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Posts Tagged Cal Clutterbuck
- Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Devils David Clarkson isn’t sure what to expect when it comes to unrestricted free agency.
“I’m going to have my meeting with Lou and see what happens, I haven’t really even touched on it,” Clarkson said. “I’m sure I’ll have a meeting with my agent (Pat Morris) this week when I get back to Toronto and go through everything. But to be honest with you, I haven’t even sat down with (Morris) once this year. He’s somebody that let me play as well and just wanted to wait until this was over with.
“Unfortunately, it’s earlier than we expected. But I’m sure when I get home in the next week we’ll have some meetings and figure things out a little more.”
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: It’s unlikely that the Wild will be able to re-sign Cal Clutterbuck because of salary cap reasons. Matheson thinks the Oilers should go after him. Matheson also thinks the Oilers will go after Nathan Horton, and possibly Blackhawks Bryan Bickell or Viktor Stalberg.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: New Oilers GM Craig MacTavish has said changes will be coming, but it’s unlikely to involve Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nail Yakupov and Justin Schultz. That could change if Shea Weber comes available.
“I’ve always been of the belief that everything has a price, everything’s for sale. Is it likely, given the high regard we have for these players, given the punitive price we paid to get them? Highly, highly unlikely they would be part of any trade discussion, largely because we value them more highly than anybody else,” said MacTavish.
Sam Gagner could be a trade chip this summer. There have been some talks with Gagner regarding a contract extension. The Oilers could take a run at Sabres Drew Stafford. Free agents Viktor Stalberg or David Clarkson could get a look at from the Oilers.
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren knows he has to makeover their defense, add more size up front and add more speed. Panaccio wonders if the Flyers should put an offer sheet in on Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo.
“My job is to make this team the best it can be,” Holmgren said of offering an RFA sheet or any other move. “So I will look at any and every way to do that.”
Injury Updates: Nash, Wisniewski, Johansson, Clutterbuck, Bourque, Brodeur, Malone, Lehtonen, Reimer, Frattin, Steen and McDonald
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers Rick Nash doesn’t think he’ll be ready to go tonight. He won’t say what the injury is, saying it was a few things. When asked directly if it was a concussion, Nash said he wasn’t a doctor.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski is out “long term” with a broken bone in his foot.
- Brian McNally via twitter: The Capitals put Marcus Johansson on the IR with an upper-body injury retroactive to February 7th. He can be activated at any time.
- Michael Russo via twitter: The Wild put Cal Clutterbuck on the IR. He’s likely to miss at least 4 more games.
- Montreal Canadiens via twitter: Rene Bourque has a concussion.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Martin Brodeur will see a doctor today. It’s still possible that he’ll make the trip with the team to Winnipeg.
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: Lightning’s Ryan Malone said he’s not sure if he’ll travel with the team when they leave on their 4-game road trip, but indicated he could join them at some point on it.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars Kari Lehtonen isn’t ready just yet, but expects to be ready for Thursday.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Maple Leafs James Reimer and Matt Frattin might be available for Thursday’s game against the Islanders. Colton Orr will be ready for tomorrow. Mike Brown is out with a lower-body injury.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Blues Alex Steen and Andy McDonald both went down with an injury on the same drill at practice today.
- Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: Jets Zach Redmond had 3 hours of surgery to repair a completely severed femoral artery, and cuts to the femoral and popliteal vein. His season is likely over.
“I’ve been doing this for 12 years and that’s easily the most grave incident I’ve been a part of, for sure,” said Milette. “Surgery went well. There were a lot of blood vessels that needed repair, along with all the surrounding tissue, the muscles. Basically, every main blood vessel in your leg that supplies blood to that lower limb was in trouble. He’s doing well right now and we can only hope his recovery will be as good as the surgery went.”
- Brad Ziemer via twitter: Canucks Kevin Bieksa suffered a lower-body injury from a Hal Gil hit and left the game last night.
- Josh Yohe via twitter: Evgeni Malkin crashed heavily into the boards and left the game in the 3rd period.
- Michael Russo via twitter: Wild’s Cal Clutterbuck received a thigh contusion from Taylor Hall’s hit.
Brendan Shanahan suspended Edmonton Oilers Taylor Hall for two games for kneeing Minnesota Wild’s Cal Clutterbuck.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Hearing is set for 2:30 PM EST. Kneeing and clipping are the fractions being considered.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: The hearing is by phone. (So five games or less)
- Michael Russo via twitter: Oilers Taylor Hall has a disciplinary hearing this afternoon for his hit on Wild’s Cal Clutterbuck.
