Posts Tagged Brenden Morrow

Morning Rumors: Blues, Sabres, Blue Jackets, Ducks, Rangers, Nolan and Salary Cap

  • Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Unless the Blues and Ryan Miller go deep into the playoffs, GM Doug Armstrong may be reluctant to pay big money to retain Miller. The Blues have Jake Allen waiting for a shot in the AHL. Likely heading to free agency are Brian Elliott, Derek Roy, Brenden Morrow and Carlo Colaiacovo. They also have restricted free agents in Jaden Schwartz, Vladimir Sobotka and Patrik Berglund.

    Sabres that could be traded this summer: Christian Ehrhoff, Tyler Myers, Chris Stewart and Drew Stafford.

    The Blue Jackets may have some money to spend this summer and may look at Matt Moulson.

    The Ducks could look to the trade market this summer to replace the departed Dustin Penner and Teemu Selanne’s retirement.

  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Rangers Marc Staal does not want to go through what Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi went through.

    “I saw those two guys go through it with the negotiations and all of the rumors that are impossible to avoid if you’re on the last year of your contract, and it’s not something I really want to go through,” Staal told The Post on Sunday following the Rangers’ buttoned-down 3-0 victory over the Red Wings at the Garden.

    “You can say all you want that it’s not on your mind and it’s not a distraction, but it’s something that has to weigh on you,” No. 18 said. “I know my brother, Jordan, went through a lot of that early on in a season when he was in Pittsburgh and basically said, ‘Enough of that.’

    “For me, the contract situation is definitely something I would like to take care of over the summer. That’s the goal, but that also has to be the way management looks at it, too, in order to get it done.”

    It might take a long-term deal in the $5.5 to $6 million range.

  • Amy Moritz of the Buffalo News: It is sounding like the interim tag could be removed from Ted Nolan in the near future.

    “I put into my representative’s hand and I guess he and Tim will be talking soon if not have talked already,” Nolan said. “Just formality and getting a couple of things ironed out and doing all the legal stuff. We’ll leave it in their hands for now.”

  • Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie: ”I’ve heard the cap next year could be anywhere between $68-70 million. Nothing confirmed yet”

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Injury Notes: Neal, Anderson, Tanguay, Morrow, Bolland, Coyle, Strait, Koivu, Nash, Skinner and Khudobin

  • Pittsburgh Penguins: James Neal skated by himself yesterday morning for an extended period of time. Beau Bennett practiced. Coach Dan Bylsma expects them to do the same today.
  • Don Brennan: Senators Craig Anderson will not travel with the team to Columbus. Nathan Lawson will be recalled and will be Robin Lehner’s backup.
  • Colorado Avalanche: Avs coach Patrick Roy said that Alex Tanguay will be out at least two weeks with a knee injury. Will be reevaluated then.
  • Rachel Blount of the Star Tribune: Wild’s Charlie Coyle re-injured his knee that kept him out of 11 games. He’s listed as day-to-day. Carson McMillan has been recalled.
  • Arthur Staple: The Islanders put Brian Strait on the IR retroactive to Oct. 24th with an upper-body injury.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Saku Koivu hasn’t experienced any lingering symptoms from Brandon Dubinsky’s hit. He’s skating and could return soon. Koivu could potentially be “ready to go” on Wednesday.
  • Larry Brooks: Rangers Rick Nash missed his 11th straight game with a concussion, everything “status quo.” Aaron Portzline: To Portzline’s knowledge, Nash suffered only one concussion while with the Blue Jackets.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Jeff Skinner will get a second opinion on his injury.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Anton Khudobin skated but will still need more time.

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Injury Notes: Bolland, Bozak, Morrow, Lecavalier, Ovechkin, Eriksson, Callahan, Franzen and Kane

  • Stephen Whyno: Maple Leafs David Bolland is out indefinitely after having surgery to repair a tendon on the outside of his left ankle.
  • Tony Ambrogio: Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak was put on the LTIR retroactive to Oct. 25th with a hamstring injury.
  • Jeremy Rutherford: Blues Magnus Paajarvi isn’t ready to return yet. Brenden Morrow is not skating yet and will not travel with the team.
  • Tim Panaccio: Flyers Vincent Lecavalier is wearing a full bubble cage at practice. Lecavalier says that he’s playing and denies having a broken jaw.
  • Chuck Gormley: Capitals Alex Ovechkin back practicing and on a line with Brooks Laich and Nicklas Backstrom.
  • Joe Haggerty: Bruins Loui Eriksson skated with teammates today.
  • Larry Brooks: Appearing like Rangers Ryan Callahan will return to the lineup against the Ducks. J.T. Miller looking like a healthy scratch.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Johan Franzen is not expected to be in the lineup tonight, but is hopeful for Thursday.
  • Ansar Khan: Jets Evander Kane (lower-body) will be a game-time decision.

