Posts Tagged Mathieu Perreault

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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Morning Hits: Sabres Pay Salary Difference, Entry-Level Deals, Rinne, Perreault, Yakupov and Bolland

  • Corey Masisak: The Sabres now have 18 first and second round picks from the 2012 to 2015 drafts. No team in the past two decades have had more than 15. There is still the chance that they could get 20 to 22 before the deadline.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Sabres will pick up the difference between Ryan Miller’s and Jaroslav Halak’s salaries. The $1.75 million difference is actually $288,000 for the remainder of the season.
  • CapGeek: Today is the first day that teams are able to sign entry-level contracts to start in 2014-15. Meaning: a bunch of entry-level deals will be signed in the next couple weeks.
  • Josh Cooper: Pekka Rinne: ”I had a blast tonight, and feel even better now, since I don’t have any symptoms and my body is feeling good and I’m feeling fine.” … ”I think that was the main goal, just get that game conditioning. It was quite an easy game for myself.”

vEric Stephens: Ducks Mathieu Perreault left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.

  • Joanne Ireland: Oilers Nail Yakupov said there was no cracked bone in his foot. He left practice in a walking boot, but didn’t rule out playing tonight.
  • Paul Hendrick: Maple Leafs Dave Bolland is day-to-day and won’t play tonight against the Canadiens.

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Morning Hits: Grigorenko, Zadorov, Etem, Steckel, White, Bishop and Conacher

  • TSN: The Sabres agree to allow Mikhail Grigorenko and Nikita Zadorov to play for Russia at the World Junior Championship.
  • Eric Stephens: The Ducks have recalled Emerson Etem and David Steckel. Mathieu Perreault on the IR.
  • Dmitry Chesnokov: Ian White is close, or may even have a “done deal” with a KHL team.
  • Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: Senators GM Bryan Murry is still happy with the Ben Bishop for Cory Conacher trade.

    “It wasn’t anything about Cory Conacher and Ben Bishop. It was, do we keep Robin Lehner or do we keep Ben Bishop,” Murray told reporters as he watched the Senators practice Wedensday at Tampa Bay Times Forum. “And from the offset, we felt Robin Lehner is a guy in the future, and now is the future for him, that is going to be a top end goaltender in the NHL. So that’s why the trade was made.

    “If I hadn’t of traded Ben Bishop, you guys would be asking me today, ‘what the hell are you doing with three goaltenders? And who’s starting tomorrow night? And that’s really wrong, what you’re doing’.

    “I couldn’t have signed (Bishop) to another contract and kept Robin and Craig (Anderson).”

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Injury Notes: Seguin, Malkin, Kessel, Bozak, Lupul, Perreault, Beauchemin, Semin and Helm

  • James Mirtle: Stars Tyler Seguin will have some concussion testing this afternoon in Toronto and it’s not known if he’ll be able to return to the lineup tonight.
  • Josh Yohe: Penugins Evgeni Malkin has a lower-body injury and won’t play tonight.
  • Jonas Siegel: Maple Leafs Phil Kessel will play tonight. Colton Orr won’t be in the lineup.
  • Josh Rimer: Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak is out indefinitely with an oblique strain. James Mirtle: Bozak was put on the IR.
  • Mark Masters: Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul (groin) on if he’ll be able to play on Saturday: ”It’s too hard to say right now. I don’t want to rule anything out quite yet.”
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Mathieu Perreault is out at least two games with a lower-body injury.
  • Eric Stephens: Francois Beauchemin will be traveling with the team, but it’s not known yet if he’ll play.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Alex Semin has been skating and feeling good, could play on their Western trip according to coach Kirk Muller.
  • Bill Roose: Red Wings Darren Helm has a shoulder injury and won’t travel with the team to New Jersey.

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Afternoon Hits: Protected 1st Rounder, Bass, Gagner, Perreault, Lupul, Liles, Flames Injuries and Pacioretty

  • Pierre LeBrun: The 1st round pick that the Islanders included in the Vanek-Moulson deal with the Sabres is protected. Islanders can defer to 2015 if it is in the top 10.
  • Mark Spector: Sam Gagner has been cleared to play. Bob Stauffer: If Gagner is activated off the IR and Richard Bachman remains with the team, they will have to make a roster move. They have two extra defenseman, Grebeshkov and Potter. Chris Johnston: Gagner says he’s playing.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Mathieu Perreault will be back in the lineup. Dustin Penner is skating, but might not be ready.
  • Chris Johnston: Randy Carlyle said that Joffrey Lupul is a game-time decision. John-Michael Liles will be scratched.
  • Roger Millions: Flames Mark Giordano has a broken ankle and is out for six to eight weeks. Lee Stempniak has a broken foot and is out week-to-week. Chris Breen is day-to-day with a abdominal strain.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Canadiens Max Pacioretty (hamstring) and Christian Thomas (hernia) skated today.

