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Posts Tagged Cam Ward
Injury Notes: Ward out 6 to 8 week, Theodore out 6 weeks, Lupul practices, Read practicing, Filppula out 2 more
- Carolina Hurricanes: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward will be out six to eight weeks after he was diagnosed with a third-degree sprain to his MCL. Surgery is not required. Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Hurricanes will run with a Dan Ellis and Justin Peters tandem while Ward is out.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Panthers goalie Jose Theodore will be out at least six weeks with a groin injury. More evaluation to come.
- Hockey Central: Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul practiced yesterday for the first time since breaking his arm.
- Frank Seravalli via twitter: It doesn’t seem like Flyers Matt Read will be out for another four to five weeks. He’s skating in regular jersey and participating in cycling drills.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings Valtteri Filppula is expected to miss at least the next two games with his shoulder injury. He is still not skating.
Arnott Skating with Blues … Steen, McDonald and Tarasenko to be Evaluated Again … Injury to Ward … Bieksa with Groin Issue
- Dan O’Neill of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Jason Arnott met with Blues coach Ken Hitchcock on Saturday, and skated yesterday morning. He will practice with the team as they travel on their road trip to Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Jose and Anaheim. Andy McDonald skated yesterday for the second time since straining his knee. Alex Steen was put on the IR on Saturday with an upper-body injury. Andy Strickland via twitter: The Blues will let Jason Arnott practice to see where he’s at. GM Doug Armstrong said there are no string attached.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Blues GM Doug Armstrong said that Alex Steen, Andy McDonald and Vladimir Tarasenko will be re-evaluated later this week. Steen could be the first to return to the lineup.
- Luke DeCock via twitter: Hurricanes Cam Ward left last night’s game with what could be an ankle or groin injury. He didn’t look good leaving the ice. Chip Alexander via twitter: Coach Kirk Muller didn’t know the severity of Ward’s injury and added ”Hopefully he gets back soon.” He’ll be evaluated further today.
- Dan Murphy via twitter: Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa didn’t play last night because of a groin issue.
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.
Lines, defensive pairing and starting goalies: Senators, Panthers, Red Wings, Sabres, Hurricanes, Blues, Predators, Lightning and Devils
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators lines: Michalek-Spezza-Silfverberg, Latendresse-Turris-Alfredsson, Greening-Smith-Neil, O’Brien-Regin-Condra. Daugavins will be a scratch. Defensive pairings: Karlsson-Methot, Gonchar-Philllips, Wiercioch-Benoit.
- George Richards via twitter: Alex Kovalev has joined Stephen Weiss and Tomas Fleischmann on the Panthers top line. Tomas Kopecky joins Jonathan Huberdeau and Peter Mueller.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Panthers lines: Fleischmann-Weiss-Kovalev, Huburdeau-Mueller-Kopecky, Upshall-Matthias-Shore and Skille-Smithson-Parros.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings defensive pairings: Kronwall-Lashoff, Quincey-Smith: Huskins-Kindl.
- John Vogl via twitter: Sabres defensive pairings: Ehrhoff-Sulzer, Regehr-Myers and Leopold-Sekera. Weber and Brennan extras.
- Paul Hendrick via twitter: Looks like Ben Scrivens will start in net for the Maple Leafs.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Jose Theodore is expected to start in net for the Panthers against the Senators.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators tonight. Ben Bishop will likely start tomorrow against the Lightning.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Cam Ward is first off the ice and likely starter for the Hurricanes.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Jhonas Enroth will be in net for the Sabres tonight.
- Mark Lazerus via twitter: Corey Crawford will start in net for the Blackhawks tonight.
- Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: Jaroslav Halak will start in net for the Blues tonight.
- Josh Cooper via twitter: Pekka Rinne will start in net for Predators.
- Tampa Bay Lightning via twitter: Anders Lindback will start in net tomorrow against the Senators.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils tomorrow against Capitals.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators lines: Michalek-Spezza-Silfverberg, Latendresse-Turris-Alfredsson, Greening-Smith-Neil, Regin-O’Brien-Condra. Defensive pairings: Karlsson-Methot, Gonchar-Phillips, Wiercioch-Benoit. Scratches: Daugavins and Borowiecki.
- George Richards via twitter: Panthers lines: Flash-Weiss-Upshall; Hubs-Mueller-Kovalev; Kopecky-Matthias-Santo; Skille-Smithson-Parros. Versteeg not on trip.
