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Injury Notes: Peverly, Stewart, Harding, Gudbranson, MacArthur, Salo, Bergenheim, Jurco and JVR

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

    “Rich Peverley is resting comfortably and being monitored at UT Southwestern St. Paul. He is currently undergoing testing to discover what triggered the cardiac event last night.

    The focus of all the testing and monitoring is being dedicated to finding the cause of the event and a long-term solution to rectify the problem.

    We do not have any more specifics at the moment.

    Rich has been communicating with his teammates and friends. He is extremely grateful for all of the prayers and support that he’s received from fans and friends alike.”

  • Amy Mortiz of the Buffalo News: It’s looking like Sabres Chris Stewart is finished for the season with a lower-body injury.

    “Stewart doesn’t look good right now,” interim coach Ted Nolan said today. “There are only five weeks left in the year and his injury is four-to-five weeks.”

    Zemgus Girgensons (undisclosed) and Torrey Mitchell (lower-body) are still not close to returning.

  • Michael Russo: Wild’s Josh Harding took to the ice yesterday. He’s been out since the end of December because of effects from his multiple sclerosis.

    “I saw him this morning, and I can’t say that I have a plan right now,” coach Mike Yeo said.  “The first step was just to see him at the rink and I know he was here last game and I had heard how much better he was doing. And when I got a chance to talk to him this morning, you could see it. You could see it in his face, you could see the relief. You could just see he’s in a much better place right now. I think it’s great. It’s great to have him around. The next step is getting him on the ice and talk more about what the plan is. We haven’t discussed that.”

    Niklas Backstrom also skated yesterday.

    “I don’t know with Backy,” Yeo said, laughing. “We don’t want to shut him down because you never know, he might all of a sudden come back and feel great. We don’t have a plan there. I know that he’s still not feeling great, so he’s going out there and keeping sharp just in case he can come back.”

  • Steve Goldstein: Panthers Erik Gudbranson and Jesse Winchester are out at least a week.
  • Don Brennan: Senators Clarke MacArthur (hand) took part in his first practice since last week’s injury.
  • Missy Zielinski: Lightning’s Sami Salo (lower-body) is day-to-day. Joe Smith: Lightning coach Jon Cooper said Salo’s injury is not long-term. He’s questionable for Thursday. Radko Gudas is also questionable.
  • George Richards: Panthers Sean Bergenheim is out with a lower-body injury.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Tomas Jurco said he’s day-to-day with injured ribs from a cross-check.
  • Chris Johnston: Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said that James van Riemsdyk went to the ‘quiet room” and passed the concussion test.
  • Mark Masters: Leafs Cody Franson has a stomach flu. He stayed overnight in San Jose and will travel by himself to LA.

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Afternoon Hits: Waivers, Injuries, IR, Recalls, Lines and Some Starting Goalies

  • Tim Wharnsby: The Coyotes put Rostislav Klesla on waivers.
  • Edmonton Oilers: Ales Hemsky has gone back to Edmonton to have his ankle further examined.
  • Yahoo Sports NHL: Steven Stamkos took the morning skate with Lightning teammates for the first time since breaking his shin on Nov. 11th.
  • Chris Nichols: The Jets put Evander Kane on the IR retroactive to Jan. 7th.
  • Allan Walsh: The Devils activate Patrick Elias from the IR.
  • NY Islanders: The Islanders activate Radek Martinek off the IR.
  • Dave Molinari: The Penguins send Simon Despres, Nick Drazenovic and Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond to the AHL.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes lines: Tlusty-E. Staal-Semin, Gerbe-J. Staal-Murphy, Skinner-Lindholm-Ruutu, Nash-Malhotra-Dvorak.
  • Roger Millions: Flames lines: Hudler Backlund Stempniak- Byron Monahan Colborne – Bouma Stajan Galiardi – Westgarth Street McGrattan.
  • Sarah Baicker: Flyers Steve Dowie will be a game-time decision.
  • Ian Mendes: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators. Chris Neil will be back in the lineup. Matt Kassian, Joe Corvo and Patrick Wiercioch will be scratched.

