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Posts Tagged Eric Tangradi
Morning Hits: Hawks-Pens at Soldier Field, Ribeiro not thinking contract, Jets, Avalanche and Bergeron talks
- Hockey Central: The Blackhawks will host the Penguins at Soldier Field on March 1st.
- Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times: Capitals UFA Mike Ribeiro said he’s not worried about his next contract. He could earn his next contact with a good playoffs. He’s looking for a long-term deal and has already rejected a Capitals offer of three-years, $14 million.
“I think playoff or not playoff, I’m probably going to have a good deal so I’m really worried about my deal right now,” Ribeiro said. “It’s going to signed at some point. So the focus since the beginning was to get to the playoffs and now that we’re here it’s about how far can we go as a team. But I’m not worried; I’m going to sign and it’s just going to happen when the time is right.”
- Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press: Jets coach Claude Noel has one year left on his contract and GM Kevin Cheveldayoff had this to say:
“Claude Noel is the head coach of the Winnipeg Jets. He’s under contract. I know you’re going to ask me about an extension. There’s processes that have to go through, there’s different things you discuss, you talk about, you meet as a group, as a staff.”
The Jets have nine RFAs who are “very much priorities” according to Cheveldayoff. No formal contract discussions have taken place with RFAs: Zach Bogosian, Bryan Little, Blake Wheeler, Alex Burmistrov, Eric Tangradi, Anthony Peluso, Zach Redmond, Paul Postma and Arturs Kulda.
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: If the Avalanche didn’t win the lottery and get the first overall pick, there were rumors that they would look to trade up. Avs GM Greg Sherman is still with the team, but it may come down to what role Joe Sakic wants to take. If Sakic decides to take over, VP of Player Development Craig Billington could have a bigger role. If Sakic declines for family or other reasons, does Sherman remain? The Avalanche asked for Derek Stepan when they were in talks with the Rangers about Ryan O’Reilly. Sounding like the Bruins and Patrice Bergeron have already talked contract extension. He has one year left on his deal and can’t sign a deal until after July 5th.
The Winnipeg Jets have acquired winger Eric Tangradi from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 2013 7th round pick.
Tangradi started the season on the Penguins 2nd line with Evgeni Malkin and James Neal. He’s never been able to put it together for the Penguins.
He was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2nd round, 42nd overall in 2007. Tangradi was trade with Chris Kunitz to the Penguins for Ryan Whitney in 2009.
Quick hits: Gudbranson, Clune, Hickey, White, Tangradi, Bennett, Oilers, Redden, Hybrid icing, Bailey and Joensuu
- George Richards via twitter: The Panthers have suspended defenseman Erik Gudbranson until he’s cleared to play, and not just practice. He could start the season with San Antonio in the AHL.
- Tim Wharnsby via twitter: The Predators claimed Rich Clune from the Kings. The Islanders claimed Thomas Hickey from the Kings.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: The Blues have invited Colin White to camp on a PTO.
- Josh Yohe via twitter: Looking like Eric Tangradi and Beau Bennett are in competition to be on a line with Evgeni Malkin. Both will be playing with him tomorrow during their scrimmage.
- Sportscenter via twitter: (via @TSNRyanRishaug) Jordan Eberle will become an assistant captain in Edmonton. Taylor Hall and Nick Schultz will rotate A’s and Shawn Horcoff will remain as captain. Ales Hemsky and Ryan Whitney lost their A’s.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: The new compliance buyout agreement basically only had two players in mind, Redden and Gomez.
- Greg Wyshynski via twitter: After 584 games, the AHL has ended their hybrid icing experiment. It was ‘positive’ but they want the players to have some consistency between the AHL and NHL.
- NY Islanders via twitter: The Islanders suspend Josh Bailey and Jesse Joensuu for getting injured while playing overseas. Their suspensions will be lifted when they pass their physicals.
