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Posts Tagged Chicago Blackhawks
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Penguins Evgeni Malkin (shoulder) is practicing with the team. Sidney Crosby, James Neal and Paul Martin have been skating with their strength coach. It is possible that none of the above players return to the lineup before the end of the regular season.
“There’s going to be no thought of rushing those players back to get an opportunity to play that game before the playoffs,” he said.
- Andy Strickland: Blues T.J. Oshie said he hopes to be able return for the first game of the playoffs.
- Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom left last night’s game in the third period after taking a Mike Green slapshot off his left arm.
“It caught him in the arm,” Green said. “He’s all right but definitely gave him a bruise. So I hope everything’s okay with him.”
- Tracey Myers: Blackhawks Patrick Sharp is out tonight. He hopes to be able to get into a few games before the playoffs start.
- Colleeen Kane (Chicago Tribune): Blackhawks Ray Emery is out tonight with a lower-body injury. He’s day-to-day.
- Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: Avalanche’s Semyon Varlamov and Milan Hejduk will return to the lineup tonight. Defenseman Erik Johnson and Ryan Wilson are still out.
- Adrian Dater: Avalanche prospect Joey Hishon, who just returned after missing two years with a concussion, does have a head injury. They are not saying that it’s another concussion, just that it’s a head injury.
Roster and Goalie Notes: Greene, Nikitin, Blackhawks, Stars, Blues, Islanders, Devils, Flyers and Lightning
- James Mirtle: The Kings have activated defenseman Matt Greene.
- Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin is out, David Savard is in.
- Tracey Myers: Blackhawks lines: Saad-Toews-Hossa, Carcillo-Bolland-Kane, Bickell-Shaw-Stalberg, Handzus-Kruger-Frolik.
- Mike Heika: Stars lines: Whitney-Benn-Eriksson. Smith-Eakin-Garbutt. Nystrom-Fiddler-Cole. Roussel-Wandell-Fraser
- Lou Korac: Brian Elliott will start in net for the the Blues against the Coyotes.
- Arthur Staple: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders tonight.
- Sam Carchidi: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils against Ilya Bryzgalov and the Flyers.
- Erik Erlendsson: Ben Bishop will start in net for the Lightning.
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- Jim Diamond: Predators Patrick Hornqvist is out for the next couple games with an upper-body injury.
- Lou Korac: Blue TJ Oshie is getting close to returning to the lineup, could happen later this week during their home-stand.
- Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets Artem Anisimov (head) traveled with the team to Denver, but is out indefinitely.
- Terry Koshan: Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul has been cleared for contract. He is close to returning to the lineup, but realizes that there is no rush.
- Erik Erlendsson: Lightning’s Tom Pyatt left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
- Ken Wiebe: Jets coach Claude Noel said that defenseman Tobias Enstrom is week-to-week and not day-to-day with a mid-body injury (back).
- Lou Korac of NHL.com: Dave Bolland returned to the Blackhawks lineup yesterday, but Patrick Sharp missed the game with an upper-body injury. It’s believed to be the shoulder injury that kept him out of 14 games, before returning last week.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Avalanche prospect Joey Hishon suffered another head injury on Friday after being hit from behind into the boards. He missed almost two years with a concussion. They haven’t called it a concussion just yet. Semyon Varlamov returned to the Avalanche lineup yesterday after missing time due to a hip injury. Milan Hejduk could return to the lineup tonight. Talk of Hejduk retiring at the end of the season may be premature.
“I’m not really sure right now. We’ll sit down and make some decisions after the season,” said Hejduk.
- Ian Mendes: Devils coach Peter DeBoer confirms that Ilya Kovalchuk won’t play tonight against the Senators. Said he’s still day-to-day.
- Chris Kuc: Blackhawks Dave Bolland won’t play tonight, but said he’ll travel with the team for Sunday’s game in St. Louis.
- Tom Gulitti: Devils Johan Hedberg’s sore back isn’t good enough for him to be the backup tonight. He didn’t skate today.
- Katie Carrera: Capitals lines: Johansson-Backstrom-Ovechkin; Erat/Volpatti-Ribeiro-Brouwer; Chimera-Perreault-Fehr; Wolski-Hendricks-Beagle.
- Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks lines: Saad-Toews-Hossa, Sharp-Kruger-Kane, Bickell-Handzus-Stalberg, Carcillo-Shaw-Frolik.
- Michael Russo: Wild lines: Coyle back w top line;Pominville w Brodziak/Bouchard; Rupp w Mitchell/Clutterbuck; Konopka (Zucker coming?) w Granlund/Seto
- Aaron Portzline: Sergei Bobrovsky will start in net for the Blue Jackets against the Blues.
- Josh Cooper: Chris Mason will start in net for the Predators against the Stars.
- Tracey Myers: Jimmy Howard will start in net for the Red Wings.
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- Tracey Myers: Blackhawks Dave Bolland is feeling better but is out tonight.
- Kevin Paul Dupont: The Bruins confirm that winger Brad Marchand has a ‘mild concussion’ from Anton Volchenkov’s elbow on Wednesday.
- Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star: Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul hasn’t played since last Thursday, and isn’t sure when he’ll be able to return.
“If I was having bad symptoms, I would be home resting instead of this,” Lupul said. “It’s truly a day-to-day thing, just wake up in the morning and see how I’m feeling, how I’m progressing. There’s really no reason for me to rush right now. I just want to make sure I’m back at 100 per cent.”
The team won’t say it’s a concussion, but Lupul indicated that it might be.
“Yeah,” he said Wednesday, when asked if he believes he suffered a concussion against the Flyers. “I mean, no one’s really said that word to me. But I definitely didn’t sprain my ankle.”
“I think it’s safe to say I took a pretty solid blow to the head,” Lupul said. “Anyone who was watching could have seen that. . . . Obviously anyone who saw me try to go to the bench could tell there were some symptoms.”
- Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times: Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen broke his calcaneus bone in his heal last week after crashing into the boards. A similar injury occurred to Pat Peakein 1996, and he was only able to play in five more games due to the injury. The Hurricanes and Pitkanen called Peake last week to talk about the injury.
“Your heel bone, the best way to describe it is like an egg. So if you give it a good flick or a thump, it just kind of splinters and cracks like that,” Peake said. “And it just goes right around the whole way. That’s exactly what happened to his. It’s such an odd injury.”
“Am I optimistic that Pitkanen can get back to playing? Yeah, I kind of am, as far as playing, because he’s not going to go the surgery route,” Peake said. “You just hope that obviously the medical aspect of it has come a long way. I know there’s some good doctors and some good people.”
It’s an injury though that could bother him years after he’s done playing.
“They said, ‘How much pain are you in on a daily basis?’ ” Peake said. “And I said, ‘Well, to be honest, I don’t really want him to hear this. I hurt every single day.’ ”
Roster Notes, Lines and Goalies: Canes, Habs, Caps, Wings, Lightning, Leafs, Devils, Jackets, Pens and Hawks
- Michael Smith: Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller on Alex Semin: ”My belief is that he is in.”
- Renaud Lavoie: Canadiens Max Pacioretty will play tonight.
- Dave Molinari: The Hurricanes activate defenseman Just Faulk from the IR and he’s expected to be in the lineup tonight.
- Katie Carrera: Joel Ward and Martin Erat did not practice this morning with the Capitals.
- Ansar Khan: Red Wings lines: 1st Datysuk, Zetterberg and Abdelkader. Miller has replaced Filppula on the second line with Franzen and Nyquist . Filppula centering third line with Brunner and Cleary. Andersson centering fourth line with Emmerton and Tootoo.
- Erik Erlendsson: Lightning lines: Poiliot-Stamkos-St Louis; Pyatt-Thompson-Crombeen; Killorn-Lecavalier-Purcell; Connolly-Johnson-Panik
- David Alter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel blue:Komarov-McClement-Kulemin, R: Hamilton-Grabo-Frattin: Gree,, MacArthur-Kadri-Orr-McLaren-Colborne.
- Tom Gullitti: Devils lines: Elias-Zajac-Sullivan; Ponikarovsky-Loktionov-Clarkson; Zubrus-Henrique-Bernier; Cater-Gionta-D’Agostini; Barch-Josefson-Kostopoulos. Extra: Kovalchuk.
- Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets lines: Prospal-Anisimov-Gaborik; Umberger-Johansen-Foligno; Calvert-Letestu-Atkinson; Gillies-MacKenzie-Comeau.
- Dave Molinari: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Malkin-Iginla, Morrow-Jokinen-Dupuis, Cooke-Sutter-Kennedy, Glass-Adams-Bennett. Vitale and Jeffrey are the extras.
- Jim Jamieson: Canucks lines: Sedins-Burrows; Raymond-Kesler-Kassian; Weise-Roy-Hansen; Sestito-Lapierre-Ebbett.
- Katie Carrera: Capitals defensive pairings: Alzner-Green; Erskine-Carlson; Hillen-Oleksy; Schultz-Poti
- Erik Erlendsson: Ben Bishop will start in net for the Lightning.
- Michael Smith: Dan Ellis will start in net for the Hurricanes.
- Tracey Myers: Ray Emery will start in net for the Blackhawks.
- Rich Chere: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils.
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- Elliott Pap: Canucks Ryan Kesler will play tonight.
- Farhan Lalji: Don’t expect Kesler on the PP and PK tonight. Chris Tanev injured his leg last game and is day-to-day.
- Chicago Blackhawks: Forward Patrick Sharp is travelling with the team to Minnesota. Status for Tuesday’s game could known at tomorrow’s morning skate.
- James Mirtle: Randy Carlyle said that Joffrey Lupul is day-to-day.
- Dan Seguin: Senators Erik Karlsson was back on the ice for the first time today.
- Roger Millions: Flames Jiri Hudler is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
- Joanne Ireland: Oilers Ales Hemsky is out with a foot injury. He’s been bothered by it for several weeks.
- Sam Kasan on Penguins.NHL.com: Head coach Dan Bylsma said that James Neal has a concussion and won’t be going on their three game road trip. Defenseman Kris Letang is back practicing and said it’s up to Bylsma when he returns.
- Michael Vega of the Boston Globe: Bruins Tyler Seguin have been moved from the 2nd line center to the 3rd line with Daniel Paille, Chris Kelly and Jay Pandolfoat yesterday’s practice.
“Right now, I don’t think we’ve got a [No.] 1, 2, 3 or 4 [line],’’ coach Claude Julien said. “As you can see, there are good players on every line. We move players around a little bit, maybe to balance things for the time being. But right now it’s about playing your game as an individual; you shouldn’t care where you are, you should care what you bring.’’
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- Elliotte Friedman: Rumors of possible games in New York City and a Heritage Classic in Canada.
- Dennis Bernstein: An announcement regarding a LA Kings – Anaheim Ducks game at Dodger Stadium could be a month away.
- David Pagnotta: Source saying Vancouver is “likely” city for Heritage Classic. Would be on a different day than Los Angeles and New York games.
- The Fourth Period: Source saying final touches being put on Kings game at Dodger Stadium, ”basically a done deal.” The NHL is also in discussions with management at Yankee Stadium about a Rangers game. They are discussing other venues outside of New York. The LA and NY game could be played on the same day, Hockey Day in America. The Heritage Classic game could be played after the Olympic break. There is also talk that there could be a fifth outdoor game. It’s not confirmed, but there is a talk that the Blackhawks could host a game. Unclear if it’s a separate game, or a fallback if a game in New York can’t get finalized, or possibly for the 2015 Winter Classic. Though, the Wild may be getting the next Winter Classic. There won’t be any games played in Europe next season.
- Craig Custance: Gary Bettman on the sale of the Coyotes: ”There seems to be more interest at this particular point in time than we’ve seen throughout the process.”
- AP in Arizona Republic: Bettman on the Coyotes
“We’re not planning on moving Phoenix as we stand here today,” he said.
On possible relocation of the Coyotes.
“We haven’t been exploring the alternatives,” Bettman said. “We are exploring everything we can do to work this out, and there seems to be considerable interest. If you go through the history of this, there have been lots of reasons — not excuses, but lots of reasons — this has taken a lot of time. There seems to be now, in the calm of the moment, a lot more interest than we’ve ever seen.”
