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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.
Roster and Goalie Notes: Hejduk, Karlsson, Sharp, Schneider, Bertuzzi, Bolland, Staal’s … Lines and Starting goalies
- Mike Chambers: Avalanche winger Milan Hejduk will be in the lineup on Saturday against the Wild. It could be his last NHL game.
- Bob McKenzie: If Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson is able to get back into the lineup against the Capitals, it would be 10 weeks since the day he had surgery to repair his 70% severed Achilles tendon.
- Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks Patrick Sharp will be in the lineup tonight.
- Vancouver Canucks: Cory Schneider is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, Joe Cannata is re-called.
- Craig Custance: Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said that Todd Bertuzzi won’t be in the lineup tonight.
- Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks Dave Bolland (groin issue) didn’t practice with the team today.
- Chip Alexander: The Hurricanes recall Jared Staal, who will be on a line with brother Jordan.
- Tony Ambrogio: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel, Kulemin-Kadri-Lupul, Komarov-Grabovski-McClement, MacArthur-Colborne-Frattin, Orr-Hamilton-McLaren. Defensive pairings - Gunnarsson-Phaneuf, Fraser-Franson, Liles-O’Byrne
- Erik Erlendsson: Lightning lines: St Louis-Stamkos-Purcell: Killorn-Lecavalier-Panik; Labrie-Thompson-Crombeen; Pouliot-Pyatt-Tyrell.
- Ian Mendes: Senators lines: Conacher-Turris-Michalek. Greening-Smith-Alfredsson. Silfverberg-Zibanejad-Condra. Latendresse-Pageau-Neil.
- Paul Hendrick: Ben Bishop will start in net for the Lighting against James Reimer and the Maple Leafs.
- Chris Kuc: Ray Emery will start in net for the Blackhawks.
Flames lease close to expiring … 6 Predators and Hurricanes questions … Lilja out … Klefbom not ready … Horton cleared
- Tamara Gignac of the Calgary Herald: The Flames lease at the Scotiabank Saddledome expires in 2014 and the Flames would like a modern building to enable them to compete financially with other NHL teams. They are being tight-lipped about when or where they could break new ground. The Flames can extend their lease until a new arena is built.
“We certainly won’t be ready to move by 2014,” King said.
“If we dropped the flag and started building today, I don’t think we’d meet the deadline. We have an arrangement to be here as long or frankly, as short, as required.”
- Brian Compton of NHL.com: 6 questions facing the Predators heading into this season. 1. Can the Predators overcome the loss of Ryan Suter? 2. Can anyone on this roster score 30 goals? 3. Can Pekka Rinne duplicate his success? 4. Is this the year Mattias Ekholm makes an impact? 5. Is Colin Wilson ready to take the next step? 6. Can the Predators reach 100 points again?
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: The Flyers confirmed that defenseman Andreas Lilja had a hip injury and will miss the start of the season. Lilja told a Swedish newspaper that he might be out until December, but GM Paul Holmgren doesn’t agree.
“He did have surgery [and] should be back late October or early November,” Holmgren texted CSNPhilly.com on Sunday afternoon.
- Mike Morreale of NHL.com: 6 questions facing the Carolina Hurricanes. 1. How will coach Kirk Muller use Jordan Staal? 2. Where does Alexander Semin fit in? – they could have Eric Staal center Semin and Chad LaRose, Jordan Staal centering Jeff Skinner and Jussi Jokinen. Tuomo Ruutu centering Jiri Tlusty and Patrick Dwyer. 3. Do the acquisitions of Staal and Semin make Carolina a Cup contender? 4. How will Muller fare in his first full season behind the bench? 5. Do the Hurricanes have enough depth on defense? 6. Who will serve as Cam Ward’s backup?
- Josh Yohe via twitter: If the Penguins have any interest in the Ducks Bobby Ryan, now might be the time to make a move as the Flyers may have to concentrate on defensemen.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers prospect Oscar Klefbom to NHL.com: “Edmonton wants me to come over and try but I don’t want to come over and feel like I’m not ready.”
- Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe: Nothing new on Tim Thomas. Another team may look at him to reach the salary floor depending on the new CBA. Nathan Horton has been cleared to resume full contact once training camp opens.
Preds need to handle Weber like the Pens did with Staal … Poile still upset … Pens not shopping Martin … Extending Getzlaf and Perry a priority
- Kevin Allen of the USA Today: Allen thinks the Predators have to handle Shea Weber like the Penguins did with Jordan Staal. Offer him the best contract extension you can afford, if he doesn’t accept it, trade him. Allen thinks they should offer him Sidney Crosby’s contract, 12 years and $104.4 million. That offer shows the Predators fans they are doing everything they can to re-sign him, and it puts all the cards on the table. Preds GM David Poile doesn’t want to trade him, but if turns down a $100 million deal, he doesn’t have much of a choice. They can’t have a situation with Weber like they did with Suter. If they were to move Weber they should be able to get an exceptional prospect, a 1st round pick, and a couple players to help them now.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators GM David Poile is still a little upset:
“Playing with (captain) Shea Weber, that one point, whether this franchise is in Timbuktu, the one point of not choosing to stay and play with Shea Weber, I will never, ever understand that,” Poile said.
Added Poile, “It doesn’t go down easy. Why should it go down easy?”
Poile has spoken with Weber and his reps:
“He believes in us, sees himself as the leader of our hockey club, and I think he, a lot like us, is disappointed with the outcome with Ryan,” Poile said. “So having said that, we have to both get back up on the horse and find a way to fill the hole and move forward. Hopefully that will be together. Right now, if you ask me, I think Shea feels that way.”
“Shea is the player we want to build our franchise around,” Poile said. “He’s our captain, he’s our leader and at some point we would like to enter into a longer term contract with him. That’s what our goal is and we’ll see over the next little while if we can make that happen.”
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: The Penguins were fielding offers for Paul Martin, but they are no longer actively shopping him. Martin has 3 years left at $5 million per.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: As of yesterday morning, things were quiet on the Carlo Colaiacovo front.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: The offer the Blues had on the table for Jamie Langenbrunner prior to July 1st is no longer there. It doesn’t mean the doors are closed on his return though. Langenbrunner has talked with a couple teams.
- Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel: Panthers GM Dale Tallon said he expects Kris Versteeg to be a Panther for a long time, he filed for salary arbitration. Nick Bjugstad denied the Panthers offered him deal and that he turned them down.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: (from last week) Ducks GM Bob Murray said extending both Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry is a priority:
“I think it’s imperative for the hockey team,” he said. ”We’ve reached out to the agents and that will be an ongoing process. I don’t think it’s going to happen overnight. But we’ve reached out to both sides.
“It’s something that will be ongoing and we’ll work at it. I don’t think it’s something that you need to read in the paper every day. We’re going to work at it and when we get it done, we’ll tell you.”
Bob McKenzie via twitter: Zach Parise will hit the open market. Not ruling out the Devils.
Josh Cooper via twitter: The Predators are expected to take a run at Zach Parise as well.
Bruce Garrioch via twitter: The Senators won’t be presenting an offer to Parise in Toronto today.
David Pagnotta via twitter: (from @MAGodin) Source saying that the Canadiens are pursuing Dustin Penner.
Josh Yohe via twitter: Hearing the Penguins are interested in Brandon Prust.
Quick Hits: Leafs targeting Prust and Doan? Tuukka close … Staal-Canes getting close … Flames want shot at Schultz
- Bill Watters via twitter: Don’t be surprised if Brandon Prust and Shane Doan become Maple Leafs. Both have been targeted since April.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Told that Tuukka Rask and Bruins are close on a contract extension.
- Chris Botta via twitter: Islanders hope P.A. Parenteau stays, but know that he’s been offered half the total money he can get on the open market.
- John Buccigross via twitter: Not a surprise, but look for Jordan Staal to sign a long term deal soon. Pierre LeBrun via twitter: The Hurricanes are hoping to have Jordan Staal signed to a contract extension within the next 2 weeks.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars Jamie Benn wants to keep contract negotiations out of the media.
