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Posts Tagged Anton Volchenkov
The NHL has suspended Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov for four games for his elbow to Bruins forward Brad Marchand.
How many games to do you think he should get?
Injury Notes: Kovalchuk, Staal, Karlsson, Bergeron, Enstrom, Hemsky, Grossman, Briere, Michalek and Marchand
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- Rich Chere: Devils Ilya Kovalchuk on playing Friday: ”I don’t know. I’m going to decide with the doctors and coaches, but I don’t think so.”
- Katie Strang: Rangers Marc Staal said that his peripheral vision is fine, but his eyesight is still a little blurry. He said he still needs to work on depth perception, reading plays, etc.
- Bruce Garrioch: Senators Erik Karlsson didn’t skate yesterday and likely won’t for the rest of the week.
- Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: Bruins Patrice Bergeron, out with a “moderate concussion” has started working out again.
“I’ve met with Patrice. He’s been working out,” said Chiarelli. “He’s on his road to recovery, so it looks good.”
- Paul Friesen: Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom is questionable for tonight due to back problems.
- Joanne Ireland: Oilers Ales Hemsky had an MRI yesterday on his foot. Everything was good and he returned to the lineup.
- Sam Carchidi: Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossman is out for the rest of the regular season.
- Tim Panaccio: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that Daniel Briere is the only injured Flyer who “could’ play on Thursday.
- Ian Mendes: If Senators Milan Michalek feels okay today, he could be in the lineup against the Flyers.
- Joe Haggerty: Bruins Brad Marchand left last night’s game after taking an elbow to the head from Devils Anton Volchenkov.
- Dan Murphy: Cory Schneider was a late scratch last night after coming down with the flu.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Flyers forward Brayden Schenn will have an disciplinary hearing with Brendan Shanahan at 1:30 this afternoon for his hit on Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov.
Do you think Schenn should be suspended? Fined? Nothing?
No comeback in foreseeable future for Savard … Volchenkov breaks bone in foot … de Haan’s season over … Ohlund not even skating
- Mark Savard via twitter: “I tried to workout today with my trainer I felt like crap but I need to do it #battle. For the fans that keep asking there is no comeback in the foreseeable future I miss the game it has given me everything I have today. I do in fact hope there is still a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel to play but that rest on the doctor shoulders so far.”
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Anton Volchenkov’s agent, Jay Grossman, said that he broke “a small bone” near the arch of his foot. It may not be the 4-6 a broken ankle may take, will depend on how it heals.
- Ben Kuzma via twitter: Canucks Jason Garrison, who has been bothered by a groin injury, on playing if the season starts on November 2nd, “That’s what I’m planning for. I’m using this time to make sure it doesn’t come back.”
- Mike Halford of Pro Hockey Talk: Islanders prospect Calvin de Haan suffered a shoulder injury that will end his season. de Haan was playing for the Bridgeport of the AHL. It is his 3rd shoulder injury in the last 3 years.
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: Lightning’s Mattias Ohlund is not even close to skating.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Claude Giroux and Daniel Briere are off to Berlin in the German League.
- Gary Lawless via twitter: Andrew Ladd is not going to Russia due to family reasons. Staying in Winnipeg.
- Chris Johnston via twitter: Michael Grabner to play with Villacher SV in Austria, his hometown. 5 sponsors are covering the bill.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Alexander Semin and Anton Volchenkov are joining Torpedo. Pavel Lysenkov via twitter: Semin’s agent said he didn’t sign a contract with Torpedo and didn’t make a decision to join them.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Tommy Wingels is signing with KooKoo.
- CSN Bay Area: Joe Pavelski will be joining Dinamo Minsk early next week.
- Kevin Allen via twitter: TJ Galiardi will be joining SC Bietigheim-Bissingen of the German Bundesligue.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Mikael Backlund to join Vasteras.
- Kevin Kurz via twitter: Antti Niemi has talked to a few teams and could be the next Shark to head overseas.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Sean Bergenheim suffered a lower body injury with HIFK and is returning to North America after 2 games. Bergenheim is on a game by game contract, a small chance he returns.
- Katie Strang via twitter: There are no formal CBA meetings scheduled for today. Steve Fehr and Bill Daly will speak today.
- Jimmy Murphy via twitter: “Question to hockey world: if players were so hopeful that this lockout would be resolved soon, why is there a mass exodus to Europe already?”
