Posts Tagged Lauri Korpikoski

NHL Injuries: Rangers, Red Wings, Flyers, Predators, Wild and the Coyotes

  • Katie Strang: Rangers Chris Kreider suffered his hand injury during the Blue Jackets game. He played two games after that with minimal pain. Pat Leonard: Coach Alain Vigneault said they are still determining what the next step is, if he’ll need surgery or not.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers John Moore skated yesterday for the first time since suffering his concussion last Friday from a  Blake Comeau hit. Moore said he’s feels that he is improving every day. There is no timetable yet.
  • Bill Roose: Red Wings Justin Abdelkader hopes to return to the lineup no later than next Wednesday.
  • Helene St. James: There is no set time for Pavel Datsyuk’s return, but Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said that it “looks like he can play.”
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg said that he plans on returning for the playoffs. He is doing some off-ice workouts, but there is no timetable on when he will start skating.
  • Dave Isaac: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren on the possibility of Steve Downie having concussion: “He’s got a lot of things going on. That might be one, but we haven’t diagnosed it as such.”
  • Nick Cole: Predators Seth Jones, Paul Gaustad and Patrick Eaves are out tonight.
  • Minnesota Wild: Wild GM Chuck Fletcher said that Niklas Backstrom had successful core muscle surgery on Tuesday and is out the rest of the year. Jason Zucker had surgery on Tuesday to repair a tendon in his left quadriceps and is out for the rest of the year.
  • Craig Morgan of Fox Sports Arizona: It was reported on Tuesday that Coyotes Mike Smith has a leg strain and would be out two weeks. GM Don Maloney and coach Dave Tippett said that details and a timeline won’t be known until their doctors see Smith.

    “Until doctor (Gary) Waslewski and our medical staff get their hands on Mike, we won’t have a clear idea,” Maloney said Wednesday. “The encouraging thing is he is feeling much better today than he was yesterday. It’s all trending positively.”

    Lauri Korpikoski could return tonight.

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Injury Notes: Fraser, Visnovsky, Semin, Korpikoski, Khudobin, DeKeyser, Kessel, Seidenberg and Burns

  • James Mirtle: Maple Leafs Mark Fraser is day-to-day with a knee injury. It is another MCL issues, but in a different area of the ligament.
  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Lubomir Visnovsky is “still not close” to returning to the lineup.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes Lauri Korpikoski has an upper-body injury. Zbynek Michalek is still out with an upper-body injury. Both could skate tomorrow.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Anton Khudobin is about a week away from being able to play.
  • Ted Kulfan: Red Wings Danny DeKeyser left last night’s game with an left shoulder injury. Helene St. James: He’ll see a doctor today but they are estimating it will will be at least a week or two.
  • Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs Phil Kessel on his wrist being taped: “I don’t really want to talk about it.”
  • Fluto Shinzawa: Bruins Dennis Seidenberg and his lower-body injury have skated that past two days. To be determined if he plays on Thursday.
  • Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area: Sharks Brent Burns could return to the lineup on Thursday. It will be up to Burns and their medical to clear him to return.

    Wilson said: “Could he play Thursday? I think he could. I think there’s a chance. … I think he’s really close, and it could be as soon as this week. But, that will be decided by him and the medical staff.”

  • Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: Capitals Mike Green skate pain-free yesterday, but may not be ready just yet.

    “He’s missed a lot of time and it’s a big game,” Oates said after an 80-minute practice at Kettler.

    “I don’t want to put him in a situation where he’s behind the 8-ball. He hasn’t been able to do a lot of cardio, so I’m a little worried about his conditioning.”

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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: Eriksson, Boyle, Lundqvist, Lupul, Giordano, Gagner, Skinner, Ward and Harding

  • Chris Stevenson: Loui Eriksson flew back to Boston yesterday. He has been diagnosed with a concussion and is out indefinitely.
  • David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: Sharks Dan Boyle,

    “With concussions, you just have to be careful. And when I say concussion, I haven’t actually been told that I’ve officially had one. Still kind of waiting on more results form the doctors and more feedback on what they saw.

    “I know what you guys know, I got knocked out and it’s just a matter of making sure that I have no symptoms and I’m OK going forward in order to get back in the lineup.”

