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NHL Injuries: Toews, Kane, Malkin, Penner, Jackman, Byfuglien, Nikitin and de Haan

  • Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago: Blackhawks Jonathan Toews (left arm) could start skating by the end of the week. Patrick Kane skated over the weekend and is expected to be ready by the start of the playoffs.
  • Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Penguins Evgeni Malkin has a hairline fracture in his foot and coach Dan Bylsma isn’t sure if he’ll be in the lineup for the start of the playoffs.

    “It’s not really possible to predict at this point,” Bylsma said. “We’re looking at the two-week point. It will be looked again by doctors (in the next couple of days).”

  • Mike Vogl: Dustin Penner is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
  • Anaheim Ducks: Ducks Tim Jackman has a broken hand that will require surgery.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets Dustin Byfuglien is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin (lower-body) skated yesterday.
  • AP in the NY Post: Islanders Calvin de Haan left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.

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NHL Rumors: Bolland, Panthers, Capitals, Seattle, Canucks, Leafs, Gaudreau and Mason

  • Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun: There have been no contract talks between Dave Bolland and the Maple Leafs since early February.

    “Nothing is happening right now,” Thun said. “We exchanged proposals prior to the Olympics and we were significantly apart.”

    Bolland is apparently looking for a deal around $40 million over seven or eight years. If he doesn’t re-sign with the Maple Leafs, there is speculation that he could rejoin Dale Tallon in Florida. The Canucks and Canadiens could also have interest in him this offseason. Other centers that could be on the market this summer: Paul Stastny, David Legwand, Marcel Goc and Derek Roy.

  • Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post: There is a mob in Washington that is going after GM George McPhee. Some wonder if head coach Adam Oates in the problem. If McPhee let Oates go, he’d be looking to hire his sixth head coach. If the Capitals chose not to bring Jaroslav Halak, Dustin Penner and Mikhail Grabovski back, they would have the cap space to try and lure from free agent defenseman.
  • Tim Booth of the AP on Yahoo! Sports: There is an investor group looking to bring a NBA franchise to Seattle, but they have no interest in owning an NHL franchise.

    ”No one in our ownership group is interested in being a majority owner in an NHL franchise. That’s been the case since the start,” said Chris Hansen, who led the unsuccessful effort last year to purchase the Sacramento Kings and move them to Seattle. ”I’ve certainly queried our ownership group about this. I think if someone really wanted to it would be easier than bringing in an outside party.

    ”But the most important thing is the passion is just not there for the NHL among our ownership group that is there for basketball. Getting involved in hockey solely because basketball hasn’t worked out right now, when it’s not something your heart is in, would be a disservice to the fans here.”

  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: ”Kesler has that full no move clause. There are certainly those around Van that wanted Kesler’s list to be longer at the deadline” … ”There’s a lot of uncertainty swirling around that Vancouver organization and Kesler is certainly part of it”
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: ”Hitchcock has found a way to adapt his style to accommodate the new game” … ”That’s the biggest beef with Tortorella. He has become less flexible. I was told he used to listen to his players and doesn’t now”
  • Hope Smoke: Steve Simmons: ”Nonis will make the decision on Carlyle not MLSE. Despite all the hooey about Leiweke overseeing”
  • Dave Isaac of the Courier Post: Flames prospect Johnny Gaudreau is a Hobey Bakey Award finalist this year. The dad of the 5 foot 8, 160 pound forward may be a little concerned with his son’s size knowing that Brian Burke is the current GM.

    “If the management they had there before was there, like (former general manager Jay) Feaster, the ones that drafted him, I’d be really comfortable letting him go,” Guy Gaudreau said. “I know that (Calgary president of hockey operations) Brian Burke likes big boys, big hockey players. My son is not a big hockey player. He’s made it clear that he likes him or whatever, but I don’t think he’s sold on him. That’s been John all his life, wherever he tried out. It’s always been, ‘He’s got to prove himself, prove himself, prove himself.’ He’s done that over and over and over.”

  • Adam Kimelman of NHL.com: After the 2012-13 season, now Flyers goalie Steve Mason considered hanging up the pads.

    “My mind was so beat up that I truly did not enjoy playing hockey anymore,” Mason told NHL.com. “It had definitely crossed my mind to consider other options. I was just so beat up mentally that hockey was becoming more of a chore than a passion and something that was fun. … I hadn’t thought about what I’d do, but it definitely crossed my mind to hang the pads up and focus on other aspects of life because hockey was something that was making life not enjoyable.”