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Afternoon Hits: Senators, Hurricanes, Canadiens, Flames, Sabres, Penguins and Lightning

  • Dan Rosen: Bryan Murray will remain as the Senators GM for the next two seasons, then will stay on with the team as an adviser for the following two years.
  • Michael Smith: Eric Staal practicing on the Hurricanes top power play unit.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes lines: Skinner-E. Staal-Semin, Gerbe-J. Staal-Dwyer, Ruutu-Malhotra-Lindholm, Tlusty-Nash-Dvorak. Bowman absent.
  • Michael Smith: Anton Khudobin will start in net for the Hurricanes.
  • John Lu: Canadiens lines: Moen – Plekanec – Gionta Pacioretty – Desharnais – Gallagher Brière – Eller – Bourque Bournival – Prust – Parros. Defensive pairings: Gorges – Subban Markov – Emelin Murray – Bouillon Diaz
  • Calgary Flames: Mike Cammalleri suffered a concussion and is not traveling with the team.
  • Buffalo Sabres: Drew Stafford said he’s day-to-day after feeling better the last few days.
  • Dave Molinari: Five injured Penguins on the ice with their conditioning coach: Paul Martin, Jayson Megna, Beau Bennett, Chuck Kobasew and Andrew Ebbett.
  • Pens Inside Scoop: Penguins Beau Bennett has been out for seven weeks. After his hand/wrist surgery, recovery timetable was eight to 10 weeks.
  • Damian Cristodero: Lightning GM Steve Yzerman said that tests on Sami Salo revealed only a bruise, out day-to-day. Victor Hedman is fine.

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Injury Notes: Rangers, Red Wings, Senators, Wild, Islanders, Avs, Sharks and Lightning

  • Andrew Gross: Rangers Ryan Callahan (left knee) has been out since December 10th. Has felt good the last two days, but the initial timeline of missing four to six weeks hasn’t changed.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg has a sore groin but is expected to play today.
  • Ted Kulfan: Red Wings Jonas Gustavsson is out with a sore groin.
  • Bruce Garrioch: Senators Jason Spezza and Chris Phillips are out tonight. Sens coach Paul MacLean said that Spezza’s injury is not serious, but they want to care of it and have it rested.
  • Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Wild’s Josh Harding returns to the team. Zach Parise’s latest MRI may have revealed a fracture in his foot that didn’t appear the first time. A stress fracture could take four to six weeks.

    “We’ve got to keep him off the ice until it starts to feel better and then we might have to keep him off a little bit longer,” Yeo said this morning. “We just have make sure he gets a full opportunity to heal. It’s a long season and we need him to have the opportunity to go out and perform and compete at the level that he’s capable of.”

  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Michael Grabner (illness) and Josh Bailey (upper-body) both missed yesterday’s game.
  • Adrian Dater via Sulia: Avs coach Patrick Roy said that Alex Tanguay could start skating this week, but his return is not known.
  • Pro Hockey Talk: Avs P.A. Parenteau suffered a knee injury in last night’s game.
  • David Pollak: Sharks Tommy Wingels left last night’s game with an injury.
  • Erik Erlendsson: The Lightning return Dmitry Korobov to the AHL. A good sign that Eric Brewer and/or Sami Salo are close to returning.

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Injury Notes: Stamkos, Gaborik, Jenner, Alfredsson, Salo, Barberio and Nystrom

  • Nick Kypreos: Lightning’s Steven Stamkos is wearing a removable cast that will allow him to start his aggressive rehab program. There is still no timetable for his return.
  • Jeff Rimer: Blue Jackets Marian Gaborik will be out four to six weeks with a sprained knee.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets Boone Jenner is expected to return to the lineup on Sunday.
  • Bob Duff: Red Wings GM Ken Holland confirms Daniel Alfredsson is out with a groin injury. Luke Glendening will be recalled on an emergency basis if Alfredsson can’t go.
  • Damian Cristodero: Lightning’s Sami Salo (lower-body) is probably for tonight’s game. Mark Barberio (lower-body) is questionable.
  • Josh Cooper: Predators Eric Nystrom left last night’s game with an upper-body/head injury.

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Practice Notes: Salo, Elias, Skinner, Martin, Ducks and the Hurricanes injured goalies

  • Damian Cristodero: Lightning’s Sami Salo (lower-body) is skating today in a no-contact jersey.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Patrick Elias (back) is skating at practice today.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes Jeff Skinner is wearing a no-contact jersey at practice today.
  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins Paul Martin was on the ice today for their optional skate.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Viktor Fasth is sharing a net with Frederik Andersen today. Ryan Getzlaf (upper-body) is on the ice.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Corey Perry has the flu and is not practicing. Daniel Winnik is back practicing. Dan Wood: Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said that Perry is “iffy” for tonight’s game.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes Cam Ward will continue to skate with the team. Progressing faster than Khudobin.

