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Posts Tagged Martin Havlat
- Andy Strickland: Blues TJ Oshie said that he should be good to go when the playoffs begin on Tuesday or Wednesday. Added that he won’t push his ankle if it’s less than 100%.
- Ian Mendes: Senators Jason Spezza has started skating, but he’s only done light on-ice drills. Coach Paul MacLean said that Spezza’s “not even close to joining team,” and only at the ”public skating” stage.
- Elliott Pap: Canucks coach Alain Vigneault on Cory Schneider being able to practice after the the Oilers game: ”Couldn’t answer that.”
- David Pollak: Sharks Martin Havlat had a maintenance day yesterday and should be back in the lineup tonight. Kings defenseman Matt Greene is day-to-day.
- Elliott Pap: Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieka is expected to be able to go for their last regular season game.
- Michael Russo: Wild’s Jason Pominville missed last night’s game, and they are only saying that he’s day-to-day.
NHL Rumors II: Senators looking to add, Stewart trade speculation, Not so fast on Ryan, Time for a Sharks reset
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators are in a good spot and GM Bryan Murray is thinking about adding and not subtracting. Their top prospects won’t be available.
“I don’t know that there’s a specific (approach yet). We’ve got another two weeks,” said Murray. “I’m going to see how we are. If we’re still playing hard and well, then I may take a look to see if we can do something.
“I’m certainly not going to give up a top young player at this point, but if there’s an ability to acquire someone who can help us as we go forward, absolutely.”
Milan Michalek is likely headed towards surgery. There are more buyers than sellers, with only the Panthers and Avalanche out of the race.
“I don’t know how you ever get a scorer in the NHL anymore, but if you can get a top-six forward it’s always the objective,” said Murray. “I haven’t identified anybody who is going to be moved.
“There’s only a couple of teams that are going to say today that they’re probably going to trade a couple of kids. (Teams) want to keep the best part of their core and then try to add to it as well. It certainly makes it difficult to make trades.”
- TSN: (last Thursday) Blues Chris Stewart keeps coming up in trade speculation according to Darren Dreger.
“Stewart’s name is out there, and when a name like that surfaces based on how well he’s played this year and he continues to produce, then you know that there’s an expected high level of return,” Dreger explained. ”St. Louis and Doug Armstrong have been looking for a defenceman since basically the start of the year.”
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Many people will jump to the conclusion that Bobby Ryan and his $5.1 million salary will be moved in the summer. It is possible, but you need to wait and see what happens with UFAs Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne.
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: The time for a San Jose Sharks reset may be coming. Some nights the Sharks have shown they can compete, while other nights they look worn down. They could use some tweaks. They have a nice core in Antti Niemi, Brent Burns, Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Justin Braun, Matt Irwin and 2012 first-rounder Tomas Hertl. One issue with a reset is that they currently sit 8th in the West. They may want to get some draft picks and/or young assets without breaking up the roster too much. Sources are saying that GM Doug Wilson has listened to offers on several of his players. 36-year old defenseman Dan Boyle could be on the move at the deadline or in the summer. The Rangers could use someone like Boyle. Martin Havlat is another name that could be moved, but he has got two more years at $5 million and a full no-movement clause. Ryane Clowe and Douglas Murray are both UFAs after this season.
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Devils Martin Brodeur said he should be ready to start on Thursday, but may end up dressing as the backup.
- Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago: Marian Hossa left last night’s game in first period after taking a hit along the boards. Coach Joel Quenneville said “not bad, day to day,” and that more will be known today.
- Steve Conroy of the Boston Herarld: Bruins David Krejci’s status is not known after he took a shot off the knee on Sunday. He did leave the arena with a slight limp, but didn’t appear to have brace on.
- David Pollak via twitter: Sharks Martin Havlat has been activated from the IR. Tim Kennedy has been placed on the IR.
- Ted Kulfan via twitter: Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey will be out four to six weeks. Quincey has multiple fractures but there is no decision on surgery yet.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings forward Darren Helm hopes it is only a minor setback. There is no decision on whether he’ll go on the Californian trip or not.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings winger Todd Bertuzzi (disc issues) skated for five minutes last week and didn’t feel good. He’s still hoping to avoid surgery.
Injury Notes: Kesler, Malkin, Diaz, Gustafsson, Smith, Khabibulin, Duchene, Johnson, WIlson, Wingles and Havlat
- Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: Canucks Ryan Kesler played six games with a broken foot. He initially suffered the injury back on Feb. 15th and will now be out for 4 to 6 weeks with a fractured right foot.
“He has blocked a few shots and that foot had taken two X-rays that were negative, but the scan gave us another version,” said Canucks coach Alain Vigneault.
“Other than some discomfort, he was handling it well. Any fracture is four to six weeks, depending on the nature and some are less with hairline fractures.”
- Dan Rosen via twitter: Evgeni Malkin staked for about 30 minutes yesterday. He didn’t report any concussions symptoms on Tuesday.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Canadiens Raphael Diaz is out with a concussion.
- Sarah Baicker of CSN Philly: Flyers defenseman Erik Gustafsson blocked a shot in the 2nd period and didn’t return.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith was hit by Dustin Penner last night.
“It was more whiplash than anything,” Smith said. “But, he did get me in the shoulder, and it was the same shoulder. I came back, so it wasn’t too bad, but – the puck wasn’t even around, so that was what was interesting about the whole thing.”
Smith was sore but is expected to play tonight against the Sharks.
- Robert Tychkowski of the Edmonton Sun: The Edmonton Oilers have put goalie Nikolai Khabibulin on the injured reserve with a bad groin. He’ll be on the IR for at least a week.
“It is a little frustrating, in my situation especially,” said the 40-year-old veteran, who had been in world class form. “Coming from a big injury, rehabbing and getting ready, starting to feel good and actually getting playing time — and now this happens.
“It’s not too serious, but it needs to be taken care of. It’s just really annoying, that’s what it is.”
- Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: Avalanche center Matt Duchene didn’t skate yesterday due to a groin injury, but hasn’t been ruled out of tonight’s game against the Flames. Avs defenseman Erik Johnson skated with teammates yesterday, which may have been his first time since suffering a concussion on Feb. 11th. Defenseman Ryan Wilson, out with an ankle injury, is still not ready to begin skating.
- Kevin Kurz via twitter: Sharks Tommy Wingels is doubtful for today and Martin Havlat is probable.
- Kevin Kurz via twitter: Sharks Brent Burns is out for at least the next two games. Coach McLellan hasn’t ruled out Martin Havlat and Tommy Wingels for tomorrow.
- Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: Red Wings forward Darren Helmis going to New York to see a muscles and ligaments specialist for his ailing back.
“It’s not progressing as quickly as Darren would like,” general manager Ken Holland said. “They’ve (doctors) ruled out disk or structural issues.”
Red Wings GM Ken Holland thinks both Johan Franzen (hip flexor) and Kyle Quincey (sprained ankle) will return during their Carolina trip. Defenseman Brendan Smith and Carlo Colaiacovo could return this week from their shoulder injuries. There is no timetable on when Todd Bertuzzi (back) will be able to start skating.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals Jason Chimera left practice early with a lower-body injury and it’s not known if he’ll be able to play against the Hurricanes. Nicklas Backstrom is questionable due to sickness. Defenseman Mike Greenis ready to go.
“I’m 100 percent and ready to go,” Green said, adding that he’s not concerned about the prospect of playing back-to-back games on Tuesday and Wednesday. “The reason why I’m ready to play is I’m 100 percent and it was either battle through it on Saturday or else wait until I’m 100 percent so I could play back-to-backs, so here we are.”
Brooks Laich remains out with a groin injury.
“He still doesn’t want to go out on the ice until he feels – right now he doesn’t want to go out until he feels that he can actually continue up the ladder. But it’s tough,” Oates said. “They’re weird injuries. You think it’s improving and then all of a sudden it’s like, ‘uh-oh,’ and you’re not quite sure.”
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson remains out with a concussion and hasn’t started skating yet.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk said that defenseman Aaron Rome will be out 3-6 weeks with a fractured bone in his foot. Defenseman Philip Larsen remains day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
- Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: It doesn’t look like defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will miss any time after his latest lower-body injury.
Sharks could offer a defenseman for a scoring forward … Should ‘Hawks worry about Hossa? Hansen suspended one game
- Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area: TSN’s Darren Dreger said on “Insider Trading” earlier this week,
“Depending on who you talk to, there are teams that say some big names are potentially in play,” Dreger said of the Sharks. “Certainly the Sharks are willing to consider just about anything. San Jose is willing to part with a defenseman – Dan Boyle’s name, believe it or not, has been thrown out there – but they would need to get a forward in return and preferably someone who could fit in their top nine.”
Dreger also mentioned that Joe Thornton’s name has come up, though admitted that it didn’t make much sense. Sharks with no-movement/no-trade clauses: Thornton, Boyle, Patrick Marleau, Marty Havlat, Michal Handzus, Brent Burns and Brad Stuart. Kurz notes that trading Boyle, despite being 36 years old, could be playing with fire since he’s their best defenseman. They definitely could use a scoring forward. TJ Galiardi may have fallen out of favor with the coaching staff. If the Sharks were to acquire a scoring forward, they would likely part with a defenseman. The Ottawa Sun reported Jason Demers may be used as trade bait.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Portzline doesn’t sense that Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards is in immediate jeopardy.
- Kelly Chase via twitter: “If Hansens hit (as weak as it was was) really hurt Hossa then the Hawks should have some real concern of how long this great player can play”
- Canucks Jannik Hansen received a one game suspension for his forearm to the back of Marian Hossa’s head.
Fire up the Luongo rumors again … Sharks could be in cap crunch … Bryzgalov leaves KHL … Briere injures wrist
- Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Pronvince: If the season starts on January 19th, and even with a $70.2 million salary cap, the Canucks may be better served to move Roberto Luongo. The Canucks need a third line center, depth on the blueline, and a backup goalie. The Toronto Maple Leafs remain the top landing spot for Luongo. Kuzma would target Tyler Bozak and RFA defenseman Cody Franson. Bozak is in the last year of his deal and has a $1.5 million salary. Franson made $800,000 last year and is currently playing in the Swedish Elite League. The Canucks would then need to find a backup a goalie. Eddie Lack should finish the season in the AHL. There are about a half dozen, affordable veteran options out there. Dan Ellis should get some consideration. Barry Brust and Marty Turco could be two other free agent options.
- Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area: If there is a $60 million salary cap ceiling next season, it could mean a large escrow payment for the players. Players who would be UFA’s in 2013 may not have a lot of options. The Sharks currently have 14 players under contract for next year at $54 million. That would leave them $6 million for 9 players. One player who is not signed past this season is Ryane Clowe. Clowe will make $4 million this season, and they would like to re-sign him, but getting him at a reduced number would be difficult. Defenseman Jason Demers will be a RFA at the end of the season. If Patrick Marleau struggles for the next four months, like he did in the 2nd half 2012-13, the Sharks may look at buying his $6.9 million salary out. Martin Havlat could be another option as he’s set to make $5 million through 2014-15.
- Dave Issac of the Courier Post: According to Sportbox.ru via google translate, Ilya Bryzgalov has broke his contract with CSKA, and is leaving the team.
- CSN Philly: Flyers Daniel Briere injured his wrist on Friday and is expected to miss 2 to 3 weeks.
- David Pollak via twitter: Torrey Mitchell could join the SF Bulls of the ECHL today, waiting for league approval.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars center Derek Roy is getting closer to being fully recovered from his shoulder injury. He is expected to skate with a Texas Stars (AHL) practice next week.
- Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: Blues Alex Steen returned to Modo’s lineup after missing 8 games with a leg injury.
- Kevin Kurtz of CSN Bay Area: Sharks Martin Havlat on his agent, Allan Walsh, and his outspokenness on twitter,
“I know what he’s doing, and what he’s writing,” Havlat said. “I talk to him a lot, too. I think it’s been great. Unfortunately, he might be the only agent speaking out and supporting the players. It would be nice if we get some help, but he’s been great. He’s doing a great job not just for his own players, but for the whole group of players.”
Havlat on his knee injury from last year,
“I feel great. I was ready to go in September and I am ready to go now. I’m working out like everybody else and trying to stay in shape as much as I can…waiting for the call,” he said.
- Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: Red Wings Kyle Quincey is done playing with the Denver Cutthroats of the CHL. He may have just signed for a limited number of games.
Sens should look at Semin, but love to play with Pens … Sharks clauses … What’s Oshie worth … Stastny for Ryan?
- Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators are about $5 million below the salary floor, and Brennan suggests they should make Alexander Semin an offer, but only if it’s a 1 year deal. Shane Doan may be a nicer catch, but many teams will be after him if he becomes available. The Devils and Red Wings have been said to be interested in Semin.
- Mike Morreale via twitter: Alexander Semin’s agent, Mark Gandler, said his “priority remains NHL.” Josh Cooper via twitter: The longer the wait for Semin, the price drops, which may interest more teams. Josh Yohe via twitter: Gandler: “No question, playing in Pittsburgh would be great. Alex would love to play with either Malkin or Crosby.”
- David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: Pollak reminds people when rumor-mongering that Patrick Marleau and Marty Havlat have no-movement clauses, and Dan Boyle has a modified no-trade clause. Boyle can rule out 8 teams, but he’s not been asked for a list.
- St. Louis Post Dispatch: If Perron is worth a 4 year, $15.25 million deal, what is T.J. Oshie worth? Jeremy Rutherford thinks about $4.25 million per season. Dan O’Neill thinks in the $3.5-4 million range. Jeff Gordon says more than Perron. Tom Timmermann thinks a 4 year deal with similar numbers to Perron.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: From a poll done on Mile High Hockey, Avs fans are thinking they should trade a player like Paul Stastny for Bobby Ryan. The Avs could use a left winger after the departure of Peter Mueller. P.A. Parenteau is more comfortable on the right side. Dater doesn’t think they are ready to move Stastny yet. If they were offering Anaheim Stastny for Ryan, Dater thinks a deal may have been done already. The Ducks need a center, and could handle his $6.6 million cap hit. The Avs do have 2 other good centers in Matt Duchene and Ryan O’Reilly, so if Stastny does stay, one of them will have to be a 3rd line center.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Rangers are still very interested in Rick Nash, but they aren’t going to wait forever. They are looking at other options as well.
Afternoon notes: Luongo, van Reimsdyk, Alfredsson, Hanzal, Fleischmann, Panthers, Sharks, Clemmensen and re-entry waivers
- Capgeek via twitter: Canucks Roberto Luongo has a full no-trade clause but it has some stipulations. After his last 2013-14 game, he can supply a 5-team trade list that is valid through July 15th, 2014.
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: Flyers James van Reimsdyk feels he can play. On a line with Read and Voracek today.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: “Nothing’s changed” according to Senators coach Paul MacLean regarding Daniel Alfredsson.
- Chris Boden via twitter: Coyotes Martin Hanzal and Lauri Korpikoski will be out tonight.
- Terry Koshan via twitter: Panthers Tomas Fleischmann missed their morning skate but will play tonight. George Richards via twitter: Scratches for the Panthers: Wolski, Santorelli, Barch and Ellerby.
- David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: At yesterday’s practice, Sharks Patrick Marleau was centering Ryane Clowe and Marty Havlat. Brian Elliott will start Game 4, with Jake Allen backing him up.
- George Richards via twitter: Scott Clemmensen will start in net for the Panthers.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Blues Danny Syvret and Flyers Oskars Bartulis are on re-entry waivers.
Injury notes for Sabres, Canadiens, Flyers, Sharks, Blues and Stars … Video of hybrid icing rule that GMs are discussing
- Mike Harrington via twitter: Tomas Vanek and Patrick Kaleta are back in. Matt Ellis has a knee injury, not sure if season ending. Andrej Sekera has pneumonia and it’s getting worse.
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: Canadiens David Desharnais is a game-time decision according to Pat Hickey.
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: Flyers forward Jakub Voracek hopes to play tomorrow. Defenseman Pavel Kubina on his injury: “hoping its not serious and just a few days more.”
- David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News: Sharks forward Martin Havlat could return to the lineup within the next week.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: The Blues have activated Jamie Langenbrunner off the IR and assigned TJ Hensick back to the AHL.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: In addition to Vladimir Tarasenko’s KHL contract, he’s getting a special “stipend” that equals NHL entry level contract.
- Chicago Blackhawks on NHL.com: The Blackhawks have signed Daniel Carcillo to a 2 year contract extension.
- David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs lines: Connolly-Bozak-Kessel, MacArthur-Grabovski-Kulemin, Ashton-Steckel-Crabb, