Posts Tagged Cal Clutterbuck

NHL Injuries: Penguins, Wild, Lightning, Panthers, Islanders, Blue Jackets, Blues and Avs

  • Shelly Anderson: Both Evgeni Malkin and Joe Vitale met with doctors and are skating lightly, but not ready to practice yet.
  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said that Sidney Crosby, Brooks Orpik, Chris Kunitz and Olli Maatta are day-to-day. All practiced yesterday.
  • Chad Graff: Wild’s Josh Harding practiced yesterday. Clayton Stoner and Keith Ballard were also on the ice.
  • NBC Pro Hockey Talk: Penguins Tomas Vokoun has been sent the AHL on a conditioning assignment.
  • Joe Smith: Lightning’s Ben Bishop left last night’s game with an upper-body injury. Steve Simmons: Bishop’s injury is not his shoulder. His arm or elbow. Will have a MRI today.
  • Sam Carchidi: Panthers Roberto Luongo missed last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Cal Clutterbuck left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets Nathan Horton left last night’s game after re-aggravating a lower-body injury. Aaron Portzline: Horton had a setback and could be done for the rest of the regular season, possibly longer.
  • Lou Korac: Blues David Backes is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs P.A. Parenteau will return to the lineup on Friday.

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Injury Notes: Lightning, Leopold, Islanders, Getzlaf, Koivu, Emelin, Moore, Nash and Stempniak

  • Erik Erlendsson: The Lightning confirm that Steven Stamkos has a broken right tibia and will be out indefinitely. Nick Kypreos: The break isn’t overly complicated and participating in the Sochi Olympics may not be out of the question. Damian Cristodero: Stamkos’s dad said that “he seems to be okay” and “just hopeful the surgery goes well.” His dad was told that rehab could be three to six months but “but they’re just guessing.” Will depend on what is found during the surgery.
  • Damian Cristodero: The Lightning also lost Sami Salo to a lower-body injury and Keith Aulie to an upper-body injury.
  • Chris Nichols: Blues Jordan Leopold will have surgery later this week to repair a tendon in his right hand. He’ll be out for at least eight weeks.
  • Arthur Staple of Newsday: A source said it’s unlikely that Islanders Thomas Vanek (upper-body) is put on the IR. It’s unlikely he plays tonight, but he could be ready sometime this week. Lubomir Visnovsky (concussion) still hasn’t been cleared for off-ice training. Brian Strait (upper-body) could start skating soon, but is not close to returning. Cal Clutterbuck should be back on the ice today. Travis Hamonic will play tonight.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Ryan Getzlaf (upper-body) is with the Ducks and Saku Koivu isn’t. Sounding like Getzlaf missed Sunday’s game more as a precaution.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Canadiens Alexei Emelin is close to returning to the lineup.
  • Aaron Vickers of Calgary Flames Lee Stempniak is close to returning to the lineup. He’s been out since October 24th with a broken foot, and if he gets medical clearance, he could play as early as tonight.

    “It’s up to the coaches and the medical staff,” said Stempniak, who diagnosed himself as day-to-day. “Every day it’s been getting better but a lot of it depends on how it responds the next morning, make sure it doesn’t swell and make sure it feels good. I’ll wake up and re-assess tomorrow morning.”

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Injury Notes: Elias, Downie, Schultz, Dupuis, Wilson, Clutterbuck and Ehrhoff

  • Tom Gulitti: The Devils put Patrik Elias on the IR and activate Peter Harrold.
  • Jim Matheson: Oilers Justin Schultz (groin) didn’t practice yesterday and Matheson is wondering if he’ll play during their four-game road trip.
  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma on Pascal Dupuis: “It’s maintenance at this point in time. We’ll see how he continues to do tomorrow and toward the weekend for Saturday’s game. At this point it’s not more than that.”
  • Adrian Dater: Avalanche’s Ryan Wilson won’t play tonight due to a back issue.
  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Cal Clutterbuck has an upper-body injury.
  • John Vogl: Sabres Christian Ehrhoff was describing his injury and it sounded like a muscle strain.

