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Posts Tagged Andrei Markov
The Russian factor: Visnovsky staying overseas, Kovalchuk staying too? Markov still in Russia, Kulemin rumors false
- Slava Malamud via twitter: Legally, the IIHF could ban Kovalchuk from all competitions, including the Sochi Olympics, if he doesn’t report to the Devils. Eric Macramalla asks if it would would compel him to honor his NHL contract? Malamud thinks that the KHL will likely be looking to find ways to prove that the NHL contract is void with the new CBA rules.
- Slava Malamud via twitter: “To all asking, the only possible avenue for KHL to keep Kovalchuk/Datsyuk (IMO) is to try to prove their NHL deals are voided w/ new CBA. This way, they may argue they are not in breach of the KHL-NHL agreement and players can avoid IIHF sanctions. A very long shot, at best.”
- Eric Macramalla via twitter: “Even though there’s agreement btw NHL and KHL on player movement form a legal standpoint little can be done to compel Kovalchuk to come back. NHL can apply pressure on KHL/IIHF; could sue for breach of contract but KHL team owner will cover; also ask court to force someone to play. If Devils reasonably believe he will not return they can void his contract and sue for breach; but cant force him to play. At present not sufficient basis to void Kovalchuk’s contract – want to get angrier – any attempt 2 void it will likely be contested by NHLPA “
- Slava Malamud via twitter: Malamud is hearing that oil and natural gas magnates that own SKA and CSKA will look into ways to keep Ilya Kovalchuk and Pavel Datsyuk.
- Slava Malamud via twitter: Kovalchuk: ”Not in a hurry to get to America… Time will tell (if I stay in the KHL). Nothing is out of the question”
- Slava Malamud via twitter: Kovalchuk to Sport-Express: ”Datsyuk hasn’t left, either… If Medvedev says it’s OK, we’ll play in the All-Star Game”
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello repeated again today that he has no reason to believe that Kovalchuk won’t be playing with the Devils this year.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Source close Kovalchuk: ”Technically, there is no (CBA) yet, so he can keep playing in until (CBA) is official. He’ll be in NJ for camp.”
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: The KHL has confirmed that they will honor their agreement with the NHL with respects to each other’s contracts.
- Genadi Boguslavski via twitter: Kovalchuk on not excluding possibility of remaining in KHL: ”I will stay in khl until end of the season? Let’s see, but this cannot be excluded” Kovalchuk tells SKA will not redeem his contract for New Jersey are not possible, ”It is unreal. This is just talks.” Kovalchuk said he’s not in a rush to leave SKA: ”A formal agreement in the NHL not signed yet, so why not play here”
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Bill Daly: ”I’m not inclined to treat this as a “problem” unless or until its a ‘problem.’ It’s not and I don’t expect it to be.”
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Kovalchuk could play Thursday before heading back to New Jersey. Pagnotta has been told that he’ll be back 100%.
- Rich Chere via twitter: Kovalchuk had expressed concern about losing money on the contracts that they had already signed, as well as playing in the 2014 Olympics.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Bill Daly on Kovalchuk and KHL honoring deals, ”We have no reason to believe the KHL will let them play” … ”It would be inconsistent with our agreement with them.”
- Slava Malamud via twitter: Ilya Kovalchuk said that ‘I will need to read the new agreement’ before deciding on what he’ll do next.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: There is some talk that KHL teams may be offering Russian stars “inducements” to stay in the KHL and not return to the NHL. Multiple sources have told McKenzie that NHL teams should do a roll call as a it’s possible a Russian player or 2 may not return. The NHL-KHL do have a pact to honor all contracts, but it has been suggested to McKenzie that the issue could heat up again.
- Slava Malamud via twitter: Don’t expect Russian stars to say they are staying with the KHL, all said before that it was posturing. If there is someone who stays, it won’t be a big name player.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Lubomir Visnovsky has decided to stay in Slovakia for the rest of the season. Statement from Visnovsky:
“I have decided to stay and continue my career in the KHL for the remainder of the 2012-13 season. I am thankful to the #Isles for being so good to me. My decision not to play in the NHL is due to family and personal reasons. I have made no decisions on next season. My focus now is on Slovan Bratislava, and enjoying my family in my home country.”
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: “NHL says it’s been assured KHL won’t let players with valid NHL deals play in KHL. Guess that “assurance” will be put to test. #visnovsky”
- Arthur Staple via twitter: The Islanders have declined to comment on the Visnovsky situation. The Islanders and NHL both expect the player and KHL to honor all NHL contracts.
