Posts Tagged David Krejci

Injury Notes: Parros, Vokoun, Neal, Callahan, D’Agostini, Soderberg, Krejci, Tyutin and Boll

  • Renaud Lavoie: Canadiens George Parros has no bone fracture. First indications for CT Scan were negative. Only a concussion as of right now.  Dave Stubbs: Parros has been released from the hospital and is out indefinitely with a concussion.
  • Josh Yohe: Penguins Tomas Vokoun will be out for three to six months. He could return this season, but that won’t be known for awhile.
  • William DePaoli: Penguins James Neal is dealing with an upper-body injury.
  • NHL.com: Rangers captain Ryan Callahan won’t be in the Rangers lineup for their season opener on Thursday.
  • Matt Kalman: Bruins Carl Soderberg is on the IR retroactive to last Friday. David Krejci skated today and will be a game-time decision tomorrow.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Injuries could keep Blue Jackets Fedor Tyutin and Jared Boll out of the lineup with weekend.

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Morning Hits: Vanek, Skinner, Iginla, Lightning’s Goaltending Duo, Staal and Krupp

  • Paul Hamilton of WGR 550: Sabres Tomas Vanek is back in town and skated with teammates this week. Vanek said that he never asked to be traded, nor is he looking for a contract extension right now.

    “No, I never asked to be traded so when people do mention it, I’m surprised. Did I think I was going to get traded, no because I never once went in there and said I don’t want to be here. I said, ‘Right now I’m not looking for an extension, but not saying that I wouldn’t want one down the road, but right now I just want to see where it goes’.” Vanek added, “We’re a young team, we’re rebuilding and those are my words, so I’m keeping my options open.”

  • Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: Hurricanes Jeff Skinner’s new deal kicks in this year: six-years with a $5.75 million cap hit. Skinner on the weight of the bigger deal,

    “It is what it is, I guess. I don’t know. Everyone is aware of it.

    “I mean, it’s not going to change the way I play or change my attitude toward the game. Just because you’re on a new contract doesn’t change your attitude or your perspective. Going into the offseason, just like last offseason, my goal was to get better and come to camp as prepared as you can be. I think I’ve done that.”

    Skinner had trained with Gary Roberts in the past, but switched to the same strength and fitness trainer that Sidney Crosby uses.

  • Damian Cristodero: The Lightning’s plan is to have Ben Bishop and Andres Lindback share duties in net to start the season.
  • Katie Strang of ESPN: Rangers defenseman Marc Staal’s eye injury is doing well.

    “Everything’s back to normal and I’m feeling really good.”

  • Darren Dreger: The Wild have put Bjorn Krupp on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract.

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Evening Hits: Bergeron, Horton, Seguin, Lecavalier, Miller, Coburn, Blue Jackets and Senators

  • Bob McKenzie: Patrice Bergeron is likely to get an 8-year contract extension worth about $6.5 million a season.
  • Bob McKenzie: Nathan Horton has informed the Bruins that he’s moving on and will be exploring the free agent market. The Bruins will now shop his negotiating rights. Horton’s agent Paul Krepelka: “Nathan has told BOS he wants to explore free agency. It’s not a financial issue, just a decision to move on.”
  • EJ Hradek: Shopping Tyler Seguin makes sense for the Bruins as he’s a center and stuck behind Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: The Wings will look at Vincent Lecavalier but won’t get into a bidding war for him.
  • John Vogl: Sabres GM Darcy Regier and agent Mike Liut expect Ryan Miller to remain with the team through the draft weekend.
  • Tim Panaccio: Braydon Coburn to Edmonton trade talk is not about their 7th overall pick, it’s about their two second round picks.
  • David Pagnotta: The Blue Jackets are working a few deals and have discussed moving more than just their 1st round picks.
  • Bruce Garrioch: Senators GM Bryan Murray said he hasn’t made any calls to Lecavalier’s camp.

