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Posts Tagged Carlo Colaiacovo
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: If the Avalanche want to trade Ryan O’Reilly at some point, they are going to have to give him the minutes to put up the points. That would mean that either Matt Duchene or Paul Stastny would become their third line center. The other option would be to move Duchene to the left wing again, but he doesn’t like it, and not is it in the best interest of the team. Feb. 28th, 2014 is the earliest the Avs can trade O’Reilly. So it appears that Avs need to either trade one of their three centers or find better third line wingers to play with O’Reilly (played with John Mitchell and Milan Hejduk in his first game). Dater thinks that the Avs should consider trading Paul Stastny. Stastny has five goals and seven assists in 20 games so far. His point totals have decreased over the last three years from 79 to 57 to 53. He has one year left on his deal at $6.6 million.
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Penguins defenseman Simon Despres is available again. Three members of of the Blue Jackets organization were at the Penguins-Lightning game, GM Jarmo Kekalainen, assistant GM Chris MacFarland and senior advisor Craig Patrick. The Penguins are looking to add a defenseman that could play with Kris Letang, or for insurance if Letang is traded before his contract expires at the end of next season. GM Ray Shero said he hopes to sign Letang and Evgeni Malkin to contract extensions. Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson could fit along side Letang. Johnson has a cap of $4.35 million through 2017-18. The Penguins may also be intrigued with idea of adding winger Jarome Iginla.
- Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: ESPN’s Craig Custance on the Blue’s biggest issue:
“That’s a nice addition if he’s healthy, but their biggest need continues to be on defense, especially the left side. GM Doug Armstrong has made it clear he’s willing to be aggressive to improve this team because they have championship expectations in St. Louis. The challenge is finding a trading partner willing to move a quality defenseman, a commodity many teams are looking for.”
Ian Cole wasn’t able to fill in for the departed Carlo Colaiacovo. Wade Redden hasn’t worked out as hoped.
- Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: The Avalanche may be looking to trade a defenseman so they’d be able to keep Tyson Barrie up when Erik Johnson and Ryan Wilson return. Barrie and Stefan Elliott are the only two that don’t have to clear waivers.
- 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.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings Jimmy Howard left in the first period of last night’s game. Howard apparently was experiencing blurry vision after getting hit with a puck in practice.
“I didn’t know about that,” Mike Babcock said. “He wasn’t seeing good or something like that.
“He’ll get tested tomorrow, we’ll find out more.”
Wings forward Mikael Samuelsson, who just returned from a groin injury, missed the game with a hand injury after getting hit by an Ian White shot during the morning skate. Johan Franzen expects to get back in the lineup on Thursday. Carlo Colaiacovo is skating and should return soon. Brendan Smith is hoping to return next week.
- Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen will skate today and could return to practice soon according to coach Kirk Muller. Jeff Skinner, Tim Gleason, Tim Brent and Tim Wallace are all day-to-day. Gleason could skate today. It’s unlikely that Skinner will, ”there isn’t anything that tells me he’s going to skate tomorrow.”
- Mark Lazarus of the Chicago Sun-Times: Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook is day-to-day after taking a puck “Uh, somewhere” according to coach Quenneville. Goalie Corey Crawford hasn’t practiced since last Thursday with an upper-body injury. He skated on his own before yesterday’s practice.
- Vicki Hall via twitter: Flames Mikael Backlund will be out for four to six weeks with a MCL sprain.
- Wes Gilbertson via twitter: Flames Michael Cammalleri is day-to-day with a hip flexor.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: The Flames have put Miikka Kiprusoff on the IR retroactive to February 5th.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: Ducks Jonas Hiller left last night’s game with a lower-body injury that is not expected to be serious.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings Todd Bertuzzi will be out indefinitely with a back injury. The Wings are calling up Joakim Andersson. Darren Helm will begin rehab on Monday with a sore back. Carlo Colaiacovo isn’t expected to return from his shoulder injury until mid-month. Brendan Smith is out at least a month with a shoulder injury. Jonas Gustavsson has a pulled groin, and hasn’t played this season.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Avalanche winger Gabriel Landeskog didn’t practice yesterday but they are optimistic that he could resume skating soon. He hasn’t skated since January 19th after being hit by Brad Stuart. He suffered a head and neck injury on the play.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Senators Jason Spezza has been told to do nothing for at least two weeks after having surgery to repair a disc in his back last week. He still hopes to return this season.
“Everything went well. It’s good to have everything done and get started on recovery now,” said Spezza. “You always aim to push your rehab and get a bit more aggressive with things.