- David Pagnotta via twitter: HC Ambri-Piotta of the Swiss league said they won’t sign NHL players, will re-evaluate at later date.
- Slava Malamud via twitter: Niklas Backstrom was injured yesterday at practice and may not join Dinamo Minsk.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Valtteri Filppula signed with Jokerit.
- Lisa Dillman via twitter: There are reports that Jonas Hiller is going to Switzerland, but that is not the case according to his agent. Going to wait and see.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Ilya Bryzgalov will join Pavel Datsyuk on CSKA.
- Slava Malamud via twitter: R-Sport is reporting that CSKA will sign Mikhail Grabovski instead of Anton Volchenkov. 3 player limit.
- Slava Malamud via twitter: Vladimir Tarasenko will sign with SKA.
Radulov-Kostitsyn broke curfew by an hour … Preds notes … Semin done with Caps, NHL? Kreider moves up to 2nd line
- Michael Farber of SI.com (via Dirk Hoag of On the Forecheck): Predators Alexander Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn broke curfew by 1 hour, which earned them their 1 game suspension. They were poolside at the W, an alcohol free soiree according to a source.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Ryan Suter’s free agent decision will affect Shea Weber’s situation. Throw in Radulov’s free agency and curfew violations, it’s going to be busy offseason for the Predators. They have 15 total free agents. 3 things that we know for sure: “1. The Suter, Weber, Radulov story lines will dominate the offseason for Nashville. 2. If Suter does decide to leave, it won’t be a ll doom and gloom for Nashville. 3. The Predators must make a decision on Sergei Kostitsyn.”
- Darren Dreger of TSN: Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin has called Brian Burke several times to try and persuade him to allow Rick Dudley to join the Habs before the Draft, but it’s not a top priority for Burke. There is a window that allows Dudley to leave, and the Leafs control the situation until it opens. At the next GM meetings, some GMs will bring up compensation for head coaches, GMs, and assistant GMs that are hired by other teams. Dreger says that Ryan Suter has earned the right to test the free agent market, and it won’t be an easy decision for him to sign elsewhere. It is possible that they could keep both Suter and Shea Weber, but it would have a financial strain on the team, depending on the new CBA.
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Alexander Semin could be playing in his last game for the Capitals, and maybe his last NHL game. He’ll be a UFA and the Capitals “won’t re-sign him.”
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Sports.ru is reporting that Kirill Kabanov will play of Salavat of the KHL. BD Gallof via twitter: KHL is better money than the AHL. Isles fan shouldn’t worry if Kabanov says there for a year, if it’s 2 years, then worry.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Apparently the Flyers have so many players that may require surgery, they won’t be able to sort it out until next week.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils coach Peter DeBoer expects Anton Volchenkov and Marek Zidlicky to be ready for Game 1 of the conference finals.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers forward Chris Kreider was practicing with the 2nd line, Ryan Callahan and Derek Stepan, yesterday.
Afternoon notes on Backstrom, Madden, Phillips, Orr, Carcillo, Blackhawks, Devils, Sabres and starting goalies
- Brian McNally via twitter: Capitals coach Dale Hunter said that Niklas Backstrom is day-to-day and is still being evaluated.
- George Richards via twitter: The Panthers have officially signed center John Madden.
- Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen: Senators defenseman Chris Phillips is out with a concussion. “We’re going to be hopeful that it’s short term and it’s being evaluated and it appears to be a mild one, but it depends on him,” said MacLean.
- David Alter via twitter: The Maple Leafs have placed Colton Orr on waivers. Jonas Siegel via twitter: Orr will be assigned to the Marlies if he clears.
- Tim Sassone via twitter: The Blackhawks have recalled Andrew Shaw and Dylan Olsen and have put Steve Montador and Marcus Kruger on the IR.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo has waived his right for an in person hearing.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov won’t play tonight. Andy Greene (broken toe) is at least 2 more weeks away. Rich Chere via twitter: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello on Travis Zajac: “We’re just going to rest him. He has a little soreness and we don’t want to take any chances.”
- John Vogl via twitter: The Sabres could be getting Tyler Myers, Ville Leino and Tyler Ennis back this weekend. Myers is hoping for Friday, Leino is shooting for Saturday.
