Posts Tagged Ray Emery

Injury Notes: Peverly, Habs, Stars, Wings, Panthers, Sabres, Avs, Isles, Flyers, Lightning, Canes and Ducks

  • Mark Stepneski of Stars.NHL: Stars forward Rich Peverley is in stable condition in a Dallas hospital after collapsing on the bench last night.

    “We successfully treated him for a cardiac event with standard therapy,” said Dr. Gil Salazar of UT Southwestern Emergency Medicine. “We provide oxygen for him. We started an IV. We did chest compressions on him and defibrillated him, provided some electricity to bring a rhythm back to his heart, and that was successful with one attempt, which is very reassuring.”

    “As soon as we treated him he regained consciousness. He was alert and talking to us after the event and quickly got transported to the hospital. I was actually able to talk to him in the back of the ambulance; he was able to tell me where he was and wanted to get back into the game.”

    Peverley has a history of heart issues. He underwent a procedure in September for an irregular heartbeat.

  • Montreal Canadiens: Canadiens Josh Gorges had surgery yesterday morning to repair his fractured hand. He’ll be out at least four weeks.
  • Mike Heika: Stars coach Lindy Ruff said that Kari Lehtonen has a concussion: “When he starts feeling well, he’ll start exercising again.”
  • Bill Roose: Red Wings Joakim Andersson has a broken medial malleolus after being hit by a Dominic Moore shot. Andersson wears shot-blockers, but it was still able to fracture part of his left ankle.
  • Harvey Fialkov: Panthers Erik Gudbranson has a knee injury and is waiting to be assessed.
  • Chris Ryndak of the Buffalo News: Tylers Myers injured his right leg Sunday night, but it’s looking like he’ll not miss any time and should be in the lineup tonight.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs P.A. Parenteau left last night’s game with a knee injury. He’ll end up missing four to six weeks a MCL injury.
  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Michael Grabner (upper-body) will be evaluated when they return to New York.
  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers Ray Emery practiced yesterday, but he’s doubtful for tonight according to GM Paul Holmgren.
  • Joe Smith: Lightning’s Steven Stamkos wasn’t on the ice yesterday morning. He’ll take a day off here and there as he works his way back. Team was off Sunday as well.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes who didn’t practice yesterday: Eric Staal, Justin Faulk (upper-body) and John Michael-Liles (upper-body).
  • Randy Sportak: Flames Curtis Glencross practiced yesterday in a contact jersey.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Luca Sbisa (knee) and Mathieu Perreault (forearm) skated yesterday and hope to travel with the team on their road trip.

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Morning Rumors II: Sabres Edition: Flyers, Senators, Avs, Ehrhoff, Stewart, Moulson and Parenteau

  • Hope Smoke: Bob McKenzie: ”Murray knows he has a long rebuild ahead of him and because of that he’s looking to acquire as much assets as possible”
  • Mike Harrington: Signs pointing to the Sabres not keeping Jaroslav Halak. Head coach Ted Nolan was talking about Jhonas Enroth being their No. 1 guy.
  • Dave Isaac: Now that Flyers Ray Emery has been listed as day-to-day, maybe the speculation that the Flyers will be going after Jaroslav Halak will stop.
  • Elliotte Friedman: If the Sabres trade Christian Ehrhoff, need to keep on eye on the cap recapture penalty. It doesn’t affect the team that would trade for him, but it could affect what the Sabres want in return for him.
  • Bob McKenzie: Potential Senators targets if the Sabres decide to flip Chris Stewart to them are Mark Stone, Matt Puempel, Mark Borowiecki and Fredrik Claesson.
  • A.J. Jakubec: Hearing the Sabres have asked the Senators for Mike Hoffman in any potential Chris Stewart trade.
  • Bob McKenzie: “Of course, wouldn’t it be infinitely more interesting if BUF traded Stewart and Matt Moulson to OTT for a really big haul. Buckle up.”
  • Adrian Dater: Dater has heard that the Senators want Chris Stewart. If they don’t land him, they could make a pitch for Avalanche’s P.A. Parenteau.
  • Adrian Dater: Dater doesn’t see the Stewart heading back to the Avalanche.
  • Sabres GM Tim Murray on HC @ Noon yesterday

