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Posts Tagged Anton Khudobin
NHL Rumors II: Clowe, Vanek, Luongo, Kiprsuoff, Leafs, Penguins, Blues, Kings, Bruins and Hurricanes
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: The Canadiens, Bruins, Rangers and Canucks are in the hunt for Sharks Ryane Clowe. Clowe won’t stand in the way of possible trade. He and management have been working together.
“It’s a distraction if you let it be a distraction,” coach Todd McLellan said Sunday. “My experience around him this last week has been a good one. He’s been professional, he’s come to the rink and played hard, got himself healthy.”
GM Doug Wilson on if they are buyers or sellers,
“We’re both,” the G.M. responded. “Are we going to give up first- or second-round picks in a draft that’s viewed as very strong? The answer is no. This is the time that we’re going to replenish in a very strong draft year.
“But,” he added, “if there’s younger players that can fit into what we’re trying to do and how we’re trying to play, I have no problem acquiring that maybe in lieu of a pick.”
- Paul Hamilton of WGR 550: Thomas Vanek on if he’d like to be traded,
“You never like to. I’ve raised my family here and I enjoy where I’m at, but I understand the situation and I’ve not talked to anyone about what their plan is. It’s something you can’t control and if happens, you move on.”
- Toronto Sun: Roberto Luongo trade talk is increasing.
“Mike is in discussions with multiple teams … Talks are beyond the tire-kicking stage,” Gilman told the Vancouver media.
“We need a third-line centre, but no one is going to ‘steal’ Roberto from us,” Gilman told reporters. “We’re not moving him for a rental. We need something for today and tomorrow.”
Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak fits their need. Bozak hasn’t been apart of any recent Maple Leafs offer according to the Vancouver Province.
The Leafs have looked to improve their top-four, and have been linked too: Keith Yandle, Dmitri Kulikov and Jay Bouwmeester.
- Lance Hornby: If the Leafs could get Miikka Kiprusoff at a bargain price, they can’t turn it down. No contract strings should be attached.
- Darren Dreger: There was more talk between the Flames and Maple Leafs this weekend. They are not close but more talks are expected over the next three days. Kiprusoff has maintained that he’d consider all options, including a trade, contract extension, etc.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Penguins are still looking to add a 4th line center who will be a UFA at the end of the season. Coyotes Boyd Gordon, Sharks Michal Handzus and Blues Scott Nichol’s could be a fits for the Pens.The Blues may look to trade Patrik Berglund or David Perron this summer. Alex Steen or Jaden Schwartz could be moved to center if Berglund is traded.
The LA Kings are a wildcard for Jay Bouwmeester. Since Penner is unlikely to be back, they should be able to fit in his contract for next season.
Bruins pending UFA goalie Anton Khudobin is likely heading to the KHL and AHL goalie Niklas Svedberg will be their backup next season.
Kings Dustin Penner could be available. Matheson thinks the Bruins should take a look.
The Hurricanes are still looking for a defenseman, Ryan Whitney has to be a possibility.
Lines and Starting Goalies: Sens, Rangers, Flames, Preds, Canes, Devils, Sabres, Isles, Bruins, Kings and Caps
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators lines: Latendresse-Smith-Alfredsson; Greening-Turris-Silfverberg; Dizzy-Zibanejad-Neil; Kassian-Regin-Condra. Defensive pairings: Wiercioch-Gonchar; Methot-Gryba; Phillips-Benoit.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers lines: Nash-Richards-Gaborik Hagelin-Stepan-Callahan Kreider-Boyle-Miller Pyatt-Halpern-Powe. Defensive pairings: McDonagh-Girardi, Del Zotto-Eminger Hamrlik-Stralman, Bickel-Gilroy, expect latter two to be scratched.
- Roger Millions via twitter: Flames lines: Glencross Stajan Stempniakg-Tanguay Cammalleri Iginla-Comeau Backlund Hudler-Jackman Begin McGrattan.
- Roger Millions via twitter: Predators defensive pairings: Weber Josi-Klein Bartley-Ellis Blum
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Robin Lehner will start in net for the Senators tonight.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Dan Ellis will start in net for the Hurricanes tonight. Martin Brodeur said that he’ll be starting for the Devils.
- John Vogl via twitter: Ryan Miller to start in net for the Sabres tonight.
- NY Islanders via twitter: Kevin Poulin will start in net for the Islanders.
- Fluto Shinzawa via twitter: Looking like Anton Khudobin will be in net for the Bruins tonight.
