Posts Tagged Kari Lehtonen

Morning Hits: Flames, Rangers, Stars, Habs, Wings, Senators, Sabres and NHL Expected Revenue

  • Katie Strang: Rangers Ryan Haggerty is on a two-way deal but because he signed after trade deadline, he can’t be sent to the AHL this season. The deal was done to burn the first year of his entry-level contract. He can be sent to the AHL next season.
  • Mark Stepneski: The Stars send goalie Cristopher Nilstorp back to the AHL. Looking like Kari Lehtonen is ready to return to the lineup.
  • Renaud Lavoie: The Canadiens send Michael Bournival to the AHL.
  • Ansar Khan: The Red Wings recalled Landon Ferraro from the AHL on an emergency call up in case Justin Abdelkader (lower-body) is not able to go tonight.
  • Elliotte Friedman: “1) Some conversation tonight about Hamilton’s Greg and Matt Carey, who both play at St. Lawrence. Greg’s excellent college career is over. 2) he is free to sign an NHL deal as a free agent. But, a couple of teams believe Matt will go pro, too. There is a lot of interest. 3) with CHI taking a long look at him last weekend.”
  • Travis Yost: Brent Wallace  : ”I don’t think players understand what’s going on .. I’ve heard term ‘zoo’ used … things are not well in Ottawa.”
  • Bob McKenzie: Ted Nolan’s three-year contract extension is close to being finalized.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Despite the falling Canadian dollar, the NHLs expected revenue remains at $3.6 billion.

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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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Morning Hits and Injuries: Klesla, Lehtonen, Sbisa, Robidas, Paille, Nikitin, Diaz, Brown and Wellman

  • John Vogl: The Sabres have officially suspended defenseman Rostislav Klesla for failing to report  to Rocherster of the AHL.
  • Mike Heika: Stars Kari Lehtonen is “not doing very well” with his head injury and is day-to-day according to coach Lindy Ruff.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Luca Sbisa and Mathieu Perreault are out against the Maple Leafs.  Sbisa is dealing with a knee injury. Perreault may have a sprained thumb/wrist.
  • Curtis Zupke: Ducks Stephane Robidas is targeting March 14th for his Ducks debut. Coach Bruce Boudreau said their game against the Capitals later this month may be a more ideal time.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets Nikita Nikitin is ready to return tonight against the Stars.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault calls Raphael Diaz a “depth d-man” with no timetable on when he’ll get into a game.
  • Capitals PR: The Capitals assign Chris Brown and Casey Wellman to the AHL.

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Injury Notes: MacArthur, Lehtonen, Stralman, Richards, Hossa, Murray, Gustavsson, Stastny and Sbisa

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Senators Clarke MacArthur won’t need surgery to fix his injured tendon in his hand. He suffered the injury fighting Flames Chris Butler. He won’t play tomorrow, and could return next Saturday.

    “The only update I have is they don’t need to do surgery so that’s as positive as it could be,” said coach Paul MacLean before Saturday’s game.

    “It’s more to do with pain threshold and ability to hang onto the stick. Those will be the factors that go into it.”

  • Mike Heika: Stars Kari Lehtonen left after being hit by Erik Haula: “Obviously, it’s not good. He went in hard, hit the crossbar hard. The likelihood is it’s a concussion on just a dirt play. It should be suspended. A fourth liner takes out our goaltender.”

  • Pat Leonard: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault is not concerned about Anton Stralman’s ankle or Brad Richards’ wrist.
  • Scott Powers: Blackhawks Marian Hossa could return to the ice this week and possibly be back in the lineup next week.
  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray will be out four to six weeks after having knee surgery.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Jonas Gustavsson is out with a sore groin. Petr Mrazek has been recalled.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs Patrick Roy on Paul Stastny’s injury: ”We’ll know more next few days”

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Olympic Hockey Notes: Selanne, Team Canada Scratches, Lehtonen Start, Datsyuk Ailing and Zetterberg Done