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Injury and Roster Notes: Malkin, Lindback, Carkner, Grabner, Enstrom, Backlund, Methot, Krejci, Vanek, Ruutu and Green

  • Rob Rossi via twitter: Penguins Evgeni Malkin took his first hit during practice yesterday. He said he’s “not 100 percent” and added,

    “Of course, yes, because (I’m) close,” Malkin said. “I (will) try to play Friday, but it’s hard to say now because it’s just (a) couple days more. We’ll see.”

  • Ken Wiebe via twitter: Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom is not ready yet but ”it’s coming soon” according to coach Claude Noel.
  • George Johnson of the Calgary Herald: Flames Mikael Backlund played on Monday despite have a cracked bone in his right foot.

    “It went better than I thought,” he reported Wednesday. “Not too bad. Obviously the medication kicked in a little later and made it feel better. It’s still sore but once the game started, I felt pretty good. I didn’t think about it too much.”

  • Ken Warren via twitter: Senators defenseman Marc Methot could return to the lineup tonight. If he can’t go, Mike Lundin will return to the lineup after missing the last eight games.
  • John Vogl via twitter: Sabres Thomas Vanek didn’t skate this morning and is likely to miss tonight’s game against the Maple Leafs.

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Injury notes: Brodeur, Hossa, Krejci, Havlat, Kennedy, Quincey, Helm and Bertuzzi

  • Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago: Marian Hossa left last night’s game in first period after taking a hit along the boards. Coach Joel Quenneville said “not bad, day to day,” and that more will be known today.
  • Steve Conroy of the Boston Herarld: Bruins David Krejci’s status is not known after he took a shot off the knee on Sunday. He did leave the arena with a slight limp, but didn’t appear to have brace on.
  • Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings forward Darren Helm hopes it is only a minor setback. There is no decision on whether he’ll go on the Californian trip or not.
  • Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings winger Todd Bertuzzi (disc issues) skated for five minutes last week and didn’t feel good. He’s still hoping to avoid surgery.

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Trades coming soon? Coyotes talking trade … Krejci aware of rumors … Luongo fine with waiting … Sens should target Kane

  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: McKenzie thinks that some GM’s are sitting on trades and signings that are done or close to being done. As soon as they are allowed to make moves, there will be some activity.
  • Darren Dreger via twitter: “For those asking, NHL GM’s are still forbidden from negotiating trades until players ratify CBA. Expect dealing when allowed.” David Pagnotta via twitter: Pagnotta asks: “Loose rule, no? Considering how many of them have started talking…”
  • The Fourth Period: Coyotes GM Don Maloney has said he’s had some trade talks, and that some deals could happen soon. Maloney told the Arizona Republic,

    “The good thing for us is they’re asking about our players and would you do this, would you look at that, would you think of this, and I’m like, ‘Absolutely, if that makes us better,’” Maloney said.

  • James Murphy of ESPN: Bruins David Krejci said he’s aware of the persistent rumors of a potential trade to Phoenix or Anaheim. He wants to remain with the Bruins.

    “I’ve seen it and I have time to go on the Internet, so I know what’s going on,” Krejci said. “I went through lots of things and saw my name there, but there’s nothing I can control. I am happy here, and I hope I haven’t given them any reasons to trade me. So I can’t control it, and I just want to go out there and play my best.”

  • Iain MacIntyre via twitter: Roberto Luongo on a trade: ”Whether a couple of days, week, 2 weeks or the end of the season, I’m totally fine.”
  • Ben Kuzma via twitter: Vigneault added that Andrew Ebbett and Jordan Schroeder will compete for the 2nd line center spot, unless someone arrives by trade.

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Negotiations could start on the 26th or 27th … Daly-Fehr spoke yesterday

  • TSN: Bill Daly and Steve Fehr spoke on the phone yesterday, but still have no plans to meet face to face.
  • David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: Matias Strozyk reported that Ales Hemsky, Jakub Kindl and David Krejci have left Pardubice. Hemsky’s insurance ran out, and it’s possible that he and Krejci return in the new year if the NHL season is cancelled.

