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Injury Notes: Senators, Penguins, Laich, Antropov, Oshie, Anisimov, Cizikas, Gervais, Marchand and Bergeron

From twitter unless otherwise noted

  • Ian Mendes: Neither of Jason Spezza and Erik Karlsson skated yesterday. A scheduled day off for Karlsson and Spezza worked out off-ice.
  • Mark Masters: Capitals coach Adam Oates on Brooks Laich: “We want him to be pain free before he goes on the ice again so he’s working as hard as he can to become pain free.” At the moment, they are not considering surgery for Laich’s groin. There is no timetable for his return.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets coach Claude Noel said that Nik Antropov (lower-body) skated for the first time since suffering his injury. He’s day-to-day and could return this week.
  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov (concussion) is traveling with the team. He won’t play on Wednesday or Thursday, but hasn’t been ruled out for any games beyond that.
  • B.D. Gallof: Islanders Casey Cizikas left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • Flyers Bruno Gervais had surgery last Thursday to repair a torn stomach muscle.
  • Joe Haggerty: Bruins Brad Marchand has been “cleared for contact.” Patrice Bergeron’s return tonight is “highly probable.”

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Filppula hurts knee … Sheahan arrested … Meszaros skating … Prohorkin’s contract invalid … Gervais heading to Germany

  • Ted Kulfan of the Detriot News: Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan was arrested on October 29th and charged with “driving with an alcohol content more than two times the legal limit.” Sheahan blew 0.17 or higher and gave false information after being pulled over for going the wrong way on a one way street. He pleaded not guilty and faces 180 days in jail.

    “I’m aware of the charges against Riley,” general manager Ken Holland said. “Internally we’ve dealt with Riley. He obviously made a very, very poor decision.”

  • Tim Panaccio of the CSN Philly: Flyers Andrej Meszaros skated yesterday for the 2nd time in full equipment. Meszaros tore his right Achilles tendon in August. Recovery is still 4 to 6 months.

    “If I can come back in four months, that would be awesome,” Meszaros said. “But if it is six months, then that is what it is.”

    “I’m feeling pretty good, back skating with full gear on,” Meszaros said. “It’s coming along and I’m happy about that.”

    “If I am lucky, I don’t know,” he said. “I wish I had not had this injury so I could be in Europe playing right now. I miss playing. On the other hand, for me, it’s good that I am getting better. After my back injury, and then this, I have had more rehab on the back, too.”

  • Matias Strozyk via twitter: Chris Stewart signs with Crimmitschau for the rest of the lockout. He was previously with Liberec (1 pt in 5 gms) and Crimmitschau (11 pts in 9 gms) before that.
  • Shelly Anderson via twitter: Penguins that skated together yesterday at Southpointe: Niskanen, Lovejoy, Dupuis, Kunitz, Cooke, Adams, Vitale, Kennedy, Crosby, Fleury plus Brent Johnson.

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Meszaros tears Achilles tendon, out 6-8 months … Options for Flyers

  • Sarah Baicker of CSN Philly: Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros underwent surgery to repair a torn right Achilles tendon, and is out indefinitely. According to GM Paul Holmgren,

    “Andrej was injured last week during summer training in Slovakia. Andrej will be out indefinitely.”

    Typical recovery can be 6 to 8 months or more.

  • Dustin Leed via twitter: Interesting note from Holmgren was that the injury occurred last week and he’s already had the surgery.
  • Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: For all practical purposes, Meszaros is done for the season. If he’s out the full 8 months, he’d be eligible for the playoffs. Will the Flyers now go the trade or free agent route? Could they look at Dan Boyle? Free agent options could be Michal Rozsival, Carlo Colaiacovo, Chris Campoli and Jaroslav Spacek.
  • Dustin Leed via twitter: Leed wonders if Lubomir Visnokvsky could be an option if his trade to the Islanders is voided.
  • Sam Carchidi via twitter: Carchidi thinks that Luke Schenn now moves up to the 2nd pairing, with Bruno Gervais and one of the kids on the 3rd pairing. Andreas Lilja as the extra defenseman.
  • Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: GM Holmgren,

    “I think we’ll have a better idea after six weeks once we see how things are progressing …”

    Travis Zajac tore his Achilles last August, tried to come back in December before re-injuring himself. He wasn’t healthy until March, 7 months later.

    “We got young kids we like,” Holmgren said. “Marc-Andre Bourdon played a lot of games for us last year. Erik Gustafsson played a fair amount. Brandon Manning got his feet wet. So we do have people we like. And we have four guys with a lot of experience ahead of them. So, we’ll see where it goes.”