Two bids to purchase the team were submitted last week. Canadian businessmen George Gosbee and Anthony LeBlanc in one group, and another headed by Buffalo businessman Derin Pastor. Greg Jamison is still working on a deal, and Matthew Hulsizer is said to be interested again.
Quick Hits: Bergeron, Heatley, Rinaldo, Plekanec, Bjustad, Hossa, Bolland, Gaborik, Dubinsky and Soderberg
- Fluto Shinzawa: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli confirms that center Patrice Bergeron has a concussion.
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Wild Dany Heatley will be out for a while after what looks to be a wrist injury from an altercation with Sharks Marc-Edward Vlasic.
“He just swung at me and I swung at him,” Vlasic said. “He could have easily hit me. I wasn’t intending to hurt him. I just wanted to slash him because he took a swing at me and missed. He got me the shift before. If he’s going to slash me, I’m going to defend myself and just swing back and unfortunately I got him. I didn’t want to hurt him. If he’s going to slash me I was just defending myself and swung back.“… Unfortunately I got him in the wrist or shoulder. I’m not sure where I got him. That was not my intent. My intent was just to defend myself.”
- Sarah Baicker: Flyers Zach Rinaldo suffered a lower-body and left last night’s game.
- Dave Stubbs: Tomas Plekanec has a groin injury and is day-to-day. He’s unlikely to play tonight and on Saturday.
- Harvey Fialkov: Dale Tallon said that Nick Bjustad is on his way to Florida and will play on Saturday. He’s also confident that he can re-sign Peter Mueller after the season.
- Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks Marian Hossa and Dave Bolland will play on Thursday, Patrick Sharp won’t.
- Dan Rosen: Marian Gaborik confirms that he’ll be in the Blue Jackets lineup against the Predators.
- Aaron Portzline: The Blue Jackets activated center Brandon Dubinsky and winger Nick Foligno from the IR.
- Fluto Shinzawa: Expect the Bruins to go with Rich Peverley centering Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin. Kaspers Daugavins to center the 3rd line.
- Jimmy Murphy: No updates on Bruins Carl Soderberg’s status. They hope to get him over before the end of the season.
- Mark Lazerus: Cory Crawford will start in net for the Blackhawks.
Here are all the trades made today. Be sure to continue to visit myNHLtraderumors daily as there will be plenty of news, injuries and rumors to come. For all our first time visitors, we go year round, posting basically every day.
- The Nashville Predators have trade winger Martin Erat and Michael Latta to the Washigton Capitals for Filip Forsberg.
- The Pittsburgh Penguins trade goalie Patrick Killeen to the Columbus Blue Jackets for future considerations.
- The Anaheim Ducks trade goalie Jeff Deslauriers to the Minnesota Wild for future considerations
- The Phoenix Coyotes trade Matthew Lombardi to the Anaheim Ducks for Brandon MacMillan.
- The Phoenix Coyotes trade Steve Sullivan to the New Jersey Devils for a 2014 7th round pick.
- The St. Louis Blues trade defenseman Wade Redden to the Boston Bruins for a 2014 conditional 7th round pick. Becomes a 6th if he plays one or more playoff games.
- The Colorado Avalanche have traded defenseman Ryan O’Byrne to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 2014 4th round pick.
- The Calgary Flames have traded Blake Comeau to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a 2013 5th round pick.
- The Coyotes trade Raffi Torres to the Sharks for a 2013 3rd round pick.
- The Sabres trade Jason Pominville and a 2014 4th round pick to the Minnesota Wild for goalie Matt Hackett and LW Johan Larsson, a 2013 1st round pick and a 2014 2nd round pick.
- The Rangers have traded Marian Gaborik, Steven Delisle and Blake Partlett to the Blue Jackets for Derick Brassard, Derek Dorset and John Moore and a 2014 6th round pick.
- The Columbus Blue Jackets trade Steve Mason to the Philadelphia Flyers for Michael Leighton and a 2015 3rd round draft pick.
- The Ottawa Senators trade Ben Bishop to the Tampa Bay Lightning for forward Cory Conacher and a 2013 4th round pick.
