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Posts Tagged Jakub Voracek
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Rangers defenseman Marc Staal took a puck by his right eye after a Kimmo Timonen slapshot was deflected by Jakub Voracek. Staal doesn’t wear a shield. The Rangers didn’t release any information last night.
“I’m praying it’s not the worst,” Brian Boyle told The Post. “I said a couple of prayers [on the bench] when it happened.
“It’s scary. It makes you queasy. He’s a friend, not only a teammate.”
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossman left after the first period last night after suffering a hip flexor injury according to sources.
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Devils winger David Clarkson grew up in Toronto and it’s his favorite place to play. He’ll be a UFA at the end of the season and gets asked often if he’d consider signing with the Maple Leafs.
“You always have people who’ll ask you things and say things,” Clarkson said. “My focus is winning and doing what we did last year. I leave all that other stuff to (agent) Pat Morris. I just go out and play. Everything else is second to me. I want this team to be successful.
“My focus right now is right here (with the Devils). We’ve got to get this turned around. We have something special in here. I want to win. All those other things will fall into place in summertime.”
- Lou Korac via twitter: The Blues have recalled goalie Jake Allen from Peoria.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Scouting the Capitals-Bruins game: Ducks, Blue Jackets and Flyers.
- Luke DeCock via twitter: Scouting the Hurricanes-Sabres: Red Wings, Predators, Dallas, Penguins and Canucks.
Talks to resume Wed./Thurs … Frolunda get money for Lundqvist … Voracek injured … Bryzgalov thinks some will remain in KHL
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Looking like talks will resume on Wednesday or Thursday, but it’s not finalized yet. John Shannon via twitter: There was little or no contact between the NHL or NHLPA yesterday. NHL and NHLPA will talk today to finalize plans and agenda.
- Jeff Klein of the NY Times: Frolunda has been able to get about the $30,000 per month needed to sign hometown hero Henrik Lundqvist, according to Goteborge-Posten and other news outlets. Lundqvist’s agent said last night that there is “nothing to report.”
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: Jakub Voracek badly sprained his knee in a KHL game Saturday night. Voracek was telling HC Lev Praha teammates that it is worse that his agent is saying. The team is saying he’ll miss 4 weeks and will undergo more test this week.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Jonathan Ericsson signed to play with Vita Hasten in Sweden.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Radek Martinek left Ceske Budejovice for family reasons and is returning to New York.
- TSN: Ilya Bryzgalov thinks that some Russian players will not return to the NHL.
“(NHL) owners…they create this situation and they put themselves into this situation,” explained Bryzgalov. “Like I said before, they have to take responsibility for their own actions.
“If you watch what they did consistently, like saying: ‘It’s going to be (a) lockout. We’re not happy with the system, we can’t operate with the system that we had’…and (yet) they continued to sign the players during the negotiation process, signing the players to long-term contracts for big amounts.”
“I think some of the players may not return to the NHL because you have everything here and major companies are going to pay the top players here big money. And, especially for Russians players who can play at home in front of their own fans and families and [earn] even bigger money than they have in the National Hockey League,” said Bryzgalov.
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: The Flyers have re-signed Jakub Voracek for 4 years at a $4.25 million cap hit per year.
- Dan Rosen via twitter: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren sees Voracek replacing Jagr on Claude Giroux’s line.
- CapGeek via twitter: After the Voracek signing, the Flyers have $66.6 million committed to 23 players.
- Jim Diamond of the Examiner: The Predators have not said a word regarding Shea Weber’s offer sheet since they the put out a statement last Thursday.
“We have stated previously that, should a team enter into an offer sheet with Shea, our intention would be to match and retain Shea. Our ownership has provided us with the necessary resources to build a Stanley Cup-winning team. Due to the complexity of the offer sheet, we will take the appropriate time to review and evaluate it and all of its ramifications in order to make the best decision for the Predators in both the short and long-term.”
Diamond thinks the Preds are losing the PR battle, and the longer they don’t say anything, the worse the organization looks.
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Predators GM David Poile and Flyers GM Paul Holmgren have spoken “just once” since the Weber offer sheet. That fuels speculation that the Predators might be thinking about a trade. There would be no need for the 2 sides to talk if they were going to match the offer. A deal could be worked out that Nashville does not match the offer. The Preds would get the 4 1st round picks, and maybe some players. The Preds have until 11:30 PM on Wednesday.
