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Posts Tagged Evgeni Nabokov
Morning Hits: Stalberg, Ribeiro, Hendricks, Clarkson, Elias, Nabokov, Streit, Boyes, Cervenka and the Blues
- Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times: Blackhawks made winger Viktor Stalberg a scratch last night and coach Joel Quenneville wouldn’t give details as to the reason. A source said that Stalberg was at odds with the coaches about his roll in round one. He only received 58 seconds total of power play time in the first three games of round one, despite averaging 2:11 per game during the regular season. He only recorded two power play assists all season.
“I had a conversation with him,” Quenneville said. “He knows how it stands, what the situation is. We’ll leave it at that.”
Quenneville on if Stalberg could work his way back into the lineup.
“Absolutely,” he said. “Things change in our business quickly, whether it’s health or decisions based on play. We’ll visit as things go along.”
- Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times: Capitals UFA second line center, Mike Ribeiro (33), is looking for a four or five year deal.
“I don’t see myself getting worse,” Ribeiro said. “It can only get better. I can be out there. I can work out more. There’s a lot of room there to improve and, you know, that’s why I don’t think I should have less than four or five years.”
Capitals Matt Hendricks is also looking for a long term deal.
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello has held talks with UFA David Clarkson, but nothing with regards to Patrik Elias. No financial discussions have taken place with Clarkson though.
“We’ll continue to work on it. We’ve certainly started the process, but until (contracts) are complete there is nothing done,” Lamoriello said [yesterday].
- Zach Braziller of the NY Post: Islanders UFAs Evgeni Nabokov, Mark Streit and Brad Boyes all hope to return next season. Nabokov’s agent spoke with GM Garth Snow about four weeks ago, but nothing since then.
“I think Garth will make his decision,” Nabokov said. “I told him I would like to stay, but we were fighting for the playoffs and nothing was going on. Now we have to see.”
- Wes Gilbertson: Flames center Roman Cervenka signed a three year contract to return to the KHL. Dmitry Chesnokov: SKA acquired Cervenka’s rights from HC Lev for two players, then signed him.
- John Shannon: The NHL has announced that there will be two games at Yankee Stadium next Jan. 26th and 29th. The Devils will play the Rangers on the 26th and Islanders will play the Rangers on the 29th, with the Rangers being the away team for both games.
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk maxed out their player bonuses again this season. Pietrangelo reached his A-Level bonuses for assists, ice time, blocked shots, and points.
The are several categories a D-man can earn team bonuses including goals (10), assists (25), points (40), ice time (among top 4 on team), +/- (top 3 on team among D-men), blocked shots (among top 2 D-men on team), points per game (0.49 points per game). Obviously these numbers are pro-rated this season to reflect the 48 game season.
Strickland thinks the last thing the GM Doug Armstrong needs to do is to overreact to negative things surrounding the Blues. They need to find the right balance of offense and defense. Many of their players were drafted high due to their offensive ability, and they need to utilize their instincts and playmaking ability more often. Being too conservative against the Kings may have been one of their downfalls.
- Mike Keenan: Will coach Magnitogorsk of the KHL next season.
- Craig Custance: Teemu Selanne after last night’s game: “I don’t really have to play but this has been so much fun. I just have to decide when it’s time.”
- Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: Wild GM Chuck Fletcher on head coach Mike Yeo.
“He’s our coach, he’s our coach,” Fletcher said by phone this morning.
Yeo will return for his third year. The Wild will also have decisions on UFA Niklas Backstrom.
“Like anybody pending unrestricted free agency, they’re going to have a vote in the matter too. We’ll sit down and talk with all of them and see whether they want to be here and what they’re looking to do and see what fits. That’s what the next two months will be about. We’ll obviously have to make some decision, but before, we have to break down our year and see where we need to put the money the most.”
No decision has been made if they’d buyout Dany Heatley or anyone else.
- Jeremy Rutherford: Blues GM Doug Armstrong said their goaltending situation is “cloudy” with Jaroslav Halak, Brian Elliott and Jake Allen.
- Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: Multiple sources have said that Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak and coach Ken Hitchcock “had a heated disagreement outside the club’s locker room” in the morning before Game 4. Halak was late for a meeting, then vented about lack of ice during the season. Halak was unhappy about not getting into the last game of the season after returning from a groin injury. Halak’s unhappiness was noted by the organization as early as Game 1, as he wasn’t giving full effort during their morning skate. He has only one year left on his deal with a $4.5 million salary and $3.75 million cap hit. Brian Elliott has one year left with a $1.9 million salary and $1.8 million salary cap hit. Jake Allen will be a RFA after this season.
- Arthur Staple of Newsday: Both Travis Hamonic and Josh Bailey (RFAs) are almost certain to return, but UFAs Mark Streit and Evgeni Nabokov and are not as certain. Streit is looking for a three year deal worth around $16 million. UFA Brad Boyes could be back, but only if he’s looking for a reasonable number.
- Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: On what the Flyers could do come draft day. The Flyers could use a cornerstone defenseman. Many mocks have them targeting a tough Dman, either Rasmus Ristolainen or Darnell Nurse. With the 11th pick, GM Paul Holmgren is “confident” they’ll get a good player.
Roster and Goalie Notes: Greene, Nikitin, Blackhawks, Stars, Blues, Islanders, Devils, Flyers and Lightning
- James Mirtle: The Kings have activated defenseman Matt Greene.
- Aaron Portzline: Blue Jackets defenseman Nikita Nikitin is out, David Savard is in.
- Tracey Myers: Blackhawks lines: Saad-Toews-Hossa, Carcillo-Bolland-Kane, Bickell-Shaw-Stalberg, Handzus-Kruger-Frolik.
- Mike Heika: Stars lines: Whitney-Benn-Eriksson. Smith-Eakin-Garbutt. Nystrom-Fiddler-Cole. Roussel-Wandell-Fraser
- Lou Korac: Brian Elliott will start in net for the the Blues against the Coyotes.
- Arthur Staple: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders tonight.
- Sam Carchidi: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils against Ilya Bryzgalov and the Flyers.
- Erik Erlendsson: Ben Bishop will start in net for the Lightning.
Roster Notes and Goalies: Cowen, Kuba, Oshie, Staal, Pens, Oilers, Lightning, Rangers, Hurricanes, Panthers and Islanders
- Brent Wallace: Senators defenseman Jared Cowen will be in the lineup tonight.
- George Richards: Panthers defenseman Filip Kuba is out tonight.
- Lou Korac: Blues TJ Oshie didn’t practice today.
- Steve Zipay: Rangers defenseman Marc Staal skated with a non-contract jersey.
- Shelly Anderson: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Jokinen-Iginla, Morrow-Dupuis-Bennett, Cooke-Sutter-Kennedy, Glass-Vitale-Adams.
- Dan Tencer: Oilers lines: Hall-Gagner-Yakupov, Paajarvi-RNH-Jones, Lander-Horcoff-Hartikainen and Petrell-Smyth-Brown.
- Erik Erlendsson: Lightning lines: Killorn-Stamkos-St Louis; Pouliot-Lecavalier-Malone; Labrie-Panik-Purcell; Crombeen-Thompson-Tyrell
- Steve Zipay: Henrik Lundqvist will start in net for the Rangers tonight.
- Chip Alexander: Justin Peters will start in net for the Hurricanes tonight.
- Steve Goldstein: Jacob Markstrom will start in net for the Panthers against Evgeni Nabokov and the Islanders tonight.
NHL Rumors VII: Kiprusoff, Yandle, Miller, Vanek, Smith, Nabokov, Bruins, Bishop, Stafford, Pominville, Luongo and Ducks
- Bob McKenzie: As per Dreger, Miikka Kiprusoff struggling with moving and expects to remain with the Flames and may retire at the end of the year.
