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Roster Notes, Lines and Goalies: Canes, Habs, Caps, Wings, Lightning, Leafs, Devils, Jackets, Pens and Hawks
- Michael Smith: Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller on Alex Semin: ”My belief is that he is in.”
- Renaud Lavoie: Canadiens Max Pacioretty will play tonight.
- Dave Molinari: The Hurricanes activate defenseman Just Faulk from the IR and he’s expected to be in the lineup tonight.
- Katie Carrera: Joel Ward and Martin Erat did not practice this morning with the Capitals.
- Ansar Khan: Red Wings lines: 1st Datysuk, Zetterberg and Abdelkader. Miller has replaced Filppula on the second line with Franzen and Nyquist . Filppula centering third line with Brunner and Cleary. Andersson centering fourth line with Emmerton and Tootoo.
- Erik Erlendsson: Lightning lines: Poiliot-Stamkos-St Louis; Pyatt-Thompson-Crombeen; Killorn-Lecavalier-Purcell; Connolly-Johnson-Panik
- David Alter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel blue:Komarov-McClement-Kulemin, R: Hamilton-Grabo-Frattin: Gree,, MacArthur-Kadri-Orr-McLaren-Colborne.
- Tom Gullitti: Devils lines: Elias-Zajac-Sullivan; Ponikarovsky-Loktionov-Clarkson; Zubrus-Henrique-Bernier; Cater-Gionta-D’Agostini; Barch-Josefson-Kostopoulos. Extra: Kovalchuk.
- Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets lines: Prospal-Anisimov-Gaborik; Umberger-Johansen-Foligno; Calvert-Letestu-Atkinson; Gillies-MacKenzie-Comeau.
- Dave Molinari: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Malkin-Iginla, Morrow-Jokinen-Dupuis, Cooke-Sutter-Kennedy, Glass-Adams-Bennett. Vitale and Jeffrey are the extras.
- Jim Jamieson: Canucks lines: Sedins-Burrows; Raymond-Kesler-Kassian; Weise-Roy-Hansen; Sestito-Lapierre-Ebbett.
- Katie Carrera: Capitals defensive pairings: Alzner-Green; Erskine-Carlson; Hillen-Oleksy; Schultz-Poti
- Erik Erlendsson: Ben Bishop will start in net for the Lightning.
- Michael Smith: Dan Ellis will start in net for the Hurricanes.
- Tracey Myers: Ray Emery will start in net for the Blackhawks.
- Rich Chere: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils.
- Steve Simmons via twitter: Two scouts told Simmons Thursday night that the Blues Jaroslav Halak was on the trade block. Simmons asked GM Doug Armstrong who said: ”He’s not going anywhere.”
- Michael Smith via twitter: Hurricanes Eric Staal in visors: ”Why am I going to wait until that happens to me to put one on? Why not just put one on now?”
- Hockey Central via twitter: Kings GM Dean Lombardi on trade calls for Jonathan Bernier: ”I don’t know how much I can listen to them for how well he’s playing…. He’s been a critical part for us.”
- Hockey Central via twitter: GM Lombardi on trade deadline mind-set: ”Parity has kept everyone in the hunt, which means they’re not going to throw in that towel.”
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Internal management talks for the Kings over potential moves. They could be fairly active at the deadline.
- Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area: Sharks Ryane Clowe won’t play today, hopes to return on Monday. Clowe could be targeted by the Bruins, Canadiens and Maple Leafs.
“I hear it, like everyone else,” Clowe said. “I don’t pay too much attention to it. I‘m in the same position as Boyler, I really like it here. I understand things happen, but I would obviously like to stay here, too, and see this through. I haven’t had the year I’ve wanted, but that’s not affecting me, the trade rumors.”
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: (chat) Heika thinks that if the Stars make some moves, they’ll look to add prospects and draft picks. If they move Roy, they should look acquire the best 18-21 year old that they can from that team.
- Adam Kimelman of NHL.com: Pros and Cons of the Flames trading Mike Cammalleri. One season left on his deal with a $6 million cap hit. Nearly a point-per-game and the Flames may not be in full-scale roster overhaul. Any team that is looking to upgrade their second or third line should look at him. A proven goal-score that can play both wing and center.
- Craig Custance of ESPN: The Rick Nash trade cut into the Rangers depth, but they are built to win now.
“We’re always aggressive,” said Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton. “We’re always trying to get something that’s going to put us over the top and help us immediately and in the future.”
The Rangers are said to be interested Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle, but are talking to more teams.
“We like to call as many teams as possible, see who’s available and don’t leave any stone unturned,” Gorton said. “We’re aggressive.”
Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford has been actively looking for a defenseman. Justin Faulk’s injury adds to the urgency. There currently aren’t a lot of top-four defenseman available, and if one comes available, the price will be high.