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Injury Notes: Carter, Schneider, Gustavsson, Franzen, Morrow, Parros, Pacioretty, Wild and Callahan

  • Andrew Walker: Hearing that Kings Jeff Carter has a broken foot.
  • NHL Devils PR: Devils coach Peter DeBoer said that a decision will come tomorrow morning on Cory Schneider’s availability for this weekends back-to-back games. Brodeur starting against the Flyers.
  • Dan O’Neill of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blues Brenden Morrow didn’t skate on Wednesday and Thursday. Morrow will stay in St. Louis and will be evaluated on Monday to see if he can join the team in Montreal. Magnus Paajarvi was put on the IR retroactive to last Sunday. Parrjarvi will skate with the team today and is eligible to come off the IR tomorrow. He could play if he’s ready, but that seems unlikely.
  • TSN: Both George Parros and Max Pacioretty will return the Canadiens lineup this weekend.
  • Minnesota Wild PR: Wild’s Charlie Coyle has been activated from the IR. Michael RussoJonas Brodin, Charlie Coyle and Keith Ballard will return to the Wild’s lineup.
  • Steve Zipay: Rangers Ryan Callahan practiced today with a contact jersey on.

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Injury Notes: Rinne, Johnson, Jackman, Morrow, Lupul, McLaren, Helm, Lecavalier and Hartnell

  • Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators goalie Pekka Rinne will be out at least four weeks after a “hip scope.” Magnus Hellberg has been recalled. Josh Cooper via twitter: Predators GM Poile said that Rinne has a spontaneous bacterial infection in the hip he had surgically repaired.
  • Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blues Barret Jackman and Brenden Morrow are expected to return to the lineup tomorrow night against the Canucks. Morrow should be lined up with Vladimir Sobotka and Ryan Reaves on the fourth line.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul left practice for x-rays after taking a puck off the foot. James Mirtle: The Maple Leafs have recalled Josh Leivo for their trip in case Lupul’s injury is serious.
  • Mark Masters: Randy Carlyle said that Frazer McLaren has been cleared to play.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings Darren Helm won’t play this weekend, but is expected to get back in the lineup sometime during their four-game Western Canada trip that starts on Oct. 30th in Vancouver.
  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers Vincent Lecavalier is in, Scott Hartnell is out.

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Suspension Notes: Burns, Lapierre and Kaleta

  • John Shannon: Brent Burns hit on Brenden Morrow was looked at but NHL viewed that Morrow threw a reverse hit and Burns won the physical battle.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Maxim Lapierre will have an in person hearing for his hit on Dan Boyle. He can refuse an do it over the phone.
  • Sean Leahy of Yahoo! Sports: Sharks Logan Couture on Lapierre:

    “After the first shift he’s yelling at us from their bench he’s coming after us, then he does that, it’s pretty gutless,” Couture said. “Then he turtles. Be a man if you’re going to make a hit like that. Fight someone. Don’t turtle. Ran right behind the linesman. Nothing else to say about that.”

  • Nick Cotsonika: “Lapierre case is interesting. He doesn’t have much of a rap sheet officially, but has long history of borderline hits from behind. This wasn’t the worst boarding incident, but it was an illegal play (suspension) and Boyle was hurt (longer sentence). Remember, request for in-person hearing means only that NHL reserves the right to suspend for six or more. Doesn’t mean it will.”
  • David Pollak: Dan Boyle via text: ”I’m OK. That was scary. Hopefully the symptoms will be very minor if any going forward.” Boyle is still in St. Louis and will fly back to San Jose later today.
  • Hockey Central: Sharks GM Doug Wilson on Boyle: he was knocked out for ”a considerable amount of time.”
  • Bob McKenzie: Patrick Kaleta will be appealing his 10-game suspension. The first appeal goes to Gary Bettman. If Bettman shoots the appeal down, they are allowed to appeal to a neutral arbitrator.

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VIDEO: Possible suspensions coming for Lapierre and Burns

The NHL will likely be reviewing a couple of plays from last night’s Sharks-Blues game.

Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle was taken off the ice on a stretcher after a hit from Blues forward Max Lapierre.

Kevin Kurz: Sharks spokeman on Dan Boyle: ”Dan was alert and moving his extremities and has been taken to a local hospital for evaluation.”

Do you think Lapierre SHOULD be suspend? Do you think he WILL be suspended? How many games?

Sharks Brent Burns hits Blues Brenden Morrow from behind.

Do you think Burns SHOULD be suspend? Do you think he WILL be suspended? How many games?

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Morning Hits: Dvorak, Morrow, MacKinnon, Stewart, Scouting Avs-Ducks and Erat

  • Michael Smith: The Hurricanes sign Radek Dvorak to a one-year deal, $600,000 NHL deal. He’ll get $125,000 in the AHL, $250,000 is guaranteed.
  • Lou Korac: Blues Brenden Morrow is still having visa issues with his status for tonight up in the air.
  • Dobber Hockey: Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon had his first NHL shift last night with Jamie McGinn and P.A. Parenteau.
  • Igor Eronko: Anthony Stewart signed a one-year deal with Avtomobilist of the KHL.
  • Adrian Dater via Sulia: Scouting the Avalanche – Ducks game: St. Louis, Winnipeg, Toronto, two from Montreal, Pittsburgh, San Jose, Phoenix and Los Angeles. Interesting that Montreal had two scouts present.
  • Katie Carerra of the Washington Post: Capitals Martin Erat seems unsure of his role with the team.