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NHL Rumors: Canadiens, Capitals and Senators

  • Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette: Hickey wonders if the Canadiens should give the 35-year old Andrei Markov a three-year contract extension. Markov has been the cornerstone of Canadiens blueline since 2000. He’s averaged over 25 minutes a game this season, 9th overall for defenseman. He’s 13th in points for Dmen with 41, and 9th in power-play point with 22. He kills penalties and has blocked a 160 shots. There are rumors that the Canadiens have made offers of one and two years, but were rejected. Markov has moved away from his initial, unrealistic hope of a five-year deal. A year deal is still somewhat risky given his injury history. There is also the risk of his salary counting against the cap even if he retires, due to it being a 35+ contract.
  • Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: (mailbag) Responding to question if Braden Holtby and Philipp Grubauer are the Capitals goaltenders of the future. Two months ago it looked like they would be, but if pending UFA Jaroslav Halak is able to get the team into the playoffs, that could change. Holtby has one year left on his deal. Gormley wouldn’t be surprised if Holtby and Grubauer are their goaltenders next season. Halak will likely be looking for more than the $4.5 million he’s making this season. Gormley thinks there is a better chance that they re-sign Mikhail Grabovski over Dustin Penner. If they could re-sign Grabovski for around $4 million, he’d be a good second line center with Evgeny Kuznetsov and either Tom Wilson or Troy Brouwer next season.
  • Ian Mendes of TSN: Senators GM Bryan Murray on TSN 1200 radio last night. On Paul MacLean’s job security:

    “I don’t have a definite answer to that, but Paul’s got a contract going forward. He was Coach of the Year last year and I don’t know what happened this year necessarily as far as performance is concerned,” Murray said.

    Murray said that Bobby Ryan will be able to resume off-ice training. Ryan will be a UFA after next season and they will be able to start contract extension talks after July 1st.

    “I think he’s going to be happy to talk to us. We certainly plan to try to keep him, we hope to get something done with Bobby so he will have a long career in Ottawa,” said Murray.

    Murray on pending UFA Ales Hemsky:

    “I’ve said hello to his agent and I’ve talked to Ales a little bit and I get the impression he likes it here, he likes the city and he likes the way he’s been treated. Until you start talking and realize what the commitment is – term and dollar wise – it’s hard to know. Certainly we’ll have conversations and that’s part of the reason why we traded for him at the deadline. We thought if we could get him on board here and he gets to know the group and how we operate, it might be easier for us to negotiate with him and can be an advantage for us.”

    Murray on pending RFA Robin Lehner:

    “I know that Robin has indicated that he likes Ottawa and he wants to stay here,” said Murray. “We’ll get it done with Robin, but it’s just a matter of where he fits into our long-term plans here.”

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Morning Hits II: Garrioch Deadline Roundup, Brodeur, Klesla and Hotstove Video

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Teams are putting more value on draft picks than in the past.

    “Teams aren’t like they used to be. They want to get value for draft picks,” said a league executive after the deadline. “We found that teams put a much heavier emphasis on picks. They don’t want to just give them away anymore.

    “Teams have put a high value on them. That’s the case and that’s why teams want to pay for the first- round picks for them.”

    Both the Penguins and Blackhawks were working right to the deadline on a potential Ryan Kesler deal.

    The Senators and Maple Leafs were talking to the Islanders about Thomas Vanek.

    A couple of teams asked the Rangers about Derek Dorsett.

    The Flames would have traded Dennis Wideman, but no team wanted his contract.

    Teams were calling the Senators about Curtis Lazar.

    Talk is that Flames GM Brian Burke was demanding a first round pick for Mike Cammalleri right up to the deadline and wasn’t backing down from it.

    The Ducks were in on Thomas Vanek and moved Dustin Penner as they thought they had a good shot. They also may have thought the asking price for Cammalleri was too high.

    The Rangers and Ryan Callahan weren’t far apart when they made the Martin St. Louis trade. The Rangers wouldn’t include a no-trade clause and were in a foul mood. When talks started with Callahan, he reportedly asked for seven years and $56 million, $8 million a season.

    The Blues were willing to trade Derek Roy, but couldn’t find a fit.

  • Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Devils Martin Brodeur said he wants to play next year, and he doesn’t have to be a No. 1 goalie.

    “No, just to play more and have the chance to win the Stanley Cup. Be in the playoffs,” Brodeur said Friday. “Those were some of the requirements I had, not just being outside looking in. I didn’t want to come back to a situation like this.”

