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NHL Trade: Sabres Trade Moulson and McCormick To The Wild

The Buffalo Sabres have traded Matt Moulson and Cody McCormick to the Minnesota Wild for Torrey Mitchell, a 2014 2nd round pick (Winnipeg’s) and a 2016 2nd round pick.

The 30-yearold Moulson is a pending UFA. He was drafted 263rd overall in the 9th round of the 2003 draft by the Penguins.

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Morning Rumors III: Sabres Edition: Myers, Ehrhoff Asked For List And Others On The Block

  • TSN Insider Trading: Sabres Tyler Myers is getting plenty of interest. The Maple Leafs, Ducks and Avalanche could be interested teams. The price could be high for him.
  • Craig Custance: The Sabres are getting calls on Christian Ehrhoff. He has a no-trade clause, but has submitted a list.
  • The Fourth Period: Christian Ehrhoff has a limited no-movement clause, and has already submitted his list. Teams looking for a defenseman include the Kings, Red Wings, Flyers, Blue Jackets and Bruins. For the right price, it’s believed that Tyler Myers could be had. Other Sabres on the block include Ryan Miller, Matt Moulson, Steve Ott, Henrik Tallinder, Cody McCormick and Drew Stafford.
  • Bob McKenzie: There is no guarantee that Ehrhoff will be traded, but the Sabres asked for a list of eight teams he doesn’t want to be traded too.
  • Bob McKenzie: Sabres GM Tim Murray is basically open to trading anyone on his roster. Teams that are looking for defenseman will be calling on Christian Ehrhoff and Tyler Myers.
  • Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie: ”Ryan Miller is not playing in Edmonton. I can’t see him playing anywhere in Canada for that matter”

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Injury Notes: Predators, Blue Jackets, Stars, Canucks and Sabres

  • Josh Cooper: Predators Pekka Rinne is hoping that an AHL conditioning stint isn’t too far away.
  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets defenseman Fedor Tyutin is out two to three weeks with an ankle injury.
  • Mark Stepneski of Stars.NHL: Stars Stephane Robidas is progressing in his recovery from his broken leg, but still has a ways to go.

    “He’s not ready for physical play,” said Stars assistant coach James Patrick. “His skating has gotten better and better, and he’s way ahead of schedule. I don’t know what his timetable is, but I think he is still weeks away.”

  • NHL.com: Canucks Henrik Sedin is optimistic that he’ll be able to get into the lineup when the season resumes.

    “Right now it feels like it’s a possibility, for sure,” the center said. “We’ll take it day by day. Like I said, I felt good today with my shooting, skating and some contact, so it was very positive.”

    Defenseman Kevin Bieksa is also practicing.

    “They got through it and they felt fine after,” coach John Tortorella said of Sedin and Bieksa. “So we’ll see how the evening goes, we’ll see how they come in here tomorrow. At least with those two, it seems like they’ll be able to stay with us and seem to be heading in the right direction.”

    Sabres Matt Moulson, out with a rib injury, said he’s day-to-day.

    “I’ve never had a dislocated rib, but that’s what it felt like at the start. But luckily it wasn’t that,” Moulson, injured Jan. 30, said. “A little time off came at a pretty good time, if there ever is a good time, right before the break. Lots of time to rest it, so it’s feeling good now.”

    Sabres Tyler Myers (lower body) and Cody McCormick (upper body) could return on Tuesday.

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Morning Rumors: Sabres, Rangers, Blues, Isles, Kings, Pens, Canucks, Preds, Leafs, Devils, Wild and Oilers

  • Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News: The Sabres and Ryan Miller haven’t had any contract talks.

    “I still don’t know what to say. There’s been a change here even since there was a change here before,” he said, referring to the hiring of new GM Tim Murray. “So it’s like I’m waiting to see what the plan is and waiting to see what they have to offer. We haven’t talked about anything with regard to contracts and we haven’t talked about anything with regard to trades. They’re doing their business.”

    On if Miller has said he wants out or if he’s willing to stay.

    “That’s not really something I want to discuss with you guys,” Miller said. “It’s a private conversation about a business transaction. Really, that’s what it comes down to. I’m waiting to see kind of what the plans are around here. that would kind of give a little more indication.”

  • TSN Insider Trading: Dreger: Ryan Callahan could be looking for a seven-year contract in the $6.5 to $7 million range. That is too much money for the Rangers. 50/50 that he gets moved before the Olympic break. A Callahan to the Blues for a Chris Stewart package deal is still there. If Dan Girardi doesn’t get done soon, could mean he’s interested in testing the market.

    Bob McKenzie: Looking like Thomas Vanek wants to at least test the free agent market. Islanders GM Garth Snow will continue to try and sign him, but he’s at least talking to teams to see what he could get for him. The Kings and Penguins are looking for a scoring winger. The Penguins have cap issues.