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Bouwmeester’s stock rising … Sens offer for Nash was better … Senators and Flyers options … Leafs deal could be on horizon

  • Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun: Flames defenseman Jay Bouwmeester’s stock is on the rise as he may be the top defenseman available. The Red Wings have lost Nicklas Lidstrom and Brad Stuart. The Flyers are looking for a defenseman, though Bouwmeester doesn’t really fit their mold. The Blues could use a veteran like Bouwmeester. The Oilers could be a fit as well. Bouwmeester has a no-trade clause and doesn’t appear interested in waiving it. The Flames currently have 9 defenseman on 1-way contracts, 10 if you include T.J. Brodie. The Flames may be interested in dealing away Anton Babchuk’s $2.5 million contact.
  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators offer for Rick Nash was better than what the Blue Jackets got, but he didn’t want to go to Ottawa. They offered Robin Lehner, Nick Foligno, Mika Zibanejad and a draft pick. The Blue Jackets could have had Joe Pavelski from the Sharks but it doesn’t look like they wanted to trade within the Western Conference. The Senators may now be looking to go another direction. They may not want to go down the Alexei Kovalev road with Alexander Semin. It’s believed the Sens have talked to the Ducks about Bobby Ryan. The Stars may be looking to move Brenden Morrow. Daniel Alfredsson has indicated he’s planning on playing, and sources say they may be working on a 1 year extension.
  • Rob Rossi via twitter: Rossi confirms that the Penguins haven’t talked to the Wild about a trade involving Pascal Dupuis and Paul Martin as part of a package for Dany Heatley.
  • Howard Berger via twitter: One of Berger’s “bird-dogs” insisted that the Maple Leafs are working on bringing in goalie help, a deal could be on the horizon. Maybe Jonathan Bernier?
  • Adam Kimelman of The Flyers defense still needs to be addressed, and addressing it internally may be their best option. Bruno Gervais will compete with Marc-Andre Bourdon, Erik Gustafsson and Brandon Manning for the final blueline spot. Matt Gilroy is the highest scoring UFA on the market, 20 points in 67 games last year. RFA options could be Michael Del Zotto, John Carlson, Dmitry Kulikov and P.K. Subban. The Flyers have a top 6 spot open and are looking at Shane Doan. Other UFA options could be Alexander Semin, Petr Sykora and Jason Arnott. The Ducks are listening to offers for Bobby Ryan, but they’d likely want Sean Couturier and/or Brayden Schenn, 2 players the Flyers have no interest in parting with.

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2012 NHL Free Agent tracker for July 5th

We’ll be updating all free agent signing for the 5th day of free agency here. We’ll leave it at the top of page. Rumors and notes from today will be below this post.

Player ’12-13 Team Contract notes
Jay Beagle Capitals 3 years, $2.7 million
Devan Dubnyk Oilers 2 years
David Perron Blues 4 years, $15.25 million
Kyle Jean Rangers  
Justin Falk Minnesota 1 year
Mikael Backlund Flames 1 year, $725,000
Ruslan Fedotenko Flyers 1 year, $1.75 million
Bruno Gervais Flyers 2 years, $1.7 million
Mathieu Perreault Capitals 2 years, $2.1 million
Krys Barch Devils 2 years
Jean-Francois Jacques Panthers 1 year, 2 way
Phillippe Dupuis Penguins 1 year, $600,000
Derek Joslin Canucks 1 year, 2 way

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Morning NHL rumors involving Jarome Iginla, Ryan Miller and the Flyers need for a defenseman

  • Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun: If Jarome Iginla is thinking about asking for a trade or possibly open to the idea of moving on, he isn’t saying so. He still believes that Calgary is the best situation for him.

    “I want to win here and believe we can be a good team here. That’s really where my thoughts are,” Iginla said.

    “It’s 60 games left, a lot of season. It’s a lot of time for us to make our way back.”

    The 34 year old Iginla has one more year on his contract at $7 million. He may not want to go through another rebuilding process.

    “It’s just the way it works, the way media is, as far as Internet and how easy it is to just run with a story,” he continued. “It’s not always accurate, that’s for sure, but that’s fine. I’m not blaming anybody, but there are things you read that aren’t accurate and you just move on.

    “The best way to stop a story is to win games and climb in the standings.”

  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: If Flames GM Jay Feaster decides he wants to move Iginla, he’ll need to get him to waive his no-movement clause and a blessing from ownership. If Iginla decides he wants to be traded, LeBrun thinks the Bruins will be one of the teams that will be interested.

