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Morning Rumors and Notes: Flames, Blues, Blackhawks, Oilers, Penguins, Capitals, Redden and Torts

  • Eric Francis: Flames GM Brian Burke said that their first round pick is ”not in play” and ”we’re not doing anything short term.”
  • The Fourth Period: Flames pending UFAs include: Michael Cammalleri, Lee Stempniak, Matt Stajan and Kris Russell. Teams looking for top-six wingers that could look at Cammalleri and Stempniak are: Kings, Coyotes, Red Wings, Rangers, Canadiens and Penguins. Both Cammalleri and Stempniak have limited no-trade clauses. Curtis Glencross has been targeted by several team. Glencross has a no-trade clause and has one year left on his deal. It’s not known if the Flames would be willing to trade him, and if he would accept a deal. Cost to acquire Glencross would be higher than Cammalleri or Stempniak.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Blues are in need of a true No. 1 starting goalie. They won’t give up Dmitrij Jaskin, but Matheson can see them trading Magnus Paajarvi, their first round pick and Jaroslav Halak.

    The Blackhawks are still looking for a No. 2 center to play with Patrick Kane. They’ll look to get a center at the trade deadline.

    When the Ducks put Ilya Bryzgalovon waivers seven years ago, the Oilers wanted to pick him up but they already had 50 players under contract. They couldn’t find anyone to take a contract, and the Coyotes ended up claiming him.

    Penguins Simon Despres is so far in the doghouse, he likely could be had for a rental winger.

  • Chuck Gormley: Gormley isn’t usually a fan of “reactionary trades,” but now might be a good time for the Capitals to do one.
  • Wade Redden: “My decision about retiring from hockey wasn’t easy me and my wife talked about it and thought it was the best thing to do for our family. I want to thank the Ottawa Senators, New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins for making my NHL career the best. I’ll always cherish the good memories for the rest of my life. I’ve played with a lot of good players and made a lot of good friends.”
  • Darren Dreger: Canucks coach John Tortorella will have an in-person hearing in New York. Both a suspension and fine are possible.

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Quick Hits: Sabres, Redden, Couture, Tennyson and Erat

  • Pierre LeBrun: Before hiring Tim Murray as their new GM, the Sabres interviewed 10 people in total. Bruce Garrioch: Talk is that Murray’s deal is for five years.
  • John Vogl: Sabres GM Tim Murray: ”Good drafting allows you trade well, and then you use free agency to put you over the top. That’s my philosophy.”
  • David Pollak: The Sharks have put Logan Couture on the IR and recalled defenseman Matt Tennyson from the AHL.
  • Katie Carrera: Capitals Martin Erat was a healthy scratch last night.

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Free Agent Hits: Raymond, Franson, Morrow, Gagne, Redden, Knuble and Beleskey

  • Michael Augello: SportsNet Doug MacLean said that the Maple Leafs already have a deal in place with Mason Raymond for $925,000 if he makes the team. Darren Dreger: Mason’s agent, J.P. Barry said that there are talks with the Leafs, but no agreement is in place. Raymond is the Leafs ‘property’ under the PTO until the end of September. After that, he can sign with anyone, possibly at well over $1 million. Raymond is a good fit with the Leafs, and they want him, but their cap situation complicates things.
  • James Mirtle: Randy Carlyle on Cody Franson:  “He doesn’t even become part of your thought process. It’s a cruel thing to say but you move on without people.”
  • Chris Johnston: Franson on contract stalemate: ”I honestly didn’t think it would come to this.”
  • Josh Rimer: UFA Brenden Morrow:  “I haven’t signed anything yet, considering an offer & some action is happening now. Shouldn’t be too long though.”
  • Pierre LeBrun: Players still unsigned: Brenden Morrow, Simon Gagne, Ilya Bryzgalov, Jose Theodore, Mike Knuble, Carlo Colaiacovo, Wade Redden, and PTO’s Tim Thomas, Hal Gill, Mason Raymond, Brad Boyes, Ian White (released yesterday).Brenden Morrow may be getting close on a deal. He visited a team on Thursday.

    “Things are starting to happen now,” he said on the line from Dallas. “I’ve got some things starting to evolve a little bit.”

