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Posts Tagged Braden Holtby
- Shelly Anderson: Anderson is hearing Sidney Crosby’s jaw may not be healing fast enough for him to start playing before the playoffs.
- Stephen Whyno: Capitals Joel Ward didn’t skate again today. Adam Oates gave no update on his status.
- Tom Gulitti: Devils lines: Ponikarovsky-Loktionov-Kovalchuk; Elias-Zajac-Clarkson; Zubrus-Josefson-Sullivan; Carter-Gionta-Bernier.
- David Alter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel, Lupuk-Kadri-Kulemin, McClement-Grabo-Komarov, MacArthur-Colborne-Frattin, McLaren-Hamilton-Orr.
- Tom Gulitti: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils. Rich Chere: Johan Hedberg will get the start for the Devils on Thursday against the Penguins.
- Michael Smith: Dan Ellis will start in net for the Hurricanes.
- George Richards: Jacob Markstrom will start in net for the Panthers.
- Adam Vingan: Braden Holtby will start in net for the Capitals.
- John Vogl: Ryan Miller will start in net for the Sabres.
Roster notes and Goalie: Briere, Capitals, Michalek, Hedman, Hurricanes, Holtby, Bryzgalov and Quick
- Tim Panaccio: Flyers Daniel Briere is practicing with a regular jersey on, indicating that he’s likely in tonight.
- Stephen Whyno: Martin Erat, Joel Ward and Brooks Laich are out tonight for the Capitals.
- Ian Mendes: It doesn’t look like Milan Michalek is ready to return to the Senators lineup.
- Damian Cristodero: Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman won’t play tonight. He’s hopeful to get back on the weekend.
- Steven Whyno: Capitals lines: Johansson-Backstrom-Ovechkin, Volpatti-Ribeiro-Brouwer, Chimera-Perreault-Fehr, Wolski-Hendricks-Beagle.
- Chip Alexander: Hurricanes lines: Tlusty-EStaal-Semin; Skinner-JStaal-Ruutu; LaRose-Nash-Wallace; Westgarth and Blanchard; seven defensemen on ice.
- Stephen Whyno: Braden Holtby will start in net for the Capitals.
- Tim Panaccio: Ilya Bryzgalov will start in net for the Flyers.
- Jon Rosen: Jonathan Quick will start in net for the Kings.
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- The Fourth Period: Coyotes GM Don Maloney would move Keith Yandle if he received the right offer, and Shane Doanis the only untouchable.
“Our game plan has been the same. We’re driven to get into the playoffs,” Maloney said, while speaking Saturday afternoon on The Fourth Period LIVE on NHL Network Radio.
“Other than Shane Doan, there’s nobody that we wouldn’t trade if the deal was right for us. Some players obviously more than others.”
It’s possible that the Coyotes are buyers and sellers at the deadline. Maloney added that he’s mainly talked to Eastern Conference teams about trades. The Coyotes are not close to re-signing goalie Mike Smith.
”The long and short of it is until we have out ownership settled, to look a contract that is of the term and the dollar amount that (Smith) certainly has in his mind, I’m just not comfortable looking at that until you have an ownership in place, you sit down, you look at what your budgets are going to be, and how you can structure a team going forward,” Maloney admitted.
“We would like to retain Mike, that would be our goal, but we’re certainly not in a position to do that now. The sooner our ownership gets settled, the better for everybody.”
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers defenseman Ladislav Smidis looking for a long-term deal.
“I’d like a five years, around that term. Yeah five years at $3.5 million (a season), that would be nice. I’d be more than happy with that. Obviously you look around and see what other guys are making,” said Smid,
“I do think we’re getting closer (to a deal). Negotiations are pretty good right now. We have three days left and I’m really hopeful we’ll get a deal done. Obviously we have to have something done by Wednesday. I would hate to be traded. We have a great thing going on now and I’d hate to leave.”
