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NHL Rumors I: Jets, Canucks, Red Wings, Oilers, Panthers and Brodeur

  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Jets have to trade Evander Kane, but they won’t get full value for him. Could the Jets and Canucks work out a deal, Kane for Alex Edler and a prospect?

    The Red Wings are hoping to get Henrik Zetterberg back in the first round (late), but more likely for the second round if they make it that far. Defenseman Jonathan Ericsson could be on the same timeline.

    Matheson is sure the Oilers will offer Matt Greene a contract if he hits the open market.

  • Harvey Fialkov: Panthers GM Dale Tallon said that he would like to add two experienced defenseman at the draft. Tallon’s No. 1 priority is to add a “sniper” for Aleksander Barkov or Nick Bjugstad lines, as well as to help out on the power play.
  • Harvey Fialkov: Panther GM Dale Tallon said he will try to re-sign Tom Gilbert and Jesse Winchester.
  • Dan Rosen: Devils Martin Brodeur isn’t ruling out a return to New Jersey. Hasn’t spoken with GM Lou Lamoriello. He believes the Devils will be in good hands with Cory SchneiderTom Gulitti: Brodeur said that Schneider will be the Devils clear cut No. 1 goalie, and that if he returned, it would be as a backup. Katie Strang: If Brodeur takes a backup role, it won’t be for a marginal team, ”It’s going to be a team that contends for the Stanley Cup.”
  • Rich Chere: Martin Brodeur on being a GM: “That’s something that interests me, but I don’t think I’m ready for that. I’m still in the game.”
  • Dan Rosen: Brodeur: “Just the thought about playing against the Devils will kill me. That’s one of the things that bothers me the most.”

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Injury Notes: Stars, Hawks, Ducks, Oilers, Wings, Jets, Canucks, Avs, Leafs and Predators

  • Dallas Stars: Stars GM Jim Nill on Rich Peverley:

    “Rich Peverley underwent successful surgery to correct an abnormal heart rhythm at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday, March 18. He is currently in normal sinus rhythm. He was released from the Cleveland Clinic today and is expected to return to Dallas tomorrow. He will be monitored closely and may require further treatment. There is no decision being made at this time on his ability to return to hockey participation.”

  • Tracey Myers: Blackhawks Patrick Kane will be out three weeks with a lower-body injury.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Cam Fowler will be out three to five weeks with a sprained left knee.
  • Nick Kypreos: Oilers Jordan Eberle will have a MRI on a suspected knee injury. He’s doubtful for tonight.
  • Mike Halford: Red Wings Jonathan Ericsson breaks his finger and will be out two weeks.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Joakim Andersson (broken foot) and Daniel Cleary (knee) skated yesterday.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets Dustin Byfuglien missed last night’s game with a lower-body injury. They expect him to play on Saturday.
  • Ben Kuzma: Canucks Chris Tanev has a broken finger and is out three to four weeks.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs John Mitchell missed last night’s game and is day-to-day with a sore back.
  • Stephen Whyno: Maple Leafs Jonathan Bernier will “more than likely” skate in full equipment tomorrow.
  • Josh Cooper: Predators Paul Gaustad left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets Zach Bogosian should be able to return on Saturday.

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Injury Notes: Saad, Carter, Joensuu, Fowler, Huberdeau, Zucker, Mitchell, Ericsson and Stuart

  • Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks Brandon Saad could possibly play tonight. Michal Rozsival will be out a few games with a lower-body injury.
  • Edmonton OilersJesse Joensuu is out four weeks with a high ankle sprain.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Cam Fowler had an MRI yesterday. Was wearing a knee brace.
  • George Richards: Panthers Jonathan Huberdeau is doubtful for the rest of their trip with an upper-body injury.
  • Chad Grad: Wild’s Jason Zucker will miss the rest of the season with an knee injury.
  • L.A. Lariviere: Avs John Mitchell went to the hospital to get x-rays on his back after crashing hard into the boards during the second period.
  • Ted Kulfan: Red Wings Jonathan Ericsson left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • Kevin Kurz: Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart is getting close to returning to the lineup.

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Injury Notes: Stamkos, Giguere, Islanders, Red Wings, Sabres and Couture

  • Joe Yerdon: Lightning’s Steven Stamkos has been cleared for light contact.
  • Adrian Dater: Avalanche’s J.S. Giguere is dealing with back issues.
  • Brett Cyrgalis: Islanders Travis Hamonic, Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov all skated yesterday morning and could play on Wednesday. Nabokov is probable to be a backup on Monday and play at Yankee Stadium.
  • Helene St. James: The Red Wings are getting healthy. Darren Helm, Jonathan Ericsson and Daniel Alfredsson should be back this week. Johan Franzen and Joakim Andersson are likely for Sunday or Tuesday.  GM Ken Holland said Franzen will be back today. He hasn’t played since December 15th.
  • Mike Harrington: Sabres coach Ted Nolan had no update on Ville Leino or Drew Stafford and doesn’t sound like they will be able to go on Monday.
  • David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News:  Sharks Logan Couturehas started testing out his hand after surgery.

