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Morning Rumors III: Parenteau, Subban, Gagner, Yakupov, Stewart, Kings, Senators, Buyers and Sellers

  • Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: Avalanche’s P.A. Parenteau was a healthy scratch for the second straight game. He has two more years left at $4 million per. Rumors that the Canadiens may be willing to trade P.K. Subban for Parenteau, prospect(s) and draft picks. Coach Patrick Roy said that Parenteau is not in the doghouse, he just doesn’t want to break up the top lines and that Parenteau doesn’t fit a fourth line role.
  • David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: SportsNets Doug MacLean on whether the Oilers should trade Sam Gagner or Nail Yakupov:

    “Gagner and Yakupov have really been a real dilemma for this organization. They don’t know what to do with them. -29 for Yakupov. Talented kid. You know he’s going to score a lot of goals in the NHL before he’s done. Gagner, solid, solid. People don’t know if he’s a #2 or a #3 (centre).

    “Here’s the problem. You got to stay with these guys. You’re not going to get value (in a trade). It’s disappointing the way they’ve performed, but you are not going to get value. So stay with them.”

    It was brought up that the Oilers need to get bigger, tougher. MacLean agreed, but added:

     ”You bring in complementary guys to play with them. I’ve said it for years. You take their Top Six, and you make it a Top Nine because you fill in with quality 2-way guys. But if you start trading these guys, you are not getting value and you got a disaster on your hands.”

  • Craig Custance: Some GMs are more interested in making ‘hockey trades’ and than ‘rental trades.’ Blues Chris Stewart is an intriguing name but he carries a $4.15 million salary cap hit next season.
  • Dennis Bernstein: The Kings are looking for a left winger and a defenseman. At this point, they would have to overpay to get either.
    Frank Provenzano of ESPNPotential SellersNashville Predators - David Legwand, Matt Cullen, Colin Wilson and Ryan Ellis. Washington Capitals - Troy Brouwer, Joel Ward, Jason Chimera, Eric Fehr and Martin Erat. Winnipeg Jets - Dustin Byfuglien, Evander Kane, Olli Jokinen and Devin Setoguchi. Potential BuyersTampa Bay Lightning - roster depth. Colorado Avalanche - Top-four defenseman. St. Louis Blues - Stanley Cup caliber goalie.
  • James Pagnall of the Ottawa Citizen: The Senators have new TV deal in place the could bring in between $20 and $30 million over the next 12 years. Senators owner Eugene Melnyk:

    “This puts us on a solid footing,” Melnyk said in reference to the broadcasting deals. “We are going to be competitive in spending on players. If I need to spend an extra $2 million to $3 million (on unrestricted free agents) to make the playoffs, it’s a no-brainer. I’ll do it.”

    “We’re still going to spend wisely,” he said, suggesting he does not intend to shell out the maximum permitted under salary cap rules.

    “Just because you have extra money in your pocket, doesn’t mean you go out and spend it,” he said. His philosophy of patiently — and inexpensively — developing raw talent remains front and centre in the Senators organization.

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Senators president Cyril Leeder on their $400 million broadcaster deal with Bell Media.

    “It allows you to get in there and duke it out with the big guys,” Leeder told the Sun. “When you have a strong base of revenues from your corporate partners and your fanbase, that makes you stronger.

    “It allows you to compete with (teams like) Toronto, New York and Vancouver.”

    The Senators are currently 26th in spending, ahead of only the Flames, Avalanche, Islanders and Panthers.

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Quick Hits: Bryzgalov, Chimera, Lehner and Crawford

  • John Shannon: Ilya Bryzgalov’s deal with the Oilers is for one-year, $1.75 million.
  • Stephen Whyno: The Capitals sign Jason Chimera to a two-year contract extension.
  • Wayne Scanlan: Robin Lehner will start in net for the Senators.
  • Scott Powers: Cory Crawford will start in net for the Blackhawks. Coach Joel Quenneville wouldn’t say if Nikolai Khabibulin would start on Sunday.

