Posts Tagged Colton Orr

Injury Notes: Gaborik, Brunner, Polak, Visnovsky, Orr Glencross, Hertl, Downie, Gorges, Weiss and Gonchar

  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets Marian Gaborik broke his collarbone four shifts into his return.
  • Todd Cordell: Devils Damien Brunner is out at least four weeks with a lower-body injury.
  • Lou Korac: The Blues put Roman Polak on the IR with a lower-body injury.
  • B.D. Gallof: Islanders Lubomir Visnovsky’s return is still not known, so you can assume it is not “soon”.
  • Jonas Siegel: Leafs coach Randy Carlyle hinted that Colton Orr could return on Monday. He’s been out for nine games with an elbow injury.
  • Calgary Flames: Flames Curtis Glencross left last night’s game with a lower-body injury.
  • Mike Heika: Sharks GM Doug Wilson said that forward Tomas Hertl will be out at least a month and that they will know more when swelling on his knee goes down.
  • Anthony SanFilippo: Flyers Steve Downie will be out seven to 10 days with an upper-body injury.
  • John Bartlett: Canadiens Josh Gorges missed yesterday’s game with a lower-body injury.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Stephen Weiss will have sports hernia surgery. They are hoping to get it scheduled before Christmas. He’ll be out through February.
  • Missy Zielinski: Lightning’s Eric Brewer left last night’s game in the third period with an upper-body injury.
  • Mike Heika: Stars Sergei Gonchar left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.

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Afternoon Hits: Schenn, Lecavalier, Tootoo, Hedman, Staal, Fiddler, Clowe, Backes and more

  • Mark Stepneski: Stars Max Fortunus cleared waivers and will remain with the team for now.
  • Tim Panaccio: Flyers Brayden Schenn will play tonight. Vincent Lecavalier said he had his best day on the ice and hopes to be back quicker than two weeks. Adam Kimelman: Schenn said his neck and upper back are a little sore, but there are no other restrictions.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Jordin Tootoo will replace Mikael Samuelsson in the lineup tonight.
  • Missy Zielinski: Victor Hedman will return to the lineup. Tom Pyatt should be ready to return on Saturday.
  • Carolina Hurricanes: Hurricanes Eric Staal missed practice today with the flu, but should be able to go tomorrow.
  • Mike Heika: Stars Vernon Fiddler (upper-body) skated hard this morning. He hopes to take part in a full practice on Friday and be available for Saturday.
  • Rich Chere: Devils Ryane Clowe is practicing on a line with Travis Zajac and Jaromir Jagr.
  • Andy Strickland: Blues David Backes skated this morning, he’s still day-to-day.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Justin Abdelkader skated this morning. Johan Franzen and Gustav Nyquist are not skating. Jimmy Howard was on the ice, but is not ready to practice yet.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Danny DeKeyser will see a doctor today and hopes to get clearance to play on Saturday. He is still on their LTIR.
  • Paul Hendrick: Maple Leafs Colton Orr is skating with the team for the first time in two weeks.
  • Paul Hendrick: Jonathan Bernier will start in net for the Leafs.

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Injury Notes: Seguin, Malkin, Kessel, Bozak, Lupul, Perreault, Beauchemin, Semin and Helm

  • James Mirtle: Stars Tyler Seguin will have some concussion testing this afternoon in Toronto and it’s not known if he’ll be able to return to the lineup tonight.
  • Josh Yohe: Penugins Evgeni Malkin has a lower-body injury and won’t play tonight.
  • Jonas Siegel: Maple Leafs Phil Kessel will play tonight. Colton Orr won’t be in the lineup.
  • Josh Rimer: Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak is out indefinitely with an oblique strain. James Mirtle: Bozak was put on the IR.
  • Mark Masters: Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul (groin) on if he’ll be able to play on Saturday: ”It’s too hard to say right now. I don’t want to rule anything out quite yet.”
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Mathieu Perreault is out at least two games with a lower-body injury.
  • Eric Stephens: Francois Beauchemin will be traveling with the team, but it’s not known yet if he’ll play.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Alex Semin has been skating and feeling good, could play on their Western trip according to coach Kirk Muller.
  • Bill Roose: Red Wings Darren Helm has a shoulder injury and won’t travel with the team to New Jersey.

