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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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Afternoon Notes: Blue Jackets, Sabres, Pens, Canucks, Blues, Coyotes, Bruins, Flames and Caps

  • Jeff Rimer: Blue Jackets Nathan Horton will make his Blue Jackets debut tonight against the Coyotes. Sergei Bobrovsky is expected to be their backup.
  • Mike Harrington: Sabres Henrik Tallinder will be out one to two weeks with an upper-body injury. Suffered the injury on Sunday.
  • Dan Rosen: The Penguins claim Taylor Pyatt off waivers from the Rangers.
  • Farhan Lalji: The Canucks send Joachim Eriksson to the AHL. Looking like Roberto Luongo could return to the lineup this weekend.
  • Jim Fox: Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said that David Backes will be a game time decision. Chris Stewart is possible for tonight, but he still has to clear ‘protocol’ first. Lou Korac: Korac doesn’t count on Backes playing tonight. Sounded more like someone who could play soon, but not tonight.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes Shane Doan skated today and will see a doctor this afternoon. His return hasn’t been categorized as imminent.
  • Boston Bruins: Niklas Svedberg will start tonight. Claude Julien on Svedberg: ”so I’m looking forward to seeing to him in net tonight”
  • Wes Gilbertson: Chris Breen cleared waivers and was assigned to the AHL by the Flames. Defenseman Dennis Wideman is expected to return.
  • Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: Philipp Grubauer will start in net for the Capitals and Brooks Laich will be in the lineup. It will be Grubauer’s fifth straight game.

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Injury Notes involving 15 teams

  • Farhan Lalji: Canucks Roberto Luongo left last night’s game. Ben Kuzma: Coach John Tortorella said that Luongo has a lower-body injury and is day-to-day. Kuzma thinks it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that it is a groin strain.
  • Jeremy Rutherford: Blues Alex Steen is expected to miss today’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets winger Matt Calvert isn’t believed to be out long-term. After Saturday’s game his arm was in a sling.
  • Patrick Kearns: Rangers Marc Staal skated both days this past weekend.
  • Larry Brooks: Rangers Dylan McIlrath had an MRI on his knee after suffering an injury on Saturday during his AHL game. Same knee as before.
  • Aaron Vickers: Flames coach Bob Hartley on Curtis Glencross:  “I didn’t get any update but if you look at the replay from yesterday, it doesn’t look very good.”
  • Don Brennan: Senators Mika Zibanejad says he’s ready to go today, ”It’s just a matter if the coach wants me to play or not.”
  • David Strehle: Flyers Erik Gustafsson will be out two weeks with a left knee sprain.
  • Michael Russo: Wild’s Clayton Stoner has a lower-body injury. Coach Yeo doesn’t think that it is serious.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets Mark Stuart has a lower-body injury and coach Claude Noel isn’t sure if he’ll be able to go tonight.
  • Tracey Myers: Blackhawks Corey Crawford skated yesterday and should start practicing after the Christmas break.
  • LA Kings Insider: Kings Jonathan Quick practiced yesterday but there is still a ways to go. There is no timetable for his return.

    “I haven’t been experiencing the soreness nearly as much as I was, say, a week ago,” he said. “Like you said, it is practice, and you know what the drill is, and you know what you have to do each play, so it’s not a situation where you’re completely in reaction mode and don’t know what’s going to happen. Quite frankly, I could do these drills for another two months and you could feel a hundred percent, and it’s still not the same as playing in games.”

  • Stars GM Jim Nill said that Sergei Gonchar is out seven to 10 days with concussion-like symptoms.
  • Rob Rossi: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang had surgery last week to treat an elbow infection. He’s expected to return after the Christmas break. Rob Scuderi is expected to return on the 27th against the Hurricanes. Paul Martin hasn’t started skating yet, and there is no timetable with Brooks Orpik.
  • Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: Bruins Injury update: Brad Marchand didn’t practice yesterday but is expected to play tonight. Daniel Paille (concussion) practiced but doesn’t have clearance to play. Adam McQuaid (lower-body) is a possibility for tonight. Dougie Hamilton (lower-body) didn’t practice and is still expected to be out another two weeks. Loui Eriksson (concussion) received treatment yesterday.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Rangers Marc Staal said there is “no comparison” between his most recent concussion and the one he suffered in 2011.

    “The last time, I played through a concussion for so long, the effects dragged on forever,” the Rangers’ alternate captain said Sunday morning. “This one is different.

    “From day-to-day afterward, I’ve felt better, quicker. There is no comparison.”

    Staal has been symptom free the past couple days.

