Posts Tagged George Parros

Injury Notes: Canadiens, Blues, Ducks, Senators, Sabres, Flyers, Coyotes and Avalanche

  • Dave Stubbs: Canadiens George Parros is seeing a concussion specialist at the University of Michigan.
  • Lou Korac: Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said that Jordan Leopold should be ready by this weekend.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Bruce Boudreau said there is no update for Sheldon Souray, Luca Sbisa or Viktor Fasth. They are week-to-week. Sbisa skated yesterday.
  • James O’Brien of Pro Hockey Talk(from video) Senators Jason Spezza (hip flexor) thinks he’s getting closer to returning to the lineup. He’s on the IR and has missed their last three games.
  • Mike Harrington: Sabres Drew Stafford left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • David Strehle: Flyers Michael Raffl left last night’s game with a concussion.
  • Phoenix Coyotes: Coyotes Oliver Ekman-Larsson left last night’s game with an upper-body injury. Sarah McLellan: Coach Dave Tippett said that OEL “looked alright.” They took him out as more of a precaution and is considered day-to-day.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs Alex Tanguay had treatment yesterday at the arena, but still hasn’t skated.

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Injury Notes: Parros, Franzen, Thomas, Gaborik, Gudbranson, Lecavalier, Halischuk and others

  • Michael Farber: Canadiens George Parros told Farber that he is symptom free of a concussion. Arpon Basu: George Parros has a concussion.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Johan Franzen is out Tuesday. Franson is on concussion protocol. No word if they will recall someone.
  • George Richards: Panthers Tim Thomas went on the IR over the weekend. Richards thinks it’s a groin injury.
  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets Marian Gaborik didn’t wear a no-contact jersey during yesterday’s practice. He will likely need another practice or two before he’s ready to return to the lineup.
  • L.A. Lariviere: Panthers Erik Gudbranson left last night’s game with a lower-body injury. Arpon Basu: Panthers coach Peter Horachek doesn’t think Gudbranson’s injury is serious and that he won’t be going on the IR.
  • Dave Isaac of the Courier Post: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that Vinny Lecavalierwon’t return from his non-displaced fracture in his lower back any time soon.

    “His treatment, he’s able to do some rehabilitation, but until the spasm goes away completely, he’s kind of limited in what he can do,” Holmgren said. “The spasms have gotten smaller. They’re more around the fracture side now. Until that goes away completely, he’s sort of limited.”

  • Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: The Jets may have lost forward Matt Halischukfor awhile after blocking a shot with his right arm on Saturday.

    “We have to get (him) checked out a little further,” said Jets head coach Claude Noel. “But he will not be a player, he’ll probably be out for a while.”

  • Adam Vingan: Mikhail Grabovski missed last night’s game with an illness.
  • Helene Elliott: Kings Willie Mitchell missed last night’s game with an illness.

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Injury Notes: Carter, Schneider, Gustavsson, Franzen, Morrow, Parros, Pacioretty, Wild and Callahan

  • Andrew Walker: Hearing that Kings Jeff Carter has a broken foot.
  • NHL Devils PR: Devils coach Peter DeBoer said that a decision will come tomorrow morning on Cory Schneider’s availability for this weekends back-to-back games. Brodeur starting against the Flyers.
  • Dan O’Neill of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blues Brenden Morrow didn’t skate on Wednesday and Thursday. Morrow will stay in St. Louis and will be evaluated on Monday to see if he can join the team in Montreal. Magnus Paajarvi was put on the IR retroactive to last Sunday. Parrjarvi will skate with the team today and is eligible to come off the IR tomorrow. He could play if he’s ready, but that seems unlikely.
  • TSN: Both George Parros and Max Pacioretty will return the Canadiens lineup this weekend.
  • Minnesota Wild PR: Wild’s Charlie Coyle has been activated from the IR. Michael RussoJonas Brodin, Charlie Coyle and Keith Ballard will return to the Wild’s lineup.
  • Steve Zipay: Rangers Ryan Callahan practiced today with a contact jersey on.

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Injury Notes: Parros, Belesky, Thomas, Backstrom and Potter

  • Dave Stubbs of Hockey Inside/Out: Canadiens George Parros, out with a concussion, is “almost symptom-free.”

    “He is feeling good, doing a lot better,” Bergevin said, while cautioning that Parros shouldn’t be expected back on the ice imminently.

    “A concussion is a hard thing to gauge,” Bergevin said. “You could have a guy out a week or 10 days – (Brendan) Gallagher last year was quick but (Rene) Bourque and Raffi (Raphael Diaz) went longer. You never know with concussions. Overall we’re pretty happy with where George is at today, looking at everything that happened.

