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VIDEO: SportsNet HC Trade Tracker: Flames David Jones

Hockey Central panel discusses whether the Calgary Flames should trade David Jones. Jones could bring a team some good secondary scoring, as he’s scored 20 goals twice before the lockout, but the 29-year old only scored three goals last season, with eight so far this season. Which Jones will you get?

He carries a $4 million salary cap hit, and with two years left on his deal, it’s the reason he won’t be traded according to Doug MacLean.

Who do you think should be interested in Jones, and at what cost?

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Injury Notes: Wild, Canucks, Wings, Sharks, Avs, Habs, Flames, Lightning, Isles, Jackets and Flyers

  • Michael Russo: Wild’s Mikko Koivu had ankle surgery and will be out for at least a month.
  • Elliott Pap: James Duthie on TSN said that Roberto Luongo had an MRI on his ankle and that “early indications are not serious.” Dan Murphy: Hearing that the specialist has confirmed that there is no real damage to Luongo’s ankle. Sounding like he could be able to start skating once he’s pain free. Renaud Lavoie: Luongo should be out for seven to 14 days.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Johan Franzen has been cleared to practice. He’s been out with a concussion since Dec. 15th. He’s possible for the weekend.
  • Bob McKenzie: Hearing that Sharks Logan Couture has an injury issue, but sense is that he should be okay for the Olympics. David Pollak: Confirms that Couture has an injury. He’s basically been off the ice except for games. Pierre LeBrun: Couture will have surgery tomorrow on his hand and is expected to miss three to four weeks. Olympics are still a possibility.
  • Colorado Avalanche: Alex Tanguay skated this morning and the session went well. He is scheduled to skate again today.
  • Brian Wilde: Canadiens Ryan White will be out two weeks.
  • Roger Millions: Flames David Jones suffered an eye injury on Friday and could be out for a while.
  • Mike Chambers: Avalanche defenseman Nate Guenin is out with an ankle injury.
  • Brent Wallace: Senators Chris Neil will travel with the team, with hope that he’ll be ready by the end of the trip.
  • Damian Cristodero: Lightning’s Ben Bishop is listed as day-to-day. He said that he was originally hurt by a pregame shot and re-aggravated it when his stick got caught between Johnson’s legs.
  • Damian Cristodero: Lightning’s Valtteri Filppula and J.T. Brown could return against the Jets. Brown’s right shoulder injury is more questionable.
  • Mike Heika: Islanders Evgeni Nabokov left last night’s game. He originally tried to stay in, but had to leave. NY Islanders: The Islanders put Nabokov on the IR with a lower-body injury and recall Anders Nilsson on an emergency basis.
  • Brian Wilde: Canadiens Carey Price confirmed he tweaked his groin a bit in the first.
  • Dave Isaac: Flyers Michael Raffl might return tonight.

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Injury Notes: Lundqvist, Helm, Eaves, Ericsson, Jones, Stajan, Girordano and Thomas

  • Steve Zipay: Rangers Henrik Lundqvist is day-to-day with a “minor issue” and not guaranteed to start on Thursday.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Darren Helm has a sore groin and going through more tests yesterday to see if it’s torn. He won’t be ready to play this weekend.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Patrick Eaves will be ready for Saturday. No roster moves will be made until Darren Helm comes off the IR.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Jonathan Ericsson is on the short-term IR with a shoulder subluxation. Helene St. James: Ericsson will be out two to three weeks.
  • Roger Millions: Flames David Jones and Matt Stajan are now day-to-day and skating with the team.
  • Randy Sportak: Flames Mark Giordano is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
  • George Richards: Don’t know the extent of Panthers Tim Thomas’s injury. Don’t expect him to start on Friday. Steve Goldstein: Scott Clemmensen likely being recalled after Thomas left with an injury.

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Injury Notes: Nash, Gustavsson, Eaves, Stalberg, Jones, Ruutu, Perrault, Penner, Palmieri and Beleskey

  • Nick Cotsonika: Hearing that Rangers Rick Nash could be out for seven to 10 days.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings Jonas Gustavsson is still a few days away from returning. Patrick Eaves is targeting a Oct. 26th return.
  • Mark Masters: Predators coach Barry Trotz said that Viktor Stalberg (shoulder) might be ready for Saturday.
  • Wes Gilbertson: Flames winger David Jones is week-to-week with an upper-body injury.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Kirk Muller is not sure when Tuomo Ruutu will be ready to return to the lineup.
  • Dennis Bernstein: Ducks Mathieu Perreault (upper body) and Dustin Penner (lower body) didn’t finish the game last night.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Kyle Palmieri (upper body) skated yesterday morning. He said it isn’t similar to the concussion he had last season where he missed four games.
  • Lance Pugmire: Ducks Matt Beleskey said his thumb is broken after it got caught in a jersey during a fight.

