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NHL Rumors II: Panthers, Flyers, Maple Leafs, Penguins and Avs

  • The Fourth Period: The Panthers are hoping to re-sign pending RFAs Dmitry Kulikov and Eric Gudbranson, as well as pending UFA Tom Gilbert. Gilbert and the Panthers will talk about an extension before July 1st. The Panthers have already had trade talks involving Kulikov before the deadline, and could revisit those if they can’t get him locked up.
  • Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren is doing all he can to keep pending UFA Andrew MacDonald with the team. MacDonald has enjoyed his time with the Flyers.

    “I’m not going to comment on anything that is ongoing,” Holmgren told the Daily News yesterday. “It just doesn’t make any sense [to comment]. We’d like to get something done. We want to sign him.”

    “I like what I see so far. It’s been great,” MacDonald said. “From an organizational standpoint, the team has been competitive. As a player, that’s all you can ask. That and to make you feel welcome. I’ve been really happy. We’ll see if something can get done here.”

    Money could become an issue. MacDonald would be one of the top Dmen available on July 1st. The Flyers will likely need to pay market price or higher for him. He turned down a four year, $16 million from the Islanders before he was traded at the deadline.

  • Sam Carchidi: MacDonald said that his agent and GM Paul Holmgren have been talking contract extension.
  • Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Randy Carlyle’s future as the Leafs coach won’t be determined quickly. GM Dave Nonis knew before he signed his five-year extension with the Leafs last year that it was possible that they would bring in another senior executive. Nonis may wait and see what other coaches come available after the season, possibilities include: Barry Trotz, John Tortorella, Kirk Muller, Dan Bylsma and Peter DeBoer. The Leafs and Dave Bolland’s camp don’t appear to be close. Bolland may be looking for an eight year deal in the $5 million range. Thought is that he won’t get that anywhere. A deal in the five year range and closer to the $4.2 million that Tyler Bozak makes, makes more sense. The Leafs would like Bolland back, but only at a reasonable price. Nonis will have to decide if he wants to bring pending UFAs Nikolai Kulemin and Jay McClement back. James Reimer will most likely ask to be traded, but it may not be easily made.
  • Josh Yohe of Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Penguins Tomas Vokoun is in the AHL on a conditioning assignment is not sure if he’ll be called up to backup Marc-Andre Fleury. It could also be his last season playing hockey.

    “That’s up to the coaches,” Vokoun said. “When we talked back in January, I told them I’m open-minded. Regardless of what happened, I was 90 percent sure it was going to be my last season anyway.”

  • Chris Johnston: Leafs GM Dave Nonis is expected to remain GM after the hiring of Brendan Shanahan as team president.
  • Hope Smoke: Ray Ferraro: ”If Shanahan goes in and fires Carlyle then he should just fire Nonis too. If that’s the way then Nonis is just a puppet” … ”Nonis will not be a puppet. That’s not his style. There is a fighter there that I don’t think people realize.”
  • Hope Smoke: Ray Ferraro: The people that I’ve spoken to have told me that it’s Patrick Roy making the decisions there”

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NHL Injuries: Penguins, Wild, Lightning, Panthers, Islanders, Blue Jackets, Blues and Avs

  • Shelly Anderson: Both Evgeni Malkin and Joe Vitale met with doctors and are skating lightly, but not ready to practice yet.
  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said that Sidney Crosby, Brooks Orpik, Chris Kunitz and Olli Maatta are day-to-day. All practiced yesterday.
  • Chad Graff: Wild’s Josh Harding practiced yesterday. Clayton Stoner and Keith Ballard were also on the ice.
  • NBC Pro Hockey Talk: Penguins Tomas Vokoun has been sent the AHL on a conditioning assignment.
  • Joe Smith: Lightning’s Ben Bishop left last night’s game with an upper-body injury. Steve Simmons: Bishop’s injury is not his shoulder. His arm or elbow. Will have a MRI today.
  • Sam Carchidi: Panthers Roberto Luongo missed last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Cal Clutterbuck left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets Nathan Horton left last night’s game after re-aggravating a lower-body injury. Aaron Portzline: Horton had a setback and could be done for the rest of the regular season, possibly longer.
  • Lou Korac: Blues David Backes is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs P.A. Parenteau will return to the lineup on Friday.