    “Every day is just a checklist. It’s to check the symptoms, a whole bunch of them – headaches, (sensitivity to) lights… He’s almost symptom-free as we speak. Every day is an evaluation because the next day could be worse but so far, it’s been going up every day.

    “I’m pretty confident that George will be back sooner than later.”

  • Eric Stephens: Ducks forward Matt Belesky is out today with an upper-body injury. He missed last Saturday’s game as well.
  • Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel: Panthers goalie Tim Thomas was walking without a limp yesterday. Thomas said he felt pain in his groin when he made a quick side-to-side move. His groin felt much better yesterday and they won’t put him on the IR.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers defenseman Corey Potter has been out since training camp with a bad back (facet-joint problems), has skated the past three days.

    “It was like they were sticking a knife in my back when I would do an extension. Hopefully that’s gone away,” said Potter, who was in a dogfight for a blueline spot before the back acted up on him.

    “Last workout back in Michigan before coming here. Perfect timing. Sleeping? That’s been terrible, too,” he said.

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Injury Notes: Parros, Vokoun, Neal, Callahan, D’Agostini, Soderberg, Krejci, Tyutin and Boll

  • Renaud Lavoie: Canadiens George Parros has no bone fracture. First indications for CT Scan were negative. Only a concussion as of right now.  Dave Stubbs: Parros has been released from the hospital and is out indefinitely with a concussion.
  • Josh Yohe: Penguins Tomas Vokoun will be out for three to six months. He could return this season, but that won’t be known for awhile.
  • William DePaoli: Penguins James Neal is dealing with an upper-body injury.
  • Rangers captain Ryan Callahan won’t be in the Rangers lineup for their season opener on Thursday.
  • Matt Kalman: Bruins Carl Soderberg is on the IR retroactive to last Friday. David Krejci skated today and will be a game-time decision tomorrow.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Injuries could keep Blue Jackets Fedor Tyutin and Jared Boll out of the lineup with weekend.

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Injury Notes: Parros, Letang, Vokoun, Semin, Nash, Callahan and Rupp

  • Pierre LeBrun: The Canadiens said that George Parros suffered a concussion. He was alert, conscious and undergoing more tests.
  • Josh Yohe: Kris Letang could return Tuesday, October the 8th. Dave Molinari: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma doesn’t think Letang’s injury will be a long-term issue.
  • Josh Yohe: Penguins Tomas Vokoun has been cleared for light workouts.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller said that Alex Semin could “jump in” the lineup without practicing. Michael Smith: Muller said Semin is 50-50 for Friday.
  • Katie Strang: Rangers Rick Nash was back on the ice after missing Sunday’s practice with a foot issue. Ryan Callahan was wearing no-contact jersey yesterday.
  • Michael Russo: Wild Mike Rupp plans to skate in the next days. Says that his knee is feeling strong.

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Some GMs want to “Dismantle” their teams … Was a deal close on Wednesday? Some progress has been made

  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Gary Bettman has apparently told some NHLPA members on Thursday that the some general managers have told him they regret some of the contracts they had previously handed out and would welcome the chance to “dismantle” their team to get below the $60 million cap limit the NHL is proposing. The players were angered and demanded to know which GMs said this.
  • Michael Grange of Sportsnet: Sources are saying that a new CBA was close on Wednesday night but league sources say that the NHLPA “pulled the chute.” The PA said they didn’t nothing. Talks have leveled off the last couple days, and hope of a deal getting done by the 5th with the season starting on the 12th, are now gone. If they could have reached a deal and started on the 12th, $130 million in revenue may have been generated. That’s $65 million for the players, averaging about $100,000 per player. If a deal gets done and the season starts on Jan. 19th, the players will have lost approximately $700 million since Nov. 2nd, or about $1 million per players on average.
  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Despite the positive tone leaving in the last couple days, both sides have made some progress.

    • The NHLPA agreed to go to 10 years in CBA length, finally matching the NHL’s desire on term for the deal (although the NHLPA has an opt out after Year 7 while the NHL would prefer one after Year 8).
    • The NHLPA asked the NHL to up its compliance buyout to two per team, up from one per team before the 2013-14 season. The league agreed.
    • The NHL upped its salary variance rule to 30 percent, up from the 5 percent and then 10 percent demands it had had in previous offers.

    There are still 7 or 8 issues that are unresolved, with the most meaningful ones being the salary cap for next season, max term on player contracts and the players pension.

  • Renaud Lavoie via twitter: For the NHLPA to agree on a 10 year CBA, they have a couple conditions: an opt out after 7 years and a minimum salary of $800,000 in the 9th year.
  • Tom Gulitti via twitter: The players had asked for 2 compliance buyouts. The players are not apparently upset at how GMs would use the buyouts to get rid of contracts they regret.
  • NHLPA: Players attending yesterday’s meetings: Chris Campoli, Mathieu Darche, Shane Doan, Andrew Ference, Ron Hainsey, Jamal Mayers, George Parros, Kevin Westgarth.

