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Posts Tagged JP Dumont
Weber fined … Sens could move Alfie … RNH could sit … “Nothing new” on Staal .. Josefson breaks clavicle … Koivu, Ladd questionable tonight
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators Shea Weber was fined $2500 by the NHL for his boarding hit on the Canucks Jannik Hansen.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Garrioch wonders if the Senators will trade Daniel Alfredsson before the trade deadline. Alfie has a $1 million salary but a $4.875 million cap hit. He signed a 35+ deal, so if he decides to retire, his cap hit would stay on the books. Alfredsson has a no-movement clause.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers coach Tom Renny hints that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins could sit tonight for Sam Gagner. He added that team may need to see what it’s like without RNH. Jim Matheson via twitter: Matheson is baffled by the suggestion of sitting RNH. The Oilers didn’t sit Taylor Hall when he didn’t score for the first 8 games. RNH has 4 goals so far.
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: There is “nothing new” when it comes Mark Staal and his concussion. Ryan McDonagh, Michael Del Zotto and Tim Erixon have stepped up there minutes, but are still learning the game. The Rangers may seriously look at adding a top 4 defenseman. The obvious place to look is Nashville with soon-to-be UFA Ryan Suter and RFA Shea Weber. The Preds would obviously ask about Del Zotto, Artem Anisimov, Brandon Dubinsky, Chris Kreider and Dylan McIlrath. Assuming that Erixon and Ryan Callahan are off limits.
- Craig Custance of ESPN: (Mailbag) The easiest way for the Devils to keep Zach Parise for the season is to be in the playoff race all season. If they were to consider moving him, it may take 2 NHL caliber players, a prospect and 1st round pick, same as what the Thrashers got for Kovalchuk. If the Flames don’t improve soon, Custance thinks they should make some moves to re-stock their system.
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Devils center Jacob Josefson suffered a broken right clavicle last night after crashing into the boads. The Devils are already without Travis Zajac until Christmas. Adam Henrique could be recalled, or Lou Lamoriello could make a trade for a center.
- Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: Wild center Mikko Koivu was cut on the chin by a skate on Thursday, is questionable for tonight’s game against the Canucks.
- Tim Campbell of the Winnipeg Free Press: Jets forward Andrew Ladd took a puck in the face that required 3 stitches above his nose, and 3 in it. It’s not known if he’ll be in the lineup tonight. Defenseman Ron Hainsey is likely out a week with a upper-body injury.
- The Fourth Period: Scott Hartnell is disappointed that his ice time has reduced. He’s aware of the trade rumors involving him. He has a no-trade clause.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: JP Dumont has a deal with Bern of the Swiss League. NHL teams have until Tuesday to sign him.
- Rich Chere via twitter: Johan Hedberg likely to start in net for the Devils against the Penguins.
- Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province: Cory Schneider will get his 3rd start of the season tonight.
Krejci injured … Players who may be traded … Turris may want trade … Habs injuries … Kronwall-Wings talking … No date for Crosby
- Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald: Bruins center David Krejci left practice yesterday with an apparent leg injury. Krejci was in the middle of a drill when he pulled up and hunched over in pain. He’ll miss tonight’s game and according to the team: “Krejci will continue to be evaluated by the team’s medical staff in Boston and his status for Saturday’s game in Chicago will be determined later in the week.” Tyler Seguin is likely to take his place between Lucic and Horton.
- Craig Custance of ESPN: Custance creates a list of 10 players who he thinks may be traded sometime during the season, 1. Zach Parise, 2. Kyle Turris, 3. Cory Schneider, 4. Sergei Gonchar, 5. Filip Kuba, 6. Evgeni Nabokov, 7. Tyler Bozak, 8. Sam Gagner, 9. Ales Hemsky, 10. Ryan Suter.
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Coyotes Don Maloney re-iterated that he won’t trade Kyle Turris, and that if he wants to play this year, he be playing in Phoenix. After Friedman talked to a few people, it sounds like “Turris wants to be traded.” Another GM says he’d sign a reasonable contract with another team. The Coyotes would match any reasonable contracts. If Turris isn’t signed by Dec. 1st, he is ineligible to play this year. Maloney would like to follow the “Keith Yandle model. After his entry-level deal he signed for 2 year, $2.4 million contract before he got a big 5 year, $26 million deal. Calgary would be interested if Turris became available but they may not have the prospects to get it done. One GM on Nashville situation with needing to sign Shea Weber, Pekka Rinne and Ryan Suter: “David Poile plays his cards very tightly. I don’t know what he’s going to do. But I’m preparing as if one of those players is going to become available [by trade].”