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Injury Notes: Kostka, Weber, Hickey, Coyle and Perreault

  • Chris Kuc: The Blackhawks put Michael Kostka on the IR retroactive to October 22nd.
  • John Vogl: Sabres Mike Weber left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Thomas Hickey broke his nose in the first period last night after a collision with Kyle Okposo. He came back later with a cage on.
  • Michael Russo: Wild’s Charlie Coyle practiced yesterday, but he’s not going on their road trip. Josh Harding and Jonas Brodin are not going on the trip either.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Mathieu Perreault had a soft brace on his left hand/wrist. It’s not broken, possibly sprained.

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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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Injury Notes: Nash, Gustavsson, Eaves, Stalberg, Jones, Ruutu, Perrault, Penner, Palmieri and Beleskey

  • Nick Cotsonika: Hearing that Rangers Rick Nash could be out for seven to 10 days.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings Jonas Gustavsson is still a few days away from returning. Patrick Eaves is targeting a Oct. 26th return.
  • Mark Masters: Predators coach Barry Trotz said that Viktor Stalberg (shoulder) might be ready for Saturday.
  • Wes Gilbertson: Flames winger David Jones is week-to-week with an upper-body injury.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Kirk Muller is not sure when Tuomo Ruutu will be ready to return to the lineup.
  • Dennis Bernstein: Ducks Mathieu Perreault (upper body) and Dustin Penner (lower body) didn’t finish the game last night.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Kyle Palmieri (upper body) skated yesterday morning. He said it isn’t similar to the concussion he had last season where he missed four games.
  • Lance Pugmire: Ducks Matt Beleskey said his thumb is broken after it got caught in a jersey during a fight.

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Morning Hits: Liles, Wilson and the Capitals, hybrid icing, Commodore, Eminger and Belanger

  • James Mirtle: Trading John-Michael Liles would obviously help the Maple Leafs cap issues, but if it were possible, Mirtle thinks it would have happened already.
  • Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: If Tom Wilson makes the Capitals, they will have to move someone, with Mathieu Perreault (1 year, $1.05 million) or Aaron Volpatti (2 years, $575,000) as possible candidates. The Capitals tried Martin Erat at center yesterday. GM George McPhee has talked to teams about potential trades. Perreault is most likely tradable, with Jason Chimera maybe getting some interest. Chimera is in the last year of his deal at $1.75 million.
  • Chuck Gormley: The NHLPA has started voting on hybrid icing, and from what Gormley is hearing, it will likely be voted down.
  • Igor Eronko: Mike Commodore will play for Vladivostok of the KHL. Steve Eminger has an offer from another KHL team.
  • Francois Gagnon: Eric Belanger is leaving Automobilist of the KHL, was home sick.

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Afternoon Hits: Waivers, Wilson, Pirri, Zanon and Legein

  • Darren Dreger: On waivers today: STL places K.Aucoin, A.Bolduc, P.Cannone, T.Chorney, C.Hanson, M.Mancari, T.Shattock; DAL place T.King;  CBJ places S.Machacek, P.McNeill, F.St-Denis; Phil places Y.Danis, B.Holmstrom, K. Newbury, M.A. Bourdon. Tim Wharnsby: On waivers today: Mtl place Mayer; Van places Pelletier, Stuart, Hamill, Cgy places Cundari, Byron, Nemisz.
  • Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: Capitals coach Adam Oates said they “need” Tom Wilson in their lineup. He could start on the fourth line and work his way up. If they keep him, they’d be over the salary cap by $628,462 and would have to either make a trade or put someone on waivers. Candidates could be Jason Chimera [1 year, $1.75 million], Mathieu Perreault [1 year, $1.05 million] or Jay Beagle [2 years, $900,000 per]. Other options could be Aaron Volpatti [2 years, $575,000 per] and Tomas Kundratek [two years, $550,000] but moving just one wouldn’t be enough.
  • Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks Brandon Pirri didn’t finish practice today. According to coach Joel Quenneville said that “he’s still in the mix” but health will be a factor.
  • Josh Rimer: Greg Zanon signed a AHL PTO with the San Antonio Rampage.
  • James Mirtle: The Toronto Marlies sign Stefan Legein to a tryout.