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Afternoon Hits: Two Roy Videos, Urbom, Malhotra, Orr, Laughton, Jeffrey, Elias, Boll and Neal

  • Louis Jean: Source saying that the league is looking into Patrick Roy’s antics last night. (videos at bottom of post)
  • Mike Vogl: The Capitals have claimed Alexander Urbom off waivers from the Devils.
  • Bob McKenzie: Manny Malhotra is signing a PTO with the Hurricanes AHL team in Charlotte.
  • David Strehle: Not looking like any supplementary discipline for Colton Orr for his cross check on Jay Rosehill last night.
  • Anthony SanFilippo: The Flyers have sent Scott Laughton back to junior and recalled Kris Newbury.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Patrick Elias will be off the IR today.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets Jared Boll (upper-body) is practicing today. Rob Mixer: Boll said he’s not likely going to be ready for tomorrow’s opener, and not sounding like Saturday will be a go either.
  • William DePaoli: Sense is Dustin Jeffrey won the Penguins fourth line center job in camp. Look for Joe Vitale to be odd man out tonight unless James Neal can not go.
  • William DePaoli: Penguins James Neal isn’t skating this morning, with Vitale is taking his spot.

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Injury Notes: Red Wings and Leafs, Sieloff, Clowe, Nikitin, Sbisa and Hossa

  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Darren Helm is skating for the first time since Sept. 6th.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Johan Franzen didn’t skating yesterday after taking a couple days off with a hip flexor.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Jakub Kindl left last night’s game with a hip flexor. GM Ken Holland said ”nothing serious, just precaution.”
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Patrick Eaves hurt his knee in a collision. Extent of injury won’t be known for a day or two.
  • Wes Gilbertson: Flames defenseman Patrick Sieloff will not need surgery on his broken cheek-bone. He’s been cleared but will wear a face shield for six to eight weeks.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs Colton Orr left the ice before practice started yesterday.
  • Jonas Siegel: Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri left the game in the third. X-rays came back negative on his hand. He was unable to grip his stick comfortably.
  • Terry Koshan: Maple Leafs Jonathan Bernier came out after the first period of last night’s game with a minor injury. He wouldn’t say what the injury was, but it originally happened yesterday morning. The plan was to play the whole game. Said the injury is “nothing concerning.”
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Ryane Clowe suffered a  “charley horse type injury” yesterday.
  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Cal Clutterbuck saw a doctor yesterday and will likely be out four to six weeks.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin has no fracture in his foot after blocking a shot. Will likely miss a few days.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa will be off the ice for two weeks with an ankle sprain. He’s questionable for the season opener.
  • Scott Powers of ESPN: Blackhawks Marian Hossa will miss the next four preseason games with an upper-body injury.

    “He aggravated an injury there,” Quenneville said after Thursday’s morning skate. “We’re going to keep him off. I wouldn’t expect him in the next four games here in the next five nights. We’ll see how he progresses after that.”

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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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Free Agent Notes: Pens turn to Letang, Orr gets two years, Lightning sign Suri

Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Penguins will now turn to Kris Letang who will be looking for a big raise from his $3.5 million. There has been speculation that he could be dealt if both sides can’t get a deal done. GM Ray Shero clarified his statement, and notes that Letang is under contract from next season.

“That gives us some latitude and leeway,” Shero said. “We’ll certainly turn our attention to Kris over the next little bit and see where we are and see if we’re in the same ballpark, what we’re thinking. He certainly is a key player for us, and he’s a young player. I do believe his best days in his career are ahead of him.

“But, until we get to those discussions … it’s hard for me exactly to know what Kris’ intentions are until I get into discussions with his agent and with Kris.”

With the draft approaching, trade talks tend to heat up.

“If we don’t have a deal by the draft, does that mean we’re trading him?” Shero said of Letang. “I can’t speculate. You never want to say a player can’t be traded or will never be traded. It’s hard to do that.

“If we get into July or August or next [season] with Kris Letang on [essentially] a one-year contract … I would say we’d like to keep him. He’s a very good defenseman, and they’re very hard to find.”

Louis Jean: Source is saying that it is not a “slam dunk” that Kris Letang signs an extension with the Penguins. His agent and GM Ray Shero will have a meeting next week. Letang’s asking price could easily be $8 million.

David Alter: Colton Orr re-signed with the Maple Leafs for 2 years at $925,000 per season.

Damian Cristodero: The Lightning sign Reto Suri for 2013-14 on a 1-year, two-way deal

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Free Agent Rumors: Leafs – Bozak, Orr, Kostka, MacArthur and Komarov .. Pens – Letang, Iginla, Malkin and Dupuis

  • The Fourth Period: The Maple Leafs appear to be trying to re-sign UFAs Tyler Bozak, Colton Orr and Mike Kostka. It’s likely that Clarke MacArthur and Ryan O’Bryne won’t be brought back. Leo Komarov is expected to head back to the KHL. Bozak is reportedly looking for a long-term deal worth $5.5 million a season, so it’s possible that he may not be back. One team source the Leafs won’t go over $4 million a year.
  • Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star: Leafs GM Dave Nonis said he doesn’t know if the rumors of Leo Komarov signing with Dynamo Moscow were true, but added “It wouldn’t surprise me,” in an email with the Star.

