Posts Tagged Ed Jovanovski

NHL Injuries: Ducks, Panthers, Sharks, Blue Jackets, Blackhawks, Wild and Flames

  • Eric Stephens: Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau thinks that Cam Fowler could return by next week.
  • Harvey Fialkov: The Panthers have sent Jonathan Racine back to the AHL as Ed Jovanovski is ready to return to the lineup.
  • David Pollak: Sharks Tomas Hertl practiced yesterday without a “no-contact” jersey.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets Nathan Horton (lower-body) won’t travel with the team to Philadelphia. Jared Boll is expected to return to the lineup.
  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets Ryan Murray (knee) skated yesterday morning  with associate coach Craig Hartsburg, doing conditioning drills.  Shawn Mitchell: Murray will travel with the team to Philadelphia but won’t play. Coach Todd Richards said he could return next Friday against Chicago or Sunday against the Islanders.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets Nikita Nikitin (lower-body) won’t travel with the team. Either Nick Schultz or Tim Erixon will fill in for Nikitin.
  • Tracey Myers: Blackhawks Bryan Bickell said he’ll play tonight.
  • Chad Graff: Wild’s Josh Harding was on the ice yesterday during their practice.
  • Chad Graff: Wild’s Mike Yeo was vague about Mikael Granlund’s possible head injury. Said he didn’t know about his status.
  • Randy Sportak: Flames defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon had season-ending shoulder surgery. Mark Cundari and Chris Breen have been recalled.

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Injury Notes: Jovanovski, Laich, Larsson, Martin, Lupul, Malone and Stastny

  • George Richards of the Miami Herald: Panthers Ed Jovanovski (major hip surgery) continues to workout with the team, but the process is slow.

    “I’m still in the frame of mind that I’m getting stronger, more comfortable in making that next step,” Jovanovski said Tuesday. “There’s still no date. I think at this point, a lot of it comes down to you being your own doctor of sorts. I’m taking the information from doctors and I know I don’t feel quite ready.”

  • Katie Carrera: Capitals Brooks Laich didn’t practice yesterday morning as they are being careful with a lower-body injury. (He did play against the Senators)
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Adam Larsson is out with a lower-body injury.
  • Seth Rorabaugh: Penguins Paul Martin will be out four to six weeks with a fractured tibia.
  • Chris Johston: Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul will be out for two weeks according to coach Randy Carlyle.
  • Erik Erlendsson: Lightning’s Ryan Malone may be out longer than expected. He may have a bone chip in his ankle. Damian Cristodero: Malone has been put on the IR.

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Injury Notes: Panthers, Penguins, Lightning, Leafs, Hurricanes, Jets, Sharks, Flyers, Canadiens and Wings

  • George Richards: Panthers say that Ed Jovanovski has not been taken off the IR.
  • Dave Molinari: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma on defenseman Kris Letang:  “There’s not a timetable on Kris’ return at this point.”
  • Will DePaoli of Inside Pittsburgh Sports: Hearing that Penguins James Neal’s upper-body injury is of the four to six week type. So, he could be out for a couple more weeks, if not more. He’s been out for two weeks already. Matt D’Agostini is not eligible to come off the LTIR until next week.
  • Missy Zielinski: Lightning’s Martin St. Louis didn’t skate yesterday.
  • Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs Nikolai Kulemin still has a walking boot on. Looks like it will be awhile before he’s back.
  • Jonas Siegel: Leafs James van Riemsdyk didn’t skate yesterday. Mark Masters: Randy Carlyle said that JVR is out with back spasms.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Tim Gleason said that next Thursday may be the “safest bet” for his return.
  • Gary Lawless: Jets coach Claude Noel said that Evander Kane, Brian Little and Jim Slater are all day-to-day. Kane could be able to go tonight.
  • Ian Mendes: Sharks GM Doug Wilson said that Dan Boyle will need a few more days before a full evaluation on his injuries are known.
  • Rob Parent: Flyers Kimmo Timonen left last night’s game with a lower-body injury.
  • Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said that James Reimer will be able to practice today. Reimer had a ”headache” after the hit. (left after 32 seconds after a collision with a teammate. Missed time two years ago with a concussion)
  • John Lu: Canadiens Max Pacioretty has a left hamstring strain and will be out three weeks. The Canadiens won’t make any AHL call ups to fill the roster spot.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Anton Khudobin might be able to return after next week.
  • Chip Alexander: It’s unlikely that Hurricanes Elias Lindholm will play against the Islanders. They might wait until they play the Wild next week.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Ken Holland said that Niklas Kronwall has a “mild concussion.”

