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Injury notes and lines: Crosby, Staal, Clowe, Bozak, Pominville, Demers, Ward, Phillips, Rangers and Leafs
- Bob McKenzie: The Penguins likely won’t know until tomorrow afternoon if Sidney Crosby will be medically cleared to play on Wednesday.
- Steve Zipay: Rangers Marc Staal practiced today in a regular jersey. Derek Dorsett was in a non-contract jersey.
- Andrew Gross: Rangers Ryane Clowe and Brian Boyle did not practice today.
- Terry Koshan: Maple Leafs Tyler Bozak was on the ice before practice with their strength coach. He was testing the shoulder and he doesn’t appear to be full strength. Maple Leafs: Coach Randy Carlyle said that Bozak remains day-to-day with an upper body injury.
- Michael Russo: Wild’s Jason Pomenville practiced today.
- Kevin Kurz: Sharks defenseman Jason Demers didn’t skate today and he won’t be in the lineup on Wednesday.
- Stephen Whyno: Capitals Joel Ward is improving. It’s still not known when Brooks Laich will resume skating.
- Bruce Garrioch: Thinks there should be no reason that Chris Phillips won’t be ready for Game 1.
- Andrew Gross: Rangers lines: Nash-Richards-Zuccarello Hagelin-Stepan-Callahan Kreider-Brassard-Pyatt Asham-Newbury-Powe.
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- Tracey Bowman: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman said that it’s unlikely that he’d move any of his roster: ”This group has earned the right to see what we can do as a group.” … ”The focus is to keep this group together and add to it.”
- Mark Spector: Blues David Perron (3 years at $3.8 million left) is Spector’s vote for who is most likely to be dealt next by the Blues.
- Andy Strickland: The Blues now have nine defenseman and 24 roster players, will need to make a move. Immigration will take a couple days, so a move won’t have to made right away. May not be a trade, as they could send Ian Cole to the AHL.
- Pass it to Bulis: Canucks GM Mike Gillis said they need a ”versatile forward” who can play center, wing, kill penalties and play on the power-play.
- Josh Rimer: (before the Kiprusoff talk picked up) Rimer is hearing that there is good chance that Roberto Luongo could end with the Maple Leafs.
- Farhan Lalji: Canucks GM Mike Gillis said that ”it might not be the right time” to trade Luongo and suggested that it might be easier to trade him in the summer. Gillis added, “we’re talking to 4 teams with varying levels of activity and various proposals”
- Gary Lawless: The Jets were in the hunt for center Michal Handzus but not able to land him.
- Jim Diamond: Diamond expects a quiet trade deadline for the Predators. The players they would move don’t have much market value.
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: It’s unlikely that Rangers GM Glen Sather will take a run at any of the bigger names available on the trade market. They aren’t good enough to deal young assets or draft picks for veteran help. It’s doubtful they would get into a bidding war for Ryane Clowe or able/willing to put together a package for Dan Boyle. A Boyle deal might make sense if Marian Gaborik was going the other way. Sources are saying there is lots of interest in center Brian Boyle. Sather will look to improve their blueline.
- Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: The Jets could be both buyers and sellers at the trade deadline.
You can be both, I think. It just depends on what you’re looking for,” said Cheveldayoff. “If you’re just buying rentals, it’s one thing. If you’re looking for things with term, it’s another.
“We’re going into a unique situation here too, with the salary cap moving down. You have to be open for anything, at this point and time. There are lots of different options out there. It’s one of those things where if any action is going to happen, it’s probably going to happen late.”
The Jets could be looking for top-six right winger, but GM Cheveldayoff isn’t limiting this search to that one area. They have some extra draft picks and the cap room.
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.
- John Vogl via twitter: Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff will return to the lineup tonight. Missed one game.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Sounding like Rangers Brian Boyle is out, Ryan Callahan is back in, Dan Girardi is out, Steve Eminger is in.
- Anthony SanFilippo via twitter: Wayne Simmonds is doubtful for the Flyers tonight.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Islanders Casey Cizikas is a healthy scratch.
- Michael Russo via twitter: Wild forward Mikael Granlund will be scratched tonight.
- George Richards via twitter: Panthers will make Alex Kovalev a healthy scratch tonight.
- Josh Yohe via twitter: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang will be a game time decision tonight.