    “Leo Komarov will not continue in the NHL,” tweeted Finnish sports reporter Emil Elo. “He will join (Moscow) next season.”

  • Chris Nichols: Contract extension talks with the Penguins and Kris Letang should begin this month. He is looking for a 5 to 8 year deal with a full no-movement clause. The Penguins believe he’s for $7-$8 million per year.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins: Jarome Iginla: “It’s been very positive & would be open (to re-signing). Even though we didn’t win, it was a great experience.”
  • Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Contract negotiations between GM Ray Shero and Evgeni Malkin’s agent, J.P. Barry, will start this week. A Malkin deal wouldn’t be able to be official until after July 5th as he has one year left on his deal. Malkin currently makes $8.7 million and his full no-movement clause kicks in for the final year. The maximum that Malkin could sign for is $102.88 million over 8 years. GM Shero told Sidney Crosby when they were working on his extension, that Malkin would likely end up with a higher salary cap number. Talks between Shero and Kris Letang’s camp should begin this month. Letang doesn’t have a no-movement in his deal, so if they can’t agree on a new deal, they could look to move him. The Penguins hope to keep both Malkin and Letang, along with UFA Pascal Dupuis, who could get at least $4 million on the open market. The Penguins hope to keep him at a little less than $4 million and on a 3 year deal.

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Maple Leafs Notes: Komarov, Gunnarsson, Leafs RFAs, UFAs and Free Agent Fits

  • Dmitry Chesnokov: Maple Leafs RFA winger Leo Komarov: “Won’t hide it – I’ve held negotiations with Dynamo [KHL], but I’m waiting for an offer from Toronto.”
  • Luke Fox of SportsNet: Maple Leafs defenseman Carl Gunnarsson made $1.35 million last season and will be a RFA.

    “The ball is in their court right now, so they got to get it moving,” Gunnarsson says of the Leafs, who have seven unrestricted and seven restricted free agents to figure out this summer. “The four years I’ve had here have been great. We’ll see what they want from me next year. I haven’t thought about what I want.”

    Gunnarsson will meet with agent this week and go over their plan.

  • Jeff Simmons of SportsNet: The Leafs have a current projected cap room of $19,495,833 according to CapGeek.com. They have to decide if they want to re-sign UFA Tyler Bozak, and if so, how much do they want to commit to him. They need to re-sign RFAs Nazem Kadri and Cody Franson. Kadri could be a tough sign.

    UFAs: Clarke MacArthur future as a Leaf is up in the air after a disappointing regular season. Colton Orr showed improvement this season. Tim Connolly is gone. Ryan Hamilton could return with the Marlies. The Leafs will likely look for an upgrade on Ryan O’Bryne. Mike Kostka could be back as an No. 7 option.

    RFAs: Joe Colborne is still a project but could be an eventual Bozak fill-in. Leo Komarov is a nice bottom-six piece. Frazer McLaren is a Carlyle favorite but easily replaced. Reliable Carl Gunnarsson should be back. Mark Fraser performed well but future unclear.

    Free Agent Fits: Devils right winger David Clarkson would give the Leafs some size in their top-six. If the Leafs don’t re-sign Bozak, Mike Ribeiro could be a nice fit between Phil Kessel and Joffrey Lupul. Defenseman Rob Scuderi would bring the Leafs blueline some toughness and experience.

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Maple Leafs Offseason Notes: Kessel, Phaneuf, Reimer, UFAs and RFAs, Buyouts, Bozak and Clarkson

  • Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun: Maple Leafs Phil Kessel will have a $5.4 million salary and cap hit. He can’t sign an extension until after July 5th, and Koshan thinks the Leafs would foolish to not extend him. Kessel’s agent indicated that he wants to remain with the Leafs.
  • Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star: Leafs GM Dave Nonis will have some offseason questions to consider. Do the Leafs look to extend Phil Kessel, Dion Phaneuf and James Reimer. Kessel could look for upwards of $7 million a season. Can the Leafs even ask their captain to take a pay cut from his $6.4 million salary? Reimer would be due for a big raise from his $1.8 million salary if he’s a No. 1 goalie.

    The Leafs UFA list includes: Tyler Bozak, Clarke MacArthur, Colton Orr, Ryan O’Byrne and Mike Kostka. Bozak could be looking for Mikhail Grabovski-type money. MacArthur didn’t have good regular season and the Leafs are deep on the wings. Orr will likely be back. O’Bryne will likely be gone. Kostka’s play declined as the season went on, but could be brought back for depth.

