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Posts Tagged Martin Biron
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Matteau-Zajac-Kovalchuk; Elias-Henrique-Clarkson; Carter-Gionta-Bernier; Barch-Josefson-Butler/Darche. Defensive pairings and goalies: Salvador-Fayne; Greene-Larsson; Volchenkov-Zidlicky; Tallinder-Harrold. Goalies: Brodeur, Hedberg.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers lines: Gaborik-Richards-Callahan Hagelin-Stepan-Nash Miller-Boyle-Pyatt Asham-Halpern-Powe.
- David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel, Komarov-Grabo-Kulemin, MacArthur-Kadri-McClement, Orr-Steckel-McLaren. Extra, Brown. Defensive pairings: Phaneuf-Holzer, Liles-Kostka,Fraser-Franson, extra: Komisarek.
- NY Islanders via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders against the Rangers.
- Sean Hartnett via twitter: Martin Biron will start in net for the Rangers.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Mathieu Garon will start in net for the Lightning.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Ben Scrivens will be in net for the Maple Leafs against Dan Ellis and the Hurricanes.
- Chris Johnston (CP) in the Global News: The NHL and NHLPA met for about 7 hours yesterday, with the meeting wrapping up around 10:15 pm. Both sides didn’t want to say much about how things went.
“With meetings scheduled to resume Wednesday, the league will not characterize the substance or detail of the discussions until their conclusion,” deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in a statement on Tuesday night.
Before the meeting started yesterday, Don Fehr had this to say:
“We’re hopeful that we’ll start bargaining and we’ll continue bargaining until we find a way to make a deal,” he said.
“It’s very good to be getting back to the table,” said Fehr. “We hope that this time it produces more progress that we’ve seen in the past and we can figure out a way to make an agreement and to get the game back on the ice as soon as possible.”
The biggest issue has been how to ‘make whole.’ The NHL has said they will assume more liability in exchange for capping contracts at 5 years, entry-level deals at 2 years, and unrestricted free agency being at 28 years old or after 8 years of NHL service. The union isn’t a really fan of that.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: LeBrun noted that it was good that the the meeting was long, but it’s dangerous to read to much into it. There is a lot of ground to cover. Bob McKenzie via twitter: Meeting for hours, not saying anything afterwards, and meeting today is probably the best thing that anyone could have hoped for.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Dater is hearing some optimism about these talks. No deal is done until its done though.
- NHLPA via twitter: Players who attended yesterday’s talks: Adams, Backes, Biron, Campoli, Crosby, Darche, Hainsey, Hedberg, Lucic, Malhotra, Montador, S. Thornton, and Westgarth.
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Sidney Crosby and team player rep Craig Adams hadn’t planned on going to yesterday’s CBA meetings, but after the union conference call on Monday night, they changed their mind. Several Penguins thought the manner in which guaranteed contracts were going to be honored was the major stumbling block between the two sides.
More Luongo rumblings … Ott in play … Pens looking for Letang partner … Keeping Suter’s rights … Rangers options … Flyers cost for Ryan
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Source said that Roberto Luongo to this point has declined to waive his no trade clause to go to the Blackhawks or Maple Leafs. As of today, the Panthers are the only place he’s willing to be traded to. Bob McKenzie via twitter: There’s a lot of talk about Roberto Luongo waiving/not waiving his no trade clause. McKenzie thinks that the process has yet to be that formal. He prefers Florida, but if that doesn’t work out, doors to Toronto or elsewhere are not closed. At the end of the day, Luongo has to make sure he doesn’t end up with Chicago of the AHL. Right now the Panthers and Maple Leafs think the asking price is too high. James Mirtle via twitter: Mirtle thinks that Luongo may have both interest and reservations about a trade to Toronto. Doesn’t think they he’s officially said yes or no. Aaron Portzline via twitter: Portzline thinks Luongo is using the power of his no-trade clause to “steer” a trade to the Panthers as much as possible.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Stars Steve Ott is still in play. LeBrun thinks he’d be a great fit in Montreal. The Stars could hold on to him if they don’t get what they are looking for.
