Posts Tagged Gabriel Landeskog

Afternoon Hits: Waivers, Ryan, Avalanche, Stars, Penguins, Red Wings and Maple Leafs

  • Michael Russo: The Sabres claim Zenon Konopka off waivers from the Wild.
  • Kevin Allen: Team USA GM David Poile said that Brian Burke had Bobby Ryan on his final ballot. Michael Russo: “Poile says criticism is part of what goes on behind every closed door in every managerial meeting. It just usually doesn’t get out.”
  • David Strehle: The NHL has nothing schedule at this time with regards to Avalanche winger Gabriel Landeskog’s hit on Flyers Michael Raffl that gave him a concussion.
  • Shelly Anderson: Both Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang won’t play tonight. Marc-Andre Fleury will start in net.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. It is a suspected groin injury.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Darren Helm (groin) and Johan Franzen (concussion) didn’t practice.
  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Neal Jokinen-Sutter-Gibbons Pyatt-Vitale-Adams Glass-Sill-Engelland/Kobasew.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel, Raymond-Kadri-Lupul, Kulemin-McClement-Clarkson, D’Amigo-Holland-Orr-McLaren.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings lines: Nyquist-Zetterberg-Alfredsson, Abdelkader-Samuelsson (holding Datsyuk’s spot)-Bertuzzi, Miller-Andersson-Tatar.

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Morning Hits: Sutter, Kaleta, Rakell, Holland and MacKinnon

  • Bob McKenzie: The Hurricanes put Brett Sutter on waivers. Jon Hoven: If a  put a claim on Brett Sutter, he’d have to stay on the roster for 30 days. Dennis Bernstein: “Why would Kings claim Brett Sutter? Other than family connection, makes zero sense.”
  • Eric Stephens: The Ducks have recalled Rickard Rakell and returned Peter Holland.
  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: The Avs moved Nathan MacKinnon to the right side with Paul Stastny and Gabriel Landeskog when Alex Tanguay was injured. It makes sense if he sees some more action there.

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Injury Notes: Josi, Semin, Coyle and Landeskog

  • Mike Brehm: Predators defensman Roman Josi is out with a concussion from the Steve Downie hit.
  • Corey Sznajder: Hurricanes Alex Semin hand/wrist is still being heavily taped.
  • Michael Russo: Wild’s Charlie Coyle will be at least three weeks with a sprained knee. Jason Zucker has been recalled.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs Gabriel Landeskog is likely to play on Tuesday against the Maple Leafs.

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Injury Notes: RNH, Callahan, Landeskog, Stajan, Josi, Salo, Fraser, Neal, Peverley and Video of Downie Hit on Josi

  • NHL on TSN: Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will play on Monday against the Devils. Joanne Ireland: Eakins hasn’t ruled out having Taylor Hall stay at center.
  • Larry Brooks: Rangers Ryan Callahan is expected to play on Monday against the Kings.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs Gabriel Landeskog is day-to-day with a leg injury. Will skate on Sunday.
  • Wes Gilbertson: Flames Matt Stajan is week-to-week with a deep leg contusion.
  • Josh Cooper: Predators Roman Josi left last nights game with an upper-body injury after being hit by Steve Downie. (video at bottom)
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs put Mark Fraser on the LTIR, out for 10 games/24 days. CapGeek: The Leafs recalled Jamie Devane. While Frazer McLaren and Fraser on the LTIR, the Leafs have $800,000 in cap space.
  • Rob Rossi: James Neal (upper-body), Matt D’Agostini (lower-body) and Kris Letang (lower-body) did not practice yesterday.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars Rich Peverley is expected to play today against the Capitals.

What do you think of Downie’s hit on Josi?

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Morning Hits: Giroux Injury, Devils, Sabres, Prout, Beaulieu and Landeskog

  • Philadelphia Flyers: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren’s statement on Claude Giroux’s injury.

    “Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux had successful surgery this afternoon on his right index finger performed by Dr. Katherine Boyd at the Ottawa Civic Hospital in Ottawa, Canada.  Giroux was golfing today when his golf club shattered and splintered into his index finger.  Although there were no broken bones, there was some damage to his extensor tendons in his finger.  He is expected to have a full recovery in 5-6 weeks.”

  • Frank Seravalli: Giroux said that the club hit the ground well before the ball, which caused the shaft to shatter.
  • Greg Wyshynski: Gary Bettman said that the speculation on the sale price for the Devils has mostly been wrong. Tom Gulitti: Bettman said there has been speculation on how much debt the Devils have and ”most of its been wrong.”
  • Mike Harrington: The Sabres had a 97 percent season ticket renewal, boost their cap to 16,000.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout is expected to be out for six weeks after having surgery to repair an abdominal tear.
  • TSN: Canadiens prospect Nathan Beaulieu and his father pleaded guilty to assault and were granted conditional discharges.