    “I know the guys were ribbing him,” McLellan said. “I know some of the guys told him it looks like he was almost all the way back with his shot already. That’s them playing games with him obviously, but he looks better every day.”

    Couture had the surgery on January 8th, and was expected to be out for three to four weeks.

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Morning Rumors and Notes: Thornton, Oilers, Weber, Preds, Phaneuf, Steen, Parise, Ericsson and Fedorov

Some notes from the last couple days.

  • NHL: (click the link to read the 12 page document) Gary Bettman upholds Shawn Thornton’s 15 game suspension.

    The National Hockey League Players’ Association (the “NHLPA” or the “Union”), on behalf of Boston Player Shawn Thornton, has appealed from a December 14, 2013 supplementary discipline decision suspending Mr. Thornton for fifteen (15) games. This shall constitute my determination of Mr. Thornton’s appeal. For the reasons described herein, I find that the decision suspending Mr. Thornton for fifteen (15) games was supported by clear and convincing evidence.

  • Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Oilers GM Craig MacTavish must decide if he’ll make a move now, or wait until after the season. It’s hard to do a “franchise-altering” trade mid-season.

    You wait until your year is over, take a deep breath and then determine what exactly is out there. You find out who else is unhappy with their team (or a player) and what they are willing to do. Last June, for example, that was Boston and the Dallas Stars, or Vancouver and the New Jersey Devils.

    Friedman thinks that MacTavish (if he hasn’t already) should call up the Predators GM David Poile to check in on Shea Weber and say: ”If you decide to trade No. 6, I’m in. I’ve got what you want. There’s no better fit in the league.” The Oilers could package one of their previous 1st round picks, not named Nail Yakupov, and this year’s first as part of the deal.

    On the pre-Christmas trade market: ”Brutal.” One NHL GM: “There was absolutely nothing out there.”

    Linus Omark trade: A conditional 2014 6th round pick from the Sabres: In 2014 if he plays 15 games this year or if he re-signs before the draft. In 2015 if he re-signs after the draft.

    Predators GM David Poile would like to make a move, but has not discussed trading Shea Weber.

    Dion Phaneuf’s deal with the Maple Leafs could be done by New Year’s.

    The Maple Leafs talked to the Canucks years ago before they traded Alex Steen to the Blues. They may have asked for Kevin Bieksa.

  • Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Zach Parise is being evaluated. He missed their last game with a lower-body injury. It is thought that Parise’s bruised foot from the end of November has never fully healed. He’s still limping off ice.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Jonathan Ericsson is out three to five weeks with fractured ribs. He could miss the Olympics.
  • Lou Korac: (24th) The Blues have sent Chris Porter and Dmitrij Jaskin to the AHL.
  • Dmitry Chesnokov: Sergei Fedorov was activated by CSKA so that he could play in the Spengler Cup.

I hope everyone who celebrates it had an excellent Christmas.

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Morning Hits: Concussion lawsuit, Schneider, Ericsson, Dudley, Klesla, Recalls and Flip Hit

  • Chris Johnston of SportsNet: The concussion lawsuit has went from the first 10 plaintiffs to up to over 200 now, with the number likely to continue to grow.

    The lawsuit alleges that the NHL failed to do enough to protect and educate its players from the dangers of head injuries and, according to Owens, seeks to find out the answer to three important questions: What did the NHL know about concussions and the effects of subconcussive hits? When did it know it? And what did it tell the players?

  • Eric Macramalla: “The 200 or so NHL players were not magically added to lawsuit after news broke of NHL lawsuit; they likely signed retainer letters ahead of time; in class action litigation only plaintiffs that represent the class need to be identified at the start. Full list of plaintiff names will provided at a later date.”
  • Allan Walsh: “Many people are under the misperception that former players suing the NHL over long term effects of concussions making a pure money grab. In many instances, former players ultimately seeking costs of medical expenses, cost of medication and long term care.”
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Cory Schneider on not playing: ”It’s Groundhog Day for me. I can’t seem to escape it.”
  • Helene St. James: The Red Wings sign Jonathan Ericsson to a six-year contract extension worth $25.5 million, a $4.25 million cap hit.
  • Darren Dreger: The Canadiens give Rick Dudley a more lucrative deal to remain with the team. The Sabres were asking for permission to speak with Dudley about their vacant GM spot. L.A. Lariviere: Dudley had one more year on his deal. Extension doesn’t kick in until after next season.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes Rostislav Klesla clears waivers. McLellan of the Arizona Republic: Klesla was assigned to the AHL.

