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Posts Tagged Johan Franzen
Injury Notes: Eller, Crosby, DeKeyser, Franzen, Schneider, Emery, Bolland, Kostka, Kessel and Franson
- Ton Marinaro: The Canadiens confirmed that Lars Eller suffered a concussion, lost consciousness, and has facial and dental fractures. He will remain in the hospital for observation.
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune: Penguins Sidney Crosby took regular shifts with Chris Kunitz and Pascal Dupuis yesterday at practice. He also worked with the top power play unit.
- Ansar Khan: Red Wings Danny DeKeyser broke his hand last night and will be out for the remainder of the playoffs.
- Ansar Khan: Red Wings Johan Franzen said he had to pass a concussion test, which he did, before overtime started last night. He was ready to return when Gustav Nyquist scored.
- Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun: Cancucks Cory Schneider didn’t take part in the teams full team practice yesterday, meaning that Roberto Luongo will get the start in Game 2. It appears that Schneider may have suffered a setback. His injury is still not known. Pap wonders if it’s a groin injury. Before yesterday he had skated in four consecutive days and practiced the previous three.
“You can interpret what you want at this time,” Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault stated cryptically. “Cory is day-to-day.”
- Brian Hunter of the Chicago Tribune: Blackhawks goalie Ray Emery briefly worked out yesterday, but he won’t be available for Game 2. Dave Bollanddidn’t skate yesterday won’t be available either.
“We’re going to rule them out,” Hawks coach Joel Quenneville said after practice. “Bollie didn’t skate but he’s getting real close to getting on the ice. (Emery) felt good, too. It was good progress.”
- Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun: Maple Leafs defenseman Mike Kostka will miss the remainder of the series with a broken finger. Jake Gardiner or Ryan O’Bryne will replace Kostka. Phil Kessel had a maintenance day for a suspected left wrist injury. Defenseman Cody Franson was limping around with a bruised foot.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: The Avalanche have fired coach Joe Sacco after missing the playoffs in each of the last three seasons.
“The organization believes a change of leadership behind the bench is needed going forward,” Greg Sherman, Avs general manager, said in a release.
“Joe has worked for this franchise for eight seasons and he is a dedicated and hard-working coach. We appreciate all he has done and wish him the best in the future.”
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Eric Lacroix has stepped down as the Avalanche’s vice president of hockey operations.
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi has confirmed that Jim Nill will be the Stars next GM after Joe Nieuwendykwas let go.
“I had a list of candidates and when it became clear that Jim Nill would be interested in leaving Detroit and coming here, I threw the list away,” Gaglardi said. “I think he is without a doubt he best candidate to take his job.”
- Renaud Lavoie: Lavoie has been told that Glen Gulutzan won’t be the Stars coach next season.
- George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said the players that got them into the playoffs, will play in Game 1. So it’s unlikely that Todd Bertuzzi and Mikael Samuelsson will start the series.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings Johan Franzen play of late has allowed the Wings to reunite Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg.
- Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province: Canucks Cory Schneider might now be questionable for Game 1. The severity of his injury is still unknown.
Morning Hits: Fehr, Volpatti, Miller, Schneider, Pominville, Franzen, Bertuzzi, Anderson and Elliott
- Mike Vogl: Capitals re-sign Eric Fehr to a 2-year, $3 million deal. $1.4 million next year, $1.6 million in 2014-15. Aaron Volpatti signed a 2-year, $1.15 million deal with the Capitals. $550,000 next year and $600,000 in 2014-15.
- Ansar Khan: Red Wings Drew Miller said that he doesn’t require surgery on his broken right hand. Out 4 to 6 weeks. Best case is that he’s back late 2nd round.
- Farhan Lalji: GM Mike Gillis said that Cory Schneider’s injury is not serious and that if it were a playoff game, Schneider could “perhaps” play.
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Kings Dustin Brown received a two game suspension and Wild’s Jason Pominville is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. The Wild haven’t called it a concussion.
- Helene St. James: Red Wings Johan Franzen suffered an injury in last night’s game. GM Ken Holland said he’ll be re-evaluated this morning, and if he isn’t able to play, Mikael Samuelsson is ready to go. Todd Bertuzzi will play tonight. He almost played last night, but decided that he needed one more good practice.
“I really wanted to play,” Bertuzzi said, “but I need to do one more skate. I need to be able to get pushing and shoving with the defensemen down low, I need to take a cross-check in the back, I need to be able to spin off and I need to be able to stop and start and take off with the puck.”
- Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville won’t name his No. 1 goalie: ” Right now we’re just going along here and we’ll see how it plays out.”
- Bruce Garrioch: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators.
- St. Louis Blues: Brian Elliott will start in net for the Blues.
- Renaud Lavoie: The Lightning have signed goalie Ben Bishop to a two-year contract extension. Capgeek.com: Bishop will make $2.2 million next year and $2.4 the following year, a $2.3 million salary cap hit.
- L.A. Lariviere: The Canadiens were to talk with college free agent Antoine Laganiere again yesterday. There are at least three other teams he’s talking too. He could decide today.
- Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe: Bruins Carl Soderberg is expected to arrive in Boston today and should be practicing with the team tomorrow morning.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings Johan Franzen has been getting the reputation of being soft over the past couple years. He missed seven games in February with a hip flexor. He’s been playing well of late, recording 16 points in his last 20 games. He signed an 11-year, $43.5 million extension in 2009. The Wings won’t be using their amnesty buyout on him.
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Flyers coach Peter Laviolette received a vote of confidence from GM Paul Holmgren yesterday.
“I haven’t even thought along those lines,” he told The Inquirer in a phone conversation. “I think it’s been a difficult year because of the (injury) situation. We haven’t had our whole team all year.
“I don’t blame the coaches.”
After yesterday’s morning skate, Holmgren said that he expects Laviolette to be coaching the Flyers next season.
- Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee: (published last Friday) The Maloofs, owners of the NBA Sacramento Kings, who are in the process of selling the team, have looked into buying an NHL team and having them play Las Vegas. (Elliotte Friedman talked about this in Saturday’s Hotstove, saying the NHL hasn’t talked to them in years.)
- John Vogl of the Buffalo News: Sabres GM Darcy Regier,
“The things that we will look to add will focus on things beyond this year,” Regier told The Buffalo News by phone this evening. “It may include this year, but the focus is going to be on next year and maybe even beyond that. So things that we do are going to be with that light in mind.”
“The value of draft picks is probably a little higher, meaning that with the cap going down and the new contracts on the other side that have been signed, I think it’s added value to draft picks,” Regier said. “In some ways, it’s going to be harder to acquire draft picks for players in the event you’re trying to trade a player to get draft picks. I think the value in past years, I think you could probably expect a little higher value in draft picks than you can now.”
Trades could start happening soon.
“There’s things going on in the background, but I think what happens is teams generally have an order in which they would like to acquire players, so the players in front have to drop before the other moves take place,” he said. “It’s bottlenecked right now, but I think it’ll open up as we get closer to Wednesday.”
Jason Pominville has not been asked to submit a list of eight teams he won’t accept a trade too yet.
- The Fourth Period: Red Wings GM Ken Holland has already started trade talks with a few teams. He wants a top-six winger, a depth forward and a top-pairing defenseman.
“We’re going to work the phones and explore if there’s a move that can make us better,” Holland told NHL.com. “I’m not going to make a move for the sake of making a move. We’re a work in progress. We’re trying to have patience, and the more we’ve been able to hang in the race … it maybe gives me more patience.”
They have shown interest in Flames Jay Bouwmeester, Coyotes Keith Yandle and Maple Leafs John-Michael Liles. The asking price for Bouwmeester and Yandle is high.
Holland wants to make a move up front.
“I’m going to explore the market up front to see if there’s a fit,” he said. “I’m going to work the phones a little bit. I’ve talked to some people.”
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: The Red Wings landed Danny DeKeyser yesterday, and he’s expected to be at practice today. He won’t play tomorrow or Monday.
“He’ll be with us the rest of the regular season. When he plays is up to Mike Babcock, but we’re not holding tryouts. We’re trying to make the playoffs. Danny understands that we’re in a playoff race.”
Johan Franzen’s lower-body injury appears to be day-to-day. Mikael Samuelsson or Patrick Eaves could fill in for Franzen if he can’t go.
Quick Hits: Scouting Isles-Flyers and Panthers-Sabres, DeKeyser, Elliott, Coburn, Franzen and Jovanovski
From twitter unless noted otherwise
- David Strehle: Scouting the Islanders-Flyers game: Sharks, Stars, Lightning and Hurricanes.
- George Richards: Scouting the Panthers-Sabres: Devils, Penguins, Wild, Kings, Red Wings, Jets, Blue Jackets and Maple Leafs.
- Frank Seravalli: The Flyers think they are still in the running for college free agent defenseman Danny DeKeyser.
- Erik Erlendsson: The Lightning are no longer in the running for DeKeyser.
- Jeremy Rutherford: The Blues have sent Brian Elliott to the AHL for a conditioning assignment.
- Philadelphia Flyers: Flyers defenseman Brayden Coburn left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
- Chris Nichols: Red Wings winger Johan Franzen left last night’s game with a lower-body injury.
- George Richards: Panthers defenseman Ed Jovanovski will have season ending hip surgery next Friday.
- Sarah McLellan: Coyotes GM Don Maloney hopes that goalie Mike Smith is able to join the team on their road trip. Next week is likely the earliest he’s able to return.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Avalanche’s Matt Duchene missed last night’s game with a groin injury. The Avs are hoping that it isn’t long-term, but no timetable is set.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Johan Franzen, Brendan Smith and Kyle Quincey are all returning to the Red Wings lineup. Valtteri Filppula was injured on Sunday and it’s hoped that he won’t be out long.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Stars coach Glen Gulutzan said that Kari Lehtonen is probable for Thursday.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets Derick Brassard left last night’s game with an upper-body injury and didn’t return.
- Kevin Kurz via twitter: Sharks Brent Burns is out for at least the next two games. Coach McLellan hasn’t ruled out Martin Havlat and Tommy Wingels for tomorrow.
- Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: Red Wings forward Darren Helmis going to New York to see a muscles and ligaments specialist for his ailing back.
“It’s not progressing as quickly as Darren would like,” general manager Ken Holland said. “They’ve (doctors) ruled out disk or structural issues.”
Red Wings GM Ken Holland thinks both Johan Franzen (hip flexor) and Kyle Quincey (sprained ankle) will return during their Carolina trip. Defenseman Brendan Smith and Carlo Colaiacovo could return this week from their shoulder injuries. There is no timetable on when Todd Bertuzzi (back) will be able to start skating.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals Jason Chimera left practice early with a lower-body injury and it’s not known if he’ll be able to play against the Hurricanes. Nicklas Backstrom is questionable due to sickness. Defenseman Mike Greenis ready to go.
“I’m 100 percent and ready to go,” Green said, adding that he’s not concerned about the prospect of playing back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday. “The reason why I’m ready to play is I’m 100 percent and it was either battle through it on Saturday or else wait until I’m 100 percent so I could play back-to-backs, so here we are.”
Brooks Laich remains out with a groin injury.
“He still doesn’t want to go out on the ice until he feels – right now he doesn’t want to go out until he feels that he can actually continue up the ladder. But it’s tough,” Oates said. “They’re weird injuries. You think it’s improving and then all of a sudden it’s like, ‘uh-oh,’ and you’re not quite sure.”
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson remains out with a concussion and hasn’t started skating yet.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk said that defenseman Aaron Rome will be out 3-6 weeks with a fractured bone in his foot. Defenseman Philip Larsen remains day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
- Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: It doesn’t look like defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will miss any time after his latest lower-body injury.
Quick Hits: Allen, McCormick, Porter, Hossa, Tarasenko, Read, McBain, Pitkanen, Michalek, Carter, Franzen, Orr and Green
- Lou Korac via twitter: The Blues have sent Jake Allen back to Peoria of the AHL.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Sabres Cody McCormick cleared waivers.
- Buffalo Sabres via twitter: The Sabres have recalled Kevin Porter from Rochester of the AHL.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa passed some concussion tests. He’ll have more tests tomorrow to determine if he’ll be able to play tomorrow.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Strickland was told that Vladimir Tarasenko was knocked out before he hit the ice.
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: There has been no update on Flyers Matt Read, but feeling around the Flyers last night was that it could be a concussion.
- Michael Smith via twitter: Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller said that defenseman Jamie McBain will be out 1-2 weeks with an upper-body injury.
- Michael Smith via twitter: Muller added that Joni Pitkanen (lower-body injury) could return as early as this weekend.
- Don Brennan via twitter: Senators coach Paul MacLean expects Milan Michalek to return from his knee injury next week.
- Rich Chere via twitter: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello won’t classify Ryan Carter’s head injury a concussion, said “No. He’s just day to day.”
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Johan Franzen is not ready to return to the Red Wings lineup just yet.
- Chris Johnston via twitter: Maple Leafs Colton Orr is out tonight with a lower-body injury.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals Mike Green is a game-time decision.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings Jimmy Howard left in the first period of last night’s game. Howard apparently was experiencing blurry vision after getting hit with a puck in practice.
“I didn’t know about that,” Mike Babcock said. “He wasn’t seeing good or something like that.
“He’ll get tested tomorrow, we’ll find out more.”
Wings forward Mikael Samuelsson, who just returned from a groin injury, missed the game with a hand injury after getting hit by an Ian White shot during the morning skate. Johan Franzen expects to get back in the lineup on Thursday. Carlo Colaiacovo is skating and should return soon. Brendan Smith is hoping to return next week.
- Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanen will skate today and could return to practice soon according to coach Kirk Muller. Jeff Skinner, Tim Gleason, Tim Brent and Tim Wallace are all day-to-day. Gleason could skate today. It’s unlikely that Skinner will, ”there isn’t anything that tells me he’s going to skate tomorrow.”
- Mark Lazarus of the Chicago Sun-Times: Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook is day-to-day after taking a puck “Uh, somewhere” according to coach Quenneville. Goalie Corey Crawford hasn’t practiced since last Thursday with an upper-body injury. He skated on his own before yesterday’s practice.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The NHL has fined Wild forward Devin Setoguchi $8,108.11 for high stick to Red Wings Kyle Quincey.
- Edmonton Oilers via twitter: The Oilers have recalled defenseman Theo Peckham from the AHL.
- Elliotte Friedman via twitter: Canucks Andrew Ebbett clears waivers. No one was put on waivers today.
- Tracey Myers via twitter: Coach Joel Quenneville said that Dan Carcillo won’t play tonight, but will sometime on this homestand.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul is back skating but is still a couple weeks away from returning from his fractured forearm.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Gabriel Landeskog is back practicing with the Avalanche but wearing a no contact jersey.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook isn’t on the ice for their morning skate. Brad Ziemer via twitter: Seabrook won’t play tonight with a lower-body injury.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Ullstrom and Boulton will be scratched. Reasoner and Hickey are in.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings Johan Franzen thinks he’ll be able to play in Thursday. Has missed the last 4 games with a sore hip flexor.
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.