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Roster Notes: Oilers, Leafs, Red Wings, Capitals, Islanders, Avalanche and Blue Jackets

  • Joanne Ireland: The Oilers have sent defenseman Denis Grebeshkov to the AHL on a conditioning assignment and recalled Philip Larsen. They have also re-assigned Brandon Davidson.
  • Corey Pronman: The Maple Leafs re-assign T.J. Brennan to the AHL.
  • Ansar Khan: The Red Wings assign Cory Emmerton and Petr Mrazek to the AHL. Jonas Gustavsson is ready to return to the lineup. Drew Miller, Jordin Tootoo, Darren Helm and Patrick Eaves have been rotating in on the fourth line. Eaves and Helm are on the LTIR. The Wings have recalled Luke Glendening from the AHL to center the fourth line.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Justin Abdelkader has been moved off the top line and on to the second, coach Mike Babcock said the line needed a boost.
  • Mike Vogel: The Capitals have re-assigned Connor Carrick and Michael Latta to the AHL. Defenseman Nate Schmidt has been recalled.
  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Matt Moulson will be a game-time decision as he’s heading back after the birth of his son this morning. Cal Cutterbuck is in.
  • Adrian Dater: The Avalanche have put Matt Hunwick on waivers.
  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets defenseman Tim Erixon was sent to the AHL as “He needs to play games,” according to GM Jarmo Kekalainen.

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Injury Notes: Pyatt, Kulemin, Lupul, Clutterbuck, Stajan, Eaves and Tyutin

  • Damian Cristodero: Lightning’s Tom Pyatt will be out till at least the American Thanksgiving with a broken collar bone. No immediate call-up is coming.
  • David Alter: The Maple Leafs put Nikolai Kulemin on the LTIR.
  • Lance Hornby: Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul is day-to-day with a bruised calf.
  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Cal Clutterbuck will be coming off the IR for Friday’s game against the Blackhawks.
  • Wes Gilbertson: Flames Matt Stajan is out week-to-week with a deep leg contusion and is on the IR.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Patrick Eaves skated today for the first time since he suffered his knee and ankle on Sept. 19th. He did leave half way through practice.
  • Aaron Partzline: Blue Jackets Fedor Tyutin will travel with the team to Buffalo but isn’t going to play. They are hoping for Saturday.

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Injury Notes: Clutterbuck, Murray, Orr and Bodie

  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Cal Clutterbuck suffered a skate laceration and ”will miss some extended time.”
  • John Lu: Canadiens defenseman Douglas Murray sat out yesterdays practice with a lower-body injury.
  • Mark Masters: Maple Leafs Colton Orr (bone bruise) skated for the first time at practice yesterday morning. Jonas Siegel: Orr is expected to skate today or tomorrow. Troy Bodie is sidelined with an oblique strain.

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Morning Hits: Chiarelli, Lombardi, Islanders, Gagner, Ward, Sjostrom and Maidens

  • Stephen Whyno: The Bruins have signed GM Peter Chiarelli to a contact extension through 2017-18.
  • Chris Johnston: Matthew Lombardi signed a one-year deal with Geneve-Servette in Switzerland.
  • B.D. Gallof: The Islanders only have a few roster spots open: 3rd line center, one defenseman and a backup goalie. The Isles will like give Pierre-Marc Bouchard the first shot on the top line. Brock Nelson and Cal Clutterbuck will get a shot at the third line.
  • Jonathan Willis: Kevin Lowe is saying that Sam Gagner as the Oilers captain is a little premature. It will be Dallas Eakins’ decision and hasn’t made it yet.
  • Chip Alexander: Consensus is that Cam Ward is in the best physical condition in his career, which is good for the Hurricanes.
  • Alex Nunn: Fredrik Sjostrom (30) has retired from hockey. He will be a scout with Frolunda in Sweden and North America.
  • Brendan Ross: Senators prospect Jarrod Maidens is skating after sitting out two years with a concussion.

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Afternoon Hits: Clifford trade talk, Red Wings, Hurricanes and Rob Blake

  • Dennis Bernstain: League source saying the Kings are actively shopping Kyle Clifford. Contracts talks between the Kings and Clifford are far apart. Trade talk have started but nothing is imminent. They would likely only get a prospect/pick back for Clifford at most. The trade calls made by Kings could be in effort to bring down contract demands. League source saying that Clifford will be shipped out by the end of the month and the Canadiens are not in the mix, “No chance to MTL”
  • David Staple of the Edmonton Journal: Since the Oilers were interested in Cal Clutterbuck before he was dealt to the Islanders, it wouldn’t be surprising if they would have interest in Clifford.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: The Red Wings would like to move out a couple players and may be sign a free agent, but it doesn’t look like that would happen any time soon.

    “We’re comfortable where we’re at right now,” Holland said Monday, after signing defenseman Brendan Smith to a two-year, $2.52 million contract. “Before we do anything we’d have to move somebody. It’s pretty quiet in the industry right now. Everybody probably is into a bit of a summer mode.”