- Rob Rossi via twitter: The Penguins top priority is to find a partner for Kris Letang. A Paul Martin deal almost happened at the draft. The Penguins will be in on Ryan Suter and Zach Parise, but aren’t the favorites. Each player, like Sidney Crosby, would have to take less.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Despite teams being interested in trading for Ryan Suter’s rights, it’s likely that he’ll test the open market. Suter has given the Predators no indication that he wouldn’t re-sign with the team. If the Predators were to trade his rights, it may hamper David Poile’s attempt re-sign him. Suter is a midwest guy and likes the anonymity of playing in Nashville.
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Rangers GM Glen Sather said they will be “as aggressive as possible” in the free agent market.
“The closer to the top you are, you have to be a little more aggressive if you want to get better,” the GM said. “If you trade, you have to give away assets, but in free agency you’re just giving away money and [taking] the chance the cap might shrink.
“I think we’re going to try to be as aggressive as possible in the free agent market.”
The Rangers currently have about $20 million in cap space, but need to re-sign Michael Del Zotto and Martin Biron. They’d like Zach Parise. Alexander Semin is one option, but it’s hard to see the Rangers giving him the long term deal he’s said to be looking for. Other options could be Ray Whitney, Ryan Smyth, Shane Doan and maybe Jochen Hecht. The Rangers are interested in Justin Schultz. They talked to the Coyotes about Keith Yandle but the price was too high.
- Randy Miller via twitter: The Flyers would probably have to give up Brayden Schenn, Braydon Coburn and a 1st round pick for Bobby Ryan.
Moen-Habs talking … Possible Rangers offseason targets … Devils offseason issues … Flyers and Wild will be interested in Parise
- Will DePaoli via twitter: The Canadiens and Travis Moen have held preliminary talks. Moen made $1.5 million last year.
- Brian Monzo of CBS New York: The Rangers have held preliminary talks with Brandon Prust and Martin Biron. Anton Stralman likely won’t be back. Before the new CBA, the Rangers could have close to $21 million in cap space. If they re-sign Prust and Biron, they could be in the $17-$18 million range. Monzo thinks they should go after Zach Parise. Shane Doan is another option. It’s likely that Matt Carle re-signs with the Flyers, but if he hits the free agent market, the Rangers should take a look. Paul Gaustad would look good on the 3rd or 4th line for the next few years. Justin Schultz is another defenseman the Rangers could look at.
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: The Devils have some serious offseason issues to look at. 1. They need to re-sign Zach Parise. 2. They need to get Ilya Kovalchuk’s health straightened out. 3. Martin Brodeur and Johan Hedberg are free agents, and prospect Scott Wedgewood isn’t ready.
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: The Flyers will be one of the teams interested in Zach Parise. Martin Brodeur has said the Devils need to lock him up.
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: The Wild are not allowed to say, but they are hoping that if Zach Parise becomes a free agent, he’ll be interested in going home. The Wild may also be selling Ryan Suter that they have the ability to win yearly with the help of their top prospects turning pro next year. Russo thinks the Wild may trade for their rights if it gets to that point.
Rumors and notes: Senators, Tarasenko, Salvador, Canucks, Oilers, Thomas, Maple Leafs and Blue Jackets goalie options
- Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen: Serious contract discussions between the Erik Karlsson and the Senators won’t take place until well after July 1st. The Senators will have to decide whether they want to re-sign defenseman Filip Kuba or not. There have been no discussions between the 2 sides yet, but talks must begin soon. A starting point on a Kuba deal could be Johnny Oduya’s new 3 year, $10.125 million deal. Kuba is 36 years old and may be looking for a 3 year deal. Sergei Gonchar will make $5.5 million and GM Bryan Murray will be looking to move him, though it will be unlikely that someone wants him at that number.
