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Flames cut ties with Sutter, Lowery … Stars interested in Parise and a Dman … Some Ducks won’t be back … Brodeur wants to play next year …Bitz gets 2 games
- Vicki Hall of hte Calgary Herald: The Calgary Flames have mutually parted ways with head coach Brent Sutter yesterday. Assistant coach Dave Lowry will not have his contract renewed. Sutter,“After discussions with Jay since the season ended, it was in the best interest of the organization and myself to part ways. I wish the Calgary Flames all the best.”
- Ian Busby of QMI Agency: Busby names some possible targets for the Flames next head coach. 1. Troy Ward (head coach of Abbotsford, AHL) 2. Bob Boughner (head coach Windsor, OHL) 3. Bob Hartley (head coach ZSC, Switzerland) 4. Craig MacTavish (head coach Chicago, AHL) 5. Mike Sullivan (assistant coach, NY Rangers).
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: (Mailbag) If the Stars are able to land a Zach Parise, they may have to unload some contracts, and Brenden Morrow and Steve Ott could be the guys. Other teams will have interest in Morrow and Ott. Richard Bachman will have to battle Jack Campbell for the backup roll next season. Campbell may be better with 1 more year of development. Heika thinks they could land Parise and make a trade for a defenseman. They might have to wait for a new CBA before they make a move on a defenseman.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks Corey Perry, Jonas Hiller, Cam Fowler and Luca Sbisa aren’t going anywhere. Ryan Getzlaf is entering a contract year and would be hard to replace. Bobby Ryan could be used to improve defense and depth. The Ducks have 8 unrestricted free agents, and hope to re-sign Saku Koivu. Jason Blake, Niklas Hagman and Dan Ellis are as good as gone. Center Rod Pelley may not be re-signed either. They will have decisions to make on George Parros and Sheldon Brookbank.
- Adam Jahns via twitter: Coyotes Radim Vrbata is day-to-day with an injury.
- Craig Custance of ESPN: Predators defenseman Hal Gill didn’t practice yesterday and is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: The Canadiens have called the Red Wings about Jim Nill for their vacant GM position. In the past the Red Wings have said no to any team calling about him. The L.A .Times reported on Wednesday that the Canadiens are interested in Kings assistant GM Ron Hextall and Kings executive Luc Robitaille. The Canadiens have also inquired about Blackhawks assistant GM Marc Bergevin, Lightning assistant GM Julien BriseBois and Maple Leafs assistant GM Claude Loiselle.
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Odds are Martin Brodeur will be back with the Devils next year.“I don’t know what the future will bring me. I want to play more, but a lot of circumstances could happen that I won’t,” he said. “So I’m looking forward to this.”
“I’m not 100 percent sure about next year because I don’t have a contract and I’m not negotiating or anything,” Brodeur said. “We’ll see what the future brings after these playoffs. But this season definitely answered a lot of questions in the way I’m able to perform and my willingness to do it every day. That was one of the things that was worrying me a little bit.
“You need to want to come to the rink. You need to want to travel. I’ve been doing it for a long time and I really regained that desire this season. That’s why I didn’t want to lean one way or the other for the longest time. Just because I wanted to see if I was up for the grind.”
- Canucks Byron Bitz suspended for 2 games.
Fantasy Hockey notes: Duchene, Tyutin, Toews, Dubinsky, Anderson, Morrow, Nyquist, Ponikarovsky and starting goalies
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Matt Duchene will be out 3-4 weeks with an ankle injury, surgery not needed.
- Bill Rabinowitz via twitter: Blue Jackets defenseman Fedor Tyutin has a broken hand and is likely done for the year.
- Adam Jahns via twitter: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews skated on his own today.
- Steve Zipay via twitter: Rangers forward Brandon Dubinsky is out tonight.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Senators goalie Craig Anderson was on the ice before the Sens practice this morning. He was able to carry a goal stick.
