ankle. Marco Scandella is on his way back from a sprained MCL.
  • Michael Traikos: Maple Leafs Dave Bolland has looked his best since his tendon injury. It is expected that he’ll be back in the lineup on Feb. 27th against the Islanders.
  • Missy Zielinski: Anders Lindback, Ben Bishop and Steven Stamkos all practiced yesterday. Valtteri Filppula (non-displaced fracture right ankle) did not practice. Damian Cristodero: Bishop said that he’ll be ready to go in Nashville on Feb. 27th. His wrist will still be monitored and may have to be addressed in the summer.
  • John Lu: Alex Galchenyuk isn’t sure if he’s been cleared for contact. It was his first skate with the team today. He said that his main issue is getting the dexterity back in his right hand for fine movements like toe drags, etc.
  • Josh Cooper: Predators Pekka Rinne skated for an hour yesterday and looked tired by the end of it.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets defenseman  Tobias Enstrom has a lower-body issue and forward Devin Setoguchi has a bursa sac issue. Both are not serious.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes Derek Morris is still out with an upper-body injury.
  • Scott Mitchell: Flames coach Bob Hartley on the Curtis Glencross’s ankle injury: ”He feels better, but, obviously, not good enough to be skating with the team.”
  • Josh Yohe: Penguins Tomas Vokoun has been medically cleared to pay but needs to get into shape.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings Johan Franzen practice yesterday and is hoping to be ready to return to the lineup next Wednesday. He’s missed 22 of the last 23 games with a concussion. Stephen Weiss (sports hernia surgery) and Jakub Kindle (lower-body) also expect to be ready.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said that Viktor Fasth is “fully ready to go.” Stephens thinks he could go on a conditioning stint.

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Injury Notes: Moulson, Bishop, Lindback, Phillips, JVR, Bolland and Tanguay

  • Buffalo Sabres: Sabres Matt Moulson has an upper-body injury and will be out until after the Olympic break according to coach Ted Nolan.
  • Joe Smith: Lightning’s Ben Bishop and Steven Stamkos skated yesterday. Valtteri Filppula and Anders Lindback did not.
  • Erik Erlendsson: Lightning’s Anders Lindback said that he felt a pop in his left ankle (not the one he injured last year), but played the last period and a half as Ben Bishop had already left the game with an injury.
  • Mark Masters: Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said that James van Riemsdyk suffered a new injury on Thursday night, but he should be ready to go today.
  • Mark Masters: Maple Leafs Dave Bolland will travel with the team next week. If he’s able to get into a game before the Olympic break, it would likely be next Saturday against the Canucks.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs Alex Tanguay tweaked his knee on Thursday night and didn’t practice yesterday. He is questionable for Saturday.

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Morning Hits: Laviolette, Sedin’s, Thornton, Selanne, Lightning, Rielly and the Senators

  • TSN: (Dreger) If the Flyers don’t get off to good start in the first 10 to 15 games, coach Peter Laviolette could be in trouble. Moves could extend past Laviolette to Paul Holmgren and Ron Hextall. (LeBrun) With the Canucks not being able to lock up the Sedin’s before the season started doesn’t mean there should be huge alarm bells going off, but things may not be going “swimmingly either. (LeBrun) Joe Thornton could circle back to the Sharks in the near future to see about getting a contract extension.
  • Eric Stephens: The Ducks plan is to rest Teemu Selanne in their 12 back-to-back games, targeting 70 games for him.
  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Morgan Rielly will make his NHL debut tonight. The Senators second line will be very important in any Senators success this season.

    “We’re very encouraged by the play of Kyle Turris, Clarke MacArthur and Cory Conacher through the exhibition as far as consistently giving us that secondary offensive threat,” Senators coach Paul MacLean told ESPN.com on Friday morning ahead of his team’s season opener in Buffalo. “I think that’s going to be important for our team, like any team, is to have people who can come behind that first group and be a threat.”