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Only 1 of 6 players who have signed offers sheets, has not returned to their original team. If the Flyers don’t get Weber, will they throw a boat-load of money at Shane Doan? Go after Bobby Ryan or Rick Nash? Or maybe talk about an offer sheet for Evander Kane or P.K. Subban? The Predators could tell the Flyers they won’t sign the offer sheet for Weber in exchange for some players. They would get the 4 1st round picks, but could 2nd 2 1st rounders back for players. The Flyers could give them a list of players to pick from, maybe 2 from: Matt Read, Andrej Meszaros, Marc-Andre Bourdon, Erik Gustaffson and Nick Cousins. If the Predators would look for Sean Couturier, Luke Scheen or Brayden Schenn, Holmgren could call their bluff and hope they don’t match the offer sheet.
- John Boruk via twitter: Boruk thinks Weber will be a Flyer, and that they could end up sending Meszaros and Voracek back to the Predators.
- John Boruk via twitter: If the Predators match the offer, Boruk thinks the Flyers could stand pat. He may look to improve their blueline, maybe looking at Keith Yandle or Dan Boyle.
Trade rumors on: Visnovsky, Luongo to Florida and Chicago, “leafs not done yet”, Sens liked Michalek, Pens and Martin
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Lubomir Visnovsky said that Slovak website interview was before the trade to the NY Islanders. Was asked if he would stay in Slovakia or sign with the KHL is there was a lockout. Staple talked with Visnovsky who said he’s to go to camp and play. “This is my first choice, to play for the Islanders.”
- The Fourth Period: A source is saying the Panthers are serious about bringing in Roberto Luongo. The source also indicated the Luongo is now only willing to waive his no-movement clause to go to Florida. The Canucks are believed to be asking for 2010 1st round pick Nick Bjugstad, but the Panthers are no interested in doing that.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Heard over the weekend at the draft that if the Blackhawks could make the money work, Roberto Luongo to Chicago.
- Paul Hendrick via twitter: After the Luke Schenn-James van Riemsdyk trade, Hendrick tweeted “leafs not done yet.”
- The Fourth Period: The Senators attempted to trade for Zbynek Michalek before he was dealt to the Coyotes. The Sens are looking to add a veteran defenseman.
“(Penguins GM Ray Shero) told me what the contract was and what he was going to do, and I said, ‘That’s great, but unless you take an equal contract back, I can’t do it,’ ” Murray told the Sun. “So I was never really in it.”
- Elliotte Friedman via twitter: Penguins defenseman Paul Martin has limited protection. The Penguins know where they can and where they can’t send him.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Carchidi thinks it might take Jakub Voracek and draft picks to land Bobby Ryan.
Nash likely dealt this week … Sharks to sign Stuart … Jagr to test waters … Flyers update … Bruins to look at trades … Blackhawks sign 3
- TSN Radio via twitter: Aaron Portzline tells TSN radio that the odds are “pretty good” that Rick Nash gets traded by the NHL Draft.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Sharks are expected to announce the signing of Brad Stuart to a 3 year deal either today or tomorrow.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Jaromir Jagr plans on testing free agency. Also plans to adjust his training program to shed some weight and to get faster.
- Randy Miller via twitter: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said they won’t make a trade before the draft to get the rights of a free agent. Sarah Baicker via twitter: Flyers GM Holmgren said their is no change on Chris Pronger, he has “good days and bad days.” Holmgren is “fairly certain” that he’ll be able to re-sign Matt Carle, but they can’t do anything right now. Holmgren said their forward depth is greater than along the blueline, thought it doesn’t mean they’ll draft a Dman in the 1st round. Randy Miller via twitter: The Flyers have made qualifying offers to Jakub Voracek and Marc-Andre Bourdon to retain their rights. The Flyers don’t plan on trading up in the draft.
- Jimmy Murphy via twitter: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli thinks he’ll be more active in the trade market after free agency starts than this week at the draft, though it could change.
- Brian Hedger via twitter: The Blackhawks have signed Brandon Bollig and Ben Smith to 2 year contracts. Goalie Carter Hutton gets a 1 year deal, and goalie Alexander Salak is released.