    Bob McKenzie: The Canucks blueline is dealing with some injuries, so the Raphael Diaz acquisition may not mean another defenseman is on his way out, ie, trying to get Alex Elder to waive his no trade clause.

    Bob McKenzie: The Predators are trying to get a 1st or 2nd round pick for David Legwand.

  • TSN Insider Trading: LeBrun: It’s possible that the Islanders trade Vanek before the deadline and save themselves his salary. The Kings and Penguins are interested, but with being so close to the cap, it’s harder for them to take him on beforehand. The asking price is three assets, any combination of a first-round pick, a young player, and a prospect.

    Bob McKenzie: The Islanders have another asset in defenseman Andrew MacDonald. They could try to sign to a deal in the $4 to $5 million range, but they have lots of young defenseman in the pipeline.

    Bob McKenzie: A lot of teams are calling the Sabres about Steve Ott, maybe more so than Matt Moulson. Other Sabres who could be on the move are Ryan Miller, Henrik Tallinder, Drew Stafford and Cody McCormick.

    Darren Dreger: The Leafs have three options with Dave Bolland: re-sign him now, if they don’t like his salary wishes they can use him as their own rental, and lastly they could look to trade him.

  • Craig Davis of the Sun Sentinel: Panthers goalie Tim Thomas would consider re-signing with the Panthers if they want him back.

    “I’m certainly willing to entertain the idea. I haven’t talked to the club about that,” Thomas said Monday as the Panthers returned to work following three one-sided losses on the road.

    “I was hoping by this time to be seeing more team success. That’s been a little bit difficult. Having said that, it’s a process. I knew coming into it where the team was last year. I bought into this process, and what we’re trying to do is turn it around.”

  • Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: The Devils are showing interest in Flames Mike Cammalleri according to Elliotte Friedman. The Flames are looking for prospects and/or draft picks. The Devils don’t have 1st round pick or a 4th round pick.
  • Sarah McLellan of the AZ Republic: Stars Ray Whitney is in the last year of his deal, and the Coyotes could be interested. Both the player and the team are familiar with each other. With also wanting to score 400 career goals, he could play another season.
  • Brian Compton: Arthur Staple saying that Thomas Vanek turned down a seven-year deal worth $50 million.
  • Ken Campbell of the Hockey News: Thomas Vanek carries a big salary cap hit, so it might take some creativity for a team to add him. The Sabres retained $1.4 million of Vanek’s salary cap hit, bringing it down to $5.75 million for the Islanders. If the Islanders retained half of that, he would be about a $2.9 million hit for a new team. With about 80 percent of the season done by trade deadline day, he would only cost about $590,000. A reason the Islanders may want to do something like that as a team, like the Wild , may offer a little more like Charlie Coyle, Jason Zucker, Justin Fontaine, Matt Dumba or Mario Lucia. There is talk that the Wild could get Vanek for nothing in the summer, but they are in the playoff race. Another reason of the Wild is not to let the Kings or Penguins get him. The Wild would then be able to offer an eight year deal if they acquired him by trade.
  • Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province: Gallagher wonders if the Canucks could get into the running with Thomas Vanek. It would give the Sedin’s a sniper. Ryan Kesler could then center Zack Kassian and Alex Burrows or Chris Higgins. To get Vanek they would likely have to lose someone from their blueline and likely more. Would be a difficult move to make.
  • John Vogl of the Buffalo News: The Sabres and Bruins talked trade at last years draft, but a Vanek for Tyler Seguin deal fell through. The Bruins were looking for another NHL-ready player off the Sabres roster.
  • Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star: Leafs Nikolai Kulemin’s name keeps coming up in trade talk as they look to clear cap space for Dave Bolland’s return. The Oilers and maybe the Panthers could be a good fit. The Leafs would be looking for picks and prospects.
  • Erik Erlendsson: Steven Stamkos’ return on Saturday is still not set in stone, still may not happen until after the Olympics.
  • Mark Spector: Elliotte Friedman reporting that the Kings and Oilers could be talking Sam Gagner. If Spector were the with the Oilers, he’d want Dwight King.
  • Dan Tencer: The Kings need scoring help and Tencer thinks the Oilers would be nice trading partners.
  • Dennis Bernstein: The Kings will need to work on their blueline this summer. Options if they don’t sign before hand could be Andrew MacDonald, Dan Girardi and Brooks Orpik. They currently don’t have a true No.2 to play with Doughty. Jake Muzzin will be a solid 2nd pairing in time, but he is still developing.
  • Jason Gregor: There are only five times that are more than four points out of the playoffs (before last night’s games):  Islanders, Panthers, Flames, Oilers and Sabres. Should be a sellers market.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins: No update on Penguins Kris Letang’s illness and will not travel with the team to Buffalo.
  • Mike Heika: Scouting the Coyotes – Stars: Blue Jackets, Leafs, Ducks, Canucks, Lightning, Flyers, Rangers.

