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Posts Tagged Evgeni Malkin
- Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette: Canadiens Max Pacioretty and Brian Gionta skated yesterday and traveled with the team. Coach Michel Therrien said they were day-to-day and could play today.
- Rachael Blount of the Star Tribune: Wild coach Mike Yeo said he isn’t afraid to break up their top line of Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu and Charlie Coyle.
“If we think (splitting up the top line) is what we need, then that’s something we would be willing to do, for sure,’’ Yeo said. “Again, we’re coming home. It’s a little bit of a different situation now. … I think because we played one game that wasn’t good, I don’t think we need to reinvent the wheel here.’’
Goalie Niklas Backstron (lower-body) practiced yesterday but it’s not known if he’ll be able to go in Game 3. No new updates for Jason Pominville (head injury) and Clayton Stoner (upper body).
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Penguins winger James Neal is unlikely to play due to his ankle injury. Jussi Jokinen will likely join Evgeni Malkin and Jarome Iginla.
- Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News: Gleason wouldn’t be surprised if Sabres winger Thomas Vanek ended up taking less money to play in Minnesota when his contract expires after next season. They will be contenders, he already has tons of money and he spends there offseasons there as his wife is from the state.
- Alex Seren Rosso: Russian press are saying that KHL Traktor will make LA Kings Slava Voynov a “can’t refuse offer” this summer.
- Joe Haggerty: Bruins Nathan Horton won’t travel with the team due to an upper-body injury he sustained in the fight with Jarome Iginla.
- Ian Mendes: Unlikely that Senators Erik Karlsson is in the lineup tonight.
- Will DePaoli: Penguins Kris Letang and Marc-Andre Fleury won’t be in the Penguins lineup tonight. Pittsburgh Penguins: Letang has foot poisoning. Beau Bennett has an upper-body injury. Fleury’s wife is expecting. Sidney Crosby, James Neal, Paul Martin and Evgeni Malkin all skated today.
- Kirk Penton: Jets Evander Kane didn’t skate this morning.
- Joanne Ireland: Oilers Magnus Paajarvi was hit in the foot with a shot against the Avalanche, and won’t be in the lineup. Eric Belanger will be in the lineup. Ryan Whitney will also play.
- Jim Jamieson: Canucks lines: Sedins-Burrows; Higgins-Roy-Kesler; Weise-Ebbett-Kassian; Raymond-Lapierre-Hansen.
- Kevin Kurz: Sharks defensive pairings: Vlasic/Stuart, Hannan/Boyle, Irwin/Braun.
- Bruce Garrioch: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators tonight.
- John Vogl: Jhonas Enroth will start in net for the Sabres.
- Dave Molinari: Tomas Vokoun will start in net for the Penguins.
- Joanne Ireland: Nikolai Khabibulin will be in net for the Oilers.
- Jim Jamieson: Cory Schneider will start in net for the Canucks.
- Eric Stephens: Viktor Fasth will start in net for the for the Ducks.
- Michael Russo: Niklas Backstrom will start in net for the Wild.
- Chris Kuc: Corey Crawford will start in net for the Blackhawks.
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Penguins Evgeni Malkin (shoulder) is practicing with the team. Sidney Crosby, James Neal and Paul Martin have been skating with their strength coach. It is possible that none of the above players return to the lineup before the end of the regular season.
“There’s going to be no thought of rushing those players back to get an opportunity to play that game before the playoffs,” he said.
- Andy Strickland: Blues T.J. Oshie said he hopes to be able return for the first game of the playoffs.
- Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom left last night’s game in the third period after taking a Mike Green slapshot off his left arm.
“It caught him in the arm,” Green said. “He’s all right but definitely gave him a bruise. So I hope everything’s okay with him.”
- Tracey Myers: Blackhawks Patrick Sharp is out tonight. He hopes to be able to get into a few games before the playoffs start.
- Colleeen Kane (Chicago Tribune): Blackhawks Ray Emery is out tonight with a lower-body injury. He’s day-to-day.
- Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: Avalanche’s Semyon Varlamov and Milan Hejduk will return to the lineup tonight. Defenseman Erik Johnson and Ryan Wilson are still out.