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Quick Hits: International play, Kaleta, Chimera and Scouting the Leafs-Wild

  • John Shannon: The NHL and NHLPA will meet today to talk about International hockey, with the World Cup and Premiere games the main topics.
  • Bill Hope: Sabres Patrick Kaleta will forfeit $152,439 during his suspension.
  • Katie Carrera: Capitals Jason Chimera was fined $4,487.18 for his hit on Oilers Justin Schultz on Monday.
  • David Alter: 10 teams scouted the Leafs – Wild game last night. Three Canadiens front office personnel were at the game.

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Morning Hits: Liles, Wilson and the Capitals, hybrid icing, Commodore, Eminger and Belanger

  • James Mirtle: Trading John-Michael Liles would obviously help the Maple Leafs cap issues, but if it were possible, Mirtle thinks it would have happened already.
  • Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: If Tom Wilson makes the Capitals, they will have to move someone, with Mathieu Perreault (1 year, $1.05 million) or Aaron Volpatti (2 years, $575,000) as possible candidates. The Capitals tried Martin Erat at center yesterday. GM George McPhee has talked to teams about potential trades. Perreault is most likely tradable, with Jason Chimera maybe getting some interest. Chimera is in the last year of his deal at $1.75 million.
  • Chuck Gormley: The NHLPA has started voting on hybrid icing, and from what Gormley is hearing, it will likely be voted down.
  • Igor Eronko: Mike Commodore will play for Vladivostok of the KHL. Steve Eminger has an offer from another KHL team.
  • Francois Gagnon: Eric Belanger is leaving Automobilist of the KHL, was home sick.

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Afternoon Hits: Waivers, Wilson, Pirri, Zanon and Legein

  • Darren Dreger: On waivers today: STL places K.Aucoin, A.Bolduc, P.Cannone, T.Chorney, C.Hanson, M.Mancari, T.Shattock; DAL place T.King;  CBJ places S.Machacek, P.McNeill, F.St-Denis; Phil places Y.Danis, B.Holmstrom, K. Newbury, M.A. Bourdon. Tim Wharnsby: On waivers today: Mtl place Mayer; Van places Pelletier, Stuart, Hamill, Cgy places Cundari, Byron, Nemisz.
  • Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: Capitals coach Adam Oates said they “need” Tom Wilson in their lineup. He could start on the fourth line and work his way up. If they keep him, they’d be over the salary cap by $628,462 and would have to either make a trade or put someone on waivers. Candidates could be Jason Chimera [1 year, $1.75 million], Mathieu Perreault [1 year, $1.05 million] or Jay Beagle [2 years, $900,000 per]. Other options could be Aaron Volpatti [2 years, $575,000 per] and Tomas Kundratek [two years, $550,000] but moving just one wouldn’t be enough.
  • Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks Brandon Pirri didn’t finish practice today. According to coach Joel Quenneville said that “he’s still in the mix” but health will be a factor.
  • Josh Rimer: Greg Zanon signed a AHL PTO with the San Antonio Rampage.
  • James Mirtle: The Toronto Marlies sign Stefan Legein to a tryout.

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NHL Rumors III: Garrioch Roundup – Eastern Conference

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Top five Eastern Conference players that could be available: Marian Gaborik, Mark Streit, Mike Ribeiro, Jason Pominville and Robyn Regehr.

Team Trade Deadline Outlooks

Boston Bruins – The Bruins have the cap room and are looking to bring in an impact forward. They’ll go after Brenden Morrow or Jarome Iginla.

Buffalo Sabres – If GM Darcy Regier is going to be in charge of the rebuild, he’s got a lot of work to do. The word is they want to trade captain Jason Pominville. Drew Stafford and Ryan Miller will be mentioned in trade talk.

Carolina Hurricanes - There is talk they may talk to the Senators about Ben Bishop. They were looking to add a defenseman. Both Joe Corvo and Jamie McBain are available.