    “That means that there is no conviction registered,” Ducharme said. “The court accepts their taking responsibility for it, but instead of convicting the accused they gave each of them a discharge.”

    Both were charged with assault after an altercation at a house party in April. The two people who were assaulted received minor injuries.

  • Renaud Lavoie: Gabriel Landeskog got a modified no trade clause in his new deal.

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Gabriel Landeskog Signs A Seven-Year Extension With The Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche have signed Gabriel Landeskog to a seven-year, $39 million contract extension.

Landeskog will have a $3.75 million cap hit this year, then it will jump to $5.57 million starting in 2014-15.

What are your thoughts on the deal?

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Draft and Trade Rumors: Avalanche, Maple Leafs, Panthers, Senators, Penguins and Ducks

  • Adrian Dater: Lots of talk that the Avalanche are trying to create a smokescreen by saying they are taking a forward at No. 1. General managers aren’t buying it.
  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Joe Sakic didn’t back down from saying they would take a forward with the first overall pick.

    “He’s a great player, he’s going to be good,” Sakic said over the phone from Denver. “But after we had our internal meetings we came up with these three forwards, (Nathan) McKinnon, (Jonathan) Drouin and (Alexander) Barkov. We’re really leaning towards one of those three forwards.”

    Asked for clarification if they’ll pick one of those three forwards,

    “If we’re picking first overall, yes,” he said firmly.

    Sakic was asked about why telling people what they are planning.

    “It was more really for our fans here, to let our fans know what we’re thinking going into the draft,” said Sakic, the Avs’ vice-president of hockey operations. “That’s really what the purpose was, let them know where we’re leaning. What I said is that we’re picking first overall and this is what we’re doing.”

  • Jason Brough: If reports of the Panthers and Maple Leafs interested Jonathan Bernier are true, are the Leafs and Panthers still potential destinations for Roberto Luongo? Kind of shows the level of confidence the Leafs have in James Reimer and the Panthers in Jacob Markstrom.
  • Howard Berger: Berger still thinks that Leafs GM Dave Nonis will inquire about Avs Paul Stastny. Leafs could steal a true No. 1 center who needs a fresh start. Berger wrote last month that he’d trade Carl Gunnarsson and Nikolai Kulemin for Stastny. The Avalanche need to make cap room for Matt Duchene, Ryan O’Reilly and Gabriel Landeskog. Trading Stastny’s contract makes too much sense.
  • Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen: If the Penguins sign Kris Letang and need to trade out some salary, Senators GM Bryan Murray should be calling about James Neal. Senators trade chips Stefan Noesen, Matt Puempel and Shane Prince. The Ducks may have to move Bobby Ryan, who has two years and $10.2 million left on his deal. Bryan should call Bob to see what it would take to bring Ryan to Ottawa. Should Daniel Alfredsson retire, Daniel Briere may be a nice replacement.

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Blues notes … Avalanche got Burned … Scouting the Flyers, Blues-Hawks, Bruins-Sens … Leafs Will Need to Make Roster Moves

  • Andy Strickland of TrueHockey: A Blues trade of Kevin Shattenkirk for Daniel Briere makes zero sense for the Blues. Shattenkirk will eventually sign a contract extension with Blues. They talked before the lockout and will resume talks at some point, which could be after the season. He has arbitration rights and will get something north of $3 million a year. Comparables for the 22-year old would be Cam Fowler, Tyler Myers, Victor Hedman, John Carlson and Luke Schenn. The Blues could be looking for depth on the blueline, with the Maple Leafs, Jets, Coyotes and Sharks possibly looking to move a defenseman or two. The Blues can take on some salary.
  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: After matching the Ryan O’Reilly offer sheet, the Avalanche will now have nearly $58 million tied into next seasons salary cap. That won’t leave them much room for UFA’s under the $64.3 million cap ceiling. They won’t be able to trade O’Reilly until Feb. 28th, 2014. After next season, they’ll have to deal with the expiring contracts of Matt Duchene, Paul Stastny and Gabe Landeskog. Stastny would be a UFA.

