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Posts Tagged Brooks Laich
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.
Injury Notes: Senators, Penguins, Laich, Antropov, Oshie, Anisimov, Cizikas, Gervais, Marchand and Bergeron
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- Ian Mendes: Neither of Jason Spezza and Erik Karlsson skated yesterday. A scheduled day off for Karlsson and Spezza worked out off-ice.
- Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Injured Penguins Paul Martin, Sidney Crosby and James Neal all skated before practice yesterday. Neal has been symptom free since Monday.
- Mark Masters: Capitals coach Adam Oates on Brooks Laich: “We want him to be pain free before he goes on the ice again so he’s working as hard as he can to become pain free.” At the moment, they are not considering surgery for Laich’s groin. There is no timetable for his return.
- Ken Wiebe: Jets coach Claude Noel said that Nik Antropov (lower-body) skated for the first time since suffering his injury. He’s day-to-day and could return this week.
- Jeremy Rutherford: Blues TJ Oshie has a stress fracture and had surgery yesterday. Timetable is unknown. Andy Strickland: Was told that a screw may have been needed to fix Oshie’s ankle. Jeremy Rutherford: Oshie is week-to-week.
- Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets center Artem Anisimov (concussion) is traveling with the team. He won’t play on Wednesday or Thursday, but hasn’t been ruled out for any games beyond that.
- B.D. Gallof: Islanders Casey Cizikas left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
- Flyers.NHL.com: Flyers Bruno Gervais had surgery last Thursday to repair a torn stomach muscle.
- Joe Haggerty: Bruins Brad Marchand has been “cleared for contact.” Patrice Bergeron’s return tonight is “highly probable.”
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.
- Rob Rossi and Josh Yohe of the Tribune-Review: Penguins Evgeni Malkin skated again yesterday but is uncertain for tomorrow night. He’s missed the last five games with an upper-body injury.
- Josh Yohe via twitter: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang left yesterday’s game in the first period and didn’t return. He’ll have his lower-body injury re-evaluated.
- Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald: Flames center Mikael Backlund broke a bone in his foot after blocking a shot from Kevin Klein.
- Ken Wiebe via twitter: Jets coach Claude Noel said there’s no update on defenseman Tobias Enstrom, he’s ”still a ways away.”
- Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times: Capitals defenseman Mike Green could return from his groin injury within the next week. He’ll travel with the team on their road trip to Pittsburgh, Winnipeg and New York. Defenseman Tomas Kundratek had a MRI on his knee on Friday and it’s not known if he’ll travel with the team. Defenseman John Erskine still hasn’t skated and there is no timetable for his return. Forward Brooks Laich is getting very close to returning.
- Kevin Kurz via twitter: Sharks winger Ryane Clowe has a shoulder injury and his status for tomorrow is uncertain.
- Josh Cooper via twitter: Predators defenseman Scott Hannan left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
- Kevin Kurz via twitter: Sharks Brent Burns is out for at least the next two games. Coach McLellan hasn’t ruled out Martin Havlat and Tommy Wingels for tomorrow.
- Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: Red Wings forward Darren Helmis going to New York to see a muscles and ligaments specialist for his ailing back.
“It’s not progressing as quickly as Darren would like,” general manager Ken Holland said. “They’ve (doctors) ruled out disk or structural issues.”
Red Wings GM Ken Holland thinks both Johan Franzen (hip flexor) and Kyle Quincey (sprained ankle) will return during their Carolina trip. Defenseman Brendan Smith and Carlo Colaiacovo could return this week from their shoulder injuries. There is no timetable on when Todd Bertuzzi (back) will be able to start skating.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals Jason Chimera left practice early with a lower-body injury and it’s not known if he’ll be able to play against the Hurricanes. Nicklas Backstrom is questionable due to sickness. Defenseman Mike Greenis ready to go.
“I’m 100 percent and ready to go,” Green said, adding that he’s not concerned about the prospect of playing back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday. “The reason why I’m ready to play is I’m 100 percent and it was either battle through it on Saturday or else wait until I’m 100 percent so I could play back-to-backs, so here we are.”
Brooks Laich remains out with a groin injury.
“He still doesn’t want to go out on the ice until he feels – right now he doesn’t want to go out until he feels that he can actually continue up the ladder. But it’s tough,” Oates said. “They’re weird injuries. You think it’s improving and then all of a sudden it’s like, ‘uh-oh,’ and you’re not quite sure.”
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson remains out with a concussion and hasn’t started skating yet.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk said that defenseman Aaron Rome will be out 3-6 weeks with a fractured bone in his foot. Defenseman Philip Larsen remains day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
- Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: It doesn’t look like defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will miss any time after his latest lower-body injury.
