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NHL Rumors: Clarkson, Leafs, Hemsky, Miller, Iginla, Greiss and Old Habs-Lightning Trade Rumor

  • Greg Brady: SportsNet’s Doug MacLean said yesterday morning on the Fan 590 that there will be serious discussions from the Maple Leafs about the possibility of buying out David Clarkson this summer for salary cap relief.
  • Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun: Five members of the Maple Leafs organization who are on the hot seat as playoffs slip away: 1. Dion Phaneuf 2. Randy Carlyle 3. Jonathan Bernier (not due to his play) 4. David Clarkson 5. Dave Nonis.
  • Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators haven’t started contract talks with pending UFA Ales Hemsky. GM Bryan Murray hasn’t said whether he plans on trying to re-sign Hemsky or not. Murray has been happy with Hemsky’s play since they acquired him.
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: ”I would say the odds of Miller staying in St.Louis are reasonable to more than that.” … ”I’ve been led to believe that the term Miller is seeking as a UFA is much shorter than people would think.”
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: ”Iginla is likely to stay in Boston. Chiarelli has reached out to Newport Sports.”
  • Sarah McLellan: Contract talks between the Coyotes and Thomas Greiss will resume once the season is over.
  • Hope Smoke: Jeff Marek on #MvsW again yesterday: “Montreal was going to send Price, Pacioretty & one of Subban or McDonagh to TB for Lecavalier”  … ”Reason deal didn’t go through is because a Montreal investor was interested in buying the Lightning & wanted Lecavalier on team.”

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2013-14 NHL Trade Deadline Feature: Philadelphia Flyers

Written by Albert Kleine of Broad Street Hockey and can be found on Twitter at @AAKleine

Flyers-deadlineAnother year, another trade deadline, and yet again the Flyers won’t be able to find the ultimate solution to their problems.

It seems that ever since Chris Pronger began his non-official retirement (and even before then), the defensive woes of the Flyers have been the topic of conversation before big movement days like the trade deadline or the first day of free agency. And year after year, they’ve failed to deliver the goods, although not for lack of trying.

This year’s trade deadline will probably be more of the same.

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Afternoon Hits: Injury Updates, Line Combos and Starting Goalies

  • Chris Johnston: Lightning’s Steven Stamkos said that his leg felt “a lot better” today.
  • Helene St. James: The Red Wings put Johan Franzen on the IR after he experienced some concussion symptoms.
  • Bob Duff: The Red Wings activate Joakim Andersson from the IR.
  • Arthur Staple: The Islanders put Travis Hamonic on the IR and recall Matt Donovan.
  • Anthony SanFilippo: Flyers Vinny Lecavalier is back on the wing. Brayden Schenn is at center. Steve Downie skating with the third line. Michael Raffl moved down to the fourth line.
  • Dave Isaac: Flyers Zac Rinaldo is not wearing a no-contract jersey today. Anthony SanFilippo: Rinaldo is skating but did not take part in line rushes. He could still play though.
  • Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: Senators Mark Stone skated by himself yesterday. He’s progressing but not ready to practice with the team. Coach Paul MacLean is hopeful that Stone can return before the Olympic break.
  • Don Brennan: Senators defenseman Chris Phillips suffered a minor injury and will be kept out of the lineup tonight.
  • Kristen Odland: Flames Mike Cammalleri (concussion) skated this morning.
  • John Lu: Canadiens lines: Pacioretty/Desharnais/Gallagher Eller/Plekanec/Gionta Leblanc/Brière/Bourque Moen/Bournival/Parros.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel Lupul-Kadri-Kulemin Raymond-Holland-Bodie Ashton-McClement-Orr. Defensive pairings: Gunnarsson-Phaneuf, Gleason-Franson, Gardiner-Rielly.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings lines: Nyquist-Andersson-Abdelkader, Tatar-Sheahan-Jurco, Cleary-Helm-Alfredsson, Miller-Glendening-Eaves.
  • Dave Molinari: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Gibbons, Jokinen-Malkin-Neal, Glass-Sutter-Megna, Pyatt-Adams-Engelland.
  • Allen Panzeri: Senators lines: Condra-Zibanejad- Conacher Michalek-The Franchise-Greening Ryan- Turris-MacArthur Smith-Da Costa-Neil.
  • Sam Carchidi: Steve Mason will start in net for the Flyers.
  • David Alter: Jonathan Bernier will start in net for the Maple Leafs.
  • Joe Yerdon: Jhonas Enroth will start in net for the Sabres.
  • Don Brennan: Curtis McElhinney will start in get for the Blue Jackets.
  • Ken Wiebe: Ondrej Pavelec will start in net for the Jets.
  • Katie Carrera: Braden Holtby will start in net for the Capitals.

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Morning Hits with Hotstove and Coach’s Corner Videos

John Shannon: Shawn Thornton’s appeal ruling may now not be known until the 26th.

Dave Molinari: The Penguins have re-signed goaltender Jeff Zatkoff to a two-year deal with a cap hit of $600,000. William DePaoli: The Pens now have 14 players under contract for next season at about $55.1 million. Seven forwards, five defenseman and two goalies.

Frank Seravalli: Vincent Lecavalier made an early return to the lineup yesterday.

Hockey Night in Canada Hotstove:

Don Cherry’s Coach’s Corner:

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Afternoon Hits: Schenn, Lecavalier, Tootoo, Hedman, Staal, Fiddler, Clowe, Backes and more

  • Mark Stepneski: Stars Max Fortunus cleared waivers and will remain with the team for now.
  • Tim Panaccio: Flyers Brayden Schenn will play tonight. Vincent Lecavalier said he had his best day on the ice and hopes to be back quicker than two weeks. Adam Kimelman: Schenn said his neck and upper back are a little sore, but there are no other restrictions.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Jordin Tootoo will replace Mikael Samuelsson in the lineup tonight.
  • Missy Zielinski: Victor Hedman will return to the lineup. Tom Pyatt should be ready to return on Saturday.
  • Carolina Hurricanes: Hurricanes Eric Staal missed practice today with the flu, but should be able to go tomorrow.
  • Mike Heika: Stars Vernon Fiddler (upper-body) skated hard this morning. He hopes to take part in a full practice on Friday and be available for Saturday.
  • Rich Chere: Devils Ryane Clowe is practicing on a line with Travis Zajac and Jaromir Jagr.
  • Andy Strickland: Blues David Backes skated this morning, he’s still day-to-day.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Justin Abdelkader skated this morning. Johan Franzen and Gustav Nyquist are not skating. Jimmy Howard was on the ice, but is not ready to practice yet.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Danny DeKeyser will see a doctor today and hopes to get clearance to play on Saturday. He is still on their LTIR.
  • Paul Hendrick: Maple Leafs Colton Orr is skating with the team for the first time in two weeks.
  • Paul Hendrick: Jonathan Bernier will start in net for the Leafs.

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Injury Notes: Malkin, Edler, Harding, Schenn, Lecavalier, Smith, Abdelkader, Clowe and the Blue Jackets

  • Mike Halford: Penguins Evgeni Malkin will miss their next two games.
  • Brad Ziemer: Canucks coach John Tortorella on Alex Edler: ”He’s still a ways away. I can’t even say day to day. It’s after the (Xmas) break and who knows where from there.”
  • Minnesota Wild: Wild goalie Josh Harding was put on the IR and they have recalled Johan Gustafsson.

    “Over the next week, Josh will make a minor adjustment to his treatment protocol,” Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher said. “Josh feels great and he looks forward to rejoining our team for our game in Winnipeg on Dec. 27.”

  • Courier Post: Flyers Brayden Schenn does not have a concussion and could play tonight. Marc Narducci: Schenn said he has some stiffness in his upper back and neck, but no concussion symptoms.
  • Tim Panaccio: Flyers Vinny Lecavalier is still two-three weeks away according to GM Paul Holmgren.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs Trevor Smith broke his hand and will but put on the IR. Jonas Siegel: Dreger said that he could be out for two months. Jared Smithson will fill in for the time being.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings Justin Abdelkader skated yesterday. His headaches and dizziness are gone. He isn’t sure when he’ll be cleared to return, but is hoping for Monday. Deryk Engelland was suspended for five games for the hit on Abdelkader.
  • Randy Miller: Devils Ryane Clowe is hoping to play on Friday.
  • Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets James Wisniewski (upper-body) and Marian Gaborik (knee) won’t travel with the team to Philadelphia. Both are expecting to play on Saturday. Dalton Prout (upper-body) is out at least two weeks. Derek McKenzie (lower-body) is day-to-day and is out this weekend. He hopes to be able to return before Christmas.

