Posts Tagged Daniel Alfredsson

NHL Injuries: Bishop, Stamkos, Backes, Wilson, Downie, Alfredsson and Fayne

  • Darren Dreger: Lightning’s Ben Bishop said he had a dislocated elbow and was hoping to get into Game 5 or 6.
  • Darren Dreger: Lightning Steven Stamkos said his leg was still hindering him. He didn’t have the confidence to take the puck wide or drive the net.
  • Nina Falcone: It’s still not known if Blues David Backes will play in Game 4. Coach Ken Hitchcock said he’ll have an update today.
  • Adrian Dater: Ryan Wilson will replace Tyson Barrie on the Avs blueline.
  • Dave Isaac: Flyers Steve Downie is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Daniel Alfredsson missed last night’s game with a back injury.
  • Jason Brough of Pro Hockey Talk: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said that defenseman Mark Fayne “underwent successful surgery to the core muscle of his left groin” yesterday. Rehab is expected to be eight to 10 weeks. Fayne is a pending UFA.

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Afternoon Hits: Injuries, Scratches, Lines and Some Starting Goalies

  • Tracey Myers: Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said that Patrick Kane could start skating “as early as tomorrow.”
  • Andy Strickland: Blues Alex Steen (upper-body) and Barrett Jackman (lower-body) are day-to-day. Their injuries are not serious, but they won’t play tonight.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Daniel Alfredsson didn’t skate today and looking unlikely that he’ll play tomorrow. Hasn’t been on the ice since Sunday.
  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers Kimmo Timonen will be back in the lineup tonight. He could have returned on Tuesday but they game him the extra rest.
  • Ken Wiebe: Looking like Devin Setoguchi will be a healthy scratch for the fourth time in the last five games.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes not at practice: Alex Semin (illness), Jiri Tlusty (upper-body) and Ron Hainsey.
  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets lines: Jenner – Johansen – Letestu; Calvert – Dubinsky – Atkinson; Foligno – Anisimov – Umberger; Comeau – MacKenzie – Boll.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings lines: Nyquist-Legwand-Franzen, Tatar-Sheahan-Jurco, Miller-Glendening-Andersson/Bertuzzi.
  • Katie Carrera: Capitals lines: Grabovski-Backstrom-Ovi; Johansson-Beagle-Brouwer; Chimera-Fehr-Ward; Penner-Kuznetsov-Wilson. Volpatti extra. Defensive pairings: Alzner-Carlson; Orlov-Green; Erskine-Carrick.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes lines: Loktionov-E. Staal-Terry, Gerbe-J. Staal-Dwyer, Skinner-Nash-Lindholm, ??-Malhotra-Dvorak.
  • Pierre LeBrun: Flyers Steve Mason will battle Blue Jackets Sergei Bobrovsky tonight.

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Morning Rumors IV: Rangers, Lightning, Sabres, Senators, Blues, Alfredsson, Bruins and Scouting Avs-Kings

  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: With little progress on talks with Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi, the Rangers have been looking at what might be available for their pair of pending UFAs. GM Glen Sather is committed to trade both if he can’t sign them to contract extensions. Callahan is believed to be looking for a seven year deal worth between $45 and $50 million, with the Rangers offering five years around $30 million. It is thought that Sabres could be interested in meeting Callahan’s asking price in the offseason. The Rangers are looking for one NHL player and either a prospect or high draft pick for Callahan. The Rangers would trade Callahan straight up for Martin St. Louis, but GM Steve Yzerman is not interested. Sather is not willing to include a young asset or draft pick. The Rangers are getting closer to Girardi’s asking price of six years and $5.5 million per season that he reportedly proposed in November, but Girardi may have changed his mind on those numbers.
  • John Vogl of the Buffalo News: If/when Ryan Miller (and others) is traded, it’s likely the Sabres will look get a goalie back. Their minor league goalies, Matt Hackett and Nathan Lieuwen, are not NHL ready yet.

    “We have a couple good young goalies here, and if one of them is the goalie of the future, it’s not the near future,” General Manager Tim Murray said in Rochester this month while watching the Amerks. “It’s a little bit down the road. I don’t think either one of them is ready to step in and start for the Buffalo Sabres.”

    Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators have some interest in Blues Chris Stewart. Stewart could also be included in a deal for Callahan.

  • Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: Could Daniel Alfredsson play another season?