  • Darren Dreger: Sabres Rostislav Klesla: ”With all due respect to the Sabres organization, I decided this week not to continue playing hockey this season. It has been a tough year for injury and moving several times to new teams. I will now take some time off and get ready to continue my career in Europe. I would like to thank my fans and all the people that have helped me. I am grateful for the career I have had in the NHL and all the people that I have met along the way who have supported me and my family.”
  • Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove:

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NHL Trades: Fasth to Oilers, Penner to Caps, Robidas to Ducks, Bryzgalov to Wild, Mullen to Sens, Costello to Canucks

  • Darren Dreger: The Ducks trade Viktor Fasth to the Edmonton Oilers for a 2014 5th round pick and a 2015 3rd round pick.
  • Nick Kypreos: The Ducks trade Dustin Penner to the Washington Capital for a 2014 4th round pick.
  • Eric Stephens: The Ducks trade Washington’s 4th round pick (acquired in Penner trade) to the Stars for defenseman Stephane Robidas. Craig Custance: The 4th round pick is conditional, could become a 3rd.
  • Edmonton Oilers: The Oilers trade Ilya Bryzgalov to the Wild for a 2014 4th round pick.
  • Darren Dreger: The Canucks trade Patrick Mullen to the Senators for Jeff Costello.

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Afternoon Hits: Protected 1st Rounder, Bass, Gagner, Perreault, Lupul, Liles, Flames Injuries and Pacioretty

  • Pierre LeBrun: The 1st round pick that the Islanders included in the Vanek-Moulson deal with the Sabres is protected. Islanders can defer to 2015 if it is in the top 10.
  • Mark Spector: Sam Gagner has been cleared to play. Bob Stauffer: If Gagner is activated off the IR and Richard Bachman remains with the team, they will have to make a roster move. They have two extra defenseman, Grebeshkov and Potter. Chris Johnston: Gagner says he’s playing.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Mathieu Perreault will be back in the lineup. Dustin Penner is skating, but might not be ready.
  • Chris Johnston: Randy Carlyle said that Joffrey Lupul is a game-time decision. John-Michael Liles will be scratched.
  • Roger Millions: Flames Mark Giordano has a broken ankle and is out for six to eight weeks. Lee Stempniak has a broken foot and is out week-to-week. Chris Breen is day-to-day with a abdominal strain.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Canadiens Max Pacioretty (hamstring) and Christian Thomas (hernia) skated today.

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VIDEO: Ryan Garbutt Gets In-Person Hearing For Hit On Dustin Penner

  • Bob McKenzie: Stars Ryan Garbutt will have an in-person hearing for his hit on Ducks Dustin Penner.
  • Dustin Penner: To whom it may concern…..black&white vertical stripes.Orange horizontal stripe) Might of been 2 min minor??

Comment on: How many games do you think Garbutt SHOULD get? How many games do you think he WILL get?

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Injury Notes: Hall, Gagner, Cammalleri, Penner, Briere, Neal, Lacavalier and Hartnell

  • Joanne Ireland: Oilers Taylor Hall has flown back to Edmonton for further evaluation on his knee injury. Jonathan Willis: The Oilers haven’t called anyone up yet as they are waiting to get a better handle on the timeline for the injury.
  • Joanne Ireland: Oilers Sam Gagner has been cleared for light contact.
  • Pat Steinberg: Flames Mike Cammalleri skated yesterday and will be a game-time decision.
  • Bill Meltzer: Ducks Dustin Penner pretty much out on his feet as he’s helped off the ice after taking a hit from Garbutt.
  • TSN: Canadiens Daniel Briere is out with a concussion.
  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers Vinny Lecavalier and Scott Hartnell both skated yesterday and were shooting pucks. Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: Lecavalier (lower body/likely groin or abdominal pull)  is “hopeful” to play on Thursday against the Rangers. Hartnell isn’t ready yet.

    “Not bad. I have to be a little careful what I can do out there. It’s amazing how fast you can get out of shape. It’s been just over a week for me and I was really sucking wind out there.”

    “Once I start battling and see how everything feels. Hopefully, I can get back in the lineup soon. that’s my main focus. … My first time skating. I’m not anywhere near 100 percent.”