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Flames trade Tanguay and Sarich to Avalanche for Jones and O’Brien

The Calgary Flames have traded winger Alex Tanguay and defenseman Cory Sarich to the Colorado Avalanche for winger David Jones and defenseman Shane O’Brien.

Tanguay was drafted by the Avalanche, 12th overall in 1998. He carries a cap hit of $3.5 million.

Sarich was drafted by the Sabres, 27th overall in the 2nd round of the 1996 draft. He carries a $2 million cap hit.

Jones was drafted by Avalanche, 288th overall in the 9th round of the 2003 draft. He carries a $4 million cap hit.

O’Brien was drafted by the Ducks, 250th overall in the 8th round of the 2003 draft. He carries a $2 million cap hit.

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Buyout Hits: New Rule, Vinny, Avalanche, Luongo, Horcoff, Oilers, Bruins, Canes, Flames and Canucks

  • Larry Brooks: The NHL has let teams know that the league will not allow a player to be traded, amnestied and the to re-sign with the original club. It would be considered cap circumvention(likely stemming from the rumors of the Leafs trading for Vincent Lecavalier in a deal involving the No. 3 pick, buying Vinny out and then him re-signing with the Lightning for much less).
  • Damian Cristodero: Vincent Lecavalier’s agent on the chance he’s bought out: ’We understand it’s something they might be contemplating’
  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: The Avalanche will not use any compliance buyouts this year. David Jones was the most likely candidate to bought out, as he has three years at $4 million per season left. Shane O’Brien has two years and $2 million per left and could have been another option.
  • James Mirtle: Mirtle can’t see the Canucks buying out Roberto Luongo for $27 million. There has to be way to trade him, even if they have to eat some of his salary.
  • Mark Spector: The Oilers won’t use a compliance buyout on Shawn Horcoff. Doesn’t mean they won’t use one on someone else.
  • Joe Haggerty: A team source is saying the Bruins won’t use any of their compliance buyouts.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurriances GM Jim Rutherford said yesterday that they don’t expect to use any of their compliance buyouts.
  • Mark Spector: Flames GM Jay Feaster confirms that they won’t be using any compliance buyouts this year.
  • Brad Ziemer: Canucks GM Mike Gillis said there has been no decision made on compliance buyouts yet.

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Rumors: Oilers, Flyers, Rask, Iginla and Penguins

  • Bob McKenzie: McKenzie thinks that the Oilers will deal their No. 7 overall pick, as well as some players.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Flyers are in the market for a defenseman and could be willing to move one of Brayden Schenn or Sean Couturier in the right deal.
  • Bob McKenzie: McKenzie expects the Flyers to use a compliance buyout on Ilya Bryzgalov.
  • Brian Wilde: The Canadiens could see what the trade market would give for defenseman Andrei Markov and likely get a good return. His contract isn’t looking as expensive now though.
  • Kevin Paul Dupont: Dupont thinks that Tuukka Rask will get a 4 or 5 year contract at about $6.5 million.
  • Adrian Dater via sulia: Dater thinks the Avalanche could make Jarome Iginla a free agent offer if/when he hits the open market. The Avs could buy out David Jones. Iginla’s offer wouldn’t be crazy, and word is Joe Sakic is intrigued with idea of adding Iginla.
  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Mario Lemieux and the Penguins ownership aren’t that impressed with how the season ended and Dan Bylsma may be on the hotseat. A league executive thinks that the Penguins may move Chris Kunitz or James Neal with the cap going down, giving them more room to keep Evgeni Malkin. Pascal Dupuis and Matt Cooke are both UFAs. UFA Douglas Murray will walk. The Pens want to keep Kris Letang. The Pens could look to trade Marc-Andre Fleury to the Wild, Avalanche or Panthers, or they could buy him out. They could make a pitch for Ryan Miller.