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.
Boychuk and McLaren claimed off waivers … Dvorak to Davos … Jovo out weekend … Brown has shoulder strain … Henrique back
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Penguins claimed Zach Boychuk off waivers from the Hurricanes.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Maple Leafs claimed Frazer McLaren off waivers from the Sharks.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Radek Dvorak signed with Davos in Switzerland.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Eric Bouton will be in for the suspended Colin McDonald. Casey Cizikas starts on right wing with Ullstrom and Aucoin.
- George Richards via twitter: Panthers Ed Jovanovksi is out until at least Tuesday. There is no structural damage to his knee.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said that Mike Brown will be out a minimum of 7 days with a shoulder strain. Defenseman Mike Komisarek will remain out.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals Brooks Laich (groin) skated with the team for the first time this year. Laich: ”As far as a timeline I can’t really tell you. I don’t have an exact date. But getting closer and closer every day.”
- Rich Chere via twitter: Adam Henrique could be back in the Devils lineup tonight.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Avs Gabriel Landeskog has head and leg injuries. The Avalanche are not saying it’s a concussion, but they are not saying it isn’t. Concussions have a tendency surface a day to two after the hit. It’s not known if he has one, but he could. The Avalanche later updated Landeskog injury, saying it may only be a day-to-day thing.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators Patric Hornqvist will be out for 3 to 4 weeks with a sprained knee. There was no structural damage.
“It’s not a good thing to be missing any player and player of his caliber,” general manager David Poile said. “But all in all, we didn’t know what the situation would be, so it could have been worse.”
- Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News: Sabres Tomas Vanek felt much better yesterday than he did on Sunday, but it’s not known fore sure if he’ll play [tonight].
“If it’s just a game tomorrow and then you have four days in between, you think about it a little harder,” Vanek said. “In the end, since we play every other day or back to backs, there’s no point at playing at 70 or 80 percent. you’re not going to help the team.”
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals forward Brooks Laich will travel with the team to Ottawa and Toronto. He’s been out all year with a groin injury.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: The Stars have Derek Roy on the IR retroactive to January 24th.
- Dan Rosen via twitter: Vincent Lecavalier is playing in his 1,000th game today. He’s the 5th former #1 pick to play 1,000 games with his drafting team. Mike Modano, Gilbert Perreault, Denis Potvin and Chris Phillips are the 4 other players.
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: The Panthers trade forward Jean-Francois Jacques to the Lightning for future considerations.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The LA Kings put Anthony Stewart on waivers. Canucks put Jim Vandermeer on waivers.
- Chuck Gormley via twitter: Capitals Jack Hillen and Brooks Laich are not practicing today. Katie Carrera via twitter: The Capaitals have recalled defenseman Tomas Kundratek from the AHL. Hillen to the IR and is week-to-week.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Maple Leafs Jake Gardiner said he feels 100% and he hope to be back in the lineup later this week.
- Dave Isaac via twitter: The Flyers have recalled Tye McGinn to replace Zac Rinaldo for tomorrow’s game.
- Tim Wharnsby via twitter: Blues defenseman Wade Redden isn’t expected to play tonight against the Predators.
- Mike Harrington via twitter: Sabres Ville Leino is skating with the extras, he’ll be out again tonight.
Interest for Gomez … “Not close” for Subban … No Redden in LA … Visnovsky wants to stay for 2 weeks … O’Donnell retires … Laich’s groin
- The Fourth Period: Scott Gomez is already getting some interest for when he’s bought out and becomes a free agent. It’s possible that he could be picked up before the start of the season. All interest is coming from the Western Conference, with as many as 5 teams interested. Dennis Bernstein via twitter: Can add Canucks to the list of teams interested in Gomez. Eric Macramalla via twitter: “Hello, my name is Scott Gomez. I’m in a position to collect 4 paychecks in 2 seasons. Thank you Donald Fehr.”
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: P.K. Subban’s agent, Don Meehan, said in a text message that there is ”no news to report today. We are not close to an agreement.” comment from yesterday
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: League source saying there is little chance that Wade Redden is a short term replacement for Kings Willie Mitchell.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Lubomir Visnovsky: ”I still can’t fly, need to stay for at least 2 wks. My son has health issues. Nothing serious, but recovery will take a while. I’ve asked permission to play for Slovan for the next 2 weeks. If I don’t get it, I’ll just practice in Bratislava.” – pluska.sk.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Sean O’Donnell sent a text to Dreger saying he’s retiring after 17 seasons and 1,200 games.
- Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Brooks Laich is likely to miss the Capitals home opener on Saturday due to a groin injury. Wojtek Wolski lined up in Laich’s spot on the second line.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Nail Yakupov’s agent, Igor Larionov: “We expect to make some comments by this weekend…” “Hopefully all sides will find the common sense to let the kid play hockey in his hometown.” Louis Jean via twitter: The big issues regarding Yakupov, is that if Sarnia releases him and he makes the Oilers this year or next. Sarnia would get money when an under age player makes the NHL. Teams get $75,000 if an 18 year old makes it, $50,000 if a 19 year old makes it.
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: John Davidson negotiated a “buyout” and will step down as the St. Louis Blues. It is expected to be finalized in the next few days. Davidson had 3 years left on a 4 year deal, and was owed $6.1 million. The hockey department has been financially handcuffed over the last couple years. The Blues may have lost $20 million last season according to a source.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: John Tavares will be joining Mark Streit and Roman Josi with SC Bern in Switzerland.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Mikkel Boedker signed with Lukko of SM-Liiga.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Brooks Laich to Kloten is official.
- Jimmy Murphy via twitter: Patrice Bergeron said nothing is close regarding joining a Swiss team.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Scott Nichol turns down a contract from England.
- James Gordon via twitter: The Senators are considering signing Ben Bishop to an AHL deal. May wait another week.
- Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien talks about his boating incident in 2011 and his weight.
No Devils changes … Thomas confirms year off … Rangers D targets … Wings-Caps rumor … Nash update … Possible Flyers targets
- Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: It doens’t look like there will be any lineup changes for the Devils tonight if going by lines at practice yesterday.
“We’re not making a change based on the hole we’re in,” he said. “We’ll make a change if we feel there’s someone that can make us a better lineup for tomorrow night. That’s what we’re making the decision on. We thought our group played a good game last night.”
- Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald: Bruins Tim Thomas confirmed yesterday that he will not play next year due to personal concerns. Posted on his facebook page:
“From the earliest age I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a hockey player. I’ve been blessed in my life to not only be able to live that dream, but to achieve more than I ever thought possible.
The singleminded focus that is necessary to accomplish a dream of this magnitude entails (by necessity) sacrifice in other areas and relationships in life.
At the age of 38, I believe it is time to put my time and energies into those areas and relationships that I have neglected. That is why at this time I feel the most important thing I can do in my life is to reconnect with the three F’s.
Friends, Family, and Faith.
This is what I plan on doing over the course of the next year.
What does this portend for the future?
We’ll see….God’s will be done.
The Bruins will now be stuck with his $5 million cap hit.
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The Rangers will target Justin Schultz if he becomes a UFA. If he signs elsewhere, the Rangers may look at trading for Shea Weber over trying to sign Ryan Suter.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: The Red Wings will target Ryan Suter and Zach Parise, and they may look at trading for their draft rights. The Wings are also part of web trade proposal: Mike Green and Brooks Laich for Johan Franzen, Darren Helm and Jakub Kindl. Matheson wonders why anyone would not think that Brian Burke won’t make a trade for Roberto Luongo. Burke loves making the big trade, Loungo would help the Maple Leafs get into the playoffs, which would help his job security. Matheson doesn’t think that Tomas Vokoun would go the Leafs as a veteran sidekick. The Oilers are looking at Henrik Samuelsson with the 32nd pick. Brandon Prust would look good in a Oilers uniform if he becomes a free agent. The Flyers may look at trading Sergei Bobrovsky.
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Several teams not on Rick Nash’s trade list have contacted the Blue Jackets. There is hope that if the Jackets and a ‘non-list’ make a deal, that Nash would consider it to end the relationship with Columbus. The ‘unofficial trade destination rankings’: 1. Rangers 2. Sharks 3. Maple Leafs 4. Bruins 5. Hurricanes 6. Capitals. The Blue Jackets are not dead set on getting a goalie back in a deal. Portzline left the draft combine thinking that the Jackets are higher on Filip Forsberg that many would think, and that they may be willing to trade down a few slots.
- John Boruk of CSN Philly: The chances of Flyers trading for Sergei Gonchar are “slim to none.” They would love to get Ryan Suter. Defenseman targets for the Flyers could be: Mark Streit, Ryan Whitney, Lubomir Visnovsky and Alexander Edler.
- Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press: Possible Jets targets on draft night at #9: Alex Galchenyuk, Cody Ceci, Griffin Reinhart, Brendan Gaunce, Radek Faksa and Tanner Pearson (a stretch, Jets-Barrie connection).