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Roster and Goalie Notes: Senators, Canes, Bruins, Pens, Leafs, Canucks, Devils, Caps, Panthers, Blues and Predators
- Darren Dreger: Senators confirm that Erik Karlsson will be in the lineup tonight. Sidney Crosby is having more dental work done today.
- Chip Alexander: Hurricanes Alexander Semin has a concussion.
- Boston Bruins: Nathan Horton not on the ice today. Last update, still day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
- Will DePaoli: Penguins Paul Martin is with the team. Pittsburgh Penguins: Martin won’t play tonight, but is hopeful for Saturday. Penguins: Brooks Orpik (lower-body), Joe Vitale (lower-body) and Sidney Crosby (dental work), remained in Pittsburgh. James Neal and Martin are back to full practice, but won’t play tonight.
- Michael Traikos: Looking like both Colton Orr and Frazer McLaren won’t play tonight for the Maple Leafs. Chris Johnston: McLaren has some neck soreness.
- Farhan Lalji: Canucks Keith Ballard will play forward tonight.
- Andrew Gross: Jared Staal will be on a line with Jordan Staal and Tuomo Ruutu.
- Bruce Garrioch: Senators lines: Greening-Smith-Alfredsson; Michalek-Turris-Conacher; Condra-Zibanejad-Silfverberg; Latendresse-Pageau-Neil. Brent Wallace: Defensive pairings: Methot Karlsson; Gryba Phillips; Gonchar-Cowen.
- Tom Gulitti: Devils lines: Henrique-Loktionov-Kovalchuk; Elias-Zajac-Clarkson; Zubrus-Josefson-Sullivan; Carter-Gionta-Kostopoulos.
- Randy Sportak: Flames lines: Cammalleri-Stajan-Stempniak; Baertschi-Backlund-Hudler; Byron-Horak-Cervenka; Reinhart-Jones-Jackman. Randy Sportak: Defensive pairing: Giordano-Wideman; Brodie-Cundari; Butler-Babchuk.
- Stephen Whyno: Michal Neuvirth will start in net for the Capitals.
- Steve Goldstein: Jacob Markstrom will start in net for the Panthers tonight.
- Lou Korac: Brian Elliott will start in net for the Blues, with Jaroslav Halak backing him up.
- Randy Sportak: Joey MacDonald will start in net for the Flames.
- Preds Radio: Chris Mason will start in net for the Predators.
- Mike Morreale: Johan Hedberg will start in net for the Devils.
From twitter unless noted otherwise
- Pierre LeBrun: Hurricanes Jussi Jokinen cleared waivers. LeBrun thinks there is a chance that someone trades for Jokinen if the Hurricanes eat a bit of his contract.
- Pierre LeBrun: The Bruins claim Kaspers Daugavin’s from the Senators.
- Bob McKenzie: Devils prospect Jon Merrill has decided to leave the University of Michigan and has signed with the Devils. He’ll report to the AHL.
- Steve Zipay: Source saying the Rangers are in the mix for UMass defenseman Conor Allen, who will be leaving after his junior year.
- Ian Mendes: All three Senators goalies were on the ice this morning. Craig Anderson was taking shots. Anderson said he won’t play tomorrow, but Saturday against the Leafs is possible.
- NHL.com: Sabres Thomas Vanek suffered an upper-body injury last night. He’ll be re-evaluated today. Mike Harrington: Vanek hasn’t been ruled out for Thursday. Drew Stafford will be back in for sure.
- NHL.com: The Penguins have put Kris Letang back on the IR after he broke a toe last night.
- Calgary Flames: Joey MacDonald will start tonight.
- John Vogl via twitter: Sabres lines: Vanek-Hodgson-Pominville, Foligno-Porter-Flynn, Ott-Hecht-Gerbe, Scott-Grigorenko-Stafford.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators lines: Latendresse-Smith-Alfredsson;Greening-Turris-Silfverberg;Stone-Zibanejad-Neil;Condra-O’Brien-Daugavins.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Stars lines: Whitney-Roy-cole; Smith-Eakin-Jagr;Fraser-Roussel-Eriksson; Nystrom-Fiddler-Garbutt.
- Jon Rosen via twitter: Jonathan Quick left the ice first and is the likely starter tonight.
John Hoven via twitter: Joey MacDonald will start in net for the Flames tonight.