    “I’m thinking about another team visit as well,” Morrow said while not divulging names. “I’ve actually got a few offers that I’m mulling over at the moment. It’s a tough marketplace, they’re not the biggest offers or what I had been hoping for, but at this point I just want to get playing again. So I’m mulling over these offers.”

    Simon Gagne is still hoping for a shot and is working out in Quebec City.

    “This is new for sure, I’ve never gone through this before,” Gagne said from Quebec City. “It feels almost like a lockout in a way. I’m lucky that I’m able to work out every day with the Quebec Remparts, that’s been good.”

    Wade Redden didn’t feel that a PTO was for him.

    “I felt good there for sure. Boston was great,” Redden said on the line from Kelowna, British Columbia, where he’s working out and living with his wife and kids.

    “My plan is still to play,” said Redden. “I’m just waiting. Hopefully something will happen where a team has a need and I know I’ll be ready to go. It’s hard to predict, really, what’s going to happen.”

    “I didn’t think it was my best option. I just thought I’d stay here and skate every day, be ready for when a team calls,” said Redden. “I think teams know how I can play.”

    Mike Knuble may be ready to move on.

    “At the beginning of the summer I was probably 50-50 in terms of playing, but I’ve seen what’s gone on and I’m pretty much in the process of moving on,” Knuble said. “There’s some pretty good players without jobs. I had a lot of fun last year with the Flyers and that might be the last kick at the can. That’s not 100 percent, I’m not announcing my retirement yet, but it’s how it looks right now. It would really have to be the right situation. I’m not sitting beside the phone, let’s put it that way.”

  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Matt Beleskey signed a two-year, $2.7 contract extension.

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Afternoon Hits: Panthers, Cheveldayoff, Redden, Hedberg, Rangers, Blacker and Biggs

  • John Shannon: NY Post reporting that the Panthers are on the verge of being sold. Barry Jackson: Sources saying NY businessman Vincent Viola is working on a deal to buy the Panthers. Not done yet.
  • Stephen Whyno: Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff signed a contract extension.
  • Darren Dreger: Defenseman Wade Redden is waiting for a deal, skating with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL.
  • Chris Kuc: Red Wings Teemu Pulkkinen will have a hearing tomorrow for his hit on Blackhawks Mike KostkaIn person hearing so it could be more than five games.
  • Andrew Gross: Rangers assigned four to the AHL: Brendon Nash, Josh Nicholls, Shawn O’Donnell and Michael St. Croix.
  • Mike Brophy: The Maple Leafs assign Jesse Blacker and Tyler Biggs to the AHL.

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Injury Notes: Seidenberg, Redden, Ference, Lundqvist, Spezza and Beauchemin

  • Joe McDonald of ESPN: Injured Bruins defensemen Dennis Seidenberg and Wade Redden practiced yesterday and travel with the team to New York.

    “Whether it’s next game or not, we’ll see how he feels [today],” Julien said of Seidenberg.

    “Not too bad,” Redden said. “It’s day-to-day still. I’ve got to talk with [the medical staff] and see where we’re at, but it’s progressing good.”

    Their other injured defenseman, Andrew Ference, doesn’t look as lucky. He was seen last week wearing a walking boot.

  • Mike Mazzeo of ESPN: Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist injured his shoulder in the 3rd period in Game 2 on Sunday.

    “Yeah, it’s under control,” Lundqvist said after practice Monday. “I landed on the ice awkwardly and hurt it a little bit. It’s under control.

    “Everybody’s sore. It’s the playoffs. You can’t just sit out because it’s hurting a little bit. It happens and you just have to make sure you do the right things to make it good.”

  • Erin Nicks of Senators Jason Spezza played his first game since Jan. 27th on Sunday and seems to be feeling no ill effects.

    “I feel good,” Spezza said Monday. “To play a double-overtime game and coming out no worse for wear is definitely positive for me and encouraging that I made the right decision [to play]. I took a pretty good pounding and played more than we had initially planned, but it’s all positive and I hope to get even better as we go on.”

  • Helene Elliott: The Ducks said that defenseman Francois Beauchemin had surgery to repair his ACL. Surgery went well and he hopes to be ready for next season.