Florida Panthers – GM Dale Tallon is ready to sell, but they’ve been hit with injuries. Tomas Fleischmann is available. Jose Theodore could bring a team some goalie depth.

Montreal Canadiens – They would like to add a veteran defenseman and maybe Ryane Clowe. The Canadiens could use a little more grit.

New Jersey Devils – GM Lou Lamoriello has been looking for a top-six forward. They don’t have a lot to trade, and with the NHL in New Jersey this year, they may not want to trade their first round pick.

New York Islanders – GM Garth Snow has trade assets in Mark Streit, Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov. They would like to re-sign all three. Streit is being coveted by several teams.

New York Rangers – They’ve been trying to do something for weeks. They’ve dangled Marian Gaborik. John Tortorella could be in trouble if they miss the playoffs.

Ottawa Senators – GM Bryan Murray may look to add a top-six forward. Matt Cullen would be an option. Players that could be traded are Peter Regin, Colin Greening and Ben Bishop.

Philadelphia Flyers – They’ve held talks with the Flames about Jay Bouwmeester. Some wonder if they would dangle Sean Couturier because he could help land a Pronger replacement.

Pittsburgh Penguins – The Penguins would like to add one more scorer. Iginla could be a fit. A shut-down defenseman would be a nice addition too.

Tampa Bay Lightning – Anyone but Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman could be had at the right price. It may be more of a quick re-tooling compared to a Yzerman trying to unload players. Martin St. Louis is a possibility.

Toronto Maple Leafs – Garrioch wonders if the Leafs will finally go after a goalie as James Reimer and Ben Scrivens have come back to earth. They’ve been linked to Jonathan Bernier and Roberto Luongo.

Washington Capitals – Mike Ribeiro, Troy Brouwer, Jason Chimera and Joel Ward are available.

Winnipeg Jets – They were trying to trade Ron Hainsey, but he’s been valuable and playing big minutes. Alex Burmistrov has been in the doghouse. They may be looking to add over looking to sell.

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Injury Notes: Sharks, Red Wings, Capitals, Avalanche, Stars and Jets

  • Kevin Kurz via twitter: Sharks Brent Burns is out for at least the next two games. Coach McLellan hasn’t ruled out Martin Havlat and Tommy Wingels for tomorrow.
  • Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: Red Wings forward Darren Helmis going to New York to see a muscles and ligaments specialist for his ailing back.

    “It’s not progressing as quickly as Darren would like,” general manager Ken Holland said. “They’ve (doctors) ruled out disk or structural issues.”

    Red Wings GM Ken Holland thinks both Johan Franzen (hip flexor) and Kyle Quincey (sprained ankle) will return during their Carolina trip. Defenseman Brendan Smith and Carlo Colaiacovo could return this week from their shoulder injuries. There is no timetable on when Todd Bertuzzi (back) will be able to start skating.

  • Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals Jason Chimera left practice early with a lower-body injury and it’s not known if he’ll be able to play against the Hurricanes. Nicklas Backstrom is questionable due to sickness. Defenseman Mike Greenis ready to go.

    “I’m 100 percent and ready to go,” Green said, adding that he’s not concerned about the prospect of playing back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday. “The reason why I’m ready to play is I’m 100 percent and it was either battle through it on Saturday or else wait until I’m 100 percent so I could play back-to-backs, so here we are.”

    Brooks Laich remains out with a groin injury.

    “He still doesn’t want to go out on the ice until he feels – right now he doesn’t want to go out until he feels that he can actually continue up the ladder. But it’s tough,” Oates said. “They’re weird injuries. You think it’s improving and then all of a sudden it’s like, ‘uh-oh,’ and you’re not quite sure.”

  • Mike Heika via twitter: Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk said that defenseman Aaron Rome will be out 3-6 weeks with a fractured bone in his foot. Defenseman Philip Larsen remains day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

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Garrioch’s rumor roundup … Liles on borrowed time? Whitney scratched … Clowe suspended pending hearing

  • Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Jarome Iginla and Flames haven’t had any serious contract talks. Many believe that Iginla will be traded, but GM Jay Feaster shouldn’t expect to hit a home run with the pending UFA.

    “I’m just not sure what kind of impact he would make and you’re going to have to give up a lot if you are going to get him,” said one league executive. “You’re talking about prospects and draft picks. Is it worth it?”

    Teams that aren’t happy right now with their play: the Avalanche, Panthers, Flyers and Jets.

    There will be a lot of interest in defenseman Ran Hainsey. He plays 24 minutes a game and leads the league in blocked shots. The Jets would likely look for a 2nd round pick in return.

    The Canadiens would like to find a taker for Erik Cole and his $4.5 million cap hit through next year. Garrioch suggests the Hurricanes.

    If Corey Perry decides to leave the Ducks and come east as a UFA, there will be plenty of interest: Maple Leafs, Sabres, Bruins, Senators and Red Wings.

    Capitals GM George McPhee is working the phones and could look to free up money by trading Troy Brouwer ($2.35 million through 2015-16), Joel Ward ($3 million through 2014-15) and Jason Chimera ($1.75 through 2013-14).

    The Avalanche could be moving Ryan O’Reilly soon. The Rangers, Flyers, Maple Leafs and Hurricanes have been involved in talks. Garrioch wouldn’t be surprised if O’Reilly ended up in Carolina.

    The Flyers have been looking for a defenseman, but there aren’t many available. The Flyers couldn’t find a fit with the Sharks, who have depth on the blueline. Sharks GM Doug Wilson isn’t shopping players, but he is listening to offers.

  • Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun: Koshan isn’t suggesting that Maple Leafs defenseman John-Michael Liles has played his last game in a Maple Leafs uniform, but he has been a healthy scratch for the last [four] games and could be on borrowed time. Jake Gardiner won’t be with the Marlies for much longer, and Morgan Rielly will be given a chance to make the team next year.
  • Jim Matheson via twitter: Oilers Ryan Whitney was a healthy scratch for the 5th time in the last 9 games. Something has to come to head soon.
  • David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: Sharks Ryan Clowe could be facing a suspension up to 10 games for leaving the bench with less than a minutes to go in a game against the Blackhawks to avenge a hit teammate Joe Pavelski. He was suspended pending a hearing on Monday.

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Doan was close to signing with the Flyers … Sheahan was arrested in a Teletubby costume … Klefbom surgery choice

  • Sarah Baicker of CSNPhilly: A day after Shane Doan re-signed with the Coyotes in September, his agent, Terry Bross, posted a picture of two Shane Doan jersey’s in Flyers colors on instagram. The picture had the caption “So glad this didn’t happen. It came close though.” A Flyers team source did say the that the Flyers created Doan jerseys “months ago.” Theey also said that it is not uncommon for them to make up jerseys for potential players.
  • Peter Wallner of MLive: When Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan was pulled over by the cops on October 29th, he was nearly four times (0.30) over the legal limit, and he was wearing a purple Teletubby costume. Sheahan was charged with providing false information as he was carrying Brendan Smith’s Michigan drivers license.
  • Stephen Whyno via twitter: Jason Chimera will be returning to the U.S. after 5 games with Chomutov in the Czech league. He was on a month-to-month deal.

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Filppula, Dubinsky and Malone injured … Simmonds returning … Stastny, Klein, Fowler and Chimera going overseas

  • Larry Brooks via twitter: Blue Jackets Brandon Dubinsky broke his right ring finger after blocking a shot on the weekend, and will have “just a few weeks” of recovery.
  • Bill Meltzer via twitter: Wayne Simmonds is returning to North America, citing family reasons. Chris Stewart will be joining Eispiraten in the German league again.

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Morning notes on Sedin, Toews, Carter, McQuaid, Reimer, Gustavsson, McDonald, Hejduk, Mueller, Suter and Parise

  • Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun: The Canucks get some good news in that Daniel Sedin could be ready to return for the 1st round of the playoffs according to GM Mike Gillis.

    “It’s risky to make projections with these things because one day the player just may not feel right, but he’s going in the right direction,” Gillis told The Vancouver Sun. “He’s feeling a little better each day. We’re hopeful if things keep going the way they are that he’ll be available [for the first round].”

  •  Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times: Blackhawks Jonathan Toews is getting real close to returning.

    “I’m not sure if it’s official yet, but probably,” Toews said. “If it’s not [Thursday], it will be soon, though.”

    Defenseman Steve Montador’s concussion symptoms returned on Tuesday and he’s out indefinitely.

  • Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald: Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid left last night’s game in the 1st period after being hit face-first into the boards by Jason Chimera. McQuaid has had concussion issues in the past. He was cut over the eye and was ‘woozy’ leaving the ice.

    “We’ll probably learn more (today),” coach Claude Julien said. “But for the obvious reasons that the medical staff deals with those kind of things, the minute you don’t feel right, they pull you out. So hopefully we’ll get good news (today).”

  • James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail: The Maple Leafs may shut James Reimer down for the season as a result of concussion-like symptoms returning.

    “There will be probably a point that there’ll be a decision made if he’s going to return or not,” Carlyle said. “That’s in the medical people’s hands right now. We just have to wait for clearance from everybody involved to put the player back on the ice.”

  • Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun: Maple Leafs pending UFA Jonas Gustavsson is trying to not think that far ahead. “What’s going to happen next year is going to wait for a while.” Gustavsson was injured in the warmups and was unable to make the start. The Leafs may look to bring in a veteran goalie next year to work with James Reimer.
  • Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: Avalanche forward Milan Hejduk is considering retiring after the season.

    “It could be. I don’t want to analyze right now, but it definitely could be,” Hejduk said.

  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: (mailbag) Avs pending RFA Peter Mueller has been a healthy scratch for 2 games lately and would required a $2.2 million qualifying offer. Dater thinks they will likely qualify him, but it is possible they look to trade him.
  • Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Sources are saying that the Red Wings have sent scouts to watch the remaining games of pending UFAs Ryan Suter and Zach Parise. The Wings could be leaning more towards Suter since Nicklas Lidstrom could retire or play only one more season. B.J. Crombeen has been out with a hand injury. Roman Polak could return on Saturday.

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Players on waivers today … Canes assign 12 … Notes on Connolly, Pronger, Zibanjad, Frattin, Iginla, Whitney and Perron

  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: On waivers today: Leighton (PHI); Plante (FLA); Danis (EDM); Rodney (ANA), Durno, Matsumoto, Roy, Sanguinetti, Peters, Samson, Brett Sutter (all CAR); Bourque, Collins, McNeill (all WSH).
  • George Richards via twitter: With Panthers goalie Tyler Plante on waivers and likely being sent to the AHL, Jacob Markstrom looks to be the backup for Jose Theodore to start the year.
  • Mike Morreale via twitter: The Hurricanes asign 12 to Charlotte of the AHL: Bowman, Boychuk, Durno, Matsumoto, Samson, B.Sutter, Terry, Krueger, Roy and Sanguinetti, Gs Murphy and Peters.
  • David Alter via twitter: Malpe Leafs Tim Connolly said he’s out for this weekend’s pre-season games, but hope to be ready for the opener.
  • Will DePaoli via twitter: The Penguins have until Tuesday to make a decision on 2011 1st round pick Joe Morrow. He’ll see some time on the top pairing with Kris Letang.
  • Rob Tychkowski via twitter: Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney said he won’t play in the teams final two pre-season games and is unsure about the opener.
  • Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Jamie Langenbrunner could find himself on the right wing with David Backes at center and Andy McDonald on the left side. David Perron passed his baseline test and is cleared for training but is not expected to practice with the team yet.

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