The Oilers have come up recently in with their offers. Oilers GM Steve Tambellini will also have to decide what to do with their other UFAs: Ryan Whitney, Ryan Jones, Mark Fistric and Nikolai Khabibulin.
Whitney on trade talk,
“I’m trying not to think of things (trade destinations), but you hear things. If I don’t get traded, they want me here, I think. If I do get traded, it means another team wants me. It’s a win-win,” he said.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Oilers would consider drafting Aleksander Barkov with their first pick, but they’d need to get into the top five to do so. Canucks Roberto Luongo turns 34 on Thursday. Matheson can’t see them getting more than a 2nd round pick and a prospect for Luongo. They might be able to get Tyler Bozak from the Maple Leafs or they might have to take on someone’s mistake. Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis is available.
- Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: The emergence of Braden Holtby doesn’t necessarily mean that Michal Neuvirth is on the block at the trade deadline according to Capitals GM George McPhee.
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.
Quick Hits: Cut resistant socks, Ryder, Scouting Avs-Sharks, Markstrom, McGrattan, Leafs blueline and Holtby
- Michael Russo via twitter: Wild players are testing out the cut resistant socks in their last couple skates. Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu have tried them. Michael Rupp has been wearing them since Erik Karlsson’s injury.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Michael Ryder is in Columbus and is expected to join the Canadiens in Toronto today for tonight’s game.
- Adrian Dater via Sulia: Scouting the Avalanche and Sharks game last night from the Eastern Conference were the Jets, Rangers and Bruins.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: The Panthers assign Jacob Markstrom to the San Antonio of the AHL.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: The Predators put Brian McGrattan on waivers.
- Terry Koshan via twitter: Don’t anticipate any changes to the Leafs blueline tomorrow night, John-Michael Liles and Mike Komisarek are the 4th pair.
- Chuck Gormley via twitter: Capitals coach Adam Oates said he’s running with Braden Holtby but hasn’t decided if he’ll start tonight against the Flyers.
Lines, Parings and Starting Goalies: Penguins, Devils, Hurricanes, Panthers, Islanders, Lightning and Capitals
- Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Neal Cooke-Sutter-Dupuis Bennett-Jeffrey-Kennedy Glass-Vitale-Adams. Defensive pairing: Orpik-Martin Niskanen-Letang Engelland-Despres Eaton-Bortuzzo.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Defensive pairings and goalies: Salvador-Zidlicky; Greene-Larsson; Volchenkov-Harrold; Tallinder-Fayne. Goalies: Hedberg, Kinkaid.
- Chip Alexander viat twitter: Hurricanes defensive pairings: Harrison-Sangs; Murphy-Gragnani: Corvo-Faulk.
- Steve Goldstein via twitter: Jose Theodore will start in net for the Panthers tonight against the Penguins.
- Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: Tomas Vokoun will start in net for the Penguins.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Cam Ward is the first off the ice and likely starter against the Capitals tonight.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Mathieu Garon will start in net for the Lightning tonight.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Braden Holtby will start in today for the Capitals. Michal Neuvirth will start in net on Wednesday.
Capitals sign Holtby and Erskine to extensions … Penguins sign Eaton … Coyotes give Schlemko an extension
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: The Capitals signed goalie Braden Holtby to a 2-year, $3.7 million contract extension ($1.85 million salary cap hit). He’ll make $1.7 million next year and $2 million in 2014-15.
- Stephen Whyno via twtter: The Capitals signed defenseman John Erskine to a 2-year, $3.925 million contract extension ($1.9625 million cap hit).
- Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: The Penguins have signed defenseman Mark Eaton to a 1 year deal. Shelly Anderson via twitter: The deal is for $750,000. Eaton had been practicing with the team.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Coyotes sign David Schlemko to a 2-year, $2.375 million contract extension ($1.1875 million salary cap hit).
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: Canadiens rookie Brendan Gallagher will be a game-time decision tonight.
- Torie Peterson of the Flames.NHL.com: Flames Sven Baertschi could return to the lineup tonight according to coach Bob Hartley.
