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Injury notes: Dupuis, Zetterberg, Tlusty, Downie, Quick, Bozak, Crawford, Hodgson and Laich

  • Dave Molinari: Penguins Pascal Dupuis will have ACL surgery and could miss the remainder of the season.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg said he’s ready to go tomorrow. Has been out since Dec. 1st with a herniated disc.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes Jiri Tlusty had an emergency appendectomy on Tuesday and will be out for two to three weeks.
  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers Steve Downie will be a game-time decision tomorrow.
  • Pierre LeBrun: Kings GM Dean Lombardi said that Jonathan Quick remains on schedule to return the first week of January.
  • Neil Davidson: Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak said he’ll be back on Sunday.
  • Brian Hamilton: Blackhawks Corey Crawford skated this morning. Mark Lazerus: Crawford “could” travel with the team to St. Louis, but won’t play tomorrow.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes Jay Harrison’s upper-body injury is a concussion.
  • Chuck Gormley: Capitals Brooks Laich said that he had pain after Monday’s game and will not be in the lineup tonight. Mike Vogl: Capitals coach Adam Oates said that Laich didn’t re-aggravate his lower-body during Monday’s game, but woke up sore on Tuesday.

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Afternoon Hits: Flames, Sabres, Senators, Rangers, Kings, Lightning, Blue Jackets and Ducks

  • Calgary Flames: The Flames have relieved GM Jay Feaster and assistant GM John Weisbrod of their duties.
  • Josh Rimer: Hearing the Sabres are speeding up their GM search process now.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers Alain Vigneault confirms that Dylan McIlarth is in, along with Aaron Asham, Benoit Pouliot and Tom Pyatt. Justin Falk and Derrick Brassard are out.
  • Helene Elliott: Dean Lombardi told USA Olympic GM David Poile that goalie Jonathan Quick will be back by the end of the year.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Jimmy Howard said that he’s hoping to only be out for a one to two weeks, but will not know for sure until after his MRI tomorrow.
  • John Vogl: Sabres Cody Hodgson will miss tonight’s game with a lower-body injury. Ville Leino is back in the lineup.
  • Damian Cristodero: Lightning’s Victor Hedman’s lower-body injury is not progressing and will be out at least another week.
  • Ian Mendes: Senators lines: MacArthur-Spezza-Zibanejad, Conacher-Turris-Ryan, Greening-Pageau-Neil, Michalek-Smith-Condra.
  • Blue Jackets: Lines, pairing and goalie: Foligno – Johansen – Umberger, Calvert – Dubinsky – Atkinson, Jenner – Anisimov – Comeau, Letestu – MacKenzie – Tropp … Tyutin – Johnson, Murray – Savard, Nikitin – Prout …. McElhinney
  • Igor Eronko: KHL’s Avtomobilist terminated the contract of Anthony Stewart.
  • Lisa Dillman: The Ducks have sent David Steckel, Alex Grant and Nolan Yonkman to the AHL.

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Afternoon Hits: Forsberg, OEL, Morris, Miller, Hodgson, Ruutu, Spaling, Latta and McClement

  • Brian Compton: Coyotes Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Derek Morris both skated this morning and looking like they will play.
  • Mike Harrington: Both Ryan Miller and Cody Hodgson were on the ice at practice this morning.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Tuomo Ruutu skating in a regular practice jersey today.
  • Josh Cooper: Predators Nick Spaling will be out tonight.
  • Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs Jay McClement status for tonight is unclear as his wife is in labour with their first child.

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Afternoon Hits: Leafs recall two, Boll, Hodgson, Spezza, Smyth and Garon

  • James Mirtle: The Maple Leafs have recalled Trevor Smith and Jamie Devane.
  • John Vogl: Sabres Cody Hodgson missed practice.
  • Brent Wallace: Senators Jason Spezza didn’t skate this morning.
  • Igor Eronko: Goalie Mathieu Garon signed a one-year deal with Avangard of the KHL.