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Afternoon Hits: Waivers, Hossa, Bozak, Ashton, Skinner, Semin, Grigorenko, Olesz and Starting Goalies

  • Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak won’t play tonight, but is hopeful for Saturday.
  • David Alter: The Maple Leafs send Carter Ashton to the AHL.
  • James Mirtle: The Marlies release Stefan Legein from his PTO.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes Jeff Skinner is activated from the IR, Alex Semin is put on the IR.
  • Chris Nichols: Mikhail Grigorenko will be back in the Sabres lineup tonight.
  • Igor Eronko: Rostislav Olesz signed a one-year deal with SC Bern of the Swiss league.
  • Rich Chere: Cory Schneider will start in net for the Devils.
  • Mark Masters: Jonathan Bernier will start in net for the Maple Leafs.
  • Josh Cooper: Marek Mazanec will start in net for the Predators.
  • Mark Lazerus: Corey Crawford will start in net for the Blackhawks.
  • Mike Halford: Some good goalie matchups tonight: Lundqvist vs. Lehtonen, Smith vs. Varlamov, Schneider vs. Scrivens.

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Video: Hockey Night in Canada’s Hotstove and Don Cherry’s Coach’s Corner – Nov. 16th

  • Hockey Night in Canada’s Hotstove: Panel talks about Stamkos’s injury (could be a three month injury). Potential GM candidates for the Sabres are Jim Benning, Rick Dudley, Paul Fenton and Jason Botterill. The Sabres may not wait to trade Ryan Miller if someone calls about him before a new GM is hired. Shawn Matthias may be the next Panther to be traded, and Friedman thinks the Canucks could be interested. The Blue Jackets have been scouting the Oilers, Friedman not sure if the talks went anywhere. The Oilers may like Nikita Nikitin. Healy doesn’t think Michael Del Zotto will be traded. Nail Yakupov is being talked about in trades

  • Don Cherry’s Coach’s Corner: Cherry talks about Ted Nolan, John Scott, Ray Emery and adds that Nazem Kadri needs to smarten up.

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Morning Rumors II: Stars, Maple Leafs, Hurricanes, Panthers, Predators, Flyers, Emery and Fighting and the Sabres

  • TSN Insider Trading: Dreger: doesn’t think that Nail Yakupov will be traded this year. They have no intentions of trading him.

    McKenzie: Stars Vernon Fiddlerwent to the team and said he wants more ice time and bigger role. If they couldn’t fulfill the request, to let him do it elsewhere. He’s making $1.8 million will be a UFA at the end of the season. There is interest in him, but the stars are doing well. Dreger: The Maple Leafs are one of the teams that talked to the Stars about Fiddler, but are concerned with his age and money.Dreger: Maple Leafs have had talks with Hurricanes about John-Michael Liles, but nothing imminent.

    McKenzie: Five Panthers who likely won’t be traded are: Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Huberdeau, Nick Bjugstad, Eric Gudbranson and Marcel Goc. Shawn Matthias or Dmitry Kulikov could be getting interest, not so much for their more expensive veterans.

    LeBrun: The Predators have had talks with the Ducks regarding Jonas Hiller, but are waiting to learn more about Pekka Rinne’s health before making a decision. If it looks like Rinne’s health will keep him out longer, they may look to move on a goalie.

  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger on TSN Radio: “I don’t get the sense that talks have heated up between the Leafs and Fiddler. Leafs leaning towards vet depth forward”
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Flyers are “vigorously” shopping Luke Schenn and Andrej Mezsaros. Schenn has $3.6 million cap hit for the next three years and Mezsaros has a $4 million cap hit for this season.
  • Dan Rosen of NHL.com: Ray Emery when asked by Gary Bettman last week if he would have went after Holtby if there was a 10-game suspension:

    “He goes, ‘What, are you crazy?’” Commissioner Bettman said.