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Injury Notes II: Jovanovski, Murray, Jagr, Carlyle, Lowry and Toews

  • Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel: There is no guarantee that Panthers Ed Jovanovski will play another game after his major hip surgery. He has been rehabbing and skating all off-season, but there is still uncertainty regarding his future.

    “I’ve been feeling pretty good. It’s almost like I’ll feel comfortable to play in a game when I have that thought. There’s no pressure from anyone on the outside,’’ Jovanovski said Thursday after skating with the team on the first day of training camp.

    “I do want to play again and that’s in my mind. I’ll do everything I can to play again.’’

  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets Ryan Murray said his shoulder is feeling good, a little sore but no issues so far.
  • NHL Devils PR: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello on Jaromir Jagr’s injury: ”We’re not concerned. That’s the best I can say.”
  • James Mirtle: Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle doesn’t think Joffrey Lupul’s absence will be long-term.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets forward Adam Lowry is day-to-day with an upper-body injury after crashing into the boards.
  • Chris Kuc: Blackhawks Jonathan Toews has a lower-body injury. He practiced but didn’t partake in the scrimmage. It is not considered serious.

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Injury Notes: Pitkanen, Rinne, Jovanovski and Downie

  • Ken Preston Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford announced that Joni Pitkanen will miss the entire 2013-14 season. He suffered a broken left calcaneus (heel) bone on April 2nd and missed the remainder of the season.
  • Josh Cooper: Predators Pekka Rinne has been cleared to play. He won’t take part in the first two exhibition games.
  • Harvey Fialkov: Panthers GM Dale Tallon said that all injured players should be ready for the start of the season except maybe for Ed Jovanovski.
  • Mike Chambers: Avalanche winger Steve Downie is expected to be ready for the start of the season.

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Injury Notes: Rinne, Pitkanen, Jovanovski, Versteeg, Bergenheim and Helm

  • Ryan Porth: Predators Pekka Rinne hasn’t been fully cleared by doctors and is still in “rehab mode.” He is limited in drills but feeling great.
  • Bob McKenzie: Hurricanes Joni Pitkanen April 3rd injury prognosis was for three months, but healing has been slow. Update coming this morning. Chip Alexander of Raleigh News & Observer: GM Jim Rutherford on Pitkanen’s injury,

    “We’ll look at what our options are for a possible replacement for Joni, if he’s out a long time,” Rutherford said. “We don’t know how long it’s going to be that he’ll be out. Will it be a couple of weeks, a month, a half a year, a whole year? I don’t know. … But I’m getting prepared for the worst at this point.”

    Rutherford said that if Pitkanen is out for an extended period of time, they might look to make a trade or sign a free agent.

  • Harvey Fialkov: Panthers GM Dale Tallon is optimistic that Ed Jovanovski, Kris Versteeg and Sean Bergenheim are on pace to return for the start of the season. Will have a better idea when they meet with doctors later this week.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Darren Helm didn’t skate yesterday, but they are not concerned.

    “It’s going to be half a year,” Babcock said of Helm’s full recovery. “It’s going to take him some time to get to be Darren Helm, just strengthwise. There’s no way you can be who you are if you’ve been off as much. But he’s got to feel good about himself. The times I’ve talked to him, he feels good and getting better.”

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Injury Notes: E. Staal, Beauchemin and some Florida Panthers

  • Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: Hurricanes Eric Staal suffered a 3rd degree sprain of his right MCL back on May 16th at the World Championships. He was on the ice yesterday with teammates and had no issues with the knee.

    “It felt good,” he said. “It has been no issue here for a little bit now. It’s good to be back and it felt strong. I feel good.”