    “I’m going to wait until the end of the year and re-evaluate, especially how the body feels,” said Alfredsson. “I had a couple of minor injuries where I missed some time, but if I feel I’m playing at a level where I’m not struggling too much, I still think it’s fun, I’m contributing, I’ll definitely consider playing another year, there’s no question.

    “But the moment, I don’t have an answer and I haven’t thought about it too much. I think that was my mindset, and it has been for a few years, that if the body feels it’s not too much work to get prepared every day for practice and games, I’ll continue.”

  • Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: Source confirms that the Bruins have some interest in Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald. The price is high, which means the Bruins may not be as interested. They have no desire to trade their first round pick. Ryan Spooner, Zach Trotman and Matt Bartkowski won’t be moved for a rental. Likely that Alex Khokhlachev, Jordan Caron and David Warsofsky are names that could come up in any trade talks. Could move draft picks other than their first. The Bruins could be looking for a “big-bodied, physical defenseman,” which doesn’t really fit MacDonald’s description.
  • Hope Smoke: When Bob McKenzie brought up that the Blues may be willing to trade Ty Rattie in a Ryan Miller expanded trade, he also brought up Mikhail Grigorenko as a player who could be involved.
  • Mike Chambers: Scouting the Avalanche – Kings:  Flames, Cancks, Blue Jackets, Penguins, Hurricanes, Canadiens (2), Red Wings, Lightning and Maple Leafs. A Canadiens and Flames scout live there, and the Canadiens play the Kings next week.

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Injury Notes: Stamkos, Giguere, Islanders, Red Wings, Sabres and Couture

  • Joe Yerdon: Lightning’s Steven Stamkos has been cleared for light contact.
  • Adrian Dater: Avalanche’s J.S. Giguere is dealing with back issues.
  • Brett Cyrgalis: Islanders Travis Hamonic, Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov all skated yesterday morning and could play on Wednesday. Nabokov is probable to be a backup on Monday and play at Yankee Stadium.
  • Helene St. James: The Red Wings are getting healthy. Darren Helm, Jonathan Ericsson and Daniel Alfredsson should be back this week. Johan Franzen and Joakim Andersson are likely for Sunday or Tuesday.  GM Ken Holland said Franzen will be back today. He hasn’t played since December 15th.
  • Mike Harrington: Sabres coach Ted Nolan had no update on Ville Leino or Drew Stafford and doesn’t sound like they will be able to go on Monday.
  • David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News:  Sharks Logan Couturehas started testing out his hand after surgery.

    “I know the guys were ribbing him,” McLellan said. “I know some of the guys told him it looks like he was almost all the way back with his shot already. That’s them playing games with him obviously, but he looks better every day.”

    Couture had the surgery on January 8th, and was expected to be out for three to four weeks.

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Injury Notes: Stamkos, Steen, Cammalleri, Alfredsson, Maple Leafs and the Islanders

  • Shawn McKenzie: Lightning Steven Stamkos said yesterday that it was the best he’s felt. He was to have an x-ray last night to see if his leg is 100 healed. Bruce Garrioch: Stamkos still hopes to get into a game before the Olympics. He won’t go to Sochi if there is a risk. Joe Smith: Stamkos took part in all team drills yesterday.
  • Jeremy Rutherford: Blues Alex Steen left last night’s game with a lower-body injury. Coach Ken Hitchcock said ”He’s day-to-day, lower-body (injury). We’ll see where he is in a day or so. He’ll be back.”
  • Wes Gilbertson: Flames Mike Cammalleri skated on his own yesterday for the first time since suffering his concussion.
  • Bill Roose: Red Wings Daniel Alfredsson is expected to return from back spasms tonight.
  • Michael Traikos: Maple Leafs Frazer McLaren and Trevor Smith skated yesterday morning. Dave Bolland and David Clarkson didn’t skate. Hope Smoke: Dave Nonis: ”Clarkson is probably at least a week away from returning. Bolland is really tough. There is a lot of work for him to still do”
  • Arthur Staple: Injured Islanders Evgeni Nabokov and Lubomir Visnovsky skated yesterday morning, but are not ready yet. Brett Cyrgalis: Capuano of Visnovsky: “If things progress the way they’re going, he could be ready next week – I’m hoping.”
  • Arthur Staple of Newsday: Islanders Travis Hamonic (concussion) is still experience symptoms and remains out indefinitely. Evgeni Nabokov won’t come off the IR until tomorrow at the earliest.

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Afternoon Hits: Stajan, Waivers, Grubauer, Tarasenko, Hanzal, Dupuis, Mottau, Brunner and Line Combos

  • Elliotte Friedman: Matt Stajan is expected to sign a contract extension with the Flames soon.
  • Renaud Lavoie: On waivers: Cam Janssen (NJ) and Steve Oleksy (WSH).
  • Chuck Gormley: The Capitals send goalie Philipp Grubauer to the AHL.
  • John Kelly: Blues Vladimir Tarasenko is questionable tonight with the flu.
  • George Richards: Panthers defenseman Mike Mottau is on the IR, which allows for Jesse Winchester to return to the lineup. Mottau has been out since December 3rd.
  • NHL Devils PR: Devils Damien Brunner and Peter Harrold are practicing today. Rich Chere: Brunner said his knee injury was his MCL.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils lines: Boucher-Zubrus-Jagr; Zubrus-Elias-Brunner; Clowe-Henrique-Ryder; Carter-Gionta-Bernier; Extras: Loktionov, Josefson.
  • Ansar Khan: Nyquist-Zetterbeg-Abdelkader, Jurco-Sheahan-Bertuzzi, Cleary-Glendening-Eaves. Samuelsson also skating. Pavel Datsyuk, Daniel Alfredsson and Joakim Andersson not practicing. Johan Franzen is skating but is not ready to return to the lineup.
  • John Vogl: Sabres lines: Moulson-Ennis-Stafford, Ott-Hodgson-Omark, Foligno-Flynn-Girgensons, Scott-Leino-Ellis. Buffalo Sabres: Defenseman at practice:  Ehrhoff, McBain, McNabb, Myers, Pysyk, Sulzer, Tallinder, Weber.
  • Roger Millions: Sharks lines: Pavelski thornton Burns-Nieto Marleau Wingels-Kearns Desjardins Kennedy- Sheppard McCarthy Hayes/Brown.
  • Mike Heika: Stars lines: Roussel-Seguin-Peverley, Benn-Eakin-Chiasson, Cole-Fiddler-Garbutt, Jeffrey-Horcoff-Whitney.
  • George Richards: Looking like it will be Scott Clemmensen against Marc-Andre Fleury.

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Morning Hits: Markstrom, Jurco, McKenna and Peluso suspension video

  • Corey Pronman: Panthers Jacob Markstrom’s AHL contract next year goes from $200,000 to $1.4 million.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Tomas Jurco made his NHL debut on a line with Pavel Datsyuk and Daniel Alfredsson.
  • NHL: Jets Anthony Peluso is suspended for three games for boarding Stars Alex Goligoski.

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Morning Rumors: Steen, Miller, Gleason, Del Zotto, Dumba and Alfredsson

  • The Fouth Period: The Blues will have to wait until the season is over to negotiate with pending UFA Alexander Steen.

    “Alex prefers not to discuss a contract extension during the season and the team has respected that,” Steen’s agent, Jeff Kowall, told TFP Editor-in-Chief David Pagnotta.

    If Steen keeps up this pace, the could be looking for a deal of at least $5 million per season. David Backes is the highest paid Blues forward with a cap hit of $4.5 million.

  • B.D. Gallof: “As for Miller rumor which is 2 league execs (not GMs, mind you) say Garth working phones on goalies, Garrioch puts forth Miller scenario. It ignores a few items #isles people should know – Garth always talks to other GMs and inquires on costs. Don’t see it as anything
  • Darren Dreger: It is sounding like a trade could go down when Hurricanes Tim Gleason returns to the lineup. He would have to OK the move.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Hearing that Rangers Michael Del Zotto won’t be traded soon and that it could take longer than expected.
  • Bob McKenzie: Wild defenseman Matt Dumba could be the most probable NHL player to be loaned to the Canadian Junior team. Even if there are no NHLers named to Canada’s camp today, they could be added later.
  • Damien Cox: Senators owner Eugene Melnyk chose to be a Daniel Alfredsson’s return to Ottawa.

