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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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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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Injury Notes: Stamkos, Steen, Cammalleri, Alfredsson, Maple Leafs and the Islanders

  • Shawn McKenzie: Lightning Steven Stamkos said yesterday that it was the best he’s felt. He was to have an x-ray last night to see if his leg is 100 healed. Bruce Garrioch: Stamkos still hopes to get into a game before the Olympics. He won’t go to Sochi if there is a risk. Joe Smith: Stamkos took part in all team drills yesterday.
  • Jeremy Rutherford: Blues Alex Steen left last night’s game with a lower-body injury. Coach Ken Hitchcock said ”He’s day-to-day, lower-body (injury). We’ll see where he is in a day or so. He’ll be back.”
  • Wes Gilbertson: Flames Mike Cammalleri skated on his own yesterday for the first time since suffering his concussion.
  • Bill Roose: Red Wings Daniel Alfredsson is expected to return from back spasms tonight.
  • Michael Traikos: Maple Leafs Frazer McLaren and Trevor Smith skated yesterday morning. Dave Bolland and David Clarkson didn’t skate. Hope Smoke: Dave Nonis: ”Clarkson is probably at least a week away from returning. Bolland is really tough. There is a lot of work for him to still do”
  • Arthur Staple: Injured Islanders Evgeni Nabokov and Lubomir Visnovsky skated yesterday morning, but are not ready yet. Brett Cyrgalis: Capuano of Visnovsky: “If things progress the way they’re going, he could be ready next week – I’m hoping.”
  • Arthur Staple of Newsday: Islanders Travis Hamonic (concussion) is still experience symptoms and remains out indefinitely. Evgeni Nabokov won’t come off the IR until tomorrow at the earliest.

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Injury Notes: Parise, Datsyuk, Vitale, Visnovsky, Clarkson and McLaren

  • Chad Graff: Wild’s Zach Parise practiced with the power play unit yesterday, a sign he could return tonight.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings Pavel Datsyuk is back skating but he has no idea when he’ll be able to get back into the lineup.
  • Seth Rorabaugh: Penguins Joe Vitale was seen with a cast on his right arm.
  • Eye on Hockey: Islanders Lubomir Visnovsky won’t play in the Olympics as his rehab continues.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs David Clarkson and Frazer McLaren are eligible to be activated from the IR if they are ready.

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Injury Notes: Gaborik, Brunner, Polak, Visnovsky, Orr Glencross, Hertl, Downie, Gorges, Weiss and Gonchar

  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets Marian Gaborik broke his collarbone four shifts into his return.
  • Todd Cordell: Devils Damien Brunner is out at least four weeks with a lower-body injury.
  • Lou Korac: The Blues put Roman Polak on the IR with a lower-body injury.
  • B.D. Gallof: Islanders Lubomir Visnovsky’s return is still not known, so you can assume it is not “soon”.
  • Jonas Siegel: Leafs coach Randy Carlyle hinted that Colton Orr could return on Monday. He’s been out for nine games with an elbow injury.
  • Calgary Flames: Flames Curtis Glencross left last night’s game with a lower-body injury.
  • Mike Heika: Sharks GM Doug Wilson said that forward Tomas Hertl will be out at least a month and that they will know more when swelling on his knee goes down.
  • Anthony SanFilippo: Flyers Steve Downie will be out seven to 10 days with an upper-body injury.
  • John Bartlett: Canadiens Josh Gorges missed yesterday’s game with a lower-body injury.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Stephen Weiss will have sports hernia surgery. They are hoping to get it scheduled before Christmas. He’ll be out through February.
  • Missy Zielinski: Lightning’s Eric Brewer left last night’s game in the third period with an upper-body injury.
  • Mike Heika: Stars Sergei Gonchar left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.

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Morning Rumors: Blackhawks, Islanders, Sabres, Red Wings, Canadiens and Blue Jackets

  • Scott Powers of ESPN: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman is thinking about having Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane long-term with the Blackhawks when making moves.

    “We’ve always looked forward,” Bowman said in a phone interview with on Friday. “We have formulas in place for what [the salary cap] could do and be.

    “I think what matters for me is we got a great situation in Chicago. We have an owner that really understands what it’s all about to be a competitive team. We have been given resources by Rocky [Wirtz] and John [McDonough] to be a cap team and a very competitive team. I think players understand that. It’s become a destination. That’s the important thing. The numbers will work themselves out. We will adjust accordingly. We will keep the key players in Chicago.”

    Contract talks with Kane and Toews can’t start until July.

    “When it comes to it, we’re going to sit down with [their agent] Pat Brisson,” Bowman said. “I look forward to that. I’m excited about where this team and organization are going. I know Patrick and Jonathan are going to be a part of it.

    “There’s no secret that they were part of turning this team around on the ice and in conjunction off the ice. It all goes together. We’re going to get down to it and talk about all the pertinent facts at the time. Until then, it’s all speculation.”

