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Trade Rumors: Weiss, Iginla, Kiprusoff, Sabres, Sens, Caps, Flyers, Panthers, Kulemin, Bernier, Steckel and O’Reilly
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Panthers GM Dale Tallon on Stephen Weiss rumors, who will be a UFA and has a no-movement clause.
“Ridiculous,” Tallon said. “I’m not trading him, I’m going to try to sign him.”
Travis Zajac’s 8 year, $46 million contract could be in the ballpark of what Tallon may offer. There are 7 pending UFA centers who, in theory, could center a first line: Ryan Geltzlaf, Valtteri Filppula, Weiss, Derek Roy, Mike Ribeiro and Patrik Elias. Would Jarome Iginla be interested in Flyers if he considered moving on? Are they a cup contender this year though? The Penguins may have an opening for him. The Canucks offered Cody Hodgson to the Capitals for John Carlson last year. Flames Miikka Kiprusoff doesn’t have a no-trade clause, but it doesn’t mean the Flames are in a rush to move him. The Sabres have eight defenseman, and GM Darcy Regier has told teams, ”Give me a reason to trade one.”
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Sources say it will likely be another week before the trade market shakes loose, more separation between playoff and non-playoff teams. Senators GM Bryan Murray likely won’t find a Jason Spezza replacement unless he gives up a top prospect. Capitals George McPhee and Flyers Paul Holmgren have been working the phones desperately.
“There’s not many players available,” said a league executive Monday. “If you want one, and one becomes available, you better go snap him up quick cause the market is light.”
- Jimmy Murphy via twitter: Even though the Panthers are denying it, Murphy is hearing more and more that Stephen Weiss is available. If Murphy was Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli, he’d go after him.
- Jimmy Murphy via twitter: Murphy thinks that if any team is looking for a young, skilled defenseman, they should try to pry Dmitri Kulikov from the Panthers. His holdout and bad start may make him available.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: The trade market is quiet as GMs aren’t ready to make any moves just yet. Teams aren’t out of it yet. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren is working the phones.
- The Fourth Period: The Penguins could be looking for a winger to play with Evgeni Malkin, and they could once again be looking at Maple Leafs Nikolai Kulemin. The Penguins asked about him last year, and apparently had a 1st round pick on the table, which was turned down by Brian Burke. The Penguins had 2 scouts at the Leafs-Hurricanes game on Monday.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: (mailbag) Matheson doesn’t see the Oilers trading for Jonathan Bernier. There would be a better chance of the Maple Leafs trading for him. The Kings need some scoring and help on the blueline.
- Bob Stauffer via twitter: Stauffer thinks that Maple Leafs David Steckel makes sense for a short term fix at center for the Oilers. Steckel is likely available as he’s in and out of the Leafs lineup. He’s been one of the top face-off guys for years. Ryan O’Reilly is a type of guy the Oilers should target if his contract stalemate drags on. He’s a strong, skilled two-way center.
- Jim Matheson via twitter: The longer O’Reilly’s stalemate goes on, the more feeling you get that he’s not long for the Avalanche. Matheson doesn’t think he’s a $5 million player though.
Burmistrov having injury checked out … Hodgson to return next week … Eriksson and Budaj sign overseas
- Ken Wiebe via twitter: St. John’s Ice Caps coach Keith McCambridge said that everything looks good with Alex Burmistrov, but he’ll be staying in Winnipeg for a week. Burmistrov is in Winnipeg to have an upper-body injury checked out.
- Chris Nichols via twitter: Sabres Cody Hodgson, who has been out with a broken hand, is no longer in a no contact jersey, and is expected to return next week. He’s been out since November 2nd.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Stars Loui Eriksson signed with Davos in the Swiss league. Peter Budaj signed with HC Banska in the Slovak Extraliga.
Good news – Bad news for Coyotes … A week or so of camp is all that’s needed … Hodgson breaks bone in hand
- John Shannon via twitter: Good news for the Coyotes in that Glendale taxpayers have endorsed a sales tax increase. The new Mayor is not a fan of payouts to the Coyotes though.
- David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail: Glendale tax payers voted to increase the city’s sales tax. Part of the $25 million was to go towards the Coyotes, averaging $15 million a year over their 20 year arena lease. The problem for the Coyotes is that there is no guarantee that city council will keep the lease in place. The current council is only there until January, and the lowering of the lease from $17 million to $11 million is not officially approved. The new mayor, Jerry Weiers, said the the city has a $35 million deficit in their 2013 budget and “is not your cash register.” Weier said he loves the Coyotes but “we cannot sacrifice our way of life so they can maintain theirs.”