- Michael Russo via twitter: The Wild have called up Charlie Coyle
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Braden Holtby will start in net for the Capitals.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Jimmy Howard will start in net for the Red Wings.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Dan Ellis will start in net for the Hurricanes.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Johan Hedberg will start in net for the Devils.
Scratches, Lines and goalies: Oils, Rangers, Sabres, Sens, Devils, Caps, Pens, Isles, Ducks, Blackhawks, Stars, Bruins and Jets
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers winger Ryan Smyth and defenseman Ryan Whitney appear to be scratched tonight.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers Brian Boyle will be scratched again. Eminger and Bickel are also out.
- Ken Warren via twitter: Tyler Myers will return to the Sabres lineup tonight.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators lines: Michalek-Zibanejad-Alfredsson;Greening-Turris-Silfverberg;Condra-Smith-Neil;Daugavins-Da Costa-O’Brien. Defensive pairings: Karlsson-Methot; Gonchar-Lundin;Wiercioch-Phillips. Benoit could be sitting.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Matteau-Zajac-Kovalchuk; Elias-Henrique-Clarkson; Carter-Gionta-Bernier; Barch-Josefson-Butler.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals lines: Chimera-Ribeiro-Ovechkin, Wolski-Backstrom-Brouwer, Fehr-Perreault-Ward, Hendricks-Beagle-Crabb.
- Edmonton Oilers via twitter: Oilers lines: Hall-RNH-Eberle Yakupov-Gagner-Hemsky Paajarvi-Belanger-Hartikainen Eager-Smyth-Petrell.
- Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis Boychuk-Malkin-Neal Cooke-Sutter-Kennedy Glass-Jeffrey-Adams (Tangradi, Vitale). Defensive pairings: Orpik-Martin Engelland-Bortuzzo Despres-Reese Niskanen-Letang.
- New York Islanders via twitter: Islanders lines:Moulson-Tavares-Boyes, Bailey-Nielsen-Okposo, Grabner-Aucoin-McDonald-Reasoner, Ullstrom-Cizikas-Martin-Boulton.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks lines: Kyle Palmieri-Ryan Getzlaf-Corey Perry, Emerson Etem-Bobby Ryan-Teemu Selanne, Andrew Cogliano-Saku Koivu-Daniel Winnik. Matt Beleskey-Nick Bonino-Brad Staubitz. Defensive pairings: Sheldon Souray-Francois Beauchemin, Luca Sbisa-Toni Lydman, Bryan Allen-Ben Lovejoy.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Chicago lines: Brandon Saad-Jonathan Toews-Marian Hossa, Patrick Sharp-Dave Bolland-Patrick Kane, Bryan Bickell-Andrew Shaw-Viktor Stalberg, Brandon Bollig/Jamal Mayers-Marcus Kruper-Michael Frolik. Defensive pairings: Duncan Keith-Brent Seabrook, Niklas Hjalarmasson-Johnny Oduya, Nick Leddy-Michal Rozsival.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars lines: Morrow-Benn-Jagr, Eriksson-Roy-Ryder, Smith-Eakin-Vincour, Nystrom-Fiddler-Garbutt. Defensive pairings: Dillon-Robidas, Rome-Daley, Goligoski-Larsen.
- Fluto Shinzawa via twitter: Bruins lines: Lucic-Krejci-Horton, Marchand-Bergeron-Seguin.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Scott Clemmensen will be in net for the Panthers against Braden Holtby and the Capitals.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks Viktor Fasth will face Corey Crawford and the Blackhawks.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars Kari Lehtonen will face Devan Dubnyk and the Oilers.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Henrik Lundqvist will be in net for the Rangers tonight.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators.
- Update: Gary Lawless via twitter: Al Montoya will start in net for the Jets tonight.