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Add James Neal To The Penguins Injured List

Seth Rorabagh: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said that James Neal has been diagnosed with a concussion.

A list of Penguins who are currently out with injuries, which includes some pretty significant names.

Name POS Status Date Injury Returns
Chris Kunitz W Out Mar 14 leg Day-to-day
James Neal W Out Mar 14 concussion Day-to-day
Kris Letang D Inactive List Mar 6 illness Indefinitely
Paul Martin D Out Feb 21 hand Late March/Early April
Chris Conner W Out Jan 2 hand Day-to-day
Pascal Dupuis W Out Dec 24 knee Indefinitely
Beau Bennett W Inactive List Nov 24 wrist Mid-to-Late March
Tomas Vokoun G Inactive List Sep 30 pelvis Indefinitely

Source: Rotoworld

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Injury Notes: Isles, Lightning, Wings, Blue Jackets, Rangers, Capitals, Wild, Leafs, Habs, Preds, Jets, Coyotes, Pens and Ducks

  • Arthur Staple: John Tavares has a knee injury and is done for the Olympics. Initial news on Tavares is not good, could be multiple ligament damage.
  • Damian Cristodero: Lightning’s Steven Stamkos’ timetable is still open ended. The goal for him to is be ready to play against the Predators. He’ll likely have an x-ray on Monday. The best case scenario is that he play on their road trip. Worst case is that he’ll be ready for their homestand starting on March 6th.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg will be flying home on Thursday on an NHL charter. He will be seeing a specialist ASAP.
  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets Marian Gaborik has been cleared for contact. He’ll start being more physical in practices and is looking to return on Febrary 27th.
  • Pat Leonard: Rangers Mats Zuccarello has a non-displaced fracture in his left hand. He’s heading back to New York tomorrow and will see a doctor in the afternoon. Renaud Lavoie: He should be out for three weeks.
  • Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets James Wisniewski (broken pinkie toe) is questionable for practices this week.
  • Adam Vingan: Capitals Mike Green (concussion), Mikhail Grabovski (left ankle) and Jack Hillen (fractured tibial plateau) all practiced yesterday. Katie Carrera: Green said he passed his neuropsychological test and expects to play in Florida next week.
  • Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Wild center Mikko Koivu has been clear to practice. He’s been out since January 4th with a broken ankle. Marco Scandella is on his way back from a sprained MCL.
  • Michael Traikos: Maple Leafs Dave Bolland has looked his best since his tendon injury. It is expected that he’ll be back in the lineup on Feb. 27th against the Islanders.
  • Missy Zielinski: Anders Lindback, Ben Bishop and Steven Stamkos all practiced yesterday. Valtteri Filppula (non-displaced fracture right ankle) did not practice. Damian Cristodero: Bishop said that he’ll be ready to go in Nashville on Feb. 27th. His wrist will still be monitored and may have to be addressed in the summer.
  • John Lu: Alex Galchenyuk isn’t sure if he’s been cleared for contact. It was his first skate with the team today. He said that his main issue is getting the dexterity back in his right hand for fine movements like toe drags, etc.
  • Josh Cooper: Predators Pekka Rinne skated for an hour yesterday and looked tired by the end of it.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets defenseman  Tobias Enstrom has a lower-body issue and forward Devin Setoguchi has a bursa sac issue. Both are not serious.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes Derek Morris is still out with an upper-body injury.
  • Scott Mitchell: Flames coach Bob Hartley on the Curtis Glencross’s ankle injury: ”He feels better, but, obviously, not good enough to be skating with the team.”
  • Josh Yohe: Penguins Tomas Vokoun has been medically cleared to pay but needs to get into shape.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings Johan Franzen practice yesterday and is hoping to be ready to return to the lineup next Wednesday. He’s missed 22 of the last 23 games with a concussion. Stephen Weiss (sports hernia surgery) and Jakub Kindle (lower-body) also expect to be ready.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said that Viktor Fasth is “fully ready to go.” Stephens thinks he could go on a conditioning stint.