Afternoon notes on Luongo, Schneider, Hodgson, Filppula, Kane, Jagr, Petrov, Vezina finalists, Konopka and Boyle
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Despite having 10 years left on his deal, it doesn’t mean the Canucks won’t be able to trade Roberto Luongo. Jeff Carter had 11 years and was dealt. The biggest factors holding a deal back may be what the Canucks want for him or what other goalies are available. There could be between 5 and 9 teams that are interested. His top 2 landing spots would be Tampa Bay and Florida. He may not want to play in the spotlight of Toronto. Cory Schneider will not be blocked from an offer sheet from July 1st to July 5th because he made under $1.5 million. The Canucks would offer him arbitration but due to his salary, if Schneider and another team worked out a deal before July 5th, the Canucks would have the choice to match. The Canucks targeted 6 players they would have traded Cody Hodgson for at the deadline before they did the deal with the Sabres for Zack Kassian (Kassian obviously being one). Brandon Sutter of the Hurricanes was one, and John Carlson of the Capitals was another. The 4th was Erik Gudbrason of the Panthers and Kyle Clifford of the Kings was the 5th according to sources. The 6th is unknown. The Canadiens may be interested in Sharks GM Doug Wilson. Friedman wonders if the Red Wings will make Valtteri Filppula available this offseason.
- Steve Rosenbloom of the Chicago Tribune: Rosenbloom thinks the Blackhawks should at least see what they could get for Patrick Kane. He notes that Kane’s goal production doesn’t match the hype or salary.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Carchidi thinks there is an 80% chance that Jaromir Jagr returns to the Flyers next year.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman: “We’re not going to bring everybody back.”
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Islanders prospect Kirill Petrov: “It’s my dream to play in the NHL. My contract expires on April 30. Then I will decide what to do.”
- Jim Diamond via twitter: Pekka Rinne, Henrik Lundqvist and Jonathan Quick are the Vezina finalists.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Matt Carkner and Zenon Konopka were not at the Senators practice today.
- Katie Strang via twitter: Brian Boyle didn’t practice with the Rangers today.
Yakupov wants to be an Oiler … Elliott to start … Sharks may add size … Allaire may retire … Suspension videos for Hagelin and Carkner
- Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun: Likely 1st overall draft pick Nail Yakupov said:
“I definitely want to go to Edmonton and play for the Oilers, for sure,”
“I’ve played in Canada, in Sarnia, for the last two years. I love the people. I very much want to play for a Canadian team like Edmonton. I want to play for those guys!
“If they draft me, I will work very hard to make the team, give it everything I’ve got to work hard and play for the Oilers.
“I want to be No. 1. No. 1 is No. 1. I don’t want to be second or third.”
- Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: Brian Elliott will start in net for the Blues. Jaroslav Halak suffered a lower-body injury on Saturday and will be out for tonight. The injury isn’t considered serious.
- Mark Emmons of the San Jose Mercury News: The Sharks may be considering making a lineup change for Game 3. The Sharks may look to get bigger, with options being Michal Handzus Brad Winchester and Colin White. Dominic Moore’s broken nose was badly swollen yesterday but he’ll be able to go.
- Damien Cox of the Toronto Star: According to Elliotte Friedman, Maple Leafs goalie coach Francois Allaire may resign and retire as an active goalie coach. Burke told the Star that he had not heard directly from Allaire regarding his retirement.
- Rangers Carl Hagelin gets a 3 game suspension for his head hit on Senators Daniel Alfredsson.
- Senators Matt Carkner gets a 1 game suspension for fighting Rangers Brian Boyle.
Rangers lock up Boyle, Dubinsky and Callahan remain … Jackets looking at FA wingers, maybe Hemsky? Alzner talks continue … Yzerman – Purcell talks continue
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The Rangers locked up another one of their RFAs yesterday, signing Brian Boyle to a 3 year deal worth $5.1 million, a $1.7 million cap hit. Ryan Callahan and Brandon Dubinsky have both filed for salary arbitration. Dubinsky’s hearing is next Thrusday and the Rangers are expected to select a 2 year arbitration award. Dubinsky is scheduled to be a UFA in 2 years. Callahan would be a UFA after next season. Dubinsky and Callahan are expected to get between a $3.7 and $4.4 million arbitration award. The Rangers are looking for a veteran 3rd pair defenseman.
- Steve Zipay of Newsday: The Rangers have about $11.2 million remaining, so there is plenty of room to get Dubinsky and Callahan signed. Both players are expected to sign multi-year contracts worth around $4 million per season.
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Kristian Huselius had surgery yesterday to repair his torn pectoral muscle. GM Scott Howson will meet up with Huselius today, in between phone calls where he’ll be looking for a free agent winger.
“We’re going to be active,” Howson said. “We’re going to do our best to find somebody who can help us get through this stretch of games without (Huselius) – however long that may be.”
