Posts Tagged Patrick Kaleta

Injury Notes: Robidas, Pyatt, Giordano, Kopecky, Franson, Tanguay, Vokoun and Kaleta

  • Dallas Stars: The Stars put defenseman Stephane Robidas on the IR and will be out four to six months with a fractured leg. Jamie Oleksiak has been recalled.
  • Damian Cristodero: Lightning coach Cooper said that Tom Pyatt (collarbone) will be out another two weeks. Pyatt had been hoping to play on Tuesday.
  • Aaron Vickers: Flames defenseman Mark Giordano skated with the team again. Not ready just yet.
  • Harvey Fialkov: Source saying that Panthers Tomas Kopecky has a torn ligament in his elbow, but will try to play through it.
  • James Mirtle: Maple Leafs Cody Franson is out with a lower-body injury.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs Alex Tanguay skated yesterday and Patrick Roy said he could be back in a week or two.
  • Harvey Fialkov: Penguins Tomas Vokoun said he’s recovering slowly from major blood clot surgery and will meet with a hematologist in a month.
  • Mike Harrington: Patrick Kaleta (playing in AHL) tore his right ACL and is out for the remainder of the year.

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Sabres: Grigorenko, Larsson, Ristolainen, Zadorov, Kaleta and Benning

  • Mike Harrington: Sabres reassigned Grigorenko, Larsson, Ristolainen and ZadorovJohn Vogl: Grigorenko was sent to the AHL on a conditioning stint. Coach Ted Nolan said that Grigorenko will return to the Sabres after his conditioning stint. Ryan Pyette: The London Knights assistant GM drove to Buffalo to pick up Zadorov. David Pagnotta: Source saying the NHL wouldn’t approve Grigorenko’s AHL conditioning stint and he will have to head back to Buffalo.
  • John Vogl: “Nothing as of now” said a source close to Sabres Patrick KaletaMultiple Sabres veterans said the kids tried hard but were not NHL ready.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Sabres have been granted permission to speak with Bruins assistant GM Jim Benning.

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Morning Hits: Sutter, Kaleta, Rakell, Holland and MacKinnon

  • Bob McKenzie: The Hurricanes put Brett Sutter on waivers. Jon Hoven: If a  put a claim on Brett Sutter, he’d have to stay on the roster for 30 days. Dennis Bernstein: “Why would Kings claim Brett Sutter? Other than family connection, makes zero sense.”
  • Eric Stephens: The Ducks have recalled Rickard Rakell and returned Peter Holland.
  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: The Avs moved Nathan MacKinnon to the right side with Paul Stastny and Gabriel Landeskog when Alex Tanguay was injured. It makes sense if he sees some more action there.

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Morning Rumors: Flyers, Rangers, Sabres, Canucks, Jets, Avs, Oilers, Preds, Habs and Hotstove video

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Trade talk between teams has increased lately. Some GMs are thinking that even a small move may spark a struggling him.

    Flyers GM Paul Holmgren is willing to talk about anyone on roster, and he’s not the only one.The Rangers might be desperate enough to trade Michael Del Zotto.

    Among the Sabres who could be moved: Steve Ott, Christian Ehrhoff, Drew Stafford, Patrick Kaleta and Ryan Miller. Owner Terry Pegula has bought into plan to acquire draft picks and prospects.

    Daniel and Henrik Sedin initially asked for a five-year, $37.5 million extension. The Canucks didn’t want to go that long.

    Jets coach Claude Noel won’t be fired anytime soon. GM Kevin Chevaldayoff is looking to acquire more depth upfront.

    Avalanche GM Joe Sakic didn’t shop Steve Downie around the league. On league executive:  ”That was clearly a deal they wanted to do themselves. It was a fit for both teams.”

    Oilers GM Craig MacTavish would like to acquire a top end defenseman. No sense that MacTavish will mortgage their future to get one.

    On Sabres Matt Moulson: ”They’ll be able to deal him to a contender at the deadline for a first-round pick,” said a league executive. “They might even get more than that. That’ll end up being a great trade for Buffalo in the end.”

    Talk that there could be changes in the future regarding Barry Trotz. Assistant Phil Housley could be the top candidate.