- Don Brennan via twitter: Robin Lehner will be starting tonight against the Bruins.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: Tuukka Rask will get the start tonight against the Senators.
- Vancouver Canucks via twitter: Roberto Luongo will start against the Blue Jackets tomorrow.
Injury notes: Hartnell, Leighton, Green, Samuelsson, Datsyuk, Franzen, Lehtonen and starting goalies
- Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Flyers Scott Hartnell skated on Friday but there is no change to his 4 to 8 week timetable. He met with doctors on Friday. It’s been 3 weeks since he broke a bone in his foot. Michael Leighton is 7 to 10 days away from returning from an upper-body injury.
- Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times: Capitals defenseman Mike Green made the trip with the team to New York but his status for the game is uncertain due to a lower-body injury.
- George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings Mikael Samuelsson will return to the lineup today after missing the last 12 games. The odds of Pavel Datsyuk returning today are greater than 50%. He missed Friday’s game with a bruised shoulder. Johan Franzen was placed on the IR yesterday with a hip flexor. Petr Mrazek will start in net today for the Wings.
- Randy Sportak via twitter: The Flames have re-assisgned goalie Leland Irving and recalled Danny Taylor from Abbotsford of the AHL.
- Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun: The Flame put Blair Jones on waivers. Joey MacDonald will start in net for the Flames against the Stars today.
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Kari Lehtonen’s groin injury will keep him out for at least a week. He’s on the IR. Richard Bachman is expect to start today.
- Jason Botchford via twitter: Roberto Luongo will start in net for the Canucks.
- Mark Lazerus via twitter: Ray Emery will start in net today for the Blackhawks.
- Tim Wharnsby via twitter: The Flames claim Joey MacDonald off waivers from the Red Wings.
- Roger Millions via twitter: The Flames now have 4 goalies under contract. Millions wonders if something could be happening on the trade market. Randy Sportak via twitter: The Flames now have 49 contracts, something they don’t want when the trade deadline and college free-agent signing periods begin. Sportak wonders a deal is in the works.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Flames Miikka Kiprusoff is skating today and could come off the IR and play on Wednesday. McDonald is expected to be Kiprusoff’s backup.
- Hockey Central via twitter: The Flames put Mike Cammalleri on the IR.
- Kevin McGran via twitter: Maple Leafs Mikhail Grabovski’s hearing was pushed back until this morning. Dave Stubbs via twitter: Hearing will be by phone at 11 am. Stubbs is thinking no suspension, just a fine. John Shannon via twitter: The Canadiens sent pics of Max Pacioretty’s forearm.
- Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star: Zwolinski notes on some trends in the NHL at the quarter mark. The Maple Leafs still need a big No. 1 center. The Senators are expected to make a trade for a center to fill in for Jason Spezza. The Stars may start dealing their veterans. Roberto Luongo is likely to stay in Vancouver. The NHL will expand to 32 teams at some point. Trade rumors will heat up on Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry, Stephen Weiss and Jarome Iginla. The Oilers have lost 3 of their top 4 centers to injuries.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: If the Avalanche were to sign Ryan O’Reilly to a one-year deal and he played in six games, he would become arbitration eligible this summer. If that happened, it might land him the big contract he wants. The Avs are likely not wanting this to happen and wouldn’t offer him a one-year deal because of this. Most people that are around O’Reilly are expecting him to be dealt now.
- Scott Brunside of ESPN: At the end of last season, Penguins GM Ray Shero pulled defenseman Paul Martin into his office and asked him if he wanted to be traded. Martin said:
“I basically told him I have a lot of pride in what I do,” Martin told ESPN.com. “I came here for a reason. It wasn’t just because of the money. [He had more lucrative offers.] I came here because I wanted to win a Stanley Cup.”
- Patrick Caisse via twitter: Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers was a healthy scratch again last night.
- Detroit Free Press via twitter: The Red Wings put goalie Joey MacDonald on waivers.
#PariseWatch 3.0 … Flyers one of several teams waiting for Parise, Suter decisions … Blues looking for Dman … No Habs offer for Jagr
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Looking like the Penguins and Blackhawks are the front runners for Zach Parise. Rimer doesn’t think New Jersey is in it anymore is they may not be able to give him the lockout protection with signing bonuses like the other teams. Dan Rosen via twitter: If the Blackhawks are able to land Parise, does Patrick Kane go on the block? Mark Masters via twitter: Pushed Parise for a timeline on and all he gave was “in the near future.” Parise denies that the Devils financial situation is a factor in the process, ‘In speaking with Lou he said that won’t be a problem.’ Pierre LeBrun via twitter: LeBrun senses that the a decision will come no later than today, he’s close. Wants to talk with his family in Minnesota first.