They will be seeking to sign someone to a 1 year deal worth $2 million or less. Some possibilities are: Cory Stillman, Vaclav Prospal, Brendan Morrison, Steve Bernier, Sergei Samsonov, J.P. Dumont, Marek Svatos and Jason Williams.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Portzline wouldn’t be surprised if Kristian Huselius’ injury sparked talk on the long-whispered Ales Hemsky to Columbus deal.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Karl Alzner’s agent in a text: “We are still talking and will continue the negotiations [yesterday].”
- Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times: Teddy Purcell’s arbitration hearing is set for July 20th, but GM Steve Yzerman hopes to get a deal done before that. The sides are not far apart after they had a “good, long” conversation last night.
“I fully expect to see Teddy in the lineup in September and have a contract done,” Yzerman said. ”Whether it’s through the arbitration process or before that, we’ll have a contract in place next week.”
Predators hearing tomorrow … Doughty wants to be highest paid King … Gorges’ hopes to avoid arbitration … Burke audio … Stamkos/MacArthur agent audio
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The grievance hearing over the Predators qualifying offers starts tomorrow.
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: Answering a question on Drew Doughty: The Kings want to do over a 7 year deal, Doughty wants to do less. Bernstein says that Doughty wants to the highest paid LA King. (Anze Kopitar has a cap hit of $6.8 million)
- Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette: Josh Gorges’ agent hopes to get a deal done with the Canadiens before they go to salary arbitration. Arbitration hearings run from July 20th to August 4th. Last year only 4 of 19 players that filed for arbitration went to the hearing. Gorges earlier rejected a qualifying offer of $1.3 million. Money shouldn’t be issue, it’s the term that could be a problem.
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: Alexander Semin is being shopped around the league, he won’t end up in San Jose.
- Nick Cotsonika via twitter: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said that Joe Corvo suggested at trade, but didn’t demand one. Dan Rosen via twitter: Rutherford told Rosen that “the idea to sign Kaberle actually came about through a phone conversation with Joe Corvo’s agent.”
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Ryan Callahan, Brandon Dubinsky, Brian Boyle and Michael Sauer all filed for salary arbitration, but the Rangers hope to get all signed before their hearing dates.
It’s fair to project that bookend foundation pieces Callahan and Dubinsky will come in at somewhere between $3.7 million and $4.4 million per season. It’s safe to say Sauer, prime for an offer sheet that inexplicably did not materialize over the last four days, will be in at between $1.5 million and $2 million. Boyle is a tougher case, coming off his first productive year in the NHL, but he likely will come in between $1.25 million and $1.75 million.
- Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: 5 free agents who might interest the Jets: Cory Stillman, Ryan Shannon, Jason Jaffray, Mike Grier, and John Madden.
- Scott Howson via twitter: After signing Radek Martinek, the Blue Jackets will “sit tight for now.” Will assess the market and talk to teams about trades.
- Fan 590 Audio: Don Meehan, the agent for Steven Stamkos and Clarke MacArthur.
- TSN Audio: Brian Burke press conference.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Brian Burke: “We haven’t written off Jeff Finger … If he can come in and take a job that’s great.”
Schneider left due to cramp … NY Rangers have some off-season decisions to make … Malkin back before Crosby … Niemi to start
- Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun: Canucks goalie Cory Schneider left with under 3 minutes to go in the 3rd period. He had to be helped off the ice after his leg cramped up.
“The cramps, he said, “I could feel coming on after the second and sure enough, on that penalty shot, I just extended my leg and it completely seized up. I felt bad making Lou go in cold in the third.”
Now the question will be, who will start game 7?
“Oh, if I would tell you who I’m going to play, would you believe me now?” said Vigneault, who said he didn’t actually lie, he just “went with the gut.”
- Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun: Canucks defenseman Sami Salo lasted only 3 shifts last night with an undisclosed injury. Aaron Rome or Keith Ballard could replace him for Game 7.
- Jesse Spector of the NY Daily News: The NY Rangers have 7 RFA’s to deal with this off-season. Forwards, Brandon Dubinsky, Ryan Callahan, Artem Anisimov, and Brian Boyle. Defenseman Matt Gilroy and Michael Sauer and goalie Chad Johnson. They’ll likely want to bring back UFA Ruslan Fedotenko, and possibly Vinny Prospal. Alex Frolov likely won’t be back. Steve Eminger and Bryan McCabe are UFA’s on the backend. The Rangers will likely go after 31 year old Brad Richards. The Rangers wouldn’t confirm a report that coach John Tortorella signed a 3 year contract extension.
