Posts Tagged Marian Hossa

Injury Notes: Canucks, Pens, Hawks, Habs, Stars, Jackets, Leafs, Kings, Wings, Oilers, Jets and Ducks

  • Vancouver Canucks: Ryan Kesler is out “at least a couple of weeks” with a sprained knee according to coach John Tortorella.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins: Coach Dan Bylsma on James Neal: “You don’t know if you’re talking about 1-2 days or much longer. You hope the symptoms subside & it’s shorter than longer.”
  • ESPN Chicago: Blackhawks Marian Hossa skated yesterday morning. It was the first time that he practiced with the team since his injury. He didn’t play last night, but could return on Sunday or Tuesday. He said his recent injury isn’t back related.
  • John Lu: Canadiens Carey Price practiced yesterday. Ended up having the net to himself, Tokarski and Budaj splitting the one end.
  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets Artem Anisimov traveled with the team and will play tonight.
  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets Jared Boll said he’s feeling better and will travel with the team, though he’s still a week or two away from returning to the lineup.
  • Stephen Whyno: Maple Leafs Jonathan Bernier’s injury is not considered bad.
  • Eric Engels: “Reimer has concussion history, said he considered leaving game+that he had a headache after. Carlyle says no need for quiet room #progress”
  • Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider: Kings coach Darryl  Sutter yesterday on Dustin Brown and Jonathan Quick.

    Both of them guys – Quickie’s sick, and Brownie came in. Hopefully get that bug out of our system…We’ll see how they are tomorrow.

    On whether Quick could play against the Ducks.

    Well, he’s not skating today. We felt better if he stayed at home. It doesn’t matter. I mean, it does matter about Jonathan, but at the same time, Jonesy’s ready to go, too.

  • Bill Rouse: Red Wings Darren Helm doesn’t have a timetable on his return to the lineup. He has been seeing the same neurologist that Patrick Eaves and Johan Franzen did in the past.
  • Bill Rouse: Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg has stepped up his physical therapy on Thursday. He is still not even in shape to drive a car, but he’s getting there.
  • Sara Orlesky: Jets Ondrej Pavelec has a lower-body injury.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets Chris Thorburn left last night’s game with a lower-body injury. He blocked a shot in the second.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler left last night’s game with a lower-body injury.

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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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Afternoon Rumors and Notes: Moulson, Kesler, Scrivens, Wings, Hawks, Waivers, Flyers, Brodeur, Bruins and Devils

  • Pierre LeBrun: Sabres Matt Moulson is not practicing today. GM Tim Murray said that Moulson hasn’t been traded.
  • Nick Kypreos: There are many people who believe that Ryan Kesler told the Canucks that he doesn’t want to play in Canada anymore if they are able to make a trade for him. He has a no-trade clause.
  • Josh Rimer: Ben Scrivens signs a two-year deal with the Oilers worth $4.6 million total according to his agent.
  • Detroit Red Wings: GM Ken Holland said that Pavel Datsyuk and Stephen Weiss won’t play tomorrow. Ansar Khan: Datsyuk is not skating today and hasn’t since leaving Thursday’s game.
  • Scott Powers: Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said that Marian Hossa will be out for two to three weeks.
  • Pierre LeBrun: On waivers today: Devan Dubnyk (NSH), Frazer McLaren (TOR), Chuck Kobasew (PIT) and Philip Larsen (EDM).
  • Hope Smoke: Leafs Claude Loiselle: ”We waived McLaren to give us some flexibility for the trade deadline”
  • Jim Matheson: The Flyers do have the assets to land Ryan Kesler. Would they do Sean Couturier or Brayden Schenn and Samuel Morin?
  • Rich Chere: Martin Brodeur: ”As of now there is nothing going on.”
  • Mark Spector: Spector keeps hearing Martin Brodeur and the Wild being linked.
  • Hope Smoke: Doug MacLean: “Here is what you have to do with Vanek. You have to entice Snow to take prospects and not the big draft picks”
  • Joe Haggerty: The Bruins are looking for a top-four defenseman for the left side. They could use depth on the right side. Dustin Byfuglien is intriguing, but he’s a right shot.
  • Rich Chere: Devils coach Pete DeBoer said that both Damien Brunner and Bryce Salvador could play on Tuesday.

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Morning Hits: Rogers Acquires Exclusive Rights, 10 Sue NHL, Varlamov, Hossa, Beem and Phaneuf

  • SportsNet: Rogers has acquired the exclusive broadcasting rights to every NHL game in Canada for $5.2 billion for 12 years, starting next season.

    The deal—the largest of its kind in NHL history—also includes the NHL Centre Ice and NHL Game Centre Live properties, as well as rights to the All-Star Game and the NHL Draft. This is the first time a major league in North America has made such a long-term commitment to a single company.

    Rogers sub-licensed CBC for Hockey Night in Canada and TVA for French broadcasts. The NHL Board of Governors will vote on it in December.

  • Nick Cotsonika: Deal basically works out to $7.2 million per year per team. (Total, divided by players share, by 30 then by 12)
  • Jason Brough of Pro Hockey Talk: From the AP:

    Ten former National Hockey League players are claiming in a class-action lawsuit that the league hasn’t done enough to protect players from concussions.

    The lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court in Washington, seeks damages to be determined at trial. The players are also seeking court-approved medical monitoring for their brain trauma and/or injuries, which they blame on their NHL careers.

    The ex-hockey players claim that the NHL purposely concealed the risks of brain injuries faced by players, exposing them to unnecessary dangers.

  • Document for the players suing the NHL. Class action complaint filed in the US District court for the District of Columbia.
  • Yahoo Sports NHL: NHL deputy commish Bill Daly statement: “We are aware of the class action lawsuit filed today in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of a group of former NHL Players. While the subject matter is very serious, we are completely satisfied with the responsible manner in which the League and the Players’ Association have managed Player safety over time, including with respect to head injuries and concussions. We intend to defend the case vigorously and have no further comment at this time.”
  • Nick Cotsonika: Players that are named in the suit are: Gary Leeman, Brad Aitken, Darren Banks, Curt Bennett, Richard Dunn, Warren Holmes, Bob Manno, Blair Stewart, Morris Titanic and Rick Vaive.
  • Allan Walsh: Some key questions: “1. Did the NHL (and their doctors) know that repeated blows to the head could result in impaired brain function? 2. Did the NHL properly inform players of the risks from repeated blows to the head? A player may receive 1000 separate blows per season. 3. How many former players, apart from than the original 10 will seek to join this class action lawsuit?”
  • Colorado Avalanche: Semyon Varlamov will start on Wednesday and Saturday, J.S. will start in Minnesota.
  • Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune: Blackhawks Michal Handzus returned to the lineup last night after missing 14 games with an upper-body injury. Marian Hossa missed his second straight game due to a family matter. He’ll rejoin the team for Wednesday’s game.
  • Kristen Odland: The Flames have recalled defenseman Chris Breen from the AHL. He had been on a conditioning stint.
  • Josh Rimer: Has been told that the NHL looked at Dion Phaneuf’s hit and deemed it clean.

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Afternoon Hits: Waivers, Hossa, Bozak, Ashton, Skinner, Semin, Grigorenko, Olesz and Starting Goalies

  • Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak won’t play tonight, but is hopeful for Saturday.
  • David Alter: The Maple Leafs send Carter Ashton to the AHL.
  • James Mirtle: The Marlies release Stefan Legein from his PTO.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes Jeff Skinner is activated from the IR, Alex Semin is put on the IR.
  • Chris Nichols: Mikhail Grigorenko will be back in the Sabres lineup tonight.
  • Igor Eronko: Rostislav Olesz signed a one-year deal with SC Bern of the Swiss league.
  • Rich Chere: Cory Schneider will start in net for the Devils.
  • Mark Masters: Jonathan Bernier will start in net for the Maple Leafs.
  • Josh Cooper: Marek Mazanec will start in net for the Predators.
  • Mark Lazerus: Corey Crawford will start in net for the Blackhawks.
  • Mike Halford: Some good goalie matchups tonight: Lundqvist vs. Lehtonen, Smith vs. Varlamov, Schneider vs. Scrivens.

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Injury Notes: Duchene, Green, Hossa, Khabibulin and Bogosian

  • Adrian Dater via Sulia: Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said that Matt Duchene would likely miss a week due to his oblique injury.
  • Katie Carrera: Capitals Mike Green was put on the IR. Green to the IR creates a roster spot. They have Dmitri Orlov available. Green could still play on Wednesday.
  • Scott Powers: Blackhawks Marian Hossa missed his second straight game with a lower-body injury. Nikolai Khabibulin has been put on the IR and Antti Raanta has been recalled.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets Zach Bogosian is week-to-week with a groin injury.

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Injury Notes: Duchene, Nash, Ryan, Bogosian, Lightning, Merrill, Hossa, Leafs and Semin

  • Andrew Gross: Rangers Rick Nash is hoping to play either Tuesday against the Bruins or Thursday against the Stars.
  • Don Brennan: Senators Bobby Ryan practiced yesterday and is feeling no ill effects from Dennis Seidenberg’s hit.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets Zach Bogosian (lower-body) had more tests yesterday to determine the extent of the injury. Looking more like day-to-day.
  • Damian Cristodero: Lightning’s Mark Barberio and Keith Aulie could be ready to return to the lineup before the end of their road trip.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Jon Merrill isn’t sure when he’ll be able to return to the lineup. He has “no idea” if he’ll go with the team on their road trip. Added that he feels “great” now and that he’s “not really sure” if he lost consciousness.
  • Chris Kuc: Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said that Marian Hossa is day-to-day. Mark Lazerus: There is a still a chance he could play today. Goalie Nikolai Khabibulin could be “a bit.”
  • Mark Masters: Carl Gunnarsson fell awkwardly on Friday night: ”My leg went numb for a little bit but after a couple mins it was fine & then nothing this morning”
  • Darren Dreger: Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak is likely 10 days away from returning to the lineup. Dave Bolland’s status won’t be known from at least another three weeks.
  • Mark Masters: Maple Leafs Mark Fraser will be assessed today. Coach Randy Carlyle doesn’t think it’s serious and more likely to be day-to-day than week-to-week. When asked if it’s related to his previous knee issue, Carlyle said: ”It’s a lower-body [injury] & he had a lower-body [injury] before.”
  • Damian Cristodero: Lightning’s goalie Ben Bishop said he left the game to get his bearings after taking a shot off his mask. He said he is feeling no ill effects.
  • Lou Korac: Hurricanes Alex Semin (upper body) left last night’s game.

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Afternoon Hits: Panthers, Liles, Lucic, Thomas, Waivers, DeKeyser and Hossa

  • Pro Hockey Talk: The Panthers were sold for $230 million to Vincent Viola.
  • James Mirtle: Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle on John-Michael Liles: ”The feelings inside the coaches’ and management’s office should be left there… We know there’s tough decisions coming.”
  • Joe Haggerty: Milan Lucic said there is nothing confirmed about him being in Dumb and Dumber 2, but he is interested.
  • CapGeek: Tim Thomas’ bonuses: $250,000 for 15, 20 and 25 wins. If the Panthers make the playoffs and he has a minimum of 10 games, $500,000 bonus.
  • Michael Russo: The Wild put Jake Dowell and Tyler Cuma on waivers according to sources. Dowell may not be reassigned right away if he clears.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Waivers today: Gabriel Dumont (Mon), Bobby Butler (Fla), Cuma and Dowell (Min).
  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Kyle Okposo (eye) has been cleared to practice and should play on Sunday.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Danny DeKeyser said that he twisted his knee on Wednesday but it’s not significant. Should be ready for the season opener.
  • Chris Kuc: Blackhawks Marian Hossa was back on the ice practicing.

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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 Notes: Red Wings and Leafs, Sieloff, Clowe, Nikitin, Sbisa and Hossa

  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Darren Helm is skating for the first time since Sept. 6th.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Johan Franzen didn’t skating yesterday after taking a couple days off with a hip flexor.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Jakub Kindl left last night’s game with a hip flexor. GM Ken Holland said ”nothing serious, just precaution.”
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Patrick Eaves hurt his knee in a collision. Extent of injury won’t be known for a day or two.
  • Wes Gilbertson: Flames defenseman Patrick Sieloff will not need surgery on his broken cheek-bone. He’s been cleared but will wear a face shield for six to eight weeks.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs Colton Orr left the ice before practice started yesterday.
  • Jonas Siegel: Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri left the game in the third. X-rays came back negative on his hand. He was unable to grip his stick comfortably.
  • Terry Koshan: Maple Leafs Jonathan Bernier came out after the first period of last night’s game with a minor injury. He wouldn’t say what the injury was, but it originally happened yesterday morning. The plan was to play the whole game. Said the injury is “nothing concerning.”
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Ryane Clowe suffered a  “charley horse type injury” yesterday.
  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Cal Clutterbuck saw a doctor yesterday and will likely be out four to six weeks.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin has no fracture in his foot after blocking a shot. Will likely miss a few days.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa will be off the ice for two weeks with an ankle sprain. He’s questionable for the season opener.
  • Scott Powers of ESPN: Blackhawks Marian Hossa will miss the next four preseason games with an upper-body injury.

    “He aggravated an injury there,” Quenneville said after Thursday’s morning skate. “We’re going to keep him off. I wouldn’t expect him in the next four games here in the next five nights. We’ll see how he progresses after that.”

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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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Injury Notes: Bjugstad, Hishon, Rozsival, Handzus, Beauchemin, Laich, Staal and Lupul

  • Mike Halford: Panthers prospect Nick Bjugstad has a concussion and is held out of camp.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs Joey Hishon missed the yesterday with a groin injury.
  • Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks Michal Rozsival and Michal Handzus won’t be cleared for contract for the start of camp. Marian Hossa has been cleared.
  • Ben Raby: Capitals Brooks Laich left the ice yesterday with a lower body injury. Capitals saying it’s not related to the one that had sidelined him last season.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers Marc Staal said that his perception on the ice is greatly improved, both depth perception and sensing where players are.
  • Jonas Siegel: Leafs Joffrey Lupul will be off the ice again today with a back issue.

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