Quick Hits: Grabovski, waivers, Malone, Johansson, Laich, lines and starting goalies for today and tomorrow
- Bob McKenzia via twitter: There will be no supplemental discipline for Maple Leafs Mikhail Grabovski. The NHL said that it couldn’t determine conclusively if Grabrovski bit Max Pacioretty or not. Darren Dreger via twitter: The safety department said that it went to great lengths in search of the truth.
- Tim Wharnsby via twitter: Sabres Matt Ellis clears waivers. The Oilers put Darcy Hordichuk on waivers.
- Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times: Ryan Malone suffered a lower-body injured before the Lightning-Rangers game. He was injured during their “pregame kick-around with a soccer ball.”
- Brian McNally via twitter: Capitals Marcus Johansson will not travel with the team on their trip to Florida. He’s day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
- Brian McNally via twitter: Capitals Brooks Laich will travel with the team to Florida. As of this morning, coach Adam Oates wasn’t sure if he has been cleared for contact yet.
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: Canadiens lines: Bourque-Plekanec-Gionta; Pacioretty-Galchenyuk-Gallagher; Prust-Desharnais-Cole, Moen-Eller-Armstrong.
- Brent Wallace via twitter: Senators lines: Michalek Zibanejad Alfredsson; Silfverberg Turris Greening; Condra Smith Neil; O’Brien Da Costa Daugavins
- NY Islanders via twitter: Rick DiPietro will start in net for the Islanders tonight.
- David Alter via twitter: James Reimer will start in net for the Maple Leafs tonight.
- David Pollak via twitter: Steve Mason will start in net for the Blue Jackets tonight. Kevin Kurz via twitter: Thomas Greiss is expected to start tonight.
- Jon Rosen via twitter: Jonathan Bernier was the first off the ice for the Kings, and likely starter.
- Brian McNally via twitter: Braden Holtby will start in net for the Capitals tomorrow.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Kari Lehtonen will start in net for the Stars tomorrow.
- Wayne Scanlan via twitter: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators tomorrow.
Decisions for Kessel and Leafs … Bruins to talk extension with Rask … GMGM talks with ownership … Starting goalies
- James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail: Maple Leafs Phil Kessel finally scored his 1st goal of the season on Thursday, and now things are brewing as to what will happen regarding his contract. He’ll be a free agent after next season, and people are wondering if he’ll remain with the Leafs longterm. Kessel is eligible to sign an extension on July 1st. It’s believed that new Leafs GM Dave Nonis hasn’t been offering Kessel around the league, but is listening to offers. The rumors will only increase if the Maple Leafs fall out of playoff contention by the trade deadline. Wade Arnott, Kessel’s agent, has said that it is “too early” to begin talks about the possibly re-signing with the team.
“The season is just 11 games old,” Arnott said. “I know Phil is only focusing on the next game. We’ll see what the off-season brings, but I know he enjoys playing for the Leafs and living in a hockey market.”
Kessel will need to figure out if he wants to stay in Toronto longterm. Nonis will have to figure out if he wants to commit big-money for a one-way scorer into his 30′s or look to trade for someone younger.
- Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli indicated on Thursday that he’ll be working on extending goalie Tuukka Rask sometime during this season.
“Nothing is imminent and I can leave it at that,” said Chiarelli. “[The Thomas trade] has kind of been in the works for a while and it just coincidental that Tuukka had a terrific game last night.
“Breaching my own policy [of not discussing contracts], we will bring up talks with Tuukka at some point in this season, in hoping to extend him. I know the perception looks like one follows the other and I was waiting to pull the trigger based on a great game by Tuukka. We’ve been pretty open with Tuukka and Tim as far as when we would see them ending up, I call it a succession plan.”
Haggerty thinks Rask’s deal could between Ondrej Pavelec’s 5 year, $19.5 million contract and Carey Price’s 6 year, $39.5 million deal.
- Brian McNally of the Washington Examiner: Capitals GM George McPhee has met with Capitals ownership, Ted Leonsis and Dick Patrick.