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Injury Notes: Vokoun, Greene, Ovechkin, Ebbett, Tallinder, Howard and Barkov

  • Inside Pittsburgh Sports: Penguins Tomas Vokoun is off the blood thinners and is planning to skate today. Will DePaoli: Vokoun may be a month away from the Penguins knowing if he can play at all this season.
  • Jon Rosen: Kings Matt Greene is “feeling better” but not skating yet.
  • Bruce Garrioch: Capitals coach Adam Oates said that Alex Ovechkin was injured in the third period while battling with Rangers Dan Girardi.
  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins Andrew Ebbett has been skating separately and practiced with the team for the first time since breaking his ankle.
  • John Vogl: Sabres Henrik Tallinder returned to the lineup, replacing Mark Pysyk.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Jimmy Howard has fluid in his left knee, but it is not as serious as the when he first injured it in December. He’ll be out for at least a week.
  • Yahoo Sports NHL: Panthers Aleksander Barkov suffered a lower-body injury against the Sabres.

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Injury Notes: Robidas, Pyatt, Giordano, Kopecky, Franson, Tanguay, Vokoun and Kaleta

  • Dallas Stars: The Stars put defenseman Stephane Robidas on the IR and will be out four to six months with a fractured leg. Jamie Oleksiak has been recalled.
  • Damian Cristodero: Lightning coach Cooper said that Tom Pyatt (collarbone) will be out another two weeks. Pyatt had been hoping to play on Tuesday.
  • Aaron Vickers: Flames defenseman Mark Giordano skated with the team again. Not ready just yet.
  • Harvey Fialkov: Source saying that Panthers Tomas Kopecky has a torn ligament in his elbow, but will try to play through it.
  • James Mirtle: Maple Leafs Cody Franson is out with a lower-body injury.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs Alex Tanguay skated yesterday and Patrick Roy said he could be back in a week or two.
  • Harvey Fialkov: Penguins Tomas Vokoun said he’s recovering slowly from major blood clot surgery and will meet with a hematologist in a month.
  • Mike Harrington: Patrick Kaleta (playing in AHL) tore his right ACL and is out for the remainder of the year.

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Afternoon Rumors: Maple Leafs, Downie, Goaltenders and Draft Lottery

  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: ”Most likely that the Leafs will look to get something done with a team in the West. There is that relationship in Anaheim”
  • James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail: The Maple Leafs could look at the free agent market if they don’t go in-house on a centerman. They could look at Vinny Prospal, but they are tight against the cap. Putting Dave Bolland on the LTIR will give them some flexibility.
  • Brian Stubits of Eye on Hockey CBS Sports: Elliotte Friedman on Sportsnet 960 Calgary with a little more detail into Steve Downie getting traded out of Colorado:

    “Basically what it goes back to was during training camp Downie got mad at [Captain Gabriel] Landeskog for a trip during a scrimmage and he drilled him. I was just told from that day, considering Downie was a bit unrepentanant about it, I just heard the Avalanche decided they were going to make the change at that time. You can’t have guys doing that. The timing is still very odd, it’s an interesting time for the deal, but I was told basically the Avalanche had decided that when that happened and Downie was basically unapologetic about it, the time was going to come where he was going to get dealt.”

  • Matthew Coller: A look at some teams who may need goaltender at some point and goalies who may fit those needs.

    Blues: Their problem is the inconsistency of Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott. Ryan Miller could be a solution.

    Oilers: Devan Dubnyk’s poor start. James Reimer could be a solution.

    Blackhawks: Poor backup play of Nikolai Khabibulin. Scott Clemmensen could be a solution.

    Penguins: Injury to Tomas Vokoun. Signing free agent Jose Theodore could be a solution.

    Islanders: Need someone better than Evgeni Nabokov if you want to complete for the cup. Trading for Jonas Hiller could be a solution.

  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Since the Devils have to forfeit their 1st round pick, the NHL isn’t a 100 percent sure how they will be handling the draft lottery. They may keep the Devils as part of the lottery to determine the order.

 

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Injury Notes: Parros, Vokoun, Neal, Callahan, D’Agostini, Soderberg, Krejci, Tyutin and Boll

  • Renaud Lavoie: Canadiens George Parros has no bone fracture. First indications for CT Scan were negative. Only a concussion as of right now.  Dave Stubbs: Parros has been released from the hospital and is out indefinitely with a concussion.
  • Josh Yohe: Penguins Tomas Vokoun will be out for three to six months. He could return this season, but that won’t be known for awhile.
  • William DePaoli: Penguins James Neal is dealing with an upper-body injury.
  • NHL.com: Rangers captain Ryan Callahan won’t be in the Rangers lineup for their season opener on Thursday.
  • Matt Kalman: Bruins Carl Soderberg is on the IR retroactive to last Friday. David Krejci skated today and will be a game-time decision tomorrow.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Injuries could keep Blue Jackets Fedor Tyutin and Jared Boll out of the lineup with weekend.