“(Athletic therapist) Gerry (Townend) has already talked to me about making sure we’re doing things right and not getting too carried away. The goal is to get back before the end of the season and, hopefully, help us through the end of the year and the playoffs.”
Holmstrom to retire today … Flames trade Karlsson … Injury notes: Burns, Briere, Bertuzzi, Colaiacovo, Green and McDonald
- Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings Tomas Holmstrom will officially retire today. A press conference is scheduled for 4:30 at Joe Louis Arena.
- Chicago Blackhawks: The Flames trade goalie Henrik Karlsson to the Blackhawks for a 2013 7th round pick that was previously acquired from the Senators. Karlsson will be assigned to the AHL.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Mathieu Darche is still practicing with the Devils on a tryout. No contract yet.
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: Sharks Brent Burns has a reported lower-body injury that could keep him out for a few weeks.
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: Flyers Daniel Briere will not play against New Jersey according to sources.
- John Hoven via twitter: Kings Anze Kopitar said he’ll be playing against the Avalanche.
- Helene St. James via twitter: Red Wings winger Todd Bertuzzi doesn’t have mononucleosis and could be back on Friday.
- Ted Kulfan via twitter: Red Wings defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo will be out weeks with a shoulder injury.
- Dan Rosen via twitter: Kings Matt Greene was put on the IR with a “mid-body injury.”
- Lou Korac via twitter: Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said that Andy McDonald is fine, took a couple stitches on the chin.
Subban rumors … Luongo on way back to Vancouver … Canucks working on Edler, Burrows extensions … Wings get Colaiacovo?
- Bertrand Raymond of RDS: (through google translate) P.K. Subban is not worried that he doesn’t have a contract with the Canadiens yet, and his agent said things are going normally. The Canadiens won’t admit that there were talks with the Flyers about Subban. It happened shortly after the Flyers lost out on Shea Weber. It’s presumed that the Flyers took the lead in inquiring about Subban’s status. They may not have went the offer sheet route as they were convinced the Canadiens would match it. One of the names mentioned was obviously Sean Couturier.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Can forget the Subban trade rumors to the Flyers. According to source, there is nothing to it.
- Eric Engels via twitter: The Flyers are not the only team to have inquired about Subban. The Flyers are not the only team to ask the Canadiens if they would match an offer sheet.
- George Richards of the Miami Herald: Panthers GM Dale Tallon spoke with Canucks GM Mike Gillis in June about a possible Roberto Luongo trade, but talks have since cooled. The Canucks want a number of the Panthers top young players, but the Panthers aren’t interested in that.
“I don’t know what to expect. I’m just treating this as a regular start to a season,” he said. “For me, things are the same. I’m going back to Vancouver and I’m going to work hard. There are things I don’t control. But I’m going to make the best of it.
“Of course this is strange. I don’t know what the future holds. You don’t know when a trade will happen or whether it even will. There have been some stressful moments. But I’m still here, doing the job I love.”
- Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province: The Canucks are working on signing 3 players before Saturday’s lockout. They are they are trying to re-sign both Alex Edler and Alex Burrows and are holding out hope for Shane Doan. Edler and Burrows are entering the final year of their contracts. Botchford via twitter: GM Mike Gillis on a Luongo trade: “We’re one the league’s wealthiest teams. We don’t have fire sales.”
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Strickland tweeted at 7:48 pm last night that the Red Wings signed Carlo Colaiacovo to a 2 year deal worth $5 million, $2.15 million this year and $2.85 million next year. Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: (posted at 8:30 pm last night) Red Wings GM Ken Holland told the Free Press last night that he is talking with Colaiacovo. Holland added that they are “close” to re-signing Justin Abdelkader.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Avalanche Gabriel Landeskog will likely play in the AHL this season. “As a general rule, only players in their “first” contracts can be assigned to AHL teams without waivers. That means the Avs are free to send him to LE if they want without fear of losing him. They can’t, therefore, send players such as Matt Duchene or Ryan O’Reilly to LE, because their first contracts have expired.”
- Eric Stephens via twitter: Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman said that he’s recovered well from the surgery he had in April to repair cartilage in his knee.
- Terrell Williams of NHL.com: The Hurricanes added 5 investor groups yesterday, all locally based. Three of the investors are: Playmakers Management, LLC (Ron Francis), GreengardenDRC, LLC (Eliza Kraft Olander and Brian McHenry) and Ron de Lange. The other two are kept private.