- The Carolina Hurricanes trade Jussi Jokinen to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 2013 conditional 6th or 7th pick. Carolina is retaining some money. Bob McKenzie: It’s a 7th round pick if the Jokinen plays in 25% of the Penguins playoff games and if the Penguins go to the Stanley Cup final. It’s a 6th round pick if Jokinen plays in 50% of the Penguins playoff games and if the Penguins win the Cup.
- The Florida Panthers trade forward Jerred Smithson to the Edmonton Oilers for a 2013 4th round pick.
- The Nashville Predators trade defenseman Scott Hannon to the San Jose Sharks for a conditional 2013 6th/7th round pick.
- The Boston Bruins trade Maxime Sauve to the Chicago Blackhawks for Rob Flick.
- Pierre LeBrun: The Sharks are close to acquiring defenseman Scott Hannon, likely for a mid-round pick.
- Mark Masters: Clarke MacArthur on contract talks with Leafs: ”Not that I’m aware of.” Hockey Central: MacArthur as been medically cleared.
- Bruce Garrioch: Blues offering up Wade Redden. Flames offering up Anton Babchuk.
- Kevin Allen: Despite rumors, the Red Wings are not looking for a defenseman today.
- Pierre LeBrun: The Jets claim Mike Santorelli off waivers. Darren Dreger: Santorelli offsets the loss of Nik Antropov for the next two weeks with a lower-body injury.
NHL Rumors VII: Kiprusoff, Yandle, Miller, Vanek, Smith, Nabokov, Bruins, Bishop, Stafford, Pominville, Luongo and Ducks
- Bob McKenzie: As per Dreger, Miikka Kiprusoff struggling with moving and expects to remain with the Flames and may retire at the end of the year.
- Nick Kypreos: The Coyotes are asking for significant pieces back for Keith Yandle if they were to move him. David Pagnotta: If the Flyers want Yandle, it would cost them Sean Couturier plus more. The Red Wings and Blackhawks have shown interest in Yandle. Sam Carchidi: Yandle has 3 years and a $5.25 million cap hit. Flyers could fit him in by moving players to LTIR. Elliotte Friedman: Price is two impact forwards. One who could be a No. 1 center. Won’t be traded unless get a deal they can’t refuse.
- David Pagnotta: “Would the Sabres trade Ryan Miller? Yes. Would they move Thomas Vanek? Yes. Are deals likely to go down today? No… unless someone steps up”
- John Vogl: Source on Thomas Vanek: ”I would be very surprised if he gets traded.”
- Pierre LeBrun: Coyotes unlikely to trade Mike Smith. They still want to re-sign him, today or at a later date.
- Arthur Staple: Source saying the Islanders are after Blackhawks Brandon Saad. Cost would be high. Craig Custance: Has been told that the Blackhawks wouldn’t consider trading Saad.
- Terry Jones: Jones disagrees that the Oilers won’t do anything.
- Arthur Staple: The Islanders and Evgeni Nabokov continue contract talks, but nothing is imminent. They won’t move him.
- Renaud Lavoie: Will be interesting to see what the Bruins do if Patrice Bergeron is injured.
- Bruce Garrioch: 6 teams that are interested in Ben Bishop: Oilers, Flyers, Flames, Coyotes, Lightning and Hurricanes. Bob McKenzie: The Coyotes are one of five teams interested in Bishop. Greater than 50% chance that he traded today.
- Bruce Garrioch: 3 or 4 teams are interested in Sabres Drew Stafford.
- David Pagnotta: The Wild, Blue Jackets, Kings and Red Wings are among the teams interested in Sabres Jason Pominville. The Blue Jackets are the only team of the four that would trade a 1st. (Blue Jackets have Kings 1st and would move it)
- Pierre LeBrun: If Sharks do anything, could add veteran depth.
- Arash Madani: Leafs GM Dave Nonis on adding a goaltender: ”At this point we’re not any closer to a trade in that area than we were a day ago.” … ”We’re not selling. That’s our position right now.”
- L.A. Lariviere: Roberto Luongo hasn’t submitted a list of teams.
- Eric Stephens: Ducks are working trades, but won’t overpay. Unlikely to move their 1st or 2nd for a center/forward.