Posts Tagged Jordan Schroeder

Injury Notes: Canucks, Hawks, Sens, Devils, Ducks, Bruins, Oilers, Leafs, Pens and Blues

  • Dan Murphy: Canucks injuries: Jordan Schroeder (ankle) out two months, Jannik Hansen (upper-body) out for three-four weeks, Dale Weise (lower-body) out three-four weeks and David Booth (lower-body) out one-two weeks.
  • Chris Kuc: Blackhawks Michal Handzus (upper-body) is not skating and won’t play tonight.
  • Bruce Garrioch: Senators Clarke MacArthur is expected to play tonight.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador thinks he’ll return “relatively quickly” and goalie Cory Schneider is expected back by the weekend.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Saku Koivu could return to their road trip if he’s cleared by doctors that he has no concussion symptoms.
  • Fluto Shinzawa: The Bruins don’t expect Loui Eriksson to skate this week.
  • Bob McKenzie: Oilers Sam Gagner (broken jaw) is getting closer to returning to the lineup.
  • Joey Vendetta: Leafs Joffrey Lupul wants to play but will be a game-time decision.
  • John Shannon: Leafs Tyler Bozak out seven to 10 days and has been put on the IR retroactive to last Friday.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins: Penguins Rob Scuderi has a broken ankle and will have surgery later this week. No timetable has been set.
  • Josh Yohe: Penguins Chuck Kobasew has a lower-body injury and will be evaluated today in Pittsburgh.
  • Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blues Magnus Paajarviis expected to miss some time with an upper-body injury.

    “(Paajarvi) got whacked into the boards there,” Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said. “He’s got a pretty good upper-body injury right now.”

    Chris Stewart is questionable for tonight with an upper-body injury.

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Morning Hits: Biron, Staubitz, Leafs, Blackhawks, Canucks and Flames

  • Katie Strang: Martin Biron announced his retirement. Hinted that it was possible when they put him on waivers last week.
  • Paul Hendrick: The Maple Leafs send Trevor Smith, David Broll and Carter Ashton to the AHL.
  • Tim Sassone: The Blackhawks assign Joakim Nordstrom to the AHL.
  • Rob Mixer: The Canucks recalled forward Jeremy Welsh to replace the injured Jordan Schroeder.
  • Randy Sportak: The Flames recall forward Roman Horak and defenseman Chris Breen and assign forward Blair Jones and defenseman Derek Smith to the AHL.
  • Pat Steinberg: Flames Kari Ramo will start today and Joey MacDonald will start tomorrow.

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Injury Notes: Spezza, Torres, Skinner, Hornqvist, Atkinson, Schroeder, McLaren, Hossa, Bergenheim and Callahan

  • Ian Mendes: Senators Jason Spezza said that he has a mild strain, but wouldn’t say where the injury is. Added it’s not serious.
  • David Pollak: Sharks Raffi Torres had surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee yesterday. Will be out for three to five months.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Jeff Skinner is expected to miss the last two preseason games.
  • Josh Cooper: Predators Patric Hornqvist is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
  • Chris Nichols: Sabres Joel Armia is out indefinitely with a broken hand.
  • Shawn Mitchell: The Blue Jackets are being cautious with Cam Atkinson as he deals with a minor injury.
  • Elliott Pap: Canucks Jordan Schroeder is wearing a ‘moon boot’ on his left foot and is using crutches.
  • David Alter: Leafs Frazer McLaren may need another evaluation on his hand. He could become a candidate for the LTIR if it will keep him out longer.
  • Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks Marian Hossa skated before practice yesterday and coach Quenneville hopes that he’s able to practice today. They are “shooting for” the season opener on Tuesday.
  • Harvey Fialkov: Panthers Sean Bergenheim has made progress but won’t play any games until he practices with the team.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault confirms that Ryan Callahan has been cleared for contact. When asked if Callahan will be available for the season opener, Vigneault said “No, no, no.”

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Injury Hits: Gagner, Torres, Brown, Giroux, Pateryn, Daley, Ritchie, Bolland, Stuart, Schroeder and Red Wings