- Rich Chere via twitter: Devils lines: Darche-Zubrus-Kovalchuk; Tedenby-Elias-Clarkson; Carter-Gionta-Bernier; Matteau-Barch-Janssen.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Blues lines: Oshie, Backes, Perron…Schwartz berglund Stewart….McDonald Steen Tarasenko….Sobotka Nichol Reaves. Defensive pairings and goalie: Pietrangelo Cole….Jackman Shattenkirk….Polak Russell…Goaltender Jaro Halak
- Roger Millions via twitter: Ducks lines: Perry-Getzlaf-Palmeri; Ryan-Bonino-Selanne; Winnik-Koivu-Cogliano; Beleskey-Rakell-Smith-Pelley Holland(?)
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Mark Fraser and Korbinian Kolzer could be in the Leafs lineup tonight. Cody Franson and Mike Komisarek did some extra work after their morning skate.
- Mark Masters via twitter: Ben Scrivens is in home net for the Maple Leafs during their pre-game skate, likely starter tonight against the Sabres.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Cam Ward will start the Hurricanes home opener.
- The Fourth Period: Gabriel Landeskog has been approached by a couple Norwegian teams. Matt Duchene is not considering playing in Europe unless the entire NHL season is lost. Jan Hejda will wait until November before deciding what to do. Paul Stastny may be looking to pay in Germany with his brother Yan if the lockout drags on.
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Ryan Suter on playing overseas, “Not right now.”
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Martin Brodeur on playing overseas, “Not now for sure only if it drags on I’ll look into it.”
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Roman Hamrlik on playing overseas, “not going anywhere for now.”
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Jonathan Quick on playing overseas, “I don’t know.”
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Cam Ward and James Wisniewski on playing overseas, “Not interested.”
- Regan Bartel via twitter: Luke Schenn is considering practicing with his old junior team, the Kelowna Rockets.
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Ray Whitney said he won’t be going overseas.
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Cam Fowler not sure if he’s going overseas.
Flames lease close to expiring … 6 Predators and Hurricanes questions … Lilja out … Klefbom not ready … Horton cleared
- Tamara Gignac of the Calgary Herald: The Flames lease at the Scotiabank Saddledome expires in 2014 and the Flames would like a modern building to enable them to compete financially with other NHL teams. They are being tight-lipped about when or where they could break new ground. The Flames can extend their lease until a new arena is built.
“We certainly won’t be ready to move by 2014,” King said.
“If we dropped the flag and started building today, I don’t think we’d meet the deadline. We have an arrangement to be here as long or frankly, as short, as required.”
- Brian Compton of NHL.com: 6 questions facing the Predators heading into this season. 1. Can the Predators overcome the loss of Ryan Suter? 2. Can anyone on this roster score 30 goals? 3. Can Pekka Rinne duplicate his success? 4. Is this the year Mattias Ekholm makes an impact? 5. Is Colin Wilson ready to take the next step? 6. Can the Predators reach 100 points again?
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: The Flyers confirmed that defenseman Andreas Lilja had a hip injury and will miss the start of the season. Lilja told a Swedish newspaper that he might be out until December, but GM Paul Holmgren doesn’t agree.
“He did have surgery [and] should be back late October or early November,” Holmgren texted CSNPhilly.com on Sunday afternoon.
- Mike Morreale of NHL.com: 6 questions facing the Carolina Hurricanes. 1. How will coach Kirk Muller use Jordan Staal? 2. Where does Alexander Semin fit in? – they could have Eric Staal center Semin and Chad LaRose, Jordan Staal centering Jeff Skinner and Jussi Jokinen. Tuomo Ruutu centering Jiri Tlusty and Patrick Dwyer. 3. Do the acquisitions of Staal and Semin make Carolina a Cup contender? 4. How will Muller fare in his first full season behind the bench? 5. Do the Hurricanes have enough depth on defense? 6. Who will serve as Cam Ward’s backup?
- Josh Yohe via twitter: If the Penguins have any interest in the Ducks Bobby Ryan, now might be the time to make a move as the Flyers may have to concentrate on defensemen.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers prospect Oscar Klefbom to NHL.com: “Edmonton wants me to come over and try but I don’t want to come over and feel like I’m not ready.”
- Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe: Nothing new on Tim Thomas. Another team may look at him to reach the salary floor depending on the new CBA. Nathan Horton has been cleared to resume full contact once training camp opens.
- Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: The Hurricanes are trying to make a trade this week without giving up any of their core. Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford on if they can bring in a top-tier player:
“I really don’t have a good read on it,” Rutherford said. “It’s not like a trade in the middle of the year where there are only a couple of teams trying. There are a lot of teams trying to make changes, so it’s hard to read when anything can happen.
“I do know we’re trying as hard as we ever have at this point to be involved in acquiring a top player.”
“I’ve felt all along we might have to go the trade route to improve our team,” Rutherford said. “We’re in the mix in a lot of conversations.”