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Free Agent Hits: Kessel, Franson, Lundqvist, Stepan, Brunner, Hodgson, Gagne, Mayers, LaRose and Wellwood

  • Caroline Cameron: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on Phil Kessel: ”If Phil wants to play in Toronto and we want to have him, we’ll find a way to get something done.” Nonis on Kessel possibly becoming a free agent: ”If that’s the direction it goes, there’s nothing you can really do it to stop it”
  • Jonas Siegel: An offer sheet is possibility for Cody Franson at this point.
  • Jonas Siegel: Any offer sheet for Franson up to $3,364,391 would give the Maple Leafs a second round pick. Just over $3,364,391 would give them a first and third round pick.
  • Jonas Siegel of TSN: Cody Franson,

    “I really like playing in Toronto,” he said. “I think we have a great team and we have some unfinished business to take care of. I learned a lot from the coaches last year and felt like my game took a step forward. I understand the cap situation this team faces and have been ready to sign a one-year deal for some time. I hope this gets worked out soon so I can get back on the ice with my teammates”

    Franson is believed to be fine with a one-year, $3 million deal. The Leafs would rather sign him to a two-year deal.

  • Katie Strang: Rangers Henrik Lundqvist said there is nothing to report regarding contract extension talks. Both sides are talking and he doesn’t want it to be a distraction during the season.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Rangers RFA Derek Stepan’s agent, Matt Oates yesterday:

    “Derek isn’t interested in negotiating his contract through the press, but there’s been a lot of speculation out there about what he’s asking for, and this and that,” Oates said in a phone conversation. “We just want to make sure there are no misconceptions.

    “Derek has put himself in a category with all those guys coming out of Entry Level who received long-term contracts,’’ he said. “He’s earned that, but we have never said that we wouldn’t explore a short-term deal, either. We’re just looking for a deal that will reflect his performance.

    “I think it’s beneficial for the Rangers to lock him up long-term, but if that’s not possible at this time, we’re certainly willing to engage management on a short-term deal in order to get this done and get Derek on the ice.”

    It’s believed that the Rangers have offered a two-year deal at between $2.5 and $2.7 million. The Rangers don’t have a lot of cap space available, with anything over $3 million could make things difficult for them.

  • Helene St. James: Damien Brunner may be talking to the Stars, Devils and possibly the Canucks.
  • John Vogl: Sabres Cody Hodgson’s salary breakdown: 2013-14 $3 million, 2014-15 $3.5 million, 2015-16 $4 million, 2016-17 $4.5 million, 2017-18 $5 million, 2018-19 $5.5 million.
  • Louis Jean: Sources say that Simon Gagne’s agent spoke with Canadiens assistant GM Rick Dudley yesterday. The Canadiens aren’t sure if there is a fit, will get back to him. Pierre LeBrun: LeBrun doesn’t think the Canadiens are interested in Gagne.
  • Chris Kuc: Some teams have shown interest in Jamal Mayers but he’s not at anyone’s camp. Still hoping for an opportunity.
  • Frank Seravalli: UFA Chad LaRose contacted the Flyers after Daniel Cleary signed with the Red Wings. The Flyers will stand pat.
  • Hockey Central: Kyle Wellwood signs with EV Zug of the Swiss National League.

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Sabres Sign Cody Hodgson To A Six-Year Contract

Adam Proteau: The Sabres have signed Cody Hodgson to a six-year contract.

Nick Kypreos: Six-years and $25.5 million for Hodgson. (a $4.25 million salary cap hit)

Hodgson was drafted 10th overall in the 2008 draft by the Vancouver Canucks. The Sabres acquired Hodgson for Zack Kassian.

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Free Agent Hits II: Pietrangelo, Cowen, Hodgson, Brunner, Petrecki, Seidenberg and Sedin

  • Stephen Whyno: Blues GM Doug Armstrong on Alex Pietrangelo talks: “Talks between the Blues and Alex’s camp have broken off for now.” He won’t be at the start of training camp. Andy Strickland: The start of the season appears to be the tipping point.
  • Bruce Garrioch: A deal between the Senators and Jared Cowen is not imminent.
  • John Vogl: Sabres GM Darcy Regier has discussed short- and long-term contracts with Cody Hodgson’s camp. Both sides would like to get a deal done. Mike Harrington: Regier is hopeful that they can get Hodgson on the ice for the start of camp tomorrow. Both sides are working on a deal.
  • Szymon Szemberg: Damien Brunner is still looking for a contract after rejecting the Red Wings offer. May find one in the Swiss league.
  • David Pollak: The Sharks have re-signed defenseman Nick Petrecki to a one-year deal worth $715,000.
  • Joe Haggerty: Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg said there hasn’t been any negotiations for a contract extension yet. He is entering the last year of his deal and wants to stay.
  • Farhan Lalji: Henrik Sedin said there has been one meeting with management about a contract extension. He is optimistic and hopes it’s their last contract.