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Rumors and Notes: Parise, Suter, Ryan, Sabres, Brodeur – Blackhawks and Leafs, Winnik, Oilers and Blues

  • Chip Alexander via twitter: Hearing the Hurricanes have made offers for both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said if they don’t get Parise, they’re “back in the trade market right away.”
  • Ansar Khan via twitter: The Red Wings hope to be able to meet with Ryan Suter on Monday face-to-face. If he wants to meet in person has yet to be seen.
  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: Expect Ryan Suter to get a 10 year deal with an average of $7 million plus, with $28 million in the 1st 2 years.
  • Will DePaoli via twitter: The Penguins have made a call on Daniel Winnik. Pens looking for depth forward. Could come back to Arron Asham.
  • Andy Strickland via True Hockey: The Blues have interest in Matt Carle. Other Dmen options could be Jason Garrison, Filip Kuba, Bryce Salvador and Carlo Colaiacovo. On the trade side of things, Jay Bouwmeester, Keith Yandle and Paul Martin.

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Possible Islanders targets … Many plans for ‘Hawks … Preds in tough with Weber … No word from Selanne or Alfredsson

  • Arthur Staple of Newsday: The Islanders have only 4 veteran defenseman under contract heading into free agency. Devils Bryce Salvador is one player the Islanders could be interested in, though he may be too expensive for them. Matt Carkner may be more realistic for the Isles. Rangers Steve Eminger is also on their radar. Tough guys George Parros and John Scott may intrigue them. Brandon Prust is looking for more than $2.5 million, which is too much for a 3rd/4th liner. They’d like to find a 2nd line center, and there is some interest in Olli Jokinen. The Islanders may gamble on Alex Semin or possibly Brad Boyes.
  • Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman:

    “We’ve been spending a week going through Plans A, B, C and D,” Bowman told the Tribune. “You just can’t go ahead and say, ‘We’re going to get this guy’ because you don’t know if you’re going to get that guy. In some scenarios, we look at different positions or different styles of players. We’re going to make a lot of phone calls, I know that.”

    Bowman said if it makes sense to bring in a top free agent, he wouldn’t hesitate. Maybe Martin Brodeur?

    “We’re fortunate because we have a lot of guys already under contract. It doesn’t mean we won’t add players but some teams are in a different spot where they’re looking at adding four or five players. We probably aren’t going to be doing that but it doesn’t mean we’re not going to be active.”

    Defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson could be moved. Blackhawks are looking for anyone to take Steve Montador who has a cap hit of $2.75 million through 2014-15. They could look to improve along the blueline and maybe in net. If they are looking to make a big splash, they’ll look at Parise, Brodeur or Suter. Alexanders Semin, Shane Doan,  Jiri Hudler or P.A. Parenteau would help upfront and Matt Carle or Jason Garrison would help on the blueline.

  • Chris Kuc via twitter: Stan Bowman on possibility of targeting Martin Brodeur: “I don’t rule anything in or rule anything out.”
  • Eric Stephens via twitter: The Ducks still haven’t received an answer from Teemu Selanne but they are still talking. Perhaps an answer (last night) or early this morning.
  • Ian Mendes via twitter: The Senators will enter free agency under the assumption that Daniel Alfredsson will be returning next season.

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Most Fighting Majors During the 2011-12 NHL Season

Here is a list of the of NHL players with the most fighting majors this season.

Only 2 players, Brandon Prust and Shawn Thornton, hit the 20 fight total this year. 23 players had 10 or more fights.

Rk Player Team
Fighting Majors
T1 Brandon Prust Rangers
Shawn Thornton Bruins
3 Derek Dorsett Blue Jackets
T4 Zenon Konopka Senators
Jared Boll Blue Jackets
6 Cody McLeod Avalanche
T7 Zac Rinaldo Flyers
Matt Martin Islanders
Brad Staubitz Canadiens
10 Tim Jackman Flames
T11 Ryan Reaves Blues
Mike Rupp Rangers
T13 Stu Bickel Rangers
Krys Barch Panthers
T15 Matt Hendricks Capitals
Chris Thorburn Jets
George Parros Ducks
Jamal Mayers Blackhawks
T19 Chris Neil Senators
Wayne Simmonds Flyers
Kyle Clifford Kings
Gregory Campbell Bruins
Mike Brown Maple Leafs
T24 Ryane Clowe Sharks
Eric Boulton Devils
B.J. Crombeen Blues
Cam Janssen Devils
Jake Dowell Stars
T29 9 Players tied with 8 fighting majors
Sources: Gus Katsaros (twitter) and CBSsports.


