Posts Tagged Vladimir Tarasenko

NHL Injuries: Red Wings, Maple Leafs, Oilers, Blues, Devils, Senators and Ducks

  • Bob Duff: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Henrik Zetterberg (back surgery) should be able to start skating next week. The earliest he could return to the lineup would be late in the first round.
  • Bob Duff: Red Wings GM Ken Holland indicated that Stephen Weiss is likely done for the year after many setbacks from his sports hernia surgery.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs Jonathan Bernier will be out three weeks with an MCL strain.
  • Chris Johnston: Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul skated in track pants yesterday morning. Not expected to play tonight.
  • Edmonton Oilers: Oilers coach Dallas Eakins doesn’t expect Nail Yakupov to play again this season.
  • Lou Korac: Blues Vladimir Tarasenko skated yesterday.
  • Lou Korac: Blues Jordan Leopold will be in the lineup tonight. Barrett Jackman returns to the lineup, with Carlo Colaiacovo sitting.
  • Rich Chere: Both Devils Patrik Elias and Adam Henrique left last night’s game.
  • Ottawa Senators: Senators Ales Hemsky left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Frederik Andersen left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.

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Morning Rumors: Blues, Rangers, Blue Jackets, Capitals, Avs, Oilers, Hurricanes, Canucks and Top 5 Grinders

  • Craig Custance of ESPN: (mailbag) If the Blues are looking to bring a bigger name in, it will have to include salary going out. If the Blues are looking at Ryan Callahan, the Rangers will want someone that could step right into their lineup (ie. Chris Stewart) and not just picks and prospects. The emergence of Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Tarasenko, and with Dmitrij Jaskin on his way, has made Stewart expendable. If Stewart isn’t dealt at the deadline, he could be moved in the summer.

    Custance thinks it’s in the best interest of the Blue Jackets to trade Marian Gaborik at the deadline and that he might be able to land them a 1st round pick.

    Custance doesn’t think the Capitals will deplete their system to land Ryan Miller.

    Custance thinks there could be at least on trade at the deadline that nobody saw coming. GMs appear to be wanting to make “hockey deals” rather than rentals.

    There’s the sense that the Avalanche will keep Ryan O’Reilly as Patrick Roy really likes him.

    Oilers Sam Gagner is all but assured to be traded. There could be a bigger deal to be made if Oilers GM Criag MacTavish can find a taker. Still a long-shot that one of the Oilers other stars gets traded, but it is possible.

    If the Hurricanes are willing to retain some salary,and if he’d waive his no-trade clause, they might be able to find a taker for goalie Cam Ward. If the Hurricanes wanted to move Anton Khudobin, they could get a draft pick for him for a contender who is looking for a goaltending depth.

    Custance thinks it will be interesting to see if the Canucks will look to trade Alex Edler at the deadline. It could benefit them in both the short-term and long-term if they could get a young center for him.

  • Tim Kavanagh of ESPN: Top 5 Grinders: 1. Ryan Callahan – maybe looking for an NHL regular to place him if they decide to trade him. 2. Andrew Ladd – could bring the Jets a substantial return. The Penguins could use a big winger and have the assets. 3. Tuomo Ruutu – will teams want to take on his salary. 4. Troy Brouwer – the Capitals could use either a top four defenseman, prospects and/or picks. 5. Erik Cole
  • Dennis Bernstein: Gary Bettman on WFAN: ”we hope there are World Cups in future because we can control the timing of event.” Added a switch to the Summer Olympics is not feasible.