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Morning Hits: Avs first overall, Time to part ways with Horcoff and Hemsky? Havlat on way out?

  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Some potential trade scenarios involving the Avalanche’s 1st overall pick.1. Trade the 1st pick to the Panthers (No. 2) or Lightning (No. 3) for an establish player or two and their own 1st round pick. Avs take whatever player is left.

    Let’s make an offer here to the Lightning: “We’ll trade you the No. 1 pick for the No. 3 pick and Victor Hedman. What do you say, Steve Yzerman? If you want Nathan MacKinnon really bad, this is the price to have him. Maybe we’ll throw in David Jones too.”

    2. Offer the Panthers Paul Stastny and Erik Johnson for the 2nd overall pick. Panthers may counter with Matt Duchene instead of Stastny. Would that Avs part with Duchene and Johnson?

    3. Avs first and Stastny for Panthers first and Jonathan Huberdeau?

    Dater admits that the trade scenarios likely wouldn’t work.

  • David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: Former Oilers assistant coach, Craig Simpson, thinks that it is time for the Oilers to part ways with Shawn Horcoff and Ales Hemsky.

    “I think the Oilers have always been the opposite where you’ll get three back that are questions or rookies or draft picks and you don’t necessarily get the best player. I think at some point there has to be a deal or two from Craig where you’re giving up more of the volume and the potential, but you’ve got the best player in the deal. That hasn’t happened a whole lot.”

    Simpson thought the Oilers should have traded Hemsky at the trade deadline last year.

  • Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News: The Sharks made some move during the season, and there may not be a need or efficient way to blow it up. The roster is well structured with Logan Couture, Brent Burns, Joe Pavelski, Antti Niemi and Marc-Edouard Vlasic. Joe Thornton had an good playoff run, and they have veterans like Patrick Marleau and Dan Boyle. Kawakami thinks the Sharks will likely try to trade Martin Havlat and his $10 million over two years. They could amnesty him for $6.67 million if they can’t find any takers.

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Injury notes and starting goalies: Landeskog, Jones, Thornton, White, Huskins, Bolland, Upshall, Fleury and Varlamov

  • Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: Avs Gabriel Landeskog was put on injured reserve. Avs coach Joe Sacco said that he’s only suffering from the head injury now. Landeskog could come off the IR on Monday, but there is no timetable for his return.
  • Adrian Dater via twitter: Avalanche David Jones is out with a knee injury [today]. List as day-to-day. David Van Dee Gulik has been recalled.
  • Joe Haggerty via twitter: Bruins tough guy Shawn Thornton will be out 7 to 10 days with a concussion he sustained Thursday night in a fight with Sabres John Scott.
  • Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said that Ian White told him that he’ll be ready for Tuesday’s game.

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Avalanche re-sign David Jones and Matt Hunwick

The Colorado Avalanche have re-signed 2 of their unrestricted free agents today.

Forward David Jones signed a 4 year, $16 million deal. Jones carried a $2.5 million cap hit last season.

Defenseman Matt Hunwick signed a 2 year, $3.2 million deal. Hunwick carried a $1.55 million cap hit last year.

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Morning notes: Suter, Sens goalies, Nash, Leafs, Luongo, Brodeur, Rangers, Jets, Smyth, Devils and Canadiens

  • Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Talks are going to happen between the Predators and Ryan Suter in the coming days. “David and I plan on talking sometime this week,” Sheehy said.
  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun:The Senators will try to trade Sergei Gonchar’s $5.5 million contract. Garrioch wonders if the Senators would trade either Robin Lehner or Ben Bishop if they get an offer they can’t refuse. They aren’t in a hurry to trade either goalie. The Blue Jackets, Maple Leafs, Lightning and maybe the Devils could be looking for goaltenders. They wouldn’t make a deal with a Leafs. The Lightning want to build around a young goalie. The Blue Jackets may get a goalie in a Rick Nash deal. The Senators showed some interest in Nash, but moved on after Howson asked for Mika Zibanejad, Mark Stone,  a 1st round pick and a roster player. The Sens current plan is to bring Lehner and Bishop to camp to battle it out for the backup position.
  • Louis-Andre Larivere of QMI in the Toronto Sun: The Maple Leafs receive no compensation for the losing Rick Dudley to the Canadiens, except for assurance that he won’t have any input on draft day. Burke has been pushing for teams to get compensation for losing front office employees. Burke on Roberto Luongo trade speculation:

    “There has not been significant discussion (with the Canucks) about that player,” Burke said.