- Adam Jahns via twitter: Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson is “hopeful” for tomorrow night.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Brenden Morrow is skating today, but not expected to play tonight.
- Helene St. James via twitter: The Red Wings called forward Gustav Nyquist.
- Rich Chere via twitter: Alexei Ponikarovsky will be in the lineup tonight.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars lines: Eriksson-Ribeiro-Ryder. Ott-Benn-Burish. Nystrom-Fiddler-Dvorak. Garbutt-Wandell-Vincour. vs. Sharks.
- Katie Strang via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders against Martin Brodeur and the Devils.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Kari Lehtonen will start in net for the Stars.
- George Richards via twitter: Jose Theodore will start in net for the Panthers.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Martin Biron will start in net for the Rangers against the Sens.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Tomas Vokoun will start in net for the Capitals tonight.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: Jonas Hiller will start in net for the Ducks against Jaroslav Halak and the Blues.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: Ray Emery will start in net for Blackhawks.
Afternoon rumors involving: Blue Jackets, Jets, Sabres, Canadiens, Bruins, Flyers, Rangers, Kings, Avalanche, Islanders, Crosby, Hunter and starting goalies
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: The Blue Jackets don’t expect to make any trades this weekend, but one phone call could change that.
- Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press: Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff said yesterday there’s no doubt he’s a buyer. “I’m always going to be trying to acquire assets. I’m always looking to make our team better for the future.” “It’s not just other teams asking about (our young players),” he said. “There are a lot of things that are talked about.” Cheveldayoff said there hasn’t been any contract extension talk with any of their pending UFAs: Jim Slater, Tanner Glass, Kyle Wellwood, Tim Stapleton, Johnny Oduya, Randy Jones, Mark Flood and Chris Mason.
- Scott Burnside and Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Burnside thinks it’s time for the Sabres to start making some deals. The Canadiens should find a taker for Hal Gill and perhaps Andrei Kostitsyn. Travis Moen and Chris Campoli could also be moved. The Bruins and Rangers will both be looking to add some depth along the blueline. A source said the Flyers could also be looking at adding another Dman. Hurricanes Bryan Allen and Jaroslav Spacek will be UFAs. Luke Schenn could be had if it helps the Leafs land a top 6 forward. The Kings Jack Johnson could be in play, but they’d need to get a top forward back
- Adrian Deter of the Denver Post: Dater thinks the Avalanche will move a defenseman, with Shane O’Brien making sense. Dater also thinks teams will be interested Ryan Wilson, Ryan O’Byrne and Kyle Quincey.
- David Hutchinson of the Star Ledger: The Devils are looking for a veteran defenseman. Marek Zidlicky is one possibility, and he’s already waived his no trade clause for them.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: The Islanders are looking for a top 4 defenseman.
- Pens Inside Scoop via twitter: Penguins Sidney Crosby skated with teammates today because of ice time availability. No change in his status.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: Bruins forward Rich Peverley is out 4 to 6 weeks with a grade 3 MCL sprain in his right knee.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: The Kings have put Trent Hunter on waivers.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: Jonas Hiller will start in net for the Ducks tonight against Martin Brodeur and the Devils.
- Harvey Fialkov via twitter: Tomas Vokoun will start for the Capitals against Jose Theodore and the Panthers.
- Marc Antoine Godin via twitter: Carey Price will start in net for the Canadiens against the Sabres.
“I have two players who are unavailable,” Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray declared to a pair of Southern California newspapers on Jan. 4, a saliva-inducing statement as the other 29 NHL teams began to pick apart the Ducks’ roster.
More than a month later, where do those two players and the rest of the team stand on the eve of the Feb. 27 trade deadline?
Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu, who possess no-trade clauses, are still in Anaheim – and that remains unlikely to change. The main reason: A 12-3-3 run since Jan. 1 (through Monday) that has kept the team on the fringe of the playoff conversation. Be assured that Murray’s phone is still ringing, but he might wait until the last minute before committing to joining the sellers’ camp
Be assured, too, that Murray is listening. The GM has been quite active in advance of deadlines past.