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Trade Rumors: No rush on Bishop … Perreault didn’t ask for a trade … Case to move Subban … Dubnyk not worried about Luongo rumors

  • Andy Strickland via twitter: There is no rush for the Senators to trade goalie Ben Bishop. He’s a valuable asset and they’ll look to maximize any return for him. The Senators may wait for a team that’s desperate for a goalie.
  • Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times: Capitals Mathieu Perreault clarified that he didn’t ask for a trade, which was reported by two French reports.

    “I didn’t ask for a trade. Obviously I like it here, been around for four years, all my chums are [here]. I don’t wanna go anywhere. All I want is a little bit more ice time and I talked to Adam Oates and George [McPhee] today about it,” Perreault said (listen to full audio here). “All I want is to play. I wanna be here. I don’t wanna go anywhere. If you guys read the article in French it doesn’t say that I asked for a trade. Never.”

    “I’m obviously not too happy. No one would be happy to be playing that much minutes,” Perreault said. “The headline says Perreault asks for a trade or something, but I never said I wanted to get traded. All I want is a little more minutes, that’s all.”

  • Sean Gordon via twitter: There is a strong case for the Canadiens to trade P.K. Subban if they could get a forward that is capable to scoring 50 goals. Gordon drops Taylor Hall’s name, the quickly adds that it’s not going to happen. Getting another top young defenseman who is already signed to a deal could be an option, players like Tyler Myers or Victor Hedman, but that is unlikely as well.  ”Bottom line: if the rumours end up being true, it’s because Bergevin was presented with a deal so good he couldn’t refuse.”
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers goalie Devan Dubnyk on at what point does he think he’ll will have solidified himself as a No. 1 NHL goalie:

    “Maybe when I’m 39 or 40 and I’m about to hang them up. I’m sure there’ll probably be some trade rumours and questions about the games I’ve played,” he said with a laugh.“Everybody likes things to talk about and I’m sure it’ll be that way for years to come. It’s certainly frustrating at times, but I’ve always said I’m confident I can do this job. I feel like my teammates feel the same way and so does the organization.”

    If Tambellini has pulled Dubnyk aside to tell him that the Roberto Luongo rumors are false.

    “No, he hasn’t,” Dubnyk said with a broad grin. “That’s OK. It’s not my spot to worry about.”

    There are rumors that the Canucks are looking for a center. Oilers Sam Gagner’s dad works for the Canucks. A “connect-the-dots-moment”

    “Me? Jeez, I hadn’t heard that,” said Gagner, who set up Nail Yakupov’s first NHL goal on Tuesday.

    “Last year, I went through the trade talk and that was tougher. It was the first time I’d been through it,” he said. “Now? I know what I have to focus on. That’s playing my game, helping the Oilers win. We’ve got a good group and it’s exciting to be part of this.”

    “I think my dad wants me to stay away from him,” said Gagner.

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Injury updates on Klefbom, Gudbranson and Murray … Crosby thinking about going overseas … Stamkos staying … Tavares to get new deal

  • David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers prospect Oscar Klefbom’s season could be over according to Swedish reporter Johan Eriksson.

    “Klefbom will undergo surgery which means his season is over,” Eriksson reports on Twitter. “Should be in Edmonton right now actually.”

  • George Richards of the Miami Herald: Panthers Erik Gudbranson had his first on-ice workout since September, and said “this is tough.” Gudbranson had been out with a shoulder injury. He did add that,

    “It felt really good to be out there. I’m a little surprised at how good it felt.”

    “Things are coming along. The training staff I’ve been working out with at home [Ottawa, Ontario] are great. This is a tough thing, but I’m excited about it getting better.”

    He’s still on a January timetable, and will join the Panthers AHL team in San Antonio when he’s ready to go. Gudbranson originally got hurt falling while wakeboarding, and told GM Dale Tallon that alcohol was involved. He had called each of teammates to tell them what had happened.

  • Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets prospect Ryan Murray will meet with GM Scott Howson this morning to discuss their options with regards to his shoulder injury. Surgery is an option.
  • Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Penguins Sidney Crosby hasn’t decided on a team or country yet, but the odds of him playing overseas have increased of late.

    “You know what? It’s a lot more possible right now,” Crosby said after a player-organized workout at Southpointe. “I probably hadn’t thought about it quite as much as I have the past few days.

    “It’s definitely been something … with the way things are looking now, it’s not looking too good.”

  • Szymon Szemberg via twitter: Islanders John Tavares’ deal with SC Bern expires in four days. He’s expected to have the deal extended.

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