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Boychuk and McLaren claimed off waivers … Dvorak to Davos … Jovo out weekend … Brown has shoulder strain … Henrique back

  • Arthur Staple via twitter: Eric Bouton will be in for the suspended Colin McDonald. Casey Cizikas starts on right wing with Ullstrom and Aucoin.
  • Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals Brooks Laich (groin) skated with the team for the first time this year. Laich: ”As far as a timeline I can’t really tell you. I don’t have an exact date. But getting closer and closer every day.”

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A whole lot of rumors and 1 video

  • Darren Dreger via twitter: The Stars are telling people they won’t trade Steve Ott unless it’s a “great” offer. Lots of interest, could happen.
  • David Pagnotta via twitter: Maple Leafs assistant GM Dave Nonis said they’ve had a few more calls, a “minor deal” could happen.
  • James Mirtle via twitter: Brian Burke: “We believe we’ll be able to work something out contractually with” Grabovski … He won’t be traded. Burke added he won’t acquire a goalie today. Lance Hornby via twitter: At his point, Burke isn’t expecting a deal … 2 hrs, 45 min to go.
  • Tony Ambrogio via twitter: Brian Burke “turned down flat” a trade offer for James Reimer. Burke on adding a top 6 forward: I don’t think so. I don’t sense we are going to be able to do what we wanted.”
  • Darren Dreger via twitter: Winnipeg is considering the interest in Johnny Oduya. Boston is interested. Bruins also like David Jones.
  • Jimmy Murphy via twitter: With regards to Ryan Malone to Boston rumors, Bruins would need to move a roster player back, no 2nd or 4th round picks.
  • Arthur Staple via twitter: Islanders getting calls on PA Parenteau, Milan Jurcina and Mark Eaton. Expect one or both Dmen to move.

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Should Stoll get suspended? Bolland may not return in Round 1 … Zetterberg skates … Perron still experiencing post-concussion symptoms

  • Dan Rosen of NHL.com: Blackhawks forward David Bolland hasn’t been cleared for contact yet, and he may not be close. “It’s awareness,” Bolland said. “Your awareness is the big one. Just playing 2-on-2 out there with the guys, you’re still looking around and you’re not sure where the guy is or where he’s coming from. That’s probably the big one, my awareness. That’s one I have to be cautious about.” It doesn’t look like he’ll be going in Game 2, and could be in doubt for the rest of the series.
  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg skated for about 15 minutes. He has a 2nd degree MCL sprain which usually takes 3 weeks to heal, it’s been just over a week since the injury.
  • Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: On the list of priorities for Thrashers GM Rick Dudley is a top-6 forward and a possibly a top-5 defenseman. Obtaining a forward could come by trade or free agency. He doesn’t rule out signing a RFA to an offer sheet. Eric Boulton and Radek Dvorak are UFA’s and Dudley has already spoken to them. Dudley doesn’t see any issues in re-signing RFA Zach Bogosian.
  • Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blues forward David Perron is still experiencing post-concussion symptoms 5 months after initially being concussed. “You can’t be too eager to come back,” Perron said. “There’s parts of the day when I feel really well, and you’re like, ‘If I could feel like that all day, I’d be fine.’ But then there are situations that remind me, ‘All right, you’re not fine.’” GM Doug Armstrong may have to start planning on heading into next season without him.
  • Jesse Spector of the NY Daily News: Rangers coach John Tortorella is considering moving Erik Christensen to the top line with Marian Gaborik and Vinny Prospal and moving Artem Anisimov to the 4th line. Tortorella on the move, “He is a skilled guy, and has given us some good minutes at certain points during the year. After Game 1, there need to be certain improvements with our game, and certainly creating more offense is one of them.”
  • Helene Elliott of the LA Times: The LA Kings have assigned Brayden Schenn to Manchester of the AHL rather than calling him up to the big club.

    “The other thing, too, is that he can help us in terms of making plays. But the perception that he’s somehow going to fill in for Kopitar is way off,” Lombardi said. “He could improve the team in an area like [Andrei] Loktionov, in terms of playmaking and puck possession. But the perception that he’s going to go in there and suddenly Kopitar’s hole is going to be filled, that’s totally unrealistic.

    “The other thing in the back of my mind is, is this really the stage to put the kid on?”

  • Kings center Jarret Stoll hits Sharks defenseman Ian White from behind, will he get suspended?

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Markov’s season likely over? Carcillo out 2 weeks … Gagne practicing but not game ready

  • Tony Marinaro via twitter: “Specifics on Andrei Markov: Partial tear ACL graft right knee, associated bone contusions, large radial tear, moderate knee joint defusion.” Source told Marinaro that “Seeing Markov needed 6 months recovery time last time that his guess is Markov’s season is likely over.” Since it’s the same knee that he injured before and that he’s a UFA this year, he’ll likely not rush back. A hamstring tendon was used in his first surgery to repair his knee, can use a hamstring or achilles tendon from a cadaver this time around.
  • Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: Dan Carcillo will be out of the Flyers lineup for at least 2 weeks with a sprained MCL. Carcillo left in the 2nd period last night, and will have an MRI done today if the knee isn’t too swollen.
  • Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: Johnny Boychuk could be in the Bruins lineup Wednesday night.”Depending on how his wrist is or his arm is there’s always a possibility we could see him in Wednesday’s game,” said coach Claude Julien.

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Qualifying offers and other Free Agency Rumors

Yesterday at 5:00 pm was the deadline for teams to make qualifying offers from their RFAs. If they didn’t receive a qualifying offer, they’ll become a UFA.

  • Bryan Mullen of the Tennessean: The Nashville Predators did not qualify Denis Grebeshkov and Dustin Boyd,  both acquired at the trade deadline for a 2nd round pick (Grebeshkov) and a 4th round pick (Boyd).
  • Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution: The Atlanta Thrashers made qualifying offers to: Niclas Bergfors, Bryan Little, Ondrej Pavelec, Clarke MacArthur, Ben Eager, Peter Mannino and Anthony Stewart. They didn’t not send qualifying offers to: Chad Denny, Rylan Kaip, Scott Lehman and Matt Siddall. The Thrashers and Pavel Kubina are a little ways apart, he would like return but only at a fair price. They’ve made Maxim Afinogenov an offer, but he’s looking to test the market. Colby Armstrong will head to free agency. Eric Boulton has received a contract offer. There’s a bit of gap between the club and Johan Hedberg. They’ll probably allow Evgeny Artyukhin to go to free agency. The Thrashers are looking for a 15-goal scorer, which might come through a trade (A 15-goal scorer, I bet Thrashers fans are really excited now).
  • Sportsnet via Twitter: Maxim Afingenov has turned down the lastest contract offer from the Thrashers, and may be leaning towards going to the KHL.
  • Javier Serna of the Raleigh News & Observer: Carolina GM Jim Rutherford said yesterday that Ray Whitney is expected to test the free agent market. They also made qualifying offers to: Justin Peters, Casey Borer, Bryan Rodney, Nicolas Blanchard, Nick Dodge and Justin Pogge.
  • Pat Hickey of the Montreal Canadiens: The Montreal Canadiens agreed to terms with RFA Benoit Pouliot, a 1 year, $1.35 million deal. The Canadiesns also re-signed Tom Pyatt. They now have a cap number around $50.6 million, with 17 players under contract. They still need to sign Carey Price, 2 players for the 3rd/4th lines, a backup goalie and maybe an extra Dman. The team will look at signing some undrafted players from the QMJHL.
  • Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: The Vancouver Canucks sent qualifying offers to Shane O’Brien, Mason Raymond, Jannik Hansen and Tanner Glass. The could be active in the free agent market, possibly Zbynek Michalek. Kevin Bieksa could be moved if they acquire another defenseman, possibly bringing in some experienced depth for the 3rd-4th lines. The Canucks have about $10 million for 6 players, not including Mason Raymond who will file for arbitration. O’Brien may also be heading to arbitration and has said he’d like a 2 year deal.
  • Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: Reports that Turco sent a text to XM Radio’s crew for NHL Live, saying he rejected a $2 million deal from the Flyers. Multiple sources told the Daily News that the Flyers never made an offer. Reports are that Nabokov is looking for no less than $4.5 million.


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