The Hurricanes appear to be one of the teams interested in Rick Nash. They have the 8th overall pick, but will not move Eric Staal, Jeff Skinner, Cam Ward, Brandon Sutter or Justin Faulk in any deal.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks GM Bob Murray said there is “nothing new” when asked about Justin Schultz. He later added on the situation:
“Yeah, that’s a sore spot,” Murray said in the interview, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. “We’ve drafted fairly well the last few years … We rebuilt and you have a young man like Justin [Schultz] coming along who gave us every indication he wanted to play for us.
“There’s a spot there for him on the right point on that blue line. You mention the weaknesses. Our power play has been horrible. And Justin is very good at that. So it’s a huge disappointment. You just can’t replace it. You counted on it.
“…There’s a loophole in the CBA. Some things you just don’t understand. You move on. That’s the way it is.”
“We’ve tried everything,” Murray told the group. ”We’ve offered him everything we could have. This is not a money situation because we actually offered Justin the day before we played Calgary [in the last game of the season].
“We offered him everything we could possibly have offered him to play for us. “He didn’t even have to play that game. He just had to sign the contact from wherever he was and he could have burned a year. … So this is a situation where a young man has decided that he just wants to, as they say, check with all 29 other teams before they sign.”
“It’s especially frustrating, seeing as how when on December  … he sat with me in the first period in Chicago,” Murray said. “During the first intermission we discussed the rest of his [college] career and him playing for us as soon as he was done because at that point in time, Wisconsin was not very good and we were not very good.
“So it would have been a great chance for him to play 10, 15 games for us and get a jump start on his rookie season. He said to me, ‘Mr. Murray, I can’t wait.’”
Afternoon notes on: Boychuk, Grossman, Penguins, Maple Leafs, Senators and bunch of starting goaltenders
- Fluto Shinzawa via twitter: Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk is day-to-day with a mild knee sprain.
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossman is wearing 2 knee braces and remains optimistic for the playoffs.
- Will DePaoli via twitter: Penguins Sullivan, Neal and Nikanen will not be in the lineup for the Penguins. Will DePaoli via twitter: Eric Tangradi is skating on a line with Sidney Crosby and Pascal Dupuis.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Scratches or out tonight for the Capitals: Halpern, Ward, Erskine, Schultz, Vokoun. Brian McNally via twitter: Michal Neuvrith is expected to start tonight.
- Paul Hendrick via twitter: The Maple Leafs have sent Joe Colborne back the Marlies. David Steckel will be back in the lineup. Mikhail Grabovski won’t play. Ben Scrivens will be starting in net. Jonas Siegel via twitter: Grabovski is not sure if he’ll be able to return on Saturday. He was cut around his knee by Brayden McNabb’s skate and required 20-30 stitches.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Senators Filip Kuba and Erik Karlsson will play tonight. Matt Gilroy is out. Ben Bishop will start in net.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Pekka Rinne has been battling an illness this week. He was the first off the ice and Barry Trotz said he’s “probably” the starter tonight.
- Bob Duff via twitter: Jimmy Howard will start in net for the Red Wings against the Devils.
- Curtis Zupke via twitter: Jonathan Quick was the first off the ice for the Kings and the likely starter.
- Michael Russo via twitter: Josh Harding will start in net for the Wild.
- George Richards via twitter: Jose Theodore will start in net for the Panthers against the Capitals.
- Luke DeCock via twitter: Cam Ward was the first off the ice and will likely start in net for the Hurricanes.
- Steve Zipay via twitter: Martin Biron will start in net for the Rangers against the Penguins.
- Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Steve Mason will start in net for the Blue Jackets.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Brian Elliott will start in net for the Blues on Friday. Jaroslav Halak will start on Saturday.
Keith waives in-person hearing … Tarasenko ready for NHL … Bettman ready for CBA talks … Howard back next week … Starting goalies
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Blackhawks Duncan Keith waived his right for the in-person hearing. Will do over the phone at 2 PM EST.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Vladimir Tarasenko’s Russian agent told SovSport that Tarasenko “is ready for the NHL…both physically and mentally.” … But Chesnokov wonders if he’ll come over.
- AP in the Sporting News: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said they are ready to start CBA talks:
“That’s something that we’re relying on the union for right now,” Bettman said of the timing on talks. “We’ve been ready to go for months but there’s a new executive director and he’s getting up to speed, meeting with his constituents and when the union’s ready, then we’ll start.”
NHLPA spokesman Jonathan Weatherdon from an email statement:
“At our request, the NHL recently supplied the NHLPA with some initial financial information that we are currently reviewing,” Weatherdon said. “While we do not have a set date for formal negotiations to begin, we expect negotiations will begin when we have players available to participate in bargaining sessions.”