Morning notes on: CBA, Doan deadline, Ovechkin and KHL, Colaiacovo, Cousins, Huselius, Visnovsky and Kane
- TSN: CBA talks made little progress last week, but both sides will meet again on Tuesday. Darren Dreger is saying that the league may present another offer.
- Detroit Free Press: Shane Doan will sign somewhere before September 15th.
“Shane is going to sign a contract before the CBA expires on the 15th,” Bross told the Arizona Republic. “(Ownership has to) be done before the 15th, otherwise we’re signing somewhere because we don’t know what the new CBA is going to look like, and I don’t know if it’s going to limit any scope of a contract, so we want to make sure we sign before then. I guess from that respect, time is ticking.”
- Mike Brehm of USA Today: Moscow Dynamo GM said “We will talk with Ovechkin. It will be up to the head coach,” regarding having Ovechkin join them if there is a lockout. Team president Arkady Rotenberg may be thinking otherwise though,
“I’m actually against it. And I don’t see any prestige in it,” Rotenberg told R-Sport. “I think that Ovechkin isn’t necessary.”
Though Rotenberg added that he may consent if Safronov and head coach Oleg Znarok “persuade me strongly.”
- Lance Hornby via twitter: MLive.com is reporting that the Red Wings have offered Carlo Colaiacovo a 2 year deal.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Flyers prospect Nick Cousins has been charged with sexual assault.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: The Blue Jackets say that UFA Kristian Huselius won’t return their phone calls this summer. Huselius hasn’t been medically cleared yo play yet.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Lubomir Visnovsky said he doesn’t have a problem playing with thie Islanders. He said he’s doing this not for just himself, but to follow the rules. (via Hokej.sk)
- The Winnipeg Sun (Friday): Evander Kane’s agent on rumors that Kane asked to be traded,
“No truth to it,” Craig Oster of Newport Sports said in a text message on Friday afternoon.
Morning notes on: Wings talking with Flames about Bouwmeester, Doan, Weber, Flyers, Tarasenko, Colaiacovo,
- Brendan Savage of MLive: A team source confirms that the Red Wings have talked to the Flames about a trade involving Jay Bouwmeester. The Red Wings are $13 million under the salary cap, Bouwmeester carries a $6.68 million cap hit. The Wings only have 6 defenseman under contract: Niklas Kronwall, Jonathan Ericsson, Ian White, Kyle Quincey, Jakub Kindl and Brendan Smith.
- Pat Leonard of the NY Daily News: The Rangers remain one of the favorites to land Shane Doan. He’s only visited the Canucks, Flyers and Rangers. Doan’s agent has confirmed that a team outside of New York has offered him a 4 year deal worth at least $7 million per season.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Shea Weber and the Predators are still talking about adding a no-trade or no-movement clause. One wasn’t included in the initial offer sheet from Philadelphia.
- Sam Carchidi via Sulia: Based on what Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said the other day, Carchidi wouldn’t be surprised if the Flyers stand pat with their defense, and went with the kids. They could make a move during the season when they have more cap space.
- Philadelphia Flyers via twitter: The Flyers have signed 2012 1st round pick Scott Laughton and re-signed defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon to a multi-year deal. Tim Panaccio via twitter: Bourdon gets a 2 year deal at a $612,500 cap hit. Dustin Leed via twitter: Leed points out that the 2 signings now put them at 50 contracts.
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: If a lockout occurs for the start of the NHL season, sources say that Blues prospect Vladimir Tarasenko would start the year in the KHL and not in the AHL. It’s not uncommon for Europeans to remain in their homeland during lockouts. Strickland has been told that there is a European assignment clause in his contract should the NHL season not start on time. Carlo Colaiacovo appears to be close to signing a NHL deal, though nothing is imminent. The Red Wings and Flyers have shown some interest. Both teams are also looking at trade possibilities. The Blues haven’t shut the door on bringing Colaiacovo back.
- Katie Strang via twitter: Bill Daly described yesterday’s CBA talks as “tense” but added there were some “strongly-held views.” Daly said that supplementary discipline was an important issue but wasn’t sure if their suggestions would improve the system. The overarching supp. discipline system was apart of the talks, not the appeals process.
- Sarah Baicker of CSN Philly: Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros underwent surgery to repair a torn right Achilles tendon, and is out indefinitely. According to GM Paul Holmgren,
“Andrej was injured last week during summer training in Slovakia. Andrej will be out indefinitely.”
Typical recovery can be 6 to 8 months or more.
- Dustin Leed via twitter: Interesting note from Holmgren was that the injury occurred last week and he’s already had the surgery.