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Blues prospect Vladimir Tarasenko told his KHL team on Saturday that he was planning on heading to North America for next season. The CBA prevents him from officially signing with the Blues until July 1st. He may still be negotiating a KHL contract in case there is an NHL lockout. The Blues may look to get a contract signed before July 1st and push the NHL to put it through. Devils Bryce Salvador might be able to get a 2 year deal at over $3 million per season on the open market, but may take less to stay with the Devils. Talks between the Canucks and Cory Schneider are on hold until they decide what to do with Roberto Luongo. He won’t sign for as long of term as long as Luongo is there. There have been little talks between the Oilers and Devan Dubnyk.
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Tim Thomas agent, Bill Zito, denies that Thomas decision to sit out the season is a move to protect him from being traded. Thomas’s no-trade clause expires on July 1st. Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said he isn’t inclined to make a deal, other teams believe he’ll be available. Friedman doens’t think teams will be scared off on Thomas. Zito also represents Tuukka Rask. Under Dallas Eakins new contract, he is not able to leave next year. The Maple Leafs didn’t want to add a 2nd year to a Tomas Vokoun deal. The Flyers were interested in Vokoun but cap issues hold them back until July 1st. If the Oilers were offered a good enough defenseman or even a goalie, would they move down in the draft to take a defenseman? In 2006, the Devils and Patrik Elias couldn’t get a deal worked out. He had a verbal agreement with the Rangers but they wouldn’t agree on a no-movement clause. Elias went back to the Devils and they did a deal.
- Damian Cox of the Toronto Star: Scott Clemmensen may be a good fit for the Maple Leafs. Johan Hedberg could be an option as well.
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: The Blue Jackets only have 2 goaltenders under contract for next season, Steve Mason and Allen York, and it’s their goal to have 5. Mason will likely only be back as a backup. They could trade him, but he’s due $3.2 million. He could be put on waivers or possibly bought out. The Blue Jackest could call the Canucks about Roberto Luongo, but he wouldn’t be their first choice. The Blue Jackets may only be lukewarm on Jonathan Bernier. Sergei Bobrovsky is another option. Free agents to keep in mind are Jonas Gustavsson, Josh Harding, Scott Clemmensen and Martin Biron.
- James O’Brien of Pro Hockey via Michael Russo Audio: Indications are that Ducks prospect Justin Schultz won’t be signing with the Ducks. Russo said that a Ducks may look into tampering charges and could go after a “team that already has gotten to Schultz.” Russo “guesses” that Schultz already knows who he’ll sign with and it could be the Maple Leafs. Schultz was drafted by Burke and played with Jake Gardiner.
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The Rangers could have $20 million in summer cap space if the cap goes up to $76 million. Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi will be UFA after 2 more seasons. The Rangers will look for a defenseman to play with Marc Staal. If the Rangers were to add a Ryan Suter or scoring help in the likes of Rick Nash or Zach Parise, they would need to get rid of a big contract or two. They will look to re-sign Martin Biron and Brandon Prust.
- Steve Zipay of Newsday : Zipay thinks the Rangers were missing offensive creativity and skill. Management knew they needed to add scoring at the trade deadline, which is why they offered a package of Brandon Dubinsky, Tim Erixon, JT Miller and other prospects and picks for Rick Nash. The Rangers have 8 UFAs: Martin Biron, Brandon Prust, Ruslan Fedotenko, John Mitchell, Stu Bickell, John Scott, Steve Eminger and Jeff Woywitka and 3 RFAs: Michael Del Zotto, Anton Stralman, Mats Zuccarello.
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: A month of trade talks surrounding Rick Nash should begin this week, but don’t expect a final decision until late June or early July. Nash’s 5 team trade list may have now been expanded, though the Blue Jackets will move forward as if the list doesn’t exist. A deal could be done around the June 22nd draft. If he’s not traded at the draft, they may wait for the losers of the Ryan Suter and Zach Parise sweepstakes.