- Nick Kypreos: The Coyotes are asking for significant pieces back for Keith Yandle if they were to move him. David Pagnotta: If the Flyers want Yandle, it would cost them Sean Couturier plus more. The Red Wings and Blackhawks have shown interest in Yandle. Sam Carchidi: Yandle has 3 years and a $5.25 million cap hit. Flyers could fit him in by moving players to LTIR. Elliotte Friedman: Price is two impact forwards. One who could be a No. 1 center. Won’t be traded unless get a deal they can’t refuse.
- David Pagnotta: “Would the Sabres trade Ryan Miller? Yes. Would they move Thomas Vanek? Yes. Are deals likely to go down today? No… unless someone steps up”
- John Vogl: Source on Thomas Vanek: ”I would be very surprised if he gets traded.”
- Pierre LeBrun: Coyotes unlikely to trade Mike Smith. They still want to re-sign him, today or at a later date.
- Arthur Staple: Source saying the Islanders are after Blackhawks Brandon Saad. Cost would be high. Craig Custance: Has been told that the Blackhawks wouldn’t consider trading Saad.
- Terry Jones: Jones disagrees that the Oilers won’t do anything.
- Arthur Staple: The Islanders and Evgeni Nabokov continue contract talks, but nothing is imminent. They won’t move him.
- Renaud Lavoie: Will be interesting to see what the Bruins do if Patrice Bergeron is injured.
- Bruce Garrioch: 6 teams that are interested in Ben Bishop: Oilers, Flyers, Flames, Coyotes, Lightning and Hurricanes. Bob McKenzie: The Coyotes are one of five teams interested in Bishop. Greater than 50% chance that he traded today.
- Bruce Garrioch: 3 or 4 teams are interested in Sabres Drew Stafford.
- David Pagnotta: The Wild, Blue Jackets, Kings and Red Wings are among the teams interested in Sabres Jason Pominville. The Blue Jackets are the only team of the four that would trade a 1st. (Blue Jackets have Kings 1st and would move it)
- Pierre LeBrun: If Sharks do anything, could add veteran depth.
- Arash Madani: Leafs GM Dave Nonis on adding a goaltender: ”At this point we’re not any closer to a trade in that area than we were a day ago.” … ”We’re not selling. That’s our position right now.”
- L.A. Lariviere: Roberto Luongo hasn’t submitted a list of teams.
- Eric Stephens: Ducks are working trades, but won’t overpay. Unlikely to move their 1st or 2nd for a center/forward.
- John Shannon: Penguins GM Ray Shero said he may not be done trading: ”Depth on the 4th line..or a winger for the 2nd line,you never know.”
- Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: The Flyers were linked to the Sharks Dan Boyle after they scouted a Sharks-Wild game. It appears though that they wanted a close look at Brent Burns, among others. It will be interesting to see how the Flyers address their defense, as the upcoming free agent class isn’t that great. Ladislav Smid may be the best, and the Oilers are trying to re-sign him. It makes sense that the Sharks could be interested in moving Burns and his 5 years, $28.8 million deal that he signed before this season. He has a $5.76 million salary cap hit and has been “unmitigated disaster on defense since arriving.”
- Jimmy Murphy: Source said that Bruins Nathan Horton wants to stay with the Bruins, but it could be his last chance to get a big deal.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli,
“I certainly don’t gauge our strategy on what other teams are doing, but Pittsburgh is a very good team and they’ve made themselves better,” Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli told ESPN.com Tuesday morning. “It doesn’t accelerate anything, you can’t force anything; you try to find a fit and you try to improve your team. The Penguins made themselves better, we’ll see in the coming week in a bit how other teams make themselves better, and we plan on doing the same thing.”
Jarome Iginla could cost them a first-round pick and two young assets, a big price and LeBrun thinks Bruins would pay it. Other possibilities include Ryane Clowe and Jaromir Jagr.
Mike Smith remains unsigned in Phoenix. Both sides are talking, but the uncertainty of ownership might be holding things back. What would the Coyotes do if teams come calling on April 3rd?
The Devils and David Clarkson’s camp haven’t talked at all about a contract extension this year. GM Lou Lamoriello said teams should know better to not call about him as he’s not available. Teams like the Oilers, Canadiens, Maple Leafs and Wild would definitely be interested in a player like Clarkson.
