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Posts Tagged Bryce Salvador
- Tom Gulitti: Devils defenseman Bryce Salvador on returning from his bruised wrist: ”It looks like I’m going to run out of time.”
- Tom Gulitti: Devils Ilya Kovalchuk wants to play again this season, even if they are eliminated. He has had no thought of shutting it down.
- Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Recond: It’s sounding like Kovalchuk could play today.
“I felt the best so far that I felt,” Kovalchuk said. “I feel pretty confident. I took a couple of one-timers and a little bit of contact, so it’s good.”
“I feel much better than even a couple of days ago,” Kovalchuk said. “With that kind of injury, it’s not just ups and downs. It’s always the same and then you make progress. It’s almost four weeks now, so I feel much better definitely, but if I’m going to play or not, you should ask Pete.”
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Blue Jackets winger Matt Calvert broke his finger on Thursday against the Kings. There is no timeline yet, but it could be two to four weeks, according to Calvert.
- Jonas Siegel: Maple Leafs Carl Gunnarsson hopes to play tonight against the Senators.
- Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic: Coyotes Mike Smith has missed the last two games with a lower-body injury, but he could return today. Smith skated for 45 minutes yesterday.
“That’s a positive sign,” Tippett said about Smith. “So we’ll see where he’s at (Saturday) morning.”
Coyotes winger Lauri Korpikoski, who has been out with an upper-body injury, could return as well.
- Jerry Brown NHL.com: Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith hasn’t been on the ice since being hit by Alex Edler last Thursday. Defenseman Zbynek Michalek is getting closer to returning. He’s been out since March 9th.
- Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune: Blackhawks Marian Hossastill isn’t able to get back into the lineup. He’s “probably doubtful” for Tuesday according to coach Joel Quenneville. He’s recovering from an upper-body injury.
“Hopefully by the weekend (Hossa) will be playing,” Quenneville said. “Hossa hasn’t been on the ice the last couple of days but he’s progressing.”
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: The Avalanche have lost Paul Stastny to an injured left foot after blocking a shot. Ryan Wilson re-injured his ankle again and could be done for the year. Dater via Sulia: Stastny’s out about 10 days and Wilson is out indefinitely.
- Tom Gulitti: The Devils lost Bryce Salvador (lower-body) and Stephen Gionta (upper-body) to injuries last night.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: To LeBrun’s understanding, the Ducks will have contract talks with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry in the next 7 to 10 days. LeBrun thinks a Getzlaf deal will get done, but is not sure about Perry. It would be hard for the Ducks to trade Perry at the deadline considering they are challenging for first overall. LeBrun is guessing there is a real chance that the Ducks trade Perry at the trade deadline, regardless of what position they are in. LeBrun also doesn’t think the Ducks would trade Jonas Hiller this season.On the trade front:
“Nobody wants to take any significant money back,” said one Eastern Conference GM on Monday.
“The question I’m asking myself is why would I take on a player with three more years on his deal at $3 million or $4 million a year and then have that contract limit what I can do this summer?” a Western Conference GM told ESPN.com.
Teams like the Senators, Maple Leafs, Flyers, and Rangers have been put off by the high asking price for Avalanche’s Ryan O’Reilly.
“I just think they don’t really want to move him unless it’s a home-run offer,” said one Eastern Conference GM. “That’s their prerogative, really.”
Keep an eye on the Penguins if the Flames and Jarome Iginla decide to move on.
- David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: Sportsnet Doug MacLean on Team 1260 Radio yesterday talking about defenseman Ryan Whitney:
”Can they move Whitney?” MacLean said. ” I am hearing Whitney, the offers are not coming. There’s very little in the way of an offer for Whitney. I’m shocked by that. I haven’t seen him like you guys have, but has he dropped that dramatically that there’s not even offers for him out there?
“And then I heard the other day whispers that he could go on waivers. That can’t be true. But I did hear whispers of it on the weekend from a couple of agents and it shocked me. But it probably isn’t true, but as they say in P.E.I: I’m not telling you it’s the truth, I’m just telling you what I heard.“
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: The Devils may look to trade for a top-6 forward that would bring some scoring. Chere wonders if they have enough to get a top-6 without having to give up defenseman Jon Merrill.
“I don’t have a no-trade, no-movement or any of those, so I know it can happen,” said defenseman Andy Greene, whose name often seems to come up when trades are the topic. “I know Lou is going to do whatever is best for the team that he sees fit. It that’s it, that’s it. I can’t argue with him about that. It’s not something I put a lot of energy or focus into.”