  • Sean Fitz-Gerald of the National Post: Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said that Cody Franson has been bothered by discomfort in the “hips area” since the start of the season.

    “That’s one of those things that we say: If a player misses training camp, he [misses] that foundation, that opportunity to have that underneath you, and it can affect you,” Carlyle said after practice Sunday. “And here we are, in the middle of December, still talking about it.”

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Injury Notes: Penguins, Bruins, Avalanche, Devils, Blue Jackets, Kings, Red Wings, Blues and the Stars

  • Joe Haggerty: Source saying Jarome Iginla has been cleared to play tonight against the Flames.
  • Colorado Avalanche: Patrick Roy said that Alex Tanguay (knee/hip) could start skating next week. Ryan Wilson won’t go on their road trip.
  • Adrian Dater: Patrick Roy said that defenseman Ryan Wilson needs more time to deal.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Steven Gionta could return to the lineup on Wednesday. Ryane Clowe hopes to be able to return before Christmas. Randy Miller: Devils coach Peter DeBoer said that Clowe looked good in his first full contact practice.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Richards on Sergei Bobrovsky: ”He’s progressing right now. We’re hoping we can get him out on the ice sometime next week.”
  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said that Rob Scuderi is seven to nine days away. Tanner Glass is three to five days away.
  • Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider: Kings Willie Mitchell didn’t finish Saturday’s game and did not play on Sunday. The LA Times said he was sick and remained at the hotel on Sunday.

    “He got hit. It was nothing. It was like an upper-body, and it was not serious, and then when we went to have our meeting he was sick, so we just told him to stay at the hotel,” he said.

    Rosen points out that nausea and vomiting are among the symptoms of concussions.

  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets Dalton Prout left last night’s game with an upper body injury.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets Derek McKenzie didn’t re-aggravate his back. His latest lower-body injury is not believed to be serious.
  • Rob Rossi: Penguins Jayson Megna is day-to-day with a lower-body injury and likely out their next game.
  • Jeremy Rutherford: Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said that David Backes is day-to-day. (ME: upper-body injury, looked like possible concussion)
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars defenseman Aaron Rome is out with a lower-body injury.

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Morning Hits: Gagner, Jets RFAs, Chiarelli, Thomas, Couturier, Redmond and Sharks travel

  • Elliotte Friedman: Sam Gagner has asked for a one-year $5.5 million deal in arbitration. The Oilers have asked for $3.5 million.
  • Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press: The Jets have arbitration dates set with Zach Bogosian, Bryan Little and Blake Wheeler.

    “Our focus is on trying to come to deals with all of these players,” Cheveldayoff said. “We’ve been fortunate to come to deals with two of them (Eric Tangradi and Paul Postma, who also filed). We’re continuing talking.

    “Each and every deal falls into place differently, whether the arbitration process is involved or not.”

    The Jets currently have $47.2 million committed to the salary cap next next season.

  • Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe: The free agent market is quiet.

    “Yes, very quiet,’’ Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said late Friday afternoon. “And I think that’s to be expected. The cap is coming down this year [to $64.3 million] and a lot of clubs already have their roster in place and payrolls set. I don’t think you’re going to see much more, at least in the short term. Maybe things will pick up late in the summer as camps are about to open.’’

    Tim Thomas remains unsigned.

    “I’m speaking to a few teams about Timmy,’’ Zito noted Friday via e-mail. “Trying to find the best fit.’’

    Thomas may only get a training camp invite. The Islanders and Flyers had been rumored to be interested. There was some speculation that the Blue Jackets could be interested, but it looks like they will go with Sergei Bobrovsky and Curtis McElhinney.

  • Fear the Fin: (vie @Forchecer) The Sharks will travel more than any other team next year. They will travel twice as many miles as the Rangers.

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Free Agent Hits I: DiPietro, Bobrovsky, Devils, Gagne, Hurricanes and Maple Leafs

  • David Pagnotta: After “ongoing discussions,” Rick DiPietro’s agent confirms that the Islanders will be buying him out. Katie Strang: DiPietro will get $1.5 million through 2029.
  • Chris Johnston: Sergei Bobrovsky’s new deal is for $5 million this year and $6.25 million next year.
  • Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Just some final details to be ironed out with Patrik Elias’ new deal with the Devils. It appears that David Clarkson will be testing out the free agent market. Lamoriello yesterday:

    “David, I don’t know at this point. We’ll certainly talk and I’ll leave it at that.”

