Posts Tagged Justin Faulk

Morning Hits: Faulk, Gelinas, van Reimsdyk, Penguins and Maple Leafs

  • Renaud Lavoie: Justin Faulk’s deal with the Hurricanes contains a modified no-trade clause in which he would accept a trade to 15 teams.
  • Rich Chere: Devils Eric Gelinas said he “completely understands” if they want to use a veteran deferenseman down the stretch and that he’s willing to play wing if need be.
  • James Mirtle: Leafs James van Reimsdyk said that he didn’t push his brother to become a Maple Leaf, advised him that they have “too many good young d-men.”
  • Hope Smoke: Pierre LeBrun: ”I don’t feel right about the Penguins team. I worry about Fleury & their defensive awareness as a unit in the playoffs” … ”The heat is on Bylsma and he can be in trouble if they don’t go on a long run”
  • Hope Smoke: Kevin Dineen on TSN radio last week: ”I coached the Ducks farm team when Carlyle coached the Ducks & we had to mimic his style” … ”I would sit back and think, well you have Pronger, Niedermayer and Beauchemin so you can sit there and play that style” … ”Sometimes it’s based on personnel and my feeling is, you work with what you have” … ”I look at the Leafs as a high end skill team. I don’t look at them as a defensive team” … ”If I was coaching against the Leafs the defense is something that I’d like to exploit”


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Hurricanes Sign Justin Faulk To Contract Extension

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed defenseman Justin Faulk to a six-year contract extension worth $29 million.

  • Michael Smith: The extension will carry a $4.833 million salary cap hit.

The 22-year old was drafted 37th overall in the 2nd round by the Hurricanes.

  • Josh Rimer: Salary breakdown: $2.5 million next year, $3.5 million in 2015-16, $5.5 million in 2016-17 and 2017-18 and $6 million in both 2018-19 and 2019-20.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford: ”That was an important signing because he showed very early in his career how good a defenseman he was.”
  • Craig Custance: “Justin Faulk at $4.833 million per season through 2019-20. Like that number for Carolina.”
  • Chris Peters: “Faulk’s deal near identical to Ryan McDonagh’s (a hair more). Two guys with their best years ahead. What value there for CAR and NYR.”
  • Neil Greenberg: “Locking up Justin Faulk at ~$5mil per year for next six years is a good deal for CAR.”


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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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Injury and Morning Notes: Sedin, Weiss, Datsyuk, Hanzal, Belov, Faulk, Murray, Nolan, LaFontaine and Expansion

  • Darren Dreger: Canucks Daniel Sedin was scheduled to have an MRI yesterday to determine extent of his leg injury. Not believed to be his knee. Renaud Lavoie: Daniel could be out for minimum of three weeks.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Stephen Weiss had a setback and was going for tests.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Pavel Datsyuk will see his fourth doctor tomorrow to look at his inflamed knee. The previous three have said surgery is not needed at this time.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes Martin Hanzal is questionable tonight with a lower-body injury.
  • Ryan Rishaug: Oilers Anton Belov is out several weeks with a partially torn oblique muscle.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Justin Faulk is out 10 days with an upper-body injury.
  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets Ryan Murray left last night’s game with a lower-body injury. Aaron Portzline: Portzline was told that Murray twisted his left leg, appears to be an ankle or knee.
  • John Vogl: Sabres interim coach Ted Nolan said he hasn’t spoken with GM Tim Murray and that there is no deadline on the offer to remain with the team.
  • Nick Kypreos: The Sabres and Pat LaFontaine settled on terms from his multi-year deal, including a non-disclosure agreement.
  • Allan Walsh: “There are 3 certainties in life; Death, Taxes and the fact NHL expansion is coming soon.”

