Parise hoping to skate soon … Rynnas breaks finger, may change Leafs goalie plans … Cammalleri hopes to be back for Classic … Richards out

  • Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Zach Parise has his next scheduled medical examination on March 2nd, and is hoping to get the go ahead to begin skating, though it would be a while away before he is able to practice with teammates. They tried to get the date moved up but were unsuccessful.
  • Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun: Burke said the Flyers were the only team to “meet our price” for Versteeg. Burke still hasn’t given up on this season and has the 3rd round pick in play already. “There were multiple offers, multiple inquiries. We shopped this deal hard. In the end, we didn’t think this package would be there on Feb. 28 (at the NHL trade deadline).” Christian Hanson was called up from the Marlies. Marlies goalie Jussi Rynnas broke his finger, Jonas Gustavsson is still out with his heart issue, so trading JS Giguere may have changed.
  • Jerry Sullivan of the Buffalo News: The Buffalo Sabres need a backup goalie they can trust as Ryan Miller has started 31 games in a row, and the Sabres play 16 games in 29 days. They don’t have faith in Lalime, so they could go with Jhonas Enroth and find out if he’s capable, and if he’s not they need to trade for one at the deadline. Mike Harrington via twitter: Ruff said this morning on the radio that Enroth will start tonight and Miller will go tomorrow.
  • Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Marek Zidlicky took part in his first practice yesterday “where he was engaged in battle drills.” “I feel better, but it’s not ready,” Zidlicky said. “I don’t want to say a couple more days, but we will see. I’d like to play tomorrow, but it’s day-to-day.”
  • Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette: Mike Cammalleri took another step close to returning to the Canadiens lineup in time for the Heritage Classic on Saturday. He practiced with teammate for the first time yesterday since suffering a shoulder separation on Jan. 18th. He’s not playing tonight, doubtful for Thursday, but hoping for Saturday.
  • Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Brad Richards will be out of the Stars lineup tonight, and might miss tomorrows game in Calgary and possibly Saturday against the Canucks. Richards was “shook up” by a hit on Sunday on the last shift of the game. Nicklas Grossman is doubtful for the next 2 games. Matt Niskanen should be able to go in place of Grossman.

One Comment

  1. Jeff

    February 15, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Dallas is 3-6-1 in their last 10.
    They are 3 points from being out of the playoffs.
    They are +1 point differential on the season (17th in the league).

    They are taking a big chance by not trading Richards without a contract extension already in place.