Posts Tagged Pavel Datsyuk

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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Injury Notes: Pens, Wings, Caps, Flames, Sabres, Sens, Canes, Coyotes, Avs, Hawks and Leafs

  • Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Penguins James Neal (concussion) received clearance to play and could be in the lineup tonight. Chris Kunitz could also return to the lineup tonight. Beau Bennett skated before practice but hasn’t been given clearance for contact. Paul Martin skated in full gear before practice. Given the day off yesterday: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jussi Jokinen, Olli Maatta and Brooks Orpik.
  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins Kris Letang wants to pay this season but he hasn’t received anything definitive from his doctors.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings Todd Bertuzzi missed Sunday’s game with a lower-body injury. Darren Helm, out with a concussion, had a setback and it’s not looking like he’ll return soon. Stephen Weiss (hernia surgery) is not close to returning and will go get a second opinion. Dan Cleary has had fluid drained from his knee twice and hasn’t been able to practice in a couple weeks. Weiss and Cleary were able to skate. Jonas Gustavsson, out with a groin injury, skated yesterday and is getting close to returning. Joakim Andersson (fractured foot) is out for at least another week. Tomas Jurco will have his broken rib reassessed next week. Pavel Datsyuk (knee) will be reassessed in seven to 10 days. Henrik Zetterberg may be able to return for the playoffs if the Wings make it.
  • Capitals PR: Capitals Brooks Laich will be out four to six weeks after having a procedure done to release a tight abductor.
  • Randy Sportak: Flames Jiri Hudler (upper-body) was out on the ice before practice. Karri Ramo was also out before, and stayed on with main group.
  • Buffalo Sabres: Sabres Jhonas Enroth stayed in Buffalo for further evaluation.
  • John Vogl: Not going on the Sabres road trip: Jhonas Enroth, Tyler Myers, Zemgus Girgensons, Alex Sulzer, and Chris Stewart. Myers could meet up with the team at some point.
  • John Vogl: Michal Neuvirth on the possibility of playing tonight: ”I don’t know … but I’m feeling better every day. I’m hoping it’s going to be good.”
  • Bruce Garrioch: Doesn’t look like Craig Anderson will be ready before Thursday.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes Jiri Tlusty won’t play on Tuesday due to a lower-body injury, he’s day-to-day. Alex Semin was given a maintenance day yesterday.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes Martin Erat skated yesterday morning in a no-contract jersey.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs Ryan O’Reilly will play tonight, with Paul Stastny a possibility.
  • Terry Koshan: Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle on Jonathan Bernier: ”Bernier has a low-grade muscle strain. It is in the groin area. It’s closer to day to day than it is week to week.” James Mirtle: The Leafs haven’t put Bernier on the IR, so it’s possible that he could play in the next few days.
  • Hope Smoke: Maple Leafs Dave Poulin: ”We’re dealing with this on Bolland. Once medically cleared, it’s up to the player to let us know when he’s ready to go” … ”At this point it’s not up to a doctor, it’s up to Bolland. We’re hoping he’s getting stronger and closer to returning” … ”Bolland hasn’t been 100% comfortable in a full practice where there are competition drills and grinding”

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Injury Notes: Datsyuk, Price, Giguere, McQuaid, Hertl, Stuart and Sobotka

  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Pavel Datsyuk will be shut down for three weeks.
  • John Lu: Canadiens Carey Price is progressing with his injury and “is not far.” The Devan Dubnyk trade is not insurance for his recovery.
  • Adrian Dater: (Re: Reto Berra trade) The Avalanche wanted some goalie insurance if J.S. Giguere’s back is not able to hold up.
  • Boston Bruins:  Adam McQuaid will be “shut down” for two to three weeks. Will rest over continuing his rehab.
  • David Pollak: There is no injury update on Sharks Tomas Hertl and Brad Stuart.
  • Lou Korac: Blues Vladimir Sobotka: ”I’m trying to push every day a little more & see how it goes. First two days, I skated for 15-20 minutes. Today I skated for 40.”