    The Devils and defenseman Peter Harrold are “not far apart.” The Devils have only had one conversation with Marek Zidlicky in the last month, but there is still a chance he re-signs. Lamoriello met with Johan Hedberg, who now is the odd man out.

    “We sat down for quite a while this morning and he’s going to think about some of the things that we talked about and we’re going to talk again,” Lamoriello said.

  • Rich Chere: The Devils made David Clarkson an offer on Sunday.
  • Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Simon Gagnecould be back with the Flyers for the right price.

    “We’ve had a couple of conversations with his agent, and we will continue to talk,” GM Paul Holmgren said on Monday. “We have interest in bringing him back, but limited cap space.”

  • Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: The Hurricanes added defenseman Andrej Sekera at the draft, but could be looking at the free agent market to add another. They could look at Andrew Ference.

    “If there’s defensemen for the right price in free agency … I don’t expect it’s going to happen on July 5, but we’ll keep looking around,” Rutherford said. “We said we’re going to change our defense around and we started to do that with Sekera, Murphy and Bellemore as three strong possibilities. If somebody else comes along that we think we can upgrade our position, we will.”

  • Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun: Five free agents the Maple Leafs should look at: 1. David Clarkson RW 2. Andrew Ference D 3. Rob Scuderi D 4. Stephen Weiss C 5. Douglas Murray D.

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Post Draft Garrioch and LeBrun rumor round up

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Vincent Lecavalier met with nine teams in New York: Boston, Calgary, Detroit, Montreal, Philadelphia, Toronto, St. Louis, Washington and Dallas. On all the interest:

    “Teams can’t resist the chance to get a big centre and especially a free agent. You don’t have to give up anybody to get him and he can still contribute,” said a league executive

    The Oilers called the Penguins to see if they were interested in trading Marc-Andre Fleury and the sense is that he isn’t going anywhere.

    The Penguins will likely let Pascal Dupuis go to free agency. They could also move James Neal, who would interest the Senators.

    If the Avalanche where to trade the No. 1 pick, they were looking for a top player, a prospect and a first round pick.

    The Sabres offered the Hurricanes their No. 8 pick and Andrej Sekera to move up to the No. 5 slot.

    In attempt to keep Nathan Horton, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli sniffed around to see what Tyler Seguin might bring back. Chiarelli was caught off guard when Horton said he would test the free agent market. 15 teams called the Bruins about Seguin. Trade talks died after Horton said he was moving on.

    The Blackhawks and Ray Emery will talk this week. The Flyers and Oilers could look at Emery if he gets to July 5th.

    One team asked the Senators for Erik Karlsson and Jared Cowen in return for a player.

  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: The Oilers and Canucks discussed a Cory Schneider trade. The Flyers talked a bit but talks didn’t go far. The Flames got a call but wouldn’t trade the No. 6.

    The Hurricanes debated about taking Bo Horvat at No. 6 but decided on Elias Lindholm.

    GM Chiarelli continue to listen to teams on Seguin after Horton said he wouldn’t be returning. It’s likely that he won’t go anywhere, but LeBrun wouldn’t close the door on it.

    Decision not to buyout Brad Richards means the Rangers can’t really afford Ryane Clowe. Shopping his rights.

    Before talks getting back on track with Sergei Bobrovsky, the Blue Jackets talked to Sabres about Ryan Miller and Canucks about Cory Schneider.

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Free Agent Hits: Letang, Bickell, Smith, Elias, Bobrovsky, Scuderi, Alfredsson, Lecavalier and more

  • Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review: The framework of Kris Letang’s 8 year, $56 million contract extension is done, but the Penguins have balked at Letang’s push for an agreement that he won’t be traded before next summer when the contract kicks in.
  • Pierre LeBrun: Bryan Bickell’s deal with the Blackhawks is 4 years and $16 million.
  • Sarah McLellan: Mike Smith’s deal with the Coyotes has been approved by the league and should be announced today.
  • Rich Chere: The Devils are close to re-signing Patrik Elias.
  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets John Davidson on Sergei Bobrovsky: “We’re close, we’re real close. We feel good about where we are with it & hopefully it gets taken care of (soon).” … “He wants to be a Blue Jacket & play in the best league in the world, and hopefully that’s going to happen.”
  • Pierre LeBrun: Daniel Briere should have a list of teams down to 4 or 5 by Tuesday. 15 teams have called him.
  • Pierre LeBrun: Progress in talks between Rob Scuderi and the Kings this weekend.
  • Ken Warren: Senators GM Bryan Murray talked with Daniel Alfredsson’s agent for 45 minutes yesterday and said contract may “not necessarily” be one year long.
  • Pierre LeBrun: Vincent Lecavalier is back home going over is options. Three more teams called yesterday after he met with the Red Wings and Flames. Lecavalier is hoping to narrow it down to 3 or 4 teams over the next two days or so.
  • Eric Stephens: There is some debate on a couple issues for Saku Koivu and the Ducks negotiations. GM Murray expects the deal done this week.
  • Eric Stephen: Nothing new on Teemu Selanne. GM Murray will talk with him now that the draft is done.
  • Igor Eronko: Leo Komarov has signed a two year deal with Dynamo of the KHL.
  • Craig Custance: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello: “We’ll be announcing some of our free agent signings in the very near future.”
  • Josh Cooper: Predators GM David Poile said that Chris Mueller and Brandon Yip won’t be back.
  • Craig Custance: Stars GM Jim Nill expects Eric Nystrom to test free agency.

