Posts Tagged Elias Lindholm

Morning Hits: Bickell, Lindholm, Luongo, Ranger, Rielly, Bortuzzo and the Blues 12 Days of Christmas video

  • Tim Sasssone: Blackhawks Bryan Bickell was activated from the IR and Jeremy Morin has been sent to the AHL.
  • Szymon Szemberg: The Hurricanes will loan Elias Lindholm to Sweden for the World Juniors.
  • Dan Murphy: Roberto Luongo will start in net tonight against the Wild.
  • Jonas Siegel: Maple Leafs Paul Ranger was not on the ice for their morning skate and was not at their option skate Sunday after being a scratch on Saturday.
  • Sean Gentille: Randy Carlyle on Morgan Rielly and option for WJC:  “We’re going to have a tough decision.”
  • Chris Johnston: The NHL said they will no pursue supplemental discipline on Penguins Robert Bortuzzo for his hit on Maple Leafs Jerry D’Amigo as it was “unavoidable head contact.”
  • St. Louis Blues 12 Days of Christmas and their Outtakes

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Roster Notes: Terry, Lindholm, Smith, Smithson, Newbury and McGinn

  • Chris Nichols: The Leafs sign Jerred Smithson. Smithson had been on a PTO.
  • David Strehle: The Flyers recall Kris Newbury and send Tye McGinn to the AHL.

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Injury Notes: Prust, Nash, Khudobin, Kulemin, Gorges, Lehtonen, Brunner, Boyle, Kronwall and Gagner

  • Eric Engels: Canadiens Brandon Prust is out a month with a shoulder injury.
  • Patrick Kearns: “If nothing new is the official statement regarding Nash’s concussion, well, it means nothing really but he’s probably not back anytime soon.”
  • Katie Carrera: Capitals coach Adam Oates said that John Erskine is “very close” to returning. They will see how he is tomorrow.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Anton Khudobin is another week or two away from returning. Tim Gleason and Elias Lindholm could return on Thursday.
  • Jonas Siegel: Randy Carlyle said that initial timetable for injured Mark Fraser and Nikolai Kulemin was October 29th, but couldn’t say if they’ll be ready for then.
  • Brian Wilde: Canadiens Josh Gorges said that he experience no concussions effects from Bourque hit.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars GM Jim Nill expects Kari Lehtonen to be ready for Thursday. Mark Stepneski: The Stars activate Lehtonen from the IR. Defenseman Aaron Rome has been recalled from his conditioning assignment. Goalie Jack Campbell has been reassigned to the AHL.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Damien Brunner said that he feels good and ready to play. Coach Peter DeBoer said he’ll wait to see how he feels tomorrow.
  • Gene Principe: Oilers Ryan Smyth is flying back to Edmonton to be looked by their medical staff.
  • Jason Gregor: Oilers Sam Gagner was cleared for contact last week.

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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: Pronger, Calvert, Neal, Lindholm, Helm, Pacioretty and JVR

  • James O’Brien of Pro Hockey Talk: (citing a Hockey News feature) Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has finally admitted that defenseman Chris Prongerwill never play in the NHL again.

    “I’ll say it, Chris is never going to play again,” Holmgren said. “I have no problems saying it.”

    Issues could arise by the Flyers keeping him on the LTIR to avoid the cap hit if he were to retire from his 35+ contract. Pronger has a cap hit of $4.94 million that ends after the 2016-17 season.

  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets Matt Calvert will be out about six weeks after abdominal surgery.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes Elias Lindholm skated yesterday morning.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Darren Helm will go to Grand Rapids of the AHL on a conditioning stint. Helm will practice today, play two games, then be activated for Oct. 26th against the Rangers.
  • Brian Wilde: Canadiens Max Pacioretty left last night with a lower-body injury. Wilde thinks it looks more like a groin injury than a knee injury.
  • Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said that James van Riemsdyk’s injury didn’t happen during a game and added  ”Upper body. We’re surprised what happened.”

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Injury Notes: Khudobin, Lindholm, Carter and Noesen

  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes Anton Khudobin left last night’s game, didn’t look good. Kurt Dusterberg of Khudobin will have an MRI today after taking an awkward spill in the second period. ”It didn’t look good, obviously, the way he went off the ice,” Muller said.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes Elias Lindholm is out with an upper-body injury again.
  • Rich Chere: Devils Ryan Carter’s upper-body injury happened at practice, from a battle in the corner.
  • Curtis Zupke: A Ducks spokesman said that Stefan Noesen suffered a “significant” knee injury the other week. There are no details available yet.