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Injury Notes: Spezza, Seidenberg, Ference and Redden

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: There is a strong possibility that Jason Spezza will return to the Senators lineup for Game 3 on Sunday. A decision will be made tomorrow morning after their skate. Spezza hasn’t received clearance from doctors yet.

    “He continues to skate on a daily basis and makes progress,” said MacLean Friday. “We’ll go through practice (Saturday) and the pre-game skate and we’ll see where it is. If he’s available to us, it’s Jason Spezza, we’re going to have him in the lineup.”

  • Wayne Scanlan: MacLean on Spezza: “If he’s available he’ll be in the lineup. He’s Jason Spezza.”
  • Fluto Shinzawa: Bruins defensemen Dennis Seidenberg, Andrew Ference and Wade Redden haven’t been ruled out of Game 2.

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Injury Notes: Gryba, Spezza, Erat, Seidenberg, Ference and Redden

  • Ian Mendes: Senators coach Paul MacLean gave no update on the status of defenseman Eric Gryba, but didn’t rule him out for Game 2 just yet.
  • Bruce Garrioch: Senators Jason Spezzastayed in Ottawa to skate with the other black aces and won’t be returning for Game 2. He’s skated everyday for the last two weeks.

    “Everybody on our team is hopeful and everybody in Ottawa is hopeful,” said centre Kyle Turris. “He’s a player you can’t replace. He’s somebody that adds so much to a team and he’s one of the best players in the league.

    “To have him possibly in the lineup, yeah it’s a huge help, but we understand if he’s not we can carry on and continue to play.”

  • Katie Carrera: Capitals Martin Erat dislocated his elbow when he collided with Alex Ovechkin and Derek Stepan in round one. He would have been ready for round two.
  • Joe Haggerty: Bruins defensemen Dennis Seidenberg, Andre Ference and Wade Redden missed practice yesterday. James Murphy of ESPN: GM Peter Chiarelli indicated that they could be without all three tonight. Torey Krughas been recalled.

    “Maybe we have a different look than we’re used to, as far as puck transporting,” Chiarelli said. “Maybe that’s a good thing, but that’s what we’re going to be. We’re calling up Torey Krug today to come along for the ride, so you may see him at a point. Those three D, if they’re in the lineup, give us a little different complexion back there.”

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NHL Rumors VIII: Hannon, MacArthur, Redden, Babchuk, Red Wings, Santorelli and Hall

  • Pierre LeBrun: The Sharks are close to acquiring defenseman Scott Hannon, likely for a mid-round pick.
  • Mark Masters: Clarke MacArthur on contract talks with Leafs: ”Not that I’m aware of.” Hockey Central: MacArthur as been medically cleared.
  • Bruce Garrioch: Blues offering up Wade Redden. Flames offering up Anton Babchuk.
  • Kevin Allen: Despite rumors, the Red Wings are not looking for a defenseman today.
  • Pierre LeBrun: The Jets claim Mike Santorelli off waivers. Darren Dreger: Santorelli offsets the loss of Nik Antropov for the next two weeks with a lower-body injury.

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NHL Rumors I: Kiprusoff, Sharks, Blues and Coyotes

  • Nick Kypreos: Sources are saying that Flames Miikka Kiprusoff has told team management that if his rights are traded, he won’t report due to family reason.
  • Greg Brady: Mike Keenan says there was a mutual understanding between the Flames and Kiprusoff that he wasn’t going to play out the 2013-14 season at $1.5 million.
  • Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News: Sharks GM Doug Wilson after trading Douglas Murray,

    “Can this lead to other deals?” Wilson asked, repeating a question. “Sure it can.”

    He said it’s “very doubtful,” that they are looking for a short-term, rental fix. They also plan on keeping all their draft picks. So that leaves three possibilities. 1. Gain immediate help by trading one of their roster assets. 2. Continue to obtain more draft picks. 3. Trade an expiring contract (ie. Ryane Clowe) for a young player.

