Posts Tagged Tim Kennedy

Morning Hits: Chara, Varlamov, McCarthy, Kennedy and Shore

  • Joe Haggerty: The Bruins confirm that Zdeno Chara will miss this final two pre-Olympic games so that he can carry the Slovakian flag during the Olympic opening ceremonies.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Avs Semyon Varlamov’s contract details: $6.25 million 2014-15, $6 million 2015-16, $6 million 2016-17, $5.75 million 2017-18 and $5.5 million 2018-19. He doesn’t have a no-trade or no-movement clause.
  • Kevin Kurz: Sharks John McCarthy clears waivers and is assigned to the AHL.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes Tim Kennedy cleared waivers but he remains with the team.
  • Harvey Fialkov: The Panthers send Drew Shore to the AHL as Aleksander Barkov returned to the lineup.

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Morning Hits: Waivers, Leafs Need To Make Roster Moves, Fleischmann and Gelinas

  • Renaud Lavoie: On waivers: Stefan Warg (ANA) for purpose of buyout, John McCarthy (SJ) and Tim Kennedy (PHX).
  • David Alter: The Maple Leafs will have to make some roster moves with players coming off the LTIR.
  • Steve Goldstein: Panthers Tomas Fleischmann will be back in the lineup tonight against the Blue Jackets.
  • Rich Chere: The Devils send Eric Gelinas to the AHL and recall Mike Sislo.

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Morning Hits: Escrow, Fedorov, Wellwood, Coyotes and Nielsen

  • Bob McKenzie: Initial statement that escrow would be 20 percent was incorrect. The NHLPA decided to reduce it to 14 percent. John Shannon: Players were told that escrow is 14 percent.
  • Pavel Lysenkov: CSKA’s GM Sergei Fedorov is coming out of retirement and will suite up for the team against Mike Keenan’s Metallurg.
  • Rich Nairn: The Coyotes have recalled Tim Kennedy and Brandon Yip. They assigned forwards Chris Brown and Lucas Lessio to the AHL.
  • Mike Halford: Islanders Frans Nielsen was fined $5,000 for his slash on Coyotes Martin Hanzal.

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Morning Hits: Salary Cap, Panthers, Hybrid Icing, Waivers, Raymond, Morrow and Jaskin

  • Katie Strang: Gary Bettman said that there was some talk about the projected salary cap for next season but added that those talks are ”too preliminary to share.”
  • Dan Rosen: Bettman said the sale of the Panthers is should be consummated quickly.
  • Darren Dreger: The NHLPA will conduct a vote to determine the status of hybrid icing for this year.
  • Renaud Lavoie: On waivers yesterday: Tim Kennedy (Phx), Brandon McMillan (Phx), Brandon Yip (Phx), Mat Clark (Ana), Alex Grant (Ana), Kyle Cumiskey (Ana) and Bryan Lerg (Col).
  • David Alter: The Maple Leafs sign Mason Raymond to a one year, $1 million contract.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Brenden Morrow gets a no-trade clause from the Blues.
  • Lou Korac: Blues coach Ken Hitchcock on the one forward he needs to cut to get down to 14: ”To me, the way Jaskin’s played the last week, I’d be nervous if I was anybody.”

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Injury notes: Brodeur, Hossa, Krejci, Havlat, Kennedy, Quincey, Helm and Bertuzzi

  • Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago: Marian Hossa left last night’s game in first period after taking a hit along the boards. Coach Joel Quenneville said “not bad, day to day,” and that more will be known today.
  • Steve Conroy of the Boston Herarld: Bruins David Krejci’s status is not known after he took a shot off the knee on Sunday. He did leave the arena with a slight limp, but didn’t appear to have brace on.
  • Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings forward Darren Helm hopes it is only a minor setback. There is no decision on whether he’ll go on the Californian trip or not.
  • Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings winger Todd Bertuzzi (disc issues) skated for five minutes last week and didn’t feel good. He’s still hoping to avoid surgery.

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Quick hits: waivers, Gomez signs, Redden and Gardiner activated, White out 2-3 weeks, Eaton gets ETO

  • David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs Jake Gardiner will be back in the lineup tonight. Korbinian Holzer was sent down to the Marlies.
  • Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings defenseman Ian White will be out 2-3 weeks after having surgery for a deep cut this morning. Jakub Kindl will be back on Friday.
  • Katie Carerra via twitter: Capitals Mike Ribeiro won’t be disciplined or fined for his comments about last night’s officiating.
  • Lance Hornby via twitter: Toronto Marlies defenseman Paul Ranger is out with a concussion. 5 Marlies defenseman have been hurt or called up in the last 10 days.