Greene said that trade rumors once use to be a distraction, but no longer.
“Honestly, no. That’s the business. I know any day you can be gone. You can be traded, put on waivers, sent down. I think maybe, in reality, my first and second year I kind of thought about it and made more of it than I should have just because it was my first time going through it,” Greene said.
Adam Larsson won’t be deal, and it’s unlikely that Bryce Salvador is moved. Scouts could be watching Henrik Tallinder when he’s playing.
- Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province: Gallagher thinks the Canucks still need to add a third line center. Though Jordan Schroeder may grow in to the spot, at the moment they need to improve there. They have an excess of wingers. Kevin Bieksa is expected back soon.
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: There are rumors that the Flyers are interested in Dustin Byfuglien.
It’s a gridlock … Suter’s offer from the Wings … Wings tried for Salo … Nash and Luongo’s could expand … Jagr talking with Stars
- Darren Dreger of TSN: Free agency is a gridlock waiting for Zach Parise and Ryan Suter to sign. The trade market is also at stand still. The Rangers, Wings and Flyers are the top 3 Nash trade targets. The Hurricanes are also interested and may intrigue Nash if he decides to expand his list. The Sharks won’t make a deal if Logan Couture has to be included. GM Scott Howson is counting on a bidding war once Parise signs.
- Detroit Free Press via twitter: The Red Wings initial offer to Suter was 13 years and $80 million, but is now up to $90 million. They Red Wings made a 2 year offer to Sami Salo on Sunday but lost out to Tampa Bay.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: If not traded by mid-July, Nash’s “approved” list could be expanded. Mark Spector via twitter: Spector adds that they suspect Roberto Luongo’s list could expand too.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Multiple teams were interested in Bryce Salvador, 6 at one point.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: Source saying Jaromir Jagr isn’t interested in the Canadiens or Bruins. Talking with the Stars.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: The Blue Jackets will likely head into next season with Sergei Bobrovsky and Steve Mason.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets GM Howson expects contract talks to begin soon with recently acquired RFA Nick Foligno.
We’ll be updating all free agent signing for the 3rd day of free agency here. We’ll leave it at the top of page. Rumors and notes from today will be below this post.
|Player||’12-13 Team||Contract notes|
|Taylor Pyatt||Rangers||2 years, $3.1 million|
|Jaromir Jagr||Stars||1 year, $4.5 million|
|Mike Moore||Predators||1 year, $550,000 2 way|
|Bryce Salvador||Devils||3 years, $9.5 million|
|Erik Johnson||Avalanche||4 years, $15 million|
|Jack Hillen||Capitals||1 year|
- Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun: With many holes and questions surrounding the team, top free agents seem to be avoiding the Maple Leafs. The Leafs have vowed to improve the team through trade, if that is possible.
- Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: Wiebe wonders if the Jets should take a look at Alexander Semin.
- Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times: Day 2 of free agency was slow.
“Everybody’s waiting,” Yzerman said. “I think the whole league is waiting for a couple of guys to re-sign and then business will resume.”
“It becomes a bidding frenzy for the next level of free agent,” said former Flames GM Craig Button, an NHL Network analyst.
“Potentially, you could be leaving money on the table by signing now. There’s nothing like a lover scorned, especially if they get the feeling that, ‘We have to go after the next guy.’ ”
Yzerman has had contact with Matt Carle. Other players available for the Lightning could be Michal Rozsival, Carlo Colaiacovo and Bryce Salvador.
- Mike Berardino of the Sun-Sentinel: If the Panthers are able to get Roberto Luongo for little more than draft picks, it may be worth a roll of the dice. Jose Theodore or Scott Clemmensen would then likely be dealt.
- Slava Malamud via twitter: Sport-Express reporting Alexander Radulov’s KHL salary is around $7 million. (also reported yesterday that it could be up to $9.2 million)
- Jim Matheson via twitter: Oilers GM Steve Tambellini said he has had no discussion about trading Ales Hemsky. Could he be their 3rd line RWer behind Jordan Eberle and Nail Yakupov?
- Todd Cordell via twitter: Bryce Salvador’s agent said in an email that the “Devils are still in the mix.”
- John Boruk via twitter: Boruk wouldn’t hesitate submitting an offer sheet to Shea Weber if the Flyers miss out on Parise, Suter and Carle.