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Free Agent Hits: Vrbata, Pietrangelo, Franson, Kadri, Stepan, Hodgson and Bryzgalov

  • Craig Morgan of Fox Sports Arizona: Coyotes GM Don Maloney said on the weekend that they have had preliminary talks with Radim Vrbata regarding a contract extension. He’s entering the final year of his three-year, $9 million deal.

    “He’s been a very good player for us and we’ve had great value for what we’re paying him,” Maloney said. “I feel like we’re always fair in our contracts — my idea of fair and other camps’ idea may be different — but when you look at his numbers, he’s probably earned more.”

    Vrbata is looking for a fair deal.

    “It’s not always about the money,” Vrbata said. “You want to be paid fair, but sometimes it’s better to take less and be in a good situation. I’m living proof of that when you look at what happened to me in Tampa.

    “Phoenix is the place where I’ve had the most success, where we like it as a family and where I like it as a hockey player. All the people around the team, Tip, Don, Shane (Doan) and the players, they make it a great situation for me. I wanted to be here even when the ownership situation was in limbo. With this new ownership group in place, it makes it even more appealing.”

  • Andy Strickland: The Blues and RFA Alex Pietrangelo continue to talk. Trying to get a deal done before players report today for the official start of camp.
  • Jonas Siegel: Unlikely that RFA Cody Franson will be attend the start of Leafs camp. Both sides are far apart, but that can change with one phone call. Don’t expect it to be a two-year deal, a one-year is the likeliest. When Franson signs, the Leafs will likely need to create some room with demotions or trades. Bob McKenzie: There has been no progress or movement between the Maple Leafs and Franson.
  • Nick Kypreos: Nazem Kadri will make $2.7 million this year and $3.1 million next year. Darren Dreger: Kadri’s $2.9 million was only $25,000 more than the Leafs offer from a month ago. Dan Rosen: With offer sheets non-existent and a holdout being the only leverage, was likely the only deal he was going to get. Missing camp would have done him no good. Darren Dreger: Kadri’s willingness to go the bridge contract route was presented to the Leafs yesterday afternoon.
  • Dan Rosen: Rangers RFA Derek Stepan should get more than Kadri’s $2.9 million as he’s done and proven more. Sabres RFA Cody Hodgson should be around or slightly less than Kadri’s $2.9 million.
  • Aaron Ward: Ilya Bryzgalov’s name has come up with the Panthers. There has not been an offer, but it has been contemplated.

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Free Agent Hits: Johansson, Boedker, Kadri, Gilbert, Cammalleri, Cowen, Hodgson, Franson, Pietrangelo and Stepan

  • Mike Vogl: The Capitals have signed RFA Marcus Johansson to a two-year, $4 million deal. He’ll get $1.825 million this season and $2.175 million in 2014-15.
  • Bob McKenzie: Hearing that Coyotes RFA Mikkel Boedker is close to agreeing to a two-year deal. Not official but likely imminent. Sarah McLellan: McLellan thinks it would be interesting if Boedker signed for two-years. His camp wanted a long-term deal and that is why he didn’t go to an arbitrator. Two-year deal is what it may take to get him in camp.
  • Jim Matheson: Matheson thinks there is no way that Nazem Kadri can win this “catfight” with the Maple Leafs. One good season doesn’t mean $5 million in a long term deal.
  • Jim Matheson: Wild sources saying that Tom Gilbert could play in Switzerland this season.
  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Flames forward Mike Cammalleri is entering the last year of his deal and could be open to a contract extension.

    “Who knows? We’ll see,” he said of his future in Calgary. “We’ll see what they want to do. Truthfully, I got a lot of respect for (GM) Jay (Feaster) and (assistant GM) John (Weisbrod), I’ve had an open dialogue with them. Nothing to report, but we’ll see what they want to do. I like it there, it’s a good place. I’m open (to an extension).”