Could the Leafs be looking at Clowe? Rutherford wants a ton … No serious talks with Karlson … Peckham, Sutton getting interest … A Miller for Hiller swap?
- Only a few GM’s are in Ottawa, Brian Burke is one of them, and everyone is waiting for him to make a move.
“He’s trying. He’s trying hard. He definitely wants to get bigger,” a league executive said Thursday.
The Leafs would love to bring in a hard-nosed forward. A guy they could look at is Sharks winger Ryane Clowe. Clowe has 1 year left at a $3.625 million cap hit. There is word that he might be someone the Sharks could look at moving. It might take more than the Leafs want to offer San Jose to get him though. The Leafs would likely have interest in Tuomo Ruutu. The Hurricanes have talked to Ruutu about a contract extension but it’s believed he’s asking for too much on a long-term deal, so he’ll likely be traded.
- League sources are saying that Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford is asking a ton for his UFA defenseman. A league source said that Hurricanes are asking for 2 1st round picks or a 1st round pick and an ‘A’ prospect for one of Tim Gleason, Bryan Allen or Jaroslav Spacek. The asking price will come down.
- The Blue Jackets would move center Antoine Vermette. He’s been available all season.
- The Senators and defenseman Erik Karlsson’s camp haven’t had any serious contract talks. It will likely wait until after the season.
- The Oilers are getting interest in defenseman Theo Peckham and Andy Sutton. Sutton will be a UFA at the end of the year. Peckham will be an RFA, and there are plenty of teams looking for help on the blueline.
- The Ducks, Blackhawks and Lightning could be looking for goaltending help, so keep an eye on Ryan Miller. The Sabres aren’t shopping him, but they’ll have to decide soon if they are in the playoff hunt or not. A Miller for Jonas Hiller trade could be possible.
More on Flyers-Leafs … Roy could come up in discussions … Hemsky’s trade value … Iggy staying … Carter to IR … Lines and Starting goalies
- Darren Dreger of TSN (mailbag): It has been reported that the Flyers and Leafs have talked. That James van Riemsdyk is a big bodied forward that the Leafs are interested. JVR would be easier to get than a Ryan Getzlaf. There have been no offers made by either side, and Luke Schenn “most definitely hasn’t been offered.” If and when the likes of Ryan Suter or Shea Weber aren’t made available, the Flyers may go back to the Leafs. “Toronto, without question would include Schenn in a trade if JVR is the return.” Dreger thinks the Sabres could move Derek Roy, or at least will be in talks with other clubs about him. A Ryan Miller trade is not likely to happen ‘in-season’ if they are considering it at all. The Senators won’t alter their long-term plans, but if they are able to add a forward, probably a top 9, Murray might make a move. Oilers Ales Hemsky’s trade value will depend on how he plays from now until the trade deadline. The Oilers will want a young player for Hemsky and possibly a draft pick depending on the player.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: “Don’t be surprised if Burke meets with Schenn today. If deal doesn’t go down soon, I expect Burke will tell Luke its not happening.”
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Flames GM Jay Feaster: “That’s correct. Iggy is going nowhere and we are going for it.”
- Capgeek via twitter: Once all Flames become healthy, it’s estimated they’ll need to clear $2.5 million in cap space.
- Josh Yohe via twitter: Penguins Sidney Crosby received clearance to begin skating earlier this week.
- Craig Custance of ESPN: Custance names some top candidates who could be GMs soon: Julien BriseBois (TB), Paul Fenton (NASH), Ron Hextall (LA), Jeff Gordon (NYR) and Jim Nill (DET)
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Wild have put Colton Gillies on waivers. The Red Wings have put Chris Minard on waivers. Coyotes Cal O’Reilly clears waivers.
- Shawn Mitchell via twitter: The Blue Jackets have put Jeff Carter on the IR.