- Jon Rosen via twitter: Jonathan Quick is the likely starter for the Kings tonight.
- Ken Wiebe via twitter: Braden Holtby the likely starter for the Capitals tonight.
- Andrew Gross of the Record: Henrik Lundqvist will start in net for the Rangers.
Lines and Starting Goalies: Devils, Jets, Hurricanes, Lightning, Bruins, Jackets, Isles, Rangers, Kings, Sabres and Blues
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Ponikarovsky-Zajac-Kovlachuk; Elias-Henrique-Clarkson; Matteau-Loktionov-Bernier; Carter-Gionta-Kostopoulos. Barch. Defensive pairings: Salvador-Volchenkov; Greene-Harrold; Tallinder-Zidlicky; Fayne-Larsson.
- Gary Lawless via twitter: Jets lines: Ladd-Little-Wheeler, Kane-Olli-Burm, Wright-Antro-Mittens, Tangradi-Slater-Welly
- Michael Smith via twitter: Justin Peters will start in net for the Hurricanes.
- Gary Lawless via twitter: Anders Lindback will start in net for the Lightning.
- Paul Hendrick via twitter: Anton Khudobin will start in net for the Bruins.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Sergei Bobrosky will start in net for the Blue Jackets.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Johan Hedberg will start in net for the Devils.
- NY Islanders via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders.
- Steve Zipay via twitter: Henrik Lundqvist will start in net for the Rangers.
- Lisa Dillman via twitter: Jonathan Quick will start in net for the Kings.
- Buffalo Sabres via twitter: Jhonas Enroth will start in net for the Sabres.
- Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: Jake Allen will start in net for the Blues.
Roster notes, lines, goalies: Sulzer, Miller, Giguere, Backes, Devils, Senators, Leafs, Stars, Oilers PP, Flyers, Bruins and Blue Jackets
- John Vogl via twitter: Sabres defenseman Alexander Sulzer will be scratched tonight.
- Steve Zipay via twitter: Rangers Chris Kreider is being returned to the CT Whalers of the AHL. Looks like J.T. Miller is sticking with the team.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Avalanche goalie J.S. Giguere has left the team for personal reason. He’ll return on Sunday. Calvin Pickard has been recalled.
- Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: Blues David Backes has a groin strain: ”We’ll see how it goes hour to hour. Hopefully I can play tonight. I think it passed the test.”
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Ponikarovsky-Zajac-Kovalchuk; Elias-Henrique-Clarkson; Carter-Gionta-Bernier; Matteau/Barch-Josefson-Butler.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators lines: Condra-Turris-Silfverberg, Zibanejad-Da Costa-Alfredsson, Daugavins-Smith-Neil, Dziurzynski-Grant-O’Brien. Greening is the extra skater. Defensive pairings: Gryba-Methot, Wiercioch-Phillips, Lundin-Gonchar are defence pairings.
- David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel, McClement-Grabovski-Kulemin, MacArthur-Kadri-Komarov, Orr-Steckel-McLaren-Brown.
- Roger Millions via twitter: Probable Blues lines: Blues Perron Backes Oshie-Schwartz Berglund Stewart -McDonald Steen Tarasenko-Sobotka Nicol Reeves.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars lines: Morrow-Benn-Jagr, Smith-Roy-Eriksson, Roussel-Eakin-Ryder, Nystrom-Fiddler-Garbutt.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers powerplay: Smyth-Gagner-Yakupov-Eberle-Whitney + Hall-RNH-Hartikainen-Hemsky-Potter.
- Dave Isaac via twitter: Ilya Bryzgalov will start in net for the Flyers.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: Anton Khudobin will start in net for the Bruins tonight against the Sabres.
- Jeff Rimer via twitter: Sergei Bobrovsky will start in net for the Blue Jackets against the Kings.
Lines and Starting goalies: Capitals, Maple Leafs, Stars, Blue Jackets, Coyotes, Avalanche and Bruins
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals lines: Ovechkin-Beagle-Crabb, Wolski-Backstrom-Brouwer, Chimera-Ribeiro-Ward, Hendricks-Perreault/Johansson-Fehr.
- David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel, McClement-Grabovski-Kulemin, Frattin-Kadri-Komarov, Brown-Steckel-Orr. MacArthur missing. Defensive pairings: Phaneuf-Kostka; Gunnarsson Komisarek; Liles-Franson; Gardiner-Fraser.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars lines this morning: Eriksson-Benn-Jagr, Whitney-Eakin-Ryder, Nystrom-Fiddler-Vincour, Morrow-Wandell-Garbutt. Defensive pairings: Dillon-Robidas, Jordie Benn-Daley, Goligoski-Larsen. Interesting switches there. Derek Roy, out with a groin injury, is not on the trip. Rich Evans via twitter: Jamie Benn’s visa was settled, he’ll be playing tonight.