- Chris Stevenson in the Toronto Sun: Money for Parise will like be similar from all teams and for close to the same length. He’s looking for around $25 million in the next calender year.
“It’s such a long-term, important decision, you have to make sure you look at everything,” Parise told reporters Monday when he emerged from Newport Sports offices.
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: The Flyers are one of the teams waiting for Parise and Suter’s decision. Parise flew back to his home in Minnesota. The Flyers reportedly made a 12 year offers at over $80 million for both Parise and Suter. It seems like a large part of their decision is their comfort level in the city where they may sign. Several teams are having to wait until a decision from both is made, before they move on to other free agents or trades. The Flyers could still end up re-signing Jaromir Jagr or Matt Carle. The Flyers could look at Shane Doan.
- Jeremy Rutherford of the St Louis Post Dispatch: The Blues may look at trading a forward, may be a top 6 forward, for a defenseman. The are trying to find a left side defenseman through free agency, and have reached out to a couple. They are not believed to be in the Ryan Suter running, and have sent out feelers for Jason Garrison (signed with the Canucks) and Matt Carle. Carle could be looking for something in the $5 million range. Other possibilities include Michal Rozsival, Pavel Kubina, Jeff Finger, Bryce Salvador and bringing back Carlo Colaiacovo. Trade targets could be Jay Bouwmeester and Keith Yandle, and both wouldn’t be cheap to get.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Apparently the Canadiens never made a formal offer for Jaromir Jagr.
- Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings goalie Joey MacDonald doesn’t want to spend another year in the AHL, so the Wings are looking for a trade partner to accommodate him.
- Dan Rosen via twitter: Petr Sykora and Henrik Tallinder will be back in the Devils lineup tonight. Josefson and Harrold are out.
- Edmonton Oilers via twitter: The Oilers have agreed to terms with GM Steve Tambellini on a new contract.
- TSN Radio via twitter: Pierre LeBrun said that the Panthers are very interested in Roberto Luongo.
- Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province: With Tomas Vokoun signing with the Penguins, and Tim Thomas taking a year off, the value from trading Roberto Luongo may have increased. The Maple Leafs had some interest in Vokoun and may now look more seriously at Luongo. The Canucks may have to take some salary back. There has been talk of Columbus being interested, but it’s not likely that he’d waive his no-trade clause to go there.
- Roger Millions via twitter: Some with SportsNet believe that Eric Veilleux is still in the mix for a Flames coaching position. He and Hartley are still close.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils Zach Parise on Adam Oates getting a head coaching position: “I think he’d do great, but, hopefully, that’s not the case. Hopefully, he sticks around here.” … Sure doesn’t sound like someone planning to play for another organization next season.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Forward Mike Knuble won’t return to the Capitals next year.
- Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: The Red Wings have been evaluating their roster, free agents and possible trade targets:
“A lot can happen before June 30 (the day before free agency begins on July 1),” Holland said. “We’ve had discussions on a lot of players who could be available.”
The Wings may be looking for a backup goalie as there have been some health concerns for Joey MacDonald (partially herniated disc). Patrick Eaves should be recovered from his concussion by training camp. GM Ken Holland will meet with Brad Stuart’s agent at the draft.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: The Red Wings could be aggressive this offseason, but beyond Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, there is a dropoff. Teams like the Sharks, Canucks, Penguins, Bruins, Blackhawks and Predators could also be looking to make changes, making it a crowded market. Rick Nash wants out but he would cost 4 or 5 assets. The Wings brain trust will meet again shortly.
“It was a good start,” Holland said. “We talked about a lot of players, including our own in Grand Rapids, and where some of those guys fit in. We talked about some players that we’ve heard might be available, through the rumor mill, and we looked at teams that might have cap issues.”