    The Canadiens may be willing to move center David Desharnais, but the problem is he has four years remaining with a cap of $3.5 million and zero goals this year.

  • Seth Rorabaugh: Asked Gary Bettman about potentially over-saturating the outdoor games by having six in one season: ”Six games out of 1,230 regular season games isn’t exactly oversaturation.” Bettman did add that they are trying to find a balance.
  • Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove: Flyers/Sabres, possible rule change discussions, GM meetings agenda

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Morning Hits: Emery, Kaleta, Varlamov, Barch, Schenn, All-Star Game and JVR

  • Nick Cotsonika: Flyers Ray Emery will not receive any supplementary discipline for his fight with Braden Holtby as he didn’t break any rules according the rule book. Emery’s actions were involved with the aggressor rule, but you need to be an aggressor three times in a season before a player gets a two-game suspension. Dejan Kovacevic: Gary Bettman can suspend or fine player at his discretion. In the labor agreement.
  • Eric Macramalla: Semyon Varlamov’s pending criminal charges may keep him out of Canada for the Avs game on Dec. 5th against the Oilers. He may need to get a special permit to enter the country.
  • John Vogl: The Sabres have brought in Randy Cunneyworth to work on their scouting staff.
  • Krys Barch: ” I would rather break my nose and continue to play then break my hand and miss two months!!!” … Barch asked why a company could not make a clip off visor.
  • Bill Meltzer: Luke Schenn was a healthy scratch last night.
  • NHL on TSN: The Blue Jackets will host the 2015 NHL All-Star game.
  • James Mirtle: Wonders if the Leafs will move James van Riemsdyk to center due to their injuries.

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Morning rumors with video: Panthers, Oilers, Kaleta, Eller, Phaneuf, Noel and Gardiner

  • Harvey Fialkov: “Kulikov to Leafs trade rumors eminated from Toronto Sun. So early for these rumors. Panthers are easy target b/c of good young players.” … “Tallon said Ottawa Sun report about dealing veterans was absolute hearsay as is today’s Toronto Sun report on trading Kulikov.”
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: With Mike Brown’s trade to the Sharks, the Oilers now have 48 contracts. There is some talk that the Oilers should go after Red Wings Jordin Tootoo. There have been some calls made, but he carries a cap hit of $1.9 million, which is a lot for a fourth-liner. The Oilers need an abrasive third pairing defenseman (Deryk Engelland) more than they need a fourth-liner.
  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: A decision on Patrick Kaleta should be known today or tomorrow. If the suspension stays longer that six games, he has seven days to decide if he wants to take it to an independent arbitrator.

    The Canadiens had talks with Lars Ellerover the summer. No offer was made as Eller’s camp wanted to see how this season went after his injury late last season.

    Sources saying the Panthers are open to make some moves. GM Dale Tallon won’t wait long to make some players available. More of a retool and not a rebuild.

  • Damien Cox of the Toronto Star: There haven’t been serious talks between the Maple Leafs and pending UFA Dion Phaneuf. Money and term could be tricky, but they will make an offer to keep him.
  • SportsNet Hockey Central: Is the writing on the wall for Claude Noel and Jake Gardiner?

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Morning Hits: Kaleta, Zadorov, Clarkson, Eminger, Eager and Elias

  • John Shannon: The NHL should have their ruling on Patrick Kaleta’s appeal on Wednesday.
  • Ryan Pyette: From Buffalo News: ”Sabres coach Ron Rolston said Zadorov will get more action in future games before any decision is made.”
  • James Mirtle: Leafs David Clarkson will return from suspension Friday. Frazer McLaren should be close to returning.
  • Igor Eronko: Steve Eminger signed a one-year deal with CSKA of the KHL.
  • Joanne Ireland: After the Mike Brown trade, Ben Eager will join the Oilers in Montreal.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Patrick Elias is sick and won’t travel with the team to Columbus for today’s game.

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Suspension Notes: Burns, Lapierre and Kaleta

  • John Shannon: Brent Burns hit on Brenden Morrow was looked at but NHL viewed that Morrow threw a reverse hit and Burns won the physical battle.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Maxim Lapierre will have an in person hearing for his hit on Dan Boyle. He can refuse an do it over the phone.
  • Sean Leahy of Yahoo! Sports: Sharks Logan Couture on Lapierre:

    “After the first shift he’s yelling at us from their bench he’s coming after us, then he does that, it’s pretty gutless,” Couture said. “Then he turtles. Be a man if you’re going to make a hit like that. Fight someone. Don’t turtle. Ran right behind the linesman. Nothing else to say about that.”

  • Nick Cotsonika: “Lapierre case is interesting. He doesn’t have much of a rap sheet officially, but has long history of borderline hits from behind. This wasn’t the worst boarding incident, but it was an illegal play (suspension) and Boyle was hurt (longer sentence). Remember, request for in-person hearing means only that NHL reserves the right to suspend for six or more. Doesn’t mean it will.”
  • David Pollak: Dan Boyle via text: ”I’m OK. That was scary. Hopefully the symptoms will be very minor if any going forward.” Boyle is still in St. Louis and will fly back to San Jose later today.
  • Hockey Central: Sharks GM Doug Wilson on Boyle: he was knocked out for ”a considerable amount of time.”
  • Bob McKenzie: Patrick Kaleta will be appealing his 10-game suspension. The first appeal goes to Gary Bettman. If Bettman shoots the appeal down, they are allowed to appeal to a neutral arbitrator.

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Quick Hits: International play, Kaleta, Chimera and Scouting the Leafs-Wild

  • John Shannon: The NHL and NHLPA will meet today to talk about International hockey, with the World Cup and Premiere games the main topics.
  • Bill Hope: Sabres Patrick Kaleta will forfeit $152,439 during his suspension.
  • Katie Carrera: Capitals Jason Chimera was fined $4,487.18 for his hit on Oilers Justin Schultz on Monday.
  • David Alter: 10 teams scouted the Leafs – Wild game last night. Three Canadiens front office personnel were at the game.

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VIDEO: Sabres Patrick Kaleta Suspended For 10 Games For Hit On Jack Johnson

Sabres Patrick Kaleta has been suspended for 10 games for an illegal check to the head of Blue Jackets Jack Johnson.

Comment: Is this the right amount of games? Should he have received less/more?

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Morning Hits: Biron, Asham, Hedberg, Kaleta, Yip, Deveaux and Rajala

  • Steve Zipay: The Rangers put Martin Biron and Aaron Asham on waivers. Asham cleared waivers in the offseason. Bob McKenzie: Cam Talbot will be recalled to replace Biron. Andrew Gross: Biron isn’t ruling out retirement. Will talk to his family. Alain Vigneault said that a decision was made on Biron purely on his play and not his $1.3 million hit. The Rangers haven’t contacted Johan Hedberg.
  • Darren Dreger: Sabres Patrick Kaleta will have his in-person hearing today at 2:00 PM.
  • Igor Eronko: Andre Deveaux has signed a one-year deal with KHLs Avtomobilist.
  • Igor Eronko: Toni Rajala signed with HV71 of the Swedish Hockey League.

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Morning Hits: Rule 48, Kaleta, NHL lost $112.7 million, Voynov, Fedorov and Biron

  • Nick Cotsonika: New language for Rule 48:  “the head was the main point of contact and such contact to the head was avoidable.”
  • Mike Harrington: Sabres confirm that Patrick Kaleta’s hearing will be on Tuesday. He won’t play over the weekend.
  • John Vogl: Sabres Patrick Kaleta will be in big trouble with Brendan Shanahan as last time they had a meeting, Shanahan made it clear that Kaleta had to change. After Kaleta’s hit on Brad RichardsShanahan said: ”Kaleta is in full control of this play and has ample opportunity to make a better decision.” Kaleta could have avoided Jack Johnson’s head, but he hit it anyways. Should expect a big suspension.
  • Mike Sunnucks of BizJournals: The NHL lost $112.7 million since November 2009 while operating the Coyotes, more than $28 million annually for four seasons.
  • Jon Rosen: Kings coach Darryl Sutter on Slava Voynov: ”He could’ve done more work this summer, and he’s going to have to do some more work to get his minutes back.”
  • Igor Eronko: CSKA Gm Sergei Fedorov is expected to play on Sunday, signed a two-way, one-year deal worth $100,000.
  • Andrew Gross: Sounding like Marty Biron will start in net for the Rangers.

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