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Afternoon Hits: Malkin, Bouchard, Lecavalier, Erixon, Dumoulin, Hedman and Line Combos

  • Rob Rossi: Penguins Evgeni Malkin said he’ll play tonight.
  • Arthur Staple: The Islanders have put Pierre-Marc Bouchard on waivers. Ryan Strome will join the Islanders if Bouchard is claimed or cleared.
  • Adam Kimelman: The Flyers have put Vinny Lecavalier on the IR and recalled Tye McGinn.
  • Rob Mixer: The Blue Jackets have recalled defenseman Tim Erixon.
  • Dave Molinari: The Penguins have recalled defenseman Brian Dumoulin from the AHL and put Brooks Orpik on the IR.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis, Jokinen-Malkin-Megna, Conner-Sutter-Vitale, Adams-Sill-Kobasew. Defensive pairings: Maatta-Letang, Engelland-Niskanen. Despres, Dumoulin and Bortuzzo rotated.
  • Bruce Garrioch: Senators lines: MacArthur-Spezza-Condra;Michalek-Turris-Ryan;Greening-Smith-Neil and Kassian-Zibanejad-Conacher. Defensive pairings: Methot-Karlsson; Phillips-Corvo; Cowen-Wiercioch.
  • Erik Erlendsson: Lightning lines: Palat-Johnson-St Louis; Killorn-Filppula-Purcell; Brown-Thompson-Kucherov; Crombeen-Tyrell (Pyatt)-Labrie (Panik).
  • John Lu: Canadiens lines: Galchenyuk – Plekanec – Gionta Pacioretty – Desharnais – Gallagher Bournival – Eller – Brière Moen-Prust-White/Parros. Defensive pairings: Markov – Subban, Gorges – Emelin, Murray – Diaz, Bouillon.
  • John Vogl: Sabres lines: Moulson-Ennis-Girgensons, Foligno-Ott-Stafford, Adam-Hodgson-D’Agostini, Scott-Leino/McCormick-Flynn. Buffalo Sabres: Sabres penalty killing lines: 1st unit. McCormick-Flynn. Sulzer-Pysyk. 2nd unit. Girgensons-Adam/D’Agostini. Weber-Tallinder.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars lines: Benn-Seguin-Nichushkin; Roussel-Eakin-Garbutt; Cole-Horcoff-Chiasson/Sceviour; Whitney-Jeffrey-Peverley. Defensive pairings: Goligoski-Dillon; Benn-Gonchar; Connauton-Oleksiak; Rome.
  • Brent Wallace: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators.

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Injury Notes: Lecavalier, Crawford, Hamilton, Staal, Dorsett, Bryzgalov and Kelly

  • George Richards: Blackhawks Corey Crawford left last night’s game in the first period. Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks saying it is a lower-body injury, but Lazerus is hearing it is a groin injury. Tim Sassone: Coach Joel Quenneville doesn’t think it is too serious, ”But when it’s a goalie it’s a little more serious then other players.” He’ll be re-evaluated in this morning.
  • Joe Haggerty: Bruins Dougie Hamilton left last night’s game after a collision with Carl GunnarsonJamie Erdahl: Hamilton is flying back to Boston with a lower-body injury and is out at least a week.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said that more on Marc Staal should be known in the next couple days.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers Derek Dorsett had an MRI on his wrist, with results showing that it shouldn’t be a long-term injury.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers Ilya Bryzgalov(concussion) was taking some shots yesterday.

    “I had some headaches and had some trouble sleeping but now I’m much better,” said Bryzgalov.

    He’s not sure when he’ll be able to get back into the lineup.

  • Darren Dreger: Bruins Chris Kelly has a broken ankle from a Pascal Dupuis slash on Saturday night.

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Injury Notes: Bolland, Bozak, Morrow, Lecavalier, Ovechkin, Eriksson, Callahan, Franzen and Kane

  • Stephen Whyno: Maple Leafs David Bolland is out indefinitely after having surgery to repair a tendon on the outside of his left ankle.
  • Tony Ambrogio: Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak was put on the LTIR retroactive to Oct. 25th with a hamstring injury.
  • Jeremy Rutherford: Blues Magnus Paajarvi isn’t ready to return yet. Brenden Morrow is not skating yet and will not travel with the team.
  • Tim Panaccio: Flyers Vincent Lecavalier is wearing a full bubble cage at practice. Lecavalier says that he’s playing and denies having a broken jaw.
  • Chuck Gormley: Capitals Alex Ovechkin back practicing and on a line with Brooks Laich and Nicklas Backstrom.
  • Joe Haggerty: Bruins Loui Eriksson skated with teammates today.
  • Larry Brooks: Appearing like Rangers Ryan Callahan will return to the lineup against the Ducks. J.T. Miller looking like a healthy scratch.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Johan Franzen is not expected to be in the lineup tonight, but is hopeful for Thursday.
  • Ansar Khan: Jets Evander Kane (lower-body) will be a game-time decision.

