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Morning NHL Rumors Involving Over Half of the League

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Flames Mike Cammalleri may be the most likely player at the trade deadline to be on the move. Brian Burke is getting calls from contenders about Cammalleri. The Kings, Canucks and Red Wings are believed to have interest. The Canadiens could also look at bringing him back.Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff is working the phones. He’s listening to offers for Dustin Byfuglien, and has been talking to teams about Evander Kane. One executive said: “you’d be nuts to give up on young players. You just have to live with their growing pains.”

    The Sabres are expected to make one last attempt to re-sign Ryan Miller before the Olympic roster freeze.

    Both Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau are close to signing contract extensions with the Sharks. Their deals will be close to their $7 million and $6.9 million deals. The Sharks could listen to offers for Dan Boyle, including the Rangers, but isn’t he’s not expected to be traded.

    Leafs GM Dave Nonis is listening to offers for Nazem Kadri and Jake Gardiner. He might be trying to spark Kadri’s play with having his name out there in trade talk. The Flames could be interested both Kadri and Gardiner, and could put a package together that the Leafs might like.

    Predators GM David Poile is listening to offers on David Legwand.

    The Coyotes are believed to have called the Stars about Ray Whitney as they look for scoring.

    Panthers GM Dale Tallon might find a taker for Tomas Fleischmann by the trade deadline.

    Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekelainen may have had talks with Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford. Basically every player on the Hurricanes rosters is believed to be available, except for Eric and Jordan Staal and Jeff Skinner. The Blue Jackets need depth and are interested in Tuomo Ruutu.

  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Brooks wonders if the Rangers would trade Carl Hagelin in a deal for Jets Andrew Ladd.

    Devils GM Lou Lamoriello is trying to sign Marek Malik.Olli Jokinen may be one of the more sought have trade rentals at the deadline.

    Sabres Steve Ott would be bring a lot to a contender, though they would likely to overpay to get him.

    Rangers options with Dan Girardi: “A) signing the first-pair right defenseman to a contract extension, or B) dealing him as a rental property to a contender such as the Bruins or Ducks for a package of blue-chip youngsters; the only undeniably wrong answer is, C) keeping Girardi only to have him walk for nothing in return as an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

  • Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Penguins GM Ray Shero said he agreed with the Bruins for allowing Zdeno Chara to carry the flag for Slovakia. On if Sidney Crosby was asked to carry Canada’s flag: “Hard to turn down that opportunity,” Shero wrote. “Agreed with Boston on letting (Chara) go.”

    Two General Managers on trade talk:  “It’s really heating up,” one said. Said another: “I can’t remember it being so quiet. It’s eerily quiet.”There are a large number of teams that could be interested Nazem Kadri. The Leafs haven’t put up a “For Sale” sign, but are listening. Management isn’t saying much, but it’s believed if they get a fair offer for him, they would move him without hesitation. The question for the Leafs is, what do they think fair value is?

  • Slava Malamud: Capitals prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov to Sport-Express: ”I will not stay in KHL even for $10 million. I gave my word to #Caps and will keep it”

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Morning NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs looking for a forward … Oilers scouting Rangers-Ducks

  • Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie on TSN Radio: ”I wouldn’t be surprised if the Leafs made a move. They need another body down the middle. It won’t be a panic move” … ”I would imagine that Nonis is looking to see what is out there for the short-term” …  “don’t start jumping to conclusions like the Leafs are going to move Jake Gardiner
  • Darren Dreger of TSN: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis are looking for a forward, preferably a center. Talk talks are increasing, but there isn’t a lot available now. They have the assets for a higher end player where the return requires a premium of a young roster player, top prospect and a pick. They may be willing to pay that price for the right players, but more likely to use their depth on the blueline or draft picks in a smaller trade. Dreger Insider Video.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Oilers management at the Rangers-Ducks game: president Kevin Lowe, GM Craig MacTavish and special adviser Mark Messier. The Oilers are believed to accepting offers on Ales Hemsky and exploring the market for Nail Yakupov. If the Rangers were interested in Hemsky, they would have find a way to accommodate his $5 million salary. It’s not known if the Rangers would be willing to move the assets to acquire a player like Yakupov. The Rangers may not have an immediate need of a top-six forward with Carl Hagelin and Ryan Callahan returning to the lineup. Some people think that he’s Yakupov is difficult to coach and could bolt back to the KHL. The Rangers level of interest in Yakupov could depend on Rick Nash’s medical reports.