- Adrian Dater: Avalanche prospect Joey Hishon, who just returned after missing two years with a concussion, does have a head injury. They are not saying that it’s another concussion, just that it’s a head injury.
- Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe: Bruins Patrice Bergeron was ready to return the lineup last night, but the game was obviously postponed. He’ll skate today and likely make his return on Wednesday against the Sabres.
“Just making sure we’re all on the same page,’’ said coach Claude Julien, noting that club doctors and trainers still had to sign off on Bergeron’s return. “He’s been feeling a lot better for the last few days, seems to be doing extremely well. But when you’ve been through what Patrice has been through, we’re always going to make sure we’re extra safe with him.’’
Brad Marchand has skated the last two days. The next step for him will be contact drills, which will likely happen later this week. If all goes well, he could get in 2-3 games next week.
- Chris Nichols: The Penguins say that James Neal (concussion) is symptom-free. Evgeni Malkin is day-to-day with an upper body injury.
- Jonas Siegel: Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said that Carl Gunnarsson was banged up last night. He skated in the warmup, but didn’t feel good enough to go.
- Tom Gulitti: Ilya Kovalchuk said yesterday that he needs “a few more days” for his shoulder to gain more strength. He doesn’t think he’ll travel with the team on Sunday to Toronto on Monday night.
- Chris Nichols: Flames winger Alex Tanguay will be out four to six weeks with a grade two MCL sprain.
- Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers Ales Hemsky will miss at least two more of the teams remaining seven games with a foot injury. The team asked Hemsky not to give details of the injury. He’ll have another MRI later this week.
- Josh Yohe: Penguins Evgeni Malkin was a late scratch due to an upper-body injury. The Penguins confirm the injury is ”100 percent not related to sunburn.”
- Lou Korac: Blues TJ Oshie is close to returning. They didn’t skate yesterday, but skated well in previous days.
- Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: Patrice Bergeron could return to the Bruins lineup as early as Monday against the Senators. Bergeron missed his sixth straight game yesterday due to a concussion.
“There’s no limitations anymore,” Bergeron said. “I can initiate contact and take contact and practice, obviously. Teammates always take it easy on you. But I feel fine. It’s good news that I’m cleared for that.”
From twitter unless noted otherwise
- Josh Yohe: Evgeni Malkin sounds like he’ll be playing tonight. Pittsburgh Penguins: Malkin and Marc-Andre Fleury are game-time decisions. Tomas Vokoun will start.
- Will DePaoli: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma expects to keep Kunitz, Crosby and Dupuis together.
- Jonas Siegel: Maple Leafs Leo Komarov out skating this morning. He was expected to be out 7-10 days, been 7 days now.
- Jonas Siegel: Clarke MacArthur (upper-body) didn’t skate this morning and appears that he won’t be in the Leafs lineup tonight.
- Mark Masters: Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said that John-Michael Liles is available and they could go with 7 defenseman.
- Brent Wallace: Senators coach Paul MacLean doesn’t foresee Craig Anderson on Saturday, but he will travel with the team on their road trip.
- John Glennon: Predators Paul Gaustad is “getting very close” according to Barry Trotz.
- Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski looks to be back in the lineup after a 14 game absence.
- Katie Carrera: Capitals lines: Johansson-Backstrom-Ovechkin; Laich-Ribeiro-Brouwer; Chimera-Perreault-Ward; Hendricks-Beagle-Wolski.
- David Alter: James Reimer will start in net for the Maple Leafs.
- George Richards: Jacob Markstrom will start in net for the Panthers.
- Gene Principe: Nikolai Khabibulin will start in net for the Oilers.
- Jeff Rimer: Sergei Bobrovsky will start in net for the Blue Jackets.
- Mark Lazerus: Ray Emery will start in net for the Blackhawks.
From twitter unless noted otherwise
- Joe McDonald of ESPN: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli this morning on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s,
“I can tell you this: I’m not trading Malcolm Subban,” Chiarelli said. “He’s young. He’s a very good goalie prospect and I see him in our future and being a big part of our future. We’ve got some goalie depth, but I’m telling you I’m not trading Malcolm Subban. There are other players, and we’ve got a fairly well-stocked cupboard of prospects, but I’m not trading Malcolm Subban.”