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: For all practical purposes, Meszaros is done for the season. If he’s out the full 8 months, he’d be eligible for the playoffs. Will the Flyers now go the trade or free agent route? Could they look at Dan Boyle? Free agent options could be Michal Rozsival, Carlo Colaiacovo, Chris Campoli and Jaroslav Spacek.
- Dustin Leed via twitter: Leed wonders if Lubomir Visnokvsky could be an option if his trade to the Islanders is voided.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Carchidi thinks that Luke Schenn now moves up to the 2nd pairing, with Bruno Gervais and one of the kids on the 3rd pairing. Andreas Lilja as the extra defenseman.
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: GM Holmgren,
“I think we’ll have a better idea after six weeks once we see how things are progressing …”
Travis Zajac tore his Achilles last August, tried to come back in December before re-injuring himself. He wasn’t healthy until March, 7 months later.
“We got young kids we like,” Holmgren said. “Marc-Andre Bourdon played a lot of games for us last year. Erik Gustafsson played a fair amount. Brandon Manning got his feet wet. So we do have people we like. And we have four guys with a lot of experience ahead of them. So, we’ll see where it goes.”
5 FA not named Doan … Teams looking for Dmen … Devils short $20 million … Canucks waiting for Panthers … Caps needs
- Adam Gretz of CBS Sports: Gretz lists 5 free agents not named Shane Doan that may be worth signing: Brian Rolston, Carlo Colaiacovo, Jason Arnott, Dominic Moore and Petr Sykora.
- Lyle Richardson in the Hockey News: The Predators, Flyers and Red Wings are among the teams looking for help on the blueline. Tim Panaccio suggested the Flyers contact the Sharks about Dan Boyle or Douglas Murray, or the Canadiens about P.K. Subban. Boyle has only a modified no-trade clause now. Murray will be a UFA following the season. Subban’s contract talks are ongoing, but there is no indication they would consider moving him. The Red Wings have about $13 million in cap space. George Sipple suggested free agents Michal Rozsival, Brett Clark and Carlo Colaiacovo.
- Josh Koshman of the NY Post: The Post has learned that New Jersey Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek is still about $20 million short for his overdue loans, and there is only a week to go. Creditors are “poised to pounce” on August 14th, and he could lose control of the team.
“He had worked out a deal to raise a certain amount and has not been able to do that,” a source said.
Vanderbeek has been negotiating with lenders and the NHL to remain in control even if he can’t raise the money. Last September Vanderbeek missed an $80 million repayment. He then promised lenders he’d have $40 million by August 14th.
- Ryan Lambert of Yahoo! Sports: There is no doubt the Canucks would like to move Roberto Luongo,
But the longer this summer rolls on, the stranger the scenario seems to be. Back in June, there were several teams mentioned in connection with Luongo’s services, but that number has slowly been whittled away to just one: Florida. And yet there seems to be less movement now than there was even into July. We’re now past 100 days of this saga.
Canucks GM Mike Gillis can sit back and wait for the Panthers to come to him. The Canucks could finish 1st in the Western Conference with or without Luongo. The Panthers may not be in need of a goaltender, as they have Jose Theodore and Scott Clemmensen, but other teams in their division have improved. Panthers GM Dale Tallon may love what prospect Nick Bjugstad brings the organization, but does he want to improve their chances of making the playoffs again?
- Corey Masisak of NHL.com: Capitals coach Adam Oates:
“When you look at the Finals this year, you saw two teams that were basically in-your-face teams, all over the ice,” Oates said. “I really feel the game today is territory. You have to establish territory and protect it. I look at the Caps lineup and the talent level and I don’t see any reason why we can’t push the pace and be an aggressive team but at the same time not sacrificing defense. It requires commitment all over the ice.”
Mike Ribeiro was the Capitals lone marquee addition. The Capitals need to replace Alexander Semin and to a lesser extent, Mike Knuble. They need a better season from Alexander Ovechkin and a healthy season for Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green.
- Josh Yohe via twitter: Yohe would be surprised if Shane Doan signed with the Penguins.
Blues goalie question … Pollak on Thornton to Rangers … Who the Sharks, Jets could look at … Huet looking NHL
- Roger Hensley of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: Question: Will Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott split time or will one become the traditional starter. Jeremy Rutherford: Rutherford expects them to split time, but GM Doug Armstrong recently noted that he can see Halak playing more than the 46 games he played last year. Dan O’Neill: “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” Tom Timmerman: May depend on how well Halak starts the season. If he starts off hot, he could see more game. Elliott may get 30 games. If Halak starts off cold, Elliott will get more games. Andy Strickland: Hard to say, will have to see how they play throughout the season. If they are hot, they’ll play more. Kevin Wheeler: He’d roll with the same setup as last year.