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Roster Notes, Lines and Goalies: Canes, Habs, Caps, Wings, Lightning, Leafs, Devils, Jackets, Pens and Hawks

  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller on Alex Semin: ”My belief is that he is in.”
  • Dave Molinari: The Hurricanes activate defenseman Just Faulk from the IR and he’s expected to be in the lineup tonight.
  • Katie Carrera: Joel Ward and Martin Erat did not practice this morning with the Capitals.
  • Erik Erlendsson: Lightning lines: Poiliot-Stamkos-St Louis; Pyatt-Thompson-Crombeen; Killorn-Lecavalier-Purcell; Connolly-Johnson-Panik
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel blue:Komarov-McClement-Kulemin, R: Hamilton-Grabo-Frattin: Gree,, MacArthur-Kadri-Orr-McLaren-Colborne.
  • Tom Gullitti: Devils lines: Elias-Zajac-Sullivan; Ponikarovsky-Loktionov-Clarkson; Zubrus-Henrique-Bernier; Cater-Gionta-D’Agostini; Barch-Josefson-Kostopoulos. Extra: Kovalchuk.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets lines: Prospal-Anisimov-Gaborik; Umberger-Johansen-Foligno; Calvert-Letestu-Atkinson; Gillies-MacKenzie-Comeau.
  • Dave Molinari: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Malkin-Iginla, Morrow-Jokinen-Dupuis, Cooke-Sutter-Kennedy, Glass-Adams-Bennett. Vitale and Jeffrey are the extras.
  • Jim Jamieson: Canucks lines: Sedins-Burrows; Raymond-Kesler-Kassian; Weise-Roy-Hansen; Sestito-Lapierre-Ebbett.
  • Katie Carrera: Capitals defensive pairings: Alzner-Green; Erskine-Carlson; Hillen-Oleksy; Schultz-Poti
  • Tracey Myers: Ray Emery will start in net for the Blackhawks.
  • Rich Chere: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils.

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NHL Rumors: Halak, Kings, Stars, Cammalleri, Rangers, Hurricanes and Sharks

  • Steve Simmons via twitter: Two scouts told Simmons Thursday night that the Blues Jaroslav Halak was on the trade block. Simmons asked GM Doug Armstrong who said: ”He’s not going anywhere.”
  • Michael Smith via twitter: Hurricanes Eric Staal in visors: ”Why am I going to wait until that happens to me to put one on? Why not just put one on now?”
  • Hockey Central via twitter: Kings GM Dean Lombardi on trade calls for Jonathan Bernier: ”I don’t know how much I can listen to them for how well he’s playing…. He’s been a critical part for us.”
  • Hockey Central via twitter: GM Lombardi on trade deadline mind-set: ”Parity has kept everyone in the hunt, which means they’re not going to throw in that towel.”
  • David Pagnotta via twitter: Internal management talks for the Kings over potential moves. They could be fairly active at the deadline.
  • Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area: Sharks Ryane Clowe won’t play today, hopes to return on Monday. Clowe could be targeted by the Bruins, Canadiens and Maple Leafs.

    “I hear it, like everyone else,” Clowe said. “I don’t pay too much attention to it. I‘m in the same position as Boyler, I really like it here. I understand things happen, but I would obviously like to stay here, too, and see this through. I haven’t had the year I’ve wanted, but that’s not affecting me, the trade rumors.”

  • Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: (chat) Heika thinks that if the Stars make some moves, they’ll look to add prospects and draft picks. If they move Roy, they should look acquire the best 18-21 year old that they can from that team.
  • Adam Kimelman of Pros and Cons of the Flames trading Mike Cammalleri. One season left on his deal with a $6 million cap hit. Nearly a point-per-game and the Flames may not be in full-scale roster overhaul. Any team that is looking to upgrade their second or third line should look at him. A proven goal-score that can play both wing and center.
  • Craig Custance of ESPN: The Rick Nash trade cut into the Rangers depth, but they are built to win now.

    “We’re always aggressive,” said Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton. “We’re always trying to get something that’s going to put us over the top and help us immediately and in the future.”

    The Rangers are said to be interested Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle, but are talking to more teams.

    “We like to call as many teams as possible, see who’s available and don’t leave any stone unturned,” Gorton said. “We’re aggressive.”

    Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford has been actively looking for a defenseman. Justin Faulk’s injury adds to the urgency. There currently aren’t a lot of top-four defenseman available, and if one comes available, the price will be high.

  • Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Teams are calling about Ryane Clowe and Dan Boyle more than the Sharks are dangling them. It will take a substantial package to get either. The Sharks are trying to figure out how to keep Clowe more than trying to trade him. Teams are also calling about defenseman Douglas Murray, who will be a UFA at the end of the season.