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: If a new CBA gets done, they could have a training camp of a week or so. 28 to 30 players could attend to compete for the 22-23 roster spots. Portzline notes that players coming from the AHL, Europe or junior teams would have a big advantage over players who are just training. He also points out that there could be groin injuries all over the place, “could make for some uggggg-ly hockey in the early going.”
- Eric Stephens via twitter: Teemu Selanne said that players need just a week of training camp, “One week … That’s up my alley.”
- John Vogl via twitter: Sabres Cody Hodgson broke a bone in his right hand and will be out for a “couple of weeks.” Hodgson was slashed by Brandon Manning on October 27th, but played the next game. He missed Saturday’s game.
- Matia Strozyk via twitter: Max Talbot has signed with Ives of SM-liiga.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Niklas Hjalmarsson will sign with Bolzano.
Afternoon notes on Luongo, Schneider, Hodgson, Filppula, Kane, Jagr, Petrov, Vezina finalists, Konopka and Boyle
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Despite having 10 years left on his deal, it doesn’t mean the Canucks won’t be able to trade Roberto Luongo. Jeff Carter had 11 years and was dealt. The biggest factors holding a deal back may be what the Canucks want for him or what other goalies are available. There could be between 5 and 9 teams that are interested. His top 2 landing spots would be Tampa Bay and Florida. He may not want to play in the spotlight of Toronto. Cory Schneider will not be blocked from an offer sheet from July 1st to July 5th because he made under $1.5 million. The Canucks would offer him arbitration but due to his salary, if Schneider and another team worked out a deal before July 5th, the Canucks would have the choice to match. The Canucks targeted 6 players they would have traded Cody Hodgson for at the deadline before they did the deal with the Sabres for Zack Kassian (Kassian obviously being one). Brandon Sutter of the Hurricanes was one, and John Carlson of the Capitals was another. The 4th was Erik Gudbrason of the Panthers and Kyle Clifford of the Kings was the 5th according to sources. The 6th is unknown. The Canadiens may be interested in Sharks GM Doug Wilson. Friedman wonders if the Red Wings will make Valtteri Filppula available this offseason.
- Steve Rosenbloom of the Chicago Tribune: Rosenbloom thinks the Blackhawks should at least see what they could get for Patrick Kane. He notes that Kane’s goal production doesn’t match the hype or salary.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Carchidi thinks there is an 80% chance that Jaromir Jagr returns to the Flyers next year.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman: “We’re not going to bring everybody back.”
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Islanders prospect Kirill Petrov: “It’s my dream to play in the NHL. My contract expires on April 30. Then I will decide what to do.”
- Jim Diamond via twitter: Pekka Rinne, Henrik Lundqvist and Jonathan Quick are the Vezina finalists.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Matt Carkner and Zenon Konopka were not at the Senators practice today.
- Katie Strang via twitter: Brian Boyle didn’t practice with the Rangers today.
Was Grabovski’s deal delayed? Canucks targeted teams for Hodgson deal … Injury notes on Duchene, Lupul, Armstrong, Dubinsky, Jagr, Jackman and Nikitin
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Friedman thinks the Mikhail Grabovski’s deal could have been done a week or 2 ago but Burke may have wanted to see if he would get a crazy offer at the deadline. It’s rumored that the Stars wanted Cody Hodgson for Steve Ott. The Leafs tried to get Hodgson as well. The Canucks ‘targeted” a few clubs that they thought had the match they wanted. Friedman thinks they liked Brandon Sutter from the Hurricanes and John Carlson of the Capitals. Former Oilers Tom Gilbert said he didn’t demand a trade.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Avalanche forward Matt Duchene injured his right ankle in the 3rd period of last night’s game. He’ll be re-evaluated today.
- Lance Hornby via twitter: Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul has an upper-body injury and Colby Armstrong has a broken nose.
- Andrew Gross of the Bergon Record: Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky left last night’s game in the first period after getting into a fight with Ryan Carter.
- Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: Flyers Jakub Voracek got rocked by Niklas Kronwall last night. There was no injury update after the game as he was still be evaluated by doctors. Jaromir Jagr also left the game with a lower body injury.