- Dan Rosen via twitter: Flames GM Jay Feaster hopes to have a crack at Justin Schultz.
Leafs could be close on a deal … Habs-Moen close … Lightning talking Dmen … Pens after Suter’s rights … Ryan speaks his mind
- Mike Morreale via twitter: Brian Burke: “I’m not going to overpay to upgrade at the [goalie] position.” David Alter via twitter: Burke said they could be close on a deal. Talked with the Flyers and Predators tables on day 2. Chris Johnston via twitter: Burke on Jordan Staal: “We didn’t have a brother named Staal. That was part of the problem.” Damien Cox via twitter: To get Jordan Staal the Maple Leafs would have had to give up a good roster forward, the #5 pick and their best non-NHL defenseman prospect. They don’t have the depth yet to do that.
- Will DePaoli via twitter: Penguins GM Ray Shero expects the trade market to develop after the bigger names sign on July 1st. There is lots of activity between GMs.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin said he’s confident that they will get a deal done with Travis Moen this week.
- Tampa Bay Lightning via twitter: Lightning GM Steve Yzerman had discussions with some teams about defenseman.
- Rich Chere via twitter: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello on if he’s had any negotiations with Zach Parise: “No, not at this point.”
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: A source said this morning that the Penguins were working hard to get the rights to Ryan Suter. Though Suter has expressed interest in remaining in the Western Conference, Pens GM Ray Shero thinks he can talk him into coming to Pittsburgh. Shero drafted Suter in 2003. The Flyers have interest in Suter, but sources say he doesn’t have interest in coming to Philadelphia.
- Kevin Paul Dupont via twitter: Dupont fully expects the Bruins to have re-signed Tuukka Rask before July 1st, in the 3-5 year range.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks Bobby Ryan is fed up with the Ducks and wants out:
“I take things personally,” Ryan told the newspaper. “Anaheim to me has been a team over the past year that really has shown me nothing to prove that they want me here, unfortunately.
“Obviously, it’s not the ideal situation. When you get drafted, you want to win championships with that team and every time they look to add a piece to the puzzle, I’m the piece going the other way.
“I gotta be honest with you. At this point, I don’t care. Move me … because it’s just tough going to the rink every day knowing that if something goes wrong, you’re going to be the guy moved.”
“Everybody wants to play in your hometown, but it would be tough because a lot of expectations come when you’re put into a situation like that,” Ryan told the newspaper. “For me, if I’m moved, Philadelphia would be a very ideal and comfortable place for me.”
- Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun: The Maple Leafs made an unsuccessful pitch for Roberto Luongo last night.
“I don’t need a goaltender until we play the first game,” Burke told reporters. “And we are far more comfortable with the guys we have than the media seems to be. If we can upgrade at a reasonable price, we will. I don’t feel any pressure to [trade for a goalie] now.”
“We’re listening to a number of different situations,” Gillis said Friday. “I haven’t made my mind up yet on what direction we’re going to go. I think it’s more prudent to be patient and make sure we’re doing the right thing for our organization and that’s what we’re going to do.”
Duchene re-signs … Panthers lukewarm on Luongo … Prust done in NY? Teams calling about Dubinsky … Flyers, Wings like Yandle
- Colorado Avalanche via twitter: The Avalanche have re-signed Matt Duchene to a 2 year contract. Bob McKenzie via twitter: Duchene gets $3.25 million next year and $3.75 million the following year.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: The Panthers interest in Roberto Luongo is lukewarm at best. It’s unlikely they take on the $6.7 million salary over the next 6 years. Maple Leafs remain the most logical choice.
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Brandon Prust’s days as a Ranger are likely over.
“I don’t think we’re going to get that one done,” said the GM … “I like him, the team likes him, everybody likes him … but I’m not married to him.”
Prust is believed to be looking for a 3 year deal worth $6.6 million. The Rangers may be offering 3 years and $5.4 million. Trade talks with the Blue Jackets about Rick Nash have hit a wall again due to the “laughable demands.” Talks with the Ducks about Ryan haven’t advanced. Staal talks didn’t get far. 2 sources are saying the Rangers received a significant number of inquiries for Brandon Dubinsky. Teams that are looking to acquire him, are interested in moving him back to center, he’s been a LWer for the last 2 years. Jordan Staal had rejected a 10 year, $60 million deal from the Penguins on Thursday.