- Terry Koshan via twitter: Jonas Gustavsson will start in net for the Leafs against the Jets.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: Ray Emery will start in net for the Blackhawks against the Flyers.
- Curtis Zupke via twitter: Jonas Hiller will start for the Ducks against the Sharks.
Kings could fire Murray … Giroux to be examined today … Blues to look for Dman … Skinner has undisclosed injury … Turco to Austria
- Helene Elliott and Lisa Dillman of the LA Times: The LA Kings could be preparing to fire coach Terry Murray this week. A replacement hasn’t been identified yet. The Kings are sitting in 12th place with a 13-12-4 record. They have only scored 65 goals this season, and only 6 in the last 4 games. Assistant coach John Steven may be asked to take over on in interim basis. The Kings are said not to be interested in recently fired Randy Carlyle.
- Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that Claude Giroux “felt better” yesterday after taking an accidental knee to the head from teammate Wayne Simmonds. Giroux will be re-examined today. Holmgren didn’t say if Giroux took a baseline or IMPACT test. It may make sense for the Flyers to hold Giroux out for at least a game or 2.
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: GM Holmgren said that Ilya Bryzgalov should be able to play on Tuesday. Defenseman Erik Gustafsson should be 10 to 14 days away from returning from his wrist surgery.
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Multiple sources are saying that the Blues will look to trade for another defenseman by the trade deadline. Sources are also saying there is a tentative closing date of Dec. 23rd for the sale of the club to Matt Hulsizer. Gary Bettman set a Dec. 31st deadline. Hulsizer was giving presentations to banks to sure up financing. Andy McDonald is turning the corner on his concussion recovery.
- Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: The Hurricanes are still actively looking for a top-6 forward.
- Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner didn’t practice again yesterday with an undisclosed injury. He had flu-like symptoms that caused him to miss Friday’s game. Skinner returned to Raleigh for evaluation. Coach Kirk Muller didn’t rule out Skinner for Tuesday. Jaroslav Spacek also missed practice as he was back in Montreal preparing for his move. Defensemen Joni Pitkanen and Jay Harrison are still out with upper-body injuries.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: The Devils have placed defenseman Anton Volchenkov (hand) on the IR. Cam Janssen has been activated from the IR.
Brodeur leaves game … Volchenkov returns Friday, Rolston close … Will Parise want to re-sign with Devils? 2 coaches safe for now … Backes-Blues close?
- Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Martin Brodeur left last night game in the 2nd period after taking a Patrick Kane shot in the right elbow. Brodeur thinks he’ll be able to go on Friday against the Rangers. “I knew exactly what was wrong,” he said. “They just wanted to do an X-ray because they have the machine here…But there’s no issue there. It’s just a question of swelling and getting a little strength back in it.”
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Anton Volchenkov is expected to return on Friday from his broken nose and stiff neck.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Brian Rolston is close to returning to practice according to GM Lou Lamoriello.
- John Buccigross of ESPN: Buccigross wonders if the Devils struggles and cap fallout will impact whether Zach Parise will want to re-sign with the team long-term. Parise is a RFA not a UFA at seasons end, “so he would either have to inform the Devils he has no intention of signing long term with them and force a trade or politely decline all contract offers until the Devils get the picture.”
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Tomas Kaberle rumors are picking up again, but agent Rick Curran said “There’s no reason for any talk to commence. Nothing has changed from our standpoint. So whatever the media has initiated and tried … I can assure you it’s certainly not coming from me and I know it’s not coming from Tomas. … My understanding of the situation is that unless we were to initiate conversation, then there shouldn’t be one.” The loss of Dion Phaneuf for 4-6 weeks makes Kaberle even more valuable to the Maple Leafs. The Buffalo Sabres are off to a slow start, but GM Darcy Regier will continue to be patient. Regier is talking to other teams, and he doesn’t think getting rid of coach Lindy Ruff is an option at the moment. Ducks GM Bob Murray said that coach Randy Carlyle’s job is safe. Contract talks between the Phoenix Coyotes and upcoming UFAs, Ilya Bryzgalov and Ed Jovanovski, are on hold until the team is officially sold. If a deal was present that was “phenomenal” for the team, they would do it.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: David Backes recently turned down a contract offer from the St. Louis Blues, but they are not that far apart.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Joffery Lupul skated with his Duck teammates at yesterday’s morning skate. Lupul was on for a light skate, and is not taking contact, but it was a good first step for him as he continues to recover from back issues and infections. He’ll continue to take antibiotics and his last blood test didn’t show any further infection. Carlyle said he won’t be “on the radar until somewhere around Thanksgiving.”