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Injury Notes: Lightning, Leopold, Islanders, Getzlaf, Koivu, Emelin, Moore, Nash and Stempniak

  • Erik Erlendsson: The Lightning confirm that Steven Stamkos has a broken right tibia and will be out indefinitely. Nick Kypreos: The break isn’t overly complicated and participating in the Sochi Olympics may not be out of the question. Damian Cristodero: Stamkos’s dad said that “he seems to be okay” and “just hopeful the surgery goes well.” His dad was told that rehab could be three to six months but “but they’re just guessing.” Will depend on what is found during the surgery.
  • Damian Cristodero: The Lightning also lost Sami Salo to a lower-body injury and Keith Aulie to an upper-body injury.
  • Chris Nichols: Blues Jordan Leopold will have surgery later this week to repair a tendon in his right hand. He’ll be out for at least eight weeks.
  • Arthur Staple of Newsday: A source said it’s unlikely that Islanders Thomas Vanek (upper-body) is put on the IR. It’s unlikely he plays tonight, but he could be ready sometime this week. Lubomir Visnovsky (concussion) still hasn’t been cleared for off-ice training. Brian Strait (upper-body) could start skating soon, but is not close to returning. Cal Clutterbuck should be back on the ice today. Travis Hamonic will play tonight.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Ryan Getzlaf (upper-body) is with the Ducks and Saku Koivu isn’t. Sounding like Getzlaf missed Sunday’s game more as a precaution.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Canadiens Alexei Emelin is close to returning to the lineup.
  • Aaron Vickers of Calgary Flames.com: Flames Lee Stempniak is close to returning to the lineup. He’s been out since October 24th with a broken foot, and if he gets medical clearance, he could play as early as tonight.

    “It’s up to the coaches and the medical staff,” said Stempniak, who diagnosed himself as day-to-day. “Every day it’s been getting better but a lot of it depends on how it responds the next morning, make sure it doesn’t swell and make sure it feels good. I’ll wake up and re-assess tomorrow morning.”

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Injury Notes: RNH, Callahan, Landeskog, Stajan, Josi, Salo, Fraser, Neal, Peverley and Video of Downie Hit on Josi

  • NHL on TSN: Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will play on Monday against the Devils. Joanne Ireland: Eakins hasn’t ruled out having Taylor Hall stay at center.
  • Larry Brooks: Rangers Ryan Callahan is expected to play on Monday against the Kings.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs Gabriel Landeskog is day-to-day with a leg injury. Will skate on Sunday.
  • Wes Gilbertson: Flames Matt Stajan is week-to-week with a deep leg contusion.
  • Josh Cooper: Predators Roman Josi left last nights game with an upper-body injury after being hit by Steve Downie. (video at bottom)
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs put Mark Fraser on the LTIR, out for 10 games/24 days. CapGeek: The Leafs recalled Jamie Devane. While Frazer McLaren and Fraser on the LTIR, the Leafs have $800,000 in cap space.
  • Rob Rossi: James Neal (upper-body), Matt D’Agostini (lower-body) and Kris Letang (lower-body) did not practice yesterday.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars Rich Peverley is expected to play today against the Capitals.

What do you think of Downie’s hit on Josi?

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Injury Notes: Nugent-Hopkins, Neal, Leino, Alfredsson, Forsberg and Salo

  • David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: There have been multiple reports that Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is progressing well and could be back in the lineup sooner than later. Jason Gregor of TSN 1260 tweeted “RNH to play next Thursday? Had contact today. Week of contact looks highly likely to go vs. Habs, minor chance vs.Devils on Monday.” When he returns, the Oilers lines could look like: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle, David Perron, Taylor Hall, Jesse Joensuu, Nail Yakupov, Mark Arcobello, Ryan Smyth, Ales Hemsky and Boyd Gordon, Mike Brown, Luke Gazdic.
  • Rob Rossi: Penguins James Neal missed the final five minutes of the first period with an upper-body injury and didn’t come back for the second.
  • Buffalo Sabres: Sabres Ville Leino has a cracked rib and is out indefinitely.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Daniel Alfredsson (groin) didn’t practice yesterday but expects to play this weekend.
  • Erik Erlendsson: Lightning’s Sami Salo was a late scratch with an upper-body injury.

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NHL Rumors I: Iginla, Stars, Babchuk, Sarich, Ribeiro and Lightning

  • Joe Yerdon of Pro Hockey Talk: Through translation of a Renaud Lavoie entry, Jarome Iginla submitted a list of four teams he’d accept a trade too: Bruins, Blackhawks, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: If the Stars were looking for a major overhaul, could they look at trading Loui Eriksson? The Rangers would be interested. The Stars could make Jaromir Jagr, Derek Roy and Eric Nystrom available.
  • Mark Spector via twitter: Flames GM Jay Feaster sent an email to all teams letting them know that defenseman Anton Babchuk and Cory Sarich are available. Both players have no-trade clauses.
  • Lisa Dillman via twitter: Dillman would be surprised if the Kings didn’t take a look at Cory Sarich. Sarich was a Sutter point at one point in time.
  • Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times: Capitals Mike Ribeirosaid he’d like to re-sign but it would be on him terms/long-term. He is looking for a 4 or 5 year deal.