  • Andrew Gross: Rangers Henrik Lundqvist was back on the ice yesterday taking shots. He said he’s not sure if he’ll be ready for Saturday, but added that if it were the playoffs, he’d play.
  • Leafs PR: Joffrey Lupul has a bruised foot and is day-to-day. He’s making the trip but Josh Leivo has been recalled.
  • Roger Millions: Flames Mark Giordano seems to be walking fine and met with doctors yesterday. Not ready just yet.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes Lauri Korpikoski stayed home and is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Jeff Skinner left last nights game with an upper-body injury.
  • Michael Russo: Wild’s Josh Harding left last night’s game with a lower-body injury. “I hope it’s not bad and he’ll be back soon.”

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Injury Notes: Salvador, Kovalchuk, Calvert, Gunnarsson, Smith and Korpikoski

  • Tom Gulitti: Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador on returning from his bruised wrist: “It looks like I’m going to run out of time.”
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Ilya Kovalchuk wants to play again this season, even if they are eliminated. He has had no thought of shutting it down.
  • Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Recond: It’s sounding like Kovalchuk could play today.

    “I felt the best so far that I felt,” Kovalchuk said. “I feel pretty confident. I took a couple of one-timers and a little bit of contact, so it’s good.”

    “I feel much better than even a couple of days ago,” Kovalchuk said. “With that kind of injury, it’s not just ups and downs. It’s always the same and then you make progress. It’s almost four weeks now, so I feel much better definitely, but if I’m going to play or not, you should ask Pete.”

  • Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Blue Jackets winger Matt Calvert broke his finger on Thursday against the Kings. There is no timeline yet, but it could be two to four weeks, according to Calvert.
  • Jonas Siegel: Maple Leafs Carl Gunnarsson hopes to play tonight against the Senators.
  • Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic: Coyotes Mike Smith has missed the last two games with a lower-body injury, but he could return today. Smith skated for 45 minutes yesterday.

    “That’s a positive sign,” Tippett said about Smith. “So we’ll see where he’s at (Saturday) morning.”

    Coyotes winger Lauri Korpikoski, who has been out with an upper-body injury, could return as well.

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No bargaining talks scheduled … Clowe the coach … 3 temporarily return to N.A. … SKA looking for NHL experienced coach

  • Katie Strang via twitter: Bill Daly and Steve Fehr were in contact over the weekend. No future bargaining sessions are scheduled.
  • David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: Sharks Ryane Clowe continues to practice with the SF Bulls of the ECHL. On game nights, he’s the assistant coach and handles the defense. Clowe said about 95% of the players are behind Don Fehr. He’s in the last year of his deal with the Sharks, and it’s one reason why he’s chosen not to play during the lockout, though that can change.

    “A lot of guys have two- or three-year deals. When you’re heading into UFA you don’t want to take a chance. But I understand whatever you do, it’s risky and it’s not just if I played here. Guys in Europe, you see guys getting injured over there.

    “Withing the next few weeks, we’ll know more here and then you make a decision.”

  • Szymon Szemberg via twitter: Despite being 1st in the KHL, SKA released their coach and are looking to bring in someone from North America with NHL experience according Pavel Lysenkov.

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Granlund out 2-4 weeks, Brodin out 8 … Korpikoski re-ups with TPS … Tlusty could head to KHL … DiPietro says he’s not injured

  • Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: Wild’s Mikael Granlund will be out 2 to 4 weeks with a lateral right ankle sprain. He’s in a walking boot and rehabbing in Houston.

    “He’ll be able to start doing more next week and is walking pretty good, but we wanted to make sure, and mercifully, this is not the worst case scenario,” Fletcher said. “It’s relatively good news. It’s not a knee or high ankle sprain or anything like that. It’s a common ankle sprain.”

    In the same game that Granlund was injured, Jonas Brodin broke is clavicle and is out for at least 8 weeks. Brodin was meeting with doctors yesterday afternoon to determine if they’ll allow the bone to heal by itself or to insert a plate.

  • Matias Strozyk via twitter: Coyotes Lauri Korpikoski signed a 6 game contract with TPS. He had played 5 games for them already, scoring 4 goals and adding 6 assists.
  • Matias Strozyk via twitter: Jiri Tlusty may be leaving Kladno to head to Atlant Mytishchi of the KHL soon. He could return to Kladno in January if the lockout continues.
  • Brett Cyrgalis of the NY Post: Rick DiPietro said it’s “not true at all” of the reports from a German newspaper that he has a groin injury. “I’m feeling good,” DiPietro wrote in a text message, “and I’m looking forward to the next game.”

