Posts Tagged Corey Crawford

Morning Hits: 2015 Draft, Winter Classic, Telegin, Ramo, Corrado, McGinn, D’Amigo, Crawford and Brodeur

  • George Richards: The NHL promised the Panthers a draft and All-Star game if Broward County paid for a new scoreboard.
  • James Mirtle: The Winter Classic made $20 million, which could raise the salary cap $400,000.
  • Ken Wiebe: The Jets have suspended Ivan Telegin for failing to report to the St. John’s of the AHL. Winnipeg Jets: The Jets lift their suspension of Telegin and assign him to the CSKA Moscow of the KHL.
  • Randy SportakKari Ramo’s shutout last night was the first by a Flames goalie not named Miikka Kiprusoff in nearly 10 years.
  • Farhan Lalji: The Canucks send Frank Corrado to the AHL.
  • Dave Isaac: The Flyers send Tye McGinn to the AHL. Could mean that Matt Read is ready to return to the lineup.
  • David Alter: The Maple Leafs sent Jerry D’Amigo to the AHL and recall Peter Holland.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Blackhawks Corey Crawford didn’t get confirmation that he’d be an injury replacement for Team Canada.
  • Tom GulittiMartin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils.
  • Dmitry Chesnokov: Former NHLer Steve Eminger has been waived by CSKA of the KHL.

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Morning Hits: Senators, Panthers, Blues, Flyers, Wings, Ducks, Blackhawks, Jets and Rangers

  • Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: Looking at if “every team in the league would take that guy right now,” for the Senators. Craig Anderson – probably not. Jason Spezza – no. If he’s not on your top two lines, he’s not on your team. Bobby Ryan – maybe as a right winger, but would unseat Marian Hossa and Patrick Kane in Chicago. Kyle Turris – maybe as a 3rd or 4th liner. Erik Karlsson – for sure. Chris Neil – absolutely. Zack Smith – possibly. Jared Cowen – maybe, maybe not. Marc Methot – maybe, maybe not. Clark MacArthur – yes.
  • Brittany Wallman of the Sun Sentinel: The Panthers are saying they are losing over $20 million a year and need more public money to survive. They are looking to redo their lease with Broward County. They also want to create a hotel and casino on the 22 acres north of the BB&T arena.

    “This organization has lost between $20 [million] and $30 million on an annual basis,” Yormark said, “and those dollars have been funded by our owners.”

  • St. Louis Blues: The Blues signed Ryan Reaves to a four-year contract extension worth $4.5 million.
  • Dirk Hoag: The Predators have sent Filip Forsberg to the AHL.
  • Helene St. James: The Red Wings have recalled Riley SheahanAnsar Khan: Coach Mike Babcock said that if Darren Helm isn’t ready for Saturday, he’d like to have Sheahan in at center. Wants to keep Justin Abdelkader on the wing.
  • Renaud Lavoie: The Ducks recall John Gibson and send Frederik Andersen to the AHL.
  • ESPN Chicago: Corey Crawford will start in net for the Blackhawks.
  • Winnipeg Sun Sports: The Jets have Dustin Byfulgien on a line with Bryan Little and Andrew Ladd.

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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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Morning Hits: Red Wings, Jaskin, Starting Goalies and a Blackhawks Christmas Video

  • Helene St. James: Gustav Nyquist is ready to return to the Red Wings lineup. Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm might be as well. They’ll have to decide today who will have to be returned to the AHL.
  • Brian Hamilton: Antti Raanta will start in net for the Blackhawks tonight. Corey Crawford is “not that far away” from returning.
  • Adrian Dater: Semyon Varlamov will start in net for the Avalanche.
  • Harvey Fialkov: Scott Clemmensen will start in net for the Panthers.
  • James Emery: Reto Berra will start in net for the Flames.
  • Don Brennan: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators.
  • Blackhawks Christmas

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Injury Notes involving 15 teams