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Kari Lehtonen will start in net for the Stars tonight against the Blue Jackets. Columbus Dispatch: Sergei Bobrovsky will start in net for the Blue Jackets tonight.
- Dave Vest via twitter: Chad Johnson will start in net for the Coyotes tonight against the Predators.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Michal Neuvirth will start in net for the Capitals tomorrow. His fourth straight start.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Semyon Varlamov will start in net for the Avalanche tonight against the Oilers.
- Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: Anton Khudobin will start in net for the Bruins against the Hurricanes.
Weber fined … Helm out … Neil returns … Pens lines … Elliott skates … Leafs and goalies … Morrow’s future … Bitz has hearing
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators Shea Weber was fined $2,500 for hitting Henrik Zetterberg’s head into the glass.
- Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: Red Wings forward Darren Helm had surgery to repair lacerated tendons in his right forearm and will be out from the remainder of the playoffs.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators Chris Neil will return to the lineup. Matt Gilroy is also in.
- Shelly Anderson via twitter: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Malkin-Neal, Sullivan-Crosby-Dupuis, Cooke-Staal-Kennedy, Asham-Vitale-Adams.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: Anton Khudobin will backup Tim Thomas tonight.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Blues goalie Brian Elliott took part in their morning skate.
- Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun: Leafs GM Brian Burke said he wouldn’t move his 1st round pick to bring a goalie like Jonathan Bernier or Anders Lindback. Zeisberger wonders if the Blues would give up one of Brian Elliott or Jaroslav Halak. Even if the Canucks wanted to trade Roberto Luongo, the Canucks “organization despises the Leafs.”
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Brenden Morrow’s future with the Stars is up in the air, and he has be hearing criticism from from fans.
“I’m not going to lie, it’s really tough to hear,” said Morrow of speculation that the team might be better if it moved forward without him. “But at the same time, I saw it with franchise players, good friends. If it happened to Mike Modano, it can happen to anyone.
“I don’t like it; I’m uncomfortable with it. I want us to win, I want us to be better, but I also understand this is a business and some of the things are out of my control. So what I can control is to get myself as healthy as I can and work as hard as I can and hope I perform as well as I can.
“I’d love to be a part of the solution next year, and hopefully management agrees.”
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Canucks Byron Bitz’s disciplinary hearing is at 3:30 EST.
Horton a “long shot” … 5 things Habs GM must do … Hurricanes to look at top UFAs … Time to break up Flames? Jets free agents
- Joe McDonald of ESPN Boston: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said it’s a “long shot” that forward Nathan Horton will be able to return for the playoffs.
“If he were to be cleared at some point, he would need at least a couple of weeks to get back,” Chiarelli said during a 20-minute conference call Sunday. “He’s quite far off right now. I know he’s skating, but he’s having little bouts here and there of post-concussion symptoms. It’s a long shot. I’m not going to rule him out, yet, but it’s a long shot.”
Tuukka Rask has been on the ice but is questionable for the Capitals series. Anton Khudobin would be the backup to Tim Thomas until Rask is ready.
- Jack Todd of the Montreal Gazette: Todd lists 5 things the Canadiens new GM has to do: “1. Persuade the organization to stop using the exhibition season as a cash cow. 2. Find someone who can coach the power play. 3. Throw the expensive deadwood overboard. 4. Four lines, not 1.5. 5. No sacred cow.”
- Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said they should bid to sign at least one high-priced free agent. There will also be some other personnel changes.
“When you don’t make the playoffs, it’s an indication we’ve got work to do in the summer and some areas to get better at,” Muller said after the Canes closed the season with a 4-1 loss to the Florida Panthers. “I think with a few changes and a few tweaks here and there, we should be competing for the playoffs.”
- Steve MacFarlane of the Calgary Sun: If MacFarlane were the Flames GM, he’d shop Jarome Iginla with a fairly high asking price, with an NHL ready prospect as part of the package. He’d also listen to offers for Miikka Kiprusoff, but would have to be blown away. Cap purposes would put Jay Bouwmeester on the trade block. He wouldn’t bring Olli Jokinen back as his price and term will likely be too high.
- Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: The Jets have 7 UFAs: Chris Mason, Randy Jones, Mark Flood, Jim Slater, Tanner Glass, Kyle Wellwood and Tim Stapleton. They have 4 RFAs in Ondrej Pavelec, Evander Kane, Spencer Machacek and Eric Fehr. Fehr is not expected to be brought back. Jones may not be back due to the depth on the blueline.
“I don’t think there’s a whole lot to be nervous about,” said Kane. “It will be interesting to see what happens with the CBA and how things work themselves out. We’ll see what happens. I’m not 100% on how it works but that’s what I have my agents for and I think they’re the best at what they do. I’m sure they’ll be giving me a lot of information and it should be an interesting summer. We’ll see what the best situation is.”
- Larry Brooks via twitter: Rangers prospect Chris Kreider is flying home from Tampa after their BC title win. There is no indication that he is on the verge of signing.
Savard says he may have rushed his return … Redden undecided on what he’ll do … Langenbrunner to Avs? Harding torn ACL-PCL
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Rob Blake could be joining the NHL head office soon. The Minnesota Wild are looking at UFA Jose Theodore as a potential backup if they decide to go that route. Wade Redden’s waiver period is over on Monday at noon, and he can be assigned to the AHL. If he reports, he’ll continue to earn the $23 million and 4 years that he has left on the contract.
“I really don’t have any conclusions right now,” Redden said. “I got to take this time and see what develops. But at this point, I don’t have any answers for you. We’ll see what happens. I haven’t made any decisions yet. I have some time to think about it.”
Marc Savard hasn’t started skated, and won’t anytime soon. According to Chiarelli, it could be a month, 2 months, maybe more for Savard to get back on the ice.
- James Murphy of ESPN Boston: Marc Savard talked to the media yesterday morning,
“I think on my own fault I might have come back a little too early last year,” he told the media. “That’s my own fault. I guess it’s just the hockey player in me that I wanted to play hockey in the playoffs. I had huge fatigue problems during that series, and I think when [David] Krejci got hurt [in Game 3], that really hurt me.”
Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien said he was unaware of this. Savard failed a neurological test on September 17th. There is no timetable on when he’ll return.
- Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: The Colorado Avalanche are rumored to be interested in acquiring Jamie Langenbrunner from the New Jersey Devils. The Devils may not want to move Langenbrunner and his $2.8 million cap hit, but may not have much of a choice. He does have a no-trade clause. David Clarkson’s name has also come up rumors,
“There’s nothing I can do about it,” Clarkson said. “I was glad to re-sign here this summer and I love playing for the Devils. They’ve always been good to me, but it could be anybody. The team has a decision and Mr. Lamoriello has to think hard and it’s not going to be easy for him, but all I can do is my job and just go out there and play and work hard off the ice and that’s it.”
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: The Minnesota Wild have probably lost backkup goalie, Josh Harding, for the season after he tore his ACL and MCL in his right knee. GM Cliff Fletcher says the team will give Anton Khudobin a chance before they at alternative options.
Mueller out with concussion … Goalie injuries in Philly and Minny … Don’t count on Souray being put on waivers today
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: The Colorado Avalanche have lost Peter Mueller with his 2nd concussion in the last 6 months, and 3rd serious concussion in his career. He’s out indefinitely.
- Jim Matheson via twitter: Sheldon Souray can be put on waivers today, but don’t count on the Oilers doing that.
- Mike Zeisberger via twitter: Maple Leafs defenseman Brett Lebda and Matt Lashoff are both out for 10-14 days with shoulder injuries.
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren tells CSNPhilly that goaltender Michael Leighton has a lower back issue and the team is “cautiously optimistic.” And so it begins for the Flyers goaltending issues.
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Wild backup goalie, Josh Harding, suffered a knee injury last night. An MRI will be done today, but a Blues doctor said last night it involves a liagment. Coach Todd Richards, “Right now we’re hoping it’s something minor and something that will take a little bit of rehab, a little bit of time off, and hopefully we can get him back on the ice as soon as possible.” Anton Khudobin is next in line to backup Niklas Backstrom.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Marek Svatos will be joining Jaromir Jagr with Omsk of the KHL.
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Carlo Colaiacovo is day-to-day with a lower body injury. He suffered the injury last night trying to knock down a clearing attempt. He’ll be re-evaluated today.
- Steve MacFarlane of the Calgary Sun: Staffan Kronwall realizes he’s probably going to end up in the AHL season, but he’d rather be back in Sweden with his new family. Kronwall hopes that if he’s going to demoted, they could loan him to a European team. “I was hoping to play in Europe this year. If not this year, it’s obviously next year.”