  • Scott Powers of ESPN: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman said he was unsure if Teuvo Teravainen would join the Blackhawks later on in the season. Once his season with Jokerit of SM-liiga, he could to join the team.

    “I’m not planning on it, but it would be a bonus if he’s done with his season,” Bowman said in a phone interview Friday. “That’s an option. He’s signed. I think there are a lot of factors that go into it — when his season ends and where he’s at that point.”

  • Chris Peters of CBS Sports: Chris Botta has a source who said that Peter Laviolette is “definitely” a top candidate if the Islanders fire head coach Jack Capuano.
  • Chris Botta: Have been saying for over a year that Doug Weight is the other top candidate for the Islanders if they make a change.
  • Arthur Staple of Newsday: Staple poses the question, is it time for the Islanders to rebuild again. Staple’s think the Isles should trade Thomas Vanek for as much as they can get back. Play Brock Nelson and calling up Ryan Strome. To make room they can put some on waiver, a trade or just bench people. They need to fix their goaltending. They could look to trade Lubomir Visnovsky or Michael Grabner. Staple wouldn’t trade Andrew MacDonald and thinks he’s worth $4 million.
  • Chris Botta: “Agree with Art Staple that Isles must re-tool, but warn against rushing/asking too much of prospects. Do what the Red Wings do.”
  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings Danny DeKeyser is about two weeks from coming off the LTIR and St. James thinks the Wings should consider trading Kyle Quincey. Quincey carries a $3.775 million cap hit, and if the Wings could get a cheaper defenseman or draft pick for him, they should do it to improve their cap situation. Waiving Mikael Samuelsson wouldn’t give them any cap relief since it’s a 35-plus deal.

    “Quincey cost the Wings a first-round pick in the trade, but they were desperate at the time, with half the team injured. He can still bring something in return. Quincey is just entering what’s considered an NHL defenseman’s prime years, and he showed offensive upside while with the Colorado Avalanche. Other teams might well see him fitting in better in a different system, and the Wings would benefit from a cleaner landscape.”

  • Eric Engels: The Canadiens and Blue Jackets have been talking trade for weeks, but not sure if anything is coming in the immediate future.

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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: Lightning, Leopold, Islanders, Getzlaf, Koivu, Emelin, Moore, Nash and Stempniak

  • Erik Erlendsson: The Lightning confirm that Steven Stamkos has a broken right tibia and will be out indefinitely. Nick Kypreos: The break isn’t overly complicated and participating in the Sochi Olympics may not be out of the question. Damian Cristodero: Stamkos’s dad said that “he seems to be okay” and “just hopeful the surgery goes well.” His dad was told that rehab could be three to six months but “but they’re just guessing.” Will depend on what is found during the surgery.
  • Damian Cristodero: The Lightning also lost Sami Salo to a lower-body injury and Keith Aulie to an upper-body injury.
  • Chris Nichols: Blues Jordan Leopold will have surgery later this week to repair a tendon in his right hand. He’ll be out for at least eight weeks.
  • Arthur Staple of Newsday: A source said it’s unlikely that Islanders Thomas Vanek (upper-body) is put on the IR. It’s unlikely he plays tonight, but he could be ready sometime this week. Lubomir Visnovsky (concussion) still hasn’t been cleared for off-ice training. Brian Strait (upper-body) could start skating soon, but is not close to returning. Cal Clutterbuck should be back on the ice today. Travis Hamonic will play tonight.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Ryan Getzlaf (upper-body) is with the Ducks and Saku Koivu isn’t. Sounding like Getzlaf missed Sunday’s game more as a precaution.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Canadiens Alexei Emelin is close to returning to the lineup.
  • Aaron Vickers of Calgary Flames Lee Stempniak is close to returning to the lineup. He’s been out since October 24th with a broken foot, and if he gets medical clearance, he could play as early as tonight.

    “It’s up to the coaches and the medical staff,” said Stempniak, who diagnosed himself as day-to-day. “Every day it’s been getting better but a lot of it depends on how it responds the next morning, make sure it doesn’t swell and make sure it feels good. I’ll wake up and re-assess tomorrow morning.”

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Morning Rumors: Sedin’s, Islanders, Miller, Emelin, Phaneuf, Reimer, Oilers, and Flames

  • The Fourth Period: Two sources saying the Islanders are looking to improve their blueline. They could be looking for a replacement for the injured Lubomir Visnovsky, but one source said they aren’t looking for a short-term fix.
  • Insider Trading TSN: LeBrun: There is no real market for Sabres Ryan Miller right now. Sabres GM Darcy Regier said on Monday that there is absolutely nothing going on with regards to Miller. LeBrun thinks that if the Blues Jaroslav Halak isn’t playing well or if he gets injured, the Blues could be a team to watch.McKenzie: The Canadiens could get a deal done with pending free agent defenseman Alexei Emelin soon.