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Kovalachuk isn’t ruling out staying in Russia … Alfie unsure on future … McKenzie’s Calder thoughts … Rask’s groin injury

  • Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Ilya Kovalchuk has joined Alex Ovechkin in saying “I do not rule out that if the salaries are cut I will stay in the #KHL.”
  • Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: Senators Daniel Alfredsson is unsure about his playing future.

    “I think the longer it’s been going here I don’t feel as eager to get back,” the 39-year-old said in a discussion about the lockout. “I’d say I’m more relaxed. If it happens, it happens.

    “I can’t say I’ve at all been frustrated or really looking forward to coming to the rink. I love it when I’m on the ice and I have fun, but at the same time, at this stage, I know I have to look forward as well. Depending what happens, we’ll see how quick that comes.”

    “I think that goes for everybody,” he said. “For the fans, too. I think in the beginning everybody follows exactly what goes on (with the labour dispute). You read every little thing, and you read into it, and as time goes on and nothing happens, you kind of tune out of it, you get tired of it. We’re no different.”

    On if he’d come back next year if an entire season is lost,

    “I could, physically,” he said. “I don’t think it would be an issue for me. It’s all in motivation, I think. Do I feel I could go a whole year and do it again? I think I could. But do I want to? That’s more what I think will determine it.”

  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: Talking Calder trophy if there is a season. McKenzie is leaning towards Cory Conacher as the rookie of the year (though he’s not even guaranteed a roster spot with the Lightning) or Jonathan Huberdeau. Other candidates would be Granlund MIN, Tarasenko STL, Bartschi CGY, Kreider NYR, Schultz and Yakupov, EDM, Foligno (BUF), Schwartz STL, Vatanen ANA, Brodin MIN, Saad CHI as well as all the U/As: Galchenyuk, Scheifele, Strome, Jenner etc.
  • Tim Panaccio via twitter: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that Andrej Meszaros’s rehab on his right Achilles tendon is on schedule and a December return might be possible.
  • Kevin Paul Dupont via twitter: The Bruins and Tuukka Rask’s agent are aware of Rask’s alleged groin injury, but don’t have much other info at the moment.
  • Joe Haggerty via twitter: David Krejci: “I regret my recent lockout comments which were made flippantly in locker room after last gm. Didn’t intent for them to be recorded. I have been treated very well by the Boston Bruins and wish to confirm that my comments shouldn’t reflect on the club in any way”

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Only on the NHL terms … No meetings schedualed … Krejci says Bettman treats them like animals … Kostitsyn hopes season is cancelled

  • TSN: Bill Daly sent an email to The Canadian Press:

    “(I’m) not sure there is any reason to meet if there is nothing new to say,” deputy commissioner Bill Daly told The Canadian Press in an email. “Our position was communicated to the union pretty clearly last Tuesday and then again on Thursday.

    “If they have a desire to meet with regard to the proposal we have on the table, they know how to reach us.”

    Both sides did talk over the phone on the weekend, and are expect to meet in New York sometime this week.

    “They say they want a deal but then they say they only want to meet if it is on their terms,” said Steve Fehr, the NHLPA’s special counsel. “Strange. That is not the way to reach an agreement. Bargaining is give and take — not just take.”