- John Down of the Calgary Herald: Flames forward Tim Jackman left after 1 shift after taking a big hit from Alexei Emelin.
- Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin blocked a shot off the foot in the 1st period and did not return.
I’ll leave this chart near the top of the page, and will continue to add some pieces below.
F Andrew Gordon
D Sebastien Erixon
F Zach Kassian
F Cody Hodgson
|Scott Cullen of TSN: Numbers Game: Hodgson for Kassian the Big Deal at Deadline|
D Mark Fraser
F Dale Mitchell
D John Scott
2012 5th round pick
D Greg Zanon
F Paul Gaustad
2012 1st round pick
F Brian Rolston
D Johnny Oduya
2013 2nd round pick
D Matt Gilroy
D Brian Lee
|Jesse Spector of Sporting News: Senators add puck-moving Gilroy, send Lee to Lightning|
F Sammy Pahlsson
2012 4th round pick
F Daniel Winnik
F Jamie McGinn
|Adrian Dater of Denver Post: His thoughts on the deal.|
F Carter Ashton
D Keith Aulie
D Tom Gilbert
D Nick Schultz
D Mike Commodore
Cond. 7th round pick
F Andre Kostitsyn
2013 2nd round pick
I’ll continue to add Rick Nash trade rumors to this post, bumping old ones to a jump page when it gets to long. Here are links to 2 previous entries HC Rick Nash Trade Tracker Videos and Rumors, and Blue Jackets put Rick Nash on the trade market.
Feb. 26th 8:15 PM
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Obviously possible Rick Nash could move by tomorrow but it were close in any way do you think CBJ would’ve played him today?”
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Teams that have the most interest in Nash don’t think he’ll be moved and are looking at other players.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Rangers weren’t willing to pay the price for Nash prior to today, and today the Blue Jackets asked for more than they initially asked for. Can’t really blame the Rangers for not wanting to blow up their team to make a Nash deal.
- Spector’s Hockey via twitter: Sportsnet Marty McSorley said that latest word is the Rangers are out on Nash.
- David Boclair of the Nashville City Paper: The Predators have made an offer Nash. It’s unlikely the Blue Jackets would want to trade within their division. The Preds offer could include: Colin Wilson, Ryan Ellis or Jonathan Blum and multiple picks and/or prospects
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Blue Jackets haven’t spoken with the Maple Leafs in days. Leafs will keep trying, but Gardiner remains untouchable.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Belief before the Maple Leafs loss to the Capitals that the Leafs interest in Nash was minimal, and they they were driving up the price for the Rangers.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: The Flyers are still talking with Blue Jackets about Nash, but nothing serious has developed. The Jackets want several of the Flyers young players.
- The Fourth Period: The Rangers may include Carl Hagelin (Rangers want Stepan) to go along with Brandon Dubinsky, Chris Kreider and a 1st round pick. The Blue Jackets are asking the Maple Leafs for Jake Gardiner, Joe Colborne, Matt Frattin and a 1st round pick.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Leafs, Rangers, and Sharks have offers in on Rick Nash, and have all said the offer could be better in the summer. The Rangers and Leafs are being aggressive as they have more parts to offer than the Sharks.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: The Sharks are still interested in Nash, but could probably make a better offer in the offseason. The Maple Leafs and Rangers are still in.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson should go after Derek Stepan over Brandon Dubinsky. Howson wants Chris Kreider, the Rangers best prospect. He also wants either Ryan McDonagh or Michael Del Zotto, but McDonagh isn’t going anywhere. Dylan McIlray or Tim Erixon are also options. After the Carter deal, defense is not a top priority for Howson. He could use some 1st round picks to take a run at Canucks Cory Schneider this offseason. They already have their own and the Kings.
Feb. 25th 9:50 PM:
- Spector’s Hockey via twitter: Elliotte Friedman suggested on the Hotstove that the Blue Jackets might not move Nash by Monday. They’ve shifted their focus to forwards for Nash.
- Chris Botta via twitter: Botta can see the Rangers best offer for Nash as Brandon Dubinsky, Tim Erixon, a 2012 1st round pick and a conditional pick based on Rangers success the next 2 years.
- Todd Cordell via twitter: Bob McKenzie reported that the Canucks are jumping into the trade market, with Nash a possibility.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Rick Nash’s agent spoke with TSN and said the following: “We’re hopeful a deal can get done prior to the trade deadline that is fair and equitable for the Blue Jackets…” .. “However, if a deal is not reached, then the list of acceptable teams will not change at a later date.”
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Rangers remain firm that they aren’t going to trade Michael Del Zotto or Ryan McDonagh in a deal with Columbus for Nash.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Hearing that the Blue Jackets want Derek Stepan badly, but might settle for Carl Hagelin. Brandon Dubinsky, Chris Kreider, Stepan or Hagelin, and a pick (may not be a 1st). There could be more coming from the Blue Jackets. May boil today to Stepan or Hagelin.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: “No guarantees #CBJ captain Rick Nash is traded by Monday’s deadline, but might be best for all parties to have a quick ending to this.” …”#CBJ have set the bar very high and are waiting for other teams to meet their requirements. So far, none of them have done so.” … “#CBJ approach is that they don’t have to trade Nash, but several possible suitors and the Nash camp are getting impatient w the process.” … “Might be best if #CBJ fans come to terms with the fact that Nash is likely going to be traded. Might not happen at deadline, but …” … “… chances of Nash being with the Blue Jackets at the start of next season are slim.”
Pens would like a 40 goal scorer, but … Sens interested in Ruutu, listening to offers on Kuba and Gonchar … Buyers, Sellers, etc … Havlat skating
- Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Penguins GM Ray Shero:
“We’re playing well, getting healthy, and that means more than anything. If I could get a 40-goal scorer or something that makes sense, I’d do that. But …”
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Many are looking to see what Senators GM Bryan Murray will do. The Senators are interested in Tuomo Ruutu, along with the Bruins, Rangers, Flyers, Blackhawks and Predators. Though there are some reports that he’s off the market, one executive said Saturday that he wasn’t. To get Ruutu could be costly, a top prospect (perhaps Mark Stone or Stefan Noesen) and a 1st round pick, which is not going to happen. The Senators have been listening to offers for Filip Kuba. It’s doubtful that it happens, but is possible. Sergei Gonchar could also get dealt.
- Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star: McGran lists teams that will be buyers, sellers or will stand pat. Buyers: Rangers, Maple Leafs, Flyers, Capitals, Sharks, Canucks, Kings, Predators, Blackhawks, Devils and Stars. Sellers: Blue Jackets, Hurricanes, Oilers, Lightning, Sabres, Wild and Canadiens. Standing Pat: Red Wings, Flames, Islanders, Senators, Jets, Ducks, Bruins, Panthers, Penguins, Blues, Coyotes and Avalanche. Hot Commodities: Rick Nash, Ryan Suter, Jeff Carter, Luke Schenn, Sam Gagner and Ryan Miller. Buyer Beware: Scott Gomez, Rick DiPietro, Alexander Semin, Dustin Penner and Brad Boyes. Coveted Young Players: Cory Schneider, Jonathan Bernier, Sergei Bobrovski, James van Riemsdyk, Jake Gardiner, Cody Hodgson, Michael Del Zotto and Ryan McDonagh
- Randy Miller via twitter: Miller doesn’t think the chances of the Flyers re-signing Matt Carle are good.
- David Pollak via twitter: Sharks winger Marty Havlat is skating in San Jose and is aiming for a mid-March return.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin didn’t finish last night’s game after he tweaked his groin, but it may also have been exhaustion. Canucks defenseman Keith Ballard is out with concussion symptoms.
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: The Devils have put defenseman Adam Larsson on the IR, and have recalled Peter Harrold.
- Michael Russo via twitter: The Wild have re-signed Kyle Brodziak to a 3 year deal worth $8.49 million.
- John Shannon on where Nash could land: Rangers, Maple Leafs, Canucks, and Kings. Lawton lists: Rangers, Kings, Red Wings and Flyers. Both say they need to get a young starting goalie back.
- Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun: Sure the Maple Leafs will be interested in Nash, but it would take a lot to pull it off, with the price getting higher with each passing day. Zeisberger lists some factors that will come into play: 1. Nash’s no-movement clause. He drives the bus. 2. Nash is in the 2nd year of a 8 year, $62.4 million deal, a $7.8 million cap hit. 3. The Blue Jackets are not actively shopping Nash, but will consider offers, and the price will be huge. Maple Leafs names you’ll hear will at least be Mikhail Grabovski, Luke Schenn, Nazem Kadri, James Reimer and Carl Gunnarsson.
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: The Blue Jackets met last week to discuss Nash’s future, and decide to explore a trade. Apparently, they went to Nash a couple weeks ago about the idea, and were waiting for him to submit a list. Nash was willing to waive his no-movement as they were looking at another rebuild. The Blue Jackets currently have more than $50 million committed against the salary cap next year. 3 aspects that make a Nash deal complicated are: Nash must want to go there, that team has to pay the high asking price, and Nash has to fit into that teams cap structure and dressing room. On the surface the Canucks could be a perfect match with Cory Schneider, Cody Hodgson, Chris Tanev and maybe another piece, but don’t look for that to happen. The Rangers, Maple Leafs, and Flyers may not be scared of adding him. “The tough thing about trades like this one,” said another GM, “is that Columbus is starting in a bad position. Chances are, you’re giving up the best player.” The Maple Leafs may not have what GM Scott Howson wants, mainly goaltending. The Flyers and Kings may have the goalie the Blue Jackets need.
- Michael Arace of the Columbus Dispatch: The Blue Jackets management came to Rick Nash, he did not request a trade. Nash had a feeling they might come asking. Nash did not want a trade, and until last week, they were telling teams he wasn’t going to be traded. There is a chance nothing happens at the deadline and they wait until the summer. Arace wonders that if president Mike Priest and GM Scott Howson put the team in this predicament, how can they be the ones to fix it?
- Adam Kimelman of NHL.com: G Scott Howson told the Columbus Dispatch:
“We’re open to all options to try to improve the team,” Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson told the newspaper this morning. “As far as rumors go, we’re just not going to comment.”
and Rick Nash said to the Dispatch:
“The last couple of weeks there have been so many rumors,” Nash told the newspaper following the team’s morning skate. “And when a team loses, more rumors keep on surfacing. That’s what it seems to be right now, is just rumors.
“I’m a Blue Jacket right now. I’ve played my whole career here and it’s a special place to me. So as of right now I’m a Blue Jacket.”
Scott Howson to NHL.com on Saturday:
“I’m not going to disclose what we’re going to do, but we certainly have a plan in place,” Howson told NHL.com. “We’re working on it, we’re talking to teams. We’ll see … it’s not just a pre-deadline plan. It’s a plan leading up to the draft and leading into next season. We’ll see what happens before the 27th and we expect to be active.”
- TSN Tradecenter video link: McKenzie notes it could be a 5 team list, and that they could be looking for a young goalie, defenseman and forward for Nash. Canucks, Maple Leafs, Kings, Rangers and Flyers could be the teams. Too many assets to give up, cap number, and how it affects the dressing room are concerns for teams. Brandon Dubinsky’s name has come up with the Rangers. James van Riemsdyk would have be in the mix for the Flyers. The Kings have pieces like Jonathan Bernier, Andrei Loktionov and Slava Voynov. Wild card teams could be the Bruins and Sharks.
Turris to make season debut … No timetable on Green … Giordano to IR … Rutherford talks Kaberle … Miller close … Schneider to start
- TSN: Kyle Turris is expected to make his season debut with the Coyotes tonight against the Jets.
- Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Capitals defenseman Mike Green has skated 4 of the last 5 days, but there is still no timetable on his return. He’s missed 9 straight games with a strained groin muscle.
“I’d like to be back tomorrow but that’s not going to happen,” Green said. “It’s just kind of a day-to-day thing, there’s no set schedule. It’s just me getting back into shape and making sure that I’m 100 percent healthy if not 90 percent at least.
“As far as game shape with being explosive,” Green added, “I still have some strengthening to do, who knows how long that will take.”
- Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald: Flames defenseman Mark Giordano was put on the IR and will be out at least 7 days. He suffered a hamstring injury after blocking a shot on Tuesday.
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Jim Rutherford: “Tomas Kaberle better pick up his game or he won’t be in Carolina Long!”
- Gord Stellick via twitter: If Brian Burke was hired by the Maple Leafs 6 months earlier, his choice for head coach would have been Joel Quenneville rather than Ron Wilson.
- Mike Harrington via twitter: Sabres goalie Ryan Miller hasn’t been ruled out for this weekend by Lindy Ruff. Tyler Ennis may play on Friday. Jordan Leopold is out for the weekend, but could play next week.