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Afternoon notes: Luongo, van Reimsdyk, Alfredsson, Hanzal, Fleischmann, Panthers, Sharks, Clemmensen and re-entry waivers

  • Capgeek via twitter: Canucks Roberto Luongo has a full no-trade clause but it has some stipulations. After his last 2013-14 game, he can supply a 5-team trade list that is valid through July 15th, 2014.
  • Ian Mendes via twitter: “Nothing’s changed” according to Senators coach Paul MacLean regarding Daniel Alfredsson.

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Afternoon notes on Alfredsson, Hanzal, Smith, Wolski, Gill, Backstrom, Asham, Moore, Leighton and Shaw’s 3 game suspension video

  • Ian Mendes via twitter: Senators Daniel Alfredsson had a setback yesterday afternoon. He’ll be evaluated tomorrow.
  • Chris Kuc via twitter: Coyotes Martin Hanzal and Mike Smith will be game time decisions. Lauri Korpikoski will be out.
  • Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Parise-Zajac-Kovalchuk; Sykora-Elias-Zubrus; Ponikarovsky-Henrique-Clarkson; Carter-Gionta-Bernier.
  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: Penguins Arron Asham waived his right to an in-person hearing and will be done by phone at 5:00. He can be suspended for 6 games or more.
  • Blackhawks Andrew Shaw was suspended for 3 games for his hit on Coyotes goalie Mike Smith.

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2011 NHL Salary Arbitration List

A list of all NHL players who filed for salary arbitration and the date of their hearing.

Player Pos. 10/11 Team Date Ruling/Contract Notes
Dan Sexton RW Anaheim Ducks Aug. 4 Re-signed before arbitration. 2 years
Andrej Sekera D Buffalo Sabres July 25 Re-signed before arbitration. 4 years, $11 million
Derek Joslin D Carolina Hurricanes July 28 Re-signed before arbitration. 2 years, $1.4 million
Chris Campoli D Chicago Blackhawks Aug 3 Arbitration hearing moved up. Awarded 1 year, $2.5 million. Blackhawks walk away.
Viktor Stalberg LW Chicago Blackhawks July 20 Re-signed before arbitration. 2 years, $1.75 million.
Kevin Porter C Colorado Avalanche July 26 Re-signed before arbitration. 1 year, $850,000
Ryan Wilson D Colorado Avalanche July 22 Re-signed before arbitration. 1 year, $1.275 million.
Andrew Cogliano C Anaheim Ducks July 21 Re-signed before arbitration. 3 years, $7.17 million
Alec Martinez D Los Angeles Kings July 27 Re-signed before arbitration. 2 years, $1.475 million.
Brad Richardson C Los Angeles Kings July 21 Re-signed before arbitration. 2 years, $2.35 million
Josh Gorges D Montreal Canadiens July 28 Re-signed before arbitration. 1 year, $2.5 million
Sergei Kostitsyn LW Nashville Predators July 26 Re-signed before arbitration. 1 year, $2.5 milloin
Shea Weber D Nashville Predators Aug 2  
Mark Fraser D New Jersey Devils Aug 4 Re-signed before arbitration. 1 year, $550,000
Zach Parise LW New Jersey Devils Aug 3 Re-signed before arbitration. 1 year, $6 million.
Blake Comeau RW NY Islanders Aug 4  
Brian Boyle C NY Rangers July 25 Re-signed before arbitration. 3 years, $5.1 million
Ryan Callahan RW NY Rangers July 28 Re-signed before arbitration. 3 years, $12.825 million
Brandon Dubinsky C NY Rangers July 21 Re-signed before arbitration. 4 years, $16.8 million
Michael Sauer D NY Rangers   Re-signed before arbitration. 2 years, $2.5 million
Lauri Korpikoski LW Phoenix Coyotes July 20 Re-signed before arbitration. 2 years, $3.6 million
Teddy Purcell RW Tampa Bay Lightning July 20 Re-signed before arbitration. 2 years, $4.725 million
Jannik Hansen RW Vancouver Canucks July 29 Re-signed before arbitration. 3 years, $4.05 million
Blake Wheeler RW Winnipeg Jets Aug 3 Re-signed before arbitration. 2 years, $5.1 million

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