- Arthur Staple of Newsday: The Islanders are going to try to re-sign Mark Streit, Evgeni Nabokov and Lubomir Visnovsky. They won’t trade for a rental. They will not dismantle or start over. They will likely wait until the summer to make moves.
- Michael Smith via twitter: Hurricanes lines: Tlusty-E.Staal-Semin, Skinner-J. Staal-LaRose, Ruutu-Nash-Dwyer, Westgarth-Brent-Hall.
- Elliott Pap: Canucks defenseman Alex Edler is in for Cam Barker.
- Dave Isaac: Ilya Bryzgalov will start in net for the Flyers.
- Arthur Staple: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders.
- James Mirtle: Looking like Ben Scrivens will start in net for the Maple Leafs.
- James Mirtle: Looks like Jacob Markstrom will start in net for the Panthers.
- Lou Korac: Jake Allen will start in net for the Blues.
- Farhan Lalji: Cory Schneider will start in net for the Canucks.
- Aaron Portzline: Sergei Bobrovsky will start in next for the Blue Jackets.
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Top five Eastern Conference players that could be available: Marian Gaborik, Mark Streit, Mike Ribeiro, Jason Pominville and Robyn Regehr.
Team Trade Deadline Outlooks
Boston Bruins – The Bruins have the cap room and are looking to bring in an impact forward. They’ll go after Brenden Morrow or Jarome Iginla.
Buffalo Sabres – If GM Darcy Regier is going to be in charge of the rebuild, he’s got a lot of work to do. The word is they want to trade captain Jason Pominville. Drew Stafford and Ryan Miller will be mentioned in trade talk.
Carolina Hurricanes - There is talk they may talk to the Senators about Ben Bishop. They were looking to add a defenseman. Both Joe Corvo and Jamie McBain are available.
Florida Panthers – GM Dale Tallon is ready to sell, but they’ve been hit with injuries. Tomas Fleischmann is available. Jose Theodore could bring a team some goalie depth.
Montreal Canadiens – They would like to add a veteran defenseman and maybe Ryane Clowe. The Canadiens could use a little more grit.
New Jersey Devils – GM Lou Lamoriello has been looking for a top-six forward. They don’t have a lot to trade, and with the NHL in New Jersey this year, they may not want to trade their first round pick.
New York Islanders – GM Garth Snow has trade assets in Mark Streit, Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov. They would like to re-sign all three. Streit is being coveted by several teams.
New York Rangers – They’ve been trying to do something for weeks. They’ve dangled Marian Gaborik. John Tortorella could be in trouble if they miss the playoffs.
Ottawa Senators – GM Bryan Murray may look to add a top-six forward. Matt Cullen would be an option. Players that could be traded are Peter Regin, Colin Greening and Ben Bishop.
Philadelphia Flyers – They’ve held talks with the Flames about Jay Bouwmeester. Some wonder if they would dangle Sean Couturier because he could help land a Pronger replacement.
Pittsburgh Penguins – The Penguins would like to add one more scorer. Iginla could be a fit. A shut-down defenseman would be a nice addition too.
Tampa Bay Lightning – Anyone but Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman could be had at the right price. It may be more of a quick re-tooling compared to a Yzerman trying to unload players. Martin St. Louis is a possibility.
Toronto Maple Leafs – Garrioch wonders if the Leafs will finally go after a goalie as James Reimer and Ben Scrivens have come back to earth. They’ve been linked to Jonathan Bernier and Roberto Luongo.
Washington Capitals – Mike Ribeiro, Troy Brouwer, Jason Chimera and Joel Ward are available.
Winnipeg Jets – They were trying to trade Ron Hainsey, but he’s been valuable and playing big minutes. Alex Burmistrov has been in the doghouse. They may be looking to add over looking to sell.