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Lines and Goalies: Penguins, Islanders, Flames, Stars, Devils, Blackhawks and Lightning

  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis Jokinen-Malkin-Vitale Bennett-Sutter-Kobasew Glass-Jeffrey-Adams.
  • NY Islanders: Islanders lines: Moulson-Tavares-Okposo; Grabner-Nielsen-Bailey; Clutterbuck-Cizikas-Regin-Bouchard; Martin-Nelson-McDonald-Boulton.
  • Roger Millions: Possible Flames lines: Galiardi Backlund Hudler – Glencross Stajan Stempniak – baertschi Monahan D. Jones – Bouma Street McGrattan. Defensive pairings and goalies: Giordano-Brodie – Russell Wideman – Butler O’Brien. Goaltending – Ramo.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars lines: Benn-Seguin-Cole; Whitney-Eakin-Chiasson; Horcoff-Fiddler-Nichushkin; Roussel-Mueller-Garbutt.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils lines: Clowe-Elias-Brunner; Henrique-Zajac-Jagr; Zubrus-Loktionov-Ryder; Carter-Gionta-Bernier; Olesz-Josefson-Tedenby.
  • Scott Powers: Blackhawks lines: Bickell-Toews-Kane, Sharp-Kruger-Hossa, Saad-Shaw-Smith, Bollig-Nordstrom-Hayes.
  • Missy Zielinski: Anders Lindback is likely in net for the Lightning tonight.

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Quick Hits: Ribeiro, Smith, Jokinen, Pominville, Bishop, Kings and Sabres

  • The Fourth Period: It’s believed that Mike Ribeiro and the Washington Capitals are open to a four-year contract extension. He rejected a three year deal earlier. He’s thought to be looking for a deal in the $4.5 million to $5 million range.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes goalie Mike Smith hopes they can get a contract done, but wouldn’t say if both sides were working on one.
  • Capgeek: Sources say the Penguins will get 30% of Jussi Jokinen’s contract, $227,000 this year and $900,000 next year.
  • Capgeek: Sources say the Wild will get 15% of Jason Pominville’s contract, $200,000 this year and $795,000 in cap next year.
  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: After trading for Ben Bishop, Lightning GM Steve Yzerman said he’s not giving up Anders Lindback.

    “By no means am I giving up on Anders Lindback, not a chance,” Lightning GM Steve Yzerman told ESPN.com Thursday. “He’s a good young goalie. And I made a commitment by trading for Anders Lindback, and I believe Anders Lindback has the ability to become a good starter in this league.

    “I want to provide him with the support he needs, and part of that support is having a good partner. I want the best possible tandem I can put together moving forward.”

    The Lightning kicked tires on Jonathan Bernier but the price was too high.

  • The Fourth Period: The Kings tried trading for a 2nd line winger at the deadline but came up empty. They made calls on Drew Stafford, Jason Pominville and Curtis Glencross. The Kings wouldn’t give up the top prospects and high draft picks for Glencross. Source said that they would trade Tyler Toffoli, but not for a rental.
  • Mark Ludviczak of the Globe and Mail: The Sabres are in a rebuild, Thomas Vanek and Ryan Miller are uncertain about their futures.

    “I haven’t talked to them about anything so it’s hard to say yes or no because no one has let me know what direction this is heading,” Vanek said. “So we’ll finish the year out and I’m sure, at least I would expect them to let me know what the future is.”

    Ryan Miller,

    “I don’t know, I have to talk to Darcy about it,” Miller said. “We’ll just see where everything falls and talk to Darcy about what his plan is or what’s going on because these are conversations we haven’t had time to have.

    “I don’t know if we’ll have a chance to talk about it ‘til after the season.”

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NHL Rumors I: The Fallout from yesterday

From twitter unless otherwise noted

  • Elliotte Friedman: Flames GM Jay Feaster said that their only untouchables were Sven Baertschi, TJ Brodie, Curtis Glencross and Mark Giordano.
  • Randy Miller: Don’t understand the Flyers trading for Steve Mason, giving up a 3rd round pick. He’s struggled for years and is an RFA, so they would have to send him a qualifying of $3.2 million to retain his rights.
  • Jim Diamond: Predators GM David Poile on the Martin Erat trade: ”Marty came to us in recent days and indicated a trade might be in his best interests.”
  • Mike Harrington: Bets that the Wild initially asked the Sabres about Thomas Vanek before moving to Jason Pominville.
  • Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press: Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff wasn’t interested in trading picks for short-term help.