  • Joanne Ireland: Oilers Sam Gagner will have surgery today on his jaw. Expected to have at least one plate.
  • Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area: Sharks Raffi Torres could miss at least six weeks, possibly three to four month if surgery is required for an ACL injury to his right knee. They are still determining if surgery is needed and should know later this week. David Pollak: If Tomas Hertl has made the Sharks, could also mean now that a roster spot is open for Hamilton or Nieto.
  • Lisa Dillman: Kings Dustin Brown will skate on his own after practice. It will be the first time since his injury.
  • Jon Rosen: Sutter on Dustin Brown: ”He skated one day since the start of camp, and he’s not a guy that can just jump into a game. So if he doesn’t get any exhibition games, I’d say it’s highly unlikely that you’ve got a player that’s ready for the season.”
  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers Claude Giroux sounded a bit hesitant about playing tomorrow night.
  • Marc Antoine Godin: Canadiens Greg Pateryn isn’t skating today due to a lower-body injury.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars Trevor Daley skated today but there is no timetable for his return from an upper-body injury.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars Brett Ritchie has a lower-body contusion and is out a few days. He could get into one of the two final preseason games.
  • James Mirtle: Maple Leafs David Bolland is out with a sore groin.
  • David Pollak: Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart is making progress but unlikely to play in the final three exhibition games.
  • Ben Kuzma: Canucks coach John Tortorella on Jordan Schroeder’s foot injury (blocked shot): ”They think they found something.”
  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: The Red Wings are currently $2.7 million over the salary cap, but their injuries could help them out. Players who could be put on the LTIR are: Darren Helm ($2.125 million cap hit), Patrick Eaves ($1.2 million), Jordin Tootoo ($1.9 million) and Jonas Gustavsson ($1.5 million). A combination of two or three players on the LTIR would get them below. Only Gustav Nyquist and Danny DeKeyser can be sent to the AHL without clearing waivers, but both players deserve to remain with the team.

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Morning Hits: Brodeur, Brunner, Grabovski, Gill, Schroeder, Biron, Bigras, Hossa and Toews

  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that it’s all quiet on the trade front.
  • Rich Chere: Devils coach Peter DeBoer named Martin Brodeur as his opening night starter. TSN Radio: Bob McKenzie on the radio said that the Devils will have a fairly even split of games between Brodeur and Cory Schneider this year.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils coach Peter DeBoer is considering playing Damien Brunner on Thursday against the Islanders.
  • Dmitry Chesnokov: Mikhail Grabovski expects to play in the Capitals game on Friday against the Blackhawks.
  • Sam Carchidi: Carchidi thinks Hal Gill has a 25% chance of making the Flyers.
  • Brad Zimer: Jordan Schroeder could be the Canucks third line center.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers Martin Biron on competing for the backup job with Johan Hedberg: ”I think the urgency is to new coaching staff…I want to show them what I can bring to the team.”
  • Adrian Dater: The Avs signed Chris Bigras to an entry level deal.
  • Tracey Myers: Blackhawks Marian Hossa will likely play on Thursday. Jonathan Toews likely won’t play until the weekend.

 

 

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Free Agent Hits: Devils, Hurricanes, Canucks, Remaining Free Agents and Brown’s Contract Breakdown

  • Igor Eronko: iSport.cz is reporting that winger Jaromir Jagr had “inspected” the Devils arena yesterday.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said they are close to re-signing Zac Dalpe and confirmed that they have talked to Brenden Morrow.
  • Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: The Canucks could look at free agent Mark Fistric if they decide not to re-sign Andrew Alberts.

    “A number of teams have expressed interest in Mark,” his agent Gerry Johannson said Thursday. “There’s a healthy market for him and it’s just about being patient. It was an interesting year in Edmonton and I don’t think Mark was disillusioned; it’s just the reality of the business that sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. A contract (offer) is going to depend on the team, the situation and a lot of other variables.”

    The Canucks have just under $5.2 million to sign Dale Weise, Chris Tanev, Jordan Schroeder and one other depth defenseman.

  • Toronto Sun: Top remaining free agents: Ilya Bryzgalov, Jaromir Jagr, Mikhail Grabovski, Brenden Morrow, Damien Brunner, Mason Raymond, Simon Gagne, Vinny Prospal, Teemu Selanne and Rick DiPietro.
  • Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: The Devils re-signed Jacob Josefson to a one-year deal wroth $725,000. Adam Henrique agent said in an email that he had a “long discussion” with Lou Lamoriello last Friday and are “trying to work out a fair deal for both sides.” Lamoriello said on Wednesday that he hoped to have all his RFAs signed by the end of this week.
  • Chris Johnston: Dustin Brown’s salary breakdown: $7.25 million, $7.25 million, $7 million, $6.5 million, $5.5 million, $5.5 million, $4 million and $4 million.

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Quick Hits: McDonald, Jovanovski, Brodeur, Letang, Matteau and Schroeder

  • Josh Rimer via twitter: The Panthers are expected to make an announcement on defenseman Ed Jovanovski’s future. Nick Kyproes via twitter: Jovanovski’s hip is still an issue. The retirement rumors are not true from what Kypreos has been told.
  • Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils Martin Brodeur said that a pinched nerve in his neck/upper back was causing numbness in his shoulder and arm.