- Ted Kulfan via twitter: Red Wings Jimmy Howard won’t be back in the lineup until next week. Needs 2 good practices. Ansar Khan via twitter: Howard not practicing today. Johan Franzen and Nicklas Lidstrom are skating. Franzen left the ice before the drills started.
- Tracey Myers via twitter: Blackhawks Jonathan Toews has skated for 4 consecutive days.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Blues have put Danny Syvret on re-entry waivers.
- Rob Mixer via twitter: Cam Ward is the likely starter for the Hurricanes tonight against the Blue Jackets.
- David Alter via twitter: James Reimer will start in net for the Maple Leafs. Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils. Travis Zajac won’t return tonight.
- Steve Zipay via twitter: Henrik Lundqvist will start in net for the Rangers.
Stars considered offers for Ott and Souray … Preds offer for Nash didn’t include Ellis … Grabovski’s agent in T.O. next week … starting goalies
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk had some offers that they strongly considered for Steve Ott and Sheldon Souray.
“I would say there were a couple of things on the table that took a lot of time to sort through,” Nieuwendyk said. “But at the end of the day, we had a responsibility to put the best team on the ice right now to challenge for the playoffs and we didn’t want to risk moving anything that would not help us as far as the return moving into the future.”
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Nashville’s big pitch for Rick Nash did not include Ryan Ellis. One GM thought the Sharks could have had a deal for Nash if they still had Charlie Coyle. The Leafs and Flyers sniffed around Josh Harding. Some teams thought Steve Ott was destined for the Maple Leafs, but the Stars changed their minds.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Sources are saying that the Stars wanted a 2nd round pick, a high end prospect and a roster player for Steve Ott. They also wanted a 2nd round pick and high end prospects for Sheldon Souray. The Islanders continue to have talks with Evgeni Navokov. They have had no contract discussions with P.A. Parenteauf as of yesterday afternoon.
- Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun: Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner may have been Scott Howson’s ‘must include’ list for any Rick Nash package.
- Mark Masters of TSN: Mikhail Grabovski’s agent said he plans on being in Toronto next week, and said ‘I believe that I will have some news for you’
- Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Told Nicklas Lidstrom is out.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Stars lines: Ott-Benn-Burish; Eriksson-Ribeiro-Ryder; Nystrom-Fiddler-Dvorak; Garbutt-Wandell-Vincour.
- Chuck Gormley via twitter: Capitals starting goalie will be a game time decision according to Dale Hunter. Gormley guesses Neuvirth.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders.
- Paul Hendrick via twitter: Jose Theodore will start in net for the Panthers tonight against the Leafs. Jonas Siegel via twitter: James Reimer will start in net for the Leafs tonight.
- Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Curtis Sanford will start in net for the Blue Jackets against Joey MacDonald and the Red Wings.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Looks like Cam Ward will start in net for the Hurricanes.
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: Mathieu Garon will start in net for the Lightning against the Canadiens.
- Tracey Myers via twitter: Corey Crawford will start in net for the Blackhawks tomorrow against the Maple Leafs.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Kari Lehtonen will start in net for the Stars tomorrow.
Ballard to LTIR … No deal for Grabovski … Waivers today … Boyce claimed on waivers … Russell has concussion … Scouting
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Canucks put Keith Ballard on the LTIR, creating $4.2 million in cap space. Ott could be an option. Ballard has a concussion and is not close. He might be ready for the playoffs.
- Chris Johnston via twitter: Indications are that Mikhail Grabovski won’t be signing a contract extension with the Maple Leafs by Monday.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: On waivers today R. Russell and Clitsome (CBJ), Boulton (NJD), Staubitz (re-entry) (MIN), Kolanos (CGY).
- Brian Compton via twitter: The Islanders have waived Brian Rolston and recalled David Ullstrom.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Blue Jackets have claimed Darryl Boyce off waivers from the Maple Leafs.
- Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The Blues have lost Kris Russell to concussion-like symptoms. Kent Huskins will take his spot, and Ian Cole was recalled. The might make a move for a defenseman, but have indicated they may be quiet, citing budget concerns.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller is not worried about Cam Ward, could be in next game.
- Dave Molinari via twitter: Scouting the Penguins-Lightning game today: Stars, Kings and Lightning.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Scouting the Blue Jackets game last night: Bruins, Flyers, Rangers, Devils, Sharks Penguins and Lightning.
- Roger Millions via twitter: Flames lines: Glencross Jokinen Iginla-Tanguay Cammalleri Comeau-Desbiens horak Jackman-Bouma Stajan Kostopoulos
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: James Reimer will start in net for the Leafs tonight.