Injury notes for Sabres, Canadiens, Flyers, Sharks, Blues and Stars … Video of hybrid icing rule that GMs are discussing
- Mike Harrington via twitter: Tomas Vanek and Patrick Kaleta are back in. Matt Ellis has a knee injury, not sure if season ending. Andrej Sekera has pneumonia and it’s getting worse.
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: Canadiens David Desharnais is a game-time decision according to Pat Hickey.
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: Flyers forward Jakub Voracek hopes to play tomorrow. Defenseman Pavel Kubina on his injury: “hoping its not serious and just a few days more.”
- David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: Sharks forward Martin Havlat could return to the lineup within the next week.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: The Blues have activated Jamie Langenbrunner off the IR and assigned TJ Hensick back to the AHL.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: In addition to Vladimir Tarasenko’s KHL contract, he’s getting a special “stipend” that equals NHL entry level contract.
- Chicago Blackhawks on NHL.com: The Blackhawks have signed Daniel Carcillo to a 2 year contract extension.
- David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs lines: Connolly-Bozak-Kessel, MacArthur-Grabovski-Kulemin, Ashton-Steckel-Crabb, Frattin-Lombardi-Armstrong-Rosehill.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Stars defenseman Sheldon Souray is doubtful for tomorrow.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Kari Lehtonen will start in net for the Stars tomorrow.
- Link to the video was posted by Elliotte Friedman describing the hybrid icing rule that GMs are discussing
Crosby could return on Sunday … Injury notes involving the Flyers, Maple Leafs, Canadiens, Lightning and Flames
- Jimmy Murphy via twitter: Penguins captain Sidney Crosby hinted that he could be returning to the lineup this Sunday against the Bruins.
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Jaromir Jagr will test his hip at this mornings skate, but GM Paul Holmgren doesn’t expect him to go. Jakub Voracek will have a baseline test today, he passed a ‘less-detailed concussion exam’ on Tuesday after he was rocked by Niklas Kronwall. “I don’t want to say I feel too good, because every day is different,” said a subdued Voracek. “Hopefully, I can get back as soon as possible.” Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros and Kimmo Timonen won’t play tonight.
- Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun: Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul will be out up to a month with a separated shoulder. Matt Frattin took Lupul’s spot the line with Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak. Mike Brown was injured on his first shift last night. Luke Schenn and Matthew Lombardi were healthy scratches last night. Brown has a lower body injury after slamming into the boards, and defenseman Cody Franson left after taking a stick to the eye.
- Damien Cox via twitter: The Leafs wanted to signed Penguins Brad Thiessen when he was a college free agent a few years ago. They ended up signing Ben Scrivens.
- Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal: Andrei Markov said he’s “pretty close” to returning to the Canadiens lineup and “I can’t wait to get out and play again.”
- Erik Erendsson of the Tampa Tribune: Lightning goalie Mathieu Garon will be out 3 to 4 weeks with a partially torn groin muscle.
- Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald: The Flames have recalled Portland Winterhawks (WHL) Sven Baertschi. The Flames are without Tim Jackman, Lee Stempniak, Blair Jones, Mikael Backlund, Michael Cammalleri, Blake Comeau and Lance Bouma.
Written by Austin Lutz
With only 23 games remaining in their season, the Columbus Blue Jackets sit at the bottom of the Western Conference standings, a place that’s been their home for the majority of the season. That being said, the Jackets are the biggest sellers this trade deadline, and the only thing Scott Howson has to look forward to this June is the possibility of adding top prospect Nail Yakupov.
Columbus seems set for another few years of rebuild and that’s not something that 27-year-old captain Rick Nash wants to wait for. He has not openly admitted to wanting a trade, but when asked about being traded, he said “Right now I’m a Blue Jacket.” The words “right now” tell it all and whether Nash is traded before the deadline or at the draft, he seems to be on his way out of Columbus
Many different teams have been linked to Nash, who brings a yearly cap hit of $7.8 million until 2018, but most often it has been the first place Rangers, the Maple Leafs, the Kings, and as always the Philadelphia Flyers.
More on Belak … Byfuglien arrested … Kugryshev back to Russia … H. Sedin has sore hip … 10 “under-the-radar” players
- Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star: Two people who knew Wade Belak said that he did suffer from depression and that he took medication to treat it. Belak’s widow released a statement asking “that everyone remember Wade’s infectious sense of humour, his caring spirit and the joy he brought to his friends, family and fans.”