- Alessandro Seren Rosso via twitter: Russian media is reporting that Ilya Kovalchuk is considering staying with SKA in the KHL. Doubtful that it happens. Bob McKenzie via twitter: McKenzie has heard the Kovalchuk rumors but not able to confirm them. Devils told him: “haven’t heard (Kovy) isn’t coming back.” Tom Gulitti via twitter: Lamoriello said the same thing yesterday, and had no reason to think that he wouldn’t be coming back. Bob McKenzie via twitter: Most of this Kovalchuk stuff is just rumors at this point. May turn up in New Jersey, but many hearing he may not. Tom Gulitti via twitter: ‘The NHL expects KHL to honor their agreement and not allow players under NHL contracts play in KHL after lockout is officially over.”
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: Canadiens Markov will stay in Russia until he hears from the Canadiens to come back. He told Stubbs: “I’m not a 16 yr old boy, I make my decisions”
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: There were rumors that Maple Leafs Nikolai Kulemin wouldn’t be coming back to Toronto, but his agent said last night that the rumors were false, and that he’ll be there.
Markov may be heading back to Montreal … Sharp and Schneider may be thinking Swiss … Bradley heads to Finnish League
- Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette: Andrei Markov may be on his way back to Montreal with a rib injury.
“I was trying to check an opponent and he leaned at the last second,” Markov told Gagnon. “Instead of hitting him with my shoulder, it was my ribs that took the impact. I was winded and returned to the dressing room. That’s all.”
Max Pacioretty hasn’t said much about his departure from the Swiss A League. He had 1 assist in 5 games and was a healthy scratch for 3 games.
- Tracey Myers via twtter: Patrick Sharp will make a decision about going overseas in about 2 weeks if the lockout continues. He is leaning towards a Swiss team, but not the one Patrick Kane is playing with.
- Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun: Cory Schneider has a Swiss citizenship and would be able to play for a Swiss team as a non-import.
“It’s nothing serious at this point,” he said Monday when queried about going overseas. “There are still a couple of hoops to jump through before that’s a possibility but when you see the month of November cancelled, that’s 30-plus days from now. If we take the deadline seriously that there will be nothing until Dec. 1 — and you have to — I think it would only make sense to try and get in some game action.”“I don’t think beggars can be choosers,” said the 26-year-old redhead from Marblehead, Mass. “There are not a lot of spots over there and I’d be fortunate to even get an offer. So I’m not looking at it as the most opportune situation for me. I’m just looking at a place where I might be able to play some games.
- Mike Halford of Pro Hockey Talk: There is an overseas report that Matt Bradley has signed with TuTo of the Finnish 2nd division.
Jagr says he and Selanne don’t have many games left … Pronger collects $8.2 million … Luongo talks trade rumors
- Joe Yerdon of Pro Hockey Talk: Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West talked with Jaromir Jagr,
“Hopefully the season’s going to start. It would be very sad for everybody for us me and Teemu especially,” Jagr said. “We don’t have many games left. The separation, the goal separation is only two goals. It’s the final countdown. It would be kind of special, but you never know what’s going to happen.”
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Injured NHLers still collect their pay, including Chris Pronger who received a $1 million bonus last month and will get his full salary of $7.2 million. He likely won’t play again and has $19.2 million left on his contract.
- Genadi Boguslavski via twitter: Andrei Markov will miss at least the next 3 games for Vityaz.
- Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times: Lightning goalie Anders Lindback signed with Ilves Tampere.
- Adam Jahns of the Chicago Tribune: Jahns notes the fans deserve better than this and both sides are to blame, with most of the fault on the owners side.
But the fans — especially the die-hards — deserve better. The NHL’s lockout of its players insults them. It insults their loyalty and their financial sacrifices.
They deserve to root for a league not plagued by work stoppages. Fan-driven events such as the Winter Classic and the All-Star Game shouldn’t be used as bargaining chips.
Both sides are to blame for this mess.
But if you had to assign fault, 85 percent belongs to the owners. Maybe it’s because the players are allowed to explain their side while the owners have been silenced by commissioner Gary Bettman and his bylaws, but it’s tough to see where the owners are coming from.
- Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun: Roberto Luongo touches on trade rumors.
“I don’t want to speculate on anything because there are a lot of rumours,” Luongo said.
“Obviously, when the time comes and I do have to make a decision we’ll make one with the best interests for myself, the team and all that kind of stuff,” he said. “But for now I think my focus is just on being ready to play no matter where that is.”