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The NY Rangers summer salary cap number is at $47.6 million, with the projected cap number of next year at $62.2 million. Their cap number doesn’t include any of their 6 RFA’s (Brooks didn’t include Chad Johnson), which should about $12 million to sign the 6. If Wade Redden doens’t retire, the Rangers will be on the hook for his contract again, and can’t remove it until they waive him in training camp. Buying out the last year of Chris Drury’s contract would save them $3,333,333 in cap space this year, but would carry a $1,666,667 in 2012-13. Wojtek Wolski carries a $3.8 million next year, and if bought out, would save them $3,333,333 next year. A Sean Avery buyout would save them $1,333,334 in cap space next year. Vinny Prospal, Bryan McCabe and Steve Eminger likely won’t be offered a contract. They won’t offer Matt Gilroy a $2.1 million qualifying offer, but are expected to give him a 2 year offer worth half that.
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Rossi has heard from someone close to the Penguins organization that he would expect to see Evgeni Malkin back in the Penguins lineup before Sidney Crosby. Malkin may be able to return if the Penguins get deep in to the playoff, Rossi asked that organization what deep meant, and “was told deep meant conference finals or Stanley Cup Final.”
- David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: Antti Niemi will start Game 6 for the Sharks. “Nemo will play tomorrow. He is our guy,” coach Todd McLellan said Sunday after practice. “We don’t expect him to be perfect,” McLellan said of Niemi. “We expect him to be a little bit better and I think he expects that of himself.”
- Eric Stephen of the OC Register: With the Ducks eliminated from the playoffs, questions regarding whether Teemu Selanne will retire or not are already appearing. When asked late in the season, Selanne said he’d make the decision before July 1st. Selanne is coming off a 31 goal, 80 point season.
Bolland and Pronger doubtful for their Game 3′s … Bob or Boosh? Burke to put out an offer sheet? Options for Leafs
- Chris Kuc via twitter: David Bolland is doubtful for Game 3 according to coach Joel Quennville.
- Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Backstrom and Arnott trade places at yesterday’s practice. Capitals forward lines: Ovechkin-Arnott-Knuble, Sturm-Backstrom-Semin, Laich-Johansson-Chimera, Hendricks-Gordon-Bradley, King-Beagle-Fehr
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: A source close to the Flyers said before yesterday’s game there is a “50/50″ chance that Chris Pronger will be in the lineup Monday. After the game he said “He’s probably out Monday.” So it’s looking like a ‘must win’ would get Pronger back in the lineup. Who will be in net for the Flyers on Monday is the next big question. Laviolette pointed out that Bobrovsky has bounced back from tough games in the past. Arguments for both sides are,
For those in “Bob’s” corner: Boucher seems better suited in a relief role than Bobrovsky because of his experience. In addition, Bobrovsky has been more effective on the road than Boucher.
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: From an interview with Wild owner Craig Leipold: On GM Chuck Fletcher, “He knows he has my complete and absolute confidence.” Fletcher has full control on hiring the next coach, and there is “no financial restraints when it comes to a coach.”
- Sean Leahy via twitter: “SKA & KHL Pres Medvedev claims Hitchcock & MacTavish are 2 of 4 finalists for head coach.”
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: “Brian Burke said an offer sheet for restricted free agents is not out of the question in the future.” Some RFA’s this year are, Steven Stamkos, Shea Weber, Zach Parise, Keith Yandle, Zach Bogosian. If Brad Richards doesn’t want to sign with the Leafs, would they look at the next best option, Brooks Laich of Washington? Another intriguing UFA is Ville Leino.
- Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star: Zwolinski looks at some possible UFA centers the Maple Leafs could look at. Brad Richards: Will either re-sign with the Stars or sign with the Rangers. Simon Gagne: more of a LWer. Tim Connolly: could fill the hole for a year or two. Jason Arnott: same as Connolly. Michal Handzus: a long shot, but how much game does he have left. Zwolinski looks at some possible trade partners. New York Rangers: RFA’s Brandon Dubinsky, Brian Boyle. Rookie Derek Stepan and Erik Christensen has 1 year left before he’s a UFA. Ottawa Senators: Jason Spezza has 3 years left and could be moved to restock the roster. Boston Bruins: David Krejci has been rumored to Toronto. Would be costly to add him, makes $3.75 million next year. Philadelphia Flyers: Jeff Carter has been linked to the Leafs in the past, he and Mike Richards are locked up long term. The Flyers have less than $500,000 in cap space for next year. A long shot. San Jose Sharks: They have to interesting centers, Joe Pavelski ($4 million) and Devin Setoguchi ($1.8 million). Both are not likely to be moved, unless they disappoint in the playoffs again. Setoguchi is an RFA this summer, Pavelski has 2 years left. New Jersey Devils: Zach Parise is a RFA this summer, can the Devils afford him.
For those in Boosh’s corner: Boucher has been the steadier goalie this season, and his experience gives the team a calming effect.