    LeBrun: No exchange of numbers between the Maple Leafs and Dion Phaneuf has taken place. They had a quick meeting last week to sort of times for future talks. LeBrun doesn’t think the Leafs are comfortable going higher than $7 million. Phaneuf’s agents will likely ask for eight years, Leafs more comfortable around six.

  • Bob McCown: “If Reimer to Oilers deal is going to happen it has to be in the next couple of weeks. At the trade deadline will be too late for Edm.”
  • Bill Waters: “$7.1 million for 8 years? Are you kidding? For Phaneuf? I’m sorry, this is an outrageous misrepresentation of his value. 4 years @ $4 million per is risky.” Maple Leafs HS: “”$4 mill is too much for Phaneuf.” Still concerns me to this day that @RealBillWatters once had a hand in running the Leafs.”
  • Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie on TSN Radio: ”Buffalo will trade Ryan Miller at the 1st opportunity they get, he will not be re-signed”
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger on TSN Radio: ”I’m sure the Oilers are interested in Reimer, but it’s way too early for the Leafs to consider moving him” … ”if the Leafs were even interested in moving Reimer to Edm or Cgy it would be for a package that is staggering” …  “I stand by the fact that the Leafs would not move Reimer for Yakupov”
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger on TSN Radio: ”Regier identified a key roster player from Toronto and offered Vanek, but it wasn’t the right fit for the Leafs”
  • Jonathan Willis: Willis wonders if there is a trade for the Oilers to be made with a team like the Flyers, a “shake things up” type of trade.

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Injury Notes: Visnovsky, Salvador, Schneider, Ward, Callahan, Hagelin, Franzen, Koivu, and Scuderi

  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Brian Strait (upper-body) and Lubomir Visnovsky (concussion) are not skating.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Bryce Salvador’s MRI revealed a stress fracture in his foot and has been placed on the IR retroactive to last Tuesday. Lou Lamoriello: ”It could be a week, it could be 10 days. It’s just time”
  • Tom Gulitti: The Devils put Cory Schneider on the IR retroactive to last Thursday. He could come off the IR on Friday and only missing one more game.
  • Tom Gulitti: Nothing new to report on Devils Ryane Clowe.
  • Chip Alexander: After an MRI, the prognosis on Hurricanes Cam Ward is the same, another two to three weeks.
  • Winnipeg Jets: Jets defenseman Paul Postma is out indefinitely with a blog clot in his leg.
  • Steve Zipay: Rangers Ryan Callahan (broken thumb) skated today with a stick before practice.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers Carl Hagelin said he’s ready to return to the lineup, but it will be a coach’s decision.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Johan Franzen won’t be in the lineup Wednesday, hopes to be ready for Friday.
  • Curtis Zupke: Ducks Saku Koivu and Viktor Fasth have returned to Anaheim for evaluation.
  • Bob McKenzie: Penguins Rob Scuderi returned to Pittsburgh to be further evaluation. Nothing is official but hearing it could be four or more weeks.

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Afternoon Hits: Waivers, Gustafsson, McGinn, Lupul, Letang, Isles, Khudobin, Klesla and Murray

  • Renaud Lavoie: Clearing waivers: Bobby Robins (Bos) and Kevin Porter (Buf).
  • Michael Russo: The Wild have recalled goalie Johan Gustafsson with Josh Harding injured.
  • Mike Halford: The Flyers send their leading goal scorer, Tye McGinn, to the AHL.
  • Dave Molinari: Penguins Kris Letang is expected to play his first game of the season tonight.
  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Brian Strait (upper-body) is out. Defenseman Radek Martinek’s season debut is tomorrow. Lubomir Visnovsky is still out with a concussion, has not started off-ice activities.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller said that Anton Khudobin still needs to practice to ”get up to speed.” Muller is not sure if he can be ready by the end of next week.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes Rostislav Klesla left last night’s game with a lower-body injury.

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Injury Notes: Bergenheim, Visnovsky, Kronwall and Hall

  • Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel: Sean Bergenheim has only played two games in the last 18 months. He was suppose to consult with doctors in Nashville last Monday, but he went to Toronto instead for treatment. He should be back with the team in the next few days.

    “I’m worried about his career,’’ Dineen said after practice at the BB&T Center where the players signed equipment and memorabilia for the Panthers charity foundation. “I worry about him as a player. It’s been an extremly long time off. I understand it’s an extremely hard game we play. He’s not a good player unless he’s physically involved in the game and he’s active.”

  • Arthur Staple of Newsday: Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky’s concussion will be evaluated to today. If he’ll be staying on the IR, the Islanders will likely look to sign Radek Martinek. Martinek has been skating with the team for the last week.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Niklas Kronwall is day-to-day with a concussion, but hopes to be on the ice Monday. He’ll need to get clearance by doctors before he’s able to start skating.
  • Stephen Whyno: Oilers Taylor Hall left last night’s game with a left knee injury.

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