    Bettman added.

    “There are things you can do if you believe that is not the appropriate thing,” Bettman continued. “There are lots of people who believe that with the amount of equipment that goaltenders wear and the importance that they have that there should be a rule, and that’s something we’ll discuss. But us just throwing out lightning bolts because of the spur of the moment, you have to be better and more consistent than that when you’re running a sports league.”

  • Mike Harrington: Sabres call for a 10:30 AM major press conference. John Shannon: Sounding like the Sabres will announce a new position, President of Hockey Operations. Joe Yerdon: “If the insiders are right and it is to announce a head of hockey ops, that’s a big deal. Someone who slots in above Darcy Regier? Yeah, big.” Bob McKenzie: Sounding like Pat LaFontaine will be named the Sabres new president of hockey operations. Bucky Gleason: Hearing that Darcy Regier and Ron Rolston are out with LaFontain in and possibly Ted Nolan returning as coach.

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Lines and Goalies: Flames, Leafs, Oilers, Lightning, Rangers, Devils, Panthers and Flyers

  • Roger Millions: Flames lines: Cammalleri Colborne Galiardi – jackman Monahan Hudler – Bouma Stajan D. Jones – Reinhart Backlund McGrattan
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs lines: Lupul-JVR-Kessel Raymond-Kadri-Clarkson Bodie-McClement-Kulemin McLaren-Smithson-Orr Ashton. Defensive pairings: Gunnarsson-Phaneuf Fraser-Ranger Gardiner-Franson Rielly-Liles
  • Bob Stauffer: Oilers lines: Hemsky-RNH-Eberle, Hall-Gagner-Yakupov, Omark-Gordon-Arcobello, Jones-Smyth-Gazdic.
  • Calgary Flames: Reto Berra will start in net for the Flames tonight.
  • Lance Hornby: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils tonight. Cory Schneider will start in net for the Devils tomorrow.
  • Harvey Fialkov: Scott Clemmensen will start in net for the Panthers tonight.

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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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VIDEO: Line Brawl Between The Flyers and Capitals

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Morning Rumors: Sabres, Islanders, Flyers, Blues, Panthers, Canadiens, Sharks, Kings, Leafs and Oilers

  • Arthur Staple of Newsday: Staple thinks the Islanders had no intention of re-signing Matt Moulson. He doesn’t see Moulson being with the Sabres beyond the trade deadline. Staple’s had heard rumblings that Moulson and he reps were disappointed GM Garth Snow didn’t start contract extension talks over the summer. Moulson’s starting point could have started at $6 million and there is no way that Snow would give him more than John Tavares’s $5.5 million. The Islanders may have been concerned that the soon to be 30 year old didn’t have the skill set to keep up with their young, fast group. They may want a top line winger that could grow with Tavares. If the Islanders are not in the hunt this season, Snow could flip Thomas Vanek to regain some of the picks he gave up.
  • John Buccigross: If Buccigross was Matt Moulson’s agent, would be asking for five years and $25 million.
  • John Vogl of the Buffalo News: Source saying that the Sabres had been willing to make Thomas Vanek the highest paid player in the NHL, but he didn’t want to be part of a rebuild.

    “I enjoyed my time there, but I didn’t want to be a part of that,” Vanek told reporters in New York today following his first practice with the Islanders. “We traded pretty much every veteran. The message was clear that they’re going for draft picks. I think our last game we played four teenagers. Good, young players, but young players take time.”

  • Elliotte Friedman of CBC: The Sabres currently have nine draft picks for the 2014 and 2015 drafts. They could add to that by moving Matt Moulson, Ryan Miller and Steve Ott, or they could use the draft picks to bring in other assets.