- Josh Yohe via twitter: It’s unlikely that Park will return to the Penguins. Steve Sullivan might get an offer from the Penguins if they don’t get Parise.
Rumors and Notes: Parise, Suter, Ryan, Sabres, Brodeur – Blackhawks and Leafs, Winnik, Oilers and Blues
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hearing the Hurricanes have made offers for both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said if they don’t get Parise, they’re “back in the trade market right away.”
- Ansar Khan via twitter: The Red Wings hope to be able to meet with Ryan Suter on Monday face-to-face. If he wants to meet in person has yet to be seen.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Expect Ryan Suter to get a 10 year deal with an average of $7 million plus, with $28 million in the 1st 2 years.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Told the Red Wings are no longer going to visit the Newport offices to visit Parise.
- Bucky Gleason via twitter: The Sabres are interested in trading for Bobby Ryan if the price is right. Ryan wants to play with a team with a true #1 center. Flyers may be more likely.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: The Islanders, among other teams, have inquired about Bryce Salvador.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: The Blackhawks have reached out to Martin Brodeur’s camp. Darren Dreger via twitter: The Maple Leafs have made a simple inquiry with Brodeur’s agent.
- Will DePaoli via twitter: The Penguins have made a call on Daniel Winnik. Pens looking for depth forward. Could come back to Arron Asham.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: The Oilers are looking to sign a defenseman, but also looking at the trade front.
- Craig Custance via twitter: Strong interest for George Parros, already a few offers on the table.
- Andy Strickland via True Hockey: The Blues have interest in Matt Carle. Other Dmen options could be Jason Garrison, Filip Kuba, Bryce Salvador and Carlo Colaiacovo. On the trade side of things, Jay Bouwmeester, Keith Yandle and Paul Martin.
Rumors and Notes: Parise, Crosby and Quick salaries, Kuba, Pyatt, Langkow, Coyotes, Salvador, New Jersey, Predators
- Nick Cotsonika via twitter: With Zach Parise meeting with many suitors today at his agents office, will likely need a day to decide what he wants to do, similar to what Brad Richards did last year.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Sidney Crosby will get $12 million for the 1st 3 seasons. He’ll make close to $11 million salary cap hit for the 1st 9 years of the deal.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Jonathan Quick’s contract totals: $7 million a year for the 1st 7 years, $3 million a year for the next 3 years.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Expect Filip Kuba to get signed quickly. He’d like to go back to Tampa Bay.
- Sarah McLellan via twitter: Pyatt and Langkow want to return to Phoenix, but Coyotes unsure until they know what happens with Shane Doan and Ray Whitney.
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Bryce Salvador on Devils big UFAs:
“In a perfect world, we’d be able to keep the team we had this last year,” Salvador said. “The reality is it’s tough to do. Up until Marty got an agent, you’d never have thought Marty would not be playing for the Devils. But there is the possibility.
“Those guys are a big part of the team. Everybody knows that and everybody wants to see what happens. I know I’m waiting to see what happens.”
- Josh Cooper via twitter: Predators GM David Poile:
“I don’t think we have too many holes on our hockey club. I think we have the one big hole, and that’s Ryan Suter,”
“I’m not expecting a quick resolution on (the Suter) situation,” Poile said. “It could be a couple of days. We have to go about our business and fill the holes of what needs to be filled based on the players available and the value that’s out there.”
“We’re looking for a veteran goaltender to back up Pekka (Rinne). We have Plan B in terms of if Suter is not coming back on defense. We have a couple of forwards we’re looking at. You just never know,” Poile said.
Possible Islanders targets … Many plans for ‘Hawks … Preds in tough with Weber … No word from Selanne or Alfredsson
- Arthur Staple of Newsday: The Islanders have only 4 veteran defenseman under contract heading into free agency. Devils Bryce Salvador is one player the Islanders could be interested in, though he may be too expensive for them. Matt Carkner may be more realistic for the Isles. Rangers Steve Eminger is also on their radar. Tough guys George Parros and John Scott may intrigue them. Brandon Prust is looking for more than $2.5 million, which is too much for a 3rd/4th liner. They’d like to find a 2nd line center, and there is some interest in Olli Jokinen. The Islanders may gamble on Alex Semin or possibly Brad Boyes.
- Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman:
“We’ve been spending a week going through Plans A, B, C and D,” Bowman told the Tribune. “You just can’t go ahead and say, ‘We’re going to get this guy’ because you don’t know if you’re going to get that guy. In some scenarios, we look at different positions or different styles of players. We’re going to make a lot of phone calls, I know that.”