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Injury Notes: Downie, Lecavalier, Bolland, Bozak, Schneider, Salvador, McGinn, Zajac and others

  • David Strehle: Flyers Steve Downie will be released from the hospital today. Out indefinitely with a concussion. Vincent Lecavalier is day-to-day with a facial contusion according to Paul Holmgren. Frank Seravalli: Downie left the arena two-plus hours on a stretcher after his fight with Aaron Volpatti. He asked Volpatti to stop during their fight. Renaud Lavoie: Lecavalier will play on Tuesday against the Hurricanes.
  • Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs Randy Carlyle said that Dave Bolland’s cut is similar to Erik Karlsson’s and was to have surgery last night. Brad Ziemer: Bolland left the arena on a stretcher. Dave Feschuk: Bolland was wearing Kevlar-type socks. They are cut resistant and not cut proof.
  • David Alter: The Leafs put Tyler Bozak on the LTIR. He won’t be able to return to the lineup until Nov. 21st.
  • Rich Chere: Devils Cory Schneider said he’s ready to play and is capable of starting tonight. Tom Gulitti: Devils coach Peter DeBoer said it was “possible” that Schneider could start on today. Rich Chere: Martin Brodeur said he won’t be playing against Wild.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Peter DeBoer said that Bryce Salvador (stress fracture in his foot) has yet to start skating.
  • Colorado Avalanche: Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said that Jamie McGinn (knee) will  play on Wednesday. Added that McGinn needs a few practices.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes coach Dave Tippett said that Rostislav Klesla could return next week.
  • Joe Yerdon: Devils Travis Zajac missed last night’s game with an ankle injury.
  • Nashville Predators: Predators Mike Fisher left last night’s game with a lower-body injury.
  • Jon Rosen: Kings Jarret Stoll left last night’s game with an injury.
  • Adrian Dater: Avalanche’s Alex Tanguay will have an MRI today or tomorrow on his knee. It could be bad.

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Injury Notes: Downie, Lecavalier, Eriksson, Carter, Stuart, Helm, Franzen, Stempniak, Burns and Condra

  • Sarah Baicker: Flyers Steve Downie has a concussion and Vincent Lecavalier will be out today with a facial injury. Sam Carchidi: GM Paul Holmgren said that Downie was rushed to the hospital after the game.
  • Joe Haggerty: Sounding like Bruins forward Loui Eriksson is making some progress. Hoping that concussions symptoms don’t recur. He could be on the ice next week at the earliest.
  • Jon Hoven: The Kings put Jeff Carter on the IR.
  • Ken Wiebe: Jets Mark Stuart is still bothered by a sore hip.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that it’s looking like Darren Helm will play on Saturday. Jonathan Eriksson will probably be put on the LTIR.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Johan Frazen left last night’s game.
  • Wes Gilbertson: The Flames put Lee Stempniak and Chris Breen on the IR. Recalled defenseman Chad Billins.
  • Kevin Kurz: Sharks Brent Burns (upper-body) skated by himself yesterday. GM Doug Wilson doesn’t expect him out long term.

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Injury Notes: Hagelin, Kulemin, Burns, Kronwall, Elias, Hartnell, Lecavalier and Fasth

  • Andrew Gross: Rangers Carl Hagelin can come off the IR on Oct. 29th. He skated as an extra forward today.
  • Kevin McGran: Maple Leafs Nikolai Kulemin skated today for the first time since injuring his ankle. James Mirtle: Coach Randy Carlyle said that Kulemin and Mark Fraser are likely seven to 10 days away from returning.
  • Kevin Kurz: Sharks Brent Burns is not practicing. Mike Brown is skating on the fourth line today.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Niklas Kronwall took a puck to the chin at the morning skate, but he’s expected to be in the lineup tonight.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils Patrick Elias skated by himself today. GM Lou Lamoriello said they’ll see how he feels after the morning skate tomorrow to see if he’ll play.
  • Sam Carchidi: Flyers Scott Hartnell is getting closer to returning. Coach Craig Berube made it sound like Vinny Lecavalier will play Thursday and that Hartnell is doubtful.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Viktor Fasth (lower-body) left practice early.

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