    “The hardest thing for me is to try and accelerate a process that can’t be accelerated,” said Cheveldayoff. “It’s a vicious circle. If you don’t draft players and develop them into assets, then you can’t do anything on a deadline day. If you choose to trade your draft picks for assets for the now, you forgo the opportunity to build a sustainable system with a sustainable flow of players.”

    They listened for offers on Alex Burmistrov, but didn’t come up with anything they liked.

  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: The Oilers offered Ryan Jones and a draft pick to the Senators for Ben Bishop. The Senators asked for Sean Couturier straight up. Tampa Bay hopes to find a 1a between Bishop and Anders Lindback. Both the Canucks and Canadiens were interested in Raffi Torres. The Coyotes settled with the Sharks offer of Florida’s 3rd round pick. The Rangers gained payroll flexibility for next season by trading Marian Gaborik. They have to re-sign RFAs Derek Stepan, Ryan McDonagh and Carl Hagelin. Also, they now have a better shot at signing Ryane Clowe.
  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Capitals received lots of interest in Mike Ribeiro, but they continue to work on an extension with him. The Canadiens were after a rugged winger but were unsuccessful. The Blue Jackets tried to get Tomas Fleischmann from the Panthers. The Blue Jackets may have offered one of their 1st round pick and Derek Dorsett for Fleischmann. The Devils, Canucks, Jets and Jackets showed interest in Drew Stafford. The Sabres considered Alex Burmistrov.

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Injury Notes: Kassian, Lindback, Komarov and Smith

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Injury and Roster Notes: Malkin, Lindback, Carkner, Grabner, Enstrom, Backlund, Methot, Krejci, Vanek, Ruutu and Green

  • Rob Rossi via twitter: Penguins Evgeni Malkin took his first hit during practice yesterday. He said he’s “not 100 percent” and added,

    “Of course, yes, because (I’m) close,” Malkin said. “I (will) try to play Friday, but it’s hard to say now because it’s just (a) couple days more. We’ll see.”

  • Ken Wiebe via twitter: Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom is not ready yet but ”it’s coming soon” according to coach Claude Noel.
  • George Johnson of the Calgary Herald: Flames Mikael Backlund played on Monday despite have a cracked bone in his right foot.

    “It went better than I thought,” he reported Wednesday. “Not too bad. Obviously the medication kicked in a little later and made it feel better. It’s still sore but once the game started, I felt pretty good. I didn’t think about it too much.”

  • Ken Warren via twitter: Senators defenseman Marc Methot could return to the lineup tonight. If he can’t go, Mike Lundin will return to the lineup after missing the last eight games.
  • John Vogl via twitter: Sabres Thomas Vanek didn’t skate this morning and is likely to miss tonight’s game against the Maple Leafs.

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Lines and Starters: Isles, Leafs, Rangers, Canadiens, Devils, Canucks, Hawks, Kings, Ducks, Flyers, Lightning and Blues

  • NY Islanders via twitter: Islanders lines: Moulson-Tavares-Boyes, Bailey-Nielsen-Okposo, Cizikas-Aucoin-McDonald, Martin-Reasoner-Boulton-Joensuu. Defensive pairings: MacDonald-Hamonic, Streit-Martinek, Hickey-Visnovsky, Finley-Carkner.
  • David Alter via twitter: Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel, Lupul-Kadri-Frattin, MacArthur-Grabovski-Orr, Komarov-McClement-Kulemin-McLaren. Defensive pairings: Gunnarsson-Phaneuf, Liles-Holzer, Fraser-Franson, Komisarek-Kostka
  • Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers lines: Nash-Richards-Gaborik Hagelin-Stepan-Callahan Miller-Boyle-Pyatt Haley-Halpern-Powe.
  • John Lu via twitter: Canadiens lines: Ryder – Plekanec – Gionta;Pacioretty – Desharnais – Gallagher;Galchenyuk – Eller – Dumont;Moen-White-Armstrong/Blunden.
  • Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Ponikarovsky-Henrique-Kovalchuk; Pesonen-Elias-Clarkson; Carter-Zajac-Bernier; Barch-Gionta-Kostopoulos. Devils pairings: Salvador-Zidlicky; Greene-Larsson; Volchenkov-Harrrold; Fayne.
  • Jim Jamieson via twitter: Canucks lines: Sedins-Burrows; Raymond-Ebbett-Hansen; Sestito-Lapierre-Pinizzotto; Higgins-Lapierre-Weise. Lappy double shifting.
  • Andy Strickland via twitter: Jake Allen will start in net for the Blues tomorrow night against the Canucks. Jaroslav Halak will start against the Oilers.

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Roster notes: Capitals, Penguins, Avalanche, Sabres and Maple Leafs … Starting goalies

  • Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals lines: Hendricks-Backstrom-Ovechkin; Fehr-Johansson-Brouwer; Chimera-Ribeiro-Ward; Volpatti-Beagle-Crabb; Wolski-Perreault-Laich.
  • Adrian Dater: Avalanche lines: Landeskog-Stastny-Hejduk McGinn-Duchene-Parenteau Mitchell-OReilly-Jones McLeod-Kobasew-Bordeleau
  • John Vogl via twitter: Sabres power-play lines: Hodgson-Vanek-Ennis, with Pominville-Ehrhoff, and Ott-Stafford-Leino, with Myers-Leopold.
  • Mark Stepneski via twitter: Stars Brenden Morrow and Jamie Benn won’t be in the lineup. Philip Larsen is in, Jamie Oleksiak is out.

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Lines and Goalies: Caps, Pens, Isles, Habs, Blue Jackets, Devils, Rangers, Sens, Panthers, Lightning, Blues and Jets

  • Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis Bennett-Jeffrey-Neal Cooke-Sutter-Kennedy Glass-Vitale-Adams. Pens Inside Scoop via twitter: First line power play unit: Bennett, Letang, Crosby, Neal and Kunitz. Second unit is Niskanen, Martin, Dupuis, Kennedy and Jeffrey.
  • John Lu via twitter: Canadiens lines: Ryder – Plekanec – Gionta; Pacioretty – Desharnais – Gallagher; Galchenyuk – Eller – Dumont; Moen – White – Armstrong.
  • Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Blue Jackets lines: Umberger-Johansen-Foligno; Calvert-Dubinsky-Atkinson; Prospal-Brassard-Letestu; Gillies-Drazenovic-Boll.
  • Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Ponikarovsky-Loktionov-Kovalchuk; Elias-Henrique-Bernier; Carter-Zajac-Clarkson; Barch-Gionta-Kostopoulos. Defensive pairings: Salvador-Zidlicky; Greene-Larsson; Volchenkov-Harrold; Fayne.
  • Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers lines: Hagelin-Richards-Nash Gaborik-Stepan-Callahan Pyatt-Boyle-Miller Haley-Halpern-Powe.
  • Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators lines: Greening-Turris-Silfverberg; Latendresse-Smith-Alfredsson; Daugavins-Zibanejad-Regin and Condra-O’Brien-Stone.

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Escrow … Injury updates: Filppula, Helm, McDonald, Steen, Tarasenko, Lombardi and Schlemko … Lindback to start

  • Pierre LeBrun via twitter: The Red Wings could welcome some players back to the lineup in the next seven to 10 days.

    “We expect [Valtteri] Filppula back this week at some point on the Western Canada trip,” GM Ken Holland told ESPN.com Monday. “We’re expecting Darren Helm to come back after that trip, either at home to Minnesota or for the California trip. So we’ll get a few bodies back the next four or five games.”

  • Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch: Blues Andy McDonald (knee) and Alex Steen (shoulder) could return the lineup on their three game home stand. McDonald and Steen have missed the last seven games. Vladimir Tarasenko (concussion) skated on Saturday.

    “I don’t talk too much about concussions, but it’s not about skating — there’s a lot of things,” Armstrong said. “Whether he plays on this home stand, the next two weeks, three weeks, the next month … you’re only creating false hope to your fans by putting a timetable on something that there isn’t a timetable.”

  • Norm Sanders via twitter: Update on Vladimir Tarasenko’s concussion, ”He’s been doing light skating, but nothing team-oriented”
  • Sarah McLellan via twitter: Coyotes Matthew Lombardi will be re-evaluated this morning to see if he’s able to return. David Schlemko is getting closer.

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