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Injury notes and starting goalies: Landeskog, Jones, Thornton, White, Huskins, Bolland, Upshall, Fleury and Varlamov
- Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: Avs Gabriel Landeskog was put on injured reserve. Avs coach Joe Sacco said that he’s only suffering from the head injury now. Landeskog could come off the IR on Monday, but there is no timetable for his return.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Avalanche David Jones is out with a knee injury [today]. List as day-to-day. David Van Dee Gulik has been recalled.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: Bruins tough guy Shawn Thornton will be out 7 to 10 days with a concussion he sustained Thursday night in a fight with Sabres John Scott.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said that Ian White told him that he’ll be ready for Tuesday’s game.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings defenseman Kent Huskins left last night’s game with an upper-body injury and will be re-evaluated today.
- Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times: Blackhawks center Dave Bolland suffered an apparent right leg injury in the 3rd period last night. More will known about injury today.
- George Richards via twitter: Panthers Scottie Upshall will be out a month with an ankle injury.
- Helene Elliott via twitter: Dustin Penner will be back in the lineup tonight according to Sutter.
- Shelly Anderson via twitter: Marc-Andre Fleury will start in net for the Penguins tonight.
- Make Chambers via twitter: Semyon Varlamov will start in net for the Avalanche tonight.
The Colorado Avalanche have re-signed 2 of their unrestricted free agents today.
Forward David Jones signed a 4 year, $16 million deal. Jones carried a $2.5 million cap hit last season.
Defenseman Matt Hunwick signed a 2 year, $3.2 million deal. Hunwick carried a $1.55 million cap hit last year.
Morning notes: Suter, Sens goalies, Nash, Leafs, Luongo, Brodeur, Rangers, Jets, Smyth, Devils and Canadiens
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Talks are going to happen between the Predators and Ryan Suter in the coming days. “David and I plan on talking sometime this week,” Sheehy said.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun:The Senators will try to trade Sergei Gonchar’s $5.5 million contract. Garrioch wonders if the Senators would trade either Robin Lehner or Ben Bishop if they get an offer they can’t refuse. They aren’t in a hurry to trade either goalie. The Blue Jackets, Maple Leafs, Lightning and maybe the Devils could be looking for goaltenders. They wouldn’t make a deal with a Leafs. The Lightning want to build around a young goalie. The Blue Jackets may get a goalie in a Rick Nash deal. The Senators showed some interest in Nash, but moved on after Howson asked for Mika Zibanejad, Mark Stone, a 1st round pick and a roster player. The Sens current plan is to bring Lehner and Bishop to camp to battle it out for the backup position.
- Louis-Andre Larivere of QMI in the Toronto Sun: The Maple Leafs receive no compensation for the losing Rick Dudley to the Canadiens, except for assurance that he won’t have any input on draft day. Burke has been pushing for teams to get compensation for losing front office employees. Burke on Roberto Luongo trade speculation:
“There has not been significant discussion (with the Canucks) about that player,” Burke said.
- ESPN: Video (embedding disabled) of Martin Brodeur saying he doesn’t think he’ll retire after the season.
- Dan Rosen via twitter: Rangers Brandon Dubinsky said that he had a high ankle sprain and will need another 6-8 to be fully healed. Brandon Prust will have surgery to repair a tendon on his left ring finger. It was originally hurt in February in a fight with Zenon Konopka.
- The Fourth Period: Re-signing Evander Kane and Ondrej Pavelec are priorities for the Jets. They will also have to decide on Kyle Wellwood, Jim Slater, Tim Stapleton, Tanner Glass, Mark Flood and Randy Jones. The Jets will be looking for some secondary scoring this offseason through trade or free agency. Possible free agent targets could be P.A. Parenteau, David Jones and Jiri Hudler.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Ryan Smyth’s agent will be talking with the Oilers this week. The Oilers have already offered a 2 year contract. Matheson thinks the Oilers could be offering in the $2.5-$2.75 million per season range, and Smyth could be looking for $3 million plus. Smyth hasn’t said much other than he doesn’t want to take a big pay cut from his $4.5 million salary he had last season.
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: The Devils haven’t decided yet if they’ll forfeit this years 1st round draft pick for it’s cap circumvention on Ilya Kovalchuk’s initial contract.
- Corey Pronman via twitter: June 1st is the deadline for signing non NCAA/KHL/MHL 2010 draft picks.
NHL terminating CBA … Canucks and Panthers notes … Shero wants big 3 … Top 5 FA targets for Sens … Semin’s agent audio
- Jason Kay via twitter: The NHL has officially let the NHLPA know they are terminating the CBA on Sept. 15th. Talks are expected to start after the draft. Liz Mullen via twitter: A source said that one side must let the other side know if they want to make changes to a CBA 120 days before it expires.
- Ben Kuzma via twitter: With a possible lockout looming, the fall prospects tournament for Canucks, Oilers, Flames, Jets in B.C. has been cancelled.
- Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: Panthers defenseman Jason Garrison will be a UFA on July 1st, and will be looking for a nice raise from the $675,000 he made this past season. He’d like to re-sign with the Panthers, and they are saying the right things, but their priorities list may lie with Kris Versteeg and bolstering their offense. Garrison is from BC, and may hope the Canucks are interested:
“It’s always nice to be wanted and if that’s the case and you have a quality that they like, obviously it’s my hometown team and I grew up watching them play,” said Garrison, who played with Canucks winger Mason Raymond at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. “My friends and family are big Canuck fans and would love to see me play at home but you’ve got to be the right fit for a team. You want to be able to contribute.”
Cap space for the Canucks would depend on a Roberto Luongo deal, and the re-signing of Cory Schneider. They need a top 6 forward, a 3rd line center and a top 4 defenseman. Sami Salo and Aaron Rome are UFAs, Marc-Andre Gragnani is a RFA.
- Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel: The door is still open for Scott Clemmensen to return to the Panthers next season with Jose Theodore, and that GM Dale Tallon would like to Jacob Markstrom to spend a full year in the AHL. Fialkov doesn’t sense they will bring back Marco Sturm, John Madden or Wojtek Wolski. Mikael Samuelsson and Krys Barch are possibilities. Jonathan Huberdeau and Quinton Howden will be given every opportunity to make the Panthers next season. Alex Petrovic and Colby Robak will likely start next year in the AHL. Keaton Ellerby and possibly Shawn Matthias could be packaged to move up in the draft.
- Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Penguins GM Ray Shero isn’t about to give up on the 3-center model that helped them win the Cup in 2009. Jordan Staal and Sidney Crosby have 1 year left on their deals, Evgeni Malkin has 2.
“I’d like to do that, if possible,” he said. “We’re looking at hopefully getting extensions with [Crosby and Staal].”
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Garrioch lists the top 5 free agent targets for the Senators. 1. Zach Parise 2. Chris Kelly 3. Bryan Allen 4. David Jones 5. Jiri Hudler.
- 106.7 The Fan Audio: Alexander Semin’s agents talks about the Capitals and Semin.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Responding to Todd Cordell’s question, Chesnokov thinks Semin will end up “somewhere west.”
- Ansar Khan of MLive: Zach Parise will be the Red Wings top goal scoring priority, but if they can’t land him, Khan wonders if they should look at Alexander Semin? Would his motivation increase playing with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg?
- David Pollak via twitter: New reports are saying that Todd McLellan is coming back as the Sharks coach, but likely with new assistants.
Carter’s return unknown … Boychuk injured … Jones wants to stay … Selanne to know by July 1st … Milbury’s Crosby comments
- Rich Hammond of the LA Kings Insider: When Kings forward Jeff Carter will be able to return is still not known. According to GM Dean Lombardi, Carter’s ankle is going to be sore for a while. Ideally the Kings would like to keep Carter off the ice until the playoffs start, but they are still no guaranteed a spot.
- Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald: Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk had to be helped off the ice as he appeared to injury his left knee. He was seen limping around after the game, but was at least walking on his own. More will be known today.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Avalanche forward David Jones doesn’t know if he’ll be back with the team next season. Jones will be a UFA, and despite wanting to sign an extension by now, the Avs rarely do contracts in-season.
“It’s unfortunate they don’t do any of their signings during a season,” Jones said Tuesday, the Avs’ fourth consecutive day without a game. “Which is fine, and just something you have to adjust to. But you can’t really think about that too much right now. We still have games to play and have a hope we can make the playoffs.”
Jones currently makes $2.5 million and could get a deal in the $ to $4 million range. Jay McClement will also be a UFA and would like to return but added “it’s out of my hands.”
- Kirk Penton of the Winnipeg Sun: Despite not being close to 100%, Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will play out the season. Ondrej Pavelec and Evander Kane are both RFAs at the end of the year. “Not really. I’m just focusing on finishing the season strong,” the goaltender said. “There’s going to be a lot of time to think about it.”
- Mark Everson of the NY Post: Devils forward Jacob Josefson broke his wrist last night and will be out 4 to 6 weeks.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: The Islanders have signed 2010 1st round pick Brock Nelson to an entry level deal.
- Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Blue Jackets winger Rick Nash doesn’t know if he’ll play for Team Canada at the World Championships due to his “bumps and bruises.”
- Eric Stephens via twitter: There is nothing new on Ducks Justin Schultz’s situation, and sources are saying there won’t be any decision for awhile. Schultz plans to remain in school to finish the year.
- Jeff Miller of the OC Register: The Ducks competitiveness for next season will play a part in whether Teemu Selanne will return for another season.
“The good thing is the Ducks don’t have to do much (in the offseason),” Selanne insisted despite the team missing the playoffs. “That’s always very important to me. I’m going to see (general manager) Bob (Murray) after the season to get his view about this team and the future.”
If Selanne is going to retire, he said he will let the team know by July 1st.
- Derek Van Diest of the Edmonton Sun: The Oilers have 10 pending free agents, 7 are restricted. It’s unlikely that Linus Omark will be back next year. Since he’s a RFA, they will likely have to qualify him before trying to trade him. If the Oilers draft Mikahil Grigorenko and bring in Anton Lander, they may look to trade Eric Belanger and his $2 million salary. The Oils will have to make a decision on Darcy Hordichuk. Ryan Smyth situation remain in question. Goalie Devan Dubnyk is one of their RFAs.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN (mailbag): The Wild need to find some offense going forward. The Wild will go after Zach Parise if he hits the open market, but will be joined by the Red Wings, Rangers and others. The Flames aren’t interested in a “Edmonton-style rebuild,” but there will be changes. LeBrun thinks the Flames need to sit down with Jarome Iginla and Miikka Kiprusoff and have “The Chat.” LeBrun doesn’t think Dion Phaneuf is not captain material and their top 6 forwards are too small. They need a #1 goalie, #1 center and some spare parts. Ducks GM Bob Murray has some big offseason decisions to make regarding his core group. LeBrun doesn’t think they should trade Ryan Getzlaf as they’d spend the next decade trying to replace him.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Mike Milbury’s comments about Sidney Crosby:”Little goody two-shoes [Crosby] goes into the corner and gives a shot to [Brayden] Schenn,” Milbury said. “Schenn was late to the party, he should have turned around and drilled him right away, but I guess better late than never. So you know, Crosby gets cross-checked, big whoop. He said after he came back from his 35th concussion, ‘I’m not going to do this anymore, I’m not going to get into these scrums, I’m going to stay away from that stuff.’ He couldn’t help himself because there’s a little punk in Crosby. He’s not the perfect gentleman. He’s not the sweet kid you see in interviews with his hat pulled down over his eyes. I’d say screw him, hit him.”
Letang out … Some of the top UFAs … Possible Maple Leafs coaches … Backstrom’s injury not short-term … JVR breaks foot
- Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang has some concussion symptoms according to coach Dan Bylsma. He will miss Saturday’s game, but will remain with the team until they return home after the game. Winger Steve Sullivan is questionable for Saturday night.
- Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun: Sportak notes some of the best UFAs available in an overall weak crop: Zach Parise, Shane Doan, Jiri Hudler, Mikhail Grobovski, Alexander Semin .. Role players in: Chris Kelly, Daniel Paille, Shawn Thornton, David Jones, Jarret Stoll, Travis Moen, Paul Gaustad, P.A. Parenteau, Brandon Prust, Arron Asham and Dominic Moore … Along the blueline: Ryan Suter, Bryan Allen, Brad Stuart, Barret Jackman, Pavel Kubina, Matt Carle and Nicklas Grossman … noteworthy RFAs: Tuukka Rask, Cory Schneider, Anders Lindback and Shea Weber. (our free agent lists, starting with the Centers and RFAs)
- Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun: Koshan lists some coaches who could replace current Maple Leafs coach Ron Wilson if he’s fired: The Usual Suspects: Randy Carlyle, Marc Crawford, Mike Keenan. Ready for the Next Step? Dallas Eakins, Mike Haviland, Brad Shaw, Todd Nelson, Patrick Roy. And then there is: Scott Gordon, John Anderson, Andy Murray and Craig Ramsay. Damien Cox of the Toronto Star: Cox thinks that Dallas Eakins should be the next Leafs coach.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom will be out for both Friday and Sunday’s games, and will be re-evaluated on Monday. He has a deep bone bruise on his ankle.
- Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom left last night’s game with what looks to be a serious lower-body injury. Backstrom was not able to put any pressure on his leg as he was helped off the ice. GM Chuck Fletcher said it’s not a short-term thing.
- Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: Flyers James van Riemsdyk blocked a Milan Jurcina shot and broke a bone in his foot. There is no timetable yet, he’ll be re-evaluated today.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Lavoie thinks that Wild forward Guillaume Latendresse will need to feel better in the next 10 days or his season could be over.
- Mark Stepneski of ESPN: Stars forward Brenden Morrow skated yesterday. He’s been out for 14 games with neck and back issues.
“I am nowhere near game shape. It’s probably going to be a week or so before I am in any action,” Morrow said. “It’s going to be skating and different movements that my body hasn’t been in and make sure I am not causing any pain and then we’ll start getting in some practices, getting bumped around a bit. I’ll take it slow at the beginning and then ramp it up before getting into a game.”
- TSN: Senators goalie Craig Anderson is still unable to hold a stick after cutting several tendons on his pinky finger while preparing dinner last week. “It’s hard to say … obviously the timeline is wide open right now,” Anderson told reporters Thursday. “All I can do right now is make sure I stay in shape. I’m able to go out there and skate with my gear on. The main thing right now is keeping my legs, keeping everything strong, so when I do have a chance to come back, I’m physically ready to go.”
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: The asking price for Sabres Derek Roy is a younger forward that has top 6 potential and a prospect or pick.
- Spector’s Hockey via twitter: LeBrun claims Jaroslav Spacek is likely to be dealt. John Shannon via twitter: Hurricanes confirm that Bryan Allen is off the market.
- Steve Zipay via twitter: Is hearing rumors (unconfirmed) that the Red Wings are sending Brad Stuart to the Rangers for picks. Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Insiders say Wings are not trading Stuart to Rangers.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Stars are telling people they won’t trade Steve Ott unless it’s a “great” offer. Lots of interest, could happen.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Maple Leafs assistant GM Dave Nonis said they’ve had a few more calls, a “minor deal” could happen.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Brian Burke: “We believe we’ll be able to work something out contractually with” Grabovski … He won’t be traded. Burke added he won’t acquire a goalie today. Lance Hornby via twitter: At his point, Burke isn’t expecting a deal … 2 hrs, 45 min to go.
- Kevin McGran via twitter: Burke said there is interest in Clarke MacArthur but they are happy to have him.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Predators saying Anders Lindback is not in play.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: 10 teams have inquired about Steve Ott. Canucks on the list but won’t overpay.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Islanders shopping Al Montoya.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Jets claim Grant Clitsome off waivers. The Canadiens claim Brad Staubitz.
- Bob McKenzie vai twitter: Clearing waivers: Rolston (NYI), Boulton (NJD), Ryan Russell (CBJ), Kolanos (CGY)
- Tony Ambrogio via twitter: Brian Burke “turned down flat” a trade offer for James Reimer. Burke on adding a top 6 forward: I don’t think so. I don’t sense we are going to be able to do what we wanted.”
- Paul Hendrick via twitter: Burke says all is quiet, and doesn’t expect to get Grabovski re-signed today.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Sharks adjusted their Rick Nash offer this morning, Logan Couture a non-starter.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Sources saying that PA Parenteau is probably looking for a 4 year deal. Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Islanders were asking for a 1st round pick last night for Parenteau.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: The Predators may not be done trading, still looking if the price is right.
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: Panaccio was told Antti Niemi wasn’t offered to the Flyers.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Winnipeg is considering the interest in Johnny Oduya. Boston is interested. Bruins also like David Jones.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Tomas Vokoun hasn’t been asked to waive his no trade clause. He left practice. Chuck Gormley via twitter: Vokoun left practice because they were working on the power play.
- Jimmy Murphy via twitter: With regards to Ryan Malone to Boston rumors, Bruins would need to move a roster player back, no 2nd or 4th round picks.
- Nick Cotsonika via twitter: One report is saying the Red Wings won’t acquire Paul Gaustad, another says they are heating up.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Leafs are getting close on a deal, nothing final yet (posted about 11 am)
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Tencer doesn’t see Khabibulin moving. Cam Barker and Ryan Jones are available.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Islanders getting calls on PA Parenteau, Milan Jurcina and Mark Eaton. Expect one or both Dmen to move.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: No movement clause may be sticking point on Islanders-Nabokov negotiations.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Contract talks between Ryan Smyth and Edmonton Oilers are expected to resume today.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Maple Leafs have a couple firm offers on a number of players. They are getting interest in their 2nd line but nothing is imminent.
- Ansar Khan of MLive: The Wings are looking to add a decent-sized forward. GM Ken Holland has had some talks but wasn’t close t a deal as of yesterday afternoon. Holland is not looking for a depth defenseman.
“I’ve talked to a few managers today, but nothing’s really cooking,” Holland said. “There’s not a lot of players (available). Maybe things change in the next 18 or 24 hours. We’ll see. So many teams are in the playoff hunt.”
Sabres Paul Gaustad and Canadiens Travis Moen could be options. Other players available are Sammy Pahlsson, Steve Ott, Mike Knuble, Mikael Samuelsson, David Jones, Daniel Winnik and T.J. Galiardi.
- Craig Custance of ESPN: Admits deals are long-shots, but lists 10 trades he’d like to see: 1. Ryan Getzlaf for Matt Frattin, Luke Schenn and a 1st round pick. 2. Roberto Luongo for Jacob Markstrom and a 1st round pick 3. James van Riemsdyk for Steve Ott and a 1st round pick. 4. Patrick Kane for Derek Roy and Andrej Sekera 5. Ryan Malone for Paul Martin 6. Rick Nash for Tyler Seguin and a 1st round pick 7. Alexander Semin for Ryan Ellis 8. Jonathan Bernier for Clark MacArthur and Joe Colborne 9. Lubomir Visnovsky for Andrew MacDonald and a 2nd round pick 10. Dustin Byfuglien for Erik Gudbranson and 1st round pick.
Flyers looking for a goalie? Wings would like a forward … Burke won’t fire Wilson … Leafs one team interested in Roy … Bruins looking for top 9, and Dman
- The Fourth Period: A source is saying the Flyers are actively looking for a number 1 goalie. The source is saying they could package Sergei Bobrovsky and possibly James van Riemsdyk for the right goaltender. The Flyers could be looking at Nikolai Khabibulin, JS Giguere and Ondrej Pavelec. It’s unclear if the Jets would part with Pavelec, who’ll be a RFA at the end of the year.
- Helene St. James via twitter: The Red Wings would like to add a forward, but there’s not a lot teams selling, and the prices are high.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Brian Burke on calls for Ron Wilson’s firing, “I’m not contemplating a coaching change.”
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Many teams are intersted in Avs UFAs David Jones and Daniel Winnik, and RFA T.J. Galiardi.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Teams like the Stars and Avalanche are thinking about getting into the playoffs, but they are also thinking about how to build a team that can contend in the future.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Islanders GM Garth Snow is acting like the Islanders are still pushing for the playoffs, people saying his asking prices are huge.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Sabres Derek Roy is getting interest from the Maple Leafs and others.
- Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe: The Bruins hope to add someone that can play on one of their top 3 lines. and a defenseman that can log some minutes.
”I think those deals are there to do,” said Chiarelli. ”You’re never sure, but….I’d like to be further along in some of these discussions, down to the short strokes, but yes, right now, I think we are getting closer and there are one or two deals we could close.”
One player the Bruins could be looking at is Sammy Pahlsson. Jaroslav Spacek could be an option along the blueline.
”My motivating factors are, first of all, depth,” said Chiarelli, when asked his target areas. ”And then injury, especially to our forwards. Both Nathan (Horton) and (Rich Peverley) remain out, and though we expect both are going to be back, you have to make sure you are covered.”
Afternoon rumors involving: Grabovski, Senators, Hurricanes, Bruins, Oduya, Harding, Steen and Ducks
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Mikhail Grabovski’s agent: “We understand their position and I believe that they understand our position, we are more than fair.” … “Mikhail wants to play for the Leafs for many years & win the Stanley Cup with them and I absolutely agree with him. “
- Howard Berger via twitter: Leafs source: “Tons of chatter, but nothing close to worthwhile.”
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Senators GM Bryan Murray when asked about adding a depth forward, “we don’t have an immediate target.”
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said it’s hard to predict how active they’ll be over the next 24 hours. Said there is the possibility of a “hockey trade.” Added, “It’s hard to find players now, at the deadline or in the offseason.”
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: The Bruins are looking for a forward and a defenseman. They have interest in Avalanche forwards Daniel Winnik, T.J. Galiardi and David Jones. Jets defenseman Johnny Oduya is getting interest, but they are back in the playoff race. With the Blues getting a 2nd round pick for Ben Bishop, the Wild may do better for Josh Harding.
- Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Blues Alex Steen had been practicing, but shut it down last week. Skating led to vision problems. He’ll be heading to California for at least 2 weeks to receive treatment in a hyperbaric chamber, similar to what Andy McDonald and Paul Kariya did.
- Lisa Dillman of the LA Times: The Ducks may have a quiet trade deadline.
Morning rumors involving: Ott, Mason, Boyes, Avalanche, Blackhawks, Stars, Sabres, Selanne, and Bernier
Nick Kypreos via twitter: The Maple Leafs, Flyers and Canucks have heavy interest in Steve Ott. The Flyers are reluctant to move James van Riemsdyk.
Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Avalanche Milan Hejduk and Paul Stastny aren’t going anywhere. David Jones, Cody McLeod and T.J. Galiardi are in play. The Blues were interested in Capitals Roman Hamrlik last summer, and could be interested now. Source saying that one team has an offer in for Steve Mason, who still has a year left on his contract at $3.2 million. The Bruins could look at Mike Knuble with the injuries to Nathan Horton and Rich Peverley. The Sabres would love to move Brad Boyes, but he’s owed $4 million next season.
Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune: The Blackhawks continue to look for defensive help.
John Shannon via twitter: Dallas “listening to everything about almost everybody over the age of 27.”
David Pagnotta via twitter: There is still talk going on surrounding Sabres Jason Pominville, Derek Roy and Drew Stafford.
Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Ducks GM Bob Murray: “For the last time, Teemu is not going anywhere,”
John Shannon via twitter: Told that the chances of Evgeni Nabokov re-signing is 50-50.
Dennis Bernstein via twitter: Jonathan Bernier has not asked for a trade. He desparately wants to start, and was unhappy that he wasn’t starting in back to backs.
HNIC Hotstove link: Panel discussing trade deadline (see last nights post for some points that were made if you don’t want to watch the video)
Kings Dustin Brown may be available now … Oilers make last push to re-sign Hemsky … Goalies Leafs may look at … Wings looking at F’s
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Kings forward Dustin Brown may now be available, which puts more heat on the Blue Jackets to make a decision on Nash. The Rangers, Maple Leafs, and Flyers are just a few teams that would be interested. Jim Matheson via twitter: If Brown is available, Matheson thinks Eastern Conference teams will be all over him even with the 2 remaining years. The Bruins and Capitals could be interested. Tim Panaccio via twitter: A source said that the Flyers can’t get serious on Brown because of salary cap issues. Andy Strickland via twitter: “In a salary cap world where every GM wants value for the $ why would LA trade Dustin Brown? Has maybe the best contract in the NHL.”
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Teams are circling with interest in Ales Hemsky, but don’t rule out the Oilers making one last push to re-sign him. 2 years and $10 million ($5 million per season) might keep him there. Bob McKenzie via twitter: Postgame buzz last night had GM Steve Tambellini in the dressing room to meet with Hemsky.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Initial plan is to play Jeff Carter on right winger with Mike Richards.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Leafs GM Brian Burke confirmed on the radio that he’ll check out the goalie market to see what’s there. It was discussed for the first time on Wednesday. Goalie possibilities are: Evgeni Nabokov, Josh Harding, Anders Lindback, Curtis Sanford, J.S, Giguere, Antero Niittymaki, Scott Clemmensen and Ben Bishop.
- Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun: Goalies that Burke will look into are, Evgeni Nabokov, Nikolai Khabibulin, Josh Harding, Anders Lindback and JS Giguere.
- Curtis Zupke via twitter: Kings GM Dean Lombardi on other possible trades: ”Right now I got absolutely nothing.”
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: The Kings could use Jarrett Stoll as an asset now. He’s been misused all season.
- Bob Duff via twitter: 2 forwards that Duff is hearing most often linked to Red Wings are Mikael Samuelsson of the Panthers and Travis Moen of the Canadiens.
- Toronto Sun: (from their NHL trade rumors ‘slideshow’) Players listed: Ales Hemsky, Zach Parise , Teemu Selanne, Shane Doan, Ryan Suter, Ryan Miller, Ryan Malone, Rick Nash, Ray Whitney, Paul Gaustad, P.A. Parenteau, Mikhail Grabovski, Mike Knuble, Michal Rozsival, Luke Schenn, Kyle Wellwood, Jonathan Bernier, Jason Blake, Dustin Penner, Dennis Wideman, David Jones, Brian Rolston, Brad Boyes, Andrei Kostitsyn, Alex Semin.