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Injury Notes: Parros, Letang, Vokoun, Semin, Nash, Callahan and Rupp

  • Pierre LeBrun: The Canadiens said that George Parros suffered a concussion. He was alert, conscious and undergoing more tests.
  • Josh Yohe: Kris Letang could return Tuesday, October the 8th. Dave Molinari: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma doesn’t think Letang’s injury will be a long-term issue.
  • Josh Yohe: Penguins Tomas Vokoun has been cleared for light workouts.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller said that Alex Semin could “jump in” the lineup without practicing. Michael Smith: Muller said Semin is 50-50 for Friday.
  • Katie Strang: Rangers Rick Nash was back on the ice after missing Sunday’s practice with a foot issue. Ryan Callahan was wearing no-contact jersey yesterday.
  • Michael Russo: Wild Mike Rupp plans to skate in the next days. Says that his knee is feeling strong.

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Morning Hits: Flyers, Sedin’s, Vokoun, Rinaldo, Theodore, Senators and Kuznetsov

  • Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: There have been rumors that the Flyers are looking to move a defenseman. They’ve been impressed with the play of Hal Gill, and have currently nine defenseman in camp. Erik Gustafsson would have to clear waivers and they really like him. GM Paul Holmgren on if there have been any trade talks.

    “I’ve had conversations with people, but are they specifically asking (about defensemen)? No,” Holmgren said. “This time of year, you always ask questions like ‘What are you looking for?’ and ‘What do you need?’ It’s just general talk.

    “This time of year, waivers everyday, there’s a lot of teams slipping guys down to the minors that way. It’s a critical time for every team as they try to fill out their roster.”

    It’s unlikely that the Flyers are interested in UFA Simon Gagne.

  • Nick Kypreos: New contracts for Henrik and Daniel Sedin could be in place by the start of the season if Canucks ownership accept the latest proposal.
  • Allan Walsh: Comments made by Tomas Vokoun to Czech media were not reported accurately. He is feeling good and will begin light workouts next week. After meeting with doctors and the Penguins, a timeline for his return to action will made.
  • Tim Panaccio: Was told not to expect any supplementary discipline for Zac Rinaldo regarding an elbow he threw last night.
  • Igor Eronko: Reports that Jose Theodore signed a one-year deal with Omsk.
  • Joe Yerdon: Senators owner Eugene Melnyk said they are over budget.
  • Dmitry Chesnokov: Evgeny Kuznetsov won’t be conscripted into the Russian army despite an Army official saying it was possible.

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Injury Notes: Vokoun, Booth, Gustavsson, Gleason, Jagr, Clowe and Vatanen

  • Pittsburgh Penguins: Penguins Tomas Vokoun underwent a procedure yesterday to dissolve a blood clot in his pelvis and is out indefinitely.
  • Brad Ziemer: Canucks David Booth has groin stiffness.
  • Ansar Khan: Jonas Gustavsson has a groin injury and is expected to be out about two weeks.
  • Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Tim Gleason left after the first period last night with an upper-body injury.
  • Tom Gulitti: Jaromir Jagr missed practice yesterday with lower body soreness. Ryane Clowe didn’t practice due to a charley horse.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Sami Vatanen’s lower-body injury limited him to 4:50 minutes.

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Morning Hits: Waivers, Rielly, Jokinen, Vokoun and Dubinsky

  • Renaud Lavoie: Put on waivers yesterday: Francis Wathier (Dal), Cedrick Desjardins (TB), Riku Helenius (TB) and Marc-Andre Cliche (LA)
  • Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on Morgan Rielly: “If he really is ready to play here and he can play a significant role then there’s nothing wrong with keeping (him).”
  • Will DePaoli: Penguins Jussi Jokinen’s best fit is with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal.
  • Seth Rorabaugh: The Penguins would be cap compliant if they put Tomas Vokoun and his $2 million cap hit on the LTIR.
  • Will DePaoli: Brandon Dubinsky “would have been a great fit here if Pens took what NYR were willing to offer for Staal.”

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