Bogosian out 4-6 months … Ovi, Crosby, Toews and Kane looking overseas … Tarasenko arriving today … Changes to HRR
- Scott Brown via twitter: Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian will undergo surgery today to repair a chronic ligament tear in his right wrist. Gary Lawless via twitter: Bogosian will be out 4 to 6 months.
- Aaron Ward via twitter: “Players looking to clarify possible ‘double dipping’ in the new NHL proposal.Benefits in new HRR definition,present combined additional” … “expense deductions AND possible tax credits available to owners,while still asking players to absorb ‘escrow’ on salaries.”
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: KHLs Dynamo’s GM said that Alex Ovechkin’s attorney flew to Russia to speak with them regarding Ovechkin playing for them if there is a lockout.
- Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: If there is a long lockout, Sidney Crosby wants to play hockey and his agent Pat Brisson has had “many conversations with lots of European clubs.”
- Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times: Blackhawks Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are considering playing in Europe in the event of a long lockout according to agent Pat Brisson.
- Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: Blues prospect Vladimir Tarasenko will arrive in St. Louis today, in is expected to hit the ice at the Ice Zone on Tuesday.
- Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Penguins signed RFAs Eric Tangradi, Robert Bortuzzo and Alex Grant to 1 year, 2 way deals. Tangradi will get $726,000, and both Bortuzzo and Grant will get $525,000.
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: The KHL will air games in Asia this year, with an eye on expanding to China, South Korea and Japan according to izvestia_ru.
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: In the NHLs most recent proposal, they made some changes to Hockey Related Revenue:
1) In the existing CBA, teams can deduct the cost of doing business from HRR. But there are limits. For example, deductions from preseason games or “special games” such as European openers, “shall not in the aggregate exceed fifteen (15) per cent per League Year on a League-wide basis” of the revenues. You can find all of the examples, if you wish, in Article 50 of the current document. The NHL is arguing that costs far exceed these caps.
2) One area of HRR the NHL cannot deduct ANY costs from is luxury suite sales (e.g., paying people to sell them). Everything must be thrown into the pot. Mistake, oversight, whatever - the league would like a re-do.
3) Lightning owner Jeff Vinik spent $35 million US last summer to upgrade The Tampa Bay Times Forum. Meanwhile, Rangers owner Jim Dolan committed an estimated $977 million to a massive renovation of the Madison Square Garden. (Say what you want about Dolan, but doing that without public funding is extremely impressive.) As it stands, teams receive no financial credit for that. The league would like that changed. The model is probably the latest NFL CBA, which allows the league the option of taking 1.5 per cent from the NFLPA’s 47 per cent share to build new stadiums. Larger revenues from newer buildings, the reasoning goes, benefits the players, too.
4) When players on one-way deals like Wade Redden or Jeff Finger are sent to the minors, their salaries no longer count. Not only is the NHL trying to eliminate this loophole from the salary-cap portion of the discussion, it is trying to make those contracts tied to HRR, too.
Panthers sign Mueller … Weber-Preds to talk next week … Nothing new on Subban … Roy has surgery … Sens need to get more physical
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: The Panthers have signed Peter Mueller to a 1 year, $1.725 million deal.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators GM David Poile on Shea Weber:
“I talked to (his agent) Jarrett (Bousquet) yesterday and had a good conversation,” Poile said. “Shea and all his friends and people will be together this weekend for his charity golf tournament in his name in Sicamous (British Columbia). They’re going to be doing that and then we’re going to talk next week.”
“It’s all about talking about Shea and to see if we can get him signed to a longer-term contract with the Predators,” Poile said. “My conversations have always been very positive with Shea, his role and his future with the organization in terms of where the franchise is going.”
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: P.K. Subban’s agent, Don Meehan, said last night that there is nothing to report on contract talks between Subban and the Canadiens.
- Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Penguins are still searching for a top 6 forward to likely play with Sidney Crosby. It’s possible they could look within the organization, such as Tyler Kennedy, Eric Tangradi or Beau Bennett. The best UFA available are Shane Doan and Alexander Semin.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars center Derek Roy had shoulder surgery yesterday and will be out until November. Roy had shoulder pain last year and played through it, and he planned to do the same this year. The Stars felt it was time to fix it. Jerry Sullivan via twitter: Sullivan notes that Roy’s surgery raises serious issues about the way the Sabres deal with injuries.
- Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators could still use some more physical players to round out their roster after the departure of Matt Carkner and Zenon Konopka. 3 UFAs that might help are Brad Winchester, Zack Stortini and Matt Bradley.
Afternoon notes on: Boychuk, Grossman, Penguins, Maple Leafs, Senators and bunch of starting goaltenders
- Fluto Shinzawa via twitter: Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk is day-to-day with a mild knee sprain.
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossman is wearing 2 knee braces and remains optimistic for the playoffs.
- Will DePaoli via twitter: Penguins Sullivan, Neal and Nikanen will not be in the lineup for the Penguins. Will DePaoli via twitter: Eric Tangradi is skating on a line with Sidney Crosby and Pascal Dupuis.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Scratches or out tonight for the Capitals: Halpern, Ward, Erskine, Schultz, Vokoun. Brian McNally via twitter: Michal Neuvrith is expected to start tonight.
- Paul Hendrick via twitter: The Maple Leafs have sent Joe Colborne back the Marlies. David Steckel will be back in the lineup. Mikhail Grabovski won’t play. Ben Scrivens will be starting in net. Jonas Siegel via twitter: Grabovski is not sure if he’ll be able to return on Saturday. He was cut around his knee by Brayden McNabb’s skate and required 20-30 stitches.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Senators Filip Kuba and Erik Karlsson will play tonight. Matt Gilroy is out. Ben Bishop will start in net.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Pekka Rinne has been battling an illness this week. He was the first off the ice and Barry Trotz said he’s “probably” the starter tonight.
- Bob Duff via twitter: Jimmy Howard will start in net for the Red Wings against the Devils.
- Curtis Zupke via twitter: Jonathan Quick was the first off the ice for the Kings and the likely starter.
- Michael Russo via twitter: Josh Harding will start in net for the Wild.
- George Richards via twitter: Jose Theodore will start in net for the Panthers against the Capitals.
- Luke DeCock via twitter: Cam Ward was the first off the ice and will likely start in net for the Hurricanes.
- Steve Zipay via twitter: Martin Biron will start in net for the Rangers against the Penguins.
- Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Steve Mason will start in net for the Blue Jackets.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Brian Elliott will start in net for the Blues on Friday. Jaroslav Halak will start on Saturday.
Afternoon notes on Sharp, Beauchemin, Jacques, Fraser, Brule, Eberle, Bozak, Souray, Riberio, Roy, Skinner, Letang and Markstrom
- Adam Jahns via twitter: Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp will be out 3 to 4 weeks with a upper-body injury. Tim Sassone via twitter: Though not confirmed, it is believed that Sharp has a broken bone in his left hand/wrist.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin and forward JF Jacques will have hearings at 4 and 5 pm today.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: The Ducks have put defenseman Mark Fraser on waivers.
- Edmonton Oilers via twitter: The Oilers have put forward Gilbert Brule on re-entry waivers. Magnus Paajarvi and Ryan O’Marra have been recalled.
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: Bernstein thinks the Kings could use Jack Johnson as trade bait for an impact forward.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Lightning have signed Tom Pyatt to a 2 year extension, 1-way at $600,000 per season.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: The Blues have signed Ryan Reaves to a 2 year extension at $600,000 per season.
- Joanne Ireland via twitter: Oilers forward Jordan Eberle will have an MRI today, no update until results are in.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak is at least a week away.
- Shelly Anderson via twitter: The Penguins have recalled Eric Tangradi.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: There is about a 60% chance that Stars defenseman Sheldon Souray plays tomorrow. Center Mike Riberio will be out tomorrow. He’s having an MRI on his knee today to make sure everything is OK.
