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Injury Notes: Pens, Wings, Caps, Flames, Sabres, Sens, Canes, Coyotes, Avs, Hawks and Leafs

  • Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Penguins James Neal (concussion) received clearance to play and could be in the lineup tonight. Chris Kunitz could also return to the lineup tonight. Beau Bennett skated before practice but hasn’t been given clearance for contact. Paul Martin skated in full gear before practice. Given the day off yesterday: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jussi Jokinen, Olli Maatta and Brooks Orpik.
  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins Kris Letang wants to pay this season but he hasn’t received anything definitive from his doctors.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings Todd Bertuzzi missed Sunday’s game with a lower-body injury. Darren Helm, out with a concussion, had a setback and it’s not looking like he’ll return soon. Stephen Weiss (hernia surgery) is not close to returning and will go get a second opinion. Dan Cleary has had fluid drained from his knee twice and hasn’t been able to practice in a couple weeks. Weiss and Cleary were able to skate. Jonas Gustavsson, out with a groin injury, skated yesterday and is getting close to returning. Joakim Andersson (fractured foot) is out for at least another week. Tomas Jurco will have his broken rib reassessed next week. Pavel Datsyuk (knee) will be reassessed in seven to 10 days. Henrik Zetterberg may be able to return for the playoffs if the Wings make it.
  • Capitals PR: Capitals Brooks Laich will be out four to six weeks after having a procedure done to release a tight abductor.
  • Randy Sportak: Flames Jiri Hudler (upper-body) was out on the ice before practice. Karri Ramo was also out before, and stayed on with main group.
  • Buffalo Sabres: Sabres Jhonas Enroth stayed in Buffalo for further evaluation.
  • John Vogl: Not going on the Sabres road trip: Jhonas Enroth, Tyler Myers, Zemgus Girgensons, Alex Sulzer, and Chris Stewart. Myers could meet up with the team at some point.
  • John Vogl: Michal Neuvirth on the possibility of playing tonight: ”I don’t know … but I’m feeling better every day. I’m hoping it’s going to be good.”
  • Bruce Garrioch: Doesn’t look like Craig Anderson will be ready before Thursday.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes Jiri Tlusty won’t play on Tuesday due to a lower-body injury, he’s day-to-day. Alex Semin was given a maintenance day yesterday.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes Martin Erat skated yesterday morning in a no-contract jersey.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs Ryan O’Reilly will play tonight, with Paul Stastny a possibility.
  • Terry Koshan: Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle on Jonathan Bernier: ”Bernier has a low-grade muscle strain. It is in the groin area. It’s closer to day to day than it is week to week.” James Mirtle: The Leafs haven’t put Bernier on the IR, so it’s possible that he could play in the next few days.
  • Hope Smoke: Maple Leafs Dave Poulin: ”We’re dealing with this on Bolland. Once medically cleared, it’s up to the player to let us know when he’s ready to go” … ”At this point it’s not up to a doctor, it’s up to Bolland. We’re hoping he’s getting stronger and closer to returning” … ”Bolland hasn’t been 100% comfortable in a full practice where there are competition drills and grinding”

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Morning Rumors II: Sabres Edition: Flyers, Senators, Avs, Ehrhoff, Stewart, Moulson and Parenteau

  • Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie: ”Murray knows he has a long rebuild ahead of him and because of that he’s looking to acquire as much assets as possible”
  • Mike Harrington: Signs pointing to the Sabres not keeping Jaroslav Halak. Head coach Ted Nolan was talking about Jhonas Enroth being their No. 1 guy.
  • Dave Isaac: Now that Flyers Ray Emery has been listed as day-to-day, maybe the speculation that the Flyers will be going after Jaroslav Halak will stop.
  • Elliotte Friedman: If the Sabres trade Christian Ehrhoff, need to keep on eye on the cap recapture penalty. It doesn’t affect the team that would trade for him, but it could affect what the Sabres want in return for him.
  • Bob McKenzie: Potential Senators targets if the Sabres decide to flip Chris Stewart to them are Mark Stone, Matt Puempel, Mark Borowiecki and Fredrik Claesson.
  • A.J. Jakubec: Hearing the Sabres have asked the Senators for Mike Hoffman in any potential Chris Stewart trade.
  • Bob McKenzie: “Of course, wouldn’t it be infinitely more interesting if BUF traded Stewart and Matt Moulson to OTT for a really big haul. Buckle up.”
  • Adrian Dater: Dater has heard that the Senators want Chris Stewart. If they don’t land him, they could make a pitch for Avalanche’s P.A. Parenteau.
  • Adrian Dater: Dater doesn’t see the Stewart heading back to the Avalanche.
  • Sabres GM Tim Murray on HC @ Noon yesterday