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Teams are calling about Ryane Clowe and Dan Boyle more than the Sharks are dangling them. It will take a substantial package to get either. The Sharks are trying to figure out how to keep Clowe more than trying to trade him. Teams are also calling about defenseman Douglas Murray, who will be a UFA at the end of the season.
Injury, Lines and Goalie Notes: Hurricanes, Capitals, Lightning, Canadiens, Stars, Oilers, Maple Leafs and Ducks
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes Justin Faulk is out 2-4 weeks with a knee sprain.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals defenseman Mike Green said he’ll play tomorrow against the Jets.
- Mark Masters via twitter: Lightning coach Guy Boucher said that Victor Hedman is good to go.
- John Lu via twitter: Canadiens defensive pairings: Markov – Emelin; Gorges – Subban; Bouillon – Tinordi; Kaberle.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars lines: Whitney-Benn-Eriksson. Morrow-Roy-Cole. Smith-Eakin-Jagr. Nystrom-Fiddler-Roussel.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals lines: Johansson-Backstrom-Ovechkin, ?-Ribeiro-Brouwer, Chimera-Perreault-Fehr, Hendricks-Beagle-Ward.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers lines: Jones-RNH-Eberle, Paajarvi-Gagner-Yakupov, Hall-Horcoff-Hemsky, Petrell-Smyth-Brown. Same defense. Dubnyk starts.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: James Reimer will start in net for the Maple Leafs tonight.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Mathieu Garon is looking like the starter for the Lightning against the Leafs.
- Mark Lazerus via twitter: Jonas Hiller will start in net for the Ducks against the Blackhawks.
- Ted Kulfan via twitter: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that Patrick Eaves has no fractures in his jaw and is day-to-day.
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: Lightning winger Ryan Malone is out indefinitely with a left shoulder injury. Defenseman Victor Hedman is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Both players were hurt on Monday.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators defenseman Marc Methot left last night’s game with a lower-body injury. Aaron Ward via twitter: Early reports on Methot’s injury is that it’s a slight knee sprain.
- Mike Harrington via twitter: Sabures Thomas Vanek left last night’s game with a lower-body injury and is day-to-day.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk left last night’s game with a lower-body injury.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes defenseman Joe Corvo is out another week.
- Michael Smith via twitter: There is no timetable on Tuomo Ruutu, day-to-day evaluation process.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators winger Patric Hornqvist is out indefinitely after getting tangled up with Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf on Saturday. He left the game in the 3rd, and didn’t return.
- Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic: Coyotes Matthew Lombardi will be out for a “definite month-plus — it will all depend on whether it’s a rehab or a surgery situation — and we’re not sure how that’s going to go yet” according to coach Dave Tippett. He has an upper-body injury. Goalie Mike Smith skated on Sunday but is still listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Petr Sykora signed with SC Bern in Switzerland.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic has a sprained ankle, and is likely out tomorrow.
- Ryan Rishaug via twitter: Avs Gabriel Landeskog is not expected to play tonight. He has head and leg issues.
- Carolina Hurricanes via twitter: Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk is out with an upper body injury.
- Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sintinel: Panthers Kris Versteeg (groin) could be ready to get back into the lineup tomorrow against the Lightning.
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…”
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.
- Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: The Hurricanes are trying to make a trade this week without giving up any of their core. Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford on if they can bring in a top-tier player:
“I really don’t have a good read on it,” Rutherford said. “It’s not like a trade in the middle of the year where there are only a couple of teams trying. There are a lot of teams trying to make changes, so it’s hard to read when anything can happen.
“I do know we’re trying as hard as we ever have at this point to be involved in acquiring a top player.”
“I’ve felt all along we might have to go the trade route to improve our team,” Rutherford said. “We’re in the mix in a lot of conversations.”
The Hurricanes appear to be one of the teams interested in Rick Nash. They have the 8th overall pick, but will not move Eric Staal, Jeff Skinner, Cam Ward, Brandon Sutter or Justin Faulk in any deal.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks GM Bob Murray said there is “nothing new” when asked about Justin Schultz. He later added on the situation:
“Yeah, that’s a sore spot,” Murray said in the interview, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. “We’ve drafted fairly well the last few years … We rebuilt and you have a young man like Justin [Schultz] coming along who gave us every indication he wanted to play for us.
“There’s a spot there for him on the right point on that blue line. You mention the weaknesses. Our power play has been horrible. And Justin is very good at that. So it’s a huge disappointment. You just can’t replace it. You counted on it.
“…There’s a loophole in the CBA. Some things you just don’t understand. You move on. That’s the way it is.”