Sunday morning notes: Canadiens, Sharks, Leafs, Kings, Wild, Blue Jackets, Red Wings, Blues and Blackhawks
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Whoever is the GM of the Canadiens this summer will be in charge of re-signing RFA goalie Carey Price. He could be getting a deal in the $5.5 million to $6 million range. Senators Erik Karlsson is also a RFA and could get a deal in the $5.5 to $7 million range. Predators Shea Weber is also a RFA this year. Pierre McGuire is a name to keep an eye on as candidate for the Canadiens GM job if it opens up. Garrioch wonders if the Sharks would trade one of Joe Thornton of Patrick Marleau if they miss the playoffs. Many wonder if Leafs Joffrey Lupul and Phil Kessel will thrive under new coach Randy Carlyle. Some people think Zach Parise could land in LA on July 1st, but with Lombardi possibly panicing and making the Carter for Johnson deal, it may have lessened their chances. The Wild have emerged as the favorites. Garrioch wonders if the Leafs would take a shot at Roberto Luongo this summer. Apparently if Scott Howson is still the GM of the Blue Jackets, he plans on drafting Filip Forsberg with the #1 pick ahead of Nail Yakupov.
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: One league executive on the Blue Jackets if they win the draft lottery,
“They can’t pick a Russian so they can’t use the pick,” … “They’ll have to trade it.”
Along with trading Rick Nash, their options are:
1) They could keep the pick and not choose Yakupov, which would be counter-productive; 2) They could flip picks with another team, trading the first choice for another early choice, and getting an asset as well; 3) They could trade the pick to the highest bidder and begin rebuilding their team.
If Ducks college prospect Justin Schultz becomes a free agent, they Leafs will likely chase him again. They were interested in him when talking with the Ducks about Francois Beauchemin.
- Gregg Krupa of the Detroit News: Red Wings forward Johan Franzen is out indefinitely with a bad back. Dan Cleary has also been dealing with pain in his knee since Dec. 1st, and will need to have surgery again at some point. Defenseman Jonathan Ericsson’s wrist is healing quick, but he’s still scheduled to return late this month. Joey MacDonald will have an MRI on his back when he gets back to Detroit.
- Derrick Goold of St. Louis Post Dispatch: Blues coach Ken Hitchcock hass told Jason Arnott to take a week off.
“When I watched him play (last week), I saw a guy who was protecting himself on the ice and to me he was going out of the way to get out of the way,” Hitchcock said Saturday. “I felt like there was going to be a further injury. I could see how banged up he was. … We needed to get a better player on the ice.”
Hitchcock isn’t sure if Andy McDonald will join the team on their road trip.
- Kent Youngblood of the Star Tribune: Wild Mikko Koivu has been practicing the last couple days and is close to returning. “He is getting very close,” Yeo said. “But again, after talking with the doctors, we all felt it was best to hold him off for a couple more games.”
- Tracey Myers of CSNChicago: Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews hasn’t skated in 4 days. Coach Joel Quenneville,
“The process, I’m sure in his mind, is not a fun thing to be dealing with. You want to be optimistic; there was that stretch there where he was getting close. There’s hope, and that’re we’re at.s whe”
- Kirk Penton of the Winnipeg Sun: Jets defenseman Mark Stuart was fined $2,500 for a late hit on Capitals Marcus Johansson on Friday.
Afternoon notes on: Radulov, Duchene, Perry, Sbisa, Datsyuk, Letang, Backstrom, Eager and Wings starting goalies
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Alexander Radulov’s Russian agent said there is no meeting with the KHL today. A decision is expected tomorrow.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Avalanche forward Matt Duchene will return to the lineup on Thursday. He will miss only 9 days instead of the expected 3 to 4 weeks for the ankle injury.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Both Corey Perry and Luca Sbisa are questionable for tonight. Perry injured his shoulder on Saturday and Sbisa developed back spasms on Monday.
- Helene St. James via twitter: Pavel Datsyuk skated again today and hopes to be back on Saturday.
- Josh Yohe via twitter: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang could return tomorrow.
- Dave Lozo via twitter: Capitals Nicklas Backstrom has skated 2 days in a row and said there’s “no problems at all.”
- Jason Gregor via twitter: Oilers Ben Eager is out with back spasms, Teemu Hartikainen has been recalled.
- Helene St. James via twitter: Joey MacDonald will start for the Red Wings tonight. Jimmy Howard will start on Saturday.
Stars considered offers for Ott and Souray … Preds offer for Nash didn’t include Ellis … Grabovski’s agent in T.O. next week … starting goalies
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk had some offers that they strongly considered for Steve Ott and Sheldon Souray.