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Afternoon Hits: Injury Updates, Line Combos and Starting Goalies

  • Chris Johnston: Lightning’s Steven Stamkos said that his leg felt “a lot better” today.
  • Helene St. James: The Red Wings put Johan Franzen on the IR after he experienced some concussion symptoms.
  • Bob Duff: The Red Wings activate Joakim Andersson from the IR.
  • Arthur Staple: The Islanders put Travis Hamonic on the IR and recall Matt Donovan.
  • Anthony SanFilippo: Flyers Vinny Lecavalier is back on the wing. Brayden Schenn is at center. Steve Downie skating with the third line. Michael Raffl moved down to the fourth line.
  • Dave Isaac: Flyers Zac Rinaldo is not wearing a no-contract jersey today. Anthony SanFilippo: Rinaldo is skating but did not take part in line rushes. He could still play though.
  • Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: Senators Mark Stone skated by himself yesterday. He’s progressing but not ready to practice with the team. Coach Paul MacLean is hopeful that Stone can return before the Olympic break.
  • Don Brennan: Senators defenseman Chris Phillips suffered a minor injury and will be kept out of the lineup tonight.
  • Kristen Odland: Flames Mike Cammalleri (concussion) skated this morning.
  • John Lu: Canadiens lines: Pacioretty/Desharnais/Gallagher Eller/Plekanec/Gionta Leblanc/Brière/Bourque Moen/Bournival/Parros.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel Lupul-Kadri-Kulemin Raymond-Holland-Bodie Ashton-McClement-Orr. Defensive pairings: Gunnarsson-Phaneuf, Gleason-Franson, Gardiner-Rielly.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings lines: Nyquist-Andersson-Abdelkader, Tatar-Sheahan-Jurco, Cleary-Helm-Alfredsson, Miller-Glendening-Eaves.
  • Dave Molinari: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Gibbons, Jokinen-Malkin-Neal, Glass-Sutter-Megna, Pyatt-Adams-Engelland.
  • Allen Panzeri: Senators lines: Condra-Zibanejad- Conacher Michalek-The Franchise-Greening Ryan- Turris-MacArthur Smith-Da Costa-Neil.
  • Sam Carchidi: Steve Mason will start in net for the Flyers.
  • David Alter: Jonathan Bernier will start in net for the Maple Leafs.
  • Joe Yerdon: Jhonas Enroth will start in net for the Sabres.
  • Don Brennan: Curtis McElhinney will start in get for the Blue Jackets.
  • Ken Wiebe: Ondrej Pavelec will start in net for the Jets.
  • Katie Carrera: Braden Holtby will start in net for the Capitals.

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Lines and Goalies: Wings, Flyers, Penguins, Oilers, Blues, Leafs, Islanders and Sabres

  • Ansar Khan: Datsyk is skating with Bertuzzi and Alfredsson. Zetterberg is centering Franzen and Tatar. Weiss centering Abdelkader and Cleary. Andersson centering Miller and Tootoo.
  • Anthony SanFilippo: Raffl on a line with Giroux and Lecavalier. Hartnell with Schenn and Voracek.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis, Jokinen-Malkin-Kobasew, Glass-Sutter-Megna, Engelland-Vitale-Adams. D: 7-44, 4-58, 3-2-41.
  • Edmonton Oilers: Oilers lines: Yakupov-RNH-Eberle, Perron-Arcobello-Hemsky (Hamilton), Pitlick-Gordon-Jones (Gagner), Gazdic-Acton-Eager
  • Jonas Siegel: Jonathan Bernier will start in net for the Maple Leafs.
  • John Vogl: Jhonas Enroth will start in net for the Sabres tonight. Ryan Miller will start on Saturday.