- Mike Harrington via twitter: Sabres center Derek Roy is wearing a no-contact jersey today at practice.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner is wearing a no-contact jersey at practice today.
- Dave Moninari via twitter: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang skated hard today. It doesn’t mean he’ll be in the lineup soon, but it’s a positive sign.
- Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel: Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom joins Jose Theodore on the sideline with a knee injury.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Jonas Gustavsson is expected to start for the Leafs tomorrow.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Kari Lehtonen is expected to start for the Stars tomorrow.
Afternoon notes involving Nabokov, Blue Jackets, Kovalchuk, Green, Zetterberg, Connolly, Komisarek, Hagman and Starting goalies
- Chris Botta via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov is dying to leave the Islanders. The Islanders are dying to get down to 2 goalies. His family is still in California.
- Katie Strang via twitter: As of 9 am this morning, Evgeni Nabokov hasn’t been asked to waive his no-trade clause.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: It’s looking like no further trades are imminent for the Blue Jackets. They are in talks that could lead to further moves. “The fact that GM Scott Howson is in driver’s seat making deals can be seen as an indication that management is still firmly behind him.”
- Rich Chere via twitter: Devils winger Ilya Kovalchuk won’t play in either game this weekend. Martin Brodeur will start in net tonight, Johan Hedberg will go against Washington. Forward lines: Sykora-Elias-Zubrus; Parise-Henrique-Palmieri; Tedenby-Carter-Clarkson; Zharkov-Mills-Janssen.
- Brian McNally via twitter: Capitals defenseman Mike Green will be a game-time decision. Katie Carrera via twitter: Sources are saying that Green will play tonight.
- Bill Roose via twitter: Mike Babcock said that Henrik Zetterberg will be a game-time decision.
- Dave Molinari via twitter: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said that Tyler Kennedy won’t be in the lineup tonight, and that Eric Tangradi is in.
- Vicki Hall via twitter: Niklas Hagman has cleared waivers and assigned to the AHL.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Maple Leafs center Tim Connolly is at least a week away from returning.
- Lance Hornby via twitter: Leafs defenseman Mike Komisarek is getting x-rays done today on his hand after taking a slash from Jason Arnott. Cody Franson would get back into the lineup if Komisarek is out.
- Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News: Jhonas Enroth will start in net for the Sabres tonight against the Senators. Ryan Miller will be in net tomorrow against the Bruins.
- Seth Rorabaugh via twitter: Marc-Andre Fleury will be in net tonight. Tomorrow’s start has not been named.
Plenty of roster notes on the Flyers, Hartnell trade rumor … Penguins cut 7 … Goalie battle on the Isles … Sestito suspended
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelpia Inquirer: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said there is a chance the both Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier could make the team. Schenn has an apparent shoulder injury that could play into the decision. Holmgren doesn’t expect to have the roster finalized until 3 p.m. next Wednesday. If Schenn and Couturier do make the team, if will affect Matt Read who’s had an excellent camp. The Flyers could keep Couturier for up to 10 games before sending him back to junior. Couturier carries a $1.3 million cap hit if he remains with the Flyers which may come into play. Schenn has a $3.1 million cap hit.
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: Some factors into the Flyers roster decisions are: “Jody Shelley’s suspension, injuries to Brayden Schenn and James van Riemsdyk, competition among Matt Read, Zac Rinaldo and Sean Couturier, whether the Flyers carry 22 or 23 players, the salary cap.” Currently the Flyers have less than $200,000 in cap space. The hot rumor of the day was Scott Hartnell and his $4.2 million cap hit heading to Nashville. A club source said the chances of a trade are “pretty good.” Two club sources are saying that Matt Read made the team. The Flyers will get $1.16 million in cap relief once the season starts and they can put Ian Laperriere on LTIR.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Put on waivers yesterday: McKenna (OTT); Fischmon, Marcinko, Wallace, Reese, Wishart (NYI); J.F. Jacques (ANA), C McDonald, Nick Johnson, R Craig, Munroe (PIT); Alex Henry (MTL).
- Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Penguins have reduced their camp roster to 32 after cutting 7 players yesterday. Scott Harrington was returned to junior. Eric Tangradi, Ryan Craig, Nick Johnson, Colin McDonald, Brad Thiessen and Scott Munroe were assigned to the AHL. Johnson, Craig, McDonald and Munroe need to clear waivers.
- Brett Cyrgalis of the NY Post: It’s a 3-way battle on Long Island between Rick DiPietro, Evgeni Nabokov and Al Montoya. “Are we leaning that way? I’m not going to lie to you, we probably are,” Capuano said. “But we haven’t really determined who plays where and when.”
- Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun: The Jets still have 10 defenseman in camp. The Jets final pre-season game is Friday, and they don’t play again for 9 days.
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: Flyers forward Tom Sestito was suspended for 2 pre-season games and 2 regular season games. Sestito cleared waivers and was assigned to the AHL.
Galimov passes away … Drew Doughty contract update … The Penguins lineup could look like … Huberdeau trying to make Panthers
- Pavel Lysenkov via twitter: Alexander Galimov, the lone player survivor from Lokomotiv, passed away in hospital last night.
- Helene Elliott of the LA Times: Drew Doughty didn’t attend the teams Hockey Fest yesterday. GM Dean Lombardi will meet with Tim Leiwede who will then talk to owner Philip Anschutz on how far they will go to sign Doughty. Training camp opens on Saturday. “I still have hope he’ll be here Friday. I don’t know if I expect it but I have hope,” Lombardi said after fielding questions from a crowd of about 3,000. “It’s better than no hope.” Lombardi said that he spoke with Don Meehan 3 times last week.
“You can figure out the problem. It’s how much and length,” he said. “That’s the two issues. … There’s a couple of variables.”
The sides haven’t discussed a no-trade or no-movement clause. Lombardi may try to speak with Doughty directly to convey his winning commitment and that he wants Doughty to be paid fairly. The 9 year deal worth $61.2 million that was rejected was proposed early in negotiations.
Colin Fraser had is protective boot removed 10 days ago and might begin skating this week. He won’t be ready for camp. Fraser added, “I’m going to need a few skates to learn how to play hockey again. It’s been six months since I’ve even looked at my skates.” As for the grievance, it should be settled in the next few weeks.
- Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider: The rejection of the 9 year, $61.2 million deal by Doughty took place 2 months ago and not recently.
“I intend to talk to ownership today and update Tim (Leiweke),” Lombardi said. “Anything we do, I have to have their approval or have them be on board. It’s fair to say that in the next 24 hours I’ll be talking to Tim and he will be talking to Mr. Anschutz. There has to be some finality in our approach.”
- Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said there will only be 2 or 3 spots open this year. He has James Neal pencilled in along side Sidney Crosby (when healthy) and Chris Kunitz. Evgeni Malkin will center Steve Sullivan and Tyler Kennedy. Their top power play unit will feature 4 forwards and 1 defenseman. Sullivan could be used on the point on the first unit. Jordan Staal will likely center Matt Cooke and Pascal Dupuis on the 3rd line, Dupuis and Kennedy could be interchanged on the 2nd and 3rd lines. Aaron Asham and Craig Adams are likely wingers on the 4th line. That leaves Mark Letestu, Dustin Jeffrey, Richard Park, Joe Vitale and Jason Williams battling for the a center spot. Eric Tangradi, Steve MacIntyre and Nick Johnson will also be vying for a roster spot.
- George Richards of the Miami Herald: The Panthers say they are done with rushing prospects to the NHL, but Jonathan Huberdeau is still hoping to make the team. If Huberdeau signs an entry level contract, he could make the team and play for 9 games before they decide if he’s ready to for the NHL or to send him back to junior.