    “It’s more of him getting more minutes and playing more games, get his quickness and pace and confidence back where it needs to be, and then he’ll be back playing for us,” General Manager Don Maloney said. “Whether that’s a weekend or a week or two weeks or the rest of the year, I can’t say right now. So that’s the plan. We think he can help us at some point here, but we need to be better and he needs to be better.”

  • Ryan Rishaug: Matt D’Agostini was claimed by the Sabres.
  • Corey Pronman: The Coyotes have recalled Chris Brown and Connor Murphy from the AHL.
  • Eric Stephens: The Ducks have sent Emerson Etem and Devante Smith-Pelly to the AHL.
  • Igor Eronko: Chris Bourque’s contract with the Kazan of the KHL was terminated, and he’s rumored to be signing with Biel of the Swiss league.

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Morning Rumors: Oilers, Panthers, Canucks, Flyers, Rangers, Leafs, Preds, Wings, Sens, Sharks and Canes

  • Elliotte Friedman: If the Oilers were to trade their 2014 1st round pick, they’d want a big center or a game-changing defenseman.

    It’s thought that the Oilers had interest in Nikita Nikitin. Blue Jackets looking for speed, but it doesn’t look like talks went very far.

    Talk is that the Panthers are not interested in trading defenseman Brian Campbell.

    Contract extension talks between the Panthers and Marcel Goc will start soon.

    The Canucks may have interest in Panthers Shawn Matthias. Friedman thought the Flyers might, but was told that was “bad info.”

  • TSN Insider Trading: Dreger: two names on the trade market lately are Brayden Schenn and Michael Del Zotto. The Flyers may look to move Luke Schenn as well. Five or six teams have talked to the Rangers about Del Zotto.

    LeBrun: The Senators are looking for a puck moving defenseman and LeBrun thinks the Senators are one of the teams that called the Rangers about Del Zotto.

    LeBrun: Pekka Rinne will have an MRI on his hip next week. If it’s not good news, trade talk may heat up.

  • myNHLtraderumor: Kypreos said during the intermission last night that Brayden Schenn could be available and there is talk of the Oilers. He said he thinks the Maple Leafs have called, and that it would likely cost Jake Gardiner.
  • Bob McKenzie: Red Wings are close to signing defenseman Jonathan Ericsson to a contract extension. McKenzie thinking it could be four or five years in the $4 million per year range.
  • Chris Stevenson: On the Martin Havlat to Senators rumors … according to a scout it was Milan Michalek and his expiring contract going back to the Sharks.
  • Allan Walsh: “Hearing several media reports today regarding trade talks involving Martin Havlat. Martin has a full No Move Clause and no one has ever suggested to himanything about a trade. He is happy in San Jose and solely focused on playing hockey.”
  • Patrick Kearns: “Uh I don’t see Havlat with Rangers at all. Unless the Sharks are taking back Richards contract, no chance. Unless of course Rangers secretly plan on letting either Lundqvist, Girardi or Callahan walk to bring in a diminished, broken player. So yeah, move on from that one.”
  • Chip Alexander: With Hurricanes goalie Anton Khudobin about a week away, GM Jim Rutherford said they are considering their options. Rutherford said their options are to carry three goalies, trade one or risk putting Justin Peters on waivers: ”All are on our radar screen.”
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: ”Nonis told Clarkson that he didn’t care if he was a 20 goal scorer when he signed him” …  ”There is always that GMthat is willing to give you more in term and money. The Oilers offered him 7 years & $4 million more total”
  • Ken Campbell: Only four pro scouts at the Maple Leafs – Islanders game, “smallest contingent I’ve ever seen.”

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Afternoon Hits: Anderson, Bolland, Steckel, Smith, Ericsson, Calvert, Jenner, Downie, Raffl and Line Combos

  • Bruce Garrioch: “Craig Anderson is the No. 1 goalie and he’s ready to play. He’s ready to play,” says MacLean. “Robin has done a good job.”
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs David Bolland thinks he’ll be on crutches for another month. He’s not sure when he’ll be able to return to the lineup.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks David Steckel clears waivers and should be signed soon. He was on an AHL deal.
  • Ansar Khan: Brendan Smith is the only Red Wings defenseman who didn’t skate today. Smith can come off the IR, but coach Mike Babcock said he’s not ready. Jonathan Ericsson is not able to come off the IR until Friday.
  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets Matt Calvert is wearing a contact jersey at practice today. Boone Jenner skated this morning.
  • Sarah Baicker: Flyers Steve Downie practicing on a line with Sean Couturier and Matt Read. A good indication that he could be back in the lineup tomorrow. Sam Carchidi: If Downie is ready, they may send Michael Raffl back to the AHL.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars lines: Benn-Seguin-Nichushkin; Garbutt-Eakin-Chiasson; Whitney-Fiddler-Peverley; Roussel/MacDermid-Horcoff-Cole.
  • Ken Warren: Senators lines: MacArthur-Turris-Ryan, Spezza with Michalek and Conacher. .Greening-Smith-Neil, Kassian-Grant, Zibanejad.
  • Jessica Rusnak: Canadiens lines: Pacioretty-Plek-Gio, Galch-Eller-Gally, Bournival-Briere-Bourque, White-Dumont-Parros. Desharnais rotating in as C on 4th line.

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Afternoon Hits: Giroux, Tootoo, Ness, Forsberg, Letourneau-Leblond, Thomas and Anderson

  • Frank Seravalli: Flyers Claude Giroux said that teammates don’t believe that they are a good team.
  • Darren Dreger: Red Wings Jordin Tootoo and Panthers Steve Pinizzotto have cleared waivers.
  • Ansar Khan: Tootoo will remain in Detroit until they have to send him to the AHL when Jonathan Ericsson comes off the LTIR.
  • Dirk Hoag: The Predators assign Filip Forsberg to the AHL and call up Taylor Beck.
  • Joe McDonald: Panthers Tim Thomas will remain on the IR and won’t play against the Bruins.
  • Bruce Garrioch: If Craig Anderson is able to backup tonight, likely will be ready for Saturday.

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Afternoon Hits: Tootoo, Anders, Moore, Fraser, Ericsson, Omark, Reinhart and some line combos

  • Renaud Lavoie: The Red Wings put Jordin Tootoo on waivers. The Panthers put Steven Pinizzotto on waivers. Helene St. James: If Tootoo goes unclaimed and is sent to the AHL, the Wings will get $925,000 in cap relief.
  • Bruce Garrioch: Senators GM Bryan Murray said that he expects Craig Anderson “to get back fairly quickly.” Anderson was on the ice this morning.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers Dominic Moore (oblique) skated for the first time since last Tuesday. Still likely seven to 10 days away.
  • Jonas Siegel: Maple Leafs Mark Fraser said he’s ready to return. Coach Randy Carlyle said he’ll have a decision to make on the blueline.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Jonathan Ericsson is hoping to be ready to return to the lineup next Friday against the Capitals.
  • Corey Pronman: The Flames recall forward Max Reinhart from the AHL.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs lines: Lupul-JVR-Kessel Raymond-Kadri-Clarkson Bodie-McClement-Kulemin McLaren-Smith-Orr-Ashton.
  • Marc Antoine Godin: Canadiens lines: Galchenyuk- Eller-Gallagher, Bournival-Plekanec- Gionta, Pacioretty-Desharnais-Bourque, Moen-White-Parros.
  • Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks lines: Sharp-Toews-Hossa, Saad-Pirri-Kane, Bickell-Shaw-Morin, Bollig-Kruger-Smith.

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Injury Notes: Red Wings, Skinner, Skille, Korpikoski, Schlemke, Coyle, Brodin and Ballard

  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Johan Franzen will be back on Friday, with Luke Glendening likely going back to the AHL. Darren Helm could return on Saturday, with Jonathan Ericsson likely moving to the IR with his sore shoulder. Ansar Khan: Ericsson will start practicing next week.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford on Jeff Skinner: ”He’ll return by next week. We’re hoping for the weekend, but we’re not sure.”
  • Sarah McLellan: The Coyotes will have make a roster move when Lauri Korpikoski comes off the IR. No decision has been made yet.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes David Schlemko is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Korpikovski should be back today.
  • Michael Russo: Wild’s Charlie Coyle is expected to return on Friday. Both Jonas Brodin and Keith Ballard could return on Friday as well.

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Injury Notes: Lundqvist, Helm, Eaves, Ericsson, Jones, Stajan, Girordano and Thomas

  • Steve Zipay: Rangers Henrik Lundqvist is day-to-day with a “minor issue” and not guaranteed to start on Thursday.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Darren Helm has a sore groin and going through more tests yesterday to see if it’s torn. He won’t be ready to play this weekend.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Patrick Eaves will be ready for Saturday. No roster moves will be made until Darren Helm comes off the IR.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Jonathan Ericsson is on the short-term IR with a shoulder subluxation. Helene St. James: Ericsson will be out two to three weeks.
  • Roger Millions: Flames David Jones and Matt Stajan are now day-to-day and skating with the team.
  • Randy Sportak: Flames Mark Giordano is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
  • George Richards: Don’t know the extent of Panthers Tim Thomas’s injury. Don’t expect him to start on Friday. Steve Goldstein: Scott Clemmensen likely being recalled after Thomas left with an injury.

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