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NHL Rumors II: Senators and Devils

  • Ken Warren: Senators Jason Spezza was non-committal about what is next. He added that both he and Bryan Murray will need some time to “reflect.” Wayne Scanlan: Spezza said that he can see himself with the Senators long-term, but wants to reflect before thinking about a new contract. He has a no-trade clause in his current deal. (expires at the end of next season)
  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Jason Spezza on trade talk.

    “I’m not naive to the talk. I’ve been asked the question lots,” said Spezza. “There’s a lot of reflecting to go on here during the months leading up to next season and I’m sure that will be a topic.”

    The Ducks and Blues have shown interest. The asking price would be a first round pick, a player who could play in the NHL right away and a top prospect. Spezza has a no-trade clause.

    “That’s one of the things you have in your contract and it’s there for a reason,” Spezza said about the clause.

  • Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen: If the Senators are going to trade Jason Spezza, it would likely cost them Ales Hemsky.

    “I want to play with a good centre,” said Hemsky, scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. “That’s the most important for me. Jason been great to me. I had a blast to play with him. I would like to know what they want to do.”

    “I came here with high expectations and in the end, we didn’t make it,” said Hemsky.

    “We’re having meetings now (between his agent and Senators general manager Bryan Murray) and we’ll see what’s going on. I’ve got to know what’s the future here and what they’re thinking and I will go from there. It’s just a few talks, nothing really big. I’m not rushing anything. I will see my options.”

  • Wayne Scanlan: Senators Milan Michalek: ”I love it here and I’d like to stay but we’ll see what happens.”
  • Rich Chere: Devils Jaromir Jagr said that his familiarity with the organization and their system would be a factor in where he plays next year: ”When I think about where I’m going to play next year it will be a big factor for me. Hopefully I come back and I’ll have better numbers and help the team make playoffs.”
  • Rich Chere: Devils pending RFA Adam Larsson: ”I’m going home and see what I’m going to do. For sure there’s been some ups and downs, but I’m still a young guy.”
  • Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Indications are that the Devils will try to re-sign Marek Zidlicky.

    “I’d like to stay, but we’ll see,” Zidlicky said. “That’s up to Lou. That’s what I said (last summer), I’d like to say, but it’s not only my decision.”

    It is unclear what they will do with Mark Fayne.

    “I would love to, so I hope so,” Fayne said of re-signing. “But at the same time, who knows?”

    There are questions on what they will do with defenseman Bryce Salvador (one-year left) and Anton Volchenkov (two-years left).

    “All personnel questions are for Lou. I think him and I will sit down like we always do at the end of the year and look at things like that.”

    “I think every NHL team needs to have younger guys in the lineup,” DeBoer continued. “That’s the norm across the board. You need young people, you need young legs. You can’t have a whole team of them, but I think you need those young players.”

    If they will look to trade or buy out Salvador and/or Volchenkov remains to be seen.

    “I think whatever changes you make have to be for the better,” Lamoriello said. “So, whenever you can get better, you make changes. If you can make the right changes to get getter, we certainly will. As far as ‘have to,’ you’d like to do a lot of things, but you might not be able to. So, we’ll do the best we can to make us better.”

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Afternoon Rumors and Notes: Moulson, Kesler, Scrivens, Wings, Hawks, Waivers, Flyers, Brodeur, Bruins and Devils

  • Pierre LeBrun: Sabres Matt Moulson is not practicing today. GM Tim Murray said that Moulson hasn’t been traded.
  • Nick Kypreos: There are many people who believe that Ryan Kesler told the Canucks that he doesn’t want to play in Canada anymore if they are able to make a trade for him. He has a no-trade clause.
  • Josh Rimer: Ben Scrivens signs a two-year deal with the Oilers worth $4.6 million total according to his agent.
  • Detroit Red Wings: GM Ken Holland said that Pavel Datsyuk and Stephen Weiss won’t play tomorrow. Ansar Khan: Datsyuk is not skating today and hasn’t since leaving Thursday’s game.
  • Scott Powers: Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said that Marian Hossa will be out for two to three weeks.
  • Pierre LeBrun: On waivers today: Devan Dubnyk (NSH), Frazer McLaren (TOR), Chuck Kobasew (PIT) and Philip Larsen (EDM).
  • Hope Smoke: Leafs Claude Loiselle: ”We waived McLaren to give us some flexibility for the trade deadline”
  • Jim Matheson: The Flyers do have the assets to land Ryan Kesler. Would they do Sean Couturier or Brayden Schenn and Samuel Morin?
  • Rich Chere: Martin Brodeur: ”As of now there is nothing going on.”
  • Mark Spector: Spector keeps hearing Martin Brodeur and the Wild being linked.
  • Hope Smoke: Doug MacLean: “Here is what you have to do with Vanek. You have to entice Snow to take prospects and not the big draft picks”
  • Joe Haggerty: The Bruins are looking for a top-four defenseman for the left side. They could use depth on the right side. Dustin Byfuglien is intriguing, but he’s a right shot.
  • Rich Chere: Devils coach Pete DeBoer said that both Damien Brunner and Bryce Salvador could play on Tuesday.