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Injury Notes: Spezza, Ducks, Tyutin, Carter, Lecavalier, Hartnell, Lindholm, Lehtonen and Erskin

  • Bruce Garrioch: A decision on if Jason Spezza will play or not will be made after their skate.
  • Dan Wood: Ducks Kyle Palmieri, Nick Bonino and Mathieu Perreault will return to the lineup on Sunday.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Dustin Penner is day-to-day with an upper-body injury and is questionable for Sunday.
  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets defenseman Fedor Tyutin will be back in the lineup against the Bruins. David Savard will remain in the lineup.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Ryan Carter is out with upper-body soreness.
  • Frank Seravalli: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that both Vinny Lecavalier (lower-body) and Scott Hartnell (upper-body) will miss at least a week.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Elias Lindholm left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • Mike Heika: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen is day-to-day with a lower body injury.
  • Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Capitals John Erskine missed practice yesterday with an upper-body injury. Coach Adam Oates wanted to recall Dmitry Orlov, but he’s out with pink eye.

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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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Early Lines and Pairings: Sabres, Senators, Red Wings, Ducks, Blackhawks and Bruins

  • Mike Harrington: The Sabres will start camp with Tyler Myers playing with Christian Ehrhoff and not Henrik TallinderMark Pysyk will play with Tallinder.
  • Ian Mendes: Senators coach Paul MacLean said that Clarke MacArthur will start on a line with Kyle Turris. Mark Stone, Cory Conacher and Mike Hoffman will be considered for the other wing.
  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Early Red Wings lines:  Henrik Zetterberg – Pavel Datsyuk – Justin Abdelkader,  Mikael Samuelsson – Luke Glendening – Jordin Tootoo, Johan Franzen – Stephen Weiss – Daniel Alfredsson, Drew Miller – Cory Emmerton – Patrick Eaves, Anthony Mantha – Andreas Athanisiou – Teemu Pulkkinen, Tyler Bertuzzi. Early Red Wings defensive pairings: Danny DeKeyser-Jakub Kindl, Brian Lashoff – Nathan Paetsch (PTO), Niklas Kronwall-Jonathan Ericsson, Ryan Oullet – Brennan Evans.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said that he’ll start Dustin Penner with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. He likes the pairings of Andrew Cogliano and Saku Koivu, and Nick Bonino with Teemu Selanne.
  • Mark Lazerus: Have to think Brandon Saad is the front-runner over Brandon Pirri for the Blackhawks second line center.
  • Amalie Benjamin of the Boston Globe: The Bruins third line could be a made up from anyone of Chris Kelly, Carl Soderberg, Jordan Caron, Reilly Smith, Matt Fraser, Craig Cunningham, Ryan Spooner and Jared Knight.

    “I think ideally we saw the third line that we liked when we won the Cup,” Julien said of 2011. “Not only were they kind of a dependable line, but they were able to give us some scoring. In a real perfect world, you’ve got your top two lines that you’d like to see score on a regular basis. Your third line should be able to give you some secondary scoring and your third line should also be able to give you some secondary grit that your fourth line gives you. To me they’re caught in the middle where they give you a little bit of both. That’s what we’re looking for from that line.”

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Free Agent Hits: Clifford, Penner, Prospal and Jagr

  • John Hoven of Mayor’s Manor: Kings GM Dean Lombardi on talks with Kyle Clifford.

    “It gets closer every day, it’s whether it’s close enough,” Lombardi quipped. “I don’t think with all these guys we’re far apart. But, as we find out more and more as we get into this, unfortunately, every hundred-grand is…particularly when we’re a cap team, and the cap is coming down as we try and regroup. So, unlike in the past, it’s not as easy to say ‘Alright, let’s throw another hundred-grand on there and get ‘er done. Every nickel counts.”

  • Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider: Kings Lombardi on negotiations with Dustin Penner.

    “It’s one of those cap things, and I guess it’s safe to say I have a limited amount of cap space left, and there certainly isn’t going to be enough to – I mean his requirements. I talked to him the other day, and I just told him. I talked to his agent a couple days ago and [said] ‘This is where we’re at. I’ve only got X amount left.”

  • Aaron Portzline: It seems unlikely that winger Vinny Prospal will be back with the Blue Jackets next season.
  • Jonathan Stout of Canes Country: Jaromir Jagr’sagent, Petr Svoboda confirms that the Hurricanes are on Jagr’s short list of teams he’s interested in. There are more than three teams interested in Jagr and there is no timetable for a decision.

    “A long story short, there are more than three teams,” he said. “Jaromir wants to be sure of the decision that he makes because he was in Philly, he was in Dallas, then in Boston. He wants to make sure he makes the right decision.”

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