- Mark Seidel via twitter: Seidel says that Belak did not kill himself and that “any suggestion to the contrary is simply wrong.” In time the truth will come out. He can’t say much about the death, but believes it will be “ruled a horrible accident” when all said and done. He apologizes for the vagueness.
- Steve Buffery of the Toronto Sun: Special assistant with the NHLPA Mathieu Schneider said on the radio that people should stop jumping to conclusions regarding Wade Belak’s death. Schneider said it’s “dangerous and hurtful,” especially to his family, to speculate why he ended his life. Buffery lists a bunch of athletes (not just hockey players) who have taken their lives in the last year.
- Ed Tait and Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press: Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien was arrested late Wednesday night on “probable cause for third degree boating while intoxicated and the refusal of a blood or urine test.” He was released from jail 2:23 Thursday morning. He was booked weighing 286 pounds, up from his approximate 245 pounds playing weight last year.
- Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall is in the final year of his contact, has only played with the Wings, and would like to keep it that way. “Everyone knows I like it here a lot,” Kronwall said. “I want to stay. Hopefully, they want me to stay as well. So whenever they feel it’s the right time to start negotiating we’ll be ready for it.” The Wings will likely start contact talks with Kronwall soon.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Capitals prospect Dmitri Kugryshev is heading back to Russia after playing last year in the AHL. His deal is not the ‘rent’ type, he’ll be signing a valid contract with CSKA. The Capitals will retain his rights.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Andrei Zyuzin wanted to play in the NHL this year, but declined an offer from the Sharks. Zyuzin’s agent said that contact was for well less than a $1 million and he wanted more.
- Gord McIntyre of the Vancouver Province: Cancucks forward Henrik Sedin’s status may be up in the air, more will be known when he skates next week. “I don’t think it [Henrik's sore hip] was too bad, but he felt he needed some time off.”
- Scott Burnside of ESPN: Burnside mentions 10 “Under-the-radar” players who could make an impact this season: Alexei Ponikarovsky (CAR), JS Giguere (COL), Jakub Voracek (PHI), Anthony Stewart (CAR), Andrew Cogliano (ANA), Ian White (DET), James Neal (PIT), Niclas Bergfors (NASH), Mathieu Garon (TB) and Roman Hamrlik (WAS).
- James Mirtle via twitter: David Koci has been invited to the Jets training camp on a tryout.
- Martin Lunden of Swedish Oil by dohfOs: Oilers 2011 1st round pick Oscar Klefbom had his leg cut that required 10 stitches. When the stitches were removed, it was discovered that it was infected. He is on penicillin which prohibits him from playing.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators GM David Poile said defenseman Francis Bouillon “will probably not be ready for camp.” Mike Fisher is still recovering from shoulder surgery. “I would say we’d probably go a little bit slower with (Fisher) going into training camp to make sure he’s ready and 100 percent going into the season,” Poile said.
- Farhan Lalji via twitter: Kevin Bieksa re-signs with the Canucks for 5 years, $23 million. It’s a $4.6 million cap hit.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Andreas Nodl re-signs with the Flyers for 2 years, at $845,000 per season.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Heard at the draft that Lightning and Steven Stamkos are not close on a deal. Teams can submit offer sheets July 1st.
- Michael Russo via twitter: The Flyers have traded Darroll Powe to the Wild for a 2013 3rd round pick.
- Philadelphia Flyers via twitter: Jonathon Kalinski, Wayne Simmonds and Jakub Voracek receive qualifying offers from the Flyers.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Alzner, Varlamov, Brouwer, Perreault and Bouchard receive qualifying offers from the Capitals.
- St. Louis Blues via twitter: TJ Oshie, Ben Bishop and Ryan Reaves receive qualifying offers from the Blues.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Jiri Tlusty and Troy Bodie were not given qualifying offers by the Hurricanes, but either or both could be re-signed.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Alexandre Picard wasn’t given a qualifying offer and will become a UFA.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Smaby, Lundin, Mahalik, Quick (signed AHL contract), Berry, Giliati, Levi Nelson and Szczechura were not given qualifying offers by the Lightning. Lundin talks continue, and a deal could be done by Friday.
Carter is under contract until 2021-22 with a salary cap hit of $5,272,727.
Voracek is a RFA. He had a cap hit of $1,270,833 last year.