Chiarelli said that it’s “two to three years” or “might be sooner” that Subban would ready to play in the NHL.
- Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: Mark Streit would be the perfect player for the top of the Bruins wish list for defenseman. Keith Yandle would also be nice, but it would take a huge package to get him. Jay Bouwmeester and Dan Boylewould be nice, but they have big money for next season. Oilers Ryan Whitney is an intriguing name.
“Whitney doesn’t skate as well he as he did prior to having some foot problems, but he can still play in this league,” said one talent evaluator that’s watched him play. “He can make every pass in the book and he’ll produce offense if he’s in a lineup like the Bruins.
“He could be a good fit there, but it all depends on if Claude [Julien] and [Peter] Chiarelli like him as a player.”
The Oilers did have scouts at two recent Bruins games. There are rumors that Hemsky could be one of the Bruins backup plans if they don’t land Iginla.
- Jim Matheson: Teams are keeping eye on Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin at the trade deadline.
- Nick Cotsonika: (Thinking out loud) – What if the Penguins brought Steve Sullivan back to play with Evgeni Malkin and moved Brenden Morrow to the left side of Sutter?
- Jimmy Murphy: Murphy thinks the Bruins need a top-four defenseman just much, if not more, than a top-six or nine forward.
- Howard Berger: Berger has a hunch that the Maple Leafs are quietly asking teams about Phil Kessel before the trade deadline, but otherwise will only make minor adjustments. Kessel is their only hope for a blockbuster deal.
- Lisa Dillman of the LA Times: With the salary cap going down next season, it may be part of the reason Jarome Iginla doesn’t fit. The Kings have 8 restricted free agents. The price to acquire him just as a rental appears to be too high.
Quick Hits: Waivers, Canes, Canucks. Vanek, Pens, Sharp, Dubinsky, Clowe, Oshie, Hossa, Sens and Starters
- Darren Dreger via twitter: On waivers today: Jeff Halpern (NYR), Joey Crabb (WSH), Zach Boychuk (CAR) and Brian Lee (TB).
- Michael Smith via twitter: Hurricanes goalie Dan Ellis took 17 stitches for a cut that just missed his MCL. Bob McKenzie via twitter: He’s expected to miss a week or two.
- Jason Botchford via twitter: Canucks David Booth will have surgery. There is a chance he’s able to get back for the playoffs.
- Dave Molinari via twitter: Penguins Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang won’t play.
- Tracey Myers via twitter: Blackhawks Patrick Sharp skated before practice but is still a week or two away from returning.
- Jeff Rimer via twitter: Blue Jackets Brandon Dubinsky won’t play tonight against the Flames.
- Kevin Kurz via twitter: Sharks Ryane Clowe won’t play tomorrow, but hopes to be back on Monday.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: It’s looking like Blues T.J. Oshie could be ready to return to the lineup tomorrow.
- Tim Sassone via twitter: Marian Hossa is not at the Blackhawks practice today.
- Brent Wallace via twitter: Senators Sergei Gonchar didn’t practice this morning. Ian Mendes via twitter: Gonchar should be taking the pre-game skate tomorrow and determining from that if he’ll be in the lineup.
- Brent Wallace via twitter: Senators defenseman Marc Methot said he should be ready to go tomorrow.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: Viktor Fasth will start in net for the Ducks against the Red Wings.
- Dave Molinari via twitter: Tomas Vokoun will start in net for the Penguins.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Sergei Bobrovsky will start in net for the Blue Jackets against the Flames.
- Brent Wallace via twitter: Robin Lehner will start in net tomorrow for the Senators.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Mattieu Garon will likely get both starts this weekend according to coach Guy Boucher.
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.
- Fan 590 Audio: Corey Perry interview on Hockey Central @ Noon.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: “Does the Corey Perry deal mean the squeeze on the NHL’s middle class is on until the cap goes up? Short answer: Yup. Best will get cash.”