“He’s a special player, can play any forward position,’’ Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said. “He is unselfish and makes other players better. He’s responsible defensively and competes each shift. He never takes one off. And he’s a wonderful kid. We’re in this for the long haul.’’
Crosby progressing … Parise possible for next week, Devils could offer arbitration … Varlamov to KHL? Audio of Recchi’s comments about Pacioretty’s injury
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Sidney Crosby has increased his intensity at practice, but management is taking the cautious approach. Teammates have said he has looked “mentally and physically sharp”. Crosby still needs to get medical clearance to take part in full practices. “Again, there’s no timetable for a progression from that standpoint,” Bylsma said. “He’s always in contact with the doctors, and his daily schedule is set in the morning.”
- Mark Everson of the NY Post: Zach Parise is expected to ask for medical clearance this week, with a possible return to the lineup late next week if all goes well. Parise will be a RFA after this season and a it’s likely the Devils will offer arbitration, which would eliminate the option a team signing him to an offer sheet. If he signed a one year deal, he’ll be a UFA after next season.
- Dmity Chesnokov via twitter: Capitals goalie Semyon Varlamov’s Russian agent said that Varlamov (a RFA) is considering offers from the KHL, “a few elite KHL clubs are interested in Semyon” and that he’s “is considering the possibility.”
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: Mark Recchi on 98.5 Sports Hub, “I believe they were trying to get Zdeno suspended & they embellished (Paciorettys concussion) a little bit”. Audio of Mark Recchi’s interview.
- David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail: The NHL reportedly asked the KHL for $2-3 million to have the Washington Capitals and NY Rangers play 2 exhibitions in Russia next year, the KHL said nyet. KHL president Alexander Medvedev said it was too much for them.
- Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Penguins forward Eric Tangradi, out since Feb. 11th with a concussion, practiced with the teams yesterday for the first time since the injury.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller was activated off the IR yesterday and backed up Ray Emery last night. There is a chance he starts tonight against Nashville.
- Allen Panzeri of the Ottawa Citizen: With all the changes and influx of young players in Ottawa, Cory Clouston might be auditioning still for next year, “I’m just trying to win hockey games,” he said Wednesday. “I’m trying to improve our team.” “I’m trying to help these young guys get better. I’m trying to help the older guys get better. I’m trying to create a team environment, to create a team atmosphere that’s conducive to moving the team forward.” Jason Spezza, Erik Karlsson, Marek Svatos, Craig Anderson and Milan Michalek should all be ready to go tonight.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets defenseman Anton Stralman is out for tonight’s game with a knee injury.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: An interesting trade by the Penguins [yesterday] considering Sidney Crosby has been out 7 weeks and has only rested. Looking like Crosby could be done for season.
- EJ Hradek via twitter: Hradek now thinks Richards will now go to the highest bidder, are thinking all season that he’d stay in Dallas. Hradek adds that he thinks the Kings will be in on Richards ‘big time.’
- Matthew Barnaby via twitter: With the new ownership taking over in Buffalo today, Barnaby would be surprised if they weren’t buyers.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Leafs have made some trade offers for defensemen, no names, and nothing close.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: McKenzie doesn’t think the Maple Leafs would be interested in Paul Stastny, but John-Michael Liles is the type of player they are interested in, nothing close though. Adrian Dater via twitter: Howard Berger on the radio saying Liles might be in play in Toronto. Raihan Hussain via twitter: Doug MacLean is reporting the Maple Leafs contacted the Avalanche about Liles, but the asking price is too high.
- Minnesota Wild: Wild center Mikko Koivu has a broken finger and is expected back before the end of the season.
- Sean Fitz-Gerald via twitter: Brian Burke on Clarke MacArthur, “we’re in the process of trying to sign him to a contract extension.” James Mirtle adds that he could be moved if they don’t get an extension done.
- Rob Rossi via twitter: Eric Tangradi could be made available by the Penguins.