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Morning Hits: Concussions, Fast, Hagelin, Halak and Ruff

  • Allan Walsh: NHL on pace for more than 100 concussions this year, about 15 percent of all players.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers Jesper Fast has been re-assigned to the AHL. Indications are that Carl Hagelin will return to the lineup tonight.
  • Lou Korac: Jaroslav Halak will start in net for Blues against the Jets tonight.
  • Lindy Ruff tribute video from his first game back in Buffalo.

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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: Hagelin, Kulemin, Burns, Kronwall, Elias, Hartnell, Lecavalier and Fasth

  • Andrew Gross: Rangers Carl Hagelin can come off the IR on Oct. 29th. He skated as an extra forward today.
  • Kevin McGran: Maple Leafs Nikolai Kulemin skated today for the first time since injuring his ankle. James Mirtle: Coach Randy Carlyle said that Kulemin and Mark Fraser are likely seven to 10 days away from returning.
  • Kevin Kurz: Sharks Brent Burns is not practicing. Mike Brown is skating on the fourth line today.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Niklas Kronwall took a puck to the chin at the morning skate, but he’s expected to be in the lineup tonight.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Patrick Elias skated by himself today. GM Lou Lamoriello said they’ll see how he feels after the morning skate tomorrow to see if he’ll play.
  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers Scott Hartnell is getting closer to returning. Coach Craig Berube made it sound like Vinny Lecavalier will play Thursday and that Hartnell is doubtful.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Viktor Fasth (lower-body) left practice early.

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Injury Notes: Boyle, St. Louis, Clowe, Drewiske, JVR, Rozsival, Soderberg, Hagelin, Kane and Pacioretty

  • David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: Sharks Dan Boyle flew back to San Jose yesterday and in a text: “I’m OK. That was scary. Hopefully the symptoms will be very minor, if any, going forward.” Blues Maxim Lapierre said that he tried calling Boyle, but Boyle did not answer. Lapierre said he understood why Boyle would not answer.
  • Missy Zielinski: Lightning’s Martin St. Louis didn’t practice, day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Damian Cristodero: St. Louis took a Drew Doughty shot off the foot on Tuesday. Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune: St. Louis hasn’t ruled himself out of tonight’s game, but the recalling of Brett Connolly could suggest otherwise.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said that Ryane Clowe was elbowed in the head on Sunday and experienced a headache afterwards. Todd Cordell: The Devils put Clowe on IR retroactive to October 13th. Tom Gulitti: Clowe may have suffered three concussions last year, but received clearance after undergoing test after last season. With his history, they are playing it safe with Clowe. He’ll miss the next two games.
  • Dave Stubbs: Canadiens Davis Drewiske will be out for five to six months after shoulder surgery.
  • Jonas Siegel: Leafs James van Riemsdyk was back at practice yesterday.
  • Scott Powers: Blackhawks Michal Rozsival is sick and likely won’t play.
  • Joe Haggerty: Bruins Carl Soderberg has been cleared for contact and his getting close to returning.
  • Larry Brooks: Rangers Carl Hagelin has been cleared for contact. Targeting an October 29th return against the Islanders.
  • Robin Short: Jets Evander Kane was hurt in practice yesterday morning.
  • Dave Stubbs: Max Pacioretty’s status should be updated after the Canadiens morning skate.

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Injury Notes: Red Wings, Hurricanes, Devils, Penguins, Rangers, Islanders and Kovalchuk

  • Ted Kulfan: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Darren Helm will go on the LTIR, with Jordin Tootoo and Jonas Gustavsson going on the IR. Ansar Khan: Patrick Eaves on LTIR gives the Wings $1.2 million in cap relief.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said they are “keeping fingers crossed” that Alex Semin and Elias Lindholm will be ready for the opener.  Tim Gleason and Tuomo Ruutu won’t play.
  • Rich Chere: The Devils put Mattias Tedenby on the non-roster IR.
  • Tom Gulitti: The Devils put Patrick Elias on the IR, and is backdated to last Tuesday, when the injury occurred. GM Lou Lamoriello on if Elias will be able to play in the opener.

    “We’re certainly hoping and he sounds good and if that happens we’ll have to make a move.”

  • Steve Zipay: Rangers Carl Hagelin on the LTIR puts them about $1.3 million under the cap ceiling.
  • Arthur Staple: The Islanders may be treating Travis Homonic for a possible concussion. Not thought to be long-term.
  • Chip Alexander: The Hurricanes haven’t put Joni Pitkanen on the LTIR yet, could happen today.
  • Igor Eronko: Ilya Kovalchuk will be out at least two games with an upper-body injury after being hit by teammate Alex Ponikarovsky.