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Injury Notes: Sbisa, Fasth, Harding, Clowe, Volchenkov, Salvador, Reaves, Datsyuk and Alfredsson

  • Eric Stephens: Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa will be out six to eight weeks with a torn tendon in his right hand. Goalie Viktor Fasth will be out three to four weeks with lower-body muscle inflammation.
  • NHL on TSN: Wild goalie Josh Harding stepped on a puck during warm-ups and was not able to play. Michael Russo: Harding few with the team to the St. Louis. If the injury was serious, he would have flown back to Minnesota.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said that Ryane Clowe, out with a concussion, started skating this week. Anton Volchenkov (leg muscle) has started skating as well. Defenseman Bryce Salvador (foot stress fracture) has not started to skate. Lamoriello will have a better update on Monday.
  • Andy Strickland: Blues Ryan Reaves has a broken hand and is out for four weeks. He broke it in a fight with Stars Brenden Dillon.
  • Ansar Khan: The Wings are being cautious with Pavel Datsyuk in case he has a concussion. GM Ken Holland said that Daniel Alfredsson would replace Datsyuk in the lineup today. Alfredsson has missed the past five games with a groin issue. Jakub Kindl (hip) is traveling with the team and is expected to play. Todd Bertuzzi (upper-body) will not play today.

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Injury Notes: Nabokov, Fraser, Bozak, Semin, Skinner, Wilson, Nash, Alfredsson and Smith

  • NY Islanders: The Islanders have recalled goalie Anders Nilsson and Evgeni Nabokov has been put on the IR.
  • Mark Masters: Maple Leafs defenseman Mark Fraser (lower body) skated with Tyler Bozak before practice today. Today was Bozak’s first full practice since suffering the hamstring injury on Oct. 25th. Jonas Siegel: Leafs coach Randy Carlyle hints that Bozak could return on Thursday. Saturday seems like a more likely return date.
  • Chip Alexander: Alexander Semin and Jeff Skinner won’t play for the Hurricanes tonight. Semin and his “upper-body injury” are being evaluated today.
  • Colorado Avalanche: The Avalanche put Ryan Wilson (back) on the IR retroactive to November 6th.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers Rick Nash’s status for tomorrow night is still to be determined.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Daniel Alfredsson skated for a bit today, but his status for tomorrow is still to be determined.

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Injury Notes: Stamkos, Gaborik, Jenner, Alfredsson, Salo, Barberio and Nystrom

  • Nick Kypreos: Lightning’s Steven Stamkos is wearing a removable cast that will allow him to start his aggressive rehab program. There is still no timetable for his return.
  • Jeff Rimer: Blue Jackets Marian Gaborik will be out four to six weeks with a sprained knee.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets Boone Jenner is expected to return to the lineup on Sunday.
  • Bob Duff: Red Wings GM Ken Holland confirms Daniel Alfredsson is out with a groin injury. Luke Glendening will be recalled on an emergency basis if Alfredsson can’t go.
  • Damian Cristodero: Lightning’s Sami Salo (lower-body) is probably for tonight’s game. Mark Barberio (lower-body) is questionable.
  • Josh Cooper: Predators Eric Nystrom left last night’s game with an upper-body/head injury.

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Morning Rumors: Kulikov, Tootoo, Leafs, Kings, Alfredsson, Flames, Gardiner and Jets

  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger on TSN Radio: ”I spoke to Dale Tallon this week & I’d be comfortable saying the Leafs have interest in Kulikov. So do 20 other teams”
  • Hope Smoke: Dreger on TSN Radio: ”the market is open in Florida due to new ownership. I’d still link Florida to Detroit for Tootoo”
  • Hope Smoke: Dreger on TSN Radio:  “there is no doubt, Toronto is looking to add another forward. Nonis is being patient. He’ll trade Gardiner, Rielly or anybody”
  • Hope Smoke: Dreger on TSN Radio:  “the reason I said Toronto wouldn’t trade Reimer for Yakupov because of how great their current situation is in goal” … ”Yakupov is still unproven and developing. Does TO need that kind of player? Probably not.”
  • Dennis Bernstein:  The Kings are now looking for options at left wing for their second line. Matt Frattin and Tyler Toffoli haven’t worked out.  Bernstein doesn’t think they are close to a deal. Notes that they had eight defenseman on the ice yesterday morning, something has to give.
  • Darren Dreger: Daniel Alfredsson presented the Senators a 2 year offer at $6 million a season. The Senators last offer was one-year at $4.5 million.
  • Roger Millions: Flames GM Jay Feater said there have been talks with other teams about possible trades. Teams looking for vets with workable contracts, and Millions thinks it’s more that teams are calling them and not the Flames calling teams. Feaster added that US Thanksgiving is more likely when you see players being traded, still a little too early.

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