    What the Flames did today, essentially, was potentially blow out the Avs’ salary structure in the next couple years. The Avs let the Flames set the market for O’Reilly’s value – and they had to swallow their pride and accept it because gambling that they’d get a lottery pick with the Flames’ first-round pick this year was too poor a prospect. How awful would it have been for this team if they’d not only let O’Reilly go to Calgary, but then gotten a worse draft pick maybe thanks to his helping them out the rest of the year in the standings? It would have been a humiliating blow.

    And today was humiliating enough for Avs management. They clearly gambled that nobody would break the offer sheet code that most teams live by – especially in the year after a lockout – and that they would be able to dictate to O’Reilly what his market value would be, not the other way around. Well, guess what? They lost that bet.

  • Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: Oilers president Kevin Lowe, Sr. VP Craig MacTavish and Eastern scout Marey Gare took in the Flyers game on Wednesday. The Oilers are believed to be looking to move Ryan Whitney and Ales Hemsky. Darren Dreger via twitter: Dreger downplays their presence at the game as they are scouting for Team Canada before going to sports analytics conference in Boston.
  • Lou Korac via twitter: Scouting the Blues-Blackhawks: Rangers, Predators, Avalanche, Oilers, Blue Jackets, Jets, Lightning, Hurricanes, Canadiens and Canucks.
  • David Alter of Sportsnet: The Maple Leafs will need to figure out who they’ll send down to the Marlies when Matt Frattin returns, which may happen any day now. Only Nazem Kadri, Leo Komarov and Korbinian Holzer don’t need to clear waivers, but all are playing big roles. If it’s a forward, David Steckel is the likeliest choice. John-Michael Liles has been a healthy scratch lately. Mike Komisarek has only played in four games and has s $4.5 million salary cap hit. The Leafs could send Frattin down to the Marlies on a conditioning stint. Joffrey Lupul could be back soon as well, so another decision will have to be made.

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Injury Notes: Anisimov, Landeskog, Tarasenko, Gaustad, Quincey and Nash

  • Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Blue Jackets Artem Anisimov was released from hospital today and is scheduled to fly back to Columbus today.

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Quick Hits: Setoguchi, Peckham, Ebbett, Carcillo, Lupul, Landeskog, Seabrook, Islanders and Franzen

  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: The NHL has fined Wild forward Devin Setoguchi $8,108.11 for high stick to Red Wings Kyle Quincey.
  • Tracey Myers via twitter: Coach Joel Quenneville said that Dan Carcillo won’t play tonight, but will sometime on this homestand.
  • Jonas Siegel via twitter: Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul is back skating but is still a couple weeks away from returning from his fractured forearm.
  • Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings Johan Franzen thinks he’ll be able to play in Thursday. Has missed the last 4 games with a sore hip flexor.

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Injury Notes: Powe and Strait to the IR, Martinek activated, Fowler should start skating soon, Landeskog skating

  • Arthur Staple via twitter: The Islanders put Brian Strait on the IR. He has a broken ankle, and recovery could be 6-8 weeks. The Isles activated Radek Martinek off the IR.
  • Eric Stephens via twitter: Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler (upper-body injury) said he’s felt better and has had no symptoms over the past couple days. Should begin skating this week.

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Injury notes: Landeskog, Michalek, Skinner, Booth, Dubinsky, Wisniewski, Gallagher, Crawford, Powe and Daley.

  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Dater wonders if it would be better for the Avalanche to shut Gabriel Landeskog down for the season due to his concussion. Coming back too early can put players at risk for a more serious concussion if they get another one when not fully healed. Landeskog skated by himself on Friday, the first time since suffering a concussion on January 26th.
  • Ian Mendes via twitter: It’s not likely that Milan Michalek will play today or on Tuesday. He should have his knee examined by doctors again early this week.
  • Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes Jeff Skinner will not play in Montreal due to an upper-body injury. Michael Smith of Hurricanes.nhl.com: Skinner will be evaluated when they return home on Tuesday. Defensemen Joni Pitkanen and Tim Gleason didn’t practice yesterday and won’t be travelling to Montreal. They are day-to-day with lower-body injuries.
  • Elliott Pap via twitter: Canucks winger David Booth is close to returning and expects to be back in the lineup on their upcoming road trip. Booth on when he might play: ”Chicago is a possibility in my mind. Two days is a lot. We’ll see how it feels.”
  • Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Blue Jackets Brandon Dubinsky won’t play today. Defenseman James Wisnieski is joining teammates in Anaheim. Artem Anisimov and Cam Atkinson haven’t been ruled out against the Ducks.
  • Mark Lazerus via twitter: Blackhawks Corey Crawford is “still progressing” according to coach Joel Quenneville and it’s not expected to be a long-term issue.

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