  • Allan Muir of SI: RFA’s like Nazem Kadri, Jared Cowen, Cody Hodgson, Marcus Johansson,  and Cody Franson are finding they don’t have a lot of leverage. Their hopes of cashing in are fading. The lower salary cap has hurt their chances of getting a bigger deal. The Senators have determined that Cowen is worth less than the $3 million they are paying Marc Methot on a short-term deal. Mikhail Grigorenko and Zemgus Girgensons can fill the empty role left if Hodgson isn’t signed right away. The Leafs feel they have options in Paul Ranger and Morgan Rielly if Franson isn’t signed by the start of the season. Alex Pietrangelo and Derek Stepan have a bit more leverage due to their abilities/value to the team. The Rangers have less than $3 million in cap space with 14 forwards on one-way contracts. Stepan could make a case for Ryan Callahan’s six-year, $28.2 million deal.

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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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Trade Rumors: Weiss, Iginla, Kiprusoff, Sabres, Sens, Caps, Flyers, Panthers, Kulemin, Bernier, Steckel and O’Reilly

  • Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Panthers GM Dale Tallon on Stephen Weiss rumors, who will be a UFA and has a no-movement clause.

    “Ridiculous,” Tallon said. “I’m not trading him, I’m going to try to sign him.”

    Travis Zajac’s 8 year, $46 million contract could be in the ballpark of what Tallon may offer. There are 7 pending UFA centers who, in theory, could center a first line: Ryan Geltzlaf, Valtteri Filppula, Weiss, Derek Roy, Mike Ribeiro and Patrik Elias. Would Jarome Iginla be interested in Flyers if he considered moving on? Are they a cup contender this year though? The Penguins may have an opening for him. The Canucks offered Cody Hodgson to the Capitals for John Carlson last year. Flames Miikka Kiprusoff doesn’t have a no-trade clause, but it doesn’t mean the Flames are in a rush to move him. The Sabres have eight defenseman, and GM Darcy Regier has told teams, ”Give me a reason to trade one.”

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Sources say it will likely be another week before the trade market shakes loose, more separation between playoff and non-playoff teams. Senators GM Bryan Murray likely won’t find a Jason Spezza replacement unless he gives up a top prospect. Capitals George McPhee and Flyers Paul Holmgren have been working the phones desperately.

    “There’s not many players available,” said a league executive Monday. “If you want one, and one becomes available, you better go snap him up quick cause the market is light.”

  • Jimmy Murphy via twitter: Even though the Panthers are denying it, Murphy is hearing more and more that Stephen Weiss is available. If Murphy was Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli, he’d go after him.
  • Jimmy Murphy via twitter: Murphy thinks that if any team is looking for a young, skilled defenseman, they should try to pry Dmitri Kulikov from the Panthers. His holdout and bad start may make him available.
  • Bruce Garrioch via twitter: The trade market is quiet as GMs aren’t ready to make any moves just yet. Teams aren’t out of it yet. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren is working the phones.
  • The Fourth Period: The Penguins could be looking for a winger to play with Evgeni Malkin, and they could once again be looking at Maple Leafs Nikolai Kulemin. The Penguins asked about him last year, and apparently had a 1st round pick on the table, which was turned down by Brian Burke. The Penguins had 2 scouts at the Leafs-Hurricanes game on Monday.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: (mailbag) Matheson doesn’t see the Oilers trading for Jonathan Bernier. There would be a better chance of the Maple Leafs trading for him. The Kings need some scoring and help on the blueline.
  • Bob Stauffer via twitter: Stauffer thinks that Maple Leafs David Steckel makes sense for a short term fix at center for the Oilers. Steckel is likely available as he’s in and out of the Leafs lineup. He’s been one of the top face-off guys for years. Ryan O’Reilly is a type of guy the Oilers should target if his contract stalemate drags on. He’s a strong, skilled two-way center.
  • Jim Matheson via twitter: The longer O’Reilly’s stalemate goes on, the more feeling you get that he’s not long for the Avalanche. Matheson doesn’t think he’s a $5 million player though.

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Burmistrov having injury checked out … Hodgson to return next week … Eriksson and Budaj sign overseas

  • Ken Wiebe via twitter: St. John’s Ice Caps coach Keith McCambridge said that everything looks good with Alex Burmistrov, but he’ll be staying in Winnipeg for a week. Burmistrov is in Winnipeg to have an upper-body injury checked out.
  • Chris Nichols via twitter: Sabres Cody Hodgson, who has been out with a broken hand, is no longer in a no contact jersey, and is expected to return next week. He’s been out since November 2nd.
  • David Pagnotta via twitter: Stars Loui Eriksson signed with Davos in the Swiss league. Peter Budaj signed with HC Banska in the Slovak Extraliga.

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