  • Stephen Whyno: Finland’s coach on Teemu Selanne’s injury:  ”small upper body injury. Not serious.” Greg Wyshynski: Finnish coach does expect him to play.
  • Bob McKenzie: P.K. Subban and Matt Duchene will be in the lineup for Canada. Chris Johnston: Patrick Sharp and Dan Hamhuis will be scratches for Canada.
  • Matias Strozyk: Kari Lehtonen will start for Finland today. Sakari Salminen and Antti Pihlström will be in the line up, Juhamatti Aaltonen and Jarkko Immonen will be scratched.
  • Matias Strozyk: Expressen is reporting that Henrik Zetterberg is out for the remainder of the Olympics. Zetterberg told Expressen that he has not been able to move around that much. Added the back injury is ”the same as in December but much bigger pain”.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings GM Ken Holland on Zetterberg: ”Hasn’t seen doctor. Going back to DET in day or two to be evaluated. On medication to get swelling down.”
  • Dan Rosen: Swedish doctor on Zetterberg: ”These are nerve-related issues and they often come creeping in. It is not one specific injury.” … ”Z has been in touch with the Detroit medical staff. I have been in touch with the NHL doctors who are here.”
  • Jonas Siegel: Zetterberg had been playing with Gabriel Landeskog and Alex Steen. Team Sweden is already without Henrik Sedin and Johan Franzen.
  • TSN: (yesterday) Sweden’s Henrik Zetterberg is day-to-day with a herniated disc. A decision on if he’ll play or not will be made today. Sweden’s doctor has said he’s been dealing with it for months.

    “He has a problem with a disk hernia that we have been familiar with for some months ago, and he has had treatment in the U.S.,” he said earlier on Thursday. But he started here without any symptoms, and I think now the symptoms that he has is according to the disk problem.”

    “We (have) not decided yet until we see how he is tomorrow, and then we can do the decision with him and also with the NHL doctors that are here,” he said. “We would of course not risk anything.”

    “We told them also that we will take decision tomorrow and see how he feels and how he adjusts to anti-inflammatory treatment and rest.”

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Afternoon Hits: Miller, Moulson, Stamkos, Zetterberg, Grabovski, JVR, Isles, Lines and Goalies

  • Jeremy Rutherford: Regarding Ryan Miller ... Rutherford thinks the Blues are interested, but no reason to believe something is imminent.
  • Josh Yohe: Sabres Matt Moulson: “People have been trading me since the day I showed up in Buffalo. It’s out of my control.”
  • Joe Smith: Lightning’s Steven Stamkos had off-ice rehab today.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg tweaked his back and is day-to-day.
  • Adam Vingan: Capitals Brooks Laich gets a maintenance day. Mikhail Grabovski is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Sky Kerstein: Coach Adam Oates said that he expects Laich to play tomorrow and Grabovski to miss the game.
  • Brett Cyrgalis: The Islanders activate Lubomir Visnovksy and Evgeni Nabokov from the IR and return Matt Donovan and Anders Nilsson to the AHL.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs Trevor Smith and Dave Bolland both practiced today in no-contact jerseys.
  • Jonas Siegel: Leafs James van Riemsdyk left practice with an apparent injury. Seemed to tweak something in his leg. James Mirtle: Randy Carlyle said that Phil Kessel and van Riemsdyk have been nursing injuries injuries lately.
  • James Mirtle: Leafs Peter Holland hasn’t played much wing, but he’s willing to try. Leafs will have an extra center when Dave Bolland is able to return.
  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Gibbons Jokinen-Malkin-Neal Glass-Sutter-Megna Pyatt-Adams-Engelland (Ebbett-Kobasew)
  • John Lu: Canadiens lines: Pacioretty Desharnais Gallagher, Eller Plekanec Gionta, Bourque Brière Prust, Moen Bournival Parros.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars lines: Benn-Seguin-Nichushkin; Roussel-Eakin-Garbutt; Whitney-Fiddler-Cole; Peverley-Horcoff-Chiasson. Defensive pairings: Goligoski-Daley; Benn-Dillon; Rome-Gonchar.
  • Michael Smith: Anton Khudobin will start in net for the Hurricanes.
  • Josh Yohe: Marc-Andre Fleury will start in net for the Penguins.
  • Wayne Scanlan: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators.