- Jason Gregor via twitter: Gregor spoke to someone around Wild dressing room last night. Early thought was a bad charleyhorse.
- Edmonton Oilers via twitter: ”The referee saw a five-minute major, and we hope it stays at that. I didn’t see any uncharacteristic movement.” – Coach K on Hall
It’s safe to say that Hall will be getting suspended, but the question now becomes, how many games does he get?
We continue our look at penalties committed during this past season. Here is list of players who have taken the most charging penalties during the 2011-12 season. 7 charging penalties resulted in suspensions.
|3||Jared Boll||Blue Jackets||RW||
|T12||45 players tied with 1 Charging penalty|
|Sources: Gus Katsaros (twitter) and CBSsports.|
Parise opens up a bit … 4 teams that make sense for a Staal deal … Carle deal has to wait … Nash’s name back in rumors … CF schedule
- Mark Everson of the NY Post: Pending Devils UFA Zach Parise opens up a bit:
“I’ m enjoying this, we’re playing well. It’s not even crossing my mind,” Parise said, at first.
“It means a lot,” Parise told The Post. “It means we have a lot of good, young players who are going to be here a long time.”
- Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: If Jordan Staal hits the open market after next season, he could get around $7 million. The Penguins already have $40 million committed to 10 players, not including Sidney Crosby who may get $10 million. Reports are that the Hurricanes and Oilers could be interested. Yohe offers up the most logical trade partners for the Penguins. 1. Carolina Hurricanes – have the cap room and assets. They could offer center Brandon Sutter. They have the 8th overall pick this year and some other strong prospects. 2. Toronto Maple Leafs – Brian Burke is a big Staal fan, and Ray Shero and Burke are friends. The Leafs have Nazem Kadri and stay-at-home defenseman Luke Schenn, a type of Dman the Penguins need. 3. Edmonton Oilers – the Oilers could use and accomplished center. The Oilers have the 1st overall pick. 4. Minnesota Wild – the Wild are a “no-name squad looking for an identity” and could use a name like Jordan Staal. Cal Clutterbuck and Devin Setoguchi may be 2 players that would interest the Pens. The Wild also have the 7th pick in the draft.
- Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: Due to the salary-cap tagging rule, the Flyers won’t be able to sign Matt Carle before July 1st. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said he wants to re-sign Carle. Carle earned $3.47 million this past year, and could get in the $5 million range on his next deal.
“I don’t see any reason why we can’t work out a deal,” Holmgren said. “His demands, when I spoke with him and his agent, nothing was ever out of line. Could we get him under market value? I would say that we probably could. I don’t see any issues there.”
- Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch: There are different reports on what was/wasn’t offered by the Rangers at the trade deadline for Blue Jackets Rick Nash. The Rangers weren’t willing to move Chris Kreider. The Jackets were asking for Brandon Dubinsky, Ryan McDonagh or Michael Del Zotto, Derek Stepan or Carl Hagelin, Dreider and a 1st round pick. Another report was they wanted Dubinsky, another forward like Stepan, a prospect (not Kreider) and a 1st round pick, maybe 2. This offseason, teams will have move flexibility with their roster and salary cap. The Sharks and Bruins should be interested, possibly the Rangers again.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Garrioch thinks the next stop for Alexander Semin is the KHL. He had 3 goals and 1 assist in 14 playoff games. The Blue Jackets have quietly continued to try and trade Rick Nash, but it’s hard to fin serious interest now. Sharks GM Doug Wilson is rumored to be interested in revisiting talks. Wilson may have told the Jackets that they could sweeten the pot in June. Expect the Maple Leafs to make a pitch for the 1st overal pick. Expect the Flyers to make a pitch for Ryan Suter’s rights if he doesn’t re-sign with the Predators. The Wings and Wild will be interested as well.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: NHL release of Conference Finals Schedule:
2012 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL SCHEDULE
Date Time (ET) #1 NY Rangers vs. #6 New Jersey Networks
Game 1: Monday, May 14 8 p.m. New Jersey at NY Rangers NBCSN, CBC, RDS
Game 2: Wednesday, May 16 8 p.m. New Jersey at NY Rangers NBCSN, CBC, RDS
