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Afternoon Hits: Injury Updates and Practice Notes From Today

  • Dan Rosen: Ducks Ryan Getzlaf is expected to be able to go in Game 2. X-rays were negative, suffered only a deep facial laceration that received several stitches.
  • Chris Johnston: Lightning’s Ben Bishop spent over 30 minutes on the ice this morning in full equipment. Missy Zielinski: Lightning coach Cooper on Bishop: “I don’t think we’ll be seeing Bishop anytime soon.” He hasn’t been completely ruled out of the series if it goes the distance.
  • Joe McDonald: Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg is practicing today. Ansar Khan: Zetterberg skated for about 20 minutes today.
  • Joe Haggerty: Not practicing for the Bruins today are Chris Kelly, Daniel Paille and Matt Bartkowski. Kevan Miller returned. Haggerty can’t see Paille playing tomorrow.
  • Katie Strang: Flyers Steve Mason is doing better and will join the team in New York. His status for Game 2 is still uncertain.
  • Jeremy Rutherford: Blues Jordan Leopold and Roman Polak were working as the third defensive pair at practice.
  • Lou Korac: Blues T.J. Oshie and Patrik Berglund will be out. Vladimir Tarasenko is in.
  • Dennis Bernstein: Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on Matt Belesky’s injury: “Lower – body that’s been nagging him for awhile. Hopefully ready for Friday”
  • Andy Strickland: Blackhawks Patrick Kane is skating today with a notable brace on his left leg.
  • Chris Johnson: Lightning’s Ondrej Palat isn’t practicing. He only had one shift in the third period.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Don’t expect Canadiens Travis Moen to be in the lineup for Game 2. Needs more practice time.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings lines: Franzen-Datsyuk-Abdelkader, Tatar-Sheahan-Nyquist, Jurco-Helm-Alfredsson, Miller-Glendening-Legwand.
  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers lines: Hartnell-G-Voracek; Raffl-Schenn-Simmonds; Read-Coots-Akeson; Rinaldo-Lecavalier-Hall.
  • Mark Lazerus: Blues lines: Ott-Backes-Steen, Schwartz-Sobotka-Tarasenko, Morrow-Roy-Reaves, Porter-Lapierre-Cracknell.
  • Arpon Basu: Lightning lines: Killorn-Johnson-Stamkos; Panik-Filppula-Callahan; Purcell-Thompson-Brown; Kucherov-Paquette-Pyatt

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NHL Injuries: Toews, Kane, Malkin, Penner, Jackman, Byfuglien, Nikitin and de Haan

  • Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago: Blackhawks Jonathan Toews (left arm) could start skating by the end of the week. Patrick Kane skated over the weekend and is expected to be ready by the start of the playoffs.
  • Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Penguins Evgeni Malkin has a hairline fracture in his foot and coach Dan Bylsma isn’t sure if he’ll be in the lineup for the start of the playoffs.

    “It’s not really possible to predict at this point,” Bylsma said. “We’re looking at the two-week point. It will be looked again by doctors (in the next couple of days).”

  • Mike Vogl: Dustin Penner is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
  • Anaheim Ducks: Ducks Tim Jackman has a broken hand that will require surgery.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets Dustin Byfuglien is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin (lower-body) skated yesterday.
  • AP in the NY Post: Islanders Calvin de Haan left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.

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Afternoon Hits: Injuries, Scratches, Lines and Some Starting Goalies

  • Tracey Myers: Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said that Patrick Kane could start skating “as early as tomorrow.”
  • Andy Strickland: Blues Alex Steen (upper-body) and Barrett Jackman (lower-body) are day-to-day. Their injuries are not serious, but they won’t play tonight.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Daniel Alfredsson didn’t skate today and looking unlikely that he’ll play tomorrow. Hasn’t been on the ice since Sunday.
  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers Kimmo Timonen will be back in the lineup tonight. He could have returned on Tuesday but they game him the extra rest.
  • Ken Wiebe: Looking like Devin Setoguchi will be a healthy scratch for the fourth time in the last five games.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes not at practice: Alex Semin (illness), Jiri Tlusty (upper-body) and Ron Hainsey.
  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets lines: Jenner – Johansen – Letestu; Calvert – Dubinsky – Atkinson; Foligno – Anisimov – Umberger; Comeau – MacKenzie – Boll.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings lines: Nyquist-Legwand-Franzen, Tatar-Sheahan-Jurco, Miller-Glendening-Andersson/Bertuzzi.
  • Katie Carrera: Capitals lines: Grabovski-Backstrom-Ovi; Johansson-Beagle-Brouwer; Chimera-Fehr-Ward; Penner-Kuznetsov-Wilson. Volpatti extra. Defensive pairings: Alzner-Carlson; Orlov-Green; Erskine-Carrick.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes lines: Loktionov-E. Staal-Terry, Gerbe-J. Staal-Dwyer, Skinner-Nash-Lindholm, ??-Malhotra-Dvorak.
  • Pierre LeBrun: Flyers Steve Mason will battle Blue Jackets Sergei Bobrovsky tonight.