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Afternoon Hits: Waivers, Injuries, IR, Recalls, Lines and Some Starting Goalies

  • Tim Wharnsby: The Coyotes put Rostislav Klesla on waivers.
  • Edmonton Oilers: Ales Hemsky has gone back to Edmonton to have his ankle further examined.
  • Yahoo Sports NHL: Steven Stamkos took the morning skate with Lightning teammates for the first time since breaking his shin on Nov. 11th.
  • Chris Nichols: The Jets put Evander Kane on the IR retroactive to Jan. 7th.
  • Allan Walsh: The Devils activate Patrick Elias from the IR.
  • NY Islanders: The Islanders activate Radek Martinek off the IR.
  • Dave Molinari: The Penguins send Simon Despres, Nick Drazenovic and Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond to the AHL.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes lines: Tlusty-E. Staal-Semin, Gerbe-J. Staal-Murphy, Skinner-Lindholm-Ruutu, Nash-Malhotra-Dvorak.
  • Roger Millions: Flames lines: Hudler Backlund Stempniak- Byron Monahan Colborne – Bouma Stajan Galiardi – Westgarth Street McGrattan.
  • Sarah Baicker: Flyers Steve Dowie will be a game-time decision.
  • Ian Mendes: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators. Chris Neil will be back in the lineup. Matt Kassian, Joe Corvo and Patrick Wiercioch will be scratched.

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Injury Notes: Prust, Nash, Khudobin, Kulemin, Gorges, Lehtonen, Brunner, Boyle, Kronwall and Gagner

  • Eric Engels: Canadiens Brandon Prust is out a month with a shoulder injury.
  • Patrick Kearns: “If nothing new is the official statement regarding Nash’s concussion, well, it means nothing really but he’s probably not back anytime soon.”
  • Katie Carrera: Capitals coach Adam Oates said that John Erskine is “very close” to returning. They will see how he is tomorrow.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Anton Khudobin is another week or two away from returning. Tim Gleason and Elias Lindholm could return on Thursday.
  • Jonas Siegel: Randy Carlyle said that initial timetable for injured Mark Fraser and Nikolai Kulemin was October 29th, but couldn’t say if they’ll be ready for then.
  • Brian Wilde: Canadiens Josh Gorges said that he experience no concussions effects from Bourque hit.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars GM Jim Nill expects Kari Lehtonen to be ready for Thursday. Mark Stepneski: The Stars activate Lehtonen from the IR. Defenseman Aaron Rome has been recalled from his conditioning assignment. Goalie Jack Campbell has been reassigned to the AHL.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Damien Brunner said that he feels good and ready to play. Coach Peter DeBoer said he’ll wait to see how he feels tomorrow.
  • Gene Principe: Oilers Ryan Smyth is flying back to Edmonton to be looked by their medical staff.
  • Jason Gregor: Oilers Sam Gagner was cleared for contact last week.

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Injury Notes: Rangers, Jets, Devils, Flyers, Leafs, Stars, Ducks and Bruins

  • Katie Strang of ESPN: Rangers Ryan Callahan could be out three to four weeks with a broken thumb. Andrew Gross: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said with Callahan out, they wanted to have another penalty killer, Darroll Powe was called up.
  • Gary Lawless: Jets Evander Kane’s injury is not his knee.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello is confident that Ryane Clowe will be fine. He’s still not 100 percent, so he’s not skating. If Clowe doesn’t start skating in the next couple days, he won’t play on Tuesday according to Lamoriello.
  • David Strehle: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that Kimmo Timonen is day-to-day with a lower body injury.
  • David Alter: There is a good chance that both James van Riemsdyk and James Reimer are available for tonight’s game.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars Kari Lehtonen is feeling better but unlikely for today and questionable for Sunday.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Viktor Fasth is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
  • Joe Haggerty: Bruins Carl Soderberg has been cleared to play. He could return today.

