- Kevin Kurz via twitter: The Sharks and Ryane Clowe have held preliminary talks on a contract extension.
“We talked a little bit before the lockout there, just touching bases and a feeling out process. Nothing too serious. At some point here I’m sure we’ll talk again, but I can’t say there’s been anything really serious.”
On getting a contract done before the end of the season:
“Sure. I think more or less whenever both sides get together and agree on working towards a deal, you’d like to get it done quickly. You don’t want it to drag out. But, it just hasn’t gotten to the point where it’s been enough serious talks to say that.
“I kind of told my agent, during the season, whatever happens happens, but I’m just trying to focus on hockey. If we talk, we talk, if we don’t, I’m fine with that too. After last year, I just want to focus on having a good year.”
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Stars Kari Lehtonen has a “tweak.” Mark Stepneski of Stars Inside Edge: The Stars put Cristopher Nilstorp on the IR and recalled Richard Bachman
- Sarah McLellan via twitter: Coyotes Rostislav Klesla is getting closer to returning.
- George Richards via twitter: Panthers defenseman Mike Caruso will have a cast on his wrist for 5-6 weeks.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets Cam Atkinson had a set-back with his lower-body injury. Expected to miss at least a week.
- Harvey Fialkov via twitter: Sources say that Panthers Sean Bergenheim has filed a 2-part medical grievance with the Panthers. A decision could be a month away. He hasn’t been with the team since their physicals. Grievance for his pre and post-lockout condition.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Michal Neuvirth will start in net for the Capitals today against the Sabres.
- Michael Russo via twitter: Tomorrow it will be Wild’s Niklas Backstrom against Brian Elliott and the Blues.