    “Draft picks are your currency,” Regier said. “You can either use them to select players, or use them in other ways to help your team.”

  • Brian Stubits of CBS Sports: Elliotte Friedman on Sportsnet 960 yesterday:

    “I think the St. Louis Blues were looking at Vanek. I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re looking at Miller. I’m hearing that St. Louis is a team that’s going to be interesting, that’s a group that wants to go for it this year.”

    Note: Friedman is saying “wouldn’t be surprised” and not that “they are.”

  • The Fourth Period: Panthers GM Dale Tallon continues to look to make a move. They are believed to be shopping their top forwards for not picks and prospects, but looking for young, NHL-proven players. Rumors of Kris Versteeg, Tomas Fleischmann, Scottie Upshall, Brad Boyes, Marcel Goc, Tomas Kopecky, Dmitry Kulikov and Mike Weaver could be available. Tallon watched the Canadiens-Sharks game on Saturday. The Canadiens are looking for scoring and the Sharks would like to add to their blueline. Unclear if any talks have taken place.
  • The Fourth Period: The Kings only have about $600,000 in cap space, and are looking to trade some of their depth to create more room. Separate sources saying they could move either a forward or a defenseman. The Kings would like to add a second line left winger but currently don’t have the room. GM Dean Lombardi was trying to trade Kyle Clifford and Alec Martinez in the summer. One source said they could be looking for a draft pick for Clifford, Martinez, Keaton Ellerby or Trevor Lewis.
  • Luke Fox of SportsNet: SportsNet’s Doug MacLean thinks the Flyers would be a good fit for Ryan Miller. To make sense for the Flyers, MacLean thinks they would need to sign him to a contract extension as it doesn’t make sense for them to give up assets for a rental. Nick Kypreos said that Miller won’t approve a trade to a Canadian team. The Flyers are willing to make a trade before Christmas. The Flyers could send Ray Emery and picks to the Sabres.
  • Nick Kypreos: Kypreos is hearing that the bar has been set in talks between Dion Phaneuf and the Maple Leafs, and it starts at seven years and $50 million.
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger on TSN Radio: ”For me the Oilers biggest problem is Dubnyk & a blueliner. When they’ve figured that out they need a centre too”
  • Josh Rimer of HockeyBuzz: Thomas Vanek really wants to play with the Wild, and a very good source said he plans to test free agency this summer. Rimer has been told that the Flyers and Sabres have talked about Ryan Miller with the Sabres continually asking for Sean Couturier. John-Michael Liles may be showcased in Edmonton as the Oilers are looking for a defenseman, with the asking price likely a third or fourth round pick. The Oilers may have reached out to the Penguins about a defenseman. Doubtful that the Penguins trade Matt Niskanen now, but could may be move Paul Martin.

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Morning Hits: Brodeur on Kovalchuk, Avalanche, Flames, Flyers, Hurricanes, Senators and Kinkaid

  • Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Martin Brodeur on his disappointment that Ilya Kovalchuk left:

    “Oh, definitely … Look what [the Devils] did to get him to New Jersey. Losing some of the draft picks, some of the current players, the money that was thrown at him, for him just to walk out like that … I know him and it’s just not like him to do that. The lockout created everything — the taste of what his life would be in Russia and he liked it … But it affects us, so that’s why I’m disappointed … As a guy, he’s a great guy, still going to have a lot of fun with him, but at the end of the day, it’s a tough one for what the organization did to get him.”

    Avs Matt Duchene is expected to center Ryan O’Reilly. Nathan MacKinnon is expected to be the third center behind Duchene and Paul Stastny.

