Afternoon notes involving Nabokov, Blue Jackets, Kovalchuk, Green, Zetterberg, Connolly, Komisarek, Hagman and Starting goalies
- Updated: November 11, 2011
- Chris Botta via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov is dying to leave the Islanders. The Islanders are dying to get down to 2 goalies. His family is still in California.
- Katie Strang via twitter: As of 9 am this morning, Evgeni Nabokov hasn’t been asked to waive his no-trade clause.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: It’s looking like no further trades are imminent for the Blue Jackets. They are in talks that could lead to further moves. “The fact that GM Scott Howson is in driver’s seat making deals can be seen as an indication that management is still firmly behind him.”
- Rich Chere via twitter: Devils winger Ilya Kovalchuk won’t play in either game this weekend. Martin Brodeur will start in net tonight, Johan Hedberg will go against Washington. Forward lines: Sykora-Elias-Zubrus; Parise-Henrique-Palmieri; Tedenby-Carter-Clarkson; Zharkov-Mills-Janssen.
- Brian McNally via twitter: Capitals defenseman Mike Green will be a game-time decision. Katie Carrera via twitter: Sources are saying that Green will play tonight.
- Bill Roose via twitter: Mike Babcock said that Henrik Zetterberg will be a game-time decision.
- Dave Molinari via twitter: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said that Tyler Kennedy won’t be in the lineup tonight, and that Eric Tangradi is in.
- Vicki Hall via twitter: Niklas Hagman has cleared waivers and assigned to the AHL.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Maple Leafs center Tim Connolly is at least a week away from returning.
- Lance Hornby via twitter: Leafs defenseman Mike Komisarek is getting x-rays done today on his hand after taking a slash from Jason Arnott. Cody Franson would get back into the lineup if Komisarek is out.
- Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News: Jhonas Enroth will start in net for the Sabres tonight against the Senators. Ryan Miller will be in net tomorrow against the Bruins.
- Seth Rorabaugh via twitter: Marc-Andre Fleury will be in net tonight. Tomorrow’s start has not been named.