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Injury Notes: Bjugstad, Hishon, Rozsival, Handzus, Beauchemin, Laich, Staal and Lupul

  • Mike Halford: Panthers prospect Nick Bjugstad has a concussion and is held out of camp.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs Joey Hishon missed the yesterday with a groin injury.
  • Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks Michal Rozsival and Michal Handzus won’t be cleared for contract for the start of camp. Marian Hossa has been cleared.
  • Ben Raby: Capitals Brooks Laich left the ice yesterday with a lower body injury. Capitals saying it’s not related to the one that had sidelined him last season.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers Marc Staal said that his perception on the ice is greatly improved, both depth perception and sensing where players are.
  • Jonas Siegel: Leafs Joffrey Lupul will be off the ice again today with a back issue.

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Quick Hits: Final dates, Shero, Bylsma, Compliance buyout, Eakins, Maurice and Hishon

  • Bob McKenzie: If the Blackhawks win today, the Stanley Cup Final starts on Wednesday. If the Kings win, the Final will start next Saturday in either Boston or Chicago. The Final can’t start in LA.
  • EJ Hradek: Penguins GM Ray Shero will now have many questions to answer about the Penguins future. From coaching to goaltending to free agents.
  • Darren Dreger: Dreger can’t see Dan Bylsma’s job with the Penguins being in jeopardy. Teams looking for a head coach are paying attention.
  • Eric Macramalla: In the new CBA, you can’t compliance buyout a player who signed after September 15th 2012.
  • Daren Millard: Dallas Eakins met with the Canucks for the second time. There is no timetable on a Canucks decision.
  • Bill Waters: Paul Maurice has had three interviews: Canucks, Lightning and Oilers.
  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Avalanche prospect, Joey Hishon, who has been battling concussions the past couple years, said he’s doing “great.” He missed almost two full years with a concussion, and suffered another one late this season. He should be ready for training camp.

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Injury Notes: Penguins, Oshie, Backstrom, Sharp, Emery and the Avalanche

  • Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Penguins Evgeni Malkin (shoulder) is practicing with the team. Sidney Crosby, James Neal and Paul Martin have been skating with their strength coach. It is possible that none of the above players return to the lineup before the end of the regular season.

    “There’s going to be no thought of rushing those players back to get an opportunity to play that game before the playoffs,” he said.

  • Andy Strickland: Blues T.J. Oshie said he hopes to be able return for the first game of the playoffs.
  • Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom left last night’s game in the third period after taking a Mike Green slapshot off his left arm.

    “It caught him in the arm,” Green said. “He’s all right but definitely gave him a bruise. So I hope everything’s okay with him.”

  • Tracey Myers: Blackhawks Patrick Sharp is out tonight. He hopes to be able to get into a few games before the playoffs start.
  • Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: Avalanche’s Semyon Varlamov and Milan Hejduk will return to the lineup tonight. Defenseman Erik Johnson and Ryan Wilson are still out.
  • Adrian Dater: Avalanche prospect Joey Hishon, who just returned after missing two years with a concussion, does have a head injury. They are not saying that it’s another concussion, just that it’s a head injury.

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Injury Notes: Hornqvist, Oshie, Anisimov, Lupul, Pyatt, Enstrom, Sharp, Hishon, Varlamov and Hejduk

From twitter unless otherwise noted

  • Jim Diamond: Predators Patrick Hornqvist is out for the next couple games with an upper-body injury.
  • Lou Korac: Blue TJ Oshie is getting close to returning to the lineup, could happen later this week during their home-stand.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets Artem Anisimov (head) traveled with the team to Denver, but is out indefinitely.
  • Terry Koshan: Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul has been cleared for contract. He is close to returning to the lineup, but realizes that there is no rush.
  • Erik Erlendsson: Lightning’s Tom Pyatt left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets coach Claude Noel said that defenseman Tobias Enstrom is week-to-week and not day-to-day with a mid-body injury (back).
  • Lou Korac of NHL.com: Dave Bolland returned to the Blackhawks lineup yesterday, but Patrick Sharp missed the game with an upper-body injury. It’s believed to be the shoulder injury that kept him out of 14 games, before returning last week.
  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Avalanche prospect Joey Hishon suffered another head injury on Friday after being hit from behind into the boards. He missed almost two years with a concussion. They haven’t called it a concussion just yet. Semyon Varlamov returned to the Avalanche lineup yesterday after missing time due to a hip injury. Milan Hejduk could return to the lineup tonight. Talk of Hejduk retiring at the end of the season may be premature.

    “I’m not really sure right now. We’ll sit down and make some decisions after the season,” said Hejduk.

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Nothing Scheduled … Hishon cleared … Varlamov returns … Draft rankings and what could happen with the draft

  • Darren Dreger via twitter: There is still lots of optimism that the season will be saved in early 2013. Dreger is hopeful, but less optimistic.
  • Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: As of the 24th, no meetings were scheduled between the NHL and NHLPA.

    “We haven’t talked about meetings later this week,” Daly said in an e-mail.  “I guess we will see.”

  • Brad Shade via twitter: Joey Hishon has been cleared to practice after being out 19 months with a concussion.
  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: McKenzie asked 10 scouts about 2013 draft eligibles. 7 have Nate MacKinnon at number 1, 3 had Seth Jones.  Top 10 rankings: 1. MacKinnon (CAN); 2. Jones (USA); 3. Aleksander Barkov (FIN); 4. Elias Lindholm (SWE); 5. Jonathan Drouin (CAN); 6. Rasmus Ristolainen (FIN); 7. Valeri Nichushkin (RUS); 8. Alex Wennberg (SWE); 9. Jacob De La Rose (SWE); 10. Linus Arnesson (SWE).
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: So what happens to the NHL draft if the season is cancelled?

    “Anybody who says they have a clue, they’re lying,” said Al Murray, Tampa Bay Lightning’s head of amateur scouting.

    Before the 2005 draft, the NHL held a lottery to see who would get the chance to draft Sidney Crosby. It was held 5 weeks after the normal date, and 17 days after the CBA was agreed upon. If there is no CBA during the summer, there could be no draft.

    “There can’t be a draft without a CBA. That’s one of the things collectively bargained,” said former NHL general manager Craig Button, now a draft guru for TSN.

    “The NHL could still implement a draft regardless of having no CBA, but the NHLPA could say no and then everybody’s a free agent. That would be messy. What if they say there’s a bidding situation for the junior players? It’s far-fetched and I don’t think it would happen, but …”

    If a CBA gets done after the season is cancelled, and they do look to hold a draft, they could go with a lottery like they did after the last lockout.

    “If they go on the same format for the lottery, Columbus would have five balls, three of their own and they’ve also got L.A.’s pick (for Jeff Carter) and the Rangers (for Rick Nash). They would be the overwhelming favourite,” said Button.

    The Flames, Wild, Stars, Hurricanes, Maple Leafs and Jets would each have three balls.

  • The Fouth Period: Last Friday the City of Glendale signed a lease agreement with Greg Jamison’s group, Hockey Partners LLC. Jamison now has until Jan. 31st to purchase the team.

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Morning notes on Crosby, Zetterberg, Yemelin, Belesky, Hasek, Hovinen, Atkinson, Hishon and Kerdiles

  • Josh Yohe and Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Sidney Crosby may be getting closer to a decision on playing in Europe.

    “Right now for me, it’s more of a week-to-week thing,” Crosby said. “Each week you want to figure out if discussions are heating up. If things get close, that’s great. If things are far apart again, that’s probably not a good sign, so we’ll see what happens.”

    “Guys around the league are trying to figure out what they’re going to do,” Crosby said. “That’s something I realized in Colorado. A lot of guys are on the fence about going over to Europe or staying here. Everyone has their structure, their routine. And the season is supposed to be starting now. Now everyone has to decide what to do.”

  • Matias Strozyk via twitter: Dominik Hasek retired for hockey again. He doesn’t believe he’d get an NHL deal, recent talks had fallen through. He was in talks with a NHL team about reporting to an AHL camp but it didn’t materialize. Hasek said they talked to 8 teams, negotiating with 3 or 4. All teams eventually said no.
  • Randy Miller of the Courier Post: The Flyers have been high on the 6′ 7″ goalie Niko Hovinen, but yesterday they sent him to the ECHL after a disappointing AHL training camp. The Flyers also sent forwards Marcel Noebels, Jason Akeson and Luke Pither, and defensemen Blake Kessel and Tyler Hostetter. to the Trenton Titans.
  • Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets prospect Cam Atkinson expects to be cleared by the eye doctor to return to Springfield of the AHL. Atkinson suffered the eye injury on September 30th when a resistance band hit him in the eye after slipping off his foot.

    “The strap slipped off my foot and, like a giant rubber band, snapped me right in the eyes,” Atkinson said. “It was lights out. I couldn’t see a thing. My ears were ringing. My eyes started watering like crazy. Thank God I had people around me.”

  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Avalanche 2010 1st round pick, Joey Hishon, is still battling a concussion and it’s not known if he’ll be able to play again. He suffered a concussion during last year’s Memorial Cup. Hishon hasn’t taken part in any practices or preseason games for the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters. Hishon has indicated through his tweets that he might play, but it hasn’t happened yet.
  • Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks prospect Nicolas Kerdiles has been deemed ineligible for the University of Wisconsin because of his relationship with advisors from Pulver Sports. The Kelowna Rockets of the WHL own his CHL rights.

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Reports that Markov rejected Canadiens offer … Leclaire and MacDonald to have surgery … Orpik to return next week … Ovie to practice on Monday

  • Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette: There was a report yesterday that UFA defenseman Andrei Markov had rejected a 1 year, $5.75 million contract from the Canadiens.“All I can tell you is that (Canadiens general manager) Pierre Gauthier and I have agreed to deal with (Markov’s) status at the end of the year and not now,” Meehan said late in the afternoon from Edmonton.“I haven’t talked to anybody (about the report) and I wouldn’t talk to anybody about any discussions I’ve had with Pierre. I could waste my whole day dealing with rumours from Montreal.”
  • Tony Marinaro via twitter: Sources are saying that Andrei Markov wants to rejoin the Canadiens if they go deep in the playoffs but his surgeon has ruled that out.
  • Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen: Pascal Leclaire’s days with the Senators appear to be over, as he’ll be rehabbing his hip for 3 to 4 months after surgery. He isn’t worried about finding a job next year. “Right now, fix my leg, that’s the most important thing,” he said. “And after that, we’ll figure something out. That’s why we have agents. I have a lot of confidence in (agent) Don Meehan. I haven’t become a bad goalie because I got hurt. I was playing pretty well this year.”
  • Arthur Staple via twitter: Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald has a torn labrum that will require surgery. He’s done for the year and possibly into next year.
  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Avalanche: The Avalanche will soon announce that they have signed prospect Tyson Barrie to an entry level deal. In the last 2 weeks they have signed Calvin Pickard, Stefan Elliot and Joey Hishon.

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Bettman’s 5 step plan … Lemieux sends Bettman letter outlining team fines for suspensions … Gardiner and Hishon sign entry level deals

  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: Gary Bettman outlines the NHL’s 5 step plan. 1. “Brendan Shanahan working with NHLPA to expedite equipment modifications.” 2. “Revised concussion protocol. If player is suspected to have had one, must be removed from the bench for assessement in quiet area.” 3. “Fines and/or suspensions for clubs and coaches of players/teams that rack up high number of suspensions. No details yet.” 4. “Safety engineers to make sure all NHL arenas conform to safe standards and to come up with ideas to “soften” environment.” 5. “Special committee of Shanahan, R Blake, Yzerman, Niuewendyk to continue investigating this issue.”
  • Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Earlier this month, Penguins owner Mario Lemieux sent a letter to Gary Bettman saying that teams should be fined when one of their players is suspended. The fines could range from $50,000 to a $1 million and double for repeat offenders. This might “accountable for the actions of their players,” Lemieux wrote. “We propose instituting a policy of automatically fining a team when one if its players is suspended — with the amount of the fine based on the length of the suspension. This should serve as a disincentive for teams as well as players to employ these kinds of tactics.” Under Lemieux’s plan:

    if a player is suspended one or two games, his team would be fined $50,000; three or four games, a $100,000 fine; five to eight games, a $250,000 fine; nine or 10 games, a $500,000 fine; 11-15 games, a $750,000 fine; and more than 15 games, a $1 million fine. Those dollar amounts would double for a repeat offender.

  • Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Thrashers defenseman Dustin Byfuglien is questionable for tonight’s game with a lower body injury. Byfuglien miss a game last week due to injury. He’s 3rd in team scoring with 50 points, 19 goals and 31 assists. The Thrashers have recalled Noah Welch. Ondrej Pavelec will start in net tonight againt the Devils.
  • Brad Zeimer of the Vancouver Sun: Canucks defenseman Sami Salo left last night’s game after blocking a shot in the forearm/elbow area. Coach Vigneault added, “It’s not broken, so he will be re-evaluated (Tuesday). We’ll see how he feels.” Yann Sauve could be recalled if Salo is out.
  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: The Avalanche have signed 2010 1st round pick, Joey Hishon, to an entry level contract. Hishon was drafted 17th overall last year, and recorded 36 goals and 83 points in 48 games this year. He won’t play for the Avs this season.
  • Michael Russo via twitter: Sources are saying the Maple Leafs have signed University of Wisconsin defenseman Jake Gardiner to an entry level deal. Gardiner was a 2009 1st round pick by the Ducks, and was acquired in the Francois Beauchemin trade.

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