  • Craig Custance of ESPN: Teams that are willing to sell now have an advantage. The numbers of teams may double next week. The addition of Brad Stuart in the offseason, made Douglas Murray expendable for the Sharks. If you’re going to trade for draft picks, this is the year to do it. The Sharks performance in the next week will dictate how the Sharks refresh/reset will go. Ryane Clowe could be the next to go. If things don’t go well over the next week, Dan Boyle could also be on his way out. After next season, the contracts of Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Joe Pavelskiand Boyle will come off the books. They currently have just $27 million on the books for 2014-15. Thornton and Marleau have no-movement clauses.

    “This is coming to crunch time,” Wilson said, saying the bigger refresh comes now or in the summer. “The phone has been busy, and we’ll take all calls.”

  • Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Some wonder if the recent play of Kris Russell and Wade Redden will reduce the urgency of GM Doug Armstrong’s search for a partner for Alex Pietrangelo.
  • Craig Morgen of Fox Sports Arizona: Coyotes GM Don Maloney if they be buyers or sellers,

    “We’re right at the cliff as far as I’m concerned,” Maloney said. “If we slide much further, all bets are off. We’re going to go out and find assets. This is reality.”

    He has been in “constant” talks with other teams about trades. If they lose to either or both of the Wild and Predators this week, names that may not be on the roster after the deadline could be Boyd Gordon, Raffi Torres, Derek Morris and others.

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NHL Rumors: Iginla, Kessel, Kulemin, Burmistrov, Johnson, Kennedy, Ribeiro, Oilers, Blackhawks, Red Wings, Flyers and Wild

  • Todd Cordell via twitter: TSN’s Bob McKenzie said last night that it’s more likely that Jarome Iginla gets traded at the deadline than at any time in the past. Darren Dreger said Maple Leafs Phil Kessel and Nikolai Kulemin could be available if the right deal comes along. Dreger added that Alex Burmistrov could be trade bait for the Jets.
  • Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen on trade rumors involving defenseman Jack Johnson and the Penguins: ”It’s silly. I don’t usually repond to this kind of stuff, but this is just silly. I went to watch a game. (Pens GM) Ray Shero is a friend of mine.”
  • Will DePaoli via twitter: Penguins forward Tyler Kennedy is in the last year of his two year, $4 million contract, and the next couple of weeks will be crucial regarding his future. There have been internal discussions about his current and future role with the team.
  • The Fourth Period: As the trade deadline approaches, Capitals center Mike Ribeiro could become a target of several teams. The 33-year old will be a UFA at the end of the season. With Panthers Stephen Weiss out for the season, Ribeiro may get more interest. Teams that are interested in adding a top two center include: Ducks, Blackhawks, Maple Leafs, Senators, Red Wings and Canucks.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: (mailbag) If the Oilers are out of the playoff race by the trade deadline, they’ll look to move out people. Ryan Whitney is the most likely to be traded. The Blues could be looking at him with the feeling that he’d be better right now than Ian Cole and Wade Redden. Nikolai Khabibulin could be the next guy after Whitney to be moved, if his groin can hold up. It appears as of now that they want to re-sign Ladislav Smid and Ryan Jones, both who would be UFAs at the end of the season. Teams are interested in Smid. Sam Gagner and Ales Hemsky could be in play, but more likely in the summer if they decide they’d like to get bigger.
  • Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman:

    “I always find that I’m usually the guy that’s more interested in making moves earlier and most of my counterparts are more interested in waiting it out, so it’s not that unusual for me,” Bowman said with a chuckle Tuesday on the line from Chicago.

    A lot of teams in still waiting to see if they are buyers or sellers.

    “The standings dictate how much movement there is, separation or lack thereof,” Red Wings GM Ken Holland told on Tuesday. “You look at the West, from third to 11th this morning, there’s just three points separating those teams.”

    “Ultimately, the next two to three weeks will determine certainly my thinking for the Detroit Red Wings,” Holland said.

    Teams are still trying to figure out what they have with their own team.

    “It’s hard to evaluate, you get the injuries everyone is dealing with, it’s though,” Flyers GM Paul Holmgren told on Tuesday. “For sure you don’t want to do anything that hurts anything long term.”

    Chicago Blackhawks: They don’t have many holes, but could look to add some depth up the middle.

    “We’ve identified players that we think would help us,” Bowman told “I’ve called to let those teams know: ‘This is a player we’re interested in, you may not be interested in moving him now or ever, but …’ they take note of it. Nobody I’ve talked to yet has wanted to talk further about it, they filed it away. So it’s a waiting game.”

    “I’m probably more looking up front, depth maybe at center,” Bowman said. “Not high-end but more a role-playing type center.”

    “We’ve got young guys knocking at the door,” he said. “But I guess most of our depth is young guys, so if we add a forward, it’ll be a more experienced guy.”

    Red Wings:  The Red Wings have been hit with a lot of injuries this season.

    “If we can get all our guys back, that’s almost like a deadline addition or two,” Holland said.

    LeBrun doesn’t think the Wings are interested in adding a depth defenseman, but if Holland adds one, it could be a top-four guy, which aren’t easy to come by.

    Flyers: Never shy on making a big move, but not wanting to trade their top young talent.

    “We’re probably like a lot of teams, looking around for something that makes sense for now and the long term,” Holmgren said. “But we think we have a good group of young players that we prefer not to mess with.”

    If the Flyers make a move, they could look at adding someone who would be able to play with them into next season. They could use a puck-moving, top-four defenseman.

    Wild: The Wild could use a veteran defenseman, but GM Chuck Fletcher does not want to give up any of his high-end futures.

    “We’re not looking to trade our top prospects at this time,” the Wild GM said. “If there’s something we can do to help our team over the next month, we’ll look at it but we’re not looking to make wholesale changes, that’s for sure.”

    Fletcher has little interest in trading Matt Cullen.

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Trade Rumors: Avalanche, Penguins, Blue Jackets, Flames and Blues

  • Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: If the Avalanche want to trade Ryan O’Reilly at some point, they are going to have to give him the minutes to put up the points. That would mean that either Matt Duchene or Paul Stastny would become their third line center. The other option would be to move Duchene to the left wing again, but he doesn’t like it, and not is it in the best interest of the team. Feb. 28th, 2014 is the earliest the Avs can trade O’Reilly. So it appears that Avs need to either trade one of their three centers or find better third line wingers to play with O’Reilly (played with John Mitchell and Milan Hejduk  in his first game). Dater thinks that the Avs should consider trading Paul Stastny. Stastny has five goals and seven assists in 20 games so far. His point totals have decreased over the last three years from 79 to 57 to 53. He has one year left on his deal at $6.6 million.
  • Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Penguins defenseman Simon Despres is available again. Three members of of the Blue Jackets organization were at the Penguins-Lightning game, GM Jarmo Kekalainen, assistant GM Chris MacFarland and senior advisor Craig Patrick. The Penguins are looking to add a defenseman that could play with Kris Letang, or for insurance if Letang is traded before his contract expires at the end of next season. GM Ray Shero said he hopes to sign Letang and Evgeni Malkin to contract extensions. Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson could fit along side Letang. Johnson has a cap of $4.35 million through 2017-18. The Penguins may also be intrigued with idea of adding winger Jarome Iginla.
  • Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: ESPN’s Craig Custance on the Blue’s biggest issue:

    “That’s a nice addition if he’s healthy, but their biggest need continues to be on defense, especially the left side. GM Doug Armstrong has made it clear he’s willing to be aggressive to improve this team because they have championship expectations in St. Louis. The challenge is finding a trading partner willing to move a quality defenseman, a commodity many teams are looking for.”

    Ian Cole wasn’t able to fill in for the departed Carlo Colaiacovo. Wade Redden hasn’t worked out as hoped.

  • Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: The Avalanche may be looking to trade a defenseman so they’d be able to keep Tyson Barrie up when Erik Johnson and Ryan Wilson return. Barrie and Stefan Elliott are the only two that don’t have to clear waivers.

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Injury and Roster Notes: Senators, Blues, Panthers, Flames and Hurricanes

  • Don Brennan via twitter: Senators goalie Craig Anderson practiced this morning. Coach Paul MacLean said “as of now” he doesn’t see Anderson playing this weekend.
  • John Vogl via twitter: Panthers coach Kevin Deneen said that defenseman Filip Kuba is expected to return against the Sabres. Forward Scottie Upshall is questionable.

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