- Kevin Kurz CSN Bay Area: Wonders if the Sharks are short a defenseman. They have a strong top 5, but questions surround Douglas Murray and Jason Demers. Prospect Taylor Doherty could see some action this season. Some free agent options could be Michal Rozsival, Carlo Colaiacovo, Jim Vandermeer, Scott Hannan, Brett Clark, Matt Gilroy, Jaroslav Spacek, Pavel Kubina, Steve Eminger and Kurtis Foster.
- David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: Pollak comment s on Boston Globe’s Kevin Paul Dupont’s note on the Rangers possibly looking at Joe Thornton:
“Don’t be surprised” could be code for, ‘I talked with someone in the Rangers organization’ or it could mean Dupont is just stirring the pot. No problem with that either way.
Nothing suggests that the Sharks might be receptive to an offer. The Sharks are looking to improve their roster, and the Rangers aren’t going to offer up Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Callahan and Marc Staal (overstatement but making a point). Thornton has a no-trade clause. He called the Rangers soft last year, later apologized.
- Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press: Tait mentions some free agent names that might look good in a Jets uniform: Shane Doan, Milan Jurcina, Kristian Huselius, Carlo Colaiacovo, Kurtis Foster, Mathieu Darche, Petr Sykora and Jonathan Cheechoo.
- Roger Millions via twitter: Flames 1st round pick Mark Jankowski will play with Providence College rather than Dubuque of the USHL.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: Cristobal Huet’s agent said he’s “still working on” getting a deal with an NHL team.
Some thoughts on Nash … 10 unresolved issues … Rangers could look at Thornton … Repik and Pickard could go to Europe
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Portzline offers 61 thoughts on Rick Nash. Portzline thinks that Nash will play with Derek Stepan over Brad Richards.
There were instances last season, before the trade stuff started, when other NHL players were directly advising Nash to leave. One player tells The Dispatch: “I skated over to him before a faceoff and just told him ‘you have to get out of here. Put your agent to work and get it done.’” Many were surprised last February to learn that Nash had asked to be traded. From what I can glean, players around the league were only shocked that it took him so long.
Some believe it was Nash’s father that was the first to give him some wisdom just before the trade proceedings took shape. Portzline thinks that Nash will hit the 40 goal, 80 point plateau at some point.
- Kevin Allen of the USA Today: Allen lists 10 unresolved issues that could change the “balance of power” : 1. Shane Doan’s recruitment: some teams will offer him 4 years. 2. Roberto Luongo hasn’t been traded yet: the Panthers are the best fit, but they won’t give up Nick Bjugstad. 3. Bobby Ryan still could be traded: the Ducks will only deal if they are wowed by an offer. The Flyers may like to match the Rangers acquisition of Nash. 4. Lubomir Visnovsky has filed a grievance: he doesn’t think the Ducks had a right to trade him because he had a partial no-trade clause. He had previously waived it in a 2009 trade from Edmonton. 5. Useful players still available: Doan, Jason Arnott, Carlo Colaiacovo, Pavel Kubina, Petr Sykora, Brett Clark, Andrei Kostitsyn, etc. 6. Coyotes ownership isn’t finalized: it’s difficult for Coyotes GM Don Maloney to improve his team. 7. The 2013 free agent class might feel pressure to sign now: there may be restrictions on contract length or a new way to calculate salary cap with the new CBA. 8. Predators still looking for defenseman: GM David Poile is still looking at trade options. Jay Bouwmeester’s name has come up, but he has a no-trade clause. 9. Red Wings pondering a defensive move: they want to give Brendan Smith and Jakub Kindl an opportunity to play, and they won’t overpay just to add someone. But they have to look at trade options to add a veteran Dman. 10. Feels like Toronto will make another move: Burke could go after a goalie or more size and grit.
- Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli on Tuukka Rask’s one year deal, “We tried to go longer in term, but . . . ’’ Dupont says not to be surprised if the Rangers look to Joe Thornton. Thornton and Rick Nash played well together during the lockout and with Team Canada at the Olympics.
- George Richards via twitter: Richards believes that Michal Repik will be playing in Europe this year.
- Corey Pronman via twitter: Former 1st round pick of the Predators, goalie Chet Pickard is talking with a SEL team.