Posts Tagged Todd Bertuzzi

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: Wild, Hurricanes, Luongo, Cammalleri, Bertuzzi, Rome and Nabokov

  • Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune: As the pain from his ankle surgery is lessening, Wild’s Mikko Koivu is hoping to return to action before the Olympic break. Goalie Josh Harding skated on Saturday with the goalie coach Bob Mason. There is no timetable on when Zach Parise will return to practice. He’s missed the past eight games. There is hope that he can begin skating next week.
  • Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: Hurricanes Eric Staal was back practicing on Sunday. Jiri Tlusty should return tonight. Riley Nash appears to be ready to return. Zach Boychuk and Brett Sutter have been sent to the AHL.
  • Vancouver Canucks: Roberto Luongo on his injury progress: ”I’m going on the road trip, but I don’t know when I’ll be playing yet.”
  • Randy Sportak: Flames Mike Cammalleri may have suffered an upper-body injury in last night’s game.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Todd Bertuzzi suffered a lower-body injury last night.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars defenseman Aaron Rome missed last night’s game with an injury.
  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Evgeni Nabokov skated yesterday morning, the first time since suffering his injury.

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Afternoon Hits: Bozak, Bryzgalov, Stamkos, Neurvirth, Merril, McQaid, Harding, Datsyuk and Duchene

  • Jonas Siegel: Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak will return to the lineup tonight, centering Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk.
  • Chris Wescott: The Oilers would like to have Ilya Bryzgalov start in either Nashville or Columbus.
  • David Alter: James Reimer will start in net for the Maple Leafs.
  • Tom GulittiMartin Brodeur will start for the Devils.
  • Nick Cotsonika: Lightning’s Steven Stamkos has a rod in his leg and is already walking around without crutches.
  • Katie Carrera: Capitals Michal Neurvirth is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
  • Tom Gulitti: The Devils recall Jon Merrill. Adam Larsson has a lower-body injury. Stephen Gionta is out with an ankle injury.
  • Boston Bruins: Bruins Adam McQuaid is “getting closer” to being able return to the lineup. He could be a game-time decision.
  • Michael Russo: Wild’s Josh Harding injury is the same as he had before the back-to-back games … spasms in the hamstring.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Pavel Datsyuk is day-to-day and is feeling pretty good. Todd Bertuzzi is out on Wednesday.
  • Mike Chambers: Avs Matt Duchene skated but didn’t practice with the team.

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Injury Notes: Sbisa, Fasth, Harding, Clowe, Volchenkov, Salvador, Reaves, Datsyuk and Alfredsson

  • Eric Stephens: Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa will be out six to eight weeks with a torn tendon in his right hand. Goalie Viktor Fasth will be out three to four weeks with lower-body muscle inflammation.
  • NHL on TSN: Wild goalie Josh Harding stepped on a puck during warm-ups and was not able to play. Michael Russo: Harding few with the team to the St. Louis. If the injury was serious, he would have flown back to Minnesota.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said that Ryane Clowe, out with a concussion, started skating this week. Anton Volchenkov (leg muscle) has started skating as well. Defenseman Bryce Salvador (foot stress fracture) has not started to skate. Lamoriello will have a better update on Monday.
  • Andy Strickland: Blues Ryan Reaves has a broken hand and is out for four weeks. He broke it in a fight with Stars Brenden Dillon.
  • Ansar Khan: The Wings are being cautious with Pavel Datsyuk in case he has a concussion. GM Ken Holland said that Daniel Alfredsson would replace Datsyuk in the lineup today. Alfredsson has missed the past five games with a groin issue. Jakub Kindl (hip) is traveling with the team and is expected to play. Todd Bertuzzi (upper-body) will not play today.

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Afternoon Hits: Bertuzzi, Timonen, Scott, Schneider, Rielly, Maatta, Waivers and HBO 24/7

  • Michael Drapack of CBC: Steve Moore’s civil suit against Todd Bertuzzi is expected to start on Sept. 8th 2014 and last about three months. Moore filed the suit in 2006, and is looking for $38 million. The case was to start last year, but the deadline was missed as it was learned of a secret deal between Bertuzzi and Orca Bay (Canucks owners). An appeal to keep the details of the agreement quiet was lost. Deal was to share the costs if they lost the case.
  • Darren Dreger of TSN: Linesmen are now allowed to jump in and break up a possible fight if two players take off their helmets. If it is deemed safe to do so.
  • Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen was taken off their top power play unit. Timonen has struggled this season and is coming off a lower-body injury.
  • Adam Kimelman: Sabres John Scott was offered an in-person hearing for his hit on Loui Eriksson.
  • Rich Chere: Devils Cory Schneider on being the No. 1: “For now you have to view it that way. Nobody is writing Marty off.”
  • Darren Dreger: The Maple Leafs have told Morgan Rielly to find a place to live. Can still be sent back at any point. If Rielly is playing in the top-six at the time of the World Juniors, he won’t be going.
  • Renaud Lavoie: On waivers: Bobby Robins (Bos) and Kevin Porter (Buf).
  • Rob Longley: HBO 24/7 with the Maple Leafs and Red Wings will start on Dec. 14th.

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Injury Notes: Campbell, Giroux, Bergeron, Bertuzzi and Kesler

  • Joe Haggerty: Bruins Gregory Campbell (broken leg) vows to be ready for the start of the regular season.
  • Chris Johnston: Flyers Claude Giroux will have his splint removed on Monday and hopes to return to the ice in the next two weeks.
  • Shawn Roarke: Bruins Patrice Bergeron said he’s feeling good other than some discomfort in his rib cage area. He said it will be fine with time.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Todd Bertuzzi said that he feels 1000 percent better than last year.
  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Canucks Ryan Kesler said he’s 100 percent.

    “I just chalk it up to a string of bad luck,” Kesler said Friday summing up the last two injury-filled years. “One surgery after another after another … then breaking my foot; I’ve blocked that shot over 100 times, same shot, it just hit me right. It’s bad luck, that’s it.

    “I’m excited now. First training camp in three years. I’m excited for the new coach, excited to see the guys, excited for the outdoor game, excited for the Olympics. There’s a lot to look forward to this year. I’m healthy and I’m ready for it.”

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Quick Hits: Bertuzzi, Samuelsson, Gill, Tolchinsky and Lindholm

  • Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: Red Wings GM Ken Holland expects Todd Bertuzzi (back) and Mikael Samuelsson (pectoral muscle) to be ready for the start of training camp.
  • James Mirtle: Hal Gill said he has no intentions of retiring after being bought out by the Predators. Hopes some team will give him a chance.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said they are trying to sign Sergei Tolchinsky. He was invited to their prospects camp.
  • Chip Alexander: Rutherford said that their 2013 1st round pick, Elias Lindholm, will play for the Hurricanes in their rookie tournament in Traverse City.

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Free Agent Hits II: Lecavalier, Zubrus, Briere, Red Wings, Maple Leafs and Flyers

  • L.A. Lariviere: The Ducks are said to be out of the Vincent Lecavalier sweepstakes as they are not willing to pay that much.
  • Tom Gulitti: Dainius Zubrus signed a 3-year, $9.1 million deal with the Devils.
  • Arthur Staple: The Islanders are among the teams interested in Daniel Briere. Will pick his finalists soon. “Wants a top-6 spot, wants to win.”
  • James Mirtle: The Maple Leafs qualified Leo Komarov to retain his rights, even though he’ll be in the KHL next season. He’d be a UFA next year.
  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings GM Ken Holland is expected to meet with Daniel Cleary today. Valtteri Filppula wants to test the free agent waters. Talks with Damien Brunner have been ongoing. The Wings met with Vincent Lecavalier over the weekend. St. James thinks the Lecavalier will end up in Dallas. He’s believed to be looking for a 5 year, $25 million deal. Intriguing forwards could be Nathan Horton and David Clarkson. They haven’t made a decision on compliance buyouts yet. Candidates could be Mikael Samuelsson, Todd Bertuzzi and Carlo Colaiacovo.
  • Damien Cox of the Toronto Star: Tyler Bozak is looking for $5 million plus per season for as much as 8 years. The Leafs haven’t been told by Lecavalier that the are out. The Maple Leafs were in trade talks with the Hurricanes about the No. 5 pick. Rumors were that it would have cost them a young player and the No. 21 pick.
  • Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: The Flyers are still looking for a goalie. They may have to scratch Ray Emery off their list. The Blackhawks did meet with Emery on Sunday night after the draft. They are confident that he can remain the Blackhawks as Crawford’s backup. The Islanders won’t be tolling Tim Thomas’contract, so he’ll be a UFA on Friday.

    “I think we’ve got to look at anything and everything to try and make our team better, and that includes goaltending,” general manager Paul Holmgren told the Daily News. “That includes both the free-agent and trade market.”

    Thomas not playing for a year would concern the Flyers. Other UFA options could be Evgeni Nabokov, Dan Ellis and Jose Theodore. The Flyers could look at the trade route. They were talking with the Oilers about Braydon Coburn and maybe Devan Dubnyk’s name was discussed. The Flyers made qualifying offers too Erik Gustafsson, Oliver Lauridsen, Eric Wellwood and Brandon Manning.

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Quick Hits: Avalanche, Stars, Red Wings and Schneider

  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: The Avalanche have fired coach Joe Sacco after missing the playoffs in each of the last three seasons.