“Mike never asked me for a specific list, so I have never given him a list of five teams or anything like that.” he said. “We did speak over the summer about certain teams, but that was nothing concrete.”
“At this point in time, I think we all know what the situation is with me, but there are many teams out there that I’ll consider for sure.”
“We’re just going to wait and see. I’m getting ready as if I am coming back here for training camp when it’s over and if things change we’ll take care of that when it comes.”
- Allan Walsh via twitter: “NHL Ave Salary since 04-05 lockout. 05-06 (-16.64%), 06-07 (9.20%), 07-08 (15.20%), 08-09 (-0.29%), 09-10 (6.69%), 10-11 (9.32%), 11-12 (9.33%) = 32.81% NHL Ave Salary Increase. NHL revenues up 50%+”
- Larry Brooks via twitter: Michael Del Zotto is talking to teams in the Swiss League.
- Larry Brooks via twitter: Brad Richards in considering his options, though he’s not talking with any teams in Europe at the moment.
- Larry Brooks via twitter: As of now, Henrik Lundqvist doesn’t plan on going to Europe unless season is cancelled.
- Larry Brooks via twitter: Can expect a mass exodus of players overseas within the next 7 to 10 days if constructive talks don’t take place next week.
- Harvey Fialkov via twitter: Panthers Kris Versteeg is still getting treatment on his hip from the team and is able to use their facilities.
Hall skates with OKC … Markov clears up comments … Backstrom may join Ovechkin … Klefbom out 4-6 weeks
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers Taylor Hall skated with the Oklahoma City Barons yesterday as part of a conditioning assignment. He can’t play any games unless he’s signed to an AHL contract.
- RDS: (through google translate) Andrei Markov said in an interview that he didn’t know if he’d return to the NHL once the lockout ends. Dave Stubbs via twitter: Andrei Markov told Stubb’s he’s absolutely returning to Montreal once the CBA is signed.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Rumor is that Nicklas Backstrom may join Ovechkin with Dynamo Moscow.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Oilers prospect Oscar Klefbom is expected to miss 4 to 6 weeks.
- Ryan Rishaug via twitter: Taylor Hall looks to be able to play in the AHL when he’s healthy. Still some details to be figured out.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Jiri Hudler suffered an abdominal and groin injury and will be leaving Lev. Roman Cervenka is rumored to replace him.
- Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago: Marian Hossa (concussion ended last season) was out skating with several Blackhawks yesterday.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Kris Russell has a slight MCL tear and will return to St. Louis to have the Blues doctors look at it.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Elitserien filed a 15 page appeal yesterday with the Swedish Competition Authority. They demand that the Market Court make the final decision.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Tom Wandell is set to join Severstal.
- Dirk Hoag via twitter: Patric Hornqvist signed with HC Red Ice of the Swiss league. Alex Kovalev will join him.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Dennis Seidenberg will join Alder in Germany.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Jamie Benn will join the Hamburg Freezers.
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: Tomas Plekanec said that Kladno is paying his insurance but has no money to pay him a salary.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Craig Smith to KalPa, on a deal that run until December.
- Ken Warren via twitter: Claude Giroux is considering Prague and Omsk.
- George Richards via twitter: Tomas Kopecky is looking at offers.
- Michael Russo via twitter: Zach Parise said he’ll consider an offer from Switzerland.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Andrei Markov will be introduced today by Vityaz of the KHL.
- Linus Hugosson via twitter: Matt Duchene signed with Frolunda of the Swedish Elite league.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Patrice Bergeron signed with HC Lugano of the Swiss League.
- Szymon Szemberg via twitter: The coach/GM/owner of Geneva-Servette of the Swiss league said he’s in negotiations with Anze Kopitar.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Jason Demers will be playing Oulu in SM-liiga in Finland.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Nikolai Kulemin will be finalizing a deal with Metallurg. Michal Handzus will play with Banska Bystrica in Slovakia.
- Allan Walsh via twitter: Ondrej Pavelec will play with HC Trinec of the Czech League.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Andrei Markov is not going to the KHL. Evgeni Nabokov is entertaining offers.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Jussi Jokinen has a contract with Karpat in Finland for 1 month. He’ll be taking it 1 month at a time.
- Juha Hittela via twitter: Scott Hartnell said he wants to play in KalPa. Kalpa’s GM said that Adam Hall is a possibility.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Pekka Rinne, Mikko and Saku Koivu, and Teemu Selanne are getting interest from Finnish clubs.
- Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: Alexei Ponikarovsky will play with Donbass Donetsk of the KHL. Ruslan Fedotenko also signed with Donbass.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Jiri Tlusty said last week he’s probably heading to Kladno.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: The Blues would like Vladimir Tarasenko to stay until at least November.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Weaker rumors of players going overseas: M. Koivu, Korpikoski to TPS; Filppula, Selänne to Jokerit; Ekman-Larsson to Tingsryd; Grossmann to Södertälje.
Afternoon notes involving: Radulov, Perry, Sbisa, MacDonald, Markov, Kaberle, Sekera, and Starting goalies
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Alexander Radulov’s agent tells @plysenkov that he’s “not expecting any news today or even tomorrow.” Salavat is wanting Radulov to buyout is his deal. Salavat will somehow keep his rights if Radulov buys himself out. Radulov would have to pay Salavat 2/3 of his deal if he wants to return to Nashville now. KHL contract numbers are not required to be disclosed to public.
- Curtis Zupke via twitter: Ducks Corey Perry and Luca Sbisa both said they will be game-time decisions.
- Norm Sanders via twitter: Blues Andy MacDonald will be re-evaluated in 2 weeks.
- Brent Wallace via twitter: Andrei Markov is out with an upper-body injury.
- Brent Wallace via twitter: Tomas Kaberle is out with an upper-body injury.
- Mike Harrington via twitter: Sabres Andrej Sekera might play tomorrow. Nathan Gerbe traveled with the team, but his status is unknown.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Devan Dubnyk will start in net for the Oilers tonight.
- Frozen Royalty via twitter: Jonathan Quick will start in net for the Kings tonight.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Tomas Vokoun will start in net for the Capitals.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Kari Lehtonen will start in net for the Stars.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Brian Boucher will start in net for the Hurricanes against the Wild.
Crosby could return on Sunday … Injury notes involving the Flyers, Maple Leafs, Canadiens, Lightning and Flames
- Jimmy Murphy via twitter: Penguins captain Sidney Crosby hinted that he could be returning to the lineup this Sunday against the Bruins.
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Jaromir Jagr will test his hip at this mornings skate, but GM Paul Holmgren doesn’t expect him to go. Jakub Voracek will have a baseline test today, he passed a ‘less-detailed concussion exam’ on Tuesday after he was rocked by Niklas Kronwall. “I don’t want to say I feel too good, because every day is different,” said a subdued Voracek. “Hopefully, I can get back as soon as possible.” Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros and Kimmo Timonen won’t play tonight.
- Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun: Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul will be out up to a month with a separated shoulder. Matt Frattin took Lupul’s spot the line with Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak. Mike Brown was injured on his first shift last night. Luke Schenn and Matthew Lombardi were healthy scratches last night. Brown has a lower body injury after slamming into the boards, and defenseman Cody Franson left after taking a stick to the eye.
- Damien Cox via twitter: The Leafs wanted to signed Penguins Brad Thiessen when he was a college free agent a few years ago. They ended up signing Ben Scrivens.
- Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal: Andrei Markov said he’s “pretty close” to returning to the Canadiens lineup and “I can’t wait to get out and play again.”
- Erik Erendsson of the Tampa Tribune: Lightning goalie Mathieu Garon will be out 3 to 4 weeks with a partially torn groin muscle.
- Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald: The Flames have recalled Portland Winterhawks (WHL) Sven Baertschi. The Flames are without Tim Jackman, Lee Stempniak, Blair Jones, Mikael Backlund, Michael Cammalleri, Blake Comeau and Lance Bouma.
Rask out 4-6 weeks, Bruins sign Turco … Anderson conspiracy theory … Brown likely traded in offseason … Injury notes on Havlat, Markov and Timonen
- Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has a lower abdomen/groin strain, and will be out 4-6 weeks.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: The Bruins have signed goalie Marty Turco. Jimmy Murphy via twitter: Turco has to clear waivers, and he’s not eligible for the playoffs.
- Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News: Senators GM Bryan Murray and Lightning GM Steve Yzerman are among the GMs who think that the red line should be brought back. Conspiracy Theory: Senators goalie Craig Anderson severed tendons on his right hand presumably from a knife cut, Anderson is right handed. “I really don’t care to talk about the details of it all,” Anderson told reporters in his first comments since the incident. “Freak accident. Happened in the kitchen. Leave it at that. Something you learn from. Unfortunately, it was a costly mistake.” The Kings got several offers for Dustin Brown at the trade deadline, but they decided to keep him for their playoff run. He’ll likely be traded in the offseason.