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Sutter to Kings? Jets claim Miettinen … Giroux out with concussion … Downie fined … Campbell fractures foot … Starting goalies

  • Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Sources confirm that the Kings have officially sought permission from the Calgary Flames to speak with Darryl Sutter. Josh Rimer via twitter: Rimer is hearing that Sutter could be named the new Kings coach tomorrow.
  • Philadelphia Flyers on Flyers GM Paul Holmgrenon Claude Giroux:

    “Claude reported not feeling very good today. Over the past few days, his symptoms have gradually gotten worse.  He will be out indefinitely with a concussion”

  • Tom Gulitti via twitter: Lightning forward Steve Downie was fined $2,500 for leaving the bench on a legal line change to get into an altercation.
  • Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said that Jeff Skinner will be evaluated by doctors in Raleigh before a timetable on his return is given.
  • Joe Haggerty via twitter: Bruins forward Greg Campbell has a fractured foot and will be out against the Kings and Senators.
  • Jonas Siegel via twitter: Maple Leafs forward Matthew Lombardi skated with teammates for the 1st time since his shoulder injury.
  • Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers forward Michael Rupp has been cleared for contact. He’s not quite ready for game action, but will be on the trip.
  • Joe Haggerty via twitter: Tuukka Rask will start in net for the Bruins against the Kings. Tim Thomas will start in net for the Bruins tomorrow against the Senators.

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Blues dangling D for Scoring, also inquiring about Bergeron … No contract talks yet for Parise … Blues look into Kovalev … Laperriere clears room for Leighton

  • Andy Strickland of True Hockey: The St. Louis Blues continue to look for scoring help and could be moving out a defenseman. The Blues have also inquired about Marc-Andre Bergeron, and could bring in the power play specialist if they move a Dman out.
  • Tom Gulitti of the Bergeron Record: Zach Parise has shed is immobilizing leg cast that he’s had on for 6 weeks. It will still be some time before he’s able to begin skating. Early February is when he might be able to return. The Devils have yet to approach Parise about a new contract.
  • Andy Strickland of True Hockey: The Blues have looked into Senators forward Alexei Kovalev, and are not the only team. Ottawa isn’t looking for a contract that goes beyond this year. Kovalev has a no-movement clause. Still no word on when David Perron could return from his concussion. Tim Kennedy has been given permission to seek a trade by Glen Sather. The Penguins will be looking to sign Mark Letestu to an extension soon. Mike Modano is still hoping to return in March, but there is no guarantee, and the Red Wings may have concerns on the shape he’ll be in as he didn’t arrive at training camp in great shape.
  • Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe: Dupont wonders if teams will call Panthers GM Dale Tallon about Erik Gudbranson. Florida was unable to come to terms with him before this season. Teams, such as the Bruins, may offer a roster player and swapping first round picks. Gudbranson isn’t going anywhere in my opinion.
  • Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun: Luke Schenn appears to be fine after taking a puck on the “unpadded part of the inside of his knee.” Mike Komisarek took part in the full practice and could play tonight if Ron Wilson chooses to insert him back in. Mike Brown will be out at least another 2 weeks.
  • Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: The Philadelphia Flyers placed Ian Laperriere on LTIR yesterday. Laperriere hasn’t played a game this season due to post-concussion symptoms. Matt Walker could be added to the IR as he was injured over the weekend. The Flyers had about $550,000 in cap space as of yesterday, and by placing Laperriere’s $1.166 million on LTIR, they’ll be able to add Michael Leighton’s $1.55 cap hit.
  • Buffalo News: Buffalo Sabres forward Drew Stafford practiced yesterday and could go on Wednesday night versus the Bruins.

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Z. Michalek out 2-4 weeks … Lydman cleared to play … Berglund on the block? Avs-Devs talks done?

  • Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Toni Lydman has been cleared, but not sure when he’ll play his first game for the Anaheim Ducks.
  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: With Brian Rolston going on LTIR, it might have ended the talk of a Colorado Avalanche-NJ Devils trade. The Avs could use some power play and/or defensive help. 16 scouts took in Tuesday’s Avs-Wings game. It was rumored a couple weeks ago that the Avs had interest in Jamie Langenbrunner.
  • Brendan Hall of ESPN Boston: Bruins coach Claude Julien says Marc Savard is improving each day, but they won’t rush him along.

    “He’s behind by at least a month, month and a half, already. We’ll have to be patient and give him a chance to come back. Right now, I don’t think there’s any reason why we should push this guy to get back, more than we should be helping him get back. That’s the thing we have to make sure we do here, is give him due time to make that comeback, and when he’s ready to make it, we’ll help him through it.”

  • Jesse Spector via twitter: Rangers forward Tim Kennedy would need to go through re-entry waivers if they recalled him. Spector doesn’t think he’d get through re-entry, he also didn’t think he’d get through waivers to begin with.
  • Toronto Sun: The NHLPA is investigating the New Jersey Devils for only using 15 skaters on Monday (used 16 last night), instead of the league minimum of 18. The NHLPA director of communications said, “We are currently reviewing this matter to ensure that the CBA is complied with and that any potential violation of the agreement is remedied,”

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Drury ready for Friday … Rangers interested in B. Richards? Tavares out still … Ducks not interested in Souray … plus more

  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Rangers center Chris Drury should be ready to go for Friday’s home opener against the Maple Leafs. Drury has been out since September 20th with a broken finger. Erik Christensen suffered a groin and hamstring injury last night, so a roster move may not necessary if Christensen is placed on IR. If he’s not placed on IR, one of either Todd White ($2.376 million) or Tim Kennedy ($550,000) could be sent to the AHL, as both cleared waivers last week. Brooks thinks the Rangers could be interested in Brad Richards at some point this season, and would be interested in signing him long-term. John Tortorella, “I don’t want to jump the gun, but Step reminds me of a young Brad Richards in Tampa,”
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: If injured Philadelphia Flyers forward Ian Laperriere is forced to retire due to his eye injury, his $1.16 million would still count against the cap for the next 2 years since he signed his contract after he was 35. I’m sure the Flyers would see if they could leave him LTIR for both seasons, therefore not counting against the cap, see Mike Rathje.
  • The NY York Times: New York Islanders forward John Tavares sat out last night’s game, and will miss their next one because of a concussion. Test came back normal yesterday, and he’ll trying skating today and tomorrow.
  • Bryan Mullen of the Tennessean: The Nashville Predators have recalled goalie Mark Dekanich as a precaution if Pekka Rinne his not able to go due a ‘lower-body-injury’. Rinne hasn’t practiced the last 2 days, but feels better, and is day-to-day.
  • Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: The New Jersey Devils have put P.L. Letourneau-Leblond on waivers, and will be sent to the AHL if he clears. They are also expected to sign Adam Mair to a contract. Mair has been with the team on a tryout.
  • Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Newly acquired Andres Lilja is waiting a new work visa before he’s allowed to suit up for the Anaheim Ducks. They hope the he’ll receive it this week.

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Spezza’s groin injury … Souray to report to AHL today … Hodgson to AHL

  • Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen: Jason Spezza tweaked his groin in Wednesday’s practice, sat out yesterday, and it’s unsure if he’ll go in tonight’s opener. The Ottawa Senators also play tomorrow in Toronto and against the Capitals on Monday. The Senators won’t rush him back in fear of causing a longer term injury. Spezza didn’t talk to media but Clouston doesn’t seem that concerned about it. If Spezza is a no go, Ryan Shannon will step in.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Sheldon Souray is expected to report to the AHL’s Hersey Bears today. It’s unsure if he’ll play in any games this weekend as he hasn’t really had a training camp. Bears coach doesn’t know when Souray will suit up, they’ll have a better idea after he arrives. The Oilers may leave him in the minors all season, not putting him on re-entry waivers.I personally think this goes beyond the money/trade demand aspect. I believe it’s also about making a statement for players coming to Edmonton (and current Oilers) then deciding they don’t want to play there. Players publicly saying they are unhappy or asking for a trade, basically handcuffing the team (something they tried to take advantage of last year with Danny Heatly). It may also send a message to other players on other teams to be careful what you wish for, as the consequences may not end up in your favor.
  • Nick Kypreos via twitter: Souray is costing the Edmonton Oilers $25,000 a day to with the Hershey Bears. Kypreos thinks he’ll be re-entry waivers within 2 weeks, possibly saving the team half his salary/cap if he’s claimed.
  • Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun: After Cody Hodgson practiced with the Canucks yesterday, he was assigned to the Manitoba Moose and will be in the lineup for them tonight. Peter Schaefer received a 2 way deal from the Canucks, $600,000 NHL, $105,000 AHL. The Canucks could announce their new captain Saturday night.
  • Jeff Klein of the NY Times: New York Rangers forward Tim Kennedy’s future is up in the air. He cleared waivers on Wednesday, but still remains with the club as an extra forward. When Chris Drury and Vinny Prospal return possibly later this month, his situation becomes even foggier.

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Canucks trade O’Brien to Nashville … Isles grab Grabner … More players on waivers

  • Pierre LeBrun via twitter: The Vancouver Canucks have traded Shane O’Brien and Dan Gendur to the Nashville Predators for Ryan Parent and Jonas Andersson.
  • Michael Traikos via twitter: Matt Lashoff is on the ice with the Maple Leafs as the 7th defenseman. Jeff Finger was on the ice earlier but is not with the main group.
  • Jesse Spector via twitter: New York Rangers coach John Tortorella confirms that Erik Christiansen will start the season centering Marian Gaborik and Alex Frolov.
  • Vicki Hall via twitter: At the Calgary Flames practice, Brendan Morrison centering Hagman and Bourque. Backlund centering Glencross and Jackman.
  • Kevin Allen via twitter: The New York Rangers have placed Todd White and Tim Kennedy on waivers. The Detroit Red Wings have placed Derek Meech and Kirk Maltby on waivers. Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers GM Glen Sather said that putting White and Kennedy on waivers creates some cap flexibility in case they want to take on a contract at a later date.

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