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Afternoon Hits: Stajan, Waivers, Grubauer, Tarasenko, Hanzal, Dupuis, Mottau, Brunner and Line Combos

  • Elliotte Friedman: Matt Stajan is expected to sign a contract extension with the Flames soon.
  • Renaud Lavoie: On waivers: Cam Janssen (NJ) and Steve Oleksy (WSH).
  • Chuck Gormley: The Capitals send goalie Philipp Grubauer to the AHL.
  • John Kelly: Blues Vladimir Tarasenko is questionable tonight with the flu.
  • George Richards: Panthers defenseman Mike Mottau is on the IR, which allows for Jesse Winchester to return to the lineup. Mottau has been out since December 3rd.
  • NHL Devils PR: Devils Damien Brunner and Peter Harrold are practicing today. Rich Chere: Brunner said his knee injury was his MCL.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils lines: Boucher-Zubrus-Jagr; Zubrus-Elias-Brunner; Clowe-Henrique-Ryder; Carter-Gionta-Bernier; Extras: Loktionov, Josefson.
  • Ansar Khan: Nyquist-Zetterbeg-Abdelkader, Jurco-Sheahan-Bertuzzi, Cleary-Glendening-Eaves. Samuelsson also skating. Pavel Datsyuk, Daniel Alfredsson and Joakim Andersson not practicing. Johan Franzen is skating but is not ready to return to the lineup.
  • John Vogl: Sabres lines: Moulson-Ennis-Stafford, Ott-Hodgson-Omark, Foligno-Flynn-Girgensons, Scott-Leino-Ellis. Buffalo Sabres: Defenseman at practice:  Ehrhoff, McBain, McNabb, Myers, Pysyk, Sulzer, Tallinder, Weber.
  • Roger Millions: Sharks lines: Pavelski thornton Burns-Nieto Marleau Wingels-Kearns Desjardins Kennedy- Sheppard McCarthy Hayes/Brown.
  • Mike Heika: Stars lines: Roussel-Seguin-Peverley, Benn-Eakin-Chiasson, Cole-Fiddler-Garbutt, Jeffrey-Horcoff-Whitney.
  • George Richards: Looking like it will be Scott Clemmensen against Marc-Andre Fleury.

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Afternoon Hits: Red Wings, Polak and Tarasenko and some lines from today

  • Ansar Khan of MLive: The Red Wings are currently $2.4 million over the salary cap. They have 26 players under contract, 17 forwards, three more than they plan on carrying. Darren Helm will start the year on injured reserve. They will still have to have to lessen their roster by two. Gustav Nyquist and/or Danny DeKeyser could be sent to the AHL. They could trade or waive Jordin Tootoo, Patrick Eaves, Cory Emmerton or Mikael Samuelsson. They could trade Tomas Tatarif they feel he doesn’t fit into their long-term plans. GM Ken Holland gave support behind Nyquist and Tatar,

    “Both played well for us last year. We like them both,” Holland said. “Tats was the AHL (playoff) MVP with 16 goals; that’s a lot of goals in a league where it’s hard to score. Certainly, the expectations are they’re going to be on the team.”

    But, Holland also said of Nyquist, “There’s a chance he could go to the American League. He’s a good player. We want to win. We’re going to try to ice our best team against Buffalo (in the season opener Oct. 2).”

  • Jeremy Rutherford: Blues strength coach stopped Roman Polak and Vladimir Tarasenko at 305 pounds as he doesn’t think hockey players need to bench more.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes Group B lines: J. Staal with Ruutu, Dalpe. Lindholm with Skinner, Dvorak. Double-shifting on Tolchinsky’s line.
  • Tom Gulitti: Devils lines, defensive pairings and goalie for today’s scrimmage:RED TEAM - Forwards: Michael Ryder-Adam Henrique-Ryan Clowe; Reid Boucher-Andrei Loktionov-Joe Whitney; Ryan Carter-Ryan Kujawinski-Harry Pesonen; Ben Thomson-Darcy Zajac-Chris McKelvie. Defensemen:  Bryce Salvador-Marek Zidlicky; Brandon Burlon-Raman Hrabarenka; Seth-Helgeson-Damon Severson. Goaltenders: Martin Brodeur

    WHITE TEAM - Forwards: Mattias Tedenby-Travis Zajac-Rostislav Olesz; Stefan Matteau-Stephen Gionta-Mike Sislo; Krys Barch-Jacob Josefson-Myles Bell Ben Johnson-Graham Black-David Wohlberg. Defensemen: Anton Volchenkov-Corbin McPherson; Jon Merrill-Mark Fayne;  Eric Gelinas-Dan Kelly. Goaltenders: Cory Schneider

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Quick Hits: Raycroft trade, Campbell, Tarasenko, Jones and Gonchar

  • Elliotte Friedman: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said that the Andrew Raycroft trade to the Maple Leafs was going to be either Tuukka Rask or Jiri Tlusty. The Leafs wanted it to be Tlusty, while the Bruins wanted Rask.
  • Naoko Funayama: Bruins Gregory Campbell had successful surgery on his broken right fibula.
  • Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The Blues have told Vladimir Tarasenko that he must improve his conditioning.

