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Quick Hits: waviers, Geoffrion, Michalek, Oshie, Dekeyser, Grabner, Slater, Caps and Sens lines, Flames and Wings starters
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Oilers put Ben Eager on waivers. The Coyotes put Nick Johnson on waivers. The Blackhawks put Rostislav Olesz on waivers.
- John Buccigross via twitter: Canadiens Blake Geoffrion has told the team he’s retiring from pro hockey.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators Milan Michalek will miss his second straight practice today because of his nagging knee injury. He is trying to avoid having surgery on it.
“It’s not my injury. It’s a maintenance thing day by day,” said MacLean. “At some point in time, I’m not sure if they will (do surgery) or not (or whether that will be) at the end of the season. It all depends on how it goes.”
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Blue T.J. Oshie left last night’s game in the second period with an apparent rib injury. Oshie went to hit Sharks Brent Burns but ended up on the ice in pain. Alex Steen was held out last night. The Blues could be interested in college free agent Dan Dekeyser.
- NY Islanders via twitter: The Islanders have put winger Michael Grabner on the IR retroactive to March 10th.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Jets Jim Slater has a suspected broken hand.
- Brian McNally via twitter: Capitals lines: Hendricks-Backstrom-Ovechkin. Fehr-Johansson-Brouwer. Chimera-Ribeiro-Perreault/Ward. Volpatti/Wolski-Beagle-Crabb.
- Ken Warren via twitter: Senators lines: Latendresse-Smith-Alfredsson, Greening-Turris-Silfverberg, Condra-O’Brien-Stone, Daugavins-Zibanejad, Neil
- Allan Maki via twitter: Jonas Gustavsson will start in net for the Red Wings.
- Wes Gilbertson via twitter: Miikka Kiprusoff will start in net for the Flames.
Injuries and Starting Goalies: Sharp, Ruutu, Weber, Filppula, Green, Jets, Ducks, Blackhawks and Red Wings
- James Duthie via twitter: Blackhawks Patrick Sharp has a fairly severe AC Joint shoulder separation and will be out for at least three weeks, could be a month. Chris Kuc via twitter: Coach Joel Quenneville said that Sharp will miss three to four weeks.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said they hope to have Tuomo Ruutu medically cleared to return to practice by the 15th.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Canadiens defenseman Yannick Weber didn’t finish last night’s game due a knee injury.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings Valtteri Filppula said he’s not playing this weekend. Hopes to return next week in Calgary.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals defenseman Mike Green skated by himself before practice.
- Gary Lawless via twitter: Ondrej Pavelec will start in net for the Jets tonight.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: Viktor Fasth will start in net for the Ducks tonight.
- Tracey Myers via twitter: Corey Crawford will start in net for the Blackhawks tonight.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Jonas Gustavsson will start in net for the Red Wings tomorrow.
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.
- Seth Rorabaugh via twitter: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said that Evgeni Malkin isn’t suffering from disorientation and headaches. Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: Bylsma said that Malkin hasn’t had disorientation or headaches at any point since hitting the boards.
- Randy Sportak via twitter: Flames Miikka Kiprusoff was back skating yesterday but won’t be playing for a bit. He not going on their road trip.
- David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs James Reimer is close and ”always a chance” that he comes back today according to coach Randy Carlyle.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Martin Brodeur said that “tweaked” his back during a practice last week and has been getting treatment.
- Bob Duff via twitter: The Red Wings have recalled Tom McCollum from the AHL as Jonas Gustavsson is out with tenderness in his groin.
- Corey Pronman via twitter: The Red Wings have recalled Jonas Gustavsson and sent Petr Mrazek to the AHL.
- Elliotte Friedman via twitter: The Canucks place Andrew Ebbett on waivers today.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Ponikarovsky-Zajac-Kovalchuk; Elias-Henrique-Clarkson; Carter-Gionta-Bernier; Barch-Loktionov-Butler.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators lines: Greening-Costa-Daniel Alfredsson, Grant-Turris-Silfverberg, Dziurzynski-Smith-Neil, DaugavinsO’Brien-Condra.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Lightning lines: Conacher-Stamkos-Purcell; Pouliot-Lecavalier-St Louis; Killorn-Thompson-Pyatt; Panik-Hall-Crombeen.
