Posts Tagged Patrick Eaves

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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NHL Trade: Predators Trade Legwand To Detroit For Eaves, Jarnkrok and Pick

The Nashville Predators trade center David Legwand to the Detroit Red Wings for Patrick Eaves, Calle Jarnkrok and a 3rd round pick.

What do you think of the trade?

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Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul To Have Hearing For His Cross-Check On Patrick Eaves

  • NHL Player Safety: Maple Leafs Joffery Lupul will have a hearing on Friday afternoon for his cross-check on Red Wings Patrick Eaves.

Lupul was suspended in March last season for two games for an illegal check to the head of Lightning’s Victor Hedman.

How many games do you think Lupul should get?

(video posted by James O’Brien of Pro Hockey Talk)

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Afternoon Hits: Eaves, Porter, Lack, Liles, Martin, Nash, Elias, Zherdev, Backstrom, Weiss and Jenner

  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Patrick Eaves cleared waivers and was assigned to the AHL.
  • Bob McKenzie: Canucks sign Eddie Lack to a two-year contract extension with a $1.15 million cap hit. He’ll get $1 million next year and $1.3 million the following year.
  • Terry Koshan: The Maple Leafs recall Trevor Smith and send John-Michael Liles to the AHL.
  • William DePaoli: Penguins defenseman Paul Martin will return to the lineup tonight. Kris Letang didn’t practice this morning.
  • Katie Strang: Rangers Rick Nash, Ryan Callahan and Anton Stralman all practiced today. Nash isn’t expected to play tomorrow.
  • Dan Rosen: Devils Patrick Elias said he plans to play tonight.
  • Igor Eronko: Nikolai Zherdev had his second KHL contract terminated in the last two and half months.
  • Jonas Siegel: Maple Leafs Frazer McLaren will be back in the lineup against the Sabres.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Stephen Weiss (groin) was on the ice today. He’s not expected back until next week.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets Matt Calvert and/or Boone Jenner could return to the lineup next week.

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Afternoon Hits: Eaves, Mills, Scott, Forsberg, Beck and Zherdev

  • Ansar Khan: The Red Wings have put Patrick Eaves on waivers.
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: ”when I spoke to the Leafs brass and informed them that John Scott would be playing on Friday their only response was: good”
  • K Wilson Preds: Filip Forsberg called up by the Predators. Taylor Beck will be assigned to the AHL.
  • Dmitry Chesnokov: Looking like Nikolai Zherdev will be ending his relationship with his third KHL team since the end of last season.

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Injury Notes: Lundqvist, Helm, Eaves, Ericsson, Jones, Stajan, Girordano and Thomas

  • Steve Zipay: Rangers Henrik Lundqvist is day-to-day with a “minor issue” and not guaranteed to start on Thursday.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Darren Helm has a sore groin and going through more tests yesterday to see if it’s torn. He won’t be ready to play this weekend.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Patrick Eaves will be ready for Saturday. No roster moves will be made until Darren Helm comes off the IR.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Jonathan Ericsson is on the short-term IR with a shoulder subluxation. Helene St. James: Ericsson will be out two to three weeks.
  • Roger Millions: Flames David Jones and Matt Stajan are now day-to-day and skating with the team.
  • Randy Sportak: Flames Mark Giordano is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
  • George Richards: Don’t know the extent of Panthers Tim Thomas’s injury. Don’t expect him to start on Friday. Steve Goldstein: Scott Clemmensen likely being recalled after Thomas left with an injury.

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Roster Notes: Oilers, Leafs, Red Wings, Capitals, Islanders, Avalanche and Blue Jackets

  • Joanne Ireland: The Oilers have sent defenseman Denis Grebeshkov to the AHL on a conditioning assignment and recalled Philip Larsen. They have also re-assigned Brandon Davidson.
  • Corey Pronman: The Maple Leafs re-assign T.J. Brennan to the AHL.
  • Ansar Khan: The Red Wings assign Cory Emmerton and Petr Mrazek to the AHL. Jonas Gustavsson is ready to return to the lineup. Drew Miller, Jordin Tootoo, Darren Helm and Patrick Eaves have been rotating in on the fourth line. Eaves and Helm are on the LTIR. The Wings have recalled Luke Glendening from the AHL to center the fourth line.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Justin Abdelkader has been moved off the top line and on to the second, coach Mike Babcock said the line needed a boost.
  • Mike Vogel: The Capitals have re-assigned Connor Carrick and Michael Latta to the AHL. Defenseman Nate Schmidt has been recalled.
  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Matt Moulson will be a game-time decision as he’s heading back after the birth of his son this morning. Cal Cutterbuck is in.
  • Adrian Dater: The Avalanche have put Matt Hunwick on waivers.
  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets defenseman Tim Erixon was sent to the AHL as “He needs to play games,” according to GM Jarmo Kekalainen.