    “We’ve given him a clear mandate on what we expect when he gets back here, what we’re going to see from him on a conditioning level, the grind that he’s going to have to do,” Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said recently.

  • Gare Joyce: Joyce spoke with three scouts on Monday. None had Seth Jones at No. 1. Two didn’t have him at No. 2. One had him at No. 4 behind Barkov.
  • Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Heika on the Sergei Gonchar trade/signing for the Stars:

    Had this happened last summer, I would’ve pooh-poohed the trade and said, “No way, too old.” But watching Ray Whitney last season, watching Jagr last season, these guys can do it. I don’t know how they do it, but they keep themselves in shape and I guess when you’re that level of player, even if you’re 90 percent of what you once were, you’re still pretty darn good in the NHL.

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Injury and Roster Notes: Blackhawks, Wild, Blues, Red Wings and Senators

  • Brian Hamilton of the Chicago Tribune: Blackhawks Dave Bolland and Ray Emery will miss Game 1 of their series with the Wild. Both are out with lower-body injuries.

    “We’re going to rule them out for (Tuesday),” Quenneville said. “We’ll say day-to-day. We’re hopeful they’re going to be on the ice real soon. We expect them on the ice real soon.”

    Henrik Karlsson will back up Corey Crawford. Michael Handzus will center Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp.

  • Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Wild Jason Pominville, who had been out with a head injury, practiced yesterday on a line with Kyle Brodziak and Pierre-Marc Bouchard. Coach Mike Yeo wouldn’t say for sure that he’ll be available for Game 1 against the Blackhawks.
  • Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blues T.J. Oshie feels he’s ready to go, but coach Ken Hitchoch isn’t giving him the green light just yet.

    “We’ll get an evaluation to see how ‘Osh’ feels (after practice) and how he looked and then we’ll evaluate it (Tuesday),” Hitchcock said.

    Adam Cracknell may come out of the lineup if Oshie is back. Vladimir Tarasenko  could also be the odd man out. Brian Elliott will start in net for the Blues.

  • Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen: It’s unlikely that Jason Spezza will get back into the Senators lineup, unless they go deep into the playoffs.

    “I suspect we would probably have to go a little distance (in the playoffs) for that to happen,” Murray said Monday.

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Injury notes: Dubinsky, Poti, Leino, Tallinder, Brodeur, Grabner, Kelly, Steen and Tarasenko

  • Jeff Rimer via twitter: Looks like Blue Jackets Brandon Dubinsky will return to the lineup tonight. He’s missed the last 11 games.
  • Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said that Martin Brodeur skated this morning but is still going to be out awhile with his sore back.
  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: Prognosis on Bruins Chris Kelly’s knee injury won’t be known until the swelling goes down. Early reports are that there is no significant structural damage, but  ”a) things sometime change in 24 hours b) he could still be on the shelf for undetermined period of time.”
  • Andy Strickland via twitter: Blues Alex Steen is skating with David Backes and Chris Stewart. Indications are that he’ll be in the lineup tonight.

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Escrow … Injury updates: Filppula, Helm, McDonald, Steen, Tarasenko, Lombardi and Schlemko … Lindback to start

  • Pierre LeBrun via twitter: The Red Wings could welcome some players back to the lineup in the next seven to 10 days.

    “We expect [Valtteri] Filppula back this week at some point on the Western Canada trip,” GM Ken Holland told ESPN.com Monday. “We’re expecting Darren Helm to come back after that trip, either at home to Minnesota or for the California trip. So we’ll get a few bodies back the next four or five games.”

  • Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch: Blues Andy McDonald (knee) and Alex Steen (shoulder) could return the lineup on their three game home stand. McDonald and Steen have missed the last seven games. Vladimir Tarasenko (concussion) skated on Saturday.

    “I don’t talk too much about concussions, but it’s not about skating — there’s a lot of things,” Armstrong said. “Whether he plays on this home stand, the next two weeks, three weeks, the next month … you’re only creating false hope to your fans by putting a timetable on something that there isn’t a timetable.”

  • Norm Sanders via twitter: Update on Vladimir Tarasenko’s concussion, ”He’s been doing light skating, but nothing team-oriented”
  • Sarah McLellan via twitter: Coyotes Matthew Lombardi will be re-evaluated this morning to see if he’s able to return. David Schlemko is getting closer.

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Sunday Morning Hits: CBA, Malkin, Benn, Glencross, Gunnarsson, Steen, Tarasenko, Backlund, Leighton and Hedberg

  • Eric Macramalla via twitter: The NHL and NHLPA have agreed on a final draft of the CBA. It has been sent to all NHLPA agents and members. It is subject to minor modifications.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: Evgeni Malkin suffered an upper-body injury, not a head injury. He was kept out of the last part of the 3rd period and OT for precautionary reasons.
  • Calgary Flames via twitter: Flames Curtis Glencross missed last night’s game with an upper-body injury. He’s returning to Calgary today to be re-evaluated.
  • Jonas Siegel of TSN: Maple Leafs Carl Gunnarssonexpects his hip issue to linger all season.

    “It’s good,” he told TSN.ca before Saturday’s game. “It’s tough playing back-to-backs and all that, [but] it’s actually been better than I thought. It’s going in the right direction every day here. It’s getting better actually.”

  • Calgary Flames via twitter: The Flames activate Mikael Backlund from the IR and assigned Sven Baertschi to Abbotsford of the AHL.

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Arnott Skating with Blues … Steen, McDonald and Tarasenko to be Evaluated Again … Injury to Ward … Bieksa with Groin Issue

  • Dan O’Neill of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Jason Arnott met with Blues coach Ken Hitchcock on Saturday, and skated yesterday morning. He will practice with the team as they travel on their road trip to Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Jose and Anaheim. Andy McDonald skated yesterday for the second time since straining his knee. Alex Steen was put on the IR on Saturday with an upper-body injury. Andy Strickland via twitter: The Blues will let Jason Arnott practice to see where he’s at. GM Doug Armstrong said there are no string attached.
  • Andy Strickland via twitter: Blues GM Doug Armstrong said that Alex Steen, Andy McDonald and Vladimir Tarasenko will be re-evaluated later this week. Steen could be the first to return to the lineup.
  • Luke DeCock via twitter: Hurricanes Cam Ward left last night’s game with what could be an ankle or groin injury. He didn’t look good leaving the ice. Chip Alexander via twitter: Coach Kirk Muller didn’t know the severity of Ward’s injury and added ”Hopefully he gets back soon.” He’ll be evaluated further today.

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Injury Notes: Anisimov, Landeskog, Tarasenko, Gaustad, Quincey and Nash

  • Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Blue Jackets Artem Anisimov was released from hospital today and is scheduled to fly back to Columbus today.

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Quick Hits: Allen, McCormick, Porter, Hossa, Tarasenko, Read, McBain, Pitkanen, Michalek, Carter, Franzen, Orr and Green

  • Chris Kuc via twitter: Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa passed some concussion tests. He’ll have more tests tomorrow to determine if he’ll be able to play tomorrow.
  • Tim Panaccio via twitter: There has been no update on Flyers Matt Read, but feeling around the Flyers last night was that it could be a concussion.
  • Michael Smith via twitter: Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller said that defenseman Jamie McBain will be out 1-2 weeks with an upper-body injury.
  • Don Brennan via twitter: Senators coach Paul MacLean expects Milan Michalek to return from his knee injury next week.
  • Rich Chere via twitter: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello won’t classify Ryan Carter’s head injury a concussion, said “No. He’s just day to day.”

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