- Michael Russo via twitter: The Wild will know by noon if someone has claimed Eric Nystrom off re-entry waivers for half his $1.4 million salary. If he clears, they’ll have to make a roster move by before 4 today. They could make a trade, put someone on IR, or reassign someone who doesn’t require waivers. Players that don’t have to pass through waivers are Marco Scandella (not likely), Brett Bulmer, and Jared Spurgeon.
- CP in the Globe and Mail: Canadiens forward Mike Cammalleri will miss 10 to 14 days with a deep cut on his leg, no muscle or tendon was cut. Jaroslav Spacek will be out up to 3 weeks. They are also without forward Ryan White and defenseman Chris Campoli and Andrei Markov.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: JP Dumont will wait a couple more weeks to see if there is any interest from an NHL team. European teams are interested.
- Dan Murphy via twitter: Canucks forward Ryan Kesler skated for over an hour yesterday. There was no update but they are still looking at a 18th or 20th return date.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Red Wings and Niklas Kronwall continued negotiations yesterday, progress was made but it’s a slow moving process.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Ryan Whitney doesn’t know when he’ll play. He’s not pain free but it’s been manageable for about a week.
- Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel: Sidney Crosby: “Closer than I was yesterday, I can’t give you a date, I’d love them to tell me a date I could come back and play, but right now it’s the same. … It’s never fun watching, it’s nice to be getting closer, it’s nice going out there and going hard and not have anything that’s really worried me (for the last couple of weeks).”
Rangers lock up Boyle, Dubinsky and Callahan remain … Jackets looking at FA wingers, maybe Hemsky? Alzner talks continue … Yzerman – Purcell talks continue
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The Rangers locked up another one of their RFAs yesterday, signing Brian Boyle to a 3 year deal worth $5.1 million, a $1.7 million cap hit. Ryan Callahan and Brandon Dubinsky have both filed for salary arbitration. Dubinsky’s hearing is next Thrusday and the Rangers are expected to select a 2 year arbitration award. Dubinsky is scheduled to be a UFA in 2 years. Callahan would be a UFA after next season. Dubinsky and Callahan are expected to get between a $3.7 and $4.4 million arbitration award. The Rangers are looking for a veteran 3rd pair defenseman.
- Steve Zipay of Newsday: The Rangers have about $11.2 million remaining, so there is plenty of room to get Dubinsky and Callahan signed. Both players are expected to sign multi-year contracts worth around $4 million per season.
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: Kristian Huselius had surgery yesterday to repair his torn pectoral muscle. GM Scott Howson will meet up with Huselius today, in between phone calls where he’ll be looking for a free agent winger.
“We’re going to be active,” Howson said. “We’re going to do our best to find somebody who can help us get through this stretch of games without (Huselius) – however long that may be.”
They will be seeking to sign someone to a 1 year deal worth $2 million or less. Some possibilities are: Cory Stillman, Vaclav Prospal, Brendan Morrison, Steve Bernier, Sergei Samsonov, J.P. Dumont, Marek Svatos and Jason Williams.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Portzline wouldn’t be surprised if Kristian Huselius’ injury sparked talk on the long-whispered Ales Hemsky to Columbus deal.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Karl Alzner’s agent in a text: “We are still talking and will continue the negotiations [yesterday].”
- Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times: Teddy Purcell’s arbitration hearing is set for July 20th, but GM Steve Yzerman hopes to get a deal done before that. The sides are not far apart after they had a “good, long” conversation last night.
“I fully expect to see Teddy in the lineup in September and have a contract done,” Yzerman said. ”Whether it’s through the arbitration process or before that, we’ll have a contract in place next week.”
Jokinen re-signs … Wisniewski talks to continue … Oilers sent damaged goods to Kings … Rumors and Notes: Blackhawks, Vokoun, Arnott, Leafs, Souray, Barker
- Terrell Williams of NHL.com: The Hurricanes have re-signed Jussi Jokinen to a 3 year contract worth $9 million.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: James Wisniewski and his agent have left Columbus, more talks to come. Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson: “We had a good meeting and we’ll continue to talk. We’re hopeful (of getting a deal done).”
- Helene Elliott via twitter: The Kings are angry that Colin Fraser (the player they got in the Ryan Smyth trade) has a unhealed fracture/cyst will require surgery and could be out 4 months. The Kings were going to have Fraser compete for a job and not buy him out, but now neither can happen. The trade won’t be voided, they will try to work something out. The Oilers medical reports said that Fraser’s injury was healed, Kings reports said differently.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: The Blue Jackets and Jan Hejda’s agents don’t have any plans to talk today, though it could change.