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Injury Notes: Nash, Khudobin, Erskine, Letang, Lehtonen, Howard, Drewiske, Bjugstad, Thomas, Calvert and Noesen

  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said that Anton Khudobin will be put on the IR. It may only be for the short term and called the injury a “best-case scenario.” Justin Peters will be recalled. Khudobin’s injury is still being called a “lower-body” injury. Alexander was told isn’t a knee or ankle injury.
  • Chuck Gormley: Capitals John Erskine (upper-body) skated yesterday but wasn’t able to go just yet.
  • Rob Rossi: Penguins Kris Letang practiced yesterday. Beau Bennett and James Neal didn’t practice.
  • Mark Stepneski: The Stars have put goalie Kari Lehtonen on the IR retroactive to October 11th. Defenseman Aaron Rome was sent to the AHL on a conditioning assignment.
  • Elliotte Friedman: Jonas Gustavsson was announced as a late starter yesterday as  Jimmy Howard has an injury. Ansar Khan: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said Howard’s bruised hand injury is not significant and that he might play today. Helene St. James: Jimmy Howard said he doubtful for tonight.
  • Marc Antoine Godin: Canadiens Davis Drewiske (shoulder) was expected to only be out for four to six weeks, but “it will be longer” according to a team source. Was hoping for an end of October return.
  • Steve Gorten: Panthers Nick Bjugstad on returning to the lineup tonight: ”I feel pretty in shape and ready to go mentally so we’ll see what happens.”
  • Steve Gorten: Panthers coach Kevin Dineen said that Tim Thomas looked okay during practice, but he won’t travel with the team to Nashville and is questionable for Thursday against the Bruins.
  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets winger Matt Calvert will miss an extended period of time after having abdominal surgery today.
  • Helene Elliott: Ducks prospect Stefan Noesen will be out for the season with a torn ACL and MCL.

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Injury Notes: Spezza, Ducks, Tyutin, Carter, Lecavalier, Hartnell, Lindholm, Lehtonen and Erskin

  • Bruce Garrioch: A decision on if Jason Spezza will play or not will be made after their skate.
  • Dan Wood: Ducks Kyle Palmieri, Nick Bonino and Mathieu Perreault will return to the lineup on Sunday.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Dustin Penner is day-to-day with an upper-body injury and is questionable for Sunday.
  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets defenseman Fedor Tyutin will be back in the lineup against the Bruins. David Savard will remain in the lineup.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Ryan Carter is out with upper-body soreness.
  • Frank Seravalli: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that both Vinny Lecavalier (lower-body) and Scott Hartnell (upper-body) will miss at least a week.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Elias Lindholm left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • Mike Heika: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen is day-to-day with a lower body injury.
  • Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Capitals John Erskine missed practice yesterday with an upper-body injury. Coach Adam Oates wanted to recall Dmitry Orlov, but he’s out with pink eye.

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Lines and Starting Goalies: Senators, Hurricanes, Leafs, Devils, Blackhawks, Stars, Ducks and Oilers

All from twitter

  • Brent Wallace: Senators lines: Latendresse Turris Alfredsson; Greening Zibanejad Silfverberg; Dziurzynski Smith Neil; Kassian Regin Condra. Defensive pairings: Methot Gryba; Wiercioch Gonchar; Phillips Lundin.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes lines: Tlusty-E. Staal-Semin, Skinner-J. Staal-LaRose, Ruutu-Nash-Dwyer, Bowman-Jokinen-Wallace/Westgarth-Brent-Hall.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel, MacArthur-Grabovski-Frattin, Lupul-Kadri-Kulemin, Orr-McClement-McLaren. Defensive pairings: Gunnarsson-Phaneuf, Gardiner-Kostka, Fraser-Franson.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils lines: Elias-Zajac-Clarkson; Henrique-Loktionov-D’Agostini; Carter-Gionta-Bernier; Pesonen-Sestito-Kostopoulos; Extra: Barch.
  • Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks lines: Saad-Toews-Frolik; Hayes-Bolland-Kane; Bickell-Shaw-Stalberg; Bollig-Kruger-Mayers.
  • Mike Heika: Stars lines: Nystrom-Benn-Jagr. Whitney-Roy-Eriksson. Smith-Eakin-Cole. Roussel-Fiddler-Vincour. Defensive pairings: Dillon-Robidas. Goligoski-Daley. Rome-Larsen.

      • Jonas Siegel: James Reimer will start in net for the Maple Leafs.
      • Mike Heika: Kari Lehtonen will start in net for the Stars.

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