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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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Injury Notes: Pyatt, Kulemin, Lupul, Clutterbuck, Stajan, Eaves and Tyutin

  • Damian Cristodero: Lightning’s Tom Pyatt will be out till at least the American Thanksgiving with a broken collar bone. No immediate call-up is coming.
  • David Alter: The Maple Leafs put Nikolai Kulemin on the LTIR.
  • Lance Hornby: Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul is day-to-day with a bruised calf.
  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Cal Clutterbuck will be coming off the IR for Friday’s game against the Blackhawks.
  • Wes Gilbertson: Flames Matt Stajan is out week-to-week with a deep leg contusion and is on the IR.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Patrick Eaves skated today for the first time since he suffered his knee and ankle on Sept. 19th. He did leave half way through practice.
  • Aaron Partzline: Blue Jackets Fedor Tyutin will travel with the team to Buffalo but isn’t going to play. They are hoping for Saturday.

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Injury Notes: Red Wings, Hurricanes, Devils, Penguins, Rangers, Islanders and Kovalchuk

  • Ted Kulfan: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Darren Helm will go on the LTIR, with Jordin Tootoo and Jonas Gustavsson going on the IR. Ansar Khan: Patrick Eaves on LTIR gives the Wings $1.2 million in cap relief.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said they are “keeping fingers crossed” that Alex Semin and Elias Lindholm will be ready for the opener.  Tim Gleason and Tuomo Ruutu won’t play.
  • Rich Chere: The Devils put Mattias Tedenby on the non-roster IR.
  • Tom Gulitti: The Devils put Patrick Elias on the IR, and is backdated to last Tuesday, when the injury occurred. GM Lou Lamoriello on if Elias will be able to play in the opener.

    “We’re certainly hoping and he sounds good and if that happens we’ll have to make a move.”

  • Steve Zipay: Rangers Carl Hagelin on the LTIR puts them about $1.3 million under the cap ceiling.
  • Arthur Staple: The Islanders may be treating Travis Homonic for a possible concussion. Not thought to be long-term.
  • Chip Alexander: The Hurricanes haven’t put Joni Pitkanen on the LTIR yet, could happen today.
  • Igor Eronko: Ilya Kovalchuk will be out at least two games with an upper-body injury after being hit by teammate Alex Ponikarovsky.

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Injury Notes: Hurricanes, Red Wings, Maple Leafs, Canadiens and Ducks

  • Michael Smith: Injured Hurricanes not practicing today: Alex Semin, Tuomo Ruutu, Elias Lindholm and Tim GleasonChip Alexander: Gleason is out with a concussion.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Jordin Tootoo (bruised shoulder) skated today. Patrick Eaves is out with a sprained MCL and ankle, and hasn’t been on the ice since he suffered the injuries.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs Frazer McLaren is expected to be put on the LTIR. James Mirtle: McLaren had a setback with regards to his broken finger. Not expected back for a couple of weeks.
  • John Lu: Canadiens Douglas Murray will be out four to six weeks with an upper-body injury.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Jakob Silfverberg (lower-body) practiced today. Luca Sbisa and Emerson Etem (both lower-body) did not practice.

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Injury Hits: Gagner, Torres, Brown, Giroux, Pateryn, Daley, Ritchie, Bolland, Stuart, Schroeder and Red Wings

  • Joanne Ireland: Oilers Sam Gagner will have surgery today on his jaw. Expected to have at least one plate.
  • Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area: Sharks Raffi Torres could miss at least six weeks, possibly three to four month if surgery is required for an ACL injury to his right knee. They are still determining if surgery is needed and should know later this week. David Pollak: If Tomas Hertl has made the Sharks, could also mean now that a roster spot is open for Hamilton or Nieto.
  • Lisa Dillman: Kings Dustin Brown will skate on his own after practice. It will be the first time since his injury.
  • Jon Rosen: Sutter on Dustin Brown: ”He skated one day since the start of camp, and he’s not a guy that can just jump into a game. So if he doesn’t get any exhibition games, I’d say it’s highly unlikely that you’ve got a player that’s ready for the season.”
  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers Claude Giroux sounded a bit hesitant about playing tomorrow night.
  • Marc Antoine Godin: Canadiens Greg Pateryn isn’t skating today due to a lower-body injury.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars Trevor Daley skated today but there is no timetable for his return from an upper-body injury.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars Brett Ritchie has a lower-body contusion and is out a few days. He could get into one of the two final preseason games.
  • James Mirtle: Maple Leafs David Bolland is out with a sore groin.
  • David Pollak: Sharks defenseman Brad Stuart is making progress but unlikely to play in the final three exhibition games.
  • Ben Kuzma: Canucks coach John Tortorella on Jordan Schroeder’s foot injury (blocked shot): ”They think they found something.”
  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: The Red Wings are currently $2.7 million over the salary cap, but their injuries could help them out. Players who could be put on the LTIR are: Darren Helm ($2.125 million cap hit), Patrick Eaves ($1.2 million), Jordin Tootoo ($1.9 million) and Jonas Gustavsson ($1.5 million). A combination of two or three players on the LTIR would get them below. Only Gustav Nyquist and Danny DeKeyser can be sent to the AHL without clearing waivers, but both players deserve to remain with the team.

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