Posts Tagged Tomas Kundratek

Roster Notes: Wild, Devils, Panthers, Sabres, Capitals and Oilers

  • Rachel Blount of the Star Tribune: The Wild reassign 11 to the AHL:  Forwards: Erik Haula, Raphael Bussieres, Zack Phillips, Kris Foucault, Tyler Graovac and Josh Caron. Defensemen: Kyle Medvec, Corbin Baldwin and Colton Jobke. Goaltenders: Darcy Kuemper and Johan Gustafsson. Put on waivers with purpose of assigning them to the AHL: Forwards Carson McMillan, Stephane Veilleux and Chad Rau. Defensemen Jonathon Blum, Steven Kampfer, Jon Landry and Brian Connelly. Kurtis Gabriel was returned to junior.
  • Rich Chere: Devils reassign to AHL:  Wedgewood, Burlon, Gelinas, Merrill, Pelley, Sestito, Sislo, Matteau.
  • Harvey Fialkov: Panthers said Vinny Trocheck to AHL. Defenseman Mike Mottau on waivers.
  • Bob Stauffer: Buffalo reports sounding like Mark Psysk is making the Sabres.
  • Mike Vogl: The Capitals put defenseman Tomas Kundratek on waivers. Will be assigned to the AHL if he clears.

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Injury Notes: Malkin, Letang, Backlund, Enstrom, Green, Kundratek, Erskine, Laich, Clowe and Hannan

  • Josh Yohe via twitter: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang left yesterday’s game in the first period and didn’t return. He’ll have his lower-body injury re-evaluated.
  • Ken Wiebe via twitter: Jets coach Claude Noel said there’s no update on defenseman Tobias Enstrom, he’s ”still a ways away.”
  • Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times: Capitals defenseman Mike Green could return from his groin injury within the next week. He’ll travel with the team on their road trip to Pittsburgh, Winnipeg and New York. Defenseman Tomas Kundratek had a MRI on his knee on Friday and it’s not known if he’ll travel with the team. Defenseman John Erskine still hasn’t skated and there is no timetable for his return. Forward Brooks Laich is getting very close to returning.
  • Kevin Kurz via twitter: Sharks winger Ryane Clowe has a shoulder injury and his status for tomorrow is uncertain.

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Quick hits: Lecavalier, JF Jacques, waivers, Hillen, Gardiner, Rinaldo, Redden and Leino

  • Dan Rosen via twitter: Vincent Lecavalier is playing in his 1,000th game today. He’s the 5th former #1 pick to play 1,000 games with his drafting team. Mike Modano, Gilbert Perreault, Denis Potvin and Chris Phillips are the 4 other players.
  • James Mirtle via twitter: Maple Leafs Jake Gardiner said he feels 100% and he hope to be back in the lineup later this week.

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Flyers – Leafs rumors … Sens could be buyers … Flyers like Suter … Backstrom to IR … Zajac shut down … Starting goalies

  • Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: Flyers Don Luce (Director of Player Development) was seen scouting the Maple Leafs for the 3rd time in as many weeks. Cue the trade speculation. The Flyers are in the market for a defenseman, a position the Leafs have some depth. Luke Schenn has seen his minutes decrease this year to 16:36 from 22:22 last year. Luke carries a $3.6 million cap hit and has 4 years remaining after this season. Cody Franson would also be an option, and would be cheaper. Chirs Botta via twitter: Botta mentions Brayden to Toronto. Dustin Leed via twitter: Leed doesn’t see a Schenn for Schenn deal happening.
  • Pierre LeBruna and Scott Burnside of ESPN: Senators GM Bryan Murray said this morning that he’d look to add at the trade deadline if they continue to play well. “Yes, if we continue to get wins over the next month or so, you want to give your players the best chance you can,” Murray said. They will still focus on the long-term stability and building through youth. “We’d probably be looking for a forward,” Murray said. LeBrun spoke with Predators defenseman Ryan Suter’s agent yesterday who said things are status quo. The Flyers have Suter as their #1 target if he becomes available.
  • Dan Rosen via twitter: The Capitals have put Nicklas Backstrom on the IR to make room for call-up Tomas Kundratek. Backstrom can be taken off the IR at any point. Tarik El-Bashir via twitter: Capitals coach Dale Hunter said there is no timetable on Backstrom and Mike Green.
  • Katie Strang via twitter: Islanders defenseman Calvin de Haan will be out for 4 to 6 weeks with a left shoulder injury.
  • Allen Panzeri via twitter: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators against the Rangers. Erik Karlsson didn’t practice today but is expected to play.

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Lightning looking for top 4 Dman … Plenty of goalies could be on the market … Avs Sacco and Sherman may be on hotseats

  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: LeBrun would like to see what the Blue Jackets can do when Jeff Carter returns, and adds that Steve Mason won’t be the starting goalie next season. Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford is working the phones trying to find a deal to help out his struggling team. Lightning GM Steve Yzerman is looking to add a top 4 type defenseman. Blues GM Doug Armstrong won’t hesitate to make a trade or two if Hitchcock can’t lead them to a quick turnaround.
  • Craig Custance of ESPN: Panthers backup goalie Scott Clemmensen is in the final year of his deal and making $1.2 million. The Panthers may look to move to clear room for rookie Jacob Markstrom.

    “You never know,” Tallon said. “There are things that can come into play moving forward. We’ll see what happens. I think we have good depth in our organization in goaltending. I’d rather err on the side of caution.”

    If a team wanted to part with considerable assets, they may be able to pry Cory Schneider out of Vancouver or Jonathan Bernier out of LA. Evgeni Nabokov is being showcased by the Islanders. Nabokov is only earning $570,000 which may interest the Blue Jackets. Chris Botta is saying the asking price for Nabokov is a 2nd round pick, which may be a bit steep. Wild’s Josh Harding could be an option for some teams, but the Wild may not be actively looking to deal. He makes $750,000 and will be a UFA at the end of the season.

  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Despite being 7-7-1, the Avalanche have been struggling and “things are going to get serious” if it continues. Pressure is starting to mount on coach Joe Sacco and GM Greg Sherman. There have been ‘whisperings’ around the league about their job status. Dater wonders if Sacco is juggling lines too much? Puts guys in the doghouse too fast? Lose confidence in guys to fast?
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The NY Rangers acquired 23 year old winger Francois Bouchard from the Capitals for 21 year defenseman Tomas Kundratek. Both will remain in the AHL. Anton Stralman has been medically cleared and will join team his teammates for practice today.

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