- Tim Sassone of the Daily Herald: Forwards that the Blackhawks might be interested in are: Joel Ward, Erik Cole, Mike Rupp, Max Talbot, Matt Bradley, Cody McCormick, Sean Bergenheim, and John Madden. They have shown some interest in Jan Hejda and he may be an option if Montador doesn’t sign.
- Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel: Panthers GM Dale Tallon on Tomas Vokoun, “We’re in negotiations with him as we speak and are very hopeful.” Panthers assistant GM Mike Santos,
“He’s made $30 million the last five years,” Santos said. “Does he really need to go out and get an extra $500,000?
“For Vokoun, I don’t think there’s ever been a better time in this organization that looks like we have a chance to win than in the next few years.”
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Dater would bet that Tomas Vokoun will sign with the Avalanche.
- Chris Botta via twitter: Christian Ehrhoff’s agent said he wants to go to a team where he can win.
- Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Jason Arnott will be hitting the open market tomorrow. Arnott’s agent/brother said in an email, “although we maintain an open line of communication with the Caps, Jason will test free agency at this point.”
- Andy Strickland via twitter: The Blues are willing to commit long-term to TJ Oshie, but they/he needs to figure out his role, a top 6? Energy guy? 15 or 25 goal score?
- Damien Cox of the Toronto Star: Brian Burke will be with Canadian troops in Afghanistan for the start for free agency.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Sheldon Souray, Cam Barker and Mike Commodore were put on unconditional waivers for the purpose of being bought out.
- Jim Diamond via twitter: The Predators will be buying out JP Dumont.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: The Capitals have bought out Tyler Sloan.
Twitter news and rumors involving Ehrhoff, Langenbrunner, Wisniewski, Drury, Kariya, Roloson and Dupont
James Mirtle via twitter: The NY Islanders have traded the negotiating rights to Christian Ehrhoff to the Buffalo Sabres for a 2012 4th round draft pick.
Craig Custance via twitter: Jamie Langenbrunner won’t be re-signing with the Dallas Stars.
Aaron Portzline via twitter: The Blue Jackets and Jan Hejda are not close on a deal and it looks like he’ll hit the open market on July 1st.
Aaron Portzline via twitter: It’s unlikely that the Blue Jackets and James Wisniewski get a deal done tonight, but both sides want to get it done. David Pagnotta via twitter: Looks like the Jackets have good shot at signing Wisniewski. Deal could be 5 years in the $5.2 – $5.5 million range.
Jesse Spector via twitter: Chris Drury’s buyout is now complete.
Eric Duhatschek via twitter: Paul Kariya retired from the NHL.
Ryan Rishaug via twitter: Dwayne Roloson agrees to a 1 year deal worth $3 million with the Lightning.
Josh Cooper via twitter: Nothing to report on JP Dumont at the moment.
Leafs shopping Kessel? Capitals dangling Semin … Souray on re-entry waivers … Blues looking to shed salary
- Chris Stevenson of the Toronto Sun: One NHL scout has said that the Maple Leafs have been testing the waters with Phil Kessel’s name. “I was kind of surprised to hear his name as a possibility, but Kessel’s available,” the scout said. Another scout had heard his name mentioned, but others hadn’t. In an email, Burke “vehemently denied” that he was shopping Kessel.
- Capitals GM George McPhee has said to be dangling Alex Semin.
- The Avalanche are looking to a guy like Jonathan Bernier to be their ‘goalie of the future’.
- John-Michael Liles is available and Stevenson thinks the Avs may be able to get a 1st round pick.
- The Canadiens may have an interest in JP Dumont, but rumor is he won’t waive his no trade to go to Montreal or anywhere else.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: The Edmonton Oilers have placed Sheldon Souray on re-entry waivers.
- Will DePaoli via twitter: The Blues are looking to shed some salary, notably Brad Boyes. Patrick Berglund is also in play.
- Will DePaoli via twitter: DePaoli doesn’t think Jason Arnott’s future will be decided until deadline day.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Flames GM Jay Feaster on adding someone before the deadline, “Yes, if we can add in a way that makes sense, and by that I mean part of it will depend on the pricing,.”
- Sean Leahy via twitter: Jordin Tootoo has been cleared to return to the Nashville Predators by the league and PA.