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Morning Rumors: Getzlaf, Perry, Hiller, O’Reilly, Iginla, Whitney, Devils, Canucks and Byfuglien

  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: To LeBrun’s understanding, the Ducks will have contract talks with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry in the next 7 to 10 days. LeBrun thinks a Getzlaf deal will get done, but is not sure about Perry. It would be hard for the Ducks to trade Perry at the deadline considering they are challenging for first overall. LeBrun is guessing there is a real chance that the Ducks trade Perry at the trade deadline, regardless of what position they are in. LeBrun also doesn’t think the Ducks would trade Jonas Hiller this season.On the trade front:

    “Nobody wants to take any significant money back,” said one Eastern Conference GM on Monday.

    “The question I’m asking myself is why would I take on a player with three more years on his deal at $3 million or $4 million a year and then have that contract limit what I can do this summer?” a Western Conference GM told ESPN.com.

    Teams like the Senators, Maple Leafs, Flyers, and Rangers have been put off by the high asking price for Avalanche’s Ryan O’Reilly.

    “I just think they don’t really want to move him unless it’s a home-run offer,” said one Eastern Conference GM. “That’s their prerogative, really.”

    Keep an eye on the Penguins if the Flames and Jarome Iginla decide to move on.

  • David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: Sportsnet Doug MacLean on Team 1260 Radio yesterday talking about defenseman Ryan Whitney:

    ”Can they move Whitney?” MacLean said. ” I am hearing Whitney, the offers are not coming. There’s very little in the way of an offer for Whitney. I’m shocked by that. I haven’t seen him like you guys have, but has he dropped that dramatically that there’s not even offers for him out there?

    “And then I heard the other day whispers that he could go on waivers. That can’t be true. But I did hear whispers of it on the weekend from a couple of agents and it shocked me. But it probably isn’t true, but as they say in P.E.I: I’m not telling you  it’s the truth, I’m just telling you what I heard.

  • Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: The Devils may look to trade for a top-6 forward that would bring some scoring. Chere wonders if they have enough to get a top-6 without having to give up defenseman Jon Merrill.

    “I don’t have a no-trade, no-movement or any of those, so I know it can happen,” said defenseman Andy Greene, whose name often seems to come up when trades are the topic. “I know Lou is going to do whatever is best for the team that he sees fit. It that’s it, that’s it. I can’t argue with him about that. It’s not something I put a lot of energy or focus into.”

    Greene said that trade rumors once use to be a distraction, but no longer.

    “Honestly, no. That’s the business. I know any day you can be gone. You can be traded, put on waivers, sent down. I think maybe, in reality, my first and second year I kind of thought about it and made more of it than I should have just because it was my first time going through it,” Greene said.

    Adam Larsson won’t be deal, and it’s unlikely that Bryce Salvador is moved. Scouts could be watching Henrik Tallinder when he’s playing.

  • Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province: Gallagher thinks the Canucks still need to add a third line center. Though Jordan Schroeder may grow in to the spot, at the moment they need to improve there. They have an excess of wingers. Kevin Bieksa is expected back soon.

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Trades coming soon? Coyotes talking trade … Krejci aware of rumors … Luongo fine with waiting … Sens should target Kane

  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: McKenzie thinks that some GM’s are sitting on trades and signings that are done or close to being done. As soon as they are allowed to make moves, there will be some activity.
  • Darren Dreger via twitter: “For those asking, NHL GM’s are still forbidden from negotiating trades until players ratify CBA. Expect dealing when allowed.” David Pagnotta via twitter: Pagnotta asks: “Loose rule, no? Considering how many of them have started talking…”
  • The Fourth Period: Coyotes GM Don Maloney has said he’s had some trade talks, and that some deals could happen soon. Maloney told the Arizona Republic,

    “The good thing for us is they’re asking about our players and would you do this, would you look at that, would you think of this, and I’m like, ‘Absolutely, if that makes us better,’” Maloney said.

  • James Murphy of ESPN: Bruins David Krejci said he’s aware of the persistent rumors of a potential trade to Phoenix or Anaheim. He wants to remain with the Bruins.

    “I’ve seen it and I have time to go on the Internet, so I know what’s going on,” Krejci said. “I went through lots of things and saw my name there, but there’s nothing I can control. I am happy here, and I hope I haven’t given them any reasons to trade me. So I can’t control it, and I just want to go out there and play my best.”

  • Iain MacIntyre via twitter: Roberto Luongo on a trade: ”Whether a couple of days, week, 2 weeks or the end of the season, I’m totally fine.”
  • Ben Kuzma via twitter: Vigneault added that Andrew Ebbett and Jordan Schroeder will compete for the 2nd line center spot, unless someone arrives by trade.

