Posts Tagged Jarrett Stoll

Quick Hits: Stoll, Schneider, Gretzky, Komisarek, Gerbe and Leino

  • Lisa Dillman of the LA Times: Kings center Jarrett Stoll was taken to hospital yesterday morning after suffering a seizure according to Kings GM Dean Lombardi.

    “Everything is OK. They’ve run some tests and they still had another one to run,” Lombardi told The Times. “The bottom line is that he’s fine. Now the issue is what caused it.

    “There are a myriad of things that can cause them.”

  • Bill Watters: (regarding his comments yesterday that Cory Schneider wanted out due to off ice issues) Can’t clarify the issues, but led to believe it isn’t booze or drugs.
  • Darren Dreger: Sources saying that MLSE boss Tim Leiweke talk with Wayne Gretzky about joining MLSE. They have put talks on hold for now but plan on revisiting at some point. What Gretzky’s role could be hasn’t been determined.
  • SportsNet Ticker: Maple Leafs Mike Komisarek earned $19 million in 4 years with the Leafs, $120,253.16 per game or $1 million per point.
  • Mike Harrington: Nathan Gerbe’s buyout will cost the Sabres $308,333 for the next two seasons, eliminating his $1.45 million cap hit this year.
  • Mike Harrington: Sabres GM Darcy Regier said the Sabres won’t be buying out Ville Leino. Belief is that he wouldn’t be able to pass a physical, and you can’t buy an injured player out.

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Playoff Hits: Start times, Stoll, Vlasic and Couture

  • Dan Rosen: The Eastern Conference finals will start in Pittsburgh on Saturday at 8 pm ET. Mark Lazerus: If the Blackhawks win tonight, Game 1 would be on Saturday at 5 pm ET, with Game 2 going on Sunday at 8 pm ET.
  • John Shannon: Hearing that there was lots of pressure to have the Eastern Conference Final start on Thursday.
  • Pierre LeBrun: Kings Jarret Stoll could be back as early as Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, barring any setback.
  • Pierre LeBrun: Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic was playing through a hairline fracture in his right foot that he suffered in Game 4. It was frozen every game so that he was able to play.
  • Pierre LeBrun: Sharks Logan Couture had an ankle injury that received a shot every game. Couture said it didn’t affect his performance.

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Shanahan breaks down some hits that didn’t lead to suspensions

Sharks Brad Stuart’s hit on Avalanche Gabriel Landeskog. Landeskog returned to the game, but hasn’t played since.

Maple Leafs Mike Brown on Sabres Patrick Kaleta. Keleta has a neck injury and hasn’t returned.

Kings Jarrett Stoll’s hit on Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler.

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Kings Dustin Brown may be available now … Oilers make last push to re-sign Hemsky … Goalies Leafs may look at … Wings looking at F’s

  • Darren Dreger via twitter: Kings forward Dustin Brown may now be available, which puts more heat on the Blue Jackets to make a decision on Nash. The Rangers, Maple Leafs, and Flyers are just a few teams that would be interested. Jim Matheson via twitter: If Brown is available, Matheson thinks Eastern Conference teams will be all over him even with the 2 remaining years. The Bruins and Capitals could be interested. Tim Panaccio via twitter: A source said that the Flyers can’t get serious on Brown because of salary cap issues. Andy Strickland via twitter: “In a salary cap world where every GM wants value for the $ why would LA trade Dustin Brown? Has maybe the best contract in the NHL.”
  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Leafs GM Brian Burke confirmed on the radio that he’ll check out the goalie market to see what’s there. It was discussed for the first time on Wednesday. Goalie possibilities are: Evgeni Nabokov, Josh Harding, Anders Lindback, Curtis Sanford, J.S, Giguere, Antero Niittymaki, Scott Clemmensen and Ben Bishop.
  • Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun: Goalies that Burke will look into are, Evgeni Nabokov, Nikolai Khabibulin, Josh Harding, Anders Lindback and JS Giguere.
  • Bob Duff via twitter: 2 forwards that Duff is hearing most often linked to Red Wings are Mikael Samuelsson of the Panthers and Travis Moen of the Canadiens.
  • Toronto Sun: (from their NHL trade rumors ‘slideshow’) Players listed: Ales Hemsky, Zach Parise , Teemu Selanne, Shane Doan,  Ryan Suter, Ryan Miller, Ryan Malone, Rick Nash, Ray Whitney, Paul Gaustad, P.A. Parenteau, Mikhail Grabovski, Mike Knuble, Michal Rozsival, Luke Schenn, Kyle Wellwood, Jonathan Bernier, Jason Blake, Dustin Penner, Dennis Wideman, David Jones, Brian Rolston, Brad Boyes, Andrei Kostitsyn, Alex Semin.

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State of the Los Angeles Kings: NHL Trade Deadline Edition

Here is the 2nd installment of our expanded NHL Trade Deadline coverage. We’ll be posting team outlooks leading up to trade deadline over the next couple weeks from a variety of contributing writers.

Written by Dennis Bernstein of TheFourthPeriod.com and can be found on twitter at @DennisTFP

Needs: Nothing but a scorer will do. Although ranked last in offense, Los Angeles is in the top eight in the West due to the stellar work by goaltender Jonathan Quick, the team’s clear cut MVP. With 20 of the Kings final 32 games on the road, their margin for error is miniscule and they must deal for a top six finishing forward in order to qualify for the post season. With the heat on GM Dean Lombardi from ownership to win now, he will likely have to broker a blockbuster along the line of the Mike Richards trade to overcome the lack of production from Dustin Penner and Jarret Stoll, a natural center shuttled to the wing on the second line but unproductive.

In order to bring back a player of that caliber, the Kings will have to deal from their strength, defense and goaltending with Jack Johnson and Jonathan Bernier the assets being offered to the market. While they’d take a producer on either wing, the gaping hole that exists on the left side has not been filled since the departure of Ryan Smyth over the summer. They have over $ 3 million of cap space availability, so to bring in a high priced player for half a season is doable even without a roster player departing. Injured Simon Gagne is not close to being ready and there is increasing talk that he will be landing on Long Term Injured Reserve prior to the deadline for further cap relief. There is some chatter  of interest in New Jersey’s Zach Parise given the Devils reported precarious financial standing but the cost of Dustin Brown and Bernier may only occur if Kings drop out of the top eight in the next month.

 

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