    “The organization believes a change of leadership behind the bench is needed going forward,” Greg Sherman, Avs general manager, said in a release.

    “Joe has worked for this franchise for eight seasons and he is a dedicated and hard-working coach. We appreciate all he has done and wish him the best in the future.”

  • Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi has confirmed that Jim Nill will be the Stars next GM after Joe Nieuwendykwas let go.

    “I had a list of candidates and when it became clear that Jim Nill would be interested in leaving Detroit and coming here, I threw the list away,” Gaglardi said. “I think he is without a doubt he best candidate to take his job.”

  • Renaud Lavoie: Lavoie has been told that Glen Gulutzan won’t be the Stars coach next season.
  • George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said the players that got them into the playoffs, will play in Game 1. So it’s unlikely that Todd Bertuzzi and Mikael Samuelsson will start the series.

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Morning Hits: Fehr, Volpatti, Miller, Schneider, Pominville, Franzen, Bertuzzi, Anderson and Elliott

  • Mike Vogl: Capitals re-sign Eric Fehr to a 2-year, $3 million deal. $1.4 million next  year, $1.6 million in 2014-15. Aaron Volpatti signed a 2-year, $1.15 million deal with the Capitals. $550,000 next year and $600,000 in 2014-15.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Drew Miller said that he doesn’t require surgery on his broken right hand. Out 4 to 6 weeks. Best case is that he’s back late 2nd round.
  • Farhan Lalji: GM Mike Gillis said that Cory Schneider’s injury is not serious and that if it were a playoff game, Schneider could “perhaps” play.
  • Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Kings Dustin Brown received a two game suspension and Wild’s Jason Pominville is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. The Wild haven’t called it a concussion.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Johan Franzen suffered an injury in last night’s game. GM Ken Holland said he’ll be re-evaluated this morning, and if he isn’t able to play, Mikael Samuelsson is ready to go. Todd Bertuzzi will play tonight. He almost played last night, but decided that he needed one more good practice.

    “I really wanted to play,” Bertuzzi said, “but I need to do one more skate. I need to be able to get pushing and shoving with the defensemen down low, I need to take a cross-check in the back, I need to be able to spin off and I need to be able to stop and start and take off with the puck.”

  • Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville won’t name his No. 1 goalie: ” Right now we’re just going along here and we’ll see how it plays out.”

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Roster and Goalie Notes: Hejduk, Karlsson, Sharp, Schneider, Bertuzzi, Bolland, Staal’s … Lines and Starting goalies

  • Mike Chambers: Avalanche winger Milan Hejduk will be in the lineup on Saturday against the Wild. It could be his last NHL game.
  • Bob McKenzie: If Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson is able to get back into the lineup against the Capitals, it would be 10 weeks since the day he had surgery to repair his 70% severed Achilles tendon.
  • Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks Patrick Sharp will be in the lineup tonight.
  • Vancouver Canucks: Cory Schneider is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, Joe Cannata is re-called.
  • Craig Custance: Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said that Todd Bertuzzi won’t be in the lineup tonight.
  • Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks Dave Bolland (groin issue) didn’t practice with the team today.
  • Chip Alexander: The Hurricanes recall Jared Staal, who will be on a line with brother Jordan.
  • Tony Ambrogio: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel, Kulemin-Kadri-Lupul, Komarov-Grabovski-McClement, MacArthur-Colborne-Frattin, Orr-Hamilton-McLaren. Defensive pairings - Gunnarsson-Phaneuf, Fraser-Franson, Liles-O’Byrne
  • Erik Erlendsson: Lightning lines: St Louis-Stamkos-Purcell: Killorn-Lecavalier-Panik; Labrie-Thompson-Crombeen; Pouliot-Pyatt-Tyrell.
  • Ian Mendes: Senators lines: Conacher-Turris-Michalek. Greening-Smith-Alfredsson. Silfverberg-Zibanejad-Condra. Latendresse-Pageau-Neil.
  • Paul Hendrick: Ben Bishop will start in net for the Lighting against James Reimer and the Maple Leafs.
  • Chris Kuc: Ray Emery will start in net for the Blackhawks.

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Injury Notes: Timonen, Bertuzzi, Miller, Orpik and Sharp

  • Adam Kimelman: Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen is out for the rest of the season with a compression fracture in his right foot. Frank Seravalli: Recovery is expected to be four to five weeks.
  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that winger Todd Bertuzzi is almost ready to get back into the lineup. He’s been out since Feb. 7th. They will “decide after the morning skate” today. If he doesn’t go tonight, their next game is tomorrow. The Red Wings are down to 12 healthy forwards as Drew Miller broke his hand on the weekend.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins: Defenseman Brooks Orpik left last night’s game with a lower-body injury.

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