- Jon Lu via twitter: Canadiens lines: Bourque – Plekanec – Gionta; Pacioretty – Desharnais – Eller; Prust – Galchenyuk – Cole; Moen – White – Armstrong. Defensive pairings: Markov – Emelin; Gorges – Diaz; Bouillon – Subban.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers lines: Hagelin-Stepan-Nash Gaborik-Richards-Callahan Pyatt-Boyle-Miller Asham-Halpern-Kreider/Mashinter.
- Anthony SanFilippo via twitter: Flyers lines: Read-Giroux-Voracek; Briere-Schenn-Simmonds, Talbot-Couturier-Knuble, Zolnierczyk-Fedotenko-Rinaldo.
- Mark Masters via twitter: Jose Theodore is the likely starter for the Panthers. Kris Versteeg remains out with an upper-body injury.
- Pat Hickey via twitter: Peter Budaj will start in net for the Canadiens.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Ben Scrivens will start in net for the Maple Leafs.
- James Gordon via twitter: Ben Bishop will start in net for the Senators.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils against the Senators.
- Randy Miller of the Courier Post: Projected starters: Ilya Bryzgalov and Evgeni Nabokov.
- Vicki Hall via twitter: Flames Mikael Backlund will be out for four to six weeks with a MCL sprain.
- Wes Gilbertson via twitter: Flames Michael Cammalleri is day-to-day with a hip flexor.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: The Flames have put Miikka Kiprusoff on the IR retroactive to February 5th.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: Ducks Jonas Hiller left last night’s game with a lower-body injury that is not expected to be serious.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings Todd Bertuzzi will be out indefinitely with a back injury. The Wings are calling up Joakim Andersson. Darren Helm will begin rehab on Monday with a sore back. Carlo Colaiacovo isn’t expected to return from his shoulder injury until mid-month. Brendan Smith is out at least a month with a shoulder injury. Jonas Gustavsson has a pulled groin, and hasn’t played this season.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Avalanche winger Gabriel Landeskog didn’t practice yesterday but they are optimistic that he could resume skating soon. He hasn’t skated since January 19th after being hit by Brad Stuart. He suffered a head and neck injury on the play.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Senators Jason Spezza has been told to do nothing for at least two weeks after having surgery to repair a disc in his back last week. He still hopes to return this season.
“Everything went well. It’s good to have everything done and get started on recovery now,” said Spezza. “You always aim to push your rehab and get a bit more aggressive with things.
“(Athletic therapist) Gerry (Townend) has already talked to me about making sure we’re doing things right and not getting too carried away. The goal is to get back before the end of the season and, hopefully, help us through the end of the year and the playoffs.”
- ESPN: Sabres Ville Leino missed yesterday’s game against the Flyers and is day to day with a lower-body injury. The Sabres play the Maple Leafs tonight.
- Frank Seravalli via twitter: Flyers Zac Rinaldo took 20 stitches above his right knee. Not known if he’ll be available for Tuesday.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: Ducks Cam Fowler (out with the flu) practiced yesterday. Expects to play today against the Flames.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson is “questionable” for their game against the Blue Jackets after slamming into the boards, hurting his right shoulder. Goalie Jonas Gustavsson has a sore groin and the Wings will call up Tom McCollum. Jan Mursak will go on the IR with a collarbone injury to make room on the roster for McCollum. Mursak will have a CT scan tomorrow, and he could be out a couple weeks. If Bertuzzi’s test reveal he has mono, he’ll be out a month. If it’s the flu, he’ll be out a week. Patrick Eaves, who has been out for more than a year with a concussion, said “I’m ready to go.”
- Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune: Blackhawks winger Daniel Carcillo will be out about 4 weeks after suffering a right knee injury on Saturday. It was Carcillo’s first game since have major surgery on his left knee last January. Brandon Saad will replace Carcillo in the lineup, and could be on a line with Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa.