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Morning Rumors: Oilers, Erat, lots on the Gardiner, Miller, Giroux and Messier

  • TSNs Insider Trading: The Oilers GM Craig MacTavish may not be panicking but they need help on the blueline after allowing 15 goals in three games. There is some concern. MacTavish said this offseason that he wanted to make a “bold” move and he could be waiting in the weeds to do so. Dreger on Gardiner: they are interested in offers, but are not shopping him. Teams had been calling the Leafs about Cody Franson (while he was unsigned) and some turned to Jake Gardiner, but GM Dave Nonis told teams to make an offer and it would take an elite forward. There have not been any serious offers for Gardiner as of yet. Capitals Martin Erat is playing on the fourth line and getting limited minutes, things could come to a head soon.
  • James Mirtle: Why moving Gardiner makes sense: “They’ve got a lot of similar elements in their top six, and they’re not particularly heavy on Randy Carlyle elements.” They have three cheap, young, offensive over defensive minded defensemen in Cody Franson, Gardiner and Morgan Rielly. Dion Phaneuf and Mark Fraser are their only physical bluelines, and coach Randy Carlyle likes physical Dmen. One of the reasons John-Michael Liles didn’t make it in Toronto is that he’s a small, puck-moving, left-handed defenseman. The Leafs don’t have a lot of cap room to added a two-way defenseman to log some minutes. Moving Gardiner in a deal that brings that in, it might make sense, but it’s not likely to work.
  • Howard Berger on Berger Bytes: Berger thinks that if the Maple Leafs are going to trade Jake Gardiner, a deal with the Avalanche for Paul Stastny would work. The Leafs would then have to try to move out about $5 million in cap space in a deal with the Avs or with another team(s).
  • Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News: Gleason thinks the Sabres should be playing Jhonas Enroth  and shopping Ryan Miller. They need Miller’s groin to improve and for him to remain healthy to help preserve his trade value. Sabres GM Darcy Regier needs to have Flyers GM Peter Laviolette on speed-dial.
  • Katie Strang: Flyers Claude Giroux denies the report that there was a rift between him and former coach Peter Laviolette.
  • John Shannon: Mark Messier could re-surface in Edmonton doing some part-time scouting/project work. Messier already has full-time job with the Kingsbridge Arena project in New York, but want to stay in the NHL loop.
  • Igor Eronko: CSKA of the KHL acquired the rights to Capitals Dmitry Orlov and Jets Ivan Telegin who has refused to report to the AHL.

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Lines and Starters: Flyers, Penguins, Hurricanes, Blackhawks, Lightning, Leafs and Sabres

  • Adam Kimelman: New Flyers lines: Hartnell-Giroux-Simmonds, Talbot-Couturier-Read, Voracek-Lecavalier-B.Schenn.
  • Sarah Baicker: Flyers defensive pairings: Meszaros-Streit, Timonen-Schenn, Coburn-Grossmann.
  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis Jokinen-Malkin-Bennett Jeffrey-Sutter-Kobasew Glass-Vitale-Adams.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes lines: Tlusty-EStaal-Semin, Gerbe-JStaal-Dwyer, Skinner-Nash-Dvorak.
  • Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks lines: Bickell-Toews-Kane, Sharp-Handzus-Hossa, Saad-Shaw-Hayes, Bollig-Kruger-Nordstrom.
  • Erik Erlendsson: Lightning’s Tom Pyatt will start on a line with Killorn and Filppula. Richard Panik will be a scratch.
  • Dave Isaac: Steve Mason is the likely starter for the Flyers.
  • James Mirtle: Jonathan Bernier will start in net for the Maple Leafs against the Avalanche.
  • Josh Yohe: Marc-Andre Fleury will start in net for the Penguins.
  • Joe Yerdon: Ben Bishop will start in net for the Lightning.
  • Joe Yerdon: Jhonas Enroth will start in net for the Sabres.

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Trade Rumor: The Avalanche Could Send Paul Stastny To The Sabres For Ryan Miller

  • Josh Rimer: Rimer has been told to not be surprised if the Avalanche trade Paul Stastny to the Sabres for Ryan Miller. Stastny will be an unrestricted free agent after the season. He could use a change of scenery to help regain his scoring touch. Miller would like to be closer to the west coast.
  • Adrian Dater: Dater has stated before that he thinks either Stastny or Ryan O’Reilly would be traded by the trade deadline.
  • Adrian Dater: The Avalanche will want a Matt Duchene and Nathan MacKinnon center combo before long, moving one of the others for help that is needed elsewhere.
  • Adrian Dater: Semyon Varlamov was GM Greg Sherman’s guy, but it’s Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic’s team now.
  • Jim Matheson: Matheson wonders if Jhonas Enroth is good enough to start for the Sabres if Miller is moved to the Avalanche. He also wonders if they would make the deal bigger to include Varlamov.
  • Jim Matheson: Matheson thinks the Avalanche should try to get Steve Ott in a Stastny-Miller deal. Adrian Dater: Dater responds by saying that Roy would love Ott, but Avs already have agitator Steve Downie.
  • Paul Stastny was drafted 44th overall in the 2nd round of the 2005 draft by the Avalanche. The 27-year old carries a $6.6 million salary cap hit.
  • Ryan Miller was drafted 138th overall in the 5th round of the 1999 draft by the Sabres. The 33-year old carries a $6.25 million salary cap hit.

Paul Stastny

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Free Agent Hits: Torres, Enroth, Briere, Canadiens, Kostitsyn and Gagne

  • Pierre LeBrun: The Sabres re-sign Jhonas Enroth to a 2-year deal worth $1.25 million per season.
  • Kevin Kurz: Don’t expect the Sharks to pursue Daniel Briere. Belief is he wants to stay in the East.
  • TSN: Don’t look for the Canadiens to make any big moves through free agency.

    “History shows that free agency isn’t the best tool,” he said. “Free agency to me is a tool but it’s not a way to make your team a top team. It’s overplayed. You have to be careful.”

  • Josh Cooper: A report from is saying that the Predators Sergei Kostitsyn is in talks with Avaangard Omsk of the KHL. The report is saying that the Predators would not object to this. He has a $3 million salary with the Predators for next season. The Predators could suspended him, therefore, not paying him or having this salary cap hit.

    “If player is suspended and not being paid, there is no cap charge,” Daly said.

  • Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: Simon Gagne is waiting to hear from the Flyers regarding a new contract.

    “I had two really good meetings, with both ‘Lavy’ [coach Peter Laviolette] and ‘Homer’ after the season ended,” Gagne said yesterday from Quebec City. “They thought that I did a lot of good things toward the end of the season and liked what I brought to the team.

    “Right now, they have some money issues, which would prevent us from doing anything. The salary cap is complicated and there are rules.

    “My agent has kept in touch with ‘Homer’ and he told us that he would call us before the draft.”

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Morning Hits: Burmistrov, Bogosian, Horcoff, Enroth and possible Canucks coaching candidates

  • Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press: Two sources have said that Jets RFA forward Alex Burmistrov has no-intention of re-signing with the team. Burmistrov wanted to be traded at the deadline and the Jets were trying too. Head coach Claude Noel and Burmistrov have had issues for two years, and hit a low when he was made a healthy scratch for four straight games. Names that reportedly came up when the Jets held talks with the Senators (Jakob Silfverberg), Sabres (Drew Stafford) and Islanders (Kyle Okposo). GM Kevin Cheveldayoff won’t let him go for nothing, but his market value is getting muddy. Burmistrov’s agent Mark Gandler would only say that he wasn’t going to sign in the KHL. The Jets haven’t held talks with RFA Zach Bogosian.
  • David Staple of the Edmonton Journal: Should the Oilers buyout Shawn Horcoff? The 35-year old Horcoff’s game has been on the decline and he’s been injured in two of the past three seasons. Horcoff could also be blocking Anton Lander, if the Oilers feel he’s ready. If his salary cap hit isn’t an issue this year, than he still may be a valuable bottom-six forward to have. His salary cap hit may become an issue for season, so if he’s bought out, it would likely be next year and not this summer.
  • John Vogl of the Buffalo News: Jhonas Enroth on whether he’s ready to be the No. 1 in Buffalo if Ryan Miller is moved: “I’m ready.”

    “I’ve been growing a lot,” Enroth said. “I want to play more. My goal is to be a starter one year in the NHL, and right now Ryan is the starter here. It’s kind of hard to take the job from him here, but we’ll see what happens.”

    The Sabres could be dealing at the draft, which could include Miller, though moving goaltenders isn’t always easy.

    “We get to the draft, and everything’s unpredictable,” Miller said. “I mean, everyone thought Luongo was going to get traded, and look where he is. He’s right where he is. … It’s just a weird landscape.”

  • Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun: Pap lists possible coaching candidates for the Canucks: Dallas Eakins, Lindy Ruff, Dave Tippett, Scott Arniel and Tom Renney.

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Roster and Goalie Notes: Horton, Karlsson, Pens, Kane, Oilers, Canucks, Sharks and Starting Goalies

  • Joe Haggerty: Bruins Nathan Horton won’t travel with the team due to an upper-body injury he sustained in the fight with Jarome Iginla.
  • Ian Mendes: Unlikely that Senators Erik Karlsson is in the lineup tonight.
  • Will DePaoli: Penguins Kris Letang and Marc-Andre Fleury won’t be in the Penguins lineup tonight. Pittsburgh Penguins: Letang has foot poisoning. Beau Bennett has an upper-body injury. Fleury’s wife is expecting. Sidney Crosby, James Neal, Paul Martin and Evgeni Malkin all skated today.
  • Kirk Penton: Jets Evander Kane didn’t skate this morning.
  • Joanne Ireland: Oilers Magnus Paajarvi was hit in the foot with a shot against the Avalanche, and won’t be in the lineup. Eric Belanger will be in the lineup. Ryan Whitney will also play.
  • Jim Jamieson: Canucks lines: Sedins-Burrows; Higgins-Roy-Kesler; Weise-Ebbett-Kassian; Raymond-Lapierre-Hansen.
  • Kevin Kurz: Sharks defensive pairings: Vlasic/Stuart, Hannan/Boyle, Irwin/Braun.
  • Bruce Garrioch: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators tonight.
  • John Vogl: Jhonas Enroth will start in net for the Sabres.
  • Dave Molinari: Tomas Vokoun will start in net for the Penguins.
  • Jim Jamieson: Cory Schneider will start in net for the Canucks.
  • Eric Stephens: Viktor Fasth will start in net for the for the Ducks.
  • Michael Russo: Niklas Backstrom will start in net for the Wild.
  • Chris Kuc: Corey Crawford will start in net for the Blackhawks.

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Morning Hits: The Avalanche, Miller’s time over in Buffalo? UFAs Brunner and Jones

  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Dater thinks that the Avalanche will have to trade one of their centers at some point. Paul Stastny and Ryan O’Reilly are likely the two they’ll consider trading. O’Reilly can’t be moved until Feb. 28th of next year. If the Avalanche don’t finish last and therefore the No. 1 pick, they could try to trade up. They could offer up Stastny and their first for the No. 1 pick and a roster player.
  • Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News: It looks like Ryan Miller’s time with the Buffalo Sabres may be at the end of the line. It’s hard to see Miller coming back next season after the way Friday’s game ended. Miller has a year left at $6 million, and there is little chance that he gets an extension from the team. He’s been very good through stretches, but only average in others. Miller said after Friday’s game that it reminded him of what Patrick Roy went through in Montreal.

    “Well, I would love to have what happened after that,” Miller said. “Just saying. It doesn’t mean I want to leave, but if that’s what you’re getting at. [Roy] won two Stanley Cups after that so, hey, why not?”

    Trading Miller would allow the Sabres to see if Jhonas Enroth could be a No. 1 goalie.

  • Brendan Savage of MLive: The Red Wings will have to figure out if they want to re-sign Damien Brunner, and if so, for how much. He started off with 10 goals and six assists in the first 19 games, but only has 1 goal and 5 assists since. GM Ken Holland said that talks were put off until the offseason. Ansar Khan thinks they should re-sign him, but possibility to a shorter term contract and maybe for in the $2.5 million per year range. Savage is thinking a 4 year, $10 million deal.
  • Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun: Oilers coach Ralph Krueger said UFA Ryan Jones needs to show that the Oilers should keep him around for next season and beyond.

    “It’s very important for us to take a really good look at Ryan Jones,” said Krueger, who scratched the winger five times this season. “Give him the opportunity to be the player he can be for the Edmonton Oilers.”

    Jones, also needs to decide if he wants to stay in Edmonton.

    “It’s a two-way street,” he said. “It’s a matter of the team trying to decide whether or not I have a role here, and also me trying to decide whether or not this is going to be a place that’s best for my career moving forward.

    “I like being here and I’m passionate about the organization, but it has to be healthy for me as a person and moving forward in my career. It’s not an automatic. It’s a two-way street and we’ll deal with it when the season ends.”

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Lines and Starting Goalies: Devils, Jets, Hurricanes, Lightning, Bruins, Jackets, Isles, Rangers, Kings, Sabres and Blues

  • Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Ponikarovsky-Zajac-Kovlachuk; Elias-Henrique-Clarkson; Matteau-Loktionov-Bernier; Carter-Gionta-Kostopoulos. Barch. Defensive pairings: Salvador-Volchenkov; Greene-Harrold; Tallinder-Zidlicky; Fayne-Larsson.
  • Gary Lawless via twitter: Jets lines: Ladd-Little-Wheeler, Kane-Olli-Burm, Wright-Antro-Mittens, Tangradi-Slater-Welly

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