- Ben Kuzma via twitter: Canucks Mason Raymond is ready to return. He’s skating with Cody Hodgson and Jannik Hansen. Manny Malhotra to the 4th line.
- Vancouver Canucks via twitter: Cory Schneider will start in net for the Canucks against the Predators tonight.
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: It sounds like Ilya Bryzgalov will start in net for the Flyers Friday against the Ducks.
- Jim Gintonio via twitter: Kyle Turris will skate with the Coyotes on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and will likely report to Portland of the AHL on Sunday. It’s “possible” that he could go to the AHL, not yet confirmed.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Despite signing the 2 year deal, Turris’s trade request is still on the table. He could be dealt in 24 hours, 3 months or not at all. Decision is up to the Coytoes. Turris still wants out.
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Sources are telling Strickland that there is a good chance that Turris could be dealt in the next 72 hours. The Senators, Panthers, Flames and Canucks were among the 6-7 teams that have shown interest at some point during this process.
- Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: So Coyotes GM Don Maloney wouldn’t trade Kyle Turris while he remained unsigned. Now that he has signed, what will happen? Maloney said:
“Kyle is a top young player who will make us a better team,” said Maloney. “We look forward to having him in our lineup so he can contribute.”
The Flames, Senators, Maple Leafs and Canucks could be possible bidders. Maloney would easily want a young center and draft pick for Turris. Mikael Backlund of the Flames could interest them, as well as Cody Hodgson from the Canucks. Turris is a center, but he can also play wing.
Seguin has congenital hip condition … Turris interests Sens … Doughty expected to return tonight … Hulsizer signs purchase agreement … Scouting Wings-Sharks
- Fluto Shinzawa and michael Vega of the Boston Globe: According to an ESPNBoston report, Tyler Seguin was born with a congenital hip condition. It could make him more injury prone in the future if he doesn’t keep up strength in the hip area to a prevent repetitive stress injury. GM Peter Chiarelli said in an email that he is not concerned about the condition. Seguin is leading the Bruins in scoring with 9 points in 9 games, and found himself practicing on a line with Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron. Coach Claude Julien put the David Krejci-Milan Lucic-Nathan Horton line back together. Joe McDonald of ESPNBoston: A source said that the condition could lead to an injury that could require surgery that may shorten his career. A hip expert who hasn’t examined Seguin, “The worst-case scenario is they start to develop recurring symptoms consistent of a groin pull, hip flexor strains, difficulty getting their hips in certain positions, reduced rotation, increase in pain and reduced levels of performance.”
“I’m not going to comment whether it’s congenital or not,” Chiarelli said. “I don’t want to get into details what we think it is or isn’t and I don’t want any alarm bells going off. Like I said, you can go through our roster and there are probably 12 or 13 guys with something similar or the same thing.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators are reportedly one of the six or seven teams interested in Coyotes RFA Kyle Turris. The Flames and Canucks have shown interest as well but have been informed that he isn’t going anywhere. Doug MacLean said that Turris could be a 2nd line center.
- Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider: Kings defenseman Drew Doughty is expected to be in the lineup tonight against the Coyotes. Slava Voynov could be the odd man out and assigned to the AHL. Jonathan Quick will get the start tonight, Sunday’s starter is yet to be determined.
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer has signed a purchase agreement to buy the St. Louis Blues. The dollar amount is expected to be below the reported the $185 million.
- David Pollak via twitter: Scouts at the Sharks-Red Wings game: Senators, Flames, Capitals, Hurricanes, Predators, Lightning, Kings, Canucks and Maple Leafs.
- Jason Bothchord of the Vancouver Province: Cody Hodgson is moving to the wing on the 2nd line. Chris Higgins drops from the 2nd to 3rd line. Ryan Kesler and David Booth haven’t clicked yet, and there may be some questions if they are too similar as they both have a shoot-first mentality.
- Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: The Wings shifted Justin Abdelkader to center last night. “Wherever the team needs me, I’ll go chip in and help,” Abdelkader said, “whether it’s fourth line, third line, wing or center, whatever it is. Whatever I can do to help the team win, I’ll do. Red Wings defenseman Mike Commodore is healthy enough now to return to game action, but will have to win a spot in the lineup. It’s unknown when he’ll make his debut.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes coach Paul Maurice indicated that Brian Boucher would likely start against the Flyers.
- Arthur Staple of Newsday: Rick DiPietro seems ready to make his first start of the year for the Islanders tonight against the Sharks.