  • Chris Nichols: Miikka Kiprusoff: “I decided to retire at the end of last season. I appreciated Jay Feaster & Flames permitting me to take summer to be 100 % sure.”
  • Randy Sportak: The Flames have about $12 million in cap space and 46 players under contract. If Sean Monahan and Patrick Sieloff are sent back to junior, they’ll have 44 under contract.
  • Sam Carchidi: Expected Flyers lines: Hartnell-Giroux-Voracek; Schenn-Lecavalier-Simmonds; Cleary-Couturier-Read; Talbot-Hall-Rinaldo. Extra: Rosehill.
  • Bill Meltzer: Flyers goalie Steve Mason said that he’s talked to Ray Emery about what the best ways are to take advantage of their puckhandling skills, saving some wear and tear on their defensemen.
  • Chip Alexander: The Hurricanes will have 48 players at training camp, 12 of which were at Traverse City.
  • Bruce Garrioch: The Senators will have 57 players at training camp, including seven goalies.
  • Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid was shocked and upset when the Devils traded for Cory Schneider at the draft.

    “At first, I was pretty upset,” Kinkaid told me. “But I don’t think it changes the situation here at all. We’re still fighting for the top job in Albany and anything could happen and we just have to keep working at it.”

    “You always want to be up there as soon as possible, but it takes time for goalies to mature and be ready for the NHL,” Kinkaid said. “It just gives us another year, I guess. Whether Marty re-signs or not, it just gives us more time to develop in the minors and then if there happens to be an injury one of us can maybe get a shot up there.”

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Free Agent Hits: Whitney, Cowen, Thomas, Ranger, Brule, Weise and Winchester

  • Jim Matheson: The Hurricanes and Islanders seem like a possible fit for Ryan Whitney. He may have to take a one-year deal.
  • Gord Holder of the Ottawa Citizen: Negotiations between the Senators and defenseman Jared Cowen will pick up soon.

    “It’s fine,” Rick Valette of Octagon Sports said Wednesday from his office in High River, Alta. “(The Senators) went through free agency, and they had a lot of things going on. We agreed early in July that we’d wait for a week or three and let things settle out.

    “We have talked a couple of times, and we are going to move the process along now.”

  • Allan Muir of SI: It may be hard for Tim Thomas to find a team that needs a goalie, that can afford him and that would be a place that would make him happy. There was talk earlier that the Flyers could be interested, but they decided to go with Ray Emery and Steve Mason. The Islanders had some interest, but they could have tolled his contract. They re-signed Evgeni Nabokov and Kevin Poulin. The Flames have the cap space, but the rebuilding team will go with Karri Ramo and Joey MacDonald. The Panthers and Oilers have the cap room, but they have a goalie tandem in place. Jacob Markstrom is likely the starter in Florida, but he’s on a two-way deal. The Panthers could use a boost to their credibility. Thomas may not get a big deal from them, but possibly a training camp invite.
  • Terry Koshan: The Maple Leafs signed defenseman Paul Ranger to a one-year deal ($1 million), pushing TJ Brennan down the depth chart.
  • Bob Stauffer: Gilbert Brule will attend the Coyotes training camp.
  • Darren Dreger: The Canucks and Dale Weise avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $750,000.
  • Mark Lazerus: The Blackhawks have signed Brad Winchester to a one-year deal.

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Free Agent Hits I: Weiss, Clarkson, Alfredsson, Filppula, Emery, Cullen, Ranger and Bozak

  • Jim Matheson: Hearing Stephen Weiss is looking for $6 million year.
  • Aaron Ward: David Clarkson met with the Oilers in Edmonton yesterday.
  • Craig Custance: The Red Wings are one of about six teams in on Valtteri Filppula. David Pagnotta: Filppula getting a lot of interest. Going to have a tough choice.
  • Pierre LeBrun: It’s looking like Ray Emery will be moving on from the Blackhawks. He’s looking for a No. 1 or No. 1A role. The Flyers could be the frontrunners.
  • Darren Dreger: Paul Ranger hasn’t ruled out returning to the NHL. Unlikely to decide by tomorrow. Many teams will be interested.
  • David Pagnotta: The Stars will be out of the Tyler Bozak running after adding Seguin, Peverley and Horcoff yesterday.

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