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Rumors involving the Oilers … List of forwards that could be available … Ovie, Michalek have hearings … Rangers need Dman … Benn to IR

  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Oilers are taking calls for Ales Hemsky as half the league is looking for a top 6 forward. The Oilers need a puck moving defenseman more than a draft pick. It’s unlikely the Predators would give up Ryan Ellis for Hemsky. One scout thinks the Predators would rather have Ryan Smyth over Hemsky, but Smyth likely won’t waive his no-trade clause at the deadline. The Senators are a wild card for Hemsky. The Oilers have liked Drew Stafford. Matheson wonders if the Kings would be interested in a Jonathan Bernier for Magnus Paajarvi deal this summer. The Blackhawks might take a look at Chris Campoli for their 4-5 hole that they are looking to fill. The Predators may look at taking offers for backup Anders Lindback this summer.
  • Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Molinari lists some ‘rental’ players that could be available this year: Jason Blake (Ana), Josh Green (Edm), Nicklas Hagman (Ana), Adam Hall (TB), Ales Hemsky (Edm), Kristian Huselius (CBJ), Saku Koivu (Ana), Dominic Moore (TB), Frans Nielsen (NYI), Samuel Pahlsson (Ana), Jay Pandolfo (NYI), P.A. Parenteau (NYI), George Parros (Ana), Vinny Prospal (CBJ), Tuomo Ruutu (Car), Teemu Selanne (Ana) and Ryan Smyth (Edm).
  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: Capitals Alex Ovechkin will have a hearing today for his high hit on Michalek. Penguins Zbynek Michalek will have a hearing today for his elbow on Hendricks.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Rangers GM Glen Sather needs to add a defenseman that can handle big minutes down the stretch. They’ve always liked Hurricanes defenseman Tim Gleason. Stars Sheldon Souray is an interesting option given his ability on the power play, but there are questions about his ability to defend. Ryan Suter is a possibility if he becomes available and if they want to go that direction.
  • Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Heika wonders if the Stars may have to consider moving Stephane Robidas, Brenden Morrow or Nicklas Grossman to create roster room for younger players. Heika doesn’t think so, as it sends a message that they are giving up this year. If they fall out of the race though, they may do something.
  • Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press: Jets Dustin Byfuglien and Evander Kane didn’t accompany the team to Carolina for tonight’s game. They play the Rangers on Tuesday in NY. Byfuglien and Kane are not expected to play until after the All-Star break.
  • Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets forward R.J. Umberger could play tonight after missing the last 5 games with a concussion. Predators defenseman Ryan Suter is expected to be back after missing 3 games with an upper-body injury.
  • Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Recently signed Brett Lebda will make his debut tonight, and will be on the top pairing with Fedor Tyutin.
  • David Alter via twitter: Leafs lines at yesterday’s practice: Lupul-Bozak-Kessel, Crabb-Grabo-Kulie, Lombardi-Connolly-Kadri, MacArthur-Steckel-Brown, x Rosehill,Armstrong,Boyce.

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Afternoon rumors involving the Wild, Ducks, Canucks, Blue Jackets, Hurricanes, Rangers and Capitals

  • Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: Sources are Wild center Mikko Koivu has a separated shoulder and will be out 4 to 6 weeks. Coach Mike Yeo called it an upper-body injury and that he’s listed as ‘week-to-week.’ GM Chuck Fletcher has been looking to make a trade before calling someone up. Goaltender Josh Harding maybe the only player who could bring back a top 6 forward. The Wild could look at Rangers Wojtek Wolski and Erik Christensen. The Blue Jackets may have taken Derick Brassard off the market after Scott Arniel’s firing. Possible rentals for the Wild are: Ales Hemsky, Vinny Prospal, and Tuomo Ruutu.
  • Kukla’s Korner via twitter: Doug MacLean said on Fan 590 that he’s heard talk on Ducks tough guy George Parros possibly being traded to Vancouver. Bob McKenzie via twitter: McKenzie says that the Canucks and Ducks have not had a single conversation regarding Parros.
  • Bill Watters via twitter: If the Hurricanes are unable to sign Tim Gleason and Tuomu Ruutu to contract extensions, they could move them before the trade deadline. Watter’s thinks they could both bring back a minimum of a 1st round pick.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The Rangers could look at bringing back Vinny Prospal from the Blue Jackets if the asking price is reasonable. Brooks thinks the Rangers should also see what it would cost to get Dominic Moore from the Lightning.
  • Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Capitals defenseman Jeff Schultz has found himself a healthy scratch for 13 of their past 15 games.

    “I just want to play, that’s what it comes down to,” Schultz said. “Whether it’s here or somewhere else, I just want to play.”

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