Morning notes: Flames, Canadiens, Maple Leafs, Morrow, Bernier, Wilson, Vanek, Schultz, Byfuglien and Vokoun
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey may have a hearing today at 1 PM for his elbow to the head of Panthers forward Tomas Kopecky.
- Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail: The Flames missed the playoffs for the 3rd season in a row, and the team is at a crossroads. Jarome Iginla will be 35 when next season starts and is in the final year of his deal. Does Iginla want to stay and take part in another rebuild? If not, they need to find out quickly and attempt to get the most return for him. Miikka Kiprusoff has 2 years left, he’ll make $5 million next year and $1.5 million the following year. Brent Sutter’s status will need to be re-evaluated this summer. UFAs are: Olli Jokinen, Lee Stempniak, David Moss, Tom Kostopoulos, Cory Sarich and Scott Hannan. Feaster’s primary need is a #1 center.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Matheson handicaps the next Canadiens GM: 3-1 Patrick Roy, 4-1 Julien Brisebois. 5-1 Francois Giguere, 7-1 Marc Bergevin, 8-1 Pierre McGuire, 9-1 Claude Loiselle, 10-1 Vincent Damphousse, 12-1 Pierre Dorion, 15-1 Pat Brisson. The Stars may ask Brenden Morrow for a list of teams that he might be willing to accept a trade to this summer. The Lightning will look at Jonathan Bernier this summer, but the Kings won’t move him until they get a veteran to backup Quick. They’ll be looking for someone who’s started before. The Predators may not have a fit for their 2008 1st round pick, Colin Wilson, and may look to move him after the season. Sabres winger Thomas Vanek has possibly been playing with a shoulder problem for months. Matheson wonders where the Maple Leafs will get a #1 goalie. Would Calgary move Kiprusoff? Matheson offers a Schneider for Gardiner and Reimer deal or their lottery pick and a defenseman not named Gardiner. It doesn’t look like Ducks prospect Justin Schultz wants to sign with them, and many feel the Rangers have the inside track. One GM said the Oilers would be a good fit for Schultz. The Stars will go after Ryan Suter and Zach Parise, but the Red Wings may have the inside track.
- Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press: Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has a “lower body bone bruise.”
“It’s never fun to play hurt and it has cut down on my ability to get around out there. But you have to help the team and I won’t shut it down for even a game until we’re eliminated. I have to do my part,” said Byfuglien.
- Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: Capitals goalie Tomas Vokoun suffered another groin injury and may have played his last game for the Capitals.
- Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun: The Maple Leafs need to acquire a goalie this summer, but the free agent crop isn’t that great: Tomas Vokoun, Josh Harding, Martin Biron and Chris Mason. The Leafs need to look bigger: Roberto Luongo, Cory Scneider or Miikka Kiprusoff.
Letang has concussion symptoms … Lidstrom uncertain for Friday … lines and starting goalies … Roenick and Milbury battle video
- Josh Yohe via twitter: Penguins Kris Letang has concussion symptoms.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Bruins Brian Rolston hasn’t decided if he’ll play next year or not. He talks like he’ll be retiring.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Zach Bogosian will be back in the lineup for the Jets tonight.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom didn’t practice and his status for Friday is uncertain. Kyle Quincey skates.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov: “I need to be ready 100 % mentally and physically before I play.” They are not sure if he’ll play this season.
- Helene Elliott via twitter: Lines at Kings practice: King-Richards-Carter; Brown-Williams-Kopitar; Stoll C for Penner/Lewis/Westgarth; Fraser C for nolan/Clifford/Richardson.
- Roger Millions via twitter: Coyotes lines: “Whitney Hanzel Vrbata-Boedker Vermette Doan-Pyatt Gordon Korpikowski-Torres langkow Bissonette.”
- Roger Millions via twitter: Flames lines: “Bouma Horak Jackman-Tanguay cammalleri Iginla-Glencross Jokinen Moss-Kostopoulos Stajan Comeau.” Defensive pairing and goalie: Giordano Hannan-Smith Bouwmeester-Brodie Sarich … Kiprusoff .