    The Leafs RFA list includes: Nazem Kadri, Cody Franson, Leo Komarov, Joe Colborne, Matt Frattin, Carl Gunnarsson and Mark Fraser. The Leafs could play hardball with Kadri in attempt to keep his salary low. Franson led the Leafs defenseman in scoring. The others are likely to be back. Frattin could be MacArthur’s replacement on the third line. Colborne appears to be ready for the next step.

    Compliance Buyout Possibilities: Mikhail Grabovski, Mike Komisarek and John-Michael Liles. Komisarek may be no-brainer, freeing up his $4.5 million cap hit. Liles has 3 years at $3.875 million a season. Grabovski has 4 years left at $5.5 million a season. Nonis may look to trade both Liles and Grabovski.

  • Howard Berger of Berger Bytes: Berger thinks the Leafs should save the money on Tyler Bozak, give Joe Colborne Bozak’s spot, and sign David Clarkson or make a trade.

    “Colborne has enviable skill,” an Eastern Conference scout told me this week. “If he can bring his emotional game to a similar level – even half the time – Leafs won’t have to worry about a No. 1 center. From what I hear, they like the kid, and I think he’s worthy of a long look in the NHL. There aren’t going to be a lot of centers with decent price-points on the market in July.”

    UFA center options are not that young: Patrick Elias (37), Andy MacDonald (35), Nik Antropov (35) and Mike Ribeiro (33). Stephen Weiss and Derek Roy are 30, and will want more money.

    The Leafs and Devils could talk about Clarkson before July 5th about obtaining his rights to discuss a long-term deal before he hit the open market.

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Roster and Goalie Notes: Senators, Canes, Bruins, Pens, Leafs, Canucks, Devils, Caps, Panthers, Blues and Predators

  • Darren Dreger: Senators confirm that Erik Karlsson will be in the lineup tonight. Sidney Crosby is having more dental work done today. 
  • Boston Bruins: Nathan Horton not on the ice today. Last update, still day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
  • Will DePaoli: Penguins Paul Martin is with the team. Pittsburgh Penguins: Martin won’t play tonight, but is hopeful for Saturday. Penguins: Brooks Orpik (lower-body), Joe Vitale (lower-body) and Sidney Crosby (dental work), remained in Pittsburgh. James Neal and Martin are back to full practice, but won’t play tonight.
  • Michael Traikos: Looking like both Colton Orr and Frazer McLaren won’t play tonight for the Maple Leafs. Chris Johnston: McLaren has some neck soreness.
  • Farhan Lalji: Canucks Keith Ballard will play forward tonight.
  • Andrew Gross: Jared Staal will be on a line with Jordan Staal and Tuomo Ruutu.
  • Bruce Garrioch: Senators lines: Greening-Smith-Alfredsson; Michalek-Turris-Conacher; Condra-Zibanejad-Silfverberg; Latendresse-Pageau-Neil. Brent Wallace: Defensive pairings: Methot Karlsson; Gryba Phillips; Gonchar-Cowen.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils lines: Henrique-Loktionov-Kovalchuk; Elias-Zajac-Clarkson; Zubrus-Josefson-Sullivan; Carter-Gionta-Kostopoulos.
  • Randy Sportak: Flames lines: Cammalleri-Stajan-Stempniak; Baertschi-Backlund-Hudler; Byron-Horak-Cervenka; Reinhart-Jones-Jackman. Randy Sportak: Defensive pairing: Giordano-Wideman; Brodie-Cundari; Butler-Babchuk.
  • Stephen Whyno: Michal Neuvirth will start in net for the Capitals.
  • Steve Goldstein: Jacob Markstrom will start in net for the Panthers tonight.
  • Lou Korac: Brian Elliott will start in net for the Blues, with Jaroslav Halak backing him up.
  • Randy Sportak: Joey MacDonald will start in net for the Flames.
  • Preds Radio: Chris Mason will start in net for the Predators.

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Injury Notes: Wisniewski, McDonald, Steen, Khabibulin, McDonagh, Nash, Del Zotto, Brown, Kuba, Bolland, Salo and Michalek

  • Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski was put on the IR and will miss 4 to 6 weeks with a broken right foot.
  • St. Louis Blues: The Blues put Andy McDonald on the IR with a left knee injury. Alex Steen is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said that Steen hasn’t be ruled out for tomorrow’s game.
  • BlueShirtsUnited: Defenseman Ryan McDonagh practiced with teammates today for an optional practice and will be returning to the lineup after missing one game. Rick Nash and Michael Del Zotto also practiced, but are unsure if they’ll be able to get back into the lineup tomorrow.
  • Ottawa Senators via twitter: Senators Milan Michalek practice today and will travel with the team. It’s unlikely that he plays tomorrow or over the weekend.

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