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Injury Notes: Letang, Kane, Bolland, Stuart, Eberle, Seidenberg, Mitchell, Moore and Ranger Speaks

  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins Kris Letang: ”[Stroke] happened in my bathroom, so it could happen anywhere. I don’t feel [at risk] skating with the guys.”
  • Mark Lazerus: The Blackhawks expect Patrick Kane to be ready for the start of the playoffs.
  • Alec Brownscombe: Maple Leafs Dave Bolland could return tonight against the Canadiens.
  • Kevin Kurz: Sharks Brad Stuart is close to returning, could play tonight.
  • Ryan Dittrick: Oilers Jordan Eberle isn’t sure if he’ll be able to go today.
  • Joe Haggerty: Bruins coach Claude Julien didn’t rule out the possibility of Dennis Seidenberg returning for the playoffs.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs Patrick Roy said John Mitchell is day-to-day “but it could be two days or it could be 10 days”
  • Shawn McKenzie: Senators Craig Anderson will travel with the team but won’t play in Dallas.
  • Katie Strang: Rangers defenseman John Moore last last night’s game after a hit from Blake Comeau in the first.
  • Paul Ranger speaks about escaping injury

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Injury Notes: Stars, Hawks, Ducks, Oilers, Wings, Jets, Canucks, Avs, Leafs and Predators

  • Dallas Stars: Stars GM Jim Nill on Rich Peverley:

    “Rich Peverley underwent successful surgery to correct an abnormal heart rhythm at the Cleveland Clinic on Tuesday, March 18. He is currently in normal sinus rhythm. He was released from the Cleveland Clinic today and is expected to return to Dallas tomorrow. He will be monitored closely and may require further treatment. There is no decision being made at this time on his ability to return to hockey participation.”

  • Tracey Myers: Blackhawks Patrick Kane will be out three weeks with a lower-body injury.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Cam Fowler will be out three to five weeks with a sprained left knee.
  • Nick Kypreos: Oilers Jordan Eberle will have a MRI on a suspected knee injury. He’s doubtful for tonight.
  • Mike Halford: Red Wings Jonathan Ericsson breaks his finger and will be out two weeks.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Joakim Andersson (broken foot) and Daniel Cleary (knee) skated yesterday.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets Dustin Byfuglien missed last night’s game with a lower-body injury. They expect him to play on Saturday.
  • Ben Kuzma: Canucks Chris Tanev has a broken finger and is out three to four weeks.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs John Mitchell missed last night’s game and is day-to-day with a sore back.
  • Stephen Whyno: Maple Leafs Jonathan Bernier will “more than likely” skate in full equipment tomorrow.
  • Josh Cooper: Predators Paul Gaustad left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets Zach Bogosian should be able to return on Saturday.

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Morning Rumors and Notes: Flames, Blues, Blackhawks, Oilers, Penguins, Capitals, Redden and Torts

  • Eric Francis: Flames GM Brian Burke said that their first round pick is ”not in play” and ”we’re not doing anything short term.”
  • The Fourth Period: Flames pending UFAs include: Michael Cammalleri, Lee Stempniak, Matt Stajan and Kris Russell. Teams looking for top-six wingers that could look at Cammalleri and Stempniak are: Kings, Coyotes, Red Wings, Rangers, Canadiens and Penguins. Both Cammalleri and Stempniak have limited no-trade clauses. Curtis Glencross has been targeted by several team. Glencross has a no-trade clause and has one year left on his deal. It’s not known if the Flames would be willing to trade him, and if he would accept a deal. Cost to acquire Glencross would be higher than Cammalleri or Stempniak.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Blues are in need of a true No. 1 starting goalie. They won’t give up Dmitrij Jaskin, but Matheson can see them trading Magnus Paajarvi, their first round pick and Jaroslav Halak.

    The Blackhawks are still looking for a No. 2 center to play with Patrick Kane. They’ll look to get a center at the trade deadline.

    When the Ducks put Ilya Bryzgalovon waivers seven years ago, the Oilers wanted to pick him up but they already had 50 players under contract. They couldn’t find anyone to take a contract, and the Coyotes ended up claiming him.

    Penguins Simon Despres is so far in the doghouse, he likely could be had for a rental winger.

  • Chuck Gormley: Gormley isn’t usually a fan of “reactionary trades,” but now might be a good time for the Capitals to do one.
  • Wade Redden: “My decision about retiring from hockey wasn’t easy me and my wife talked about it and thought it was the best thing to do for our family. I want to thank the Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins for making my NHL career the best. I’ll always cherish the good memories for the rest of my life. I’ve played with a lot of good players and made a lot of good friends.”
  • Darren Dreger: Canucks coach John Tortorella will have an in-person hearing in New York. Both a suspension and fine are possible.

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Morning Rumors: Subban, Sabres, Rangers, Kane, Canucks, Stastny, Expansion, Jets and Scouting Avs-Coyotes

  • Insider Trading TSN: LeBrun: The rising salary cap could help P.K. Subban. He may have to decide if he should sign an eight year deal, with the cap potentially being $100 when that deal is done or to sign a three or four year deal and see what he could get after that. The Canadiens will be looking long-term.McKenzie: If the cap rises to $75-80 million, max deals could go as high as $15-16 million a year. Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews can start negotiating new deal this summer. Steven Stamkos will be a free agent in 2016. Agents and players think it’s only a matter of time before some are making between $12-14 million.

    Dreger: There is nothing imminent with the firing of Islanders coach Jack Capuano. GM Garth Snow is looking for a top-pairing defenseman.

    McKenzie: The Sabres GM search list may have now grown to six to 10 names.

  • Mike Halford of Pro Hockey Talk: Alain Vigneault on what he wants the Rangers to look like and what might have to happen.

    “I look at the Detroit Red Wings—who I know well, because I coached against them for the last seven years—they’ve had no toughness, per se, as far as that type of personality, at no point other than [Jordin] Tootoo the last couple of years, but those guys play hard,” Vigneault explained, as per Newsday. “They have the puck and they say “Try and get it from me” or if they don’t have it, they battle like hell to get it back. That’s the team toughness that I’m hoping we get here.

    “Maybe we’ll get there by changing some personnel, adding a little more toughness, we’re at .500, I’m trying.”

  • Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province: Willis notes that there seems to be a riff between the Jets and Evander Kane and that Kane is from Vancouver. Trading for Kane would not be easy.
  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Dater poses the question if the Avalanche should sign Paul Stastny to a contract extension or look to trade him? If Stastny remains, Nathan MacKinnon would then be their 3rd line center or move to wing and play on one of the top two lines. The Canadiens have been scouting the Avalanche and Dater has been told they are looking hard at Stastny. The Maple Leafs could use a center and you have to think they’ve been considering making an offer. There have been no talks between the Avs and Stastny.
  • Darren Dreger: Gary Bettman said there is lots of expressions of interest in expansion. The NHL is willing to listen, but a decision on expansion hasn’t been made.
  • Mark Spector: Bettman: ”We’ve gone from people saying we should relocate to talk now of expansion. People need to slow down.”
  • Chris Stevenson: Bettman on the potential of having an outdoor game in Winnipeg: “It’s still a work in progress, but at some point in the next few years. Perhaps ’16, perhaps not, we’ll have an outdoor game in Winnipeg.”
  • Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press: Jets chairman Mark Chipman confirmed that they’ll be holding the Heritage Classic in Winnipeg.

    “The NHL has confirmed to me they are going to do an outdoor game in Winnipeg. I don’t have a specific date to announce but it would be our preference that we do it in the 2015-16 season,” Chipman told the Free Press Monday evening in the lobby of the Inn at Spanish Bay. “The date hasn’t been confirmed but our preference is to do it then. The league’s commitment to doing an outdoor game in our city is fantastic. It’s something we’ve been talking about for some time and it’s part of a significant strategy to do outdoor games and it will be great to be a part of it. We just have to firm up some details and hopefully we’ll have a date to announce fairly soon.”

  • Ryan Boulding: Scouting the Avs – Coyotes: Flames, Canucks, Jets, Penguins, Canadiens, and Lightning (2).

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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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VIDEO: Brandon Bollig Shows Off His Soft Hands

After Patrick Kane displayed some fancy stick handling in a Bauer video, Blackhawks teammate Brandon Bollig wanted to show off his skills and soft hands.

Kane video.

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Morning Hits: Brunner, Three Goalies in FLA, Gilbert, Flyers, Capitals and Blackhawks

  • Renaud Lavoie: If Tim Thomas makes the Panthers, his value should be around $2 to $2.5 million. The Goalie Guild: The Panthers should eat Scott Clemmensen’s salary as Jacob Markstrom could learn a lot playing with Thomas. George Richards: Thomas will be at practice this morning and will travel with the team to Texas. Options if Thomas makes the Panthers, they could trade Clemmensen, send Clemmensen to the minors and eat his $1.3 million or send Markstrom to the AHL as he’s on a two-way deal. George Richards: Panthers Scott Clemmensen is off his crutches. David Pagnotta: Has been told that the Panthers and Thomas have a one-year deal worked out and is pending on his performance at camp.
  • Darren Dreger: Tom Gilbert has been invited to Panthers camp on a PTO. George Richards: Gilbert hasn’t accepted the offer yet. They would like to have him in before they leave for Texas on Wednesday.
  • Anthony SanFilippo: Flyers defensive pairing against Washington last night: Coburn-Timonen, Morin-Streit, Manning-Konan.
  • Mike Vogel: Capitals lines last night: Chimera-Fehr-Ward, Erat-Perreault-Mitchell, Burakovsky-Taffe-Segal, Stoa-Latta-Rechlicz.
  • Chris Kuc: Expected Blackhawks line for tonight: Teuvo Teravainen, Patrick Kane and Bryan Bickell.

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Patrick Kane Stickhandling Video

Bauer hockey put out a crazy Patrick Kane stickhandling video for the VAPOR APX2 Stick.



Free Agent Hits: Pietrangelo, Franson, Sedin’s, Toews, Kane and Loktionov

  • Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie said that the ”Blues are looking for 8 years at $6 million for Pietrangelo while the player wants $7 m if he’s going to commit for that long.”
  • Jeremy Rutherford: Blues GM Doug Armstrong on the Alex Pietrangelo situation: ”I’ll take Alex’s perspective … he thinks he’s made us a hell of an offer. I disagree. We think we’ve made him a hell of an offer…he’s disagreed. That’s where we’re at.”
  • Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The Blues will start camp without Alex Pietrangelo. Talks broke off Tuesday night.

    “We’ve worked in earnest with his representative trying to get him into training camp,” Armstrong said. “We gave it a last-ditch kick at the can around 8 or 9 o’clock at night. It didn’t hold. So from this point forward, he’s not in camp and we treat him like an injured player.”

    “Sidney Crosby missed a lot of time with concussions (and) the Penguins went on. That’s our job responsibility. If he misses a week, a month, a year, we’re not really sure … but he’s not here now and we have to move forward.”

  • Darren Dreger Insider Trading: Henrik and Daniel Sedin’s agent will meet with management today to work aggressively on a contract extension. They carry a $6.1 million cap hit and could be in for a nice raise. It’s unlikely that the Maple Leafs move from a two-year offer at over $2 million per season to the a one-year deal that Cody Franson is requesting. The Leafs may want to avoid a one-year deal as they have several defenseman who have expiring contracts after this season: Dion Phaneuf, Jake Gardiner, Paul Ranger and Mark Fraser.
  • James Mirtle: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on Cody Franson: ”There’s the realities of where you are. We have x amount of cap space. There’s only so much we can do to get a deal done”
  • Chris Johnston of SportsNet: The Maple Leafs will have to hold firm on Franson negotiations as they don’t have a lot of cap space left.
  • Brian Hamilton: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman on Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane: ”We’re going to keep them around for a long, long time.”
  • Tracey Myers: Toews on his Blackhawks future: ”Right now, it’s tough to find a reason to play somewhere else.”
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils center Andrei Loktionov said yesterday that he turned down a $3 million offer to remain in the KHL before he re-signed with the Devils. On the offer: ”Some teams they wanted to give me that money, a few teams actually. The money is not interesting for me right now. I’m more interested in playing in the NHL. I know money is very important but to me I wanted to play here.”

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