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Quick Hits: Allen, McCormick, Porter, Hossa, Tarasenko, Read, McBain, Pitkanen, Michalek, Carter, Franzen, Orr and Green

  • Chris Kuc via twitter: Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa passed some concussion tests. He’ll have more tests tomorrow to determine if he’ll be able to play tomorrow.
  • Tim Panaccio via twitter: There has been no update on Flyers Matt Read, but feeling around the Flyers last night was that it could be a concussion.
  • Michael Smith via twitter: Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller said that defenseman Jamie McBain will be out 1-2 weeks with an upper-body injury.
  • Don Brennan via twitter: Senators coach Paul MacLean expects Milan Michalek to return from his knee injury next week.
  • Rich Chere via twitter: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello won’t classify Ryan Carter’s head injury a concussion, said “No. He’s just day to day.”

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Ruff fired, Fasth extension, Markstrom recalled, McCormick waived and Injury updates

  • Katie Strang via twitter: Rangers Rick Nash is not traveling with the team to Ottawa. He might join the team in Montreal.
  • James Mirtle via twitter: Mirtle senses that Maple Leafs James Reimer and Matt Frattin could return by early March, with Joffrey Lupul a week or two later. Michael Traikos via twitter: Reimer’s first workout today since his knee strain on February 11th.
  • Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said that no concussion issues have been identified with Jeff Skinner. An upper-body injury.

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Injury updates on Leopold, Miller, Kaleta, Letang, Michalek, Kulikov, Filatov and Kuba

  • Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News: Sabres defenseman Jordan Leopold left night’s game after the 1st period with an upper-body injury. “He’s hurting,” said coach Lindy Ruff. “I don’t know if he’ll miss time or not.” The Sabres are already without defenseman Tyler Myers and Mike Weber. TJ Brennan, who was just returned on Monday, could be recalled. They may also give Drew Schiestel or Joe Finley a shot. Patrick Kaleta took part in yesterday’s morning skate, but his groin injury wasn’t healed enough for him to go. Ryan Miller should take part in practice today. Cody McCormick skated for the yesterday for the first time.
  • Dave Molinari via twitter: Kris Letang and Zbynek Michalek return to Pittsburgh yesterday for further evaluation. No word on Michalek’s issue.
  • Steve Gorten of the Sun-Sentinel: Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov suffered a deep cut to his lower leg in the 2nd period last night and didn’t return. He’ll be evaluated today.
  • Allen Panzeri via twitter: Senators forward Nikita Filatov left last night’s game after he suffered a broken nose. Defenseman Filip Kuba left with an upper body injury.

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Morning news and rumors involving Ehrhoff, Montador, Oshie, Maple Leafs, Wisniewski, Penguins, Canadiens, Jets and Sens

  • John Vogl of the Buffalo News: After the Sabres acquired the rights to Christian Ehrhoff, they sent the rights to Steve Montador to the Blackhawks for a conditional 2012 or 2013 7th round draft pick.
  • Nick Kypreos via twitter: The Islanders reportedly offered Christian Ehrhoff a 6 year deal worth close to $33 million before his rights were moved on.
  • Andy Strickland via twitter: An official announce should come later this morning, but the Blues and TJ Oshie have reached an agreement on a deal, possibly for 1 year.
  • Darren Dreger via twitter: The Maple Leafs have shown interest in UFAs, Brad Richards, Christian Ehrhoff, Scottie Upshall, and Max Talbot.
  • Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: On James Wisniewski’s rights being sent to Columbus.

    “I called James and his response was ‘Let’s go. We’re going,’” Zito said. “His level of enthusiasm for (Columbus) was pretty high.

    “I grabbed a shirt and shoes and flew to Detroit (from Chicago) to meet him last night. Then we flew together to Columbus and got here around midnight. So here we are. I look forward to meeting with the guys and seeing what they’re thinking.”

    Both sides are expected to meet around 8:30 this morning. Zito wouldn’t say the term and money they are seeking.

