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Posts Tagged Kurtis Foster
- Andrew Gross: The Rangers expect to Ryane Clowe in the lineup tomorrow night against the Penguins.
- Bob McKenzie: The Jets have signed 2012 1st round pick Jacob Trouba to an entry-level deal.
- Bob McKenzie: Put on waivers today: Flyers Kurtis Forster, Panthers Mike Santorelli, Blackhawks Steve Montador and Rostislav Olesz, Canucks Cam Barker.
- NESN: Bruins center Patrice Bergeron left their game in the 2nd period after taking a hit to the head. Bergeron was hit by Senators Colin Greening while both were fighting for the puck. He skated directly off and the team announce he won’t return. He has a history of concussion issues.
- Hurricanes defenseman Joni Pitkanenis stretched off after chasing down an icing call.
Giroux to see specialist … McDonagh returns … Foster fractures collarbone … Halak and Komarov heading to KHL
- Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: Flyers Claude Giroux is leaving Germany and heading to Atlanta to be examined by Dr. Ted Carrick. Carrick treated Sidney Crosby when he had his concussion. Carrick is a “chiropractic neurologist.” Giroux injured his neck last Friday while playing for Eisbaren Berlin in the German Elite League. Giroux’s agent, Pat Brisson, said it was just a “precaution” and they “don’t believe it’s serious.” His German team said he’d be flying home on Wednesday, but Giroux said he wouldn’t returning until next week. Giroux suffered a concussion last year, missing only four games.
- Andrey Osadchenko via twitter: Rangers Ryan McDonagh is leaving Barys until the international break in December. He’s leaving for family reason and to recover from an injury. Steve Zipay via twitter: McDonagh’s injury is not serious, just bumps and bruises.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Kurtis Foster reportedly fractured his collarbone today.
- Chris Nichols via twitter: Jaroslav Halak will sign with Spartak Moscow of the KHL.
More players heading overseas … Brule and O’Sullivan getting released from their teams … Schneider, JVR considering Europe
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Devils David Clarkson has apparently signed with Salzburg.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Kurtis Foster signed with Tappara of the SM-liiga.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Wayne Simmonds and Chris Stewart signed with Liberec of the Czech Extraliga.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Maple Leafs Clark MacArthur joins Crimmitschau of Germany’s Tier 2 League.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: Patrick Kane signed with EHC Biel-Bienne in Switzerland.
- David Alter via twitter: James van Riemsdyk said he’s been talking with Tappara in Finland.
- Szymon Szemberg via twitter: Gilbert Brule is expected to be released from his contract with Zurich.
- Sarah McLellan via twitter: Radim Vrbata is in Phoenix, but he’ll likely be heading to play with BK Mladá Boleslav in the Czech league by the beginning of November. He’s a part owner of the team.
- Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic: Martin Hanzal is expected to play with HC Mountfield in the Czech league starting tonight.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Patrick O’Sullivan has been released by HIFK.
- Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province: Canucks Cory Schneider is considering heading to Europe. Schneider is also a member of the PA’s bargaining committee.
“It would have to become more realistic, for sure,” Schneider said when asked about the possibility of going to Europe if there’s no CBA next week. “If they decide to go into a deep freeze, who knows when they will talk again or when this will get sorted out.
“If everyone is going to start heading over there with bad news, (jobs) are going to start filling up pretty quickly. It’s something I have to think about more seriously.”
“My agent is out there, talking to teams to see what is available,” Schneider said. “I haven’t really given him the green light to go and try to find something for sure.”
Blues goalie question … Pollak on Thornton to Rangers … Who the Sharks, Jets could look at … Huet looking NHL
- Roger Hensley of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: Question: Will Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott split time or will one become the traditional starter. Jeremy Rutherford: Rutherford expects them to split time, but GM Doug Armstrong recently noted that he can see Halak playing more than the 46 games he played last year. Dan O’Neill: “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” Tom Timmerman: May depend on how well Halak starts the season. If he starts off hot, he could see more game. Elliott may get 30 games. If Halak starts off cold, Elliott will get more games. Andy Strickland: Hard to say, will have to see how they play throughout the season. If they are hot, they’ll play more. Kevin Wheeler: He’d roll with the same setup as last year.