- Spector’s Hockey via twitter: Dreger is reporting that the Penguins and Rangers were talking earlier yesterday about Jordan Staal, which put pressure on the Hurricanes to do a deal.
- Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly: Coyotes GM Don Maloney was canvassing for offers for defenseman Keith Yandle. The Flyers would be interested, but so would the Red Wings and others. Yandle has 4 years left on his deal with a $5.25 million salary cap hit. The Flyers are still interested in Ducks Bobby Ryan, but a source said the price is very high, Brayden Schenn or Sean Couturier plus James van Riemsdyk. The Flyers at the moment don’t want to part with Schenn or Couturier.
- Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald: Teams don’t normally call the Bruins about trades:
“I’ve been pretty clear over the last year and a bit that I really like a large part of the makeup of our team,” said Chiarelli. “I really don’t get a lot of calls. Guys come and cherry-pick once in a while on some of our high-end guys, and I don’t blame them for doing that. But I don’t get a lot of calls.”
Several teams have called the Bruins about Tim Thomas. Teams that are looking to use his use salary cap hit to get close to the salary floor.
- Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet: The Flames have held trade talks with teams about Jay Bouwmeester. Moving Bouwmeester would give the Flames a lot more financial flexibility.
The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded center Jordan Staal to the Carolina Hurricanes for Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin and Carolina’s 1st round pick. With the 8th pick the Penguins selected defenseman Derrick Pouliot.
Quick rumor hits on: Staal, Nash, Senators, Sharks, Hurricanes, Blue Jackets #2 pick, Maple Leafs, and Price
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Hearing Penguins Jordan Staal turned down 10 year mega offer from the Penguins. Staal has indicated to the Penguins that he doesn’t plan on signing an extension now.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Senators names being speculated in a potential Rick Nash deal: Robin Lehner, Mika Zibanejad and a 1st round pick.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Sharks names being speculated in a potential Rick Nash deal: Ryane Clowe, Joe Pavelski, Jason Demers, and a 1st round pick.
- Dan Rosen via twitter: Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson said he’s not getting the offers he likes for Nash. Topic of Nash staying with the Blue Jackets didn’t come up in his discussions with his agent. Something has to give with Nash and Howson. Howson has to lower his demands (he shouldn’t) or convince Nash that things will change with the Blue Jackets.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said that there are a lot of teams looking to make deals. Added, that teams are asking them about Faulk, Sutter and Skinner.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: The Blue Jackets are considering at least 1 offer that would have them trading down from the #2 spot. Cody Nickolet via twitter: Sounds like Blue Jackets are interested in trading down. Would expect the Maple Leafs are a team wanting to move up.
- Todd Cordell via twitter: Darren Dreger believes the Maple Leafs have “considerable interest” in Bobby Ryan and James van Riemsdyk.
- Cody Nickolet via twitter: Maple Leafs assistant GM Dave Nonis said that they haven’t had serious talks about trades and are not close on that front. Things should pick up in the next 12 hours.
- Marc Antoine Godin via twitter: “Source tells me the 40 M figure suggested by Sportsnet in regards to a Habs offer to Price is incorrect. But hey, as long as they talk…”
Nash’s agent to meet Howson today … Same teams in on Nash and Ryan … Sabres need size … Martin wants to stay
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Rick Nash’s agent, Joe Resnick will meet with Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson this afternoon. You have to think that he’ll be encouraging a trade.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The same teams are in on both Rick Nash and Bobby Ryan. If one player is moved, the other may go quickly afterwards.
- John Vogl of the Buffalo News: The Sabres need to add some size up front. Last year their top 2 centers were 5′ 9″ and their 3rd line center weighs 185 pounds. Either through the draft or trade, they hope to get bigger up the middle this weekend.
“If there is a position that we’re focused in on it’s probably in the middle still,” Buffalo General Manager Darcy Regier said. “Tyler Ennis obviously did an excellent job, and so did Cody Hodgson. Derek Roy is a known commodity. You can look at a size factor, and that’s certainly one area we’re looking in.”
“I’m not talking about a one-year fix or a player that is going to be looking at becoming an unrestricted free agent and you don’t think you’re going to have the ability to sign and keep, then you’re going to lean more toward the draft,” Regier said. “If you have the opportunity to add someone who’s either under contract or is a high-profile player at a reasonable – whatever reasonable accounts for these days – cost, then certainly that’s something we’ll pursue.”
- Mike Brophy of Sportsnet: One of Brian Burke’s priorities is to get some experience to fill some holes in his lineup. There has been more talk on Roberto Luongo and Rick Nash than the #5 pick. The Leafs are not a big team, nor are they hard to play against. The Canucks have to trade Luongo, and the Maple Leafs getting him would be a step in the right direction to make the playoffs. Other targets could be: Brandon Prust, Bobby Ryan, Jordan Staal and James van Riemsdyk.
- Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Penguins defenseman Paul Martin has struggled since signing a 5 year, $25 million deal 2 years ago. He was playing hurt in the playoffs, suffering concussion-like symptoms during the 1st 3 games of the Flyers series. Martin knows his name is in trade rumors and that they won’t go away this summer.
“I know there are going to be rumors about me and Z (defenseman Zbynek Michalek),” Martin said. “I’ve talked with Z. We both want to stay. We both went to Pittsburgh because we wanted to win, and we still want that. I love the city. I love the passion of the fans. I love the team. It’s on me to play better, and I realize that.”
“I’d be lying if I said I don’t think about them,” Martin said. “Do I think the same team is going to be back in Pittsburgh next year? No. But I hope I’m one of the guys who is back. I want to prove to myself and to reestablish to everyone the player that I am. Ray is a good GM. I can’t control what he’s going to do.”
- Ansar Khan of MLive: If the Red Wings don’t get Ryan Suter, Jason Garrison, Dennis Wideman or Matt Carle, Filip Kuba could be an option.
Wild continue trade talk and with their free agents … Parise keeping quiet … Bowman says ‘Hawks only getting minor tweaks
- Darren Dreger via twitter: “Final player interviews, meetings with the agents for unsigned players (Pavelec) or trade targets (Nash) expected to take place today.”
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: As of last night, Wild GM Fletcher had nothing big on the trade front despite continued trade talk.
“There’s nothing out there I’ve seen where there’s easy ways to get better,” Fletcher, the Wild’s general manager, said earlier this week. “There’s ways of getting players and paying a big price, but I don’t know if they make us better right now.”
Fletcher won’t offer up many of their top prospects for a top forward. The Wild could be interested Jordan Staal if he becomes available. Fletcher expects to meets with Guillaume Latendresse’s agent today. Latendresse was cleared by doctors on Tuesday. The Wild agreed to contracts with Chad Rau and Chay Genoway. Met with Justin Falk yesterday.
- Brian Stensaas of the Star-Tribune: When asked if there have been any talks with Devils since the end of the season, Zach Parise responded:
“We’ve kept everything pretty quiet, and we’re going to do the same thing for however long it takes.”
It’s no secret that the Wild would be interested if he doesn’t sign by July 1st.
“As a player, [free agency is] something you work hard to try and take advantage of, but at the same time it might get a little stressful,” Parise said of the next 10 days.
- Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: Some names in the rumor mill: Rick Nash, Jordan Staal, Roberto Luongo, Tim Thomas and Bobby Ryan. The Bruins, Blackhawks, Penguins and Flyers don’t have a lot of cap space at the moment. Gary Bettman said last night that they are working on a date to begin CBA talks.
- Steve Rosenbloom of the Chicago Tribune: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman on Tuesday,
“for the most part we know what our roster is going to be with some minor tweaks here and there.”
The Blackhawks still don’t have a legit #2 center, and Patrick Kane may be a better trade chip than a #2 center. Even if they still make the error of having Kane at center, they are still 2 forwards short in their top 6. Bowman says that Marian Hossa continues to improve.