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Posts Tagged Jimmy Hayes
Players on waivers … Blue Jackets, Senators, Islanders, Blackhawks, Wild reassign players … Svatos released
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: On waivers today: Angelidis, Wyman, Wilson, Taormina (TB). Cannone (OTT). Chorney (STL). Tardif (BOS). Van Der Gulik (COL). Holden (CBJ). Connolly (TOR). Joslin, Gordon (VAN). Wallace (CAR). Bodnarchuk (LAK). N Palimieri, Dowell, Veilleux (MIN). Blunden, St. Denis (MTL). Byron, Carson, Irving, Karlsson (CGY), Connor, C Johnson, N Johnson, Klinkhammer, Rechlicz (PHX). Elkins (ANA). Yonkman, Wright, Caruso (FLA). Pelech, McCarthy, Kearns (SJ). Plante, Byers, House (EDM). Porter, Tarnasky, Pardy (BUF). Smith, Holzapfel, Peters, Reese, Grant, Phil Dupuis, Strait, Ferriero (PIT). Anderson, Frazee, Leach, Sestito, Wiseman, Zalewski (NJD). Santorelli (FLA). Everybody put on waivers yesterday except Keith Aucoin (TOR to NYI) cleared.
- Anthony SanFilippo via twitter: Flyers Brian Boucher and Andreas Lilja clear waivers.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: The Blue Jackets cut center Boone Jenner and defenseman Tim Erixon.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: The Senators send Cody Ceci back to Junior.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: The Islanders will be sending Ryan Strome and Griffin Reinhart back to Junior.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: The Blackhawk assign Jimmy Hayes, Brandon Pirri and Ryan Stanton to Rockford of the AHL.
- Michael Russo via twitter: Russo is hearing that defenseman Steve Kampfer will be reassigned. Matt Dumba could be sticking for now.
Today is the 1st installment of our expanded NHL Trade Deadline coverage. We’ll be posting team outlooks leading up to trade deadline over the next couple weeks from a variety of contributing writers.
The Chicago Blackhawks are in the mix for the best record in the Western Conference, but are equally close to fourth place in the Central Division. With a good, young core locked up and over $5 million in cap space, the Blackhawks will be buyers at the deadline.
What will be the Blackhawks wants/needs?
1. Top-four defenseman
The Hawks have one of the best top pairs in the league with Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook, but have been searching for the right formula all season in the wake of Brian Campbell being traded to Florida during the draft.
Nick Leddy’s developing nicely, but has been better when held under 20 minutes per game over the last month. Meanwhile, Niklas Hjalmarsson appears to have peaked as a number 4-5 defenseman who excels at blocking shots and killing penalties, but has not taken the next step in his development yet.
Some players the Hawks might target include Tim Gleason in Carolina, Hal Gill and/or Chris Campoli in Montreal, and, if Brian Burke puts him on the market, Cody Franson.
Twitter notes involving the Devils, Blackhawks, Maple Leafs, Penguins, Panthers, Jets and Hurricanes
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Reportedly on waivers for the NJ Devils: Corrente, Harrold, Leach, Sestito, Fraser, Zharkov, Veilleux.
- Tracey Myers via twitter: Blackhawks assign Jimmy Hayes, Marcus Kruger, Peter LeBlanc, Brandon Pirri, and Dylan Olsen to Rockford of the AHL.
- David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs assign Keith Aulie and Mike Zigomanis to the Marlies of the AHL. Darryl Boyce, Joey Crabb and Matt Lashoff were put on waivers.
- James Mirtle via twitter: The Penguins waive Jason Williams and Alexandre Picard.
- Daren Millard via twitter: Panthers send Jonathan Huberdeau back to junior.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: The Blackhawks and Ray Emery may be close on a 1 year deal.
- Aaron Vickers via twitter: Unsigned prospects have until 5 PM tomorrow to be signed or they have to be returned to junior.
- Terry Koshan via twitter: Leafs forward Tim Connolly skated by himself this morning but is not ready for team practices yet.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Jets forward Mark Scheifele signs an entry level deal. He gets a $925,000 salary and signing bonus and $700,000 average in bonuses. Carries a $1.625 million cap hit.
- Harveyt Fialkov via twitter: Panthers likely won’t name a captain until a day before the season. Leading candidates are Stephen Weiss, Ed Jovanovski and Brian Campbell.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes Jussi Jokinen has been moved to center to help improve faceoff percentage according to coach Paul Maurice.
Kopitar to have surgery tomorrow … Hamhuis could be out week or longer … Green skates, Arnott practices … Glencross could get a nice raise, maybe not in Calgary
- Rich Hammond of the LA Kings Insider: Anze Kopitar will have surgery on his ankle/leg on Wednesday and is likely done for the year, even if they go deep in the playoffs. There was torn ligaments caused by the ankle sprain.
- Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis could be out a week or longer after suffering his 2nd concussion of the year, 4th in his career. He was able to fly with the team to Nashville, watch practice, and planned on going out for dinner with former teammates. Things he may not have been able to do if his symptoms were bad. Mikael Samuelsson won’t play tonight but is possible for Thursday. Alex Edler and Andrew Alberts are expected to skate on Thursday as they begin to get ready for a playoff return. Tanner Glass is day-to-day with a rib injury.
- Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Capitals defenseman Mike Green skated in full pads for 25 minutes yesterday, but still hasn’t had a full skate with teammates. He’s feeling better but still experiencing some symptoms, and hopes to practice in a week.
“Here and there, but nothing that’s progressing to get worse — it’s always getting better,” Green said. “We’ve done a great job here with the trainers and the staff of taking the right procedures for me to get better. The unfortunate part is that it does take time. It’s nice to get a good skate and hopefully now I can get back on the ice and back playing with the team.”
“I think it would be good” to get several practices in first, Green said. “I think it’s going to take some time to get back in shape. I haven’t skated for a long time. I’ll skate by myself here and hopefully get some practices in with the team and get comfortable again. I don’t want to rush into the game too much. I haven’t played for a while. I want to be in the best shape possible here going into the playoffs.”
- Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Jason Arnott took part in full practice yesterday. He’s missed the last 6 games with a lower-body injury. “After a day off, it’s a little rough, but not too bad,” Arnott said, before addressing whether he would be able to play on Tuesday against Carolina. “We’ll see how it responds today and go out in the morning skate tomorrow and then we’ll see.” A end of the week return may be the most likely “I think so. We got some good skates while the team [was] gone. We’ll just have to see how it goes.”
- Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun: Francis thinks that Curtis Glencross could triple his $1.2 million salary on the open market this year. He now has 23 goals while bringing toughness and has penalty killing ability. Calgary may not be able to afford him now, especially with Daymond Langkow and his $4.5 million salary have received clearance to return. Langkow’s return may also force out Brendan Morrison as he’ll be looking for a raise on his $725,000 salary.
- Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News: Jordan Leopold’s appointment with a hand specialist was postponed because he came down with the flu. Leopold broke his hand on Friday, and if he’ll be able to return for the playoffs could depend on if he needs surgery or not.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: The Blackhawks will finalize a deal with prospect Jimmy Hayes today.
- Rich Hammond of the LA Kings Insider: Jonathan Quick will start in goal for the Kings on Thursday.