No CBA meetings scheduled … Jamison’s partner/investor … Ovi may stay in Russia … OHL fighting rule … Allaire-Leafs coaches riff
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The NHL and NHLPA talked yesterday. There are no CBA meetings scheduled for today or tomorrow. Both sides are off to Edmonton for the Alberta Labour Board hearing that is scheduled for Friday morning.
- David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail: The Tohono O’Odhan Nation is in a battle with the City of Glendale to build a casino resort beside the community, is also the major investor for Greg Jamison’s bid to buy the Coyotes according to a source. It’s not known if they are a partner or an investor, and could hold up to 50% interest. Glendale has already spent $2.5 million in legal costs fighting the tribe’s bid to build a casino.
- CSN Washington via twitter: Alex Ovechkin: “If our $ get slashed, I’ll have to think about return to NHL, Won’t rule out staying in Russia past this season”
- Chris Johnston via twitter: Rick Nash said he thinks the lockout will last the entire season.
- Tony Amrogio via twitter: OHL commissioner David Branch confirms the introduction of a fighting rule. “Fights #11-15 = 2 game susp each, fights #16-20 = 2 games plus $1,000 team fine “
- Michael Russo via twitter: Russo clarifies that the Wild have not laid off any employees.
- Damien Cox of the Toronto Star: Francois Allaire said he quit the Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs said they weren’t going to invite him back. There was a riff between Allaire and the Leafs coaching staff. Here is what is known:
• In late fall, with the team trying to improve its penalty killing, assistant coach Greg Cronin wanted to have Allaire and the goalies sit in on penalty-killing meetings. Allaire didn’t want that. Cronin said he’d already talked to James Reimer.
Allaire warned Cronin not to speak to his goalies. Cronin responded in a most unfriendly way, and unrest within the staff was born.
• Ron Wilson, dismayed with how Jonas Gustavsson and Reimer were playing so passively deep in the crease, asked Allaire in early February to get them to play more aggressively. Allaire said he had no intention of altering the way his goalies were playing.
Wilson, out of sheer frustration, finally went directly to the goalies, bypassing the celebrated goalie guru. Soon, Allaire and the other coaches weren’t even on speaking terms.
• Randy Carlyle, who had worked with Allaire in Anaheim, gave the goalie coach a list of three conditions he would have to meet if he wanted to return for the 2012-13 season. The list included: working a maximum 17 days a month, including six with the Marlies, rather than being around the team every day; apologizing to the coaches on staff he had offended; and a commitment to teaching a more aggressive goaltending style.
Allaire refused to agree to any of the three conditions.
Gustavsson this years Mike Smith? Canucks file “cutdown” with Raymond … Hudler will draw interest … Devils UFAs … Glass close
- Craig Custance via twitter: There will be interest in UFA goalie Jonas Gustavsson. One executive suggested he could be this year’s Mike Smith is he signs with the right team.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Canucks have filed “cutdown” arbitration with forward Mason Raymond. His qualifying offer is $2.6 million, so his salary can’t drop more than to $2.21 million if the Canucks win the arbitration case. The Canucks had to file before June 15th. Going through arbitration could give a maximum of a 15% pay cut, less of a pay cut or none at all. Raymond was to be a RFA on July 1st. The Canucks are not able to walkaway from the arbitration ruling, but they can trade him before or after the ruling.
- Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: The Red Wings have had some discussion with UFA Jiri Hudler. He likes the city and team, but could be highly sought after if he hits the open market. Hudler’s 50 point season could get him a contract similar or more than David Jones’s 4 year, $16 million.
- Todd Cordell via facebook: Bryce Salvador’s agent, Carlos Sosa, said he won’t disclose any information regarding negotiations or contract extension talks at this time.
- Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Petr Sykora hopes he’s able to re-sign with the Devils.
“You never know what’s going to happen, but I think I had a good enough season to come back here next year,” said Sykora, who signed a one-year contract for $650,000 after training camp. “I’m going to do my best. I felt that I did my best during the regular season. I don’t know. Twenty goals, Stanley Cup Finals, I hope it’s going to work out.”
Johan Hedberg may be interested in coming back to the Devils next year as well.
“I have no idea what will happen,” Hedberg said. “I haven’t spoken to Lou (Lamoriello) about anything. I want to wait and see what his thoughts and plans are and then go from there. I had a lot of fun this year, plenty of fun, and feel like I’ve got some more hockey next year.”
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: It looks like Jay McClement’s days as a Colorado Avalanche are over, and he’ll be a UFA on July 1st.
- Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun: The Jets and Tanner Glass are getting close on a deal.
“Not quite there, yet, but definitely talking. I’d say we’re at 80%-85% (done),” Glass told the Winnipeg Sun Wednesday. “We both want to get it done, so that’s the main thing.”
Rumors and notes: Senators, Tarasenko, Salvador, Canucks, Oilers, Thomas, Maple Leafs and Blue Jackets goalie options
- Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen: Serious contract discussions between the Erik Karlsson and the Senators won’t take place until well after July 1st. The Senators will have to decide whether they want to re-sign defenseman Filip Kuba or not. There have been no discussions between the 2 sides yet, but talks must begin soon. A starting point on a Kuba deal could be Johnny Oduya’s new 3 year, $10.125 million deal. Kuba is 36 years old and may be looking for a 3 year deal. Sergei Gonchar will make $5.5 million and GM Bryan Murray will be looking to move him, though it will be unlikely that someone wants him at that number.
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Blues prospect Vladimir Tarasenko told his KHL team on Saturday that he was planning on heading to North America for next season. The CBA prevents him from officially signing with the Blues until July 1st. He may still be negotiating a KHL contract in case there is an NHL lockout. The Blues may look to get a contract signed before July 1st and push the NHL to put it through. Devils Bryce Salvador might be able to get a 2 year deal at over $3 million per season on the open market, but may take less to stay with the Devils. Talks between the Canucks and Cory Schneider are on hold until they decide what to do with Roberto Luongo. He won’t sign for as long of term as long as Luongo is there. There have been little talks between the Oilers and Devan Dubnyk.
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Tim Thomas agent, Bill Zito, denies that Thomas decision to sit out the season is a move to protect him from being traded. Thomas’s no-trade clause expires on July 1st. Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said he isn’t inclined to make a deal, other teams believe he’ll be available. Friedman doens’t think teams will be scared off on Thomas. Zito also represents Tuukka Rask. Under Dallas Eakins new contract, he is not able to leave next year. The Maple Leafs didn’t want to add a 2nd year to a Tomas Vokoun deal. The Flyers were interested in Vokoun but cap issues hold them back until July 1st. If the Oilers were offered a good enough defenseman or even a goalie, would they move down in the draft to take a defenseman? In 2006, the Devils and Patrik Elias couldn’t get a deal worked out. He had a verbal agreement with the Rangers but they wouldn’t agree on a no-movement clause. Elias went back to the Devils and they did a deal.
- Damian Cox of the Toronto Star: Scott Clemmensen may be a good fit for the Maple Leafs. Johan Hedberg could be an option as well.
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: The Blue Jackets only have 2 goaltenders under contract for next season, Steve Mason and Allen York, and it’s their goal to have 5. Mason will likely only be back as a backup. They could trade him, but he’s due $3.2 million. He could be put on waivers or possibly bought out. The Blue Jackest could call the Canucks about Roberto Luongo, but he wouldn’t be their first choice. The Blue Jackets may only be lukewarm on Jonathan Bernier. Sergei Bobrovsky is another option. Free agents to keep in mind are Jonas Gustavsson, Josh Harding, Scott Clemmensen and Martin Biron.
Possible landing spots for Bernier … 5 Senators that could be traded … Canadiens still deciding on new coach … Hartley meets with Flames
- Craig Custance of ESPN: Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier will likely find himself in a different uniform next season.
