Posts Tagged Zach Boychuk

Injury Notes: Wild, Hurricanes, Luongo, Cammalleri, Bertuzzi, Rome and Nabokov

  • Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune: As the pain from his ankle surgery is lessening, Wild’s Mikko Koivu is hoping to return to action before the Olympic break. Goalie Josh Harding skated on Saturday with the goalie coach Bob Mason. There is no timetable on when Zach Parise will return to practice. He’s missed the past eight games. There is hope that he can begin skating next week.
  • Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: Hurricanes Eric Staal was back practicing on Sunday. Jiri Tlusty should return tonight. Riley Nash appears to be ready to return. Zach Boychuk and Brett Sutter have been sent to the AHL.
  • Vancouver Canucks: Roberto Luongo on his injury progress: “I’m going on the road trip, but I don’t know when I’ll be playing yet.”
  • Randy Sportak: Flames Mike Cammalleri may have suffered an upper-body injury in last night’s game.
  • Helene St. James: Red Wings Todd Bertuzzi suffered a lower-body injury last night.
  • Mark Stepneski: Stars defenseman Aaron Rome missed last night’s game with an injury.
  • Arthur Staple: Islanders Evgeni Nabokov skated yesterday morning, the first time since suffering his injury.

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Morning Hits: Weise, Kassian, Clarkson, Waivers, Cliche and the Blackhawks 2nd line center options

  • Bob McKenzie: There will be disciplinary hearing today for Canucks Dale Weise and Zack Kassian. Weise’s hearing is over the phone, the NHL requires an in person hearing for Kassian.
  • David Alter: Maple Leafs David Clarkson would lose $507,692.31 for his automatic 10-game suspension for leaving the bench to get into a fight. James Mirtle: If/when Clarkson is suspended, it will cost the Maple Leafs about another $75,000 against the salary cap to bring in another player. Also, Clarkson’s cap number goes against the cap when suspended: “The salary of a player suspended for an on-ice incident continues to count against a team’s cap.” Chris Johnston: With a 10-game suspension, Clarkson’s first game would be October 25th against the Blue Jackets.
  • Renaud Lavoie: Put on waivers yesterday: Nicolas Blanchard (Car), Zach Boychuk (Car), Michael Jordan (Car), Aaron Palushaj (Car), Justin Peters (Car), Jared Staal (Car) and Rob Davidson (SJ).
  • Kevin Allen: The Avalanche claimed Marc-Andre Cliche off waivers from the Kings.
  • Chicago Blackhawks: Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said that Brandon Saad is still an option as their 2nd line center after playing a game on the left side. Brandon Pirri will play in the second slot today. Mark Lazerus: Quenneville had mentioned Michal Handzus‘ name when asked if there was a new plan for the 2nd line slot. Pirri not in the mix just yet.

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Free Agent Signings and Sheldon Souray’s Injury

  • Lisa Dillman: The Ducks have signed defenseman Mark Fistric to a one-year deal worth $900,000.
  • Joe Yerdon: The Capitals have signed Brandon Segal to a one-year, two-way deal.
  • Michael Smith: The Hurricanes have signed Zach Boychuk to a one-year, two-way, $550,000 deal. He’ll get $105,000 in the AHL.
  • David Pagnotta: The Blues have signed Christian Hanson to a two-way contract.
  • Dobber Hockey: Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Lablond signed with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
  • Anaheim Ducks: Ducks defenseman Sheldon Souray tore a ligament in his right wrist on July 17th. He had surgery on July 25th and will be out four-six months from the surgery date. James Mirtle: It was Souray’s first surgery on his right wrist. He’s had five surgeries on his left wrist. Eric Stephens: Souray and his $3,666,667 salary cap hit will go on the LTIR. He was hurt throwing a 40 pound medicine ball during a workout. He immediately heard and felt a pop in his wrist.

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Quick Hits: Waivers, Canes, Canucks. Vanek, Pens, Sharp, Dubinsky, Clowe, Oshie, Hossa, Sens and Starters

  • Tracey Myers via twitter: Blackhawks Patrick Sharp skated before practice but is still a week or two away from returning.

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Quick Hits: Video review, Waivers, U.S. GM, Scouting the Kings and Stars and Sustr signs

  • John Shannon via twitter: If the NHL expands video review, look to them to include 4:00 high-sticking penalties when it was a teammates stick that caused the infraction. The NHL is considering using the high-stick video review for this year’s playoffs. They would need the go ahead from the league, teams and players.
  • Darren Dreger via twitter: The Hurricanes claim Zach Boychuk off waivers from the Predators yesterday. Maple Leafs Mike Komisarek cleared waivers.  James Mirtle via twitter: The Leafs recalled Ryan Hamilton. Expect the Leafs to carry two extra forwards for the rest of the season.
  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: Predators GM David Poile would be the most likely candidate to be the U.S. GM for the 2014 Winter Olympics if the NHL goes.
  • Mike Heika via twitter: Scouting the Kings-Stars last night: Canucks, Rangers, Bruins, Ducks, Predators, Coyotes, Jets and Wild.