  • Eric Stephens: Ducks GM Bob Murray said that defenseman Francois Beauchemin (torn ACL) is ahead of schedule after having surgery back in May. They are not ruling out Beauchemin for the season opener, but ”he’s too valuable and it’s a long year.”
  • George Richards of the Miami Herald: The Panthers are expected to be without Kris Versteeg (knee) and Ed Jovanovski (hip) to start the season. After a couple weeks of training camp, Sean Bergenheim could be ready.

    “I was off the ice for like nine months, and that’s the longest break I’ve had since I first put on the skates,” said Bergenheim, who missed the entire 2013 season after having surgery in March.

    Dmitry Kulikov (shoulder) and Drew Shore (wrist) had offseason surgery and could be limited at the start of camp.

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Quick Hits: Jovanovski, Stamkos, Three Stars, rookie of the month and replacing Nill

  • Bob Duff: Panthers Ed Jovanovski on retirement: ”My mindset is work hard in the summer, get my hip strong, but it’s too early to say.”
  • Erik Erlendsson: An MRI on Steven Stamkos’s knee came back clean enough to allow him to go to the World Championship.
  • The NHL’s “Three Stars” for the month of April: Alex Ovechkin, Brian Elliott and Derek Stepan.
  • The NHL’s “Three Stars” of the week: Jimmy Howard, Henrik Zetterberg and Nail Yakupov.
  • The NHL’s Rookie of the month for April: Nail Yakupov. He beat out Alex Galchenyuk, Justin Schultz, Sven Baertschi, Brandon Saad and Alex Chiasson.
  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that he hopes to find Jim Nill’s replacement by the end of June. He might not replace him outright, but look within the organization.

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Quick Hits: Scouting Isles-Flyers and Panthers-Sabres, DeKeyser, Elliott, Coburn, Franzen and Jovanovski

From twitter unless noted otherwise

  • David Strehle: Scouting the Islanders-Flyers game: Sharks, Stars, Lightning and Hurricanes.
  • George Richards: Scouting the Panthers-Sabres: Devils, Penguins, Wild, Kings, Red Wings, Jets, Blue Jackets and Maple Leafs.
  • Frank Seravalli: The Flyers think they are still in the running for college free agent defenseman Danny DeKeyser.
  • Erik Erlendsson: The Lightning are no longer in the running for DeKeyser.
  • Jeremy Rutherford: The Blues have sent Brian Elliott to the AHL for a conditioning assignment.
  • Philadelphia Flyers: Flyers defenseman Brayden Coburn left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • Chris Nichols: Red Wings winger Johan Franzen left last night’s game with a lower-body injury.
  • George Richards: Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski will have season ending hip surgery next Friday.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes GM Don Maloney hopes that goalie Mike Smith is able to join the team on their road trip. Next week is likely the earliest he’s able to return.

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Quick Hits: McDonald, Jovanovski, Brodeur, Letang, Matteau and Schroeder

  • Josh Rimer via twitter: The Panthers are expected to make an announcement on defenseman Ed Jovanovski’s future. Nick Kyproes via twitter: Jovanovski’s hip is still an issue. The retirement rumors are not true from what Kypreos has been told.
  • Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils Martin Brodeur said that a pinched nerve in his neck/upper back was causing numbness in his shoulder and arm.

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Injury Notes: Sharp, Richards, Jovanovski, Garon, Helm and Filppula

  • Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers Brad Richards said there is no timetable for his return. He said there is no concussion, just soreness and is not a long-term injury.
  • Florida Panthers via twitter: Panthers GM Dale Tallon said that Ed Jovanovski is still one to two weeks away from returning to the lineup.
  • Damian Cristodero via twitter: Lightning goalie Mathieu Garon had an MRI done on his lower-body injury and all is good. He will skate on Friday and then re-evaluate.
  • Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings Darren Helm is at least a couple weeks away from returning to the lineup. He left the ice this morning as soon as they started doing drills. Valtteri Filppula stayed out.

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Injury notes: Lehtonen, Crawford, Bertuzzi, Jovanovski, Versteeg, Leino, Michalek, Brown and Gardiner

  • Darren Dreger via twitter: Maple Leafs activate Mike Brown from the IR. Jake Gardiner is also ready to be recalled but there is not plan to do so at the moment.

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