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Morning Rumors: Avalanche, Devils, Penguins, Kings, Islanders, Maple Leafs, Islanders and Sabres

  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Avs coach Patrick Roy on the March 5th trade deadline.

    “Sometimes you’re just afraid to say, ‘hey, if we bring this guy in and he doesn’t gel with our guys, are we a better team?” Even watching these (Olympic) games, I mean, look at the Finns: they don’t necessarily have a superstar, but they work hard together, and everything is possible. And our group is believing in each other, our group is working every day, our group is having fun playing together, our group is playing with that intensity and receptive to the teaching we’ve been doing, they’re receptive to the adjustments we want to make. I think it’s hard right now to think of making some changes. Joe (Sakic) and I are always going to be looking to have the best team that we can. But at the same time, it’s very, very dangerous to try to do too much. Am I comfortable to go with the team I have? The answer is yes. We’re going to have some tough decisions to make at the end of the year, we know this. Paul’s (Stastny’s) contract is up and we’re going to have to look at our options. But at the same time, our fans are very important to us and we want to give them the best we possibly can. Fans are coming to our games and having a blast, and we want to keep it that way.”

  • Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Will the Devils look to trade Martin Brodeur and/or captain Bryce Salvador?

    “I’ve been traded before. Once you’ve been traded, it takes a lot of that uncertainty off the way you look at it. You know the world doesn’t end when you get traded,” Salvador told The Star-Ledger.

    “But it may be a unique situation with Marty. We’ll see what happens there. For myself, at this point Lou hasn’t talked to me about anything.”

    Salvador could be traded if the right offer comes along.

    “Things can happen. It just depends on what the team does and what direction they go,” said the 38-year-old veteran, who has another year left on his contract at $3.25 million.

    “Every organization has to look at what they’re doing with the future. Last year Jarome (Iginla) got traded. Obviously it was a bit different because they knew they were out, but he was in Calgary his whole career. I’ve learned never to be surprised.”

  • Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Penguins are thought to be looking for a right winger to replace Pascal Dupuis, a bottom-six winger with grit and a veteran depth defenseman. Potential targets could be: Andrew MacDonald, Steve Ott, Brad Boyes, Matt Moulson, Lee Stempniak, Ales Hemsky, Henrik Tallinder and Marcel Goc.
  • Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: Shinzawa thinks that Matt Moulson would be a good fit with the Kings. The Sabres will look for a first round pick for Moulson. Since the Islanders will now be sellers, GM Garth Snow’s first priority is to get a first round pick back to make up for the one he sent to the Sabres for Thomas Vanek.
  • Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: With Josh Harding still out indefinitely, and Niklas Backstrom not making a start since January 11th, the Wild may look to add a goaltender. Ryan Miller is available, but the Sabres will be looking for a big return, and Wild may only want to give up a big return if they would want to re-sign him long-term. Martin Brodeur could also be an option for the Wild.

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Injury Notes: Hertl, Backes, Bernier, Horton, Gaborik, Leopold, Clowe, Brunner, Rinne and Doan