  • Andy Strickland via twitter: The NHL says there are no plans to meet this week. There are some players who would like to meet before Thursday’s “deadline” in an attempt to get in an 82 game season. “Truth is unless #NHL shows a willingness to seriously negotiate, there won’t be a deal until players tell Donald Fehr to get a deal done.”
  • Nick Kypreos via twitter: If players are looking to go to New York in an effort spark up talks, it is news to Fehr. The NHL and NHLPA remain in contact but there are no meetings scheduled.
  • Chip Alexander via twitter: CBA stalemate likely to continue as Alexander can’t see Don Fehr agreeing to any deal that doesn’t honor the players contracts and have some concessions for them.
  • Nick Cotsonika via twitter: “If owners are willing to discuss “make whole” provision, why don’t they have something new to say? Why don’t they have a reason to meet? Understand owners don’t want to negotiate against themselves again. But do they want to make a deal by their deadline?” James Mirtle via twitter: (responding to Cotsonika) Mirtle senses the players hate the provision and don’t want to discuss it with the NHL.
  • James Mirtle via twitter: David Krejci on Gary Bettman: “It is unfortunate that the NHL have such a guy. It’s a shame for the entire hockey world. Treats us like animals.”
  • The Globe and Mail: Predators Sergei Kostitsyn is playing with Avangard Omsk during the lockout, and hopes the NHL season is cancelled.

    “Let’s put it this way – it would be better (for the players) if the lockout continues,” Kostitsyn was quoted as saying by Russian daily Sport-Express on Monday.

    “Players want a definite answer. If the NHL season is lost – let it be that way. I would then play in Russia for the whole season.”

    Kostitsyn also added he hate life in North America and that Columbus was “the gloomiest” city in the U.S.

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Notes on players going overseas, and some who may be heading over soon

  • Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune:Vinny Lecavalier plans to stay in Tampa until the lockout is over, though that could change.

    “I want to play hockey, but we’ll see how things go,” he said. “With a family now, you definitely have to think there is more than one person to think about. But my kids are young, so if I do go somewhere, it’s easier to move them around.”

  • Tim Panaccio of CSN Phillly: Daniel Briere is getting closer to going to play in Europe. Briere said he has “a few options.” Scott Hartnell is expected to make a decision on playing overseas by week’s end.
  • Slava Malamud via twitter: Vladislav Tretiak to Sport-Express, “Nabokov is still waiting for KHL offers, but there are none”
  • Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Martin Brodeur will wait until the end of the month before deciding on whether to look overseas.
  • Matias Strozyk via twitter: Jiri Hudler on his injury, “If I don’t treat it now it only gets worse. The pain isn’t unbearable but bothers me. Mainly limits mobility.”
  • Randy Miller of the Courier-Post: Bobby Ryan doesn’t want to go overseas and take someone’s job.

    “I’m going to handle things the way I think things should be handled,” he said. “I’m going to continue to skate with the guys … whether it’s coming back here (to South Jersey) for a couple weeks at a time … I think it’s important to stay here (in the United States) and be part of the solution and not just run from it.”

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Tyler Seguin signs contract extension with the Bruins

Adam Proteau via twitter: The Boston Bruins have signed Tyler Seguin to a 6 year contract extension worth $34.5 million.

David Pagnotta via twitter: Salary breakdown: $4.5M yr1, $5.5M yr2, $6M yrs 3-4-5, and $6.5M yr6.

Seguin will have a salary cap hit of $5.75 million starting in 2013-14.

Seguin’s extension will make him the 2nd highest paid Bruin in 2013-14 behind Zdeno Chara’s $6.916 million salary cap hit. He will be their highest paid forward, ahead of David Krejci’s $5.25 million cap hit and Patrice Bergeron’s $5.0 million.

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Bruins looking for top Dman … Nothing new on Subban … AHL to get TV deal if lockout … Ennis-Sabres talking … Possible Oilers targets next year

  • Dany Picard of CSNNE: Speculation is that the Bruins are looking to add a top pair defenseman to play with Zdeno Chara, and one of the popular names is Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle. A source close to Yandle said he “would love to play for the Bruins.” To get someone like Yandle, the Bruins may have to offer up David Krejci.
  • Dave Stubbs via twitter: Stubbs was told yesterday morning that there is nothing new to report regarding contract talks between P.K. Subban and Canadiens.
  • John Vogl via twitter: Tyler Ennis and the Sabres are continuing contract talks, with the lockout looming there is no additional pressure to get a deal done.

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