- Kevin Allen of the USA Today: The Thrashers were criticized when they said that Dustin Byfuglien would be playing on the blue line. Well, it is a move that has worked for them, as he’s recorded 10 points in 11 games. His defensive game is improving. Some of his success may stem from the the fact that he asked to play defense, he’s getting more ice time and is having success jumping into the play with more open room.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: The Anaheim Ducks haven’t allowed less than 2 goals in a game this year. They are 5-7-1, tied for 2nd last in the Western Conference.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Edmonton Oilers have hired Kimberley Amirault, a sports psychologist. She has worked with the Rangers, Blue Jackets, Knicks and Canadian Olympic teams.
Zach Parise out 3 months … Phaneuf suffers deep cut to leg … Doughty likely back tomorrow … Weber-Preds to continue to talk
Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Zach Parise will miss 3 months due to a torn meniscus in his right knee. Yesterday Parise was having exploratory arthroscopic surgery when the tear was discovered, and stitched back together. Anton Volchenkov could return to the Devils lineup on Friday. Volchenkov has been out since Oct. 9th with a broken nose and stiff neck.
James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail: Toronto Maple Leafs captain left the ACC on a stretcher last night after having his leg seriously cut. Ron Wilson said, “It was deep enough that they wanted to take him to the hospital to determine the extent of the injury. That’s the last I heard.” Elisha Cuthbert via twitter: Dion’s “getting it treated & fixed up, but he will need to miss a few games “. Cuthbert added, “…I suppose I should say will MOST LIKELY miss a few games. With that diehard, even I never know for sure.” On the positive side of thing for the Maple Leafs, they finally scored. Their slump only lasted 167 minutes and 39 seconds, longest since Dec. 1927.
Helene Elliott of the LA Times: Drew Doughty was cleared last night to resume all hockey activities. The Kings will likely activate him from the IR today, and be in the lineup tomorrow versus the Lightning. The Kings will also get Scott Parse back, who’ll be making his season debut after injuring his foot and groin in training camp. Parse found himself on a line with Anze Kopitar and Dustin Brown. Jarrett Stoll was center Ryan Smyth and Justin Williams. The Kings will have to decide this week what to do with Brayden Schenn and Kyle Clifford. Schenn has played 8 games, while Clifford has been in 7.
Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Agent Don Meehan met with Predators GM David Poille last week to discuss Shea Weber and a few others. With regards Weber, “There is a time and a place where we will get a little more serious about negotiations. I’m not sure when that’s going to be,” Poile said. “We just have an ongoing situation. Timing is not critical right now, but we’ll see what happens.” The Preds would like to keep Weber long term, and will meet with Meehan again in Toronto when the team plays the Maple Leafs on Nov. 16th.
Eric Stephens of the OC Register: The Anaheim Ducks said yesterday that 2010 1st round pick, Cam Fowler, will be staying with the club for the time being. Center Kyle Chipchura suffered a concussion on Saturday
Helene Elliott of the LA Times: The Ducks are 14 in the Western Conference, play the next 3 games at home (5 of next 6), but coach Randy Carlyle may not be on the hotseat. GM Bob Murray, “critical for a lot of people, but not for Randy.” He added, “Our coaching is fine. He’s a good coach. It’s not the coach who’s doing some of the things that are happening out there. It’s not the coach taking stupid penalties. It’s not the coach losing faceoffs in our own zone and then not taking their guy.”
Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Concussed Colorado Avalanche forward Peter Mueller should play again this season. After talking with “People Who Would Know”, Dater thinks Mueller may return around Christmas times. Craig Anderson skated yesterday, with Dater thinking it will be another 2-3 weeks before he returns. Dater also noted the other day that Kyle Cuminsky is out with a concussion as well.
David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: Torrey Mitchell moved up to the 2nd line, while Devin Setoguchi moved down to the 3rd line. Mitchell joins Ryane Clowe and Joe Pavelski. Setoguchi joins Logan Couture and Jamie McGinn.