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Injury and Morning Notes: Sedin, Weiss, Datsyuk, Hanzal, Belov, Faulk, Murray, Nolan, LaFontaine and Expansion

  • Darren Dreger: Canucks Daniel Sedin was scheduled to have an MRI yesterday to determine extent of his leg injury. Not believed to be his knee. Renaud Lavoie: Daniel could be out for minimum of three weeks.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Stephen Weiss had a setback and was going for tests.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Pavel Datsyuk will see his fourth doctor tomorrow to look at his inflamed knee. The previous three have said surgery is not needed at this time.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes Martin Hanzal is questionable tonight with a lower-body injury.
  • Ryan Rishaug: Oilers Anton Belov is out several weeks with a partially torn oblique muscle.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Justin Faulk is out 10 days with an upper-body injury.
  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets Ryan Murray left last night’s game with a lower-body injury. Aaron Portzline: Portzline was told that Murray twisted his left leg, appears to be an ankle or knee.
  • John Vogl: Sabres interim coach Ted Nolan said he hasn’t spoken with GM Tim Murray and that there is no deadline on the offer to remain with the team.
  • Nick Kypreos: The Sabres and Pat LaFontaine settled on terms from his multi-year deal, including a non-disclosure agreement.
  • Allan Walsh: “There are 3 certainties in life; Death, Taxes and the fact NHL expansion is coming soon.”

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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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Injury Notes: Letang, Dupuis, Datsyuk, Yakupov and Butler

  • Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Kris Letang’s wife found him on the floor in their house on Jan. 29th, he was conscious, but “I was just not able to function,” he recalled. He’s at the rink and trying to recover from the stroke.

    “Right now, we’re trying to intensify things, trying to teach my head and my body how to react to work out in an intense workout,” he said.

    “I have some good days, bad days,” he said. “I’m going day by day to get to 100 percent. It’s not as bad as when it happened, but there are symptoms. Some days, it’s stronger symptoms than others.”

    A small hole in his heart was also found, likely there since birth.

    “The hole in the heart is not a problem because I’ve been living with it for 26 years, and I never had a problem with it, conditioning-wise or anything like that,” he said.

    “The symptoms are from that stroke, what damage it did to my brain. For now, it’s just worrying about my head.”

  • Michelle Crechiolo of Pittsburgh.nhl:  Penguins Pascal Dupuis had ACL and MCL surgery on February 12th and will be out for six to eight months.

    “You guys know me, you know I’ll be pushing for six,” he said. “So it’s definitely a goal of mine. It definitely looks and sounds long, but I guess you can’t rush healing. Feeling good, the surgery went well. So it’s rehab right now and it’s one day at a time.”

    Dupuis knew the injury was bad right away.

    “Everything felt so loose that nothing was holding it,” Dupuis said. “I don’t know if you’ve seen the picture of me going back to the bench, (in it) I’m holding my leg and I’m like alright, is there something down there? It feels much better now, though.”

  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Pavel Datsyuk (knee) was held out of the third period as a precaution.
  • Pro Hockey Talk: Oilers Nail Yakupov left last night’s games with an ankle injury.
  • Wes Gilbertson: Flames defenseman Chris Butler will have his lower-body injury re-evaluated today.

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Morning Notes: Olympic Fallout, Kuznetsov, Partying Austrian’s and the 2018 Olympics

  • John Shannon: Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, Pavel Datsyuk and Alex Semin didn’t return to the US on the NHL/NHLPA charter plane as originally planned. Sounding like they will remain in Russia for the closing ceremonies.
  • Craig Custance: An agent suggested that the summer Olympics may be a better for NHL players.
  • Adam Vingan: Capitals GM George McPhee of Evgeni Kuznetsov: ”We’re proceeding as if he’s not going to be here. Until he’s no longer playing in KHL, not a lot I can comment on.”
  • Arthur Staple: Islanders GM Garth Snow on John Tavares’ injury: ”Are the IIHF or IOC going to reimburse our season ticket holders now?” … ”It wouldn’t matter if we were 10 points up on a playoff spot or 10 points out. We lost our best player and he wasn’t playing for us.”
  • Tom Gulitti: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that even after Henrik Zetterberg left the Olympics due to an injury, he still supports the NHL participating in the Olympics.
  • John Vogl of the Buffalo News: Some Austrian players were out partying at a bar until 6:00 am the night before their elimination game. Their names will be released soon.

    “Chose Vanek as team captain to have an experienced player and this obviously went wrong,” Austrian Ice Hockey Federation President Dieter Kalt said at a news conference.

    “After internal discussions there will be consequences,” said coach Manny Viveiros in this Eishockey.at story that was translated through Google. “I am very disappointed by the team. … The behavior of individual players is inexcusable.”

  • Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie on TSN Radio: ”let’s not kid anybody, the whole notion of going to Korea in 2018 the NHL wants no part of it.” … ”Yes, Tavares is injured, but FLA lost Barkov and Kopecky and the Rangers lost a very important player in Zuccarello” … ”The NHL does not want to go to Korea. It makes no sense for them to go to Korea. I don’t think they’re going”

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Quick Hits: Canada Lines, Datsyuk, Peters, MacDermid and Hedberg

  • Stephen Whyno: Team Canada lines without John Tavares: Kunitz-Crosby-Bergeron, Benn-Getzlaf-Perry, Marleau-Toews-Carter, Sharp-Duchene-Nash/St. Louis.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Pavel Datsyuk will stay in Russia for a few days before returning to the to Wings practice next Tuesday.
  • Michael Smith: The Hurricanes send Justin Peters to the AHL on a conditioning stint. They play back-to-back this weekend.
  • Wes Gilbertson: The Flames have suspended Lane MacDermid after he didn’t report to the AHL after the AHL all-star break.
  • Tom Gulitti: The AHL Albany Devils have released goalie Johan Hedberg.

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Olympic Hockey Notes: Selanne, Team Canada Scratches, Lehtonen Start, Datsyuk Ailing and Zetterberg Done

  • Stephen Whyno: Finland’s coach on Teemu Selanne’s injury:  ”small upper body injury. Not serious.” Greg Wyshynski: Finnish coach does expect him to play.
  • Bob McKenzie: P.K. Subban and Matt Duchene will be in the lineup for Canada. Chris Johnston: Patrick Sharp and Dan Hamhuis will be scratches for Canada.
  • Matias Strozyk: Kari Lehtonen will start for Finland today. Sakari Salminen and Antti Pihlström will be in the line up, Juhamatti Aaltonen and Jarkko Immonen will be scratched.
  • Matias Strozyk: Expressen is reporting that Henrik Zetterberg is out for the remainder of the Olympics. Zetterberg told Expressen that he has not been able to move around that much. Added the back injury is ”the same as in December but much bigger pain”.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings GM Ken Holland on Zetterberg: ”Hasn’t seen doctor. Going back to DET in day or two to be evaluated. On medication to get swelling down.”
  • Dan Rosen: Swedish doctor on Zetterberg: ”These are nerve-related issues and they often come creeping in. It is not one specific injury.” … ”Z has been in touch with the Detroit medical staff. I have been in touch with the NHL doctors who are here.”
  • Jonas Siegel: Zetterberg had been playing with Gabriel Landeskog and Alex Steen. Team Sweden is already without Henrik Sedin and Johan Franzen.
  • TSN: (yesterday) Sweden’s Henrik Zetterberg is day-to-day with a herniated disc. A decision on if he’ll play or not will be made today. Sweden’s doctor has said he’s been dealing with it for months.

    “He has a problem with a disk hernia that we have been familiar with for some months ago, and he has had treatment in the U.S.,” he said earlier on Thursday. But he started here without any symptoms, and I think now the symptoms that he has is according to the disk problem.”

    “We (have) not decided yet until we see how he is tomorrow, and then we can do the decision with him and also with the NHL doctors that are here,” he said. “We would of course not risk anything.”

    “We told them also that we will take decision tomorrow and see how he feels and how he adjusts to anti-inflammatory treatment and rest.”

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Injury Notes: Wings, Lightning, Sabres, Preds, Avs, Leafs, Canucks, Rangers, Ducks, Flames and Caps

  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Johan Franzen (concussion symptoms) will not be playing for Sweden at the Olympics.
  • Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune: Lightning’s goalie Ben Bishop left last night’s game after being hit in the head by the skate of Nikita Kucherov. Valtteri Filppula also left last night’s game with a lower-body injury after a collision in the second. Both players said they felt better after the game, with Bishop passing the concussion protocol, with his minor headache lessening with time.

    “It didn’t feel very good, a little bit of a headache, but it’s gotten better as the game went on,’’ said Bishop, who reported he has never been diagnosed with a concussion. “No dizziness, but I felt a little weak after I got hit. Hopefully I’ll wake up (Friday) and feel good and be able to practice.’’

  • Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg hopes to return to the lineup tonight. Pavel Datsyuk is still out with his leg injury and will miss his 12th straight game.
  • John Vogl of the Buffalo News: Sabres Matt Moulson left last night’s game in the third period after taking a slash/cross-check to the arm. They should know more today.
  • AP on ESPN: Predators Shea Weber is day-to-day with an upper-body injury and didn’t skate yesterday. The Preds play tonight and tomorrow.
  • Mike Chambers: Avs Paul Stastny suffered an ankle injury. Update should come today.
  • Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs David Clarkson is still limited by elbow pain. David Alter: Clarkson still needs to have his stitches and staples removed from his elbow. Was to see team doctors again yesterday.
  • Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs David Bolland hopes to play before the Olympic break, but isn’t confident that it will happen. Coach Randy Carlyle said it’s “50-50″ that Bolland returns before the break.
  • Matthew Sekeres: Canucks Mike Santorelli will be out five to six months after having shoulder surgery. He is a pending UFA.
  • Mike Vogl: No update on Capitals Mikhail Grabovski as he’s not traveling with team.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers Derek Dorsett has been out with broken fibula since Jan. 3rd. It carries a four to six week recovery, so he should be ready to play after the Olympic break.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said that Nick Bonino is day-to-day. Boudreau thinks that he’ll be able to play before the Olympic break.
  • Wes Gilbertson: Flames Mike Cammalleri wasn’t ready to go last night.
  • Jim Jamieson: Canucks Tom Sestito practice after only 35 minutes yesterday with what looked like a hip flexor issue.

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Injury Notes: Stamkos, Giguere, Islanders, Red Wings, Sabres and Couture

  • Joe Yerdon: Lightning’s Steven Stamkos has been cleared for light contact.
  • Adrian Dater: Avalanche’s J.S. Giguere is dealing with back issues.
  • Brett Cyrgalis: Islanders Travis Hamonic, Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov all skated yesterday morning and could play on Wednesday. Nabokov is probable to be a backup on Monday and play at Yankee Stadium.
  • Helene St. James: The Red Wings are getting healthy. Darren Helm, Jonathan Ericsson and Daniel Alfredsson should be back this week. Johan Franzen and Joakim Andersson are likely for Sunday or Tuesday.  GM Ken Holland said Franzen will be back today. He hasn’t played since December 15th.
  • Mike Harrington: Sabres coach Ted Nolan had no update on Ville Leino or Drew Stafford and doesn’t sound like they will be able to go on Monday.
  • David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News:  Sharks Logan Couturehas started testing out his hand after surgery.

    “I know the guys were ribbing him,” McLellan said. “I know some of the guys told him it looks like he was almost all the way back with his shot already. That’s them playing games with him obviously, but he looks better every day.”

    Couture had the surgery on January 8th, and was expected to be out for three to four weeks.

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Afternoon Hits: Stajan, Waivers, Grubauer, Tarasenko, Hanzal, Dupuis, Mottau, Brunner and Line Combos

  • Elliotte Friedman: Matt Stajan is expected to sign a contract extension with the Flames soon.
  • Renaud Lavoie: On waivers: Cam Janssen (NJ) and Steve Oleksy (WSH).
  • Chuck Gormley: The Capitals send goalie Philipp Grubauer to the AHL.
  • John Kelly: Blues Vladimir Tarasenko is questionable tonight with the flu.
  • George Richards: Panthers defenseman Mike Mottau is on the IR, which allows for Jesse Winchester to return to the lineup. Mottau has been out since December 3rd.
  • NHL Devils PR: Devils Damien Brunner and Peter Harrold are practicing today. Rich Chere: Brunner said his knee injury was his MCL.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils lines: Boucher-Zubrus-Jagr; Zubrus-Elias-Brunner; Clowe-Henrique-Ryder; Carter-Gionta-Bernier; Extras: Loktionov, Josefson.
  • Ansar Khan: Nyquist-Zetterbeg-Abdelkader, Jurco-Sheahan-Bertuzzi, Cleary-Glendening-Eaves. Samuelsson also skating. Pavel Datsyuk, Daniel Alfredsson and Joakim Andersson not practicing. Johan Franzen is skating but is not ready to return to the lineup.
  • John Vogl: Sabres lines: Moulson-Ennis-Stafford, Ott-Hodgson-Omark, Foligno-Flynn-Girgensons, Scott-Leino-Ellis. Buffalo Sabres: Defenseman at practice:  Ehrhoff, McBain, McNabb, Myers, Pysyk, Sulzer, Tallinder, Weber.
  • Roger Millions: Sharks lines: Pavelski thornton Burns-Nieto Marleau Wingels-Kearns Desjardins Kennedy- Sheppard McCarthy Hayes/Brown.
  • Mike Heika: Stars lines: Roussel-Seguin-Peverley, Benn-Eakin-Chiasson, Cole-Fiddler-Garbutt, Jeffrey-Horcoff-Whitney.
  • George Richards: Looking like it will be Scott Clemmensen against Marc-Andre Fleury.

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