Posts Tagged John-Michael Liles

Injury Notes: Kesler, Jurco, Liles, Granlund, Ramo and Hudler

  • Elliott Pap: Canucks Ryan Kesler is heading back to Vancouver to have an MRI on his right knee after a Jim Slater knee-on-knee hit.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Tomas Jurco will be out at least two weeks, Teemu Pulkkinen has been called up.
  • Wes Gilbertson: Flames Markus Granlund has been placed on the IR with a suspected shoulder injury.
  • Aaron Vickers: Flames Karri Ramo practice yesterday and they are hoping that he’ll be able to return mid-to-late next week.
  • Wes Gilbertson: Flames Jiri Hudler skated yesterday morning in a non-contact jersey. He could return this week though.

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Injury Notes: Peverly, Habs, Stars, Wings, Panthers, Sabres, Avs, Isles, Flyers, Lightning, Canes and Ducks

  • Mark Stepneski of Stars.NHL: Stars forward Rich Peverley is in stable condition in a Dallas hospital after collapsing on the bench last night.

    “We successfully treated him for a cardiac event with standard therapy,” said Dr. Gil Salazar of UT Southwestern Emergency Medicine. “We provide oxygen for him. We started an IV. We did chest compressions on him and defibrillated him, provided some electricity to bring a rhythm back to his heart, and that was successful with one attempt, which is very reassuring.”

    “As soon as we treated him he regained consciousness. He was alert and talking to us after the event and quickly got transported to the hospital. I was actually able to talk to him in the back of the ambulance; he was able to tell me where he was and wanted to get back into the game.”

    Peverley has a history of heart issues. He underwent a procedure in September for an irregular heartbeat.

  • Montreal Canadiens: Canadiens Josh Gorges had surgery yesterday morning to repair his fractured hand. He’ll be out at least four weeks.
  • Mike Heika: Stars coach Lindy Ruff said that Kari Lehtonen has a concussion: “When he starts feeling well, he’ll start exercising again.”
  • Bill Roose: Red Wings Joakim Andersson has a broken medial malleolus after being hit by a Dominic Moore shot. Andersson wears shot-blockers, but it was still able to fracture part of his left ankle.
  • Harvey Fialkov: Panthers Erik Gudbranson has a knee injury and is waiting to be assessed.
  • Chris Ryndak of the Buffalo News: Tylers Myers injured his right leg Sunday night, but it’s looking like he’ll not miss any time and should be in the lineup tonight.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs P.A. Parenteau left last night’s game with a knee injury. He’ll end up missing four to six weeks a MCL injury.
  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Michael Grabner (upper-body) will be evaluated when they return to New York.
  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers Ray Emery practiced yesterday, but he’s doubtful for tonight according to GM Paul Holmgren.
  • Joe Smith: Lightning’s Steven Stamkos wasn’t on the ice yesterday morning. He’ll take a day off here and there as he works his way back. Team was off Sunday as well.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes who didn’t practice yesterday: Eric Staal, Justin Faulk (upper-body) and John Michael-Liles (upper-body).
  • Randy Sportak: Flames Curtis Glencross practiced yesterday in a contact jersey.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Luca Sbisa (knee) and Mathieu Perreault (forearm) skated yesterday and hope to travel with the team on their road trip.

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Maple Leafs Trade Liles and Prospect to Hurricanes for Gleason

The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded defenseman John-Michael Liles  and prospect Dennis Robertson to the Carolina Hurricanes for defenseman Tim Gleason.

The 33-year old Liles is under contract until the end of 2015-16 season, with a $3.875 million cap hit. Liles was drafted 159th overall in the 5th round of the 2000 draft by the Avalanche.

The 30-year old Gleason is under contract until the end of the 2015-16 season, with a cap hit of $4 million. Gleason was drafted 23rd overall in the 2001 draft by the Senators.

The 22-year old Robertson was drafted 173rd overall in the sixth round of the 2011 draft by the Maple Leafs.