“Had some real good discussions with ownership over the last couple of days. They’re obviously not very happy. But they’ve been supportive,” McPhee said. “At times like this ownership can pile on and make things worse. Or ownership can say ‘How can we help and what we can do to make it better?’ And it’s been the latter. It’s been ‘How can we help, what can we do to make it better?’ And I provided some options and they provided some real fair direction, which was great.”
“The opinions that matter are the coaching staff and our pro scouts and ownership. We’re all on the same page,” McPhee said. “We’re disappointed with the way things have started. It’s not over.”
- Vicki Hall via twitter: Leland Irving will start in net for the Flames against the Canucks.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Braden Holtby will start in net for the Capitals today against the Panthers.
- Lou Korac via twitter: Brian Elliott will start in net today for the Blues against the Ducks.
- Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: Marc-Andre Fleury will start in net today for the Penguins.
- TSN: Craig Custance of ESPN reported that Canucks GM Mike Gillis reached out to Capitals GM George McPhee to let him know that it wasn’t his intention to cause a distraction involving Roberto Luongo and the Capitals. McPhee said: ”That’s a first-class thing to do.”
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Capitals haven’t spoken with the Canucks about Luongo and have no appetite to do so. The Capitals wouldn’t entertain a contract like Luongo’s. Though their goaltending hasn’t been sharp, they will ride it out with Neuvirth and Holtby for now. McKenzie notes that the Canucks aren’t going to trade Cory Schneider.
- Ben Kuzma via twitter: Luongo on Gillis being in Washington: “I really don’t have any comment about it. Mike hasn’t approached me with anything in regards to that I’m not going to speculate. I don’t want it to be a distraction. It will only hurt my game and my teammates.”
- Craig Custance of ESPN: Luongo to the Capitals has been shot down by several people, but a sources see’s the Capitals as a good landing spot for Luongo.
“I could see that as a fit. You need a veteran guy and the young goalies need to learn from him,” said an NHL source. “Both young goalies [in Washington] are pretty good but it’s hard to win with a young goaltender.”
“It would be an upgrade,” said the source of Luongo in Washington. “As much as he’s been criticized, he is a pretty good goalie. He’s a veteran guy who knows how to prepare.”
This type of trade would be easier to do for the Capitals than adding a scoring winger and top 4 defenseman if Dmitry Orlov is going to be out a long period of time. It is still in the best interest for the Canucks to trade Luongo this season, getting the best possible return for him. In the meantime, they get the benefit of being able to send out one of two, high-end goalies every game.
- Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun: Cory Schneider’s agent, Mike Liut:
“Our concern is we were hoping that this would be the year that Cory would play 75 per cent of the games,” Liut said in a phone interview Monday from his Michigan office.
“We are only interested in resolution, we are not going to get into the finger-pointing game and to that end you have to take a step back and you have to give them latitude to make a business decision.”
“Is Roberto going to be there all year?” Liut said. “It’s certainly looking like he’s going to be or both will be there until the (April 3) trade deadline. What happens after that, we’ll have to react to that. But my concern is in the obvious, we have a 48-game season and you’ve got two goalies of their stature.”
“It was within the realm of possibility for a variety of reasons, one of which is trading a player of Roberto’s stature is never an easy trade because of the consideration of what you are expecting to come back,” Liut said Monday.
“He’s an elite player in the league. Then there’s another layer with his contract and yet another layer with the new collective bargaining agreement … It’s just not an easy contract to trade. I think it’s doable, but it isn’t an easy trade. So am I surprised? I am too pragmatic to be surprised. I kind of subscribe to the best laid plans (go awry) adage, you know.”
“If they are both there for the entire season, and it’s a 48-game season, and Roberto plays 40 games, that’s a disaster,” Liut said. “That’s an extreme and I don’t think that’s going to happen, but certainly the sooner the better.
“Vancouver has a decision to make with their goaltending, everybody knows that. We don’t need to add more to it than that. Everyone wants it resolved and if it can get resolved that will be better for everybody.”