Anaheim Ducks trade option … Why Giguere won’t be traded … Alfie not going anywhere … White to have MRI
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: If the Anaheim Ducks continue to hold on to their playoff spot, GM Bob Murray hopes to be a buyer at the trade deadline. Though he’s not saying, it’s likely he’d like to add to the blueline. Kevin Bieksa doesn’t appear to be heading to the trade block as the Canucks may be looking to move Mikael Samuelsson and Raffi Torres, both of who could fit on the 3rd line, especially if they move forward with putting Bobby Ryan in the 3rd line center spot. If the Ducks look at defenseman, they could be interested in Bryan McCabe, Francois Beauchemin, Tomas Kaberle, Robyn Regehr, Chris Phillips, and Joni Pitkanen.
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Don’t be surprised if JS Giguere isn’t traded. Ideally they’d like to move him now but “a) he hasn’t played great; b) he’s been injured; c) no one would be willing to pay him $2.85 million, which would be tomorrow’s figure on what’s left on his deal.” At the deadline he’ll be owed $1.54 million, and not many contenders will be looking for a backup goalie.
- Chris Stevenson via twitter: Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray said Daniel Alfredsson is one of two untouchables. Erik Karlsson likley the other.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Sens GM Murray says that Mike Fisher doesn’t have a no-movement clause.
- Rich Chere via twitter: NJ Devils defenseman Colin White will be having an MRI on his ‘lower-body’ injury.
- Joshua Cooper via twitter: JP Dumont won’t be in the lineup for the Predators tonight.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: Cory Crawford will be in the net for the Blackhawks tomorrow night against the Wild.
- Allen Panzeri via twitter: Jason Spezza and Pascal Leclaire were on the ice today before practice.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Alexander Semin, Matt Bradley, Michal Neuvirth, and Tom Poti likely not back before the All-Star break.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Mark Cullen of the Panthers clears waivers.
- Gary Peterson of the San Jose Mercury News: Surprise game 1 scratch, Patrick Marleau, should be feeling better, and ready to return for game 2 on Sunday. Marleau was taken out of the line just before game one with ‘flu-like’ symptoms.
- Iaian MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun: Canucks leading playoff scorer, Mikael Samuelsson, missed practiced yesterday with a sore back, but it’s not expected to keep him out of the line up for game 1.
- John Glennon of the Tennessean: Predators forward JP Dumont had his ice cut this season by 2:43, which isn’t sitting well with Dumont, and he wants to talk to coach Barry Trotz about it. If Dumont leaves the meeting unhappy, it may lead to him willing to waive his no-movement clause. GM David Poile thinks he has a reasonable chance to re-sign defenseman Dan Hamhuis. They spoke last week, and plan to do so again in the near future. Denis Grebeshkov future with the club may hinge on how the Hamhuis pans out. Dan Ellis most likely won’t be back with the Predators, as he’s going to see what the open market brings him.
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: The Devils will have to decide soon if they are going to send offers to Paul Martin and Ilya Kovalchuk. Because the Devils lost in the 1st round, they won’t make any money this season, but that won’t play a part in their (owers and Lou’s) decision to bring back Martin and Kovalchuk or not. The coaching search will take more shape during the next couple weeks. I’m sure they’ll want to have someone in place before the draft in June.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: GM Bryan Murray and coach Cory Clouston received votes of confidence from Ottawa Senators owner, Eugene Melnyk. Melnyk will be sitting down with both for reviews, and thinks some tinkering might need to be done with the team. When asked about Jason Spezza and his no-trade clause that kicks in on July 1st, the decision on how to precede with that will be in the hands of Murray. The Sens will spend up to the salary cap next season which is rumored to be slightly above this seasons $56.7 million. They already have $49 million committed for 17 players. Anton Volchenkov turned down a 5 year, $20 million contract before the Olympics, and is looking for something between $4.5-5 million a season. The Senators didn’t make any money this season, they needed to reach the second round to do so.
- George Malik of MLive: Off-season decisions involving the Detroit Red Wings … Trying to re-sign Nicklas Lidstrom, hopefully at a discount. Re-signing UFAs Tomas Holmstrom, Todd Bertuzzi, and Andreas Lilja. Deciding if they want to bring back any of (not likely); Kirk maltby, Jason Williams, Brett Lebda, Brad May andn Doug Janik. Attempting to re-sign; Justin Abdelkader, Drew Miller, Patrick Eaves, Darren Helm, Daniel Larsson, Sergei Kolosov, and Mattias Ritola. Do they send qualifying offers to Derek Meech, Ville Leino, Ole-Kristian Tollefsen and Johan Ryno?
- Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times: Steve Yzerman has been mentioned as one of the leading candidates to become the Lightning’s next GM, but Scotty Bowman would be surprised if he’d leave the Red Wings organization. Yzerman was been with the Wings for 27 years, and Bowman thinks he could be moving up the organization.