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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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Morning Hits: Despres, Lightning, Red Wings, Fraser, 2013 draft picks and St. Louis

  • Dave Molinari: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said the “major portion” of the decision to send Simon Despres to the AHL was that he is waiver-exempt.
  • Erik Erlendsson: The sending of Ondrej Palat to the AHL and recalling of Brett Connolly is just a paper trail by the Lightning. Palat will be recalled and Connolly will be sent back down.
  • Helene St. James: The Red Wings recall goalie Petr Mrazek to replace Jonas Gustavsson (groin). Jared Coreau and Xavier Ouellet were sent to the minors.
  • Mark Masters: Maple Leafs Mark Fraser on his helmet negotiation with Canadiens Travis Moen: “To save his hand I was willing to take my helmet off … took a couple secs for him to hear.”
  • Russ Bitely: 2013 1st round draft picks that made opening night rosters: Nathan MacKinnon, Sasha Barkov, Seth Jones, Elias Lindholm, Sean Monahan, Rasmus Ristolainen, Valeri Nichushkin and Nikita Zadorov.
  • James Mirtle: The Lightning named Martin St. Louis team captain.
  • Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: The Devils unanimously voted no to hybrid icing.

    “Surprised would be an understatement,” Devils coach Pete DeBoer said today of the rule being approved. “I don’t have anything more to say on it than that. I thought it was pretty clear in exhibition that it was … I’m just surprised.”

  • Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Martin Brodeur will either start the season opener on Thursday or their home opener on Friday. He has started 18 consecutive season openers.

    “Probably, but it’s going to be up to (coach Pete DeBoer),” he said. “We play back-to-backs. I’m not sure what he has in the back of his mind there. We haven’t really talked about it since I’m back as far as which game I’ll play. For sure I’m not going to play both, so it could be to give me an extra day. Who knows?”

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Injury Notes: Red Wings, Hurricanes, Devils, Penguins, Rangers, Islanders and Kovalchuk

  • Ted Kulfan: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Darren Helm will go on the LTIR, with Jordin Tootoo and Jonas Gustavsson going on the IR. Ansar Khan: Patrick Eaves on LTIR gives the Wings $1.2 million in cap relief.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said they are “keeping fingers crossed” that Alex Semin and Elias Lindholm will be ready for the opener.  Tim Gleason and Tuomo Ruutu won’t play.
  • Rich Chere: The Devils put Mattias Tedenby on the non-roster IR.
  • Tom Gulitti: The Devils put Patrick Elias on the IR, and is backdated to last Tuesday, when the injury occurred. GM Lou Lamoriello on if Elias will be able to play in the opener.

    “We’re certainly hoping and he sounds good and if that happens we’ll have to make a move.”

  • Steve Zipay: Rangers Carl Hagelin on the LTIR puts them about $1.3 million under the cap ceiling.
  • Arthur Staple: The Islanders may be treating Travis Homonic for a possible concussion. Not thought to be long-term.
  • Chip Alexander: The Hurricanes haven’t put Joni Pitkanen on the LTIR yet, could happen today.
  • Igor Eronko: Ilya Kovalchuk will be out at least two games with an upper-body injury after being hit by teammate Alex Ponikarovsky.

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Injury Notes: Hurricanes, Red Wings, Maple Leafs, Canadiens and Ducks

  • Michael Smith: Injured Hurricanes not practicing today: Alex Semin, Tuomo Ruutu, Elias Lindholm and Tim GleasonChip Alexander: Gleason is out with a concussion.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Jordin Tootoo (bruised shoulder) skated today. Patrick Eaves is out with a sprained MCL and ankle, and hasn’t been on the ice since he suffered the injuries.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs Frazer McLaren is expected to be put on the LTIR. James Mirtle: McLaren had a setback with regards to his broken finger. Not expected back for a couple of weeks.
  • John Lu: Canadiens Douglas Murray will be out four to six weeks with an upper-body injury.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Jakob Silfverberg (lower-body) practiced today. Luca Sbisa and Emerson Etem (both lower-body) did not practice.