    Once the Red Wings re-sign RFAs Gustav Nyquist and Joakim Andersson, they will have 25 roster players. They are over the salary cap limit, but part of Daniel Alfredsson’s bonuses could be applied to 2014-15 cap number if need be.

    “We’d like to do a move or two, but I’m not sure we can,” Holland said. “If we can’t make a move I’m OK with our team and we’ll go to camp. If we can make a move and free up some money then certainly re-signing Dan Cleary is a possibility. But, unless we move somebody, we aren’t signing anybody.”

  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said that Elias Lindholm could start the season with the team. Would be shocked if he doesn’t. Added Lindholm’s preference is to play center, but can play all forward positions. Could start on a line with Jeff Skinner.

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Free Agent Hits I: Bogosian, Raymond, Gerbe, Blum, Fistric, Zuccarello and the Islanders

  • David Pagnotta: Talks are ongoing between the Jets and defenseman Zach Bogosian. Tough to say were talks stand. The Fourth Period: Bogosian is believed to be looking for a long-term deal at round $5 million a season. There are several teams that are interested in him and an offer sheet is possible. The Jets could trade him if the right offer is presented.
  • Darren Dreger: Multiple teams have shown interest in Mason Raymond. Agent J.P. Barry said he’s had no discussions with the Flames.
  • Andy Strickland: Nathan Gerbe is hoping for a one-way contract. The Islanders, Devils, Capitals, Coyotes and Sharks are interested.
  • News 1130 Sports: Agent Garry Johannson said that the Canucks are out on Jonathan Blum, but still interested in Marc Fistric.
  • Arthur Staple: The Islanders are still working on deals for RFAs Josh Bailey, Cal Clutterbuck and Thomas Hickey.
  • Larry Brooks: Mats Zuccarello’s agent, Don Meehan: “As of now our expectation is that we will re-sign with NY”

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Wild trade Clutterbuck and pick to the Islanders for Niederreiter

Arthur Staple: The Islanders have acquired Cal Clutterbuck and a 3rd round pick (# 70) from the Wild for Nino Niederreiter.

Niederreiter was drafted 5th overall by the Islanders in the 2010 draft.

Clutterbuck was drafted 72nd overall in the 3rd round by the Wild in the 2006 draft.

Nino Niederreiter

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Trade Hits: Oilers and CBJ, Schneider, Clutterbuck, Kennedy, Canadiens and Vanek

  • Dennis Bernstein: David Pagnotta on the Fan 590 said that the Oilers offered the Blue Jackets a package including goalie Devan Dubnyk and the 7th overall pick for Sergei Bobrovsky.
  • Ryan Rishaug: The demand for Cory Schneider is very high. Oilers could be out unless it comes down.
  • Darren Dreger: The Sharks may looking to add a depth forward and Cal Clutterbuck could be an option.
  • Pierre LeBrun: Penguins Tyler Kennedy is available and could be the type of forward the Sharks are after.
  • Pierre LeBrun: The Capitals will talk to Mike Riberio once more but signs pointing to him heading to free agency.
  • Darren Dreger: Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin expects to be busy. Sees an opportunity to move up in the draft. They have one play in mind that they would like to draft.
  • John Vogl: Thomas Vanek’s agent says there is nothing new and expects to him to be with the Sabres tomorrow.

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Trade Hits: Avs No. 1, Letang, Canadiens, Ballard, Clutterbuck, Omark and Red Wings

  • Adrian Dater: Starting to hear talk from a few people that the 1st overall may be in play for a trade. “Personally, I think Avs will outsmart themselves by trading pick if they do. MacKinnon will be a superstar”
  • Paul Hendrick: Both Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy had an early morning meeting with Don Meehan of Newport Sports Management.
  • Bruce Garrioch: A couple of teams have called Penguins GM Ray Shero to say “keep them in mind” if they are going to trade Kris Letang. Still wants to sign him.
  • Pierre LeBrun: The Canadiens have three second round picks and would like to move up in the draft.
  • David Pagnotta: The Canucks are still looking to trade Keith Ballard. If they can’t, expect him to be bought out.
  • Bob McKenzie: Confirming Russo that Cal Clutterbuck is likely to be dealt this weekend.
  • Jason Gregor: Oilers GM Craig MacTavish on Linus Omark: “I have not had a team inquire about him, but I would be open to moving his rights.” (from Tuesday’s press conference)
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings GM Ken Holland has talked with some teams about trades, but nothing is imminent.

    “This is the weekend that teams are motivated to make a move, and we’re motivated to make a move or two between now and unrestricted free agency (which starts next Friday) that we think will make our team a little better,” Holland said.

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