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Quick Hits II: Sergei Bobrovsky, Hurricanes No. 5, Coburn, Schneider, Canucks and Fleischmann

  • NHL PR: “In 1st Round, Clubs may not make a trade during their time-out. For Rounds 2-7, Clubs are permitted to make trades during their time-out.”
  • Aaron Portzline: Sergei Bobrovsky deal could be for two years. Expected to be done today, maybe before draft.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said he expects to pick at No. 5, though that can change. Scott Morrison: Hurricanes 50-50 on moving the No. 5, working hard on it. Chip Alexander: Rutherford said offers are narrowed down to 3 or 4 teams for the No. 5 pick.
  • JoAnne Ireland: The Oilers are looking to make a move, but not to move up. Price for Cory Schneider is too high right now. Canucks looking for a 1st and 2nd.
  • Darren Dreger: Canucks GM Mike Gillis saying he’s still prepared to be patient and isn’t feeling any pressure to make a deal.
  • Ted Kulfan: The Red Wings could be interested in Panthers Tomas Fleischmann if available. Former Wings pick.

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Quick Hits: Bobrovsky close on deal, Blackhawks, Ducks, Kane, Seguin and Leafs

  • Pierre LeBrun: The Blue Jackets are close to signing Sergei Bobrovsky to a new deal.
  • Pierre LeBrun: One team executive: “I bet you we see 10 trades today at least.”
  • Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman on trades: “We’re not really close to anything. That could change in 10 minutes if I go talk to a guy and they change their tune.”
  • David Pagnotta: Ducks GM Bob Murray is fairly active. Lots of talk right now. Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli also a popular guy.
  • Josh Rimer: It’s possible that Evander Kane gets traded today. A couple of teams have approached the Jets.
  • Josh Rimer: Tyler Seguin trade talks have cooled a little.
  • Howard Berger: Berger would consider moving Cody Franson in a deal for the No. 5, but not Morgan Rielly or Jake Gardiner.

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Trade Hits: Oilers and CBJ, Schneider, Clutterbuck, Kennedy, Canadiens and Vanek

  • Dennis Bernstein: David Pagnotta on the Fan 590 said that the Oilers offered the Blue Jackets a package including goalie Devan Dubnyk and the 7th overall pick for Sergei Bobrovsky.
  • Ryan Rishaug: The demand for Cory Schneider is very high. Oilers could be out unless it comes down.
  • Darren Dreger: The Sharks may looking to add a depth forward and Cal Clutterbuck could be an option.
  • Pierre LeBrun: Penguins Tyler Kennedy is available and could be the type of forward the Sharks are after.
  • Pierre LeBrun: The Capitals will talk to Mike Riberio once more but signs pointing to him heading to free agency.
  • Darren Dreger: Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin expects to be busy. Sees an opportunity to move up in the draft. They have one play in mind that they would like to draft.
  • John Vogl: Thomas Vanek’s agent says there is nothing new and expects to him to be with the Sabres tomorrow.

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Trade Hits: Bobrovsky being shopped, Ducks getting calls on Ryan, Watch the Jets and Flames

  • Darren Dreger: Blue Jackets are now offering Sergei Bobrovsky to teams. Bobrosky is looking for $6 million a season. Blue Jackets will now be in the market for a goalie.
  • David Pagnotta: Anaheim is still getting calls on Bobby Ryan. Will be interesting to see if anyone pays their price.
  • Gary Lawless: Lawless has been told to keep an eye on the Jets and Flames. Both teams have lots of picks and could do some swapping.
  • Minnesota Wild: The Wild trade a 2014 6th round draft pick and the rights to Justin Falk to the Rangers for the rights to Benn Ferriero.

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