    Over the weekend Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reported that Ryan Miller wanted out of Buffalo.

    “That is not true at all, and I have never made any comment concerning my status with the team,” Miller told via text message Tuesday. “I am proud of being a Sabre for all we have accomplished, and I am excited about the new chapter Terry and Kim Pegula have inspired. I am working hard to get healthy and build my game back to where I want it so I can start to contribute to an effort to build a championship team.”

  • Helene Elliott of the LA Times: Ducks’ chief executive, Michael Schulman gave GM Bob Murray a vote of confidence.

    “We are certainly frustrated with the results to this point but remain optimistic that we can turn this season around,” Schulman said. “Bob has been largely responsible for a great deal of our success since he joined the organization, and we have complete confidence he will lead us out of this difficult time as well.”

  • Jay Greenberg of CSN Philly: Injuries have hit the Flyers blueline, and they will likely go with some call-ups for now. “People I talk to, everybody is looking for a defenseman now, not looking to trade one.” said Holmgren. That could change if the Flyers decided to offer up one of their core young forwards.
  • Dustin Leed of The Hockey Guys: Sources are telling Leed that Chris Pronger’s knee surgery could keep him out longer than the expected 4 weeks. The Flyers are concerned about Pronger’s injuries, and GM Paul Holmgren has been working the phones for a defenseman. Sources have confirmed that the Flyers have contacted the Flames about Mark Giordano and Scott Hannan. Putting Andreas Nodl on waivers put the Flyers at 49 contracts. The Hurricanes are willing to move a defenseman or two for a top 9 forward. The Flyers are not interested in Tomas Kaberle. They could offer draft picks for Tim Gleason ($2.9 million) or Bryan Allen ($2.75 million). Philly has the Kings 2nd round pick, either a 2012 or 2013 2nd round pick from the Panthers, and a 2013 3rd round pick from the Wild, to go along with their picks that they could offer up. Lightning Bruno Gervais is another potential target. The Canucks have been shopping Keith Ballard, but Leed doesn’t see the Flyers interested in his $4.2 million salary. The Flyers don’t have any interest in moving Matt Carle or Sergei Bobrovsky at the moment. For now they will go with Kevin Marshall and Marc-Andre Bourdon, but they’ll likely need another steady defenseman at some point.
  • David Alter via twitter: The Maple Leafs have sent Keith Aulie back to the Marlies, so Carl Gunnarsson will play tonight.

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Lou says no to Souray … Gaborik has a concussion … Asking price for Hemsky huge, Kings still interested … Richard-Stars talking

  • Tom Gulitti via twitter: Lou Lamoriello said that the Devils haven’t put a claim on Seldon Souray, and won’t be.
  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Dallas Stars and Brad Richards have quietly been having talks, though there hasn’t been much progress. It’s more likely the Oilers will move Dustin Penner, Gilbert Brule, Jim Vandermeer and  Ladislav Smid than Ales Hemsky. The Islanders are looking to trade Radek Martinek, Bruno Gervais and Zenon Konopka. Expect the Avalanche to make a pitch of Tomas Vokoun who’ll be a UFA in the off-season. Rangers are looking Filip Kuba. Scouts have called Sheldon Souray’s performance in the AHL as “brutal”. Even if Pascal Leclair plays again this season, his NHL career may come to an end as nobody may want to sign the UFA. The Canadiens, Sharks and Canucks have interest in John-Michael Liles.
  • Bruce Garrioch via twitter:  “If there are three teams interested in Ottawa RW Alexei Kovalev there are three GM’s who haven’t been watching him all year.”
  • Eric Stevens of the OC Register: Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller was was placed on the IR earlier this week after another bout of dizziness and lightheadedness, is “believed to have a balance issue according to a team spokesman.” He is to meet a physical therapist tomorrow and team doctors have ruled out a concussion.
  • Kent Youngblood of the Star-Tribune: Mikko Koivu injured his left hand blocking a shot in the 1st period of Friday’s game. It’s not known at the moment how long he’ll be out, more should be known tomorrow. If the Wild look to make a move for a center, they could look at, Jason Arnott, Tim Connolly or  Rob Niedermayer.
  • John Vogl of the Buffalo News: If the Sabres improve their play they may become buyers, but if they play like they did against the Leafs and Blues, they may look to the future. They have the expiring contracts of Tim Connolly and Steve Montador, and haven’t had any contract talks with either. Team captain Craig Rivet could be moved.

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