“We’ve tried everything,” Murray told the group. ”We’ve offered him everything we could have. This is not a money situation because we actually offered Justin the day before we played Calgary [in the last game of the season].
“We offered him everything we could possibly have offered him to play for us. “He didn’t even have to play that game. He just had to sign the contact from wherever he was and he could have burned a year. … So this is a situation where a young man has decided that he just wants to, as they say, check with all 29 other teams before they sign.”
“It’s especially frustrating, seeing as how when on December  … he sat with me in the first period in Chicago,” Murray said. “During the first intermission we discussed the rest of his [college] career and him playing for us as soon as he was done because at that point in time, Wisconsin was not very good and we were not very good.
“So it would have been a great chance for him to play 10, 15 games for us and get a jump start on his rookie season. He said to me, ‘Mr. Murray, I can’t wait.’”
A deal in place to buy the Coyotes … Radulov-Kostitsyn could return … Trade Anderson? Staal to ‘Canes makes sense … Giroux hit could get a look at
- John Manasso of NHL.com: Predators coach Barry Trotz said there is a “high probability” that Alex Radulov and Andrei Kostitsyn will return for Game 5. The Predators are down 3-1 in the series and were shut out in their last game.
- Dave Zorn via twitter: TV reports that there is a deal between the NHL and Greg Jamison to buy the Phoenix Coyotes. Gary Bettman and Jamison will be in town and have a press conference on Tuesday. David Pagnotta via twitter: The sale still needs to be approved by the Board of Governors and by Glendale City Council. Lisa Halverstadt via twitter: Sources are saying that Jamison is trying to get an item on the Glendale City Council agenda for Tuesday.
- Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: It’s unlikely to happen, but Brennan thinks it might be a good time for the Senators to trade Craig Anderson, especially if Daniel Alfredsson is going to retire. Some of their offensive prospects still may need some time in the minors, and they may not be able to get any offensive players in free agency. Dealing from their strength, goaltending, could be an option. Putting Anderson in a package could get them a point producing forward and a defensive defenseman. The Lightning, Devils, Jets and Blue Jackets may be eager to talk. Malcolm Subban could be a draft option at #15.
- Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail: Reasons that Jordan Staal may be dealt are the Penguins burgeoning payroll, how the new CBA may look, and that he’s 3rd on the Pens depth chart behind Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The Pens wouldn’t make a draft day trade with the Oilers for the #1 pick just to make a splash since the draft is in Pittsburgh. A trade to the Hurricanes to reunite with his brother Eric does make some sense. The Hurricanes have defenseman Justin Faulk, Staal wannabe Brandon Sutter (not as much offensive upside) and the 8th overall pick.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: The Canadiens are in discussions with the Maple Leafs to bring in Rick Dudley. A move from the Leafs to the Canadiens is complicated in that both teams have high picks in the draft, and Dudley has done the prep work on it for the Leafs. The Leafs would prefer to wait until the draft is over before Dudley became the Canadiens assistant GM.
- The League will look at Flyers Claude Giroux’s hit on Danius Zubrus, but will a suspension come down?
Flyers recall Schenn … Gonchar, DiPietro return to practice … Gardiner back in … Brodeur, Brewer miss practice … Early Goal of the Year? No way
- Philadelphia Flyers via twitter: The Flyers have recalled Brayden Schenn and loaned Zac Rinaldo and Harry Zolnierczyk to the AHL.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Flames have put Raitis Ivanans on waivers. The Wild place Drew Bagnall on waivers.
- Don Brennan via twitter: Senators defenseman Sergei Gonchar returned to practice and he might return for Thursday’s game against the Jets.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Lightning defenseman Eric Brewer is not practicing today and is day-to-day with an upper body injury.
- James Mirtle via twitter: James Reimer will be in net for the Maple Leafs tonight against the Jets. Jonas Gustavsson will go tomorrow night in Boston. Leafs coach Ron Wilson confirms that Jake Gardiner will be back in the lineup tonight, but won’t reveal who sits. Barry Davis via twitter: Looking like Cody Franson will sit.
- NY Islanders via twitter: Lines at Islanders practice: Moulson-Tavares-Parenteau; Okposo-Nielsen-Grabner; Rolston-Bailey-Comeau; Pandolfo-Reasoner-Martin, Gillies.
- Brian Compton via twitter: Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro is on the ice this morning at practice.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils goalie Martin Brodeur is not practicing again today. There hasn’t been an update from the Devils regarding Brodeur’s visit with the doctors yesterday.
- Mike Morreale via twitter: The Hurricanes have assigned defenseman Justin Faulk to the AHL.
- So am I the only that thinks the below goal has been overrated? I’ve heard/read early goal of the year candidate. Sure it’s some great hussle and work by Benn, but has some really sloppy defense.