- Mark Emmons of the San Jose Mercury News: Sharks winger Marty Havlat was skating on a line with Benn Ferriero and Brad Winchester yesterday. He’s getting closer and will be traveling with the team, but he’s not giving a timetable when he’ll return.
- Bill Beacon of the Globe and Mail: Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov practiced without his ‘no-contact’ jersey yesterday:
“I’m cleared for contact,” he said. “I need a little bit more time to practice with the team and as soon as I feel ready to go I’m going to play.
“Of course I’m happy. I didn’t play for a long time. I just want to jump in there and feel the game and have fun. I miss the game a lot. I want to come back as soon as I can.”
He’ll travel with the team, but it’s not known if he’ll get in a game this week.
- Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly: Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen is out with a back injury, but he isn’t expected to be out long.
- Steve Simmons via twitter: Brian Burke this morning on Newstalk 1010 radio when asked if his job was on the line: “I think its an ignorant question and a gutless one.”
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Richard Bachman will start in net for the Stars tonight against the Canucks.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Ben Bishop is expected to start tonight against the Lightning.
Afternoon notes on: Parise, Red Wings injuries, Hall, Vokoun, Markov, Rask, Hedman, Pens top PP unit, and Leafs lines
- Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Zach Parise’s x-rays on his hand showed no broken bones, and GM Lou Lamoriello expects him to play tomorrow.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard’s ultrasound showed no real damage, and he’s hoping for Friday. Detroit Red Wings via twitter: Todd Bertuzzi, Dan Cleary, Jakub Kindle, Nicklas Lidstrom and Jimmy Howard are not skating today. Brian Hedger via twitter: Out for Wings tomorrow: “Howard, Kindl, Bertuzzi, Ericsson, Datsyuk, Eaves and likely Lidstrom; Cleary, Quincey, Hank also hurting.”
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers forward Taylor Hall injured his left shoulder again and didn’t practice yesterday. Coach Tom Renney won’t rule Hall out for tonight.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals Tomas Vokoun aggravated a lower-body injury he suffered 10 days ago. Feeling better today.
- Arpon Basu via twitter: Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov has been cleared for contact.
- Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: Bruins Tuukka Rask is out tomorrow. He’ll be evaluated today.
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman could play tomorrow.
- Pens Inside Scoop via twitter: Penguins PP unit at practice: “Kennedy, Kunitz & Neal up front, Malkin & Sullivan at points”
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: One pro scout on Dany Heatley: “That’s a long way from those 50-goal seasons. I don’t know if the game’s too fast for him now or he’s become a comfortable player.”
- David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs lines: Lupul-Bozak-Kessel, MacArthur-Grabovski-Frattin, Armstrong-Steckel-Kulemin, Brown-Lombardi-Crabb-Rosehill-Connolly.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Leafs Jay Rosehill clears re-entry waivers.
- Pens Inside Scoop via twitter: Mike Smith appears to be the starting goalie for the Coyotes.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Mathieu Garon will start in net for the Lightning tomorrow against the Senators.
Letang has concussion symptoms … Lidstrom uncertain for Friday … lines and starting goalies … Roenick and Milbury battle video
- Josh Yohe via twitter: Penguins Kris Letang has concussion symptoms.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Bruins Brian Rolston hasn’t decided if he’ll play next year or not. He talks like he’ll be retiring.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Zach Bogosian will be back in the lineup for the Jets tonight.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom didn’t practice and his status for Friday is uncertain. Kyle Quincey skates.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov: “I need to be ready 100 % mentally and physically before I play.” They are not sure if he’ll play this season.
- Helene Elliott via twitter: Lines at Kings practice: King-Richards-Carter; Brown-Williams-Kopitar; Stoll C for Penner/Lewis/Westgarth; Fraser C for nolan/Clifford/Richardson.
- Roger Millions via twitter: Coyotes lines: “Whitney Hanzel Vrbata-Boedker Vermette Doan-Pyatt Gordon Korpikowski-Torres langkow Bissonette.”
- Roger Millions via twitter: Flames lines: “Bouma Horak Jackman-Tanguay cammalleri Iginla-Glencross Jokinen Moss-Kostopoulos Stajan Comeau.” Defensive pairing and goalie: Giordano Hannan-Smith Bouwmeester-Brodie Sarich … Kiprusoff .
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders tonight.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Martin Biron will start in net for the Rangers tonight.
- Brian Hedger via twitter: Ray Emery will start in net for the Blackhawks against the Senators.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Kari Lehtonen will start in net for the Stars tomorrow against the Oilers.
- Jeremy Roenick and Mike Milbury battle it out last night: