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Posts Tagged David Krejci
Injury and Roster Notes: Malkin, Lindback, Carkner, Grabner, Enstrom, Backlund, Methot, Krejci, Vanek, Ruutu and Green
- Rob Rossi via twitter: Penguins Evgeni Malkin took his first hit during practice yesterday. He said he’s “not 100 percent” and added,
“Of course, yes, because (I’m) close,” Malkin said. “I (will) try to play Friday, but it’s hard to say now because it’s just (a) couple days more. We’ll see.”
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: Lightning goalie Anders Lindback is out indefinitely with a right ankle sprain.
- NY Islanders via twitter: Islanders Matt Carkner and Michael Grabner have been activated from the IR.
- Ken Wiebe via twitter: Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom is not ready yet but ”it’s coming soon” according to coach Claude Noel.
- George Johnson of the Calgary Herald: Flames Mikael Backlund played on Monday despite have a cracked bone in his right foot.
“It went better than I thought,” he reported Wednesday. “Not too bad. Obviously the medication kicked in a little later and made it feel better. It’s still sore but once the game started, I felt pretty good. I didn’t think about it too much.”
- Ken Warren via twitter: Senators defenseman Marc Methot could return to the lineup tonight. If he can’t go, Mike Lundin will return to the lineup after missing the last eight games.
- Fluto Shinzawa via twitter: Bruins David Krejci will be a game time decision.
- John Vogl via twitter: Sabres Thomas Vanek didn’t skate this morning and is likely to miss tonight’s game against the Maple Leafs.
- Aaron Ward via twitter: Hurricanes forward Tuomo Ruutu will make his season debut tonight.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals defenseman Mike Green said he’s good to go tonight.
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Devils Martin Brodeur said he should be ready to start on Thursday, but may end up dressing as the backup.
- Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago: Marian Hossa left last night’s game in first period after taking a hit along the boards. Coach Joel Quenneville said “not bad, day to day,” and that more will be known today.
- Steve Conroy of the Boston Herarld: Bruins David Krejci’s status is not known after he took a shot off the knee on Sunday. He did leave the arena with a slight limp, but didn’t appear to have brace on.
- David Pollak via twitter: Sharks Martin Havlat has been activated from the IR. Tim Kennedy has been placed on the IR.
- Ted Kulfan via twitter: Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey will be out four to six weeks. Quincey has multiple fractures but there is no decision on surgery yet.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings forward Darren Helm hopes it is only a minor setback. There is no decision on whether he’ll go on the Californian trip or not.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings winger Todd Bertuzzi (disc issues) skated for five minutes last week and didn’t feel good. He’s still hoping to avoid surgery.
Trades coming soon? Coyotes talking trade … Krejci aware of rumors … Luongo fine with waiting … Sens should target Kane
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: McKenzie thinks that some GM’s are sitting on trades and signings that are done or close to being done. As soon as they are allowed to make moves, there will be some activity.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: “For those asking, NHL GM’s are still forbidden from negotiating trades until players ratify CBA. Expect dealing when allowed.” David Pagnotta via twitter: Pagnotta asks: “Loose rule, no? Considering how many of them have started talking…”
- The Fourth Period: Coyotes GM Don Maloney has said he’s had some trade talks, and that some deals could happen soon. Maloney told the Arizona Republic,
“The good thing for us is they’re asking about our players and would you do this, would you look at that, would you think of this, and I’m like, ‘Absolutely, if that makes us better,’” Maloney said.
- James Murphy of ESPN: Bruins David Krejci said he’s aware of the persistent rumors of a potential trade to Phoenix or Anaheim. He wants to remain with the Bruins.
“I’ve seen it and I have time to go on the Internet, so I know what’s going on,” Krejci said. “I went through lots of things and saw my name there, but there’s nothing I can control. I am happy here, and I hope I haven’t given them any reasons to trade me. So I can’t control it, and I just want to go out there and play my best.”
- Iain MacIntyre via twitter: Roberto Luongo on a trade: ”Whether a couple of days, week, 2 weeks or the end of the season, I’m totally fine.”
- James Gordon via twitter: Gordon thinks that Senators GM Bryan Murray should try to get Evander Kane out of Winnipeg.
- Ben Kuzma via twitter: Vigneault added that Andrew Ebbett and Jordan Schroeder will compete for the 2nd line center spot, unless someone arrives by trade.
- TSN: Bill Daly and Steve Fehr spoke on the phone yesterday, but still have no plans to meet face to face.
- John Shannon via twitter: It was the first time since last Tuesday that Daly and Fehr have spoken. It is unlikely that they will meet before Christmas. Talks could resume on the 26th or 27th.
- David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: Matias Strozyk reported that Ales Hemsky, Jakub Kindl and David Krejci have left Pardubice. Hemsky’s insurance ran out, and it’s possible that he and Krejci return in the new year if the NHL season is cancelled.
Kovalachuk isn’t ruling out staying in Russia … Alfie unsure on future … McKenzie’s Calder thoughts … Rask’s groin injury
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Ilya Kovalchuk has joined Alex Ovechkin in saying “I do not rule out that if the salaries are cut I will stay in the #KHL.”
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: The Blue Jackets hiring of John Davidson could happen as soon as today.
- Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: Senators Daniel Alfredsson is unsure about his playing future.
“I think the longer it’s been going here I don’t feel as eager to get back,” the 39-year-old said in a discussion about the lockout. “I’d say I’m more relaxed. If it happens, it happens.
“I can’t say I’ve at all been frustrated or really looking forward to coming to the rink. I love it when I’m on the ice and I have fun, but at the same time, at this stage, I know I have to look forward as well. Depending what happens, we’ll see how quick that comes.”
“I think that goes for everybody,” he said. “For the fans, too. I think in the beginning everybody follows exactly what goes on (with the labour dispute). You read every little thing, and you read into it, and as time goes on and nothing happens, you kind of tune out of it, you get tired of it. We’re no different.”
On if he’d come back next year if an entire season is lost,
“I could, physically,” he said. “I don’t think it would be an issue for me. It’s all in motivation, I think. Do I feel I could go a whole year and do it again? I think I could. But do I want to? That’s more what I think will determine it.”
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Talking Calder trophy if there is a season. McKenzie is leaning towards Cory Conacher as the rookie of the year (though he’s not even guaranteed a roster spot with the Lightning) or Jonathan Huberdeau. Other candidates would be Granlund MIN, Tarasenko STL, Bartschi CGY, Kreider NYR, Schultz and Yakupov, EDM, Foligno (BUF), Schwartz STL, Vatanen ANA, Brodin MIN, Saad CHI as well as all the U/As: Galchenyuk, Scheifele, Strome, Jenner etc.
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that Andrej Meszaros’s rehab on his right Achilles tendon is on schedule and a December return might be possible.
- Kevin Paul Dupont via twitter: The Bruins and Tuukka Rask’s agent are aware of Rask’s alleged groin injury, but don’t have much other info at the moment.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: David Krejci: “I regret my recent lockout comments which were made flippantly in locker room after last gm. Didn’t intent for them to be recorded. I have been treated very well by the Boston Bruins and wish to confirm that my comments shouldn’t reflect on the club in any way”
Only on the NHL terms … No meetings schedualed … Krejci says Bettman treats them like animals … Kostitsyn hopes season is cancelled
- TSN: Bill Daly sent an email to The Canadian Press:
“(I’m) not sure there is any reason to meet if there is nothing new to say,” deputy commissioner Bill Daly told The Canadian Press in an email. “Our position was communicated to the union pretty clearly last Tuesday and then again on Thursday.
“If they have a desire to meet with regard to the proposal we have on the table, they know how to reach us.”
Both sides did talk over the phone on the weekend, and are expect to meet in New York sometime this week.
“They say they want a deal but then they say they only want to meet if it is on their terms,” said Steve Fehr, the NHLPA’s special counsel. “Strange. That is not the way to reach an agreement. Bargaining is give and take — not just take.”
- Andy Strickland via twitter: The NHL says there are no plans to meet this week. There are some players who would like to meet before Thursday’s “deadline” in an attempt to get in an 82 game season. “Truth is unless #NHL shows a willingness to seriously negotiate, there won’t be a deal until players tell Donald Fehr to get a deal done.”
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: If players are looking to go to New York in an effort spark up talks, it is news to Fehr. The NHL and NHLPA remain in contact but there are no meetings scheduled.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: CBA stalemate likely to continue as Alexander can’t see Don Fehr agreeing to any deal that doesn’t honor the players contracts and have some concessions for them.
- Nick Cotsonika via twitter: “If owners are willing to discuss “make whole” provision, why don’t they have something new to say? Why don’t they have a reason to meet? Understand owners don’t want to negotiate against themselves again. But do they want to make a deal by their deadline?” James Mirtle via twitter: (responding to Cotsonika) Mirtle senses the players hate the provision and don’t want to discuss it with the NHL.
- James Mirtle via twitter: David Krejci on Gary Bettman: “It is unfortunate that the NHL have such a guy. It’s a shame for the entire hockey world. Treats us like animals.”
- The Globe and Mail: Predators Sergei Kostitsyn is playing with Avangard Omsk during the lockout, and hopes the NHL season is cancelled.
“Let’s put it this way – it would be better (for the players) if the lockout continues,” Kostitsyn was quoted as saying by Russian daily Sport-Express on Monday.
“Players want a definite answer. If the NHL season is lost – let it be that way. I would then play in Russia for the whole season.”
Kostitsyn also added he hate life in North America and that Columbus was “the gloomiest” city in the U.S.
- Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune:Vinny Lecavalier plans to stay in Tampa until the lockout is over, though that could change.
“I want to play hockey, but we’ll see how things go,” he said. “With a family now, you definitely have to think there is more than one person to think about. But my kids are young, so if I do go somewhere, it’s easier to move them around.”
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Phillly: Daniel Briere is getting closer to going to play in Europe. Briere said he has “a few options.” Scott Hartnell is expected to make a decision on playing overseas by week’s end.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Andrew Ladd signs with Avangard. Dave Isaac via twitter: Isaac wonders that with the Ladd signing, is Claude Giroux still an option? Kladno is a very real option.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: David Krejci finalizing Pardubice deal, could play tomorrow.
- Bill Meltzer via twitter: Gabriel Landeskog has signed with Djurgarden.
- Slava Malamud via twitter: Vladislav Tretiak to Sport-Express, “Nabokov is still waiting for KHL offers, but there are none”
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Martin Brodeur will wait until the end of the month before deciding on whether to look overseas.
- Adam Jahns via twitter: Bryan Bickell signs with HC Znojmo of the Austrian League, a month-to-month deal.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Fedor Tyutin said he continues to weigh is options.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Jokerit of the Finnish Elite League hopes Teemu Selanne will join them soon.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Jiri Hudler on his injury, “If I don’t treat it now it only gets worse. The pain isn’t unbearable but bothers me. Mainly limits mobility.”
- Sean Fitz-Gerald (postmedia) in the Calgary Herald: Matt Stajan is considering playing in Slovenia.
- Randy Miller of the Courier-Post: Bobby Ryan doesn’t want to go overseas and take someone’s job.
“I’m going to handle things the way I think things should be handled,” he said. “I’m going to continue to skate with the guys … whether it’s coming back here (to South Jersey) for a couple weeks at a time … I think it’s important to stay here (in the United States) and be part of the solution and not just run from it.”
Adam Proteau via twitter: The Boston Bruins have signed Tyler Seguin to a 6 year contract extension worth $34.5 million.
David Pagnotta via twitter: Salary breakdown: $4.5M yr1, $5.5M yr2, $6M yrs 3-4-5, and $6.5M yr6.
Seguin will have a salary cap hit of $5.75 million starting in 2013-14.
Seguin’s extension will make him the 2nd highest paid Bruin in 2013-14 behind Zdeno Chara’s $6.916 million salary cap hit. He will be their highest paid forward, ahead of David Krejci’s $5.25 million cap hit and Patrice Bergeron’s $5.0 million.
Bruins looking for top Dman … Nothing new on Subban … AHL to get TV deal if lockout … Ennis-Sabres talking … Possible Oilers targets next year
- Dany Picard of CSNNE: Speculation is that the Bruins are looking to add a top pair defenseman to play with Zdeno Chara, and one of the popular names is Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle. A source close to Yandle said he “would love to play for the Bruins.” To get someone like Yandle, the Bruins may have to offer up David Krejci.
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: Stubbs was told yesterday morning that there is nothing new to report regarding contract talks between P.K. Subban and Canadiens.
- Chris Botta via twitter: The AHL has a deal with Sportsnet for additional games if there is a lockout. The AHL has talked with NBC Sports and regional sports networks about airing games if there is a lockout.
- Ken Warren via twitter: Senators Erik Karlsson says he has a few lockout options, “Russia is one, (but) I don’t know if you want to go there.” The Swedish Elite Leauge is not allowing lockout players.
- Helene St. James via twitter: According to Red Wings Henrik Zetterberg, “I don’t have any backup plan now.”
- John Vogl via twitter: Tyler Ennis and the Sabres are continuing contract talks, with the lockout looming there is no additional pressure to get a deal done.
- Jonathan Willis of the Edmonton Journal: 4 free agent defenseman the Oilers could target next summer are Alex Edler, Rob Scuderi, Ian White and Jordan Leopold.
- Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun: The Maple Leafs were interested in Jonathan Bernier at the draft, then interest waned a bit, but a source said their interest as picked up again. It’s not clear if an actual offer was made, but Matt Frattin’s name may be involved. Bernier carries a $1.25 million cap hit this year, and will be a RFA next year. Andy Strickland via twitter: Sources are saying that the Kings GM Dean Lombardi wants a specific player from the Maple Leafs and a pick for Jonathan Bernier. Michael Traikos via twittter: Traikos asks Strickland if it could be Nikolai Kulemin? (I didn’t see a response)
- James Murphy of ESPN: The Ducks and Bruins had “exploratory” talks regarding Ryan, but Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli let them know that David Krejci and Milan Lucic are not available. The Bruins have dropped out of the Rick Nash sweepstakes. Reports are that the asking price was any combination of Krejci, Lucic, Tyler Seguin and Dougie Hamilton. Chiarelli had already let it be known that Seguin and Hamilton were non-starters.
- Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area: According to a source, the Sharks haven’t had any discussions with the Blue Jackets regarding Rick Nash in “months.” The Blue Jackets haven’t come down from their insistence of Logan Couture, which is a non-starter. Rumors surfaced that the Sharks offered Dan Boyle to the Rangers for Marian Gaborik shortly after the season, but it fell through when he needed shoulder surgery that will keep him out until December.
- Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald: The Flames still have some items on their to-do list. One of their top priorities is to trade for some muscle and physical presence.
“We’re still having conversations with teams just to see what teams are thinking about and what teams need,” the Calgary Flames general manager said Wednesday. “We know we haven’t addressed our need to be a harder, tougher team to play against. Depending upon what other deals are out there, that’s something we’re still looking at.”
The Flames have a surplus of defenseman, 9 Dmen on 1-way deals. Jay Bouwmeester’s name is still rumored to be available.
“It’s been interesting,” Feaster said. “I thought when Suter went off the market, and even Parise, that you would see more. It’s been slow.”
“I think there are a number of reasons for that,” he said. “I think one of them is now the wait is, ‘what’s Shane Doan going to do.’ And then I also think, there’s still a wait and see on where are things going from a CBA perspective. And do you want to commit money? How close to $70 million do you want to get?”
Rumors and notes: “a hell of an offer” for Nash, Semin, Weber, Kostitsyn, Doan, Parise, Suter, Streit, Luongo, Bernier, Kane and Boyle
- Ansar Khan of MLive: According to someone with knowledge of the situation, the Red Wings made “a hell of an offer” to the Blue Jackets for Rick Nash. Which got them no counteroffer, no negotiating, nothing. It’s unclear what the Red Wings offered. Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson likely doesn’t want to see Nash in a Red Wings jersey 6 times a year. Howson told TSN that he’s looking for at least 2 NHL ready forwards. Though it’s unlikely that Detroit would move them both, the Blue Jackets may be interested in guys like Johan Franzen and Valtteri Filppula.
- Michael Traikos via twitter: You can’t really fault the Blue Jackets for not dealing with the Red Wings, but one less team hampers ability to get value for Nash.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: CSKA GM Sergei Fedorov said they are negotiating with Alexander Semin, but “there are more questions than answers”.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators GM David Poile said he spoke with Shea Weber’s agents on Monday.
“It’s ongoing and hopefully we’ll talk later in the week,” Poile said. “I would say (we discussed) everything about the Predators, where we are and where we’re going and what part Shea has with that.”