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Injury, Lines and Goalie Notes: Hurricanes, Capitals, Lightning, Canadiens, Stars, Oilers, Maple Leafs and Ducks

  • John Lu via twitter: Canadiens defensive pairings: Markov – Emelin; Gorges – Subban; Bouillon – Tinordi; Kaberle.
  • Mike Heika via twitter: Stars lines: Whitney-Benn-Eriksson. Morrow-Roy-Cole. Smith-Eakin-Jagr. Nystrom-Fiddler-Roussel.
  • Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals lines: Johansson-Backstrom-Ovechkin, ?-Ribeiro-Brouwer, Chimera-Perreault-Fehr, Hendricks-Beagle-Ward.
  • Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers lines: Jones-RNH-Eberle, Paajarvi-Gagner-Yakupov, Hall-Horcoff-Hemsky, Petrell-Smyth-Brown. Same defense. Dubnyk starts.

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Injury Notes: Eaves, Malone, Hedman, Methot, Vanek, Faulk, Corvo and Ruutu

  • Ted Kulfan via twitter: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Patrick Eaves has no fractures in his jaw and is day-to-day.
  • Damian Cristodero via twitter: Lightning winger Ryan Malone is out indefinitely with a left shoulder injury. Defenseman Victor Hedman is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Both players were hurt on Monday.

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Injury notes: Hornqvist, Lombardi, Smith, Sykora, Hamonic, Landeskog, Faulk, Versteeg, MacArthur

  • Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators winger Patric Hornqvist is out indefinitely after getting tangled up with Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf on Saturday. He left the game in the 3rd, and didn’t return.
  • Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic: Coyotes Matthew Lombardi will be out for a “definite month-plus — it will all depend on whether it’s a rehab or a surgery situation — and we’re not sure how that’s going to go yet” according to coach Dave Tippett. He has an upper-body injury. Goalie Mike Smith skated on Sunday but is still listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

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Quick rumor hits on: Staal, Nash, Senators, Sharks, Hurricanes, Blue Jackets #2 pick, Maple Leafs, and Price

  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: Hearing Penguins Jordan Staal turned down 10 year mega offer from the Penguins. Staal has indicated to the Penguins that he doesn’t plan on signing an extension now.
  • Nick Kypreos via twitter: Senators names being speculated in a potential Rick Nash deal: Robin Lehner, Mika Zibanejad and a 1st round pick.
  • Nick Kypreos via twitter: Sharks names being speculated in a potential Rick Nash deal: Ryane Clowe, Joe Pavelski, Jason Demers, and a 1st round pick.
  • Dan Rosen via twitter: Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson said he’s not getting the offers he likes for Nash. Topic of Nash staying with the Blue Jackets didn’t come up in his discussions with his agent. Something has to give with Nash and Howson. Howson has to lower his demands (he shouldn’t) or convince Nash that things will change with the Blue Jackets.
  • Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said that there are a lot of teams looking to make deals. Added, that teams are asking them about Faulk, Sutter and Skinner.
  • Aaron Portzline via twitter: The Blue Jackets are considering at least 1 offer that would have them trading down from the #2 spot. Cody Nickolet via twitter: Sounds like Blue Jackets are interested in trading down. Would expect the Maple Leafs are a team wanting to move up.
  • Todd Cordell via twitter: Darren Dreger believes the Maple Leafs have “considerable interest” in Bobby Ryan and James van Riemsdyk.
  • Cody Nickolet via twitter: Maple Leafs assistant GM Dave Nonis said that they haven’t had serious talks about trades and are not close on that front. Things should pick up in the next 12 hours.
  • Marc Antoine Godin via twitter: “Source tells me the 40 M figure suggested by Sportsnet in regards to a Habs offer to Price is incorrect. But hey, as long as they talk…”

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Wild continue trade talk and with their free agents … Parise keeping quiet … Bowman says ‘Hawks only getting minor tweaks

  • Darren Dreger via twitter: “Final player interviews, meetings with the agents for unsigned players (Pavelec) or trade targets (Nash) expected to take place today.”
  • Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: As of last night, Wild GM Fletcher had nothing big on the trade front despite continued trade talk.