    “It’s very frustrating. I don’t know what to think about it. It’s hard, I have no idea what’s happening,” Erat said following practice Wednesday. “If you played 11 years in the league, I don’t think you lose your position in three or four games in the preseason. I don’t know.”

    Erat played the right side in Nashville. Was moved to the left side when he arrived in Washington last year. Played two games at center this preseason.

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Afternoon Hits: Stepan, Thomas, Schneider, Waivers, Blues, Lightning and Gaborik

  • Pierre LeBrun: Derek Stepan’s deal with the Rangers is for two-years and $6.15 million.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Panthers and Tim Thomas have a deal in place and the signing will occur after the Panthers ownership change is official. If the deal is signed today, he could be in the lineup tonight. Should be a one-year deal in the $3 to $4 million range. Deal should have a lower salary base with performances bonuses to get it above $3 million.
  • Todd Cordell: Bob McKenzie said on the radio yesterday that the Devils wouldn’t hesitate to give Cory Schneider the starting job if necessary.
  • Tim Wharnsby: Put on waivers today: Ott – Cowick, O’Brien, Eckford, Lawson; Mtl – Tarnasky, St-Pierre, Blunden; LA – Bodnarchuk; SJ – Petrecki.
  • Lou Korac: Blues reassign to the AHL: Rattie, Jaskin, Andronov, Aucoin, Hakanpaa, Edmundson & Allen.
  • Andy Strickland: There is a decent chance that Brenden Morrow starts the year with Derek Roy and Chris Stewart.
  • Damian Cristoder: Lightning’s J.T. Brown replacing Ryan Malone (upper-body) on a line with Tom Pyatt and Nikita Kucherov.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets Marian Gaborik is not injured. Will rejoin the team next week as he’s away for family reason.

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Morning Hits: Salary Cap, Panthers, Hybrid Icing, Waivers, Raymond, Morrow and Jaskin

  • Katie Strang: Gary Bettman said that there was some talk about the projected salary cap for next season but added that those talks are ”too preliminary to share.”
  • Dan Rosen: Bettman said the sale of the Panthers is should be consummated quickly.
  • Darren Dreger: The NHLPA will conduct a vote to determine the status of hybrid icing for this year.
  • Renaud Lavoie: On waivers yesterday: Tim Kennedy (Phx), Brandon McMillan (Phx), Brandon Yip (Phx), Mat Clark (Ana), Alex Grant (Ana), Kyle Cumiskey (Ana) and Bryan Lerg (Col).
  • David Alter: The Maple Leafs sign Mason Raymond to a one year, $1 million contract.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Brenden Morrow gets a no-trade clause from the Blues.
  • Lou Korac: Blues coach Ken Hitchcock on the one forward he needs to cut to get down to 14: ”To me, the way Jaskin’s played the last week, I’d be nervous if I was anybody.”

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Afternoon Hits: Hybrid Icing, Kassian, Weise, Clarkson, Scott, Morrow, MacIntyre, Blues and Sabres

  • Gord Miller: Hybrid icing could be longshot for this year. NHL vote will be close and NHLPA approval is not a guarantee either.
  • Ben Kuzma: Canucks Zack Kassian stated his case on a 10-minute phone call this morning. He, nor Dale Weise, have any idea what is coming down.
  • James Mirtle: The Maple Leafs haven’t heard from the league regarding David Clarkson yet.
  • James Mirtle: Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle: ”We are still not over the cap. It’s tight… You have to adjust on the fly. You have to have Plan A, B, C and D.”
  • Mike Harrington: Sabres John Scott: ”I’d be pissed off if someone went after my star guy too. It’s one of those things their coach didn’t have to put Kessel out w/me.”
  • Jeremy Rutherford: The Blues have signed Brenden Morrow to a one-year, $1.5 million deal.
  • Jeremy Rutherford: Blues bring in Morrow as a fourth line player who can move up to the third line at times.
  • Ryan Rishaug: The Oilers have claimed Steve MacIntyre off waivers. Dan Murphy: Canucks Zack Kassian on the Oilers picking up MacIntyre: ”Perfect. I don’t think he can skate, that’s the last thing on our mind.”
  • Lou Korac: Blues GM Doug Armstong said they currently have 15 NHL forwards and will only carry 14. Will go down the wire for the last cut.
  • John Vogl: The Sabres currently have nine defenseman in camp and they might keep eight: Ehrhoff, McBain, Myers, Pysyk, Ristolainen, Sulzer, Tallinder, Weber and Zadorov.

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Morning Hits: Stepan, Morrow, Oilers heavyweight seach and Fleury

  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Rangers RFA Derek Stepan is looking for a two-year deal at $7 million. The Rangers are said to be offering about $6.4 million over two-years.
  • Josh Rimer: The Blues are believed to be offering Brenden Morrow a one-year deal for $1 million. Morrow was looking for $2 million a season when free agency started.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Oilers were looking for a super heavyweight before Saturday night, are now ramping up their search.
  • Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Simmons wonders if Penguins Marc-Andre Fleury struggles during the season, if they would consider trading for goaltender, such as Tim Thomas.

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