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Quick Hits: Boychuk, Komisarek, Commodore, Sustr, Hammond, Iginla, Kiprusoff and Leafs

  • Darren Dreger via twitter: The Predators have put forward Zach Boychuk on waivers. The Maple Leafs have put defenseman Mike Komisarek on waivers. Komisarek has waived his no-movement clause and will report to the AHL Marlies if nobody claims him. Bob McKenzie via twitter: If Komisarek plays well in the AHL, Toronto could recall him or another team may be intrigued enough to trade for him.
  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: College free agent Andrej Sustr (6′ 8″) will go over a list of 20-25 teams that are interested in him, and will likely sign by the weekend.
  • Hockey Central @ Noon: The Kings really want Jarome Iginla. Miikka Kiprusoffmakes sense for Maple Leafs. It could cost the Leafs one of their goalies, a first round pick and possibly a prospect.

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Quick Hits: Draft Lottery, Kostopoulos, Boychuk, Hamrlik, Visnovsky and Bennett

  • Dan Rosen via twitter: The NHL draft lottery will held on April 29th and the NHL draft will be held on June 30th in New Jersey.
  • Darren Dreger via twitter: The Predators have claimed Zach Boychuk off waivers from the Penguins. The Capitals put Roman Hamrlik on waivers.
  • Stephen Whyno via twitter: Hamrlik is in the last year of his contract. He has a $3.5 million salary cap hit. Bob McKenzie via twitter: Hamrlik lost his job with the Capitals as there are four left handed defenseman ahead of him on the depth chart: Alzner, Erskine, Poti and Schultz. Coach Adam Oates insists that lefties play the left side.
  • Arthur Staple via twitter: Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky has headed back to Slovakia to attend a family tragedy. He’s expected to be back by the weekend.

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Roster notes, lines and goalies: waivers, Malkin, Frattin, Devils, Pens, Habs, Caps, Leafs and Coyotes

  • Jonas Siegel via twitter: Leafs winger Matt Frattin took part in morning rushes on a line with Nazem Kadri and Clarke MacArthurDavid Alter via twitter: GM Dave Nonis said that Frattin will be a game-time decision but hinted that “he may need more time.”
  • Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Matteau-Loktionov-Kovalchuk; Elias-Zajac-Clarkson; Ponikarovsky-Henrique-Bernier; Barch-Gionta-Carter. Butler extra. Defensive pairings: Salvador-Fayne; Greene-Larsson; Tallinder-Zidlicky; Volchenkov-Harrold.
  • Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals lines: Hendricks-Ribeiro-Ovechkin; Fehr-Backstrom-Brouwer; Chimera-Beagle-Ward; Volpatti/Wolski-Perreault-Crabb.

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Boychuk and McLaren claimed off waivers … Dvorak to Davos … Jovo out weekend … Brown has shoulder strain … Henrique back

  • Arthur Staple via twitter: Eric Bouton will be in for the suspended Colin McDonald. Casey Cizikas starts on right wing with Ullstrom and Aucoin.
  • Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals Brooks Laich (groin) skated with the team for the first time this year. Laich: “As far as a timeline I can’t really tell you. I don’t have an exact date. But getting closer and closer every day.”

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Waivers, Injuries, Lines and Starting goalies all in one

  • Darren Dreger via twitter: Yann Danis clears waivers. The Hurricanes put Zach Boychuk on waivers. The Sharks put Frazer McLaren on waivers. The Devils put Cam Janssen on waivers.
  • Wayne Scanlan via twitter: P.K. Subban is skating with teammates at an optional practice, but not expected to play against the Senators. Ian Mendes via twitter: Subban said there was no timetable for his return to the lineup. Would like to get in some practices with the team first.
  • Jonas Siegel via twitter: Clarke MacArthur is getting closer. Mike Komisarek is available. Mike Brown has a shoulder injury. Colton Orr. Chris Johnston via twitter: Komisarek smashed his stick on the boards in frustration yesterday and got a piece stuck in his eye.
  • Kevin McGran via twitter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel; McC-Grab-Kule; Frattin-Kadri-Komarov; MacArthur-Steckel (No Orr, Brown). All D present.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis Jeffrey-Malkin-Neal Cooke-Sutter-Glass Adams-Vitale-Kennedy (Tangradi) 7 D rotating.
  • Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers lines: Nash-Richards-Gaborik Hagelin-Stepan-Pyatt Rupp-Boyle-Ferriero Bickel-Halpern-Asham.

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