Lines and Goalies: Leafs, Devils, Capitals, Oilers, Islanders, Sabres, Panthers, Senators and Penguins
- Mark Masters via twitter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel; MacArthur-Grabovski-Frattin; Lupul-Kadri-Kulemin; Komarov-McClement-Orr; McLaren. Defensive pairings: Gunnarsson-Phaneuf; Fraser-Franson; Liles-Holzer.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Ponikarovsky-Henrique-Kovalchuk; Pesonen-Elias-Clarkson; Carter-Zajac-Bernier: Barch-Gionta-Kostopoulos. Defensive pairings: Salvador-Zidlicky: Greene-Harrold: Volchenkov-Larsson.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals lines: Johansson-Backstrom-Ovechkin; Fehr-Ribeiro-Brouwer; Chimera-Perreault-Ward; Laich-Beagle-Hendricks.
- Edmonton Oilers via twitter: Oilers lines: Hall-Horcoff-Hemsky, Paajarvi-Gagner-Yakupov, Jones/Hartikainen-RNH-Eberle, Brown-Smyth-Petrell.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders.
- Mike Harrington via twitter: Jhonas Enroth will start in net for the Sabres tonight.
- Steve Goldstein via twitter: Jacob Markstrom will start in net for the Panthers against the Hurricanes.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Ben Bishop will start in net for the Senators tonight.
- Dave Molinari via twitter: Marc-Andre Fleury will start in net for the Penguins.
- Mike Morreale via twitter: Johan Hedberg will start in net for the Devils. Martin Brodeur will back him up.
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: The Canucks are bringing their entire scouting staff to the GM meetings in Toronto on Wednesday.Teams like the Canucks (looking for centres), Philadelphia (defencemen), Rangers (a defenceman and depth forwards) and Nashville (offence) are looking to make a move before the April 3rd trade deadline.Teams will wait to see if Jarome Iginla becomes available.
Teams are chasing: Ryane Clowe, Brenden Morrow, Robyn Regehr and Nate Thompson.
Filip Kuba makes sense for the Rangers, but he’s owed $4 million next season.
Derek Roy and Brenden Morrow have been mentioned in Dallas, but don’t forget about Jaromir Jagr.
The Hurricanes plan on re-signing Alex Semin.
Teams may be nervous about Clowe. Was he more injured than was let on? He left Saturday’s game with a shoulder injury.
Sabres GM Darcy Regier is extremely cautious and intensely thinks things through before reacting. Friedman guesses that he won’t blow it up, but may make one big move and get a significant return back. Can’t see him moving all of Ryan Miller, Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville.
The Leafs won’t make a move that will jeopordize their playoff chances.
The Flames assistant GM John Weisbrod has chased Flyers winger Matt Read for years.
Blues GM Doug Armstrong on RFA defenseman Alex Pietrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk, ”You sign bad contracts when you sign contracts out of fear. We have stable ownership. We’ll match any offer sheet…We will get them signed at contracts everyone is comfortable with.” Armstrong added that “we’ve yet to see an offer sheet work with top-end players.”
The Blues also have RFAs Chris Stewart and Patrick Berglund.
Former CEO of AEG, Tim Leiweke, may be interested in being the CEO of MLSE.
Friedman is starting to think that Oilers Ryan Whitney may not be going anywhere.
- Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun: If the Jets were to make a move, GM Kevin Cheveldayoff may look to acquire:
“I’d love to be able to acquire something that could inspire some more scoring for us,” Cheveldayoff said. “Our left side with Ladd and Kane has played well. Wheeler on the right side has played well. And the guys that have been auditioning up and down the lineup on the right side, you’ve seen some good things and you’ve seen some times where you wish you had more.”
“There’s a long line,” Cheveldayoff conceded. “But we’ve positioned ourselves well. We do have the assets that if the right deal comes along we can pounce on it.”
If the Jets are out the playoff hunt, they could dangle UFAs Ron Hainsey and Nik Antropov.
- Ken Wiebe via twitter: It’s possible that the Jets could trade defenseman Ron Hainsey before the trade deadline if the price is right, but it’s far from certain that they will.
- Arthur Staple of Newsday: The Islanders began preliminary talks with defenseman Mark Streit last month. Sources are saying the Islanders will begin talks with Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov shortly. The 37-year old Nabokov has no plans to retire after the season.