  • ESPN: Video (embedding disabled) of Martin Brodeur saying he doesn’t think he’ll retire after the season.
  • Dan Rosen via twitter: Rangers Brandon Dubinsky said that he had a high ankle sprain and will need another 6-8 to be fully healed. Brandon Prust will have surgery to repair a tendon on his left ring finger. It was originally hurt in February in a fight with Zenon Konopka.
  • The Fourth Period: Re-signing Evander Kane and Ondrej Pavelec are priorities for the Jets. They will also have to decide on Kyle Wellwood, Jim Slater, Tim Stapleton, Tanner Glass, Mark Flood and Randy Jones. The Jets will be looking for some secondary scoring this offseason through trade or free agency. Possible free agent targets could be P.A. Parenteau, David Jones and Jiri Hudler.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Ryan Smyth’s agent will be talking with the Oilers this week. The Oilers have already offered a 2 year contract. Matheson thinks the Oilers could be offering in the $2.5-$2.75 million per season range, and Smyth could be looking for $3 million plus. Smyth hasn’t said much other than he doesn’t want to take a big pay cut from his $4.5 million salary he had last season.
  • Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: The Devils haven’t decided yet if they’ll forfeit this years 1st round draft pick for it’s cap circumvention on Ilya Kovalchuk’s initial contract.

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NHL terminating CBA … Canucks and Panthers notes … Shero wants big 3 … Top 5 FA targets for Sens … Semin’s agent audio

  • Jason Kay via twitter: The NHL has officially let the NHLPA know they are terminating the CBA on Sept. 15th. Talks are expected to start after the draft. Liz Mullen via twitter: A source said that one side must let the other side know if they want to make changes to a CBA 120 days before it expires.
  • Ben Kuzma via twitter: With a possible lockout looming, the fall prospects tournament for Canucks, Oilers, Flames, Jets in B.C. has been cancelled.
  • Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: Panthers defenseman Jason Garrison will be a UFA on July 1st, and will be looking for a nice raise from the $675,000 he made this past season. He’d like to re-sign with the Panthers, and they are saying the right things, but their priorities list may lie with Kris Versteeg and bolstering their offense. Garrison is from BC, and may hope the Canucks are interested:

    “It’s always nice to be wanted and if that’s the case and you have a quality that they like, obviously it’s my hometown team and I grew up watching them play,” said Garrison, who played with Canucks winger Mason Raymond at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. “My friends and family are big Canuck fans and would love to see me play at home but you’ve got to be the right fit for a team. You want to be able to contribute.”

    Cap space for the Canucks would depend on a Roberto Luongo deal, and the re-signing of Cory Schneider. They need a top 6 forward, a 3rd line center and a top 4 defenseman. Sami Salo and Aaron Rome are UFAs, Marc-Andre Gragnani is a RFA.

  • Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel: The door is still open for Scott Clemmensen to return to the Panthers next season with Jose Theodore, and that GM Dale Tallon would like to Jacob Markstrom to spend a full year in the AHL. Fialkov doesn’t sense they will bring back Marco Sturm, John Madden or Wojtek Wolski. Mikael Samuelsson and Krys Barch are possibilities. Jonathan Huberdeau and Quinton Howden will be given every opportunity to make the Panthers next season. Alex Petrovic and Colby Robak will likely start next year in the AHL. Keaton Ellerby and possibly Shawn Matthias could be packaged to move up in the draft.
  • Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Penguins GM Ray Shero isn’t about to give up on the 3-center model that helped them win the Cup in 2009. Jordan Staal and Sidney Crosby have 1 year left on their deals, Evgeni Malkin has 2.

    “I’d like to do that, if possible,” he said. “We’re looking at hopefully getting extensions with [Crosby and Staal].”

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Garrioch lists the top 5 free agent targets for the Senators. 1. Zach Parise 2. Chris Kelly 3. Bryan Allen 4. David Jones 5. Jiri Hudler.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: Zach Parise will be the Red Wings top goal scoring priority, but if they can’t land him, Khan wonders if they should look at Alexander Semin? Would his motivation increase playing with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg?
  • David Pollak via twitter: New reports are saying that Todd McLellan is coming back as the Sharks coach, but likely with new assistants.

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