    “There’s nothing out there I’ve seen where there’s easy ways to get better,” Fletcher, the Wild’s general manager, said earlier this week. “There’s ways of getting players and paying a big price, but I don’t know if they make us better right now.”

    Fletcher won’t offer up many of their top prospects for a top forward. The Wild could be interested Jordan Staal if he becomes available. Fletcher expects to meets with Guillaume Latendresse’s agent today. Latendresse was cleared by doctors on Tuesday. The Wild agreed to contracts with Chad Rau and Chay Genoway. Met with Justin Falk yesterday.

  • Brian Stensaas of the Star-Tribune: When asked if there have been any talks with Devils since the end of the season, Zach Parise responded:

    “We’ve kept everything pretty quiet, and we’re going to do the same thing for however long it takes.”

    It’s no secret that the Wild would be interested if he doesn’t sign by July 1st.

    “As a player, [free agency is] something you work hard to try and take advantage of, but at the same time it might get a little stressful,” Parise said of the next 10 days.

  • Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: Some names in the rumor mill: Rick Nash, Jordan Staal, Roberto Luongo, Tim Thomas and Bobby Ryan. The Bruins, Blackhawks, Penguins and Flyers don’t have a lot of cap space at the moment. Gary Bettman said last night that they are working on a date to begin CBA talks.
  • Steve Rosenbloom of the Chicago Tribune: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman on Tuesday,

    “for the most part we know what our roster is going to be with some minor tweaks here and there.”

    The Blackhawks still don’t have a legit #2 center, and Patrick Kane may be a better trade chip than a #2 center. Even if they still make the error of having Kane at center, they are still 2 forwards short in their top 6. Bowman says that Marian Hossa continues to improve.

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Hurricanes GM Rutherford talks trade … Ducks GM Murray talks Schultz

  • Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: The Hurricanes are trying to make a trade this week without giving up any of their core. Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford on if they can bring in a top-tier player:

    “I really don’t have a good read on it,” Rutherford said. “It’s not like a trade in the middle of the year where there are only a couple of teams trying. There are a lot of teams trying to make changes, so it’s hard to read when anything can happen.

    “I do know we’re trying as hard as we ever have at this point to be involved in acquiring a top player.”

    “I’ve felt all along we might have to go the trade route to improve our team,” Rutherford said. “We’re in the mix in a lot of conversations.”

    The Hurricanes appear to be one of the teams interested in Rick Nash. They have the 8th overall pick, but will not move Eric Staal, Jeff Skinner, Cam Ward, Brandon Sutter or Justin Faulk in any deal.

  • Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks GM Bob Murray said there is “nothing new” when asked about Justin Schultz. He later added on the situation:

    “Yeah, that’s a sore spot,” Murray said in the interview, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. “We’ve drafted fairly well the last few years … We rebuilt and you have a young man like Justin [Schultz] coming along who gave us every indication he wanted to play for us.

    “There’s a spot there for him on the right point on that blue line. You mention the weaknesses. Our power play has been horrible. And Justin is very good at that. So it’s a huge disappointment. You just can’t replace it. You counted on it.

    “…There’s a loophole in the CBA. Some things you just don’t understand. You move on. That’s the way it is.”

    “We’ve tried everything,” Murray told the group. ”We’ve offered him everything we could have. This is not a money situation because we actually offered Justin the day before we played Calgary [in the last game of the season].

    “We offered him everything we could possibly have offered him to play for us. “He didn’t even have to play that game. He just had to sign the contact from wherever he was and he could have burned a year. … So this is a situation where a young man has decided that he just wants to, as they say, check with all 29 other teams before they sign.”

    “It’s especially frustrating, seeing as how when on December [16] … he sat with me in the first period in Chicago,” Murray said. “During the first intermission we discussed the rest of his [college] career and him playing for us as soon as he was done because at that point in time, Wisconsin was not very good and we were not very good.

    “So it would have been a great chance for him to play 10, 15 games for us and get a jump start on his rookie season. He said to me, ‘Mr. Murray, I can’t wait.’”

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