“I’m enjoying it, I want to continue to play,” the 37-year-old goaltender said. “And I feel the same as last year — I like the guys here, I like the direction of the team. When the time will come, we will definitely talk [about next season].”
Despite not reporting to the Islanders right away this season, he did say on Friday that he’s willing to listen to an offer.
“Sure, why not? I’m open for anything,” he said. “Next year is far off, and right now I’m thinking about the next game here, this team here. I was never thinking about the [trade] deadline. I’m playing for the Islanders and I’m happy here.”
Indications are that the Islanders would like to extend Brad Boyes as well.
Lines and Starting Goalies: Devils, Jets, Hurricanes, Lightning, Bruins, Jackets, Isles, Rangers, Kings, Sabres and Blues
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Ponikarovsky-Zajac-Kovlachuk; Elias-Henrique-Clarkson; Matteau-Loktionov-Bernier; Carter-Gionta-Kostopoulos. Barch. Defensive pairings: Salvador-Volchenkov; Greene-Harrold; Tallinder-Zidlicky; Fayne-Larsson.
- Gary Lawless via twitter: Jets lines: Ladd-Little-Wheeler, Kane-Olli-Burm, Wright-Antro-Mittens, Tangradi-Slater-Welly
- Michael Smith via twitter: Justin Peters will start in net for the Hurricanes.
- Gary Lawless via twitter: Anders Lindback will start in net for the Lightning.
- Paul Hendrick via twitter: Anton Khudobin will start in net for the Bruins.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Sergei Bobrosky will start in net for the Blue Jackets.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Johan Hedberg will start in net for the Devils.
- NY Islanders via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders.
- Steve Zipay via twitter: Henrik Lundqvist will start in net for the Rangers.
- Lisa Dillman via twitter: Jonathan Quick will start in net for the Kings.
- Buffalo Sabres via twitter: Jhonas Enroth will start in net for the Sabres.
- Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: Jake Allen will start in net for the Blues.
Lines: Canes, Devils, Pens, Stars, and Avs … Goalies: Wings, Avs, Blues, Isles, Leafs, Devils, Sens and Lightning
- Michael Smith via twitter: Hurricanes lines: Tlusty-E. Staal-Semin, Skinner-J. Staal-LaRose, Jokinen-Nash-Dwyer, Dalpe/Bowman /Brent/Westgarth/Wallace. Defensive pairings: Harrison-Faulk, Corvo-McBain, Gleason-Sanguinetti.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Henrique-Loktionov-Kovalchuk; Elias-Zajac-Clarkson; Ponikarovsky-Gionta-Bernier; Matteau-Sestito-Butler. Defensive pairings: Salvador-Zidlicky; Greene-Larsson; Tallinder-Fayne.
- Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Neal Bennett-Sutter-Dupuis Cooke-Jeffrey-Kennedy Glass-Vitale-Adams. Defensive pairings: Orpik-Martin Niskanen-Letang Engelland-Bortuzzo Eaton-Despres.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Stars lines: Morrow-Benn-Jagr; Roussel-Roy-Eriksson; Smith-Eakin-Cole; Nystrom-Fiddler-Garbutt. Defensive pairings: Dillon-Robidas; Benn-Daley; Goligoski-Oleksiak.
- Roger Millions via twitter: Avalanche’s morning lines: McGinn Mitchell Palushaj-Landeskog Stastny hejduk-McLeod Olver Jones -Bordeleau kobasew Palushaj. Defensive pairings: O’Byrne. Hunwick-Barrie Hejda-Zanon O’Brien.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Jonas Gustavsson is expected to get his first start for the Red Wings tonight.
- Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: Semyon Varlamov will start in net for the Avs against the Flames.
- Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: Jaroslav Halak will start in net for the Blues tonight.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders tonight against the Maple Leafs.
- Mark Masters via twitter: Looking like James Reimer will start in net for the Maple Leafs.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Johan Hedberg will start in net for the Devils.
- Don Brennan via twitter: Robin Lehner will start in net for the Senators.
- Katie Strang via twitter: Mathieu Garon will be in net for the Lightning tonight against the Rangers.