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Sharks interest in Doan has its limits … Doan could be down to 3 teams … Canucks still listening to Luongo offers … Preds options

  • Kevin Kurz of the CSN California: A source confirmed that if Shane Doan is seeking a 4 year deal worth $30 million, the Sharks won’t be among the teams that would go that high. The Sharks won’t offer more than 3 years at about $4.5 million per season according to the source. If he wants to stay close to Phoenix, the Sharks and Canucks are the only Western Conference teams that are pursuing him.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: With Chris Kreider and Carl Hagelin still learning, and with Marian Gaborik likely out for the 1st quarter of the season, the Rangers remain interested in Doan. Doan has narrowed his sights on the Rangers, Penguins and Canucks, but it’s unclear if GM Glen Sather will go 4 years. It’s also not known if Doan would come to the Rangers on a 3 year deal.Brooks summarizes the CBA negotiations to basically, “The big-market teams don’t want to pay the small-market teams, the small-market teams don’t want to pay the players, and so, of course, the NHL is stuck in its flawed approach that satisfies both of these constituencies while reaching deep into the athletes’ pockets but doing nothing to generate revenue for cash-poor franchises.”
  • Dan Rosen of NHL.com: Canucks GM Mike Gillis’ first and best option is to trade Roberto Luongo. Gillis is still looking for fair market value for Luongo, and said that any deal would change the Canucks depth chart at the both the NHL and prospect level.

    “We’re listening,” Gillis said. “We have been listening to teams that are interested in acquiring him. If we get what we torshink the value is there we’ll trade him. I don’t have a timetable. In fact, in hockey things can change in five minutes with one phone call. It’s unrealistic to put a timetable on it.”

    Gillis also didn’t rule out Luongo remaining with the team. With Ryan Kesler being out for the start of the season (mid to late November), Jordan Schroeder could fill the hole on the 2nd line. Other top 6 candidates are David Booth, Mason Raymond, and Zach Kassian.

  • Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: If the Predators don’t land Shane Doan, they’ll look to the trade market to address their needs. If they aren’t able to bring anyone in, look for youngsters like Craig Smith and Gabriel Bourque to have bigger roles. This is a crucial year for Colin Wilson who was scratched for 6 of their 10 playoff games. A Bobby Ryan trade is possible, though the Ducks may be unwilling to trade him to a Western Conference team. The Preds may need to make a deal for a blueline. Jonathan Blum and Ryan Ellis may be their 5th and 6th defensemen. They did have interest in Paul Martin earlier in the off-season, but it appears he’s remaining with the Penguins.

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State of the Vancouver Canucks: NHL Trade Deadline Edition

Written by Errol N. Hannigan and can be contacted by email at enhannigan@hotmail.com

At this point in the season the Vancouver Canucks are a win away from tying Detroit for first place in the NHL. Last year Vancouver finished first overall with a record of 54-19-9 for a total of 117 points and based on their current production are on pace to equal that amount again this year. If that will be enough to be first again remains to be seen, as the Detroit Red Wings and the New York Rangers also look like strong contenders.

Vancouver has made a few personnel changes from the team that came within one win of hoisting the Stanley Cup last year, and they look like a team that should be able to contend again without making any deadline changes.

Since last year the Canucks have added some grit to their line-up in the form of Byron Bitz, Mike Duco and if he is able to return from the injury list Aaron Volpatti. Vancouver has two lines that can put up points with regularity. The Sedin twins, Daniel and Henrik, and the ever improving Alexandre Burrows are the number one line. With line number two being one of the fastest lines in hockey right now with the all USA born Kesler, Higgins and Booth. They also have good third and fourth lines that they can roll and use to wear down their opponents. They have one of the best face-off men in all of hockey in Manny Malhotra, who they use almost exclusively to win defensive zone face-offs.

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Vancouver Canucks update on Cody Hodgson, Jordan Schroeder and the team Captaincy

  • Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province: Cody Hodgson plans on skating today, but he’s not closer to joining the Vancouver Canucks main camp as he hasn’t been cleared for contact. “I probably misspoke when I talked about it on the radio (last week), he has a bulging disc in his back. That’s been an ongoing injury,” GM Mike Gillis said. “In addition to that we’re informed by his agent and his family that he also had a slight muscle tear in his back that is now completely healed but there is still some tenderness in that area.” It’s possible that Hodgson misses the entire preseason, and surgery could be the final option if there isn’t improvement. There have been rumors of rift between Hodgson, his family, and the Canucks, but GM Mike Gillis says there is no problem that he’s aware of.
  • Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun: Canucks GM Mike Gillis and goalie Roberto Luongo will meet today, and it could end with Luongo giving up the team captaincy. It will be up to Luongo to give it up, but Gillis will offer his opinion on the situation.

    “I think the expectations that go with that position or that title in a Canadian city can be a distraction,” Gillis said. “I will discuss it with him tomorrow and I will find out whether he feels the same way and get his thoughts on the process. . .If he feels it is a distraction or hinders his play in any way, I’m sure he will make a decision that is the best decision for the team first and for him second.

    Rumor is that Henrik Sedin will take over as the Canucks captain shortly after Luongo gives it up.

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