Game 3: Saturday, May 19 1 p.m. NY Rangers at New Jersey NBC, CBC, RDS
Game 4: Monday, May 21 8 p.m. NY Rangers at New Jersey NBCSN, CBC, RDS
*Game 5: Wednesday, May 23 8 p.m. New Jersey at NY Rangers NBCSN, CBC, RDS
*Game 6: Friday, May 25 8 p.m. NY Rangers at New Jersey NBCSN, CBC, RDS
*Game 7: Sunday, May 27 8 p.m. New Jersey at NY Rangers NBCSN, CBC, RDS
2012 WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL SCHEDULE
Date Time (ET) #3 Phoenix vs. #8 Los Angeles Networks
Game 1: Sunday, May 13 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Phoenix NBCSN, TSN, RDS
Game 2: Tuesday, May 15 9 p.m. Los Angeles at Phoenix NBCSN, TSN, RDS
Game 3: Thursday, May 17 9 p.m. Phoenix at Los Angeles NBCSN, TSN, RDS
Game 4: Sunday, May 20 3 p.m. Phoenix at Los Angeles NBC, CBC, RDS
*Game 5: Tuesday, May 22 9 p.m. Los Angeles at Phoenix NBCSN, CBC, RDS
*Game 6: Thursday, May 24 9 p.m. Phoenix at Los Angeles NBCSN, CBC, RDS
*Game 7: Saturday, May 26 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Phoenix TBD, CBC, RDS
* If necessary
MLSE has faith in Brian Burke … Injury notes on Parse, Gagne, Backstrom, Clutterbuck, Palmieri, Letang, D’Agostini and Langenbrunner … Ott talks trade rumors
Maple Leafs – Brian Burke Press Conference at 10:00 AM – Ron Wilson firing and hiring of Randy Carlyle.
- Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun: MLSE has faith in Brian Burke:
“Obviously the team is struggling,” Tom Anselmi, executive vice-president and COO for Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, said in a Thursday e-mail to the Toronto Sun. “It’s been disappointing for our fans, but it’s not over yet. We have faith in Brian and his people to get us back on track.”
- Rich Hammond of the LA Kings Insider: Kings Scott Parse skated for the first time yesterday since he had hip surgery early this season. It’s still unlikely that he’ll play this season. Simon Gagne (concussion) is skating as well, but it’s still unknown when he’ll return to full-practice.
- Minnesota Wild via twitter: Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom will be out 2 to 4 weeks with a groin strain.
- Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: The Wild lost Cal Clutterbuck and Nick Palmieri last night to upper-body injuries. The extent of the injuries are not known yet.
- Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Kris Letang has not been diagnosed with a concussion, though it remains possible.
“He’s got symptoms — not dramatic at this point,” Bylsma said. “But certainly (he’s) going to get home and get evaluated by our doctors.”
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Blues forward Matt D’Agostini (concussion) could start skating next week. Jamie Langenbrunner is still in a walking boot, and is at least 2 weeks away.
- Dallas Morning News: Steve Ott on all the trade talk that surrounded him leading up to the trade deadline:
“For sure, I would be lying if I said it didn’t bother me. 12 years in the Dallas area that I’ve been in, my daughter is a Texan and I can go down the list on how I feel about the Dallas area being my home. Anytime you talk about uplifting yourself from a community that really you enjoy, it’s tough. I was thinking about it for a month and a half when I started hearing stuff and talking to people about it, but the professional side is you go out there and work as hard as you can and you continue to take care of the things you can control, and that’s kind of how I approached the whole situation. Obviously, Monday was a difficult day because I didn’t know where I stood until 2:05 when the deadline came in and you find out where you’re supposed to be. I had a couple of cocktails and. some Bud Light to relax. I had trade center on the whole night and tried not to pull my hair out or bite my nails off. I made it pretty clear that I wanted to be a Dallas Star and continue to be a Dallas Star.”
Hall’s season is over … Could Savard’s career be over? Vokoun gave 3 team list … Gillies suspended 10 games (video)
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Taylor Hall’s season is over as he’ll be out 8 weeks with a high ankle sprain he suffered in a fight with Derek Dorsett. Hall was sitting in 3rd spot for most points by a rookie with 42, Jeff Skinner has 47 and a Logan Couture has 44. “He punched me and I dropped my gloves and I said to him, ‘Really?’ ” Dorsett said yesterday, “I’m not going to let him pound on me even if he’s the first overall pick (draft). He’s a big strong kid, too.”