- Mike Johnston of Sportsnet: Lightning center Vincent Lecavalier has a broken bone in his left foot. He’s been on the IR since last Thursday. There is no date set for his return.
- Mike Heika via twitter: The Stars have recalled goalie Jack Campbell from the AHL and assigned Richard Bachman.
- Dave Molinari via twitter: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma confirms that Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang won’t be in the lineup tonight.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators Milan Michalek had knee surgery and will be out a month.
- Ken Wiebe via twitter: Jets Tobias Enstrom said there is still no timetable for his return. Hopes to be back soon. He hasn’t had any setbacks since getting back on the ice.
- Josh Cooper via twitter: Predators coach Barry Trotz on whether Sergei Kostitsyn would be in the lineup: ”Absolutely not.”
Katie Carrera via twitter: (H/T to Bobby Foster) Capitals Brooks Laich will make his season debut tonight against the Penguins. Laich has been out with groin injury.
“I’m not trying to get things out of proportion here. I’m focusing on winning a hockey game,” Laich said. “I just want to make a seamless transition to be part ofF
- Rob Rossi and Josh Yohe of the Tribune-Review: Penguins Evgeni Malkin skated again yesterday but is uncertain for tomorrow night. He’s missed the last five games with an upper-body injury.
- Josh Yohe via twitter: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang left yesterday’s game in the first period and didn’t return. He’ll have his lower-body injury re-evaluated.
- Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald: Flames center Mikael Backlund broke a bone in his foot after blocking a shot from Kevin Klein.
- Ken Wiebe via twitter: Jets coach Claude Noel said there’s no update on defenseman Tobias Enstrom, he’s ”still a ways away.”
- Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times: Capitals defenseman Mike Green could return from his groin injury within the next week. He’ll travel with the team on their road trip to Pittsburgh, Winnipeg and New York. Defenseman Tomas Kundratek had a MRI on his knee on Friday and it’s not known if he’ll travel with the team. Defenseman John Erskine still hasn’t skated and there is no timetable for his return. Forward Brooks Laich is getting very close to returning.
- Kevin Kurz via twitter: Sharks winger Ryane Clowe has a shoulder injury and his status for tomorrow is uncertain.
- Josh Cooper via twitter: Predators defenseman Scott Hannan left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
- Katie Strang via twitter: Islanders forward David Ullstrom will be out for 3 to 4 weeks with a groin injury.
- Josh Yohe via twitter: Penguins Evgeni Malkin will be out tomorrow.
- David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul has been cleared for contact. Coach Randy Carlyle said he’s available and they have a decision to make. Mark Masters via twitter: Lupul said he’s ready to play tomorrow.
- John Vogl via twitter: Sabres lines: Ott-Ennis-Leino (new), plus Vanek-Hodgson-Pominville, Foligno-Porter-Flynn, Gerbe-Hecht-Stafford, and Scott-Grigorenko-Kaleta.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators lines: Latendresse-Smith-Alfredsson; Greening-Turris-Silfverberg; Condra-Zibanejad-Neil and Kassian-O’Brien-Daugavins.
- David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel, MacArthur-Grabovski-Frattin, Lupul-Kadri-Kulemin, McLaren-Steckel-Orr-Komarov-McClement.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Ponikarovsky-Loktionov-Kovalchuk; Elias-Henrique-Bernier; Carter-Zajac-Clarkson; Barch-Gionta-Kostopoulos. Extra: Matteau.
- John Lu via twitter: Canadiens lines: Ryder – Plekanec – Gionta; Pacioretty – Desharnais – Gallagher; Galchenyuk – Eller – Dumont;Moen – White – Armstrong.
- Roger Millions via twitter: Flames lines: Lines-Tanguay Cammalleri Iginla -Glencross Stajan Stempniak-Hudler Backlund Comeau-Jackman Begin McGrattan
- Roger Millions via twitter: Miikka Kiprusoff will be in the net for the Flames against the Red Wings.
- Wayne Scanlan via twitter: Ben Bishop will be in net for the Senators against the Sabres.