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Injury Notes: Lightning, Red Wings, Rangers, Avs, Blue Jackets, Leafs, Devils, Stars, Bruins, Flyers and Sharks

  • Damian Cristodero: Lightning Teddy Purcell is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
  • George Sipple: Red Wings Johan Franzen (hip) practiced yesterday and will play today.
  • George Sipple: Red Wings Daniel Alfredsson (groin) practiced yesterday. Darren Helm (groin/back) practiced yesterday morning.
  • Helene St. James: Patrick Eaves is out two to four weeks with a slight ankle sprain and MCL sprain.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said that Ryan Callahan and Carl Hagelin are doing everything in practice but contact. There is no timetable on when they will start contact. Callahan is able to shoot a little harder than Hagelin.
  • Adrian Dater: Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon won’t play this weekend due to a hip flexor. The Avs say it’s not serious.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets Nikita Nikitin has a ‘dent’ on the right side of his foot. He’s limping a bit, but said “it’s really not bad.”
  • Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs Randy Carlyle said that Jonathan Bernier has irritation on his knee from his new equipment.
  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney is out one to two weeks with a lower-body injury.
  • David Alter: Leafs Joffrey Lupul might play this weekend.
  • David Alter: Leafs Nazem Kadri said his hand is fine, just a bruise.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Ryane Clowe is ‘day-to-day’ and not concerned about it long-term.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars Scott Glennie is expected to miss four to six weeks with a knee injury.
  • Anthony Gulizia of the Boston Globe: Bruins Patrice Bergeron has missed the first three preseason games, but will get into the lineup on Saturday. He’s recovering from a punctured lung, a separated shoulder, a broken rib and torn rib cartilage that he suffered during the Stanley Cup final.
  • Sarah Baicker of CSN Philly: Flyers Claude Girouxcould be ready for Tuesday’s preseason game against the Devils.

    “I’d love to, that’s for sure,” Giroux said. “As long as my hand lets me be 100 percent Tuesday, I’d love to play. We’ll see how I feel then.”

  • Tim Sassone: Blackhawks Jonathan Toews said he was battling a hip flexor.
  • David Pollak: Sharks coach Todd McLellan on Raffi Torres’ injury: ”I have no idea right now. Don’t even want to speculate.” Torres was seen leaving the dressing room with his right knee bandaged and walking with a limp.

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Free Agent and Rumor Hits: Kessel, Liles, Teams over the cap, Stepan, Boyle, Gagne and White

  • Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Simmons thinks Phil Kessel could fall between Corey Perry’s $8.6 million and Ryan Getzlaf’s $8.2 million. Dion Phaneuf’s new contract could be more complicated. Simmons wonders if the Flames would be interested in John-Michael Liles. Teams entering training camp over the salary cap: Red Wings, Flyers, Bruins, Sharks, Kings and Penguins.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The Rangers and Derek Stepan are believed to be apart by $1 million over two years. Stepan is thought to be looking for $7 million on a two-year deal, with the Rangers thought to be offering just under $6 million. The Rangers have between $3 and $3.5 million in salary cap space, depending on who earns the final roster spot. Ryan Callahan’s and Carl Hagelin’s injuries could lead to ‘AHL’ replacements, which would increase the cap space. Brian Boyle is entering the final year of his deal. He carries a $1.7 million cap hit and could become available if the Rangers want to make some moves.
  • Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Simon Gagne isn’t too happy with Flyers GM Paul Holmgren as he felt he was misled about getting a deal with the Flyers.

    “All summer, the Philadelphia Flyers kept hinting that they wanted to offer me a new contract, and I even told Robert Sauve, my agent, not to negotiate with other teams,” Gagne told LaPresse, a French-language daily in Montreal. “We trusted them. We put all our eggs in one basket and we got caught. We never thought we’d be stuck in this situation at this time of the year.”

  • Gary Lawless: Lawless likes defenseman Ian White’s chances of making the Jets. They only have about $2 million in cap space. He’ll likely have to take a bit more than $1 million.

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Free Agent Hits: Kadri, Read, Hodgson, Boedker, Johansson, Pietrangelo, Eminger and Bang

  • Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun: Maple Leafs RFA Nazem Kadri won’t be talking about contract talks “until the deal gets done.” He did say that “negotiations are continuing and the lines of communication are open”. Assistant GM Claude Loiselle (handling most of the talks) added, “We’re talking, we’re going back and forth, but historically, we don’t comment on specifics.”
  • Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post: Flyers Matt Read is entering the last year of his deal and will get a nice raise from the $900,000. He would like to stay with the Flyers.