- Kevin Kurz CSN Bay Area: Wonders if the Sharks are short a defenseman. They have a strong top 5, but questions surround Douglas Murray and Jason Demers. Prospect Taylor Doherty could see some action this season. Some free agent options could be Michal Rozsival, Carlo Colaiacovo, Jim Vandermeer, Scott Hannan, Brett Clark, Matt Gilroy, Jaroslav Spacek, Pavel Kubina, Steve Eminger and Kurtis Foster.
- David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: Pollak comment s on Boston Globe’s Kevin Paul Dupont’s note on the Rangers possibly looking at Joe Thornton:
“Don’t be surprised” could be code for, ‘I talked with someone in the Rangers organization’ or it could mean Dupont is just stirring the pot. No problem with that either way.
Nothing suggests that the Sharks might be receptive to an offer. The Sharks are looking to improve their roster, and the Rangers aren’t going to offer up Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Callahan and Marc Staal (overstatement but making a point). Thornton has a no-trade clause. He called the Rangers soft last year, later apologized.
- Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press: Tait mentions some free agent names that might look good in a Jets uniform: Shane Doan, Milan Jurcina, Kristian Huselius, Carlo Colaiacovo, Kurtis Foster, Mathieu Darche, Petr Sykora and Jonathan Cheechoo.
- Roger Millions via twitter: Flames 1st round pick Mark Jankowski will play with Providence College rather than Dubuque of the USHL.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: Cristobal Huet’s agent said he’s “still working on” getting a deal with an NHL team.
Raymond-Van settle … Pens close on Semin, big KHL offer false … Thomas-Flames rumors makes no sense … Rick Nash trade Saga
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Canucks and Mason Raymond settled on a 1 year, $2.275 million deal before arbitration.
- Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun: Alexander Semin is reportedly close to signing with the Penguins. Notable free agents still unsigned: Andrei Kostitsyn, Wojtek Wolski, Peter Mueller, Dominic Moore, Teemu Selanne, Kyle Wellwood, Jamie Langenbrunner, Jason Arnott, Carlo Colaiacovo, Jaroslav Spacek, Pavel Kubina, Kurtis Foster, Dan Ellis and Brent Johnson.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: The reports of Alexander Semin having a 3 year, $30 million offer from the KHL are false on both term and money. Semin said yesterday there is no timeline on a decision where he would sign. He wouldn’t confirm teams that have made offers.
- Andrew Walker via twitter: Brandon Prust said that the Flames, Oilers, Predators and Rangers were interested in him on July 1st.
- Jimmy Murphy via twitter: Murphy doesn’t see how the Tim Thomas to Flames rumors make much sense for the Flames.
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: The Rick Nash trade saga could end with one phone call, or it could drag in to the regular season. Not one Canadian team is on Nash’s list: Bruins, Red Wings, Rangers, Flyers, Penguins and Sharks.
“It says he wants to get away,” said former NHL defenseman Brian Engblom, now an NBC analyst. “Every guy is different. Look at the kid (Justin Schultz) that just signed with Edmonton as a free agent. From what I could tell, he only wanted to play in Canada. I played in Canadian and U.S. markets, and I can tell you, it is different. To each his own. Some guys thrive on being under that microscope, of having that daily pressure of everybody watching you. And some guys really don’t like that.”
“I don’t think Pittsburgh is a great fit,” said former NHL forward Ray Ferraro, now a broadcaster with TSN. “I mean, he’d probably score 8-10 more goals than he does now, but I just don’t think his game is a match with (Sidney) Crosby and (Evgeni) Malkin.”
“To me, Rick Nash should not touch the puck before the offensive blue line,” said former NHL forward Ed Olczyk, now a broadcaster with the Chicago Blackhawks and NBC Sports. “I mean, yeah, drop the puck back to a defenseman, sure, but he should not be carrying the puck up the ice, and you see that too much, in my opinion.”