“I would say there were a couple of things on the table that took a lot of time to sort through,” Nieuwendyk said. “But at the end of the day, we had a responsibility to put the best team on the ice right now to challenge for the playoffs and we didn’t want to risk moving anything that would not help us as far as the return moving into the future.”
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Nashville’s big pitch for Rick Nash did not include Ryan Ellis. One GM thought the Sharks could have had a deal for Nash if they still had Charlie Coyle. The Leafs and Flyers sniffed around Josh Harding. Some teams thought Steve Ott was destined for the Maple Leafs, but the Stars changed their minds.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Sources are saying that the Stars wanted a 2nd round pick, a high end prospect and a roster player for Steve Ott. They also wanted a 2nd round pick and high end prospects for Sheldon Souray. The Islanders continue to have talks with Evgeni Navokov. They have had no contract discussions with P.A. Parenteauf as of yesterday afternoon.
- Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun: Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Gardiner may have been Scott Howson’s ‘must include’ list for any Rick Nash package.
- Mark Masters of TSN: Mikhail Grabovski’s agent said he plans on being in Toronto next week, and said ‘I believe that I will have some news for you’
- Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Told Nicklas Lidstrom is out.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Stars lines: Ott-Benn-Burish; Eriksson-Ribeiro-Ryder; Nystrom-Fiddler-Dvorak; Garbutt-Wandell-Vincour.
- Chuck Gormley via twitter: Capitals starting goalie will be a game time decision according to Dale Hunter. Gormley guesses Neuvirth.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders.
- Paul Hendrick via twitter: Jose Theodore will start in net for the Panthers tonight against the Leafs. Jonas Siegel via twitter: James Reimer will start in net for the Leafs tonight.
- Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Curtis Sanford will start in net for the Blue Jackets against Joey MacDonald and the Red Wings.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Looks like Cam Ward will start in net for the Hurricanes.
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: Mathieu Garon will start in net for the Lightning against the Canadiens.
- Tracey Myers via twitter: Corey Crawford will start in net for the Blackhawks tomorrow against the Maple Leafs.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Kari Lehtonen will start in net for the Stars tomorrow.
Twitter notes involving Green, Malkin, Michalek, Reimer, Markov, Brodeur … Oilers, Sens, Habs, Flyers lines … Some starting goalies
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals defenseman Mike Green has his right foot wrapped and is walking with a significant limp. When asked if he’ll play on Thusday he said, “We’ll see.”
- Shelly Anderson via twitter: Penguins center Evgeni Malkin is travelling with the team to New York, but it’s not known if he’ll play on Tuesday.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek will be out a month with a broken finger.
- Rob Longley via twitter: Leafs coach Ron Wilson expects James Reimer to play on Thursday.
- Brian Wilde via twitter: Andrei Markov has return from Florida but still no word on when he’ll return to the ice.
- Rich Chere via twitter: Devils goalie Martin Brodeur has travelled with the team to Los Angeles.
- James Mirtle via twitter: The Red Wings have recalled goalie Joey MacDonald.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Lines at Oilers practice: Hall-RNH-Eberle, Smyth-Horcoff-Jones, Paajarvi-Belanger-Gagner and Eager-Lander-Petrell.
- Sylvain St-Laurent via twitter: Senators lines: Greening-Spezza-Michalek, Daugavins-Zibanejad-Foligno, Condra-Smith-Neil, Konopka-Da Costa-Winchester. Wayne Scanlan via twitter: Daniel Alfredsson has a hip flexor issue and may sit out against Carolina tomorrow.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Forward lines: Cammalleri-Plekanec-Gionrta, Pacioretty-Desharnais-Cole, Moen-Eller-Kostitsyn, Darche-Nokelainen-Blunden. John Lu via twitter: Defensive pairings: Gorges – Subban; Gill – Diaz; Spacek – Weber. Jaroslav Spacek is returning to the Canadiens lineup.
- Adam Kimelman via twitter: Flyers are likely to use the same lines as Saturday: Schenn-Briere-Simmonds Hartnell-Giroux-Jagr JVR-Read-Voracek with 4th line being Couturier with Talbot and either Shelley or Nodl.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Peter Budaj will start in net for the Canadiens against the Panthers.
- Paul Hendrick via twitter: Looks like Sergei Bobrovsky will start in net for the Flyers tonight against the Maple Leafs.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: Corey Crawford will be in net for the Blackhawks tomorrow against the Ducks.