- George Richards via twitter: Panthers goalie Jose Theodore will likely be back on Monday against the Bruins.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers confirm that Brandon Dubinsky will be a game-time decision.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers lines: Wolski-Stepan-Gaborik, Prust-Richards-Callahan, Hagelin-Boyle-Mitchell, Rupp-Anisimov-Fedotenko.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals lines: Ovechkin-Johansson-Semin, Knuble-Laich-Brouwer, Hendricks-Halpern-Ward, Chimera-Eakin-Beagle.
- Scott MacArthur via twitter: Leafs defensive pairings: Aulie-Phaneuf, Gunnarsson-Schenn, Komisarek-Franson.
- Paul Hendrick via twitter: Jonas Gustavsson will face Ryan Miller tonight. Sabres center Derek Roy is back in the lineup. No lineup changes for the Leafs.
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: Dwayne Roloson will start in net for the Lightning tonight against the Capitals. Stephen Whyno via twitter: Tomas Vokoun will start in net tonight for the Capitals.
- Marc Antoine Godin via twitter: Carey Price will start in net for the Canadiens against the Senators.
- Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: Jaroslav Halak will start in net for the Blues against the Wild.
- Mark Spector via twitter: It will be Nikolai Khabibulin against Jonas Hiller tonight.
- Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch: Curtis Sanford will start in net for the Blue Jackets tonight.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: The Coyotes have claimed Gilbert Brule off re-entry waivers.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Clearing waivers today: Tim Sestito (NJ), Brodie Dupont (NASH) and Mark Fraser (ANA).
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers forward Jordan Eberle will be out 2 to 3 weeks with a knee injury.
- Dave Molinari via twitter: James Neal is skating in his usual spot with Evgeni Malkin and Chris Kunitz at the Penguins practice this morning. Dave Molinari via twitter: Penguins Craig Adams says he plans on playing tonight.
- Detroit Red Wings via twitter: Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk is day-to-day and won’t be in the lineup tonight. Ansar Khan via twitter: Jimmy Howard will start on Thursday, Ty Conklin starts tonight.
- Scott MacArthur via twitter: Maple Leafs lines: Lupul-Connolly-Kessel, Crabb-Grabovski-Kulemin, MacArthur-Lombardi-Kadri, Boyce-Steckel-Brown. James Mirtle via twitter: Looking like Jake Gardiner is the odd man out on the Leafs blueline tonight. Sabres lines: Vanek-Hecht-Pominville, Boyes-Leino-Stafford, Ellis-Adam-McCormick, Gerbe-Gaustad-Kaleta. Sabres defensive pairings and starting goalie: McNabb-Myers, Leopold-Regehr, Gragnani-Weber. G: Miller (Enroth backs up.) Elliotte Friedman via twitter: Derek Roy will be a game-time decision.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers lines: Hall-Gagner-Hemsky, Smyth-Horcoff-Jones, Paajarvi-Belanger-Lander, Hordichuk-O’Marra-Eager.
- Rich Chere via twitter: Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov will play tonight, center Travis Zajac is out.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: The Ducks called up Jeff Deslauriers. Jonas Hiller is not on the ice, lower body injury.
- Minnesota Wild via twitter: The Wild have put Pierre-Marc Bouchard on the IR with concussion like symptoms.
- Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Curtis Sanford will start for the Blue Jackets against Corey Crawford and the Blackhawks.
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: Sergei Bobrovsky will start in net for the Flyers.
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: Cory Schneider will start for the Canucks against Dwayne Roloson and the Lightning.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Brent Johnson is expected to start for the Penguins.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders against the Red Wings.
Ryan more likely than Getzlaf to be traded … Ruutu will draw interest … Carter separates shoulder … Penguins lose Staal, Neal and Adams
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Matheson doesn’t see the Ducks trading Ryan Getzlaf. A league executive said that Bobby Ryan is the most likely to be moved. Philadelphia seems like a logical bet for Ryan. Matheson can see James van Riemsdyk in a package. The Ducks might ask for Brayden Schenn and may ask for a defenseman like Braydon Coburn. Sean Couturier is off-limits. The Maple Leafs would love Getzlaf but Burke may not have the pieces to get him. What would he offer: Lupul, Gardiner or Kadri? The Oilers would be interested. Nugent-Hopkins, Hall and Eberle are untouchable which would leave players like: Sam Gagner, Ladislav Smid, Tom Gilbert, Magnus Paajarvi, Oscar Klefbom, Tyler Pitlick, Teemu Hartikainen, Jeff Petry. The Blackhawks are looking for another defenseman with Hurricanes Tim Gleason or Bryan Allen making sense. They’d like Lubomir Visnovsky, but he under contract for next year with a $3 million salary but a $5.6 million cap hit. The Capitals, Penguins and Sharks could be interested in Hurricanes winger Tuomo Ruutu as a rental.
- Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun: The Oilers are actively looking for a defenseman and there is an outside chance they shut Ryan Whitney down for the season. Winger Ales Hemsky’s time in Edmonton could be coming to an end.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Bruins Brad Marchand will have his hearing today at noon with Brendan Shanahan. Ducks J.F. Jacques will likely have a hearing at some point for his hit on R.J. Umberger.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Vladimir Tarasenko was traded to Dynamo Moscow, which likely means he’ll be joining the St. Louis Blues over the summer.
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Blue Jackets forward Jeff Carter suffered a separated shoulder last night. “We’ll see where he’s at and we’ll get more detail tomorrow,” coach Scott Arniel said. He suffered the injury on a blindsided hit by Francois Beauchemin. Winger Cody Bass won’t have shoulder surgery, he’ll rehab it and hopes to play again this season. Forward Mark Letestu will have surgery today on a broken pinky finger metacarpal and will be out 6 weeks.
- Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Penguins have lost Jordan Staal for 4 to 6 weeks with a knee injury. He has damage to his MCL and it won’t require surgery. Winger James Neal broke his foot on Saturday. “In the next few days we’ll see what that timetable looks like, but it’s weeks, not days,” Bylsma said. Craig Adams injured his knee during practice after a collision in yesterday’s practice.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller pulled himself in the 1st period of last night’s game. Iiro Tarkki filled in for Hiller. The Ducks usual backup Dan Ellis re-injured his groin on Saturday and will be out for 4 weeks. Kyle Palmieri and Jean-Francois Jacques were recalled. Andrew Gorden was assigned to the AHL and George Parros was put on the IR.
- Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune: Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp suffered an upper-body injury in the 1st and didn’t return. “We’re going to have some tests with him (and we’ll) know more (Monday),” Quenneville said.
- Katie Carrera of the OC Register: Capitals Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green didn’t practice yesterday. Though no update was given other than being day-to-day, it seems they are bracing for not having either in the lineup against the Kings, and possibly longer. Lines at practice: Semin-Johansson-Knuble, Ovechkin-Laich-Brouwer, Chimera-Halpern-Ward, Hendricks-Perreault-Beagle. Defensive pairings: Alzner-Carlson, Hamrlik-Wideman, Erskine-Orlov, Schultz.
Afternoon notes on Backstrom, Madden, Phillips, Orr, Carcillo, Blackhawks, Devils, Sabres and starting goalies
- Brian McNally via twitter: Capitals coach Dale Hunter said that Niklas Backstrom is day-to-day and is still being evaluated.
- George Richards via twitter: The Panthers have officially signed center John Madden.
- Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen: Senators defenseman Chris Phillips is out with a concussion. “We’re going to be hopeful that it’s short term and it’s being evaluated and it appears to be a mild one, but it depends on him,” said MacLean.
- David Alter via twitter: The Maple Leafs have placed Colton Orr on waivers. Jonas Siegel via twitter: Orr will be assigned to the Marlies if he clears.
- Tim Sassone via twitter: The Blackhawks have recalled Andrew Shaw and Dylan Olsen and have put Steve Montador and Marcus Kruger on the IR.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Blackhawks forward Daniel Carcillo has waived his right for an in person hearing.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils defenseman Anton Volchenkov won’t play tonight. Andy Greene (broken toe) is at least 2 more weeks away. Rich Chere via twitter: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello on Travis Zajac: “We’re just going to rest him. He has a little soreness and we don’t want to take any chances.”
- John Vogl via twitter: The Sabres could be getting Tyler Myers, Ville Leino and Tyler Ennis back this weekend. Myers is hoping for Friday, Leino is shooting for Saturday.
- Terry Koshan via twitter: Jonas Gustavsson will start in net for the Leafs against the Jets.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: Ray Emery will start in net for the Blackhawks against the Flyers.
- Curtis Zupke via twitter: Jonas Hiller will start for the Ducks against the Sharks.
Schenn breaks foot … Crosby out for weekend … Carter doubtful for weekend … Devils lines … Starting goalies
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren confirms that Brayden Schenn has a broken left foot. Philadelphia Flyers via twitter: Schenn will be out for 4 to 6 weeks.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Sidney Crosby will not play this weekend, nothing before next week.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets forward Jeff Carter is out tonight and his “highly doubtful” for this weekend.
- Rich Chere via twitter: Devils lines: Kovalchuk-Parise-Palmieri; Sykora-Elias-Zubrus; Tedenby-Henrique-Clarkson; Mills-Carter-Janssen. Defensive pairings: Greene-Fayne; Salvador-Volchenkov; Tallinder-Larsson; Fraser an extra
- NY Islanders via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders tonight against the Penguins. Rick DiPietro will be the back up. Defenseman Milan Jurcina is out.
- Chris Kuc via tiwtter: Corey Crawford will start in net for the Blackhawks against the Hurricanes.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: Jonas Hiller will start in net for the Ducks. Dan Ellis might get the start on Sunday in Columbus.
- Jason Gregor via twitter: Nikolai Khabibulin will start in net for the Oilers. Devan Dubnyk will start in net tomorrow in Colorado.
- Joshua Cooper via twitter: Pekka Rinne will start in net for the Predators.
Mystery trade suggestion … No talks yet for Neal-Penguins … Samuelsson sore … Armstrong out weeks … Stars-Ducks starting goalies
- Vancouver Province: (Editorial, no name attached) The mystery writer suggests the Canucks trade Roberto Luongo straight up for Vincent Lecavalier. Luongo signed a 12 year, $64 million deal in 2009. Lecavalier is on a 11 year, $85 million deal. The Lightning need goaltending and the Canucks need a power forward.
- Rob Rossi and Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Penguins GM Ray Shero said there is no rush for them to sign winger James Neal to a contract extension.
“We’ll likely wait a little bit,” Shero said of potential extension talks with Neal’s agent, Pat Morris. “He has an agent I’ve dealt with well over the years. When the time comes, we’ll get something done. There’s no doubt in that.”
There have been no talks so far. Neal has a cap hit of $2.875 million. Sidney Crosby skated yesterday but remains uncertain when he’ll return.
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: The Blue Jackets are off to a disappointing 0-5-1 start, partly due to injuries and suspension. Team president Mike Priest have GM Scott Howson and coach Scott Arniel a vote of confidence. James Wisniewski is suspended. Kristian Huselius is out for another month or 2. Jared Boll and his broken thumb are a month away. Jeff Carter is out indefinitely with a broken foot.
- Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press: The Jets have shown interest in hosting the 2014 Heritage Classic.
- Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun: Canucks forward Mikael Samuelsson missed last night’s game due to soreness from an off-season hernia/abductor surgery.
- Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: Avalanche winger Peter Mueller has been ruled out for Saturday’s game with a head injury. He’s missed the last 3 games. “He’s not feeling well,” Sacco said. “After (Wednesday’s) practice he notified us he wasn’t feeling well. When we get back from our game in Chicago, we’ll see how he is the next day.” Mueller missed last season with post-concussion symptoms.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Maple Leafs forward Colby Armstrong is out with a sprained ankle. There is no timetable, but looking at weeks and not months.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Nolan Baumgartner (Van) and Scott Jackson (TB) were put on waivers yesterday. Ivanans (CGY) and Bagnall (MIN) cleared waivers. Baumgartner was on the IR and is healthy, needs to clear waivers to be sent to the AHL.
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Stars defenseman Sheldon Souray missed practiced yesterday but is expected to play tonight. Lines at yesterday’s practice: Morrow-Ribeiro-Ryder, Ott-Benn-Eriksson, Burish-Fiddler-Dvorak/Wandell, Nystrom/Barch-Dowell-Petersen. Defensive pairings: Goligoski-Pardy, Fistric-Robidas, Grossman-Daley.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: ESPNDallas is reporting that Kari Lehtonen will start in net for the Stars tonight. Jonas Hiller will start for the Ducks.
Another interested party for Stars … Pacioretty cleared for contact … Canucks top 6 options and Schneider … Foster out 2-4 weeks … Doughty practicing video
- Kate Hairopoulos of the Dallas Morning News: Chuck Greenberg is interested in buying the Dallas Stars, and he would have 30 days to submit an offer. Tom Gaglardi has already submitted a bid of $267 million to buy the team. Greenberg has been studying the team for months, and has already been approved by the NHL as a bidder for the team. Greenberg was a part owner of the Texas Rangers along with Nolan Ryan, but he sold his share and stepped down as CEO in March due to the differences he had with Ryan.
- Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette: Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty, who was turn-buckled by Chara last year, has been cleared for full contact but said there are some steps remaining before he considers himself recovered. He had a severe concussion and a cracked vertebra. “Obviously, there still is an injury there and I’ll have to deal with it probably for the rest of my life, but it’s been a lot better than I thought it would be.”
- Matthew Sekeres of the Globe and Mail: The next two weeks will determine who’ll play on the 2nd line while Ryan Kesler and Mason Raymond are recovering. Cody Hodgson has been given the first opportunity. Mikael Samuelsson will be a top 6 forward according to coach Vigneault. If healthy, Marco Sturm could be on the 2nd line. Chris Higgins could also get a shot. Jannik Hansen, PTO Owen Nolan and point-a-game AHLer Andrew Ebbett could be possibilities.
- Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun: Canucks goalie Cory Schneider will again be the backup for Roberto Luongo if the Canucks don’t get what they want for him.
“I signed a two-year contract, so I’m bound to my contract, and I’m going to fulfil it, and show up and work hard, and do what I agreed to do,” he said Monday.
“You can’t sign a two-year deal assuming you’re going to be moved or want to get out of it in the middle of it. I was coming off my rookie deal where I had almost no game experience, so a two-year contract sounded like some good security and a good chance to establish myself in this league, so I don’t regret the decision and I’d do it again. It’s just how it’s played out.”
Cole thinks the Oilers could be a team that would be interested in Schneider.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks defenseman Kurtis Foster will be out 2-4 weeks as he needs surgery to remove a small metal wire from his thigh. The wire was inserted into his thigh to hold a rod that was part of the surgery in March 2008 to repair his broken femur. He’ll miss the first couple weeks of the regular season.
- Craig Custance of ESPN: The longer the Doughty contract situation drags on, the more of a problem it becomes for the Kings. Lombardi completely shot down the trade route for Doughty on Sunday. There is some concern how the process is impacting Doughty’s psyche. In August Logan Couture talked about the Doughty talks, “It’s been tough on him, he’s getting frustrated,” Couture said. “It’s definitely been tough on him to be waiting so long.” Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller could see some playing time as early as today, doctor’s still don’t know what caused his vertigo bouts last year. Nikita Filatov will see some exhibition time on the top line with Jason Spezza.
- Drew Doughty practicing ….