“He’s going to change the way he plays with his next team, you can definitely see that,” Ferraro said. “He’s not playing junior hockey any longer if he ends up in New York (John Tortorella) and Detroit (Mike Babcock), I’ll promise you that. Those coaches will get it out of him in a hurry.”
GM Scott Howson can’t make a bad deal. From one NHL GM:
“I don’t blame Scott for waiting this out. He’s not supposed to do what’s right or convenient for the other teams in the league; he’s supposed to do what’s best of his club. I’d ask for the moon, too. You can’t give away a player like that.”
Audio: Lou Lamoriello talking about the trade.
Dam Rosen via twitter: The Minnesota Wild will receive Kurtis Foster, Nick Palmieri, Stephane Veilleux, a 2012 2nd round pick and a 2013 conditional pick from the New Jersey Devils for Marek Zidlicky. Michael Russo via twitter: conditional pick is 3rd round pick if the Devils reach the conference finals.
Rich Chere via twitter: The 2nd round pick will be Washington’s 2nd round pick. (NJ acquired the pick in the Jason Arnott trade).
Zidlicky has one more year left on his contract at $4 million.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Minnesota Wild defenseman Marek Zidlicky has waived his no trade clause to be dealt to the New Jersey Devils.
A deal has not been announced yet, but it appears to be imminent.
- Mark Spector via twitter: The Rangers liked Zidlicky, especially if a young defenseman goes to Nashville.
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The New Jersey Devils have traded defenseman Mark Fraser, forward Rod Pelley and a 2012 7th round pick to the Anaheim Ducks for defenseman Kurtis Foster and goalie Timo Pielmeier.
Foster has a cap hit of $1.8 million and will be a UFA at the end of the season. Pielmeier has a entry level cap hit of $766,677 and will be a RFA at seasons end.
Pelley carries a $550,000 cap hit and will be a UFA. Fraser has a $550,000 cap hit as well and will be a RFA.
Morning notes on Penner, Kesler, Hodgson, Maple Leafs, Hossa, Cammalleri, Bobrovsky, Gragnani, Beauchemin, Foster and NHL Sources Say video
- Lisa Dillman of the LA Times: Kings forward Dustin Penner left practice early yesterday and was to have his injured knee examined. Penner bruised his knee when he fought Zac Rinaldo, who had laid out Drew Doughty with a hard check.
- Jim Jamieson of the Vancouver Province: With center Ryan Kesler scheduled to return to the Canucks lineup tonight, Cody Hodgson finds himself moved over to right wing on a line with Kesler and Chris Higgins.
- Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun: 17 teams were scouting the Maple Leafs – Avalanche game last night, including: “Bruins, Stars, Panthers, Blue Jackets, Oilers, Canucks, Islanders, Jets, Ducks, Lightning, Coyotes, Rangers, Predators, Capitals, Hurricanes, Canadiens and Senators.” One Maple Leaf executive on TV reports that the Leafs were interested in Stars Brendan Morrow, “Where do (they) get this stuff?”
- Ben Meyer-Abbott of the Chicago Sun-Times: The Blackhawks are hopeful that Marian Hossa will be able to go tonight against the Coyotes. He missed Friday’s practice, Saturday’s game, and yesterday’s practice with an upper body injury.
- Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette: Canadiens forward Mike Cammalleri could be back in the lineup on Thursday against the Penguins. Defenseman Jaroslav Spacek could be out 10-14 days with bruised ribs.
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Sergei Bobrovsky could get his first start of the season tonight against the Senators. A final decision won’t be made until after the morning skate. Barring an injury, Bobrovsky is expected to play about 20 games this year.
- Miguel Rodriguez of the Buffalo News: There isn’t a guarantee that Marc-Andre Gragnani will play in his hometown against the Canadiens according to Sabres Lindy Ruff. Jochen Hecht was cleared for contact last week after suffering a concussion in training camp, but the Sabres are taking a cautious approach with him.
- Helene Elliott via twitter: (after taking a puck to the head last night) Ducks TV announcers said that Francois Beauchemin had a compression cut above his eye, and that his shield likely saved his eye.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks defenseman Kurtis Foster has completed his AHL conditioning assignment. His goal is to show Randy Carlyle that he’s ready for Friday.
- Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald: Flames center Brendan Morrison is ready to return to the lineup and was centering a line with Niklas Hagman and Rene Bourque at yesterday’s practice.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Matheson thinks that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will score between 20 and 25 goals this year.
- A couple days old but …. NHL Sources Say involving the Stars, Predators and Blue Jackets
Staal to skate with AHL team … Lombardi could play this weekend … Notes on Komisarek, Rundblad, Brunnstrom, Jackman, Foster and Stalberg
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Rangers defenseman Marc Staal will skate with Rangers AHL team in Connecticut today. Staal has been suffering from intermittent headaches this summer, stemming from a Jan. 22nd concussion after taking a hit from his brother. It’s still not known if he’ll be able to join the Rangers in Europe for their season opener, or in their 2nd game.
- Lance Hornby and Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun: It’s looking like Matthew Lombardi will get into an exhibition game this weekend.
“If I’m feeling 100% and confident, there’s a good chance I could play,” Lombardi said of facing the Detroit Red Wings in the coming home-and-home pre-season games. “But if we’re not sure and maybe things aren’t going as well, then we’ll make a decision. I don’t think it’s a negative either way. The progress has been great (far ahead of off-season projections). Whether I get in this week or on the next little while (Toronto opens the regular season on Oct. 6), it’s great.”
- Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun: Leafs defenseman Mike Komisarek is in better shape this year, and may have cemented his spot in the top 6. Koshan mentions there has been speculation from the outside that Komisarek and his $4.5 million salary could be sent to the Marlies. (Problem is it sounds like he has a no-movement and limited trade clause, so he would probably have to agree to be sent down, which he wouldn’t do.)
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: David Rundblad is close to making the Senators, but if he doesn’t, he has made noise about heading back to Sweden for the season. Defenseman Erik Karlsson can relate and had this to say:
“It’s up to (Rundblad) and management to see how close he is to making the team and if it’s worth it for him to go down there or to go back to Sweden and come back next year. If you want to make the team, you’ve got to stay here.”
“If you go home, you’ve got to wait until next year to make the team and even then you may have to go down (to the AHL) anyways,” said Karlsson. “It’s just a personal thing — what’s best for you and what you think is best for you.”
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings GM Ken Holland on Fabian Brunnstrom:
“Right now, he looks like he’s playing his way into a contract. We’ll determine if he’s played his way onto the roster. There’s no rush to do anything now, so we’ll address the situation on Monday. But he has stated a pretty darn good case for a contract and for the roster, especially considering the injury to Jan Mursak.”
- Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: Blues defenseman Barrett Jackman is entering the final year of his 4 year deal. Neither side is ready to talk contract extension, but both sides think he belongs in St. Louis.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: Ducks defenseman Kurtis Foster skated for the first time since having surgery 10 days ago.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: Blackhawks forward Viktor Stalberg will be out 3 weeks.
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 ….
The New Jersey Devils Sign Defencemen Henrik Tallinder to a 4 year, $13.5 Million dollar deal. That’s a $3.375 Million dollar cap hit.
Also, The Edmonton Oilers have signed defencemen Kurtis Foster to a 2 year, $3.6 million dollar deal. That’s a $1.8 million dollar cap hit.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Sens have to be careful spending their money this off-season. They have almost $49 million committed to 13 players, with RFAs Chris Campoli, Peter Regin, Nick Foligno, and Jesse Winchester. Players they could target: Anton Volchenkov, Sergei Gonchar, Ray Whitney, Zbynek Michalek, Kurtis Foster, and Dan Hamhuis.
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The New York Rangers in the market for a backup goalie and their primary target is Johan Hedberg.
- Craig Custance via Twitter: Johan Hedberg and the Thrashers are still talking. Other options for Hedberg are Rangers, Canadiens and Devils.
- Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersberg Times: Steve Yzerman may not do anything on today. He’s looking for another goalie, possibly targeting Chris Mason. Yzerman still wants to re-sign Kurtis Foster, and might have an eye on Paul Martin.