“Everybody is high on Bernier,” said an NHL scout. “There’s no question he’s been brought along nicely by L.A. I think there’s a number of teams in the NHL that need a goaltender that covet Bernier.”
Bernier is set to earn $1.25 million next year and will be a RFA. Tampa Bay is the favorite to land Bernier. Yzerman is looking for young goalie to lead the team, and they have 2 1st round picks in this years draft. The Blue Jackets are another option, though they may be looking someone with a bit more of a track record. Roberto Luongo would be an intriguing option, but would he want to play there, especially if Rick Nash is traded? The Maple Leafs are a long shot. Bernier is not a Francois Allaire butterfly goalie. Plus the Leafs may be looking for a veteran goalie, such as Tomas Vokoun.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Garrioch lists 5 Senators that could be traded this offseason: 1. Nick Foligno – he’s a RFA and will get a qualifying offer, but he likely won’t sign it. 2. Sergei Gonchar – the 35 year old will make $5.5 million next year with a no-movement clause. 3. Robin Lehner – he could challenge Ben Bishop for the backup position if not moved. They weren’t that thrilled with the way he developed last year. 4. Zack Smith – could be moved due to the depth at center, especially if they are able to bring back Chris Kelly. 5. Bobby Butler – moving Butler and his $1.2 million contract may be a miracle. He only scored 6 goals in 56 games last year. If they could get a late round pick for him, they should take it. Buying him out and living with a $200,000 cap hit for the next 2 years could be an option.
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Rimer has been told by a very solid source that the Canadiens still haven’t decided on who will be their next head coach. They are still talking to candidates. It could still be a couple weeks before they decide. Bob Hartley is a finalist with 2 or 3 others.
- Calgary Sun: RDS’s Vincent Damphousse said that Bob Hartley has had a 2nd interview with the Flames. There have been reports that the Hartley was to be named the Canadiens new head coach. There may also been some issues with his current coaching contract according to Darrent Dreger:
“It’s my understanding that there’s some complications with his contract over (in Europe),” Dreger told TSN Radio 990. “It’s a multi-year contract and the people in Zurich aren’t about to rip it up and say ‘Good luck.’ ”
- David Chere via twitter: Devils lines at practice yesterday: Parise-Zajac-Zubrus; Ponikarovsky-Henrique-Kovalchuk; Elias-Josefson-Clarkson; Carter-Gionta-Bernier.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: The KHL announced they will play 2 regular season games in Brooklyn next year. A list of teams that could play are Dynamo, CSKA, Avangard, Salavat Yulaev and SKA.
- Adam Jahns via twitter: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman said they have talked with Patrick Kane about the Madison incident and said they were disappointed.
- Sean Gentille of the Sporting News: Blues goalie Brian Elliott is now day-to-day with an upper-body injury suffered in practice. He should be available for Game 1. It increases the odds of Jaroslav Halak starting.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators Mika Zibanejad won’t play in their first 2 games. He’ll go to the AHL for the weekend.
- Katie Strang of ESPN: The Rangers and Chris Kreider are in contract discussions. It’s believed that Kreider will forego his senior year at Boston College and go pro. If he signs, the Rangers may send him to the AHL. ** Update: Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Rangers and Kreider have agreed on an entry level contract.
- Dan Murphy via twitter: Canucks lines: Raymond-Henrik-Burrows Lapierre-Kesler-Booth Higgins-Pahlsson-Hansen Malhotra-Bitz-Kassian.
- Adam Kimelman via twitter: Flyers defensive pairs: Coburn-Grossmann, Carle-Timonen, Bourdon-Lilja. Kubina skating as the extra blueliner
- David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke said they need to get bigger, and a top priority is goaltending. Scott MacArthur via twitter: Burke still believes in James Reimer, and basically shuts down on Jonas Gustavsson returning. James Mirtle via twitter: Burke said he won’t trade their first round draft pick for a goaltender. James Mirtle via twitter: Burke isn’t really interested in what’s available in free agency and will address team issues via trades. Center and goal are biggest needs.
- Brian Burke full press conference