Bowman said if it makes sense to bring in a top free agent, he wouldn’t hesitate. Maybe Martin Brodeur?
“We’re fortunate because we have a lot of guys already under contract. It doesn’t mean we won’t add players but some teams are in a different spot where they’re looking at adding four or five players. We probably aren’t going to be doing that but it doesn’t mean we’re not going to be active.”
Defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson could be moved. Blackhawks are looking for anyone to take Steve Montador who has a cap hit of $2.75 million through 2014-15. They could look to improve along the blueline and maybe in net. If they are looking to make a big splash, they’ll look at Parise, Brodeur or Suter. Alexanders Semin, Shane Doan, Jiri Hudler or P.A. Parenteau would help upfront and Matt Carle or Jason Garrison would help on the blueline.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: Stan Bowman on possibility of targeting Martin Brodeur: “I don’t rule anything in or rule anything out.”
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: The Predators are in tough with Shea Weber and they may have no choice but to agree to his terms.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: The Ducks still haven’t received an answer from Teemu Selanne but they are still talking. Perhaps an answer (last night) or early this morning.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: The Senators will enter free agency under the assumption that Daniel Alfredsson will be returning next season.
Rumors and Notes: Schneider, Parenteau, Ducks and defenseman, Penguins, Latendresse, Doan, Schultz, Stajan and Blues
- Chris Johnston in the Globe and Mail: Canucks goalie Cory Schneider (RFA) is in no hurry to sign a new deal.
“Either way, I’m sure I’ll end up with a contract,” Schneider said during the NHLPA meetings this week in Chicago. “I don’t think that’s an issue. I think if I was facing the possibility of not being in the league next year I’d be a little more concerned. I’m comfortable with the idea that it may not be a deal now or in the next week, but eventually I think something will happen.
“I think you just have to remain patient and you can’t panic.”
- Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen: Senators director of player development, Pierre Dorion, suggested that the Senators could be interested in P.A. Parenteau.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: The Ducks could definitely use a guy like Ryan Suter on their blueline, but they’ll likely have to go with the 2nd tier Dmen. Possible targets could be: Jason Garrison, Filip Kuba, Pavel Kubina, Matt Carle, Bryce Salvador and Sami Salo. 3rd tier options could be: Sheldon Souray, Chris Campoli, Bryan Allen, Jaroslav Spacek, Hal Gill, Greg Zanon and Cory Sarich. Jay Bouwmeester may now be available for trade.
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Penguins GM Ray Shero is still looking for a defensive partner for Kris Letang, and a winger for Sidney Crosby. The Pens have assets on the blueline that could be moved. Matt Niskanen could be signed to a long-term deal if the Penguins are successful in moving Paul Martin.
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Guillaume Latendresse will become a UFA on Sunday.
“I’ve been here with my son in Montreal for two months. He’s four years old now,” Latendresse said. “It’s pretty hard for me during the wintertime, so I think it would be best if I can try and land somewhere that would be closer to him.”
The Wild offered Latendresse an incentive based 1 year deal according to sources.
“It’s not that I didn’t want to go back,” Latendresse said. “It’s not that the contract was not good. It’s not that I didn’t like the way the team was working or anything. It’s really a personal matter more than anything. I would have loved to go back to Minnesota, but sometimes you have to make decisions for your family and for your future.”
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: James thinks the 36 year old Shane Doan would be a nice fit for the Red Wings if he tests free agency. Doan is coming off a 5 year, $22.75 million deal.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Teams that are known to be on Justin Schultz list are the Canucks, Oilers, Rangers, Maple Leafs and Senators. The Flyers are not on his list.
- Randy Sportak via twitter: The Flames may look to see if anyone would be interested in Matt Stajan’s $3.5 million salary cap and $2.5 million salary to get to the floor.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: The Blues still have interest in bringing Jamie Langenbrunner back. Scott Nichol re-signs with the Blues for $650,000 and bonuses up to $700,000.
Blues looking at Dmen … Suter and Preds communicating, but will test market … Nash trade could wait for Parise … Panthers and Luongo
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: The Blues still need to address their defense, and will do so through trade or free agency. They are looking for someone to play with Alex Pietrangelo. They may not be able to afford Matt Carle who will be looking for $4+ million. Bryce Salvador could be an option, though he may return to New Jersey. The Blue have told defenseman Ian Cole that he has a top 7 position, but it’s up to him to crack the top 6. Jamie Langenbrunner and Scott Nichol could both re-sign this week or next. Sources are saying that Ryan Suter has been in close communication with Predators GM David Poile. Suter has been told by the team that they plan to be aggressive in free agency. Suter wants to see what the Predators are able to do. If they strike out, he may move on. Zach Parise will give the Devils every opportunity to re-sign him.
- Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette: He lists the chances of the Canadiens drafting Filip Forsberg with the 3rd overall pick at 40%. The Canadiens may be more interested in getting help up the middle.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Predators GM David Poile to ESPN:
“It appears that Suter is going to go to July 1,” Poile told ESPN.com Tuesday afternoon from Las Vegas. “I’m going to meet with Neil on Friday, and we’re going to talk again next week to see where we are. But it appears that’s where he’s heading. I’m keeping the faith. I don’t think I’m going to trade his rights. It’s all based on the fact that there’s no indication to me that Ryan doesn’t think Nashville is the right fit for him.”
“I don’t know how it’s going to pan out, but we’re going to do the best we can to keep talking and keep believing that we’re the right choice,” Poile said. “Hopefully, when he compares it to other teams July 1 and compares it to Nashville, what’s important to him in his life and for his family, I think we’re a real good fit on and off the ice. I don’t see where the grass is any greener.”
If the Blue Jackets don’t get what they want for Rick Nash this weekend, they may wait until the Zach Parise free agent period ends. The Flyers are part of the “in” crowd when it comes to Nash. The Sharks are interested, but not if Logan Couture is involved. The Hurricanes are interested in Jordan Staal and Nash, but can’t do both. LeBrun believes the Panthers and Canucks have talked about Roberto Luongo, but the Panthers would require salary to head back the other way. The Kings are not in a hurry to move Jonathan Bernier and are fine with keeping him next year if they have to. The Kings and Jarret Stoll could have a deal within a week. They have also had talks with Colin Fraser, and are still deciding on Dustin Penner. The Sharks could dangle a defenseman, maybe Jason Demers, in a deal for a winger. The Red Wings offered Brad Stuart 3 and 4 year deals worth more than the $3.6 million per year he got from the Sharks after the trade.
Gustavsson this years Mike Smith? Canucks file “cutdown” with Raymond … Hudler will draw interest … Devils UFAs … Glass close
- Craig Custance via twitter: There will be interest in UFA goalie Jonas Gustavsson. One executive suggested he could be this year’s Mike Smith is he signs with the right team.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Canucks have filed “cutdown” arbitration with forward Mason Raymond. His qualifying offer is $2.6 million, so his salary can’t drop more than to $2.21 million if the Canucks win the arbitration case. The Canucks had to file before June 15th. Going through arbitration could give a maximum of a 15% pay cut, less of a pay cut or none at all. Raymond was to be a RFA on July 1st. The Canucks are not able to walkaway from the arbitration ruling, but they can trade him before or after the ruling.
- Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: The Red Wings have had some discussion with UFA Jiri Hudler. He likes the city and team, but could be highly sought after if he hits the open market. Hudler’s 50 point season could get him a contract similar or more than David Jones’s 4 year, $16 million.
- Todd Cordell via facebook: Bryce Salvador’s agent, Carlos Sosa, said he won’t disclose any information regarding negotiations or contract extension talks at this time.
- Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Petr Sykora hopes he’s able to re-sign with the Devils.
“You never know what’s going to happen, but I think I had a good enough season to come back here next year,” said Sykora, who signed a one-year contract for $650,000 after training camp. “I’m going to do my best. I felt that I did my best during the regular season. I don’t know. Twenty goals, Stanley Cup Finals, I hope it’s going to work out.”
Johan Hedberg may be interested in coming back to the Devils next year as well.
“I have no idea what will happen,” Hedberg said. “I haven’t spoken to Lou (Lamoriello) about anything. I want to wait and see what his thoughts and plans are and then go from there. I had a lot of fun this year, plenty of fun, and feel like I’ve got some more hockey next year.”
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: It looks like Jay McClement’s days as a Colorado Avalanche are over, and he’ll be a UFA on July 1st.
- Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun: The Jets and Tanner Glass are getting close on a deal.
“Not quite there, yet, but definitely talking. I’d say we’re at 80%-85% (done),” Glass told the Winnipeg Sun Wednesday. “We both want to get it done, so that’s the main thing.”