“Right now my priority is to see Shea signed and hopefully finalize a longer term deal with Shea,” Poile said. “To me it all revolves around that decision.”
The Predators and Sergei Kostitsyn have a arbitration hearing set for August 2nd.
“We’re talking to his agent (Don Meehan) on one hand. On the other hand, we’re preparing with our counsel for arbitration, and that’s August 2,” Poile said. “We still have time on that, but we’re preparing for that.”
If Shane Doan decides to move on the Coyotes, that Predators would be interested:
“First of all, I’m hoping the Phoenix situation gets resolved and he can stay there and finish his career in Phoenix,” Poile said. “If he decides it’s not a fit for him and would like to pursue other opportunities, the Predators would be very interested.”
- L.A. Lariviere via twitter: The Penguins are the front-runners for Doan, not far from the Sharks and Canadiens. The history, tradition and market are key.
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Zach Parise got several $100 million offers immediately. Buffalo reportedly let both Parise and Ryan Suter know that they would give them $100 million. Suter wasn’t interested in going to the Eastern Conference. By July 2nd other teams figured it was down to the Wild and Red Wings. It’s believed that Parise considered at least 9 teams to varying degrees: Devils, Wild, Penguins, Flyers, Bruins, Sabres, Red Wings, Blackhawks and Kings. One source said Parise eliminated Eastern teams as he was unwilling to compete directly with the Devils. Parise later said it came down to the Devils and Wild. About 24 hours before the Wild signed the pair, they signed Jake Dowell, a close friend of Suter with the same agent. With some big name UFA/RFA’s for next year, some may look to get a deal done before the new CBA in case there is a term limit. The Oilers look a long look at Mark Streit, Islanders GM Garth Snow said in a text, “I have no intention to trade Streit.” The Panthers feel the Canucks are wanting too much for Roberto Luongo, and the Canucks feel the Panthers are squeezing too hard. The Panthers are unwilling to move Jacob Markstrom, Erik Gudbranson or Jonathan Huberdeau. The Canucks may have interest in Nick Bjugstad or Quinton Howden, and it’s unlikely the Panthers like that idea. The Canucks don’t want to take on a bad salary. If a deal with the Panthers doesn’t happen, they’ll have to ask him for more teams. Have to believe that Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke did inquire about Jonathan Bernier, wouldn’t be doing his job if he didn’t. There are doubts about Burke’s seriousness in Bernier. The Predators may have to ultimately ask Shea Weber: “Look, we just went through this with Ryan Suter. We need an honest answer.” The Coyotes are looking for offensive help and really like David Krejci. Friedman isn’t sure if the Bruins are shopping him. This could be where all Keith Yandle rumors came from. Teams have been told that Patrick Kane isn’t going anywhere. The 36 year old Dan Boyle’s name has popped up, his no-trade is now limited, so teams are calling.
Rimer interviews Parise … Wings options if they don’t get Suter … Martin to Nashville if Pens get Suter? Ducks after #2 C
- Josh Rimer of NextSportStar.com interviews Zach Parise.
Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: The Wings offered Ryan Suter a 13 year, $90 million deal, as they see him as the best transition from Nicklas Lidstrom and Brad Stuart. Red Wings GM Ken Holland met with Suter yesterday at Suter’s farm in Madison Wisconsin. If Suter signs elsewhere, their next best options are Matt Carle and Carlo Colaiacovo. The Wings currently have $17 million in cap space with about $5 million set for RFAs Justin Abdelkader and Kyle Quincey. Though the cap is now set at $70.2 million, that could change with a new CBA and they don’t want to be handcuffed. If they don’t get Zach Parise, they may wait until July 9th to see what Shane Doan will do.
- Detroit Free Press via twitter: No decision is imminent with regards to Ryan Suter. Probably won’t come before Thursday.
- Josh Yohe via twitter: Yohe has been told that if the Penguins land Ryan Suter, look for them to trade Paul Martin to the Predators. That said, Yohe thinks Suter will end up in Detroit.
- Jim Matheson via twitter: The Ducks are still looking hard for a #2 center after Derek Roy was traded to the Stars. Matheson wonders about a David Krejci for Bobby Ryan deal?
- Slava Malamud via twitter: CSKA GM Sergei Fedorov tells @ru_sportexpress that they are actively pursuing Alexander Semin.