  • Kevin Kurz: Sharks Tomas Hertl’s recovery “may be longer” than a month according to Bob McKenzie.
  • Lou Korac: Blues David Backes is traveling with the team. Chances are slim that he plays on Saturday, but Monday is not out of the question.
  • Jonas Siegel: Maple Leafs Jonathan Bernier said his injury happened on Monday with he collided with Penguins Jayson Megna. Bernier expects to be available tonight, but will see after their morning skate.
  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets Nathan Horton said that he’s ready for some contact but isn’t ready for full contact.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes Mike Komisarek is activated off the IR.
  • Lou Korac: Blues Jordan Leopold said he’s progressing and will be re-evaluated after Christmas. He still has a splint on his hand, but is able to do some conditioning and skating.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Ryane Clowe is unsure if he’ll be able to in the Devils next game. Defenseman Bryce Salvador is getting close, but may have to wait until Dec. 27th.
  • Mike Heika: Stars Ryan Garbutt is questionable for today and Vernon Fiddler is probably ready to return.
  • Randy Miller: Devils Damien Brunner left last night’s game with a suspected knee injury. It’s too early to say if Ryane Clowe would replace Brunner if he can’t go.
  • Nashville Predators: Predators Pekka Rinne has not suffered any setbacks involving his bacterial infection in his hip. Doctors are recommending limited activity for the next two weeks before increasing the activity.

    While we were cautiously optimistic Pekka might begin activities now, our primary concern has been, and is, for the long-term. We – Pekka, the team, doctors and our fans – want the same thing and that is for Pekka to be at 100 percent and back in goal for the Predators as soon as possible. However, we also understand we are dealing with a situation that includes some uncertainty and does not involve a specific timetable for treatment and recovery.

    Pekka will continue to be monitored on a daily basis by our medical team. We will provide further updates as warranted.

  • NHL: Coyotes Shane Doan has been out since December 4th with an illness, which has now been diagnosed as “sypmtoms of Rockey Mountain spotted fever” according to Don Maloney.

    Mayoclinic.com says, “Rocky Mountain spotted fever is a tick-borne bacterial disease that affects the cells in the lining of your blood vessels, making the vessels leak. This can eventually cause serious damage to internal organs, particularly your kidneys.”

    Doan is week-to-week.

    “Our medical team is on top of it,” Maloney told Azcentral.com. “Every day he seems like he’s getting a little better and a little more energy and has started to exercise a little more. We’re encouraged. He’s trending in a positive manner and for us. It’s just going to take time.”

    “He’s disappointed but he’s in good spirits,” Maloney told the team website. “The good thing is he’s feeling better every day. If he was stuck in neutral that’s different, but he isn’t. He’s getting more energy each day and becoming more active. Hopefully that trend continues.”

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Injury Notes: Thomas, Doan, Islanders, Devils, Couture and McElhinney

  • Jerry Brown of NHL.com: Coyotes Shane Doan as been out with an illness and it’s looking like he’ll be out for an extended period of time.

    “He’s still under the weather and he’s still not going to be available for the foreseeable future,” Tippett said. “He’s still getting some tests done, so hopefully it’s not long, long-term.”

  • Arthur Staple: The Islanders put Radek Martinek (back) on the IR and activate Brian Strait off the IR.
  • Arthur Staple: The Islanders send Anders Nilsson back to the AHL and activate Evgeni Nabokov from the IR.
  • Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Devils Bryce Salvador practiced on Wednesday for the first time since his non-displaced stress fracture in his foot on Oct. 22nd. Peter Harrold will wear a cast on his foot for a week. Adam Larsson (lower-body) hasn’t started skating yet. Ryane Clowe has been out since Oct. 13th with a concussion, has received medical clearance to practice and play.

Michael Russo: Sharks Logan Couture has hit in the face with a slap shot and left the ice bleeding.

  • Todd Sharrock: Blue Jackets Curtis McElhinney left last night’s game in the first period with a lower-body injury.

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Injury Notes: Sbisa, Fasth, Harding, Clowe, Volchenkov, Salvador, Reaves, Datsyuk and Alfredsson

  • Eric Stephens: Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa will be out six to eight weeks with a torn tendon in his right hand. Goalie Viktor Fasth will be out three to four weeks with lower-body muscle inflammation.
  • NHL on TSN: Wild goalie Josh Harding stepped on a puck during warm-ups and was not able to play. Michael Russo: Harding few with the team to the St. Louis. If the injury was serious, he would have flown back to Minnesota.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said that Ryane Clowe, out with a concussion, started skating this week. Anton Volchenkov (leg muscle) has started skating as well. Defenseman Bryce Salvador (foot stress fracture) has not started to skate. Lamoriello will have a better update on Monday.
  • Andy Strickland: Blues Ryan Reaves has a broken hand and is out for four weeks. He broke it in a fight with Stars Brenden Dillon.
  • Ansar Khan: The Wings are being cautious with Pavel Datsyuk in case he has a concussion. GM Ken Holland said that Daniel Alfredsson would replace Datsyuk in the lineup today. Alfredsson has missed the past five games with a groin issue. Jakub Kindl (hip) is traveling with the team and is expected to play. Todd Bertuzzi (upper-body) will not play today.

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Injury Notes: Downie, Lecavalier, Bolland, Bozak, Schneider, Salvador, McGinn, Zajac and others

  • David Strehle: Flyers Steve Downie will be released from the hospital today. Out indefinitely with a concussion. Vincent Lecavalier is day-to-day with a facial contusion according to Paul Holmgren. Frank Seravalli: Downie left the arena two-plus hours on a stretcher after his fight with Aaron Volpatti. He asked Volpatti to stop during their fight. Renaud Lavoie: Lecavalier will play on Tuesday against the Hurricanes.
  • Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs Randy Carlyle said that Dave Bolland’s cut is similar to Erik Karlsson’s and was to have surgery last night. Brad Ziemer: Bolland left the arena on a stretcher. Dave Feschuk: Bolland was wearing Kevlar-type socks. They are cut resistant and not cut proof.
  • David Alter: The Leafs put Tyler Bozak on the LTIR. He won’t be able to return to the lineup until Nov. 21st.
  • Rich Chere: Devils Cory Schneider said he’s ready to play and is capable of starting tonight. Tom Gulitti: Devils coach Peter DeBoer said it was “possible” that Schneider could start on today. Rich Chere: Martin Brodeur said he won’t be playing against Wild.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Peter DeBoer said that Bryce Salvador (stress fracture in his foot) has yet to start skating.
  • Colorado Avalanche: Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said that Jamie McGinn (knee) will  play on Wednesday. Added that McGinn needs a few practices.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said that Rostislav Klesla could return next week.
  • Joe Yerdon: Devils Travis Zajac missed last night’s game with an ankle injury.
  • Nashville Predators: Predators Mike Fisher left last night’s game with a lower-body injury.
  • Jon Rosen: Kings Jarret Stoll left last night’s game with an injury.
  • Adrian Dater: Avalanche’s Alex Tanguay will have an MRI today or tomorrow on his knee. It could be bad.

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Injury Notes: Canucks, Hawks, Sens, Devils, Ducks, Bruins, Oilers, Leafs, Pens and Blues

  • Dan Murphy: Canucks injuries: Jordan Schroeder (ankle) out two months, Jannik Hansen (upper-body) out for three-four weeks, Dale Weise (lower-body) out three-four weeks and David Booth (lower-body) out one-two weeks.
  • Chris Kuc: Blackhawks Michal Handzus (upper-body) is not skating and won’t play tonight.
  • Bruce Garrioch: Senators Clarke MacArthur is expected to play tonight.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador thinks he’ll return “relatively quickly” and goalie Cory Schneider is expected back by the weekend.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Saku Koivu could return to their road trip if he’s cleared by doctors that he has no concussion symptoms.
  • Fluto Shinzawa: The Bruins don’t expect Loui Eriksson to skate this week.
  • Bob McKenzie: Oilers Sam Gagner (broken jaw) is getting closer to returning to the lineup.
  • Joey Vendetta: Leafs Joffrey Lupul wants to play but will be a game-time decision.
  • John Shannon: Leafs Tyler Bozak out seven to 10 days and has been put on the IR retroactive to last Friday.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins: Penguins Rob Scuderi has a broken ankle and will have surgery later this week. No timetable has been set.
  • Josh Yohe: Penguins Chuck Kobasew has a lower-body injury and will be evaluated today in Pittsburgh.
  • Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blues Magnus Paajarviis expected to miss some time with an upper-body injury.

    “(Paajarvi) got whacked into the boards there,” Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. “He’s got a pretty good upper-body injury right now.”

    Chris Stewart is questionable for tonight with an upper-body injury.

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Injury Notes: Visnovsky, Salvador, Schneider, Ward, Callahan, Hagelin, Franzen, Koivu, and Scuderi

  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Brian Strait (upper-body) and Lubomir Visnovsky (concussion) are not skating.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Bryce Salvador’s MRI revealed a stress fracture in his foot and has been placed on the IR retroactive to last Tuesday. Lou Lamoriello: ”It could be a week, it could be 10 days. It’s just time”
  • Tom Gulitti: The Devils put Cory Schneider on the IR retroactive to last Thursday. He could come off the IR on Friday and only missing one more game.
  • Tom Gulitti: Nothing new to report on Devils Ryane Clowe.
  • Chip Alexander: After an MRI, the prognosis on Hurricanes Cam Ward is the same, another two to three weeks.
  • Winnipeg Jets: Jets defenseman Paul Postma is out indefinitely with a blog clot in his leg.
  • Steve Zipay: Rangers Ryan Callahan (broken thumb) skated today with a stick before practice.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers Carl Hagelin said he’s ready to return to the lineup, but it will be a coach’s decision.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Johan Franzen won’t be in the lineup Wednesday, hopes to be ready for Friday.
  • Curtis Zupke: Ducks Saku Koivu and Viktor Fasth have returned to Anaheim for evaluation.
  • Bob McKenzie: Penguins Rob Scuderi returned to Pittsburgh to be further evaluation. Nothing is official but hearing it could be four or more weeks.

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Injury Notes: Brodin, Fisher, Letang, Salvador, Thomas, Kostka, Lundqvist and Doan

  • Minnesota Wild: Wild’s defenseman Jonas Brodin has a broken cheekbone and is out indefinitely. No timetable.
  • Jim Diamond: Carrie Underwood reports that Mike Fisher has a “foot fracture thing.”
  • William DePaoli: Penguins Kris Letang looking like he’s back on Friday and paired with Rob Scuderi.
  • Rich Chere: X-rays on Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador’s foot were negative. Tom Gulitti: GM Lou Lamoriello said there is no timetable for Salvador.
  • Steve Goldstein: Panthers Tim Thomas can get nine days of rest and only miss two games. He can get two weeks of rest and miss only four games. David Neal: Thomas is on the IR, but not expected to be long-term.
  • NBA Pro Hockey Talk: Blackhawks Mike Kostka will be out four to six weeks with a lower-body injury.
  • Katie Strang: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said that Henrik Lundqvist has an “irritation” and indicated it’s not serious.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes Shane Doan was getting treatment yesterday morning. He’s traveling with the team and it’s possible that he plays.

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Injury Notes: Salvador, Kovalchuk, Calvert, Gunnarsson, Smith and Korpikoski

  • Tom Gulitti: Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador on returning from his bruised wrist: ”It looks like I’m going to run out of time.”
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Ilya Kovalchuk wants to play again this season, even if they are eliminated. He has had no thought of shutting it down.
  • Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Recond: It’s sounding like Kovalchuk could play today.

    “I felt the best so far that I felt,” Kovalchuk said. “I feel pretty confident. I took a couple of one-timers and a little bit of contact, so it’s good.”

    “I feel much better than even a couple of days ago,” Kovalchuk said. “With that kind of injury, it’s not just ups and downs. It’s always the same and then you make progress. It’s almost four weeks now, so I feel much better definitely, but if I’m going to play or not, you should ask Pete.”

  • Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Blue Jackets winger Matt Calvert broke his finger on Thursday against the Kings. There is no timeline yet, but it could be two to four weeks, according to Calvert.
  • Jonas Siegel: Maple Leafs Carl Gunnarsson hopes to play tonight against the Senators.
  • Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic: Coyotes Mike Smith has missed the last two games with a lower-body injury, but he could return today. Smith skated for 45 minutes yesterday.

    “That’s a positive sign,” Tippett said about Smith. “So we’ll see where he’s at (Saturday) morning.”

    Coyotes winger Lauri Korpikoski, who has been out with an upper-body injury, could return as well.

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Injury Notes: Smith, Michalek, Hossa, Stastny, Wilson, Salvador and Gionta

  • Jerry Brown NHL.com: Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith hasn’t been on the ice since being hit by Alex Edler last Thursday. Defenseman Zbynek Michalek is getting closer to returning. He’s been out since March 9th.
  • Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune: Blackhawks Marian Hossastill isn’t able to get back into the lineup. He’s “probably doubtful” for Tuesday according to coach Joel Quenneville. He’s recovering from an upper-body injury.

    “Hopefully by the weekend (Hossa) will be playing,” Quenneville said. “Hossa hasn’t been on the ice the last couple of days but he’s progressing.”

  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: The Avalanche have lost Paul Stastny to an injured left foot after blocking a shot. Ryan Wilson re-injured his ankle again and could be done for the year. Dater via Sulia: Stastny’s out about 10 days and Wilson is out indefinitely.
  • Tom Gulitti: The Devils lost Bryce Salvador (lower-body) and Stephen Gionta (upper-body) to injuries last night.

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