    “If we can agree to a long-term [contract], then I’ll be more than happy to stay here,” Ribeiro said. “But I don’t know if I’m looking for two years and change place and then another two years. I don’t think I want that. So we’ll see what we’re going to come to.”

    “Five years for me is long term,” he said. “Two, three years I don’t think it’s long term. It’s short-term. Two, three is short term. Four, five, six [is] long-term. Then 10 years like Ovi, that’s a marriage thing.”

    “I didn’t think it was the right time to talk about contract then, but now that we’re getting closer to the trade deadline and team’s doing better now, there will be big decisions next week to be made,” Ribeiro said.

  • Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune: It may be a slow trade deadline day for the Lightning. Nate Thompson may have received the most interest, but he isn’t going anywhere now. Some teams might be interested in Marc-Andre Bergeron as a depth defenseman. Erlendsson doesn’t see Martin St. Louis being traded. Ryan Malone’s shoulder injury may keep teams away. Sami Salo has a modified no-movement and would leave a veteran hole on the blue line next season if he were traded. Eric Brewer may get some interest, but he has two years left on his contract and has a modified no-trade clause.

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Injury Notes: Wisniewski, McDonald, Steen, Khabibulin, McDonagh, Nash, Del Zotto, Brown, Kuba, Bolland, Salo and Michalek

  • Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski was put on the IR and will miss 4 to 6 weeks with a broken right foot.
  • St. Louis Blues: The Blues put Andy McDonald on the IR with a left knee injury. Alex Steen is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said that Steen hasn’t be ruled out for tomorrow’s game.
  • BlueShirtsUnited: Defenseman Ryan McDonagh practiced with teammates today for an optional practice and will be returning to the lineup after missing one game. Rick Nash and Michael Del Zotto also practiced, but are unsure if they’ll be able to get back into the lineup tomorrow.
  • Ottawa Senators via twitter: Senators Milan Michalek practice today and will travel with the team. It’s unlikely that he plays tomorrow or over the weekend.

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3 days of CBA meetings over … Lightning still have $20 million payroll

  • Ira Podell (AP) in the Toronto Star: The NHL and NHLPA met for the 3rd straight day yesterday, but they didn’t discuss money.

    “We did not discuss core economic issues, as was the plan,” NHLPA special counsel Steve Fehr said after meeting for five hours with the NHL. “We discussed health and safety, drug testing, including more discussion of drug testing, medical care, etc. Also a number of things in the CBA legal area of player movements.”

    “I hate to sound like a broken record, but we need some movement on the economic issues. We need some movement on the system issues,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said. “We need them to be scheduled as the subject of a meeting, and right now the union is not prepared to do that.”

    Gary Bettman and Don Fehr weren’t at yesterday’s meetings, they met privately on Friday and Saturday. It was thought that both sides may meet again on Monday, but that won’t be happening. Tuesday is a possibility.

    “We covered a lot of things over the last three days,” Daly said. “We both have a lot of homework projects to do and drafts we owe each other on certain things. We think (Monday) would be best used for that purpose.

    “What we did today, and the last two days, I don’t think any of that is going to get a deal done. But they are all necessary elements of the deal.”

  • Adrian Dater via twitter: How the NHL works, “19 of 30 owners could be in favor of making CBA deal, but majority wouldn’t rule. Bettman changed charter “
  • Spector’s Hockey via twitter: “Conundrum for #NHLPA. If they give in like before, NHL owners will keep squeezing them for more. If they don’t, the season could be lost.”
  • Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times: Even if the NHL season is cancelled, the Lightning will still have a payroll of $20.36 million:

    Mattias Ohlund $5 million salary (injured)
    Vinny Lecavalier $3 million signing bonus
    Steven Stamkos $3 million signing bonus
    Matt Carle $3 million signing bonus
    Marty St. Louis $2 million signing bonus
    Victor Hedman $1.5 million signing bonus
    Vinny Prospal $1.17 million buyout
    Sami Salo $1 million signing bonus
    Dana Tyrell $600,000 salary (injured)
    Brett Connolly $90,000 signing bonus*

    * Assigned to minor-league operating budget

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