- James Murphy of ESPN Boston: Murphy thinks (hasn’t been told anything) that Marc Savard’s hockey career is done. He see’s him attempting a comeback and then hanging them up.
- Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun: Colton Orr is out with a suspected concussion, and Brian Burke doesn’t know if he’ll be able to return this year. Orr has been out since Jan. 20th. “We have not been given a timeline for Colton’s return,” general manager Burke said in an e-mail. “He will not be permitted to play until cleared by the doctors.”
- Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald: Tomas Vokoun gave the Panthers a list of 3 teams he would have waived his no-trade clause for at the deadline, but the Panthers never approached him. The Panthers will not offer any contract extensions during the season.
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Blues prospect Vladimir Tarasenko won’t be play playing in North America this year. He’s still out with a shoulder injury. He will be meeting with team doctors, and will likely be signed to an entry level deal. The Blues are only able to recall one more player this season from the minors after they recalled Ian Cole.
- Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel: The Panthers will likely look to bring Marty Reasoner back next season. Rostislav Olesz is owed just under $12 million in the next 3 seasons and will be hard to move.
- Trevor Gillies was suspended for 10 games for his hit on Cal Clutterbuck
Coaches on the Hotseat … Regier may need to shakeup Sabres … Semin looking for lucrative long-term deal … Audio and Video of Thornton hit
- Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News: The Buffalo Sabres are off to a 3-8-2 start, GM Darcy Regier has said he doesn’t want to fire coach Lindy Ruff, so it might be roster moves are needed to shake the team up. He’s been working the phones, but not liking the offers. He doesn’t want to give players away, such as Tim Connolly. Connolly is taking heat from fans, and writer Gleason for his turnovers/bad decision making.
- Adrian Dater on Versus: Dater runs through 5 coaches who could be on the Hotseat. Ron Wilson: if the Leafs are out of it at some point this year, it could be Wilson’s last year. Lindy Ruff and Randy Carlyle: both of their GM’s have said their jobs are safe for now. Scott Gordon: after a good start, the Islanders have lost 5 in a row. Todd Richards: he’s under some pressure in Minnesota to win now.
- Cory Masisak of CSN Washington: Alexander Semin signed a 1 year, $6 million deal in the off-season, and will be looking to cash in on a lucrative long-term deal. He’s a UFA at seasons end, the Capitals can’t negotiate with him until after January 1st. Can Washington afford him? They have $36 million committed to 13 players next year.
“I really don’t think [Semin] is focused too much on that,” Gandler said. “From the conversations I’ve had with him, he would rather just play hockey. Obviously it is important and it was important last year. This year the reason Alexander signed a one-year deal was not to become an unrestricted free agent necessarily. It was part of the strategy but only because we didn’t think he could get a long-term deal at the money we thought he should get.”
- Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: The Atlanta Thrashers lost 3-0 last night in front of only 8,461 fans, their lowest total ever, 2nd record low in the last 15 days.
- Chris Vivlamore via twitter: Scouts from Avs, Sens, Leafs, Coyotes, Canucks, Blackhawks, Lightning, Stars were at the Thrashers-Blue Jackets game. I wonder if they were included in last night’s record low attendance in Atlanta.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Johan Franzen was on the ice yesterday for the Red Wings practice, but figures to be ready for tonight.
- Michael Russo via twitter: Minnesota Wild forward Guillaume Latendresse is now week-to-week with a groin injury.
- Rich Chere via twitter: Zach Parise will be put on IR in the next couple days. Brian Rolston will practice on either Sunday or Monday.
- Globe and Mail Audio: Eric Duhatschek, James Mirtle, and Darren Yourk discuss the New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, and if Jarome Iginla could get traded.
- Puck Daddy Radio: Question of the Day….“Who is the best hitter in the NHL”? (05:00) Sidney Crosby drops the gloves (07:45) Cal Clutterbuck, Minnesota Wild RW (10:30) Bobby Holik (24:00) Puck Headlines (37:30)
- Fan 590 Audio: OHL Commissioner David Branch on Prime Time Sports discuss concussions and the overall safety in the game of hockey.
- Fan 590 Audio: Glen Healy on Prime Time Sports discussing the good and the bad in the hockey world.
- Joe Thornton blindsided David Perron last night, NHL will likely review. If the league is serious about blindsided hits, it will give Thornton a suspension, maybe 2 games. I don’t necessarily think it was a ’2 game’ hit, maybe a 1 game suspension, but it could send a message that all players can get suspended, even the stars.