    “I would love to stay here,” Read said. “Philadelphia’s obviously a great market to play hockey in. It’s a great bunch of guys here.

    “If it comes down to the line, I would fight for everyone in our locker room. I enjoy being here and I’d love to stay here for longer if the right opportunity presents itself.”

  • Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News: Sabres Cody Hodgson is looking for a long-term, big money contract. The Sabres would prefer giving Hodgson a ‘bridge’ contract, maybe something similar to Tyler Ennis’s two-year, $5.6 million deal from 2012.
  • Sarah McLellan of the AZ Central: Coyotes RFA Mikkel Boedker is still looking for a new deal.

    “There’s still time before camp starts,” said Assistant General Manager Brad Treliving, who is handling the negotiations with Boedker’s agent, Jarrett Bousquet. “There’s still time before we play games that count for points. We’d like to get it done. It’s not done, but we’ll continue to sort of grind away at it here.”

    If they don’t have a deal done by September 11th, he won’t be able to participate in the start of their training camp.

  • Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: Capitals RFA Marcus Johansson is thought to be looking for an extension worth more than Rangers Carl Hagelin signed, two-years and $4.5 million. The Capitals have 21 players signed with just under $2.665 million salary cap space available.
  • Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blues Alex Pietrangelo is still looking for a new deal. Gordon looks at some player contracts. Drew Doughty: $56 million over eight years. Erik Karlsson: $45.5 million over seven years. Tyler Myers: $38.5 million over seven years. Zach Bogosian: $36 million over seven years. Oliver Ekman-Larson: $33 million over six years. P.K. Subban: $5.75 million over two years. If they go long-term, Pietrangelo could fall between Doughty and Myers, maybe in the Karlsson range.
  • Igor Eronko: Former Rangers defenseman Steve Eminger has agreed to terms with Admiral of the KHL, pending a physical.
  • Igor Eronko: Predators RFA Daniel Bang signed one-year deal with Lausanne of the Swiss league.

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Free Agent Signings: Zidlicky, Hagelin, Falk and Backlund

  • Tom Gulitti: Marek Zidlicky’s deal is for one-year and $3 million, which includes games played bonuses.
  • Katie Strang: The Rangers re-signed Carl Hagelin to a two-year deal worth $4.5 million.
  • Larry Brooks: The Rangers re-signed Justin Falk to a one-year deal worth $975,000.
  • Randy Sportak: The Flames re-signed Mikael Backlund to a two-year deal worth $3 million.

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Free Agent Hits: McDonagh, Rangers, Brunner, Zidlicky, Jagr, Red Wings, Hejduk and the Best of the Rest

  • Aaron Ward: Expect a Ryan McDonagh to sign a six year extension with the Rangers today.
  • Larry Brroks of the NY Post: The Rangers have about $12 million to sign Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin and Justin Falk. There may not much for Mats Zuccarello. They could fit him with the 10 percent offseason overage, but he wouldn’t have a guaranteed NHL spot.
  • The Fourth Period: The Stars have shown interest in Damien Brunner. Brunner is thought to be looking for a multi-year deal worth between $3 and $3.5 million.
  • Tom Gulitti: The Devils trading Henrik Tallinder to the Sabres could have been a move to clear some cap space to re-sign Marek Zidlicky. He has been waiting for the Devils and he has received some other offers. Rich Chere: Lamoriello did say that the trade doesn’t impact Zidlicky “at this point” and added that he’d like to get Zidlicky signed.
  • Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: Brennan thinks that the Senators should try to sign Jaromir Jagr. The Sens are well below the cap and it could take a $4.5 million on one year deal like he did last year. He may have his heart set on playing with the Canadiens though.
  • Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: The Red Wings would like to re-sign Daniel Cleary, but at the moment they have too may forwards under contract and their salary cap situation needs to clear up. They have to sign RFAs Gustav Nyquist, Joakim Andersson and Brendan Smith. The Wings are already $700,000 over next seasons cap.
  • Adrian Dater via sulia: The Avalanche don’t really have room for him and have yet to make an offer to Milan Hejduk. Odds are that he’ll retire.
  • David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail: Best of the remaining free agents. Goaltenders: 1. Tim Thomas 2. Ilya Bryzgalov 3. Johan Hedberg. Defenseman: 1. Douglas Murray 2. Ron Hainsey 3. Ryan Whitney. Forwards: 1. Dan Cleary 2. Damien Brunner 3. Mikhail Grabovski.

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