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Morning Rumors: Rangers, Sens, Jackets, Leafs, Oilers, Flames, Wings, Canes, Avs, Canadiens and Isles

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Rangers are said to be the most desperate team to make a deal. GM Glen Sather has been working the phones, looking at deals involving Michael Del Zotto and Dan Girardi. Girardi will be a UFA and the Rangers may be seeing what they could get for him. The Senators are interested Del Zotto, but they have to send contracts the other way, either Patrick Wiercioch or Eric Gryba. The Rangers are willing to talk about anyone other than Rick Nash, Henrik Lundqvist and Chris Kreider.The Blue Jackets are looking for a goalie. Justin Peters could be a good fit.The Maple Leafs may have shown some interest in Sam Gagner and would be a good fit, but he has a two years with a $4.8 million cap hit. The Devils may have called the Oilers on Gagne as well.The Sabres may be getting close on naming a new GM, with Jim Benning the top candidate.

    Flames that could be on the move: Mikael Backlund, Sven Baertschi, Mike Cammalleri or Lee Stempniak.

    The Kings have depth upfront and could look to move: Trevor Lewis, Colin Fraser and Dan Carcillo.

    The Wings have been looking to bring in a top-end defenseman. They may have looked at Alex Edler, but he’s likely not going anywhere.

    Talk is the Maple Leafs are looking to sweeten the pot in a John-Michael Liles for Tim Gleason deal with the Hurricanes.

    Avs GM Joe Sakic is ready to trade. There have been no contract talks between the Avs and pending UFA Paul Stastny.

  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: There continues to be talk that the Canadiens are willing to trade Max Pacioretty. The Rangers are interest, but there doesn’t appear to be a match. The don’t appear to be a landing spot for Del Zotto. The Islanders and Flyers are taking serious runs at Pacioretty, but GM Marc Bergeron isn’t likely to want to trade him in the East, if at all.
  • Dennis Bernstein: Not usual visitors scouting the the Kings-Avalanche game: Maple Leafs and Penguins.

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Morning Hits: 2014-15 Salary Cap, Liles, Rielly, Pandolfo, Gilroy and Halak

  • Bob McKenzie: 2014-15 salary cap projection should come next week, sounding like it could be around $70 million.
  • Stephen Whyno: The Maple Leafs have recalled John-Michael LilesBob McKenzie: Liles’ recall doesn’t necessarily mean that the Leafs will loan Morgan Rielly to Team Canada for the World Junior Championship. If Liles plays well enough to stick and/or Rielly isn’t playing, Rielly could still be assigned to Canada by December 19th.

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Afternoon Notes: Subban, Liles, Gretzky, TSN, Lundqvist, Lehner and Peters

  • Louis Jean: There is nothing imminent with the Canadiens and P.K. Subban. Things can obviously change quickly, but it’s looking like it could take a couple more days.
  • Hope Smoke: Claude Loiselle:  “Liles is the best defenseman outside of the NHL right now. At this point there is no way to fit him into our roster”
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: ”Belief is that MLSE want Gretzky as an ambassador. More than a token position. They are very happy with Nonis’ job.”
  • YYZ Sports Media:  James Duthie, Darren Dreger and Bob McKenzie all signed new long-term deals with TSN.
  • Eric Macramalla: If the Rangers were to buyout the final year of  Henrik Lundqvist’s new contract, it would cost them only $2,833,333.
  • Don Brennan: Robin Lehner will start in net for the Senators.

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VIDEO: Hockey Night in Canada’s Hotstove and Don Cherry’s Coach’s Corner – Nov. 23rd

Hockey Night in Canada: Panel talking about the Winter Classic and Board of Governors. The Maple Leafs have begun talks with Jay McClement and Dave Bolland. If Dion Phaneuf get the term he wants, he may have to take a little less money. Reports of the Flames talking to teams regarding Mikael Backlund appear to be true. The Flames will likely adopt Brian Burke’s early Christmas roster freeze. Friedman thinks the Senators and Rangers have talked about Michael Del Zotto, but doesn’t think talks may be going anywhere. Doesn’t think Ales Hemsky to the Senators works because of his money. Leafs assistant GM Claude Loiselle watched the Hurricanes this week, maybe Tim Gleason. A John-Michael Liles for Tim Gleason deal may not work, may have to add another piece.

Don Cherry’s Coach’s Corner:

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Morning Rumors: Panthers, Canadiens, Flames, Senators, Havlat, Miller, Blues, Leafs and Grigorenko

  • The Fourth Period: The Panthers continue to get calls on Dmitry Kulikov, who is in the final year of his deal. The Oilers, Red Wings, Hurricanes and Ducks are teams who are believed to have shown interest. The Panthers are also taking offers for Scottie Upshall, Tomas Fleischmann, Brad Boyes and Shawn Matthias.
  • The Fourth Period: Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin has been looking for offensive help. He’s asked about a few players, but the cost is too high. They have inquired about Jets Evander Kane. Bergevin continues to talk with some of his free agents: P.K. Subban, Andrei Markov and Raphael Diaz.
  • The Fourth Period: The Flames may be looking to make more trades, but they’ll be selling. The Calgary Sun said that trade candidates are: Michael Cammalleri, Lee Stempniak, Matt Stajan and Chris Butler. GM Jay Feaster is looking for young players and draft picks. Nothing is imminent. Cammalleri and Stajan have limited no-trade clauses.
  • Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators are still trying to find another top-6 forward. GM Bryan Murray has tried to fill the hole internally, and has also been looking outside the organization. A source said that they have talked to the Sharks about Martin Havlat. The Rangers have also talked to the Sharks about Havlat, but Sharks GM Doug Wilson doesn’t want to give up on Havlat just yet. Havlat has a no-trade clause (which he may waive for Ottawa) and a $5 million salary cap hit.
  • Jeremy Rutherford: Blues Jaroslav Halak got off to a hot start (9-2-1, 2.19 GAA and .913 SV%) but he’s had a rough three games. He now sits at 10-2-3 with a 2.48 GAA (23rd in the league) and .900 save percentage (34th). The Blues play Ryan Miller’s Sabres tonight. The Blues are thought to be one of the teams that could be interested in Miller, “but it appears that that ship has sailed.” The Blues would have issues with Miller’s $6.25 million salary cap hit and the Sabres are searching for a new GM. For now the Blues will ride it out with Halak and Brian Elliott, and have Jake Allen in the AHL if a replacement is needed.
  • Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie on TSN Radio: ”the fact that the Oilers pick is in play certainly interests people but it’s not easy to acquire stud defenseman”
  • Hope Smoke: McKenzie on TSN Radio: “MacTavish has been talking, and talking a lot, but nothing appears to be imminent”
  • Hope Smoke: McKenzie on TSN Radio: ”I don’t necessarily see the Islanders doing something to address their goaltending situation”
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger on TSN Radio: ”for the most part the Leafs have stopped looking to upgrade via trade after the Holland move”
  • Hope Smoke: Dreger on TSN Radio: ”I still think there is a deal to be made between the Leafs & Carolina for Liles. Nonis is prepared to eat about $1 mill in salary”
  • Hope Smoke: Dreger on TSN Radio: ”if Raymond continues to produce, it’s unlikely the Leafs would be able to re-sign him. Will he command $2 mill – $3 mill?”
  • Hope Smoke: Dreger on TSN Radio: ”I’m thinking the Leafs get Dion at 6-7 years at around $7 million. Maybe $7.2 on the upside”
  • John Vogl: Quebec Remparts spokesperson said that the Sabres have not spoken with coach Philippe Boucher about the possibility of Mikhail Grigorenko returning to the QMJHL.
  • Martin Biron: Translating RDS’s Stephane Leroux tweet that he talked to a source last week who said that Grigorenko would be heading back to the QMJHL.
  • Sara Orlesky: Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen was at the Flames – Jets game last night.

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Afternoon Hits: Eaves, Porter, Lack, Liles, Martin, Nash, Elias, Zherdev, Backstrom, Weiss and Jenner

  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Patrick Eaves cleared waivers and was assigned to the AHL.
  • Bob McKenzie: Canucks sign Eddie Lack to a two-year contract extension with a $1.15 million cap hit. He’ll get $1 million next year and $1.3 million the following year.
  • Terry Koshan: The Maple Leafs recall Trevor Smith and send John-Michael Liles to the AHL.
  • William DePaoli: Penguins defenseman Paul Martin will return to the lineup tonight. Kris Letang didn’t practice this morning.
  • Katie Strang: Rangers Rick Nash, Ryan Callahan and Anton Stralman all practiced today. Nash isn’t expected to play tomorrow.
  • Dan Rosen: Devils Patrick Elias said he plans to play tonight.
  • Igor Eronko: Nikolai Zherdev had his second KHL contract terminated in the last two and half months.
  • Jonas Siegel: Maple Leafs Frazer McLaren will be back in the lineup against the Sabres.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Stephen Weiss (groin) was on the ice today. He’s not expected back until next week.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets Matt Calvert and/or Boone Jenner could return to the lineup next week.

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Morning Hits: Liles, Blackhawks, Ducks and Tootoo

  • David Alter: Maple Leafs John-Michael Liles doesn’t have to go through waivers, can be sent down at any time.
  • Tab Bamford: The Blackhawks have just under $64 million committed for 16 players next season.
  • Dan Wood: The Ducks have activated Viktor Fasth and recalled center Peter Holland from the AHL. Goaltender Frederik Andersen and defenseman Sami Vatanen were returned to the AHL.
  • James Mirtle: The Red Wings send Jordin Tootoo to the AHL.

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Morning Rumors II: Stars, Maple Leafs, Hurricanes, Panthers, Predators, Flyers, Emery and Fighting and the Sabres

  • TSN Insider Trading: Dreger: doesn’t think that Nail Yakupov will be traded this year. They have no intentions of trading him.

    McKenzie: Stars Vernon Fiddlerwent to the team and said he wants more ice time and bigger role. If they couldn’t fulfill the request, to let him do it elsewhere. He’s making $1.8 million will be a UFA at the end of the season. There is interest in him, but the stars are doing well. Dreger: The Maple Leafs are one of the teams that talked to the Stars about Fiddler, but are concerned with his age and money.Dreger: Maple Leafs have had talks with Hurricanes about John-Michael Liles, but nothing imminent.

    McKenzie: Five Panthers who likely won’t be traded are: Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau, Nick Bjugstad, Eric Gudbranson and Marcel Goc. Shawn Matthias or Dmitry Kulikov could be getting interest, not so much for their more expensive veterans.

    LeBrun: The Predators have had talks with the Ducks regarding Jonas Hiller, but are waiting to learn more about Pekka Rinne’s health before making a decision. If it looks like Rinne’s health will keep him out longer, they may look to move on a goalie.

  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger on TSN Radio: “I don’t get the sense that talks have heated up between the Leafs and Fiddler. Leafs leaning towards vet depth forward”
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Flyers are “vigorously” shopping Luke Schenn and Andrej Mezsaros. Schenn has $3.6 million cap hit for the next three years and Mezsaros has a $4 million cap hit for this season.
  • Dan Rosen of Ray Emery when asked by Gary Bettman last week if he would have went after Holtby if there was a 10-game suspension:

    “He goes, ‘What, are you crazy?’” Commissioner Bettman said.

    Bettman added.

    “There are things you can do if you believe that is not the appropriate thing,” Bettman continued. “There are lots of people who believe that with the amount of equipment that goaltenders wear and the importance that they have that there should be a rule, and that’s something we’ll discuss. But us just throwing out lightning bolts because of the spur of the moment, you have to be better and more consistent than that when you’re running a sports league.”

  • Mike Harrington: Sabres call for a 10:30 AM major press conference. John Shannon: Sounding like the Sabres will announce a new position, President of Hockey Operations. Joe Yerdon: “If the insiders are right and it is to announce a head of hockey ops, that’s a big deal. Someone who slots in above Darcy Regier? Yeah, big.” Bob McKenzie: Sounding like Pat LaFontaine will be named the Sabres new president of hockey operations. Bucky Gleason: Hearing that Darcy Regier and Ron Rolston are out with LaFontain in and possibly Ted Nolan returning as coach.

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Afternoon Hits: Protected 1st Rounder, Bass, Gagner, Perreault, Lupul, Liles, Flames Injuries and Pacioretty

  • Pierre LeBrun: The 1st round pick that the Islanders included in the Vanek-Moulson deal with the Sabres is protected. Islanders can defer to 2015 if it is in the top 10.
  • Mark Spector: Sam Gagner has been cleared to play. Bob Stauffer: If Gagner is activated off the IR and Richard Bachman remains with the team, they will have to make a roster move. They have two extra defenseman, Grebeshkov and Potter. Chris Johnston: Gagner says he’s playing.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Mathieu Perreault will be back in the lineup. Dustin Penner is skating, but might not be ready.
  • Chris Johnston: Randy Carlyle said that Joffrey Lupul is a game-time decision. John-Michael Liles will be scratched.
  • Roger Millions: Flames Mark Giordano has a broken ankle and is out for six to eight weeks. Lee Stempniak has a broken foot and is out week-to-week. Chris Breen is day-to-day with a abdominal strain.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Canadiens Max Pacioretty (hamstring) and Christian Thomas (hernia) skated today.

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