  • Rob Rossi and Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Sources are saying the Penguins have offered Jaromir Jagr a 1 year deal worth $2 million. As of last night they still hadn’t heard back from him. The Red Wings and Canadiens have made offers to Jagr as well. Jagr was to land in the US late yesterday afternoon, but after 6 pm, Jagr’s agent Petr Svoboda was not returning messages. The Penguins are about $6 million below the cap, but would like to keep $1.5 million free for in-season moves. Aaron Asham signed last night for 1 year, $775,000. GM Ray Shero still hopes to re-sign Tyler Kennedy and Michael Rupp by Friday.
  • Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette: The Montreal Canadiens will have some extra cash to spend tomorrow as Roman Hamrlik rejected their 1 year offer, and James Wisniewski rights were sent to Columbus. After Yannick Weber signed a 2 year deal worth $1.7 million, the Canadiens have 17 players under contract with a cap hit of just over $50 million. They still need to sign Josh Gorges, Ryan White, another forward and a backup goalie. Players that could interest the Canadiens are: Michael Rupp, Tyler Kennedy, Aaron Asham, Ville Leino, Ben Eager, Michael Handzus and Alexei Ponikarovsky.
  • Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: The Winnipeg Jets probably won’t be able to land a big name, but here is a list of players that could fit the mould of someone they might be interested in: Max Talbot, Joel Ward, Sean Bergenheim, Chris Higgins, Jonathan Ericsson, Cody McCormick, Vernon Fiddler, Rick Rypien, Shane Hnidy, Jason Jaffray.
  • Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators would like to sign a player who could play on their top 2 lines and a backup goalie.

    “There will be a couple of guys we will discuss, and there might be the same type of situation that, after Day 1 or Day 2 or Day 3, the guy that we like hasn’t signed yet and is wondering what’s going to happen with himself, and may be very willing to come to a younger team, that he may feel he has a real good chance to get a good spot and produce.

    “We need probably three goalies in the organization. we need a backup here, we need a backup in Binghamton, and we need a fifth guy. So right now, that’s been the talk here between our staff. But we’ve also looked at guys that are young and we think have Top 6 forward potential, but we have to see where it all plays out on Day 1 and Day 2.”

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Ryan to Leafs unlikely … Volchenkov and Spezza update … Bruins how to trade Thomas this week

  • Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun: Despite some wishes from Leaf Nation, it’s unlikely that Bobby Ryan will end up with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs have made no contact with the Ducks, but have been monitoring the situation. Ryan has been a little worried about the lack of progress on contract talks. He also denied reports that he’s looking for Corey Perry/Ryan Getzlaf money, $5.325 million. “I don’t want to force (management’s) hand and I don’t want them to force mine,” Ryan said. “I want to get it closed out before hand. There hasn’t been anything that’s gone in the right direction. But there’s no hostility.”
  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: If Anton Volchenkov and the Ottawa Senators can’t come to an agreement soon, the Senators may deal his negotiating rights. Volchenkov is looking for $4.5-5 million per season. If they don’t re-sign him, they will look to bring in a more mobile defenseman, possibly Sheldon Souray who they’ve shown a little interest in. The Sens hope to bring back Matt Cullen and Andy Sutton. It’s unlikely the Senators will move up from their 16th draft slot.
  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: If the Senators are going to trade Jason Spezza, they’ll be hoping to get something done before July 1st, as Spezza is owed $4 million on Canada Day. I’m sure other teams know this and will look to make a deal afterwards. The Senators may find there are limited teams interested in taking on his remaining 5 years and $33 million, and that willing give back a fair return for him. Teams that could be in the market for a center; Panthers, Sharks, Flames, Bruins, Oilers, Kings, and Wild.
  • Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen: Bryan Murray isn’t going to trade Jason Spezza just for the sake of trading him. “He’s a player that we’re counting on being an important part of our hockey team, but like every player, there’s a possibility I get an offer that I can’t refuse,” Murray said Monday.
  • Joe Haggery of CSNNE: One of the Bruins top priorities heading in to this weekends draft is finding a trade partner for Tim Thomas. The San Jose Sharks and Tampa Bay Lightning are said to have some discussions, and if the Flyers are able to shed some salary, they could enter the mix. Thomas had hip surgery after the playoffs, is owed $15 million over the next 3 years, and has a no-trade clause in 2 of the 3 years.
  • Tarik El-Bashir of the Washington Post: The Washington Capitals and Tomas Fleischmann don’t appear to be close on a deal for the RFA. The Capitals sent him a qualifying offer, a 5% increase on his 2009-10 salary of $725,000. Fleischmann is looking for a multi-year deal. Fleischmann may be using Tomas Plekanec as a comparable, he made $2.75 million last year, but is looking in the $5 million range on a new deal.
  • Richard Durrett of ESPN: Mike Modano told ESPN radio that if he decides to return to play another season, he hasn’t ruled out signing with someone other than the Dallas Stars if the team has a legitimate shot at the Cup.
  • Chris McCosky of the Detroit News: Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland may look to add an enforcer through trade or free agency. The Wings currently sit at $54.2 million for 18 players, with several RFAs to re-sign, so it would have to be an enforcer/agitator willing to work for cheap. Possible players could be Kryotopher Barch, Derek Boogaard, Cody McCormick, Jody Shelley, and Georges Laraque (after he’s bought out).
  • Kevin Allen via Twitter: Dustin Byfuglien is definitely available. I think the ‘Hawks will capitalize on Byfuglien’s strong playoff performance.

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