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders tonight.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Martin Biron will start in net for the Rangers tonight.
- Brian Hedger via twitter: Ray Emery will start in net for the Blackhawks against the Senators.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Kari Lehtonen will start in net for the Stars tomorrow against the Oilers.
- Jeremy Roenick and Mike Milbury battle it out last night:
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson said that ownership has been very supportive so far, and that trade talks have become more focused. He also noted that he’s received lots of “creativity” in trade interest with several of their players.
- Kevin Allen via twitter: There may be more interest in Stars Steve Ott if he wasn’t making $3.2 million next year.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Wild have recalled goalie Matt Hackett due to a Josh Harding minor injury. It’s not trade related.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said he did not set a deadline day for re-signing Tuomo Ruutu. Some assumed that he did since he mentioned he expected a decision by mid-week. Rutherford added: “We’ve worked very hard on it and gone as far as we can go. We’re hoping he’s staying and will get a positive answer from him.” He also said he didn’t expect to be active leading up to the deadline. “I say that now, but you can get surprised.” The Hurricanes also hope to get Joni Pitkanen back in the lineup in the next 10 days.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: One of the Sharks star players wouldn’t be opposed to them adding Sean Avery, saying the veterans could handle him. Sharks management may not be on the same page as their star player though.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: The Red Wings and Todd Bertuzzi are closing in on a 2 year contract extension worth close to $2.2 million per season.
- Slava Malamud via twitter: Alexander Radulov is saying the Predators are “pressing” him to return to the NHL.
- Nick Cotsonika via twitter: From Cotsonika’s interview with Sharks GM Wilson, he said that the early deals are the best but “sellers can sometimes dictate that if they’re going to put a guy on the market or not.” In other words, Wilson may prefer to make a big deal in the summer.
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The Rangers have begun talks with pending free agent Brandon Prust. Other Rangers free agents are Ruslan Fedotenko, Martin Biron, Steve Eminger, John Mitchell and Jeff Woywitka.
- Tarik El-Bashir via twitter: Capitals GM George McPhee said that defenseman Mike Green will travel with the team and could play this weekend.
- Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said that Jimmy Howard will start on Sunday against the Sharks. Danny Cleary had fluid drained from his knee on Tuesday and is on track to return this week or next.
- Brian McNally via twitter: Capitals Nicklas Backstrom is doing off ice work, but not ready for skating yet. His return is uncertain.
- Jimmy Murphy via twitter: Bruins Rich Peverley is heading back to Boston to have his right knee examined.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars lines: Ott-Benn-Vincour. Eriksson-Ribeiro-Ryder.Nystrom-Fiddler-Dvorak. Dowell-Wandell-Burish. Kari Lehtonen will start in net.
- David Pollak via twitter: Dwyane Roloson and the Lightning will face Antti Niemi and the Sharks.
- Michael Russo via twitter: Niklas Backstrom will start in net for the Wild.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Jhonas Enroth will start in net for the Sabres.
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: Ilya Bryzgalov will start in net for the Flyers.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Martin Biron is the first off the ice and likely starter.
Afternoon notes involving: Parise, Moore, Visnovsky, Blake, Suter, Ruutu, Morrow, O’Reilly, Theodore, lines and starting goalies
- Rich Chere via twitter: Devils forward Zach Parise said there have been no contract negotiations, but he still wants to stay in New Jersey.
- Craig Custance and Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Lightning Dominic Moore would be a nice addition to many playoff bound teams. If the Ducks can’t get back in the playoff race, defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky could become available. Winger Jason Blake could also becomes available.
- Kevin Allen of the USA Today: Ryan Suter knows the Predators will pay market value, though the sides haven’t talked serious numbers. Suter hasn’t signed as he’s waiting for them to show him that they’ll compete for the Stanley Cup this year, and in the future. It seems unlikely that David Poile would trade Suter. Tuomo Ruutu would be a good fit with the Predators. Poile may be looking for a long-term addition as well.
- Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: Responding to James Murphy’s question on where will the Blues trade goalie Ben Bishop: The Lightning, Blue Jackets, Maple Leafs, Devils, Hurricanes and Anaheim … teams that need goaltending or who have piece the Blues would want.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes Tuomo Ruutu has had no negotiations with the team. Ruutu on trade rumors: “I’ve heard rumors I’m going to every team in the NHL. … I hear that stuff but there’s nothing I can do.”
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Stars forward Brenden Morrow has been activated from the IR.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: The Coyotes have put Cal O’Reilly on re-entry waivers.
- Harvey Fialkov via twitter: Panthers coach Dineen says that Jose Theodore is still his starter but is not happy with his last 2 games.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers lines: Hagelin-Stepan-Gaborik, Dubinsky-Richards-Callahan, Fedotenko-Boyle-Prust, Rupp-Anisimov-Mitchell.
- Randy Sportak via twitter: Flames lines: Tanguay-Backlund-Iginla; Comeau-Jokinen-Cammalleri; Bouma-Jones-Stempniak; Kostopoulos-Stajan-Jackman.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Jaromir Jagr will be in the lineup tonight. Ilya Bryzgalov will start in net for the Flyers tonight against the Jets.
- Rich Chere via twitter: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils against Martin Biron and the New York Rangers.
- Pens Inside Scoop: Marc-Andre Fleury will start in net for the Penguins.
Alfie has concussion and on the IR … Avery on re-enty … Scouting Oilers … Brodeur activated … New lines in Buffalo
- Allen Panzeri of the Ottawa Citizen: Senators coach Paul MacLean said that Daniel Aldredsson is out with a concussion, and will be out until his concussion like symptoms are gone. Nikita Filatov will remain with the team. Craig Anderson will start in net tomorrow against the Bruins. Chris Stevenson via twitter: The Senators have put Daniel Aldredsson on the IR, he’s eligible to come back on Saturday.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Rangers have put Sean Avery on re-entry waivers. Trevor Gillies (NYI) and DJ King (WAS) were put on waivers. Detroit’s Fabian Brunnstrom clears waivers.
- Kevin Paul Dupont via twitter: One of the problems the Bruins are having is finding a trade partner. The Blue Jackets are the only other desperate team. Other teams may wait until December to be motivated to make a move.
- Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News: Scouts have been keeping an eye on the Oilers. Sam Gagner could end being moved, St. Louis?
- Eric Francis of the Calgary Flames: Marty Turco is still working out with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and is hoping to land a backup job in the NHL. Francis thinks he could be a good mentor for Steve Mason in Columbus. The Penguins are 31-16-7 since Crosby went out with a concussion.
- John Vogl via twitter: The Sabres have made some line adjustments: Vanek-Leino-Pominville, Adam-Roy-Stafford. Still have Gerbe-Gaustad-Kaleta & McCormick-Ellis-Boyes.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Lightning winger Marty St. Louis is not practicing today, maintenance day. Ryan Malone is day-to-day with an upper body injury.
- Shelly Anderson via twitter: Staal, Malkin, Kunitz, Letang, Cooke not at Penguins practice this morning. Rob Rossi via twitter: Staal, Malkin and Letang are having a maintenance day.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Martin Brodeur has been activated from the IR.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: There is still no timetable to Travis Zajac’s return. He w0uldn’t say/rule out Dec. 3rd. Zajac is walking without a limp and added, “is easier than walking just with being in boots….You don’t use your Achilles as much.”
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes 1st PP unit: Staal, Skinner, Jokinen, Pitkanen, McBain. 2nd PP unit: Ruutu, LaRose, Poni, Kaberle, Harrison
- Tarik El-Bashir via twitter: 3 lines at Capitals practice: Ovechkin-Backstrom-Brouwer, Chimera-Johansson-Semin, Hendricks-Laich-Ward.
- Minnesota Wild via twitter: The Wild have assigned Brett Bulmer to Kelowna of the WHL.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Martin Biron will start in net for the Rangers.