  • Farhan Lalji: Canucks Roberto Luongo left last night’s game. Ben Kuzma: Coach John Tortorella said that Luongo has a lower-body injury and is day-to-day. Kuzma thinks it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that it is a groin strain.
  • Jeremy Rutherford: Blues Alex Steen is expected to miss today’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets winger Matt Calvert isn’t believed to be out long-term. After Saturday’s game his arm was in a sling.
  • Patrick Kearns: Rangers Marc Staal skated both days this past weekend.
  • Larry Brooks: Rangers Dylan McIlrath had an MRI on his knee after suffering an injury on Saturday during his AHL game. Same knee as before.
  • Aaron Vickers: Flames coach Bob Hartley on Curtis Glencross:  “I didn’t get any update but if you look at the replay from yesterday, it doesn’t look very good.”
  • Don Brennan: Senators Mika Zibanejad says he’s ready to go today, ”It’s just a matter if the coach wants me to play or not.”
  • David Strehle: Flyers Erik Gustafsson will be out two weeks with a left knee sprain.
  • Michael Russo: Wild’s Clayton Stoner has a lower-body injury. Coach Yeo doesn’t think that it is serious.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets Mark Stuart has a lower-body injury and coach Claude Noel isn’t sure if he’ll be able to go tonight.
  • Tracey Myers: Blackhawks Corey Crawford skated yesterday and should start practicing after the Christmas break.
  • LA Kings Insider: Kings Jonathan Quick practiced yesterday but there is still a ways to go. There is no timetable for his return.

    “I haven’t been experiencing the soreness nearly as much as I was, say, a week ago,” he said. “Like you said, it is practice, and you know what the drill is, and you know what you have to do each play, so it’s not a situation where you’re completely in reaction mode and don’t know what’s going to happen. Quite frankly, I could do these drills for another two months and you could feel a hundred percent, and it’s still not the same as playing in games.”

  • Stars GM Jim Nill said that Sergei Gonchar is out seven to 10 days with concussion-like symptoms.
  • Rob Rossi: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang had surgery last week to treat an elbow infection. He’s expected to return after the Christmas break. Rob Scuderi is expected to return on the 27th against the Hurricanes. Paul Martin hasn’t started skating yet, and there is no timetable with Brooks Orpik.
  • Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: Bruins Injury update: Brad Marchand didn’t practice yesterday but is expected to play tonight. Daniel Paille (concussion) practiced but doesn’t have clearance to play. Adam McQuaid (lower-body) is a possibility for tonight. Dougie Hamilton (lower-body) didn’t practice and is still expected to be out another two weeks. Loui Eriksson (concussion) received treatment yesterday.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Rangers Marc Staal said there is “no comparison” between his most recent concussion and the one he suffered in 2011.

    “The last time, I played through a concussion for so long, the effects dragged on forever,” the Rangers’ alternate captain said Sunday morning. “This one is different.

    “From day-to-day afterward, I’ve felt better, quicker. There is no comparison.”

    Staal has been symptom free the past couple days.

  • Sean Fitz-Gerald of the National Post: Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said that Cody Franson has been bothered by discomfort in the “hips area” since the start of the season.

    “That’s one of those things that we say: If a player misses training camp, he [misses] that foundation, that opportunity to have that underneath you, and it can affect you,” Carlyle said after practice Sunday. “And here we are, in the middle of December, still talking about it.”

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Injury Notes: Eriksson, Hamilton, Paille, Quick, Hejda, Crawford, Tanguay, Callahan, Boychuk and Zetterberg

Brian Wilde: Bruins Loui Eriksson was put on the IR with his second concussion in five weeks, fourth of his career. The two he had with Dallas were minor.

Jamie Erdahl: Bruins Dougie Hamilton will be out two to four weeks with a lower-body injury. Dan Paille missed last night’s game with a undisclosed upper-body injury.

NBC ProHockeyTalk: The Kings have put Jonathan Quick on the LTIR and activated Matt Greene.

Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: Avalanche’s Jan Hejda could start skating this week and possibly returning on Saturday or next Monday.

Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks Corey Crawford is out two to three weeks.

Adrian Dater: Avalanche winger Alex Tanguay now has a hip issue that is related to his knee injury. Surgery is a possibility and he’s out indefinitely.

Andrew Gross: Rangers Ryan Callahan left last night’s game with a knee sprain.

Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald: Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk skated yesterday for the first time since spraining his lower back last Thursday.

Eric Stephens: Ducks defensman Mark Fistric (upper-body) is out tonight against the Wild.

Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg traveled with the team to Florida, but he won’t he play. He hasn’t been cleared to start skating and and is not doing any off ice workouts either.

“Too early to say; take it step by step,” Zetterberg said Tuesday, after watching the morning skate at the BB&T Center. “Hopefully this week make some progress and we’ll see where it goes next.”

“Looks like we’re doing the right things, just takes time,’’ Zetterberg said.

“No timetable yet,” Zetterberg said. “Just got to see how I progress and feel with each step. Right now doing some rehab stuff and then we’ll see what the next step is.”

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Injury Notes: Lecavalier, Crawford, Hamilton, Staal, Dorsett, Bryzgalov and Kelly

  • George Richards: Blackhawks Corey Crawford left last night’s game in the first period. Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks saying it is a lower-body injury, but Lazerus is hearing it is a groin injury. Tim Sassone: Coach Joel Quenneville doesn’t think it is too serious, ”But when it’s a goalie it’s a little more serious then other players.” He’ll be re-evaluated in this morning.
  • Joe Haggerty: Bruins Dougie Hamilton left last night’s game after a collision with Carl GunnarsonJamie Erdahl: Hamilton is flying back to Boston with a lower-body injury and is out at least a week.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said that more on Marc Staal should be known in the next couple days.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers Derek Dorsett had an MRI on his wrist, with results showing that it shouldn’t be a long-term injury.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers Ilya Bryzgalov(concussion) was taking some shots yesterday.

    “I had some headaches and had some trouble sleeping but now I’m much better,” said Bryzgalov.

    He’s not sure when he’ll be able to get back into the lineup.

  • Darren Dreger: Bruins Chris Kelly has a broken ankle from a Pascal Dupuis slash on Saturday night.

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Afternoon Hits: Waivers, Hossa, Bozak, Ashton, Skinner, Semin, Grigorenko, Olesz and Starting Goalies

  • Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak won’t play tonight, but is hopeful for Saturday.
  • David Alter: The Maple Leafs send Carter Ashton to the AHL.
  • James Mirtle: The Marlies release Stefan Legein from his PTO.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes Jeff Skinner is activated from the IR, Alex Semin is put on the IR.
  • Chris Nichols: Mikhail Grigorenko will be back in the Sabres lineup tonight.
  • Igor Eronko: Rostislav Olesz signed a one-year deal with SC Bern of the Swiss league.
  • Rich Chere: Cory Schneider will start in net for the Devils.
  • Mark Masters: Jonathan Bernier will start in net for the Maple Leafs.
  • Josh Cooper: Marek Mazanec will start in net for the Predators.
  • Mark Lazerus: Corey Crawford will start in net for the Blackhawks.
  • Mike Halford: Some good goalie matchups tonight: Lundqvist vs. Lehtonen, Smith vs. Varlamov, Schneider vs. Scrivens.

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Afternoon Hits: Bryzgalov, Wilson, Capitals, Devils, Wild, Clemmensen, Da Costa and Crawford

  • Lawrence Dushenski: Source saying that Ilya Bryzgalov turned down an offer from a Western Conference team.
  • Katie Carrera: The Capitals have told Tom Wilson that he’ll be staying for the season. Aaron Vickers: Capitals coach Adam Oates on keeping Wilson: “He can go back to junior and score goals and get assists and play 20 minutes but develops a lot of bad habits.”
  • Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: Mikhail Grabovski has been moved down the 3rd line. Marcus Johansson – Nicklas Backstrom – Alex Ovechkin, Marty Erat – Brooks Laich – Troy Brouwer, Jason Chimera – Mikhail Grabovski – Joel Ward, Aaron Volpatti – Jay Beagle – Eric Fehr/Tom Wilson
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils coach Peter DeBoer said that GM Lou Lamoriello has been very positive in supporting the coaching staff, ”very positive in no one’s happy we’re losing.”
  • Michael Russo: The Wild reassign Darcy Kuemper to the AHL and recall Erik Haula.
  • Chris Kuc: Corey Crawford will start in net for the Blackhawks.
  • Tom Gulitti: Cory Schneider will start in net for the Devils against the Rangers.

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Injury Notes: Letang, Spezza, Crawford, Weiss and Elias

  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins Kris Letang is believed to have a lower leg injury and will be evaluated back in Pittsburgh. He won’t skate this weekend.
  • James Gordon: Senators Jason Spezza has a “minor groin injury.”
  • Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks “goalie Corey Crawford has “stiffness” in his lower body. (I’ll pause so you can stop giggling.)” Coach Joel Quenneville said he’ll be fine for the season opener.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings center Stephen Weiss said his groin injury isn’t serious. He plans to skate tomorrow and be ready for the opener on Wednesday.

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Morning Hits II: Toews and Kane, Some NHLers have KHL offers and MacTavish talks Hemsky

  • Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun: With getting Corey Crawford and Niklas Hjalmarsson locked up long-term, GM Stan Bowman will look to extend Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane next summer. Both currently have two years remaining on their deals that pay them both $6.3 million per season.
  • Andy Strickland: There are some free agents that still have lucrative KHL offers in their back pockets. Some players will choose the KHL over a non-guaranteed tryout.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers GM Craig MacTavish and Ales Hemsky held a little media conference yesterday:

    “At the end of last season, Ales and I sat down and I advised him that it might be in both our interests to move in separate directions,” MacTavish said.

    “It wasn’t a negative reaction to how Ales was playing. I had a similar conversation with Shawn Horcoff. Players who’ve gone through the seven years of losing here, it’s emotionally tough to overcome that. In this game you need energy to play well … the losing and the frustration of losing can sap the energy level.”

    “So this summer, there was a potential to move Ales and Horc. I found, at the end of the day, I had a greater appreciation of his skill set than most people I talked to … I’ve seen him at the best. Albeit it was seven years ago (playoff run), but he was spectacular when we went to the finals,” MacTavish said.

    “Sometimes the best deals are the ones you don’t make and I view this as potentially that,” MacTavish said.

    “I know how good a player Ales is. If this team turns it around and there’s lots to do, Ales will have a prominent part.”

    “At the end of the year we could be doing another contract with Ales but that will be determined over time.”

    When asked if Hemsky is off the trade market:

    “Yes, he is,” MacTavish said.

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Morning Hits: Crawford, Ovechkin, Maidens and Zykov

Nick Kypreos: Chicago Blackhawks Corey Crawford signs a six year, $36 million contract extension.

Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Moscow Dynamo’s general director, Andrewy Safronov, on Alex Ovechkin following Ilya Kovalchuk’s ‘retiring’ decision.

“Ovechkin has a current contract with the Capitals. Can we try to pull him out? We’ll talk, we’ll look at each other and will have some result,” Safronov said,

“Right now all Russian national team players want to come back to their homeland. KHL shows its force and credibility. And finances are important too. Taking taxes in account, playing in Russia has become way more attractive for players.”

Owen Sound Attach: Senators prospect Jarrod Maidens was sent home due to recurring concussion symptoms. There is no timetable for his return.

Corey Pronman: Indications are that Kings prospect Valentin Zykov wants to play in North America.

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