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Morning Hits: Meszaros, Wild, Domi, Lindholm and Rielly

  • John Boruk: If Hal Gill makes the Flyers, it may open the door for an Andrej Meszaros trade once he is cleared to play.
  • Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Wild coach Mike Yoe: Charlie Coyle and Mikael Granlund will battle for the second line center spot. Matt Dumba will have a shot to make the team. Yoe said not to be surprised if you see Dany Heatley on a line with Mikko Koivu and Zach Parise at some point this season.
  • Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic: Coyotes 2013 first round pick Max Domi isn’t worried about making the team. He could get into some regular season games but could be returned junior before he plays 10 games.

    “We don’t see the first five, seven, nine games as trial games, throw-away games,” Maloney said.

  • Mike Morreale: If Hurricanes Elias Lindholm is healthy enough, coach Kirk Muller will try him at center and right wing.
  • Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs Morgan Rielly on where he fits in the depth chart: “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t know what @capgeek is.”

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Morning Hits II: Pietrangelo, Couture’s thoughts for Kadri, Pitkanen, Hainsey, Lindholm and Mueller

  • Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Alex Pietrangelo’s only leverage in contract talks is his talent. The Blues have leverage on service time, his desire to play in the Olympic and how the Blues are a rising team. They could do a deal ranging from two to eight years. A shorter deal may be in the $3 million range, with a longer deal in the $5.5 to $7 million range. Pietrangelo and the Blues have until December 1st to agree on a deal. The Blues believe a deal will get done and would match any offer sheet. Pietrangelo’s agents are likely comparing with Drew Doughty who got a six-year, $42 million deal. Pietrangelo: 121 points and a +25 in 224 games. Doughty: 126 points and a +16 in 239 games. Blues GM Doug Armstrong wants,

    “to get this done as quickly as possible.” He continued: “We want our fans to know we’re working hard to come to resolution with a player we trust and respect and who wants to be in St. Louis. We don’t’ take it personally. We think Alex understands it’s a business.”

    “We’re going to sign him when we’re comfortable and he’s comfortable — and not before that,” Armstrong said. “It’s not going to be influenced by win-loss record.”

  • Chris Johnston of SportsNet: Sharks Logan Courture thinks that Nazem Kadri should follow what he did when he was in that situation, sign a short-term deal and look to hit a home run on the next deal.

    “I don’t know why he doesn’t just do a two-year deal,” Couture told on Thursday during the NHL’s player media tour. “Play and have a good two years like you know you can and then you’ll sign a nice deal after. You’ve just got to be confident that you’re going to have two good years.”

    Couture signed a two-year, $5.75 million in 2012 and signed a five-year, $30 million contract extension this past summer.

    Matt Duchene did something similar and has no regrets about it.

    “At the end of the day, maybe I lost a few bucks at the end of my career in those two years that I could have potentially made if my third year had gone differently,” Duchene said. “But that’s not what I’m about, that’s not what it’s about for me. We’re all making great livings here and it’s not going to make a difference in the way I live my life and my well-being.

    “I’m not too worried about it – the motivation was more beneficial than those extra dollars would have been.”

  • Luke DeCock of the Raleigh News & Observer: The long-term future of Joni Pitkanen and his heal injury are still in question and they might have to look at finding a defensive replacement, taking the money that could be available away from bringing in a forward.

    “Especially with Joni’s situation, we have to keep our eyes on how much cap room we have,” Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford said Tuesday. “There’s a little more priority for a defenseman.”

    Ron Hainsey is still available and could be a capable replacement for Pitkanen if needed. Hainsey could be still available due to the role he played for the NHLPA during the lockout. Up front, the Hurricanes could use some size, penalty killers, fourth line depth, and a top nine player. The Hurricanes continue to have discussions with Brenden Morrow, Hainsey and others.

    “Until we have an idea how long (Pitkanen) is out, we’ll try to replace him with what we’ve got,” Rutherford said. “We’re pretty sure he’s not going to be starting the season.”

  • Mike Morreale: Hurricanes 2013 1st round pick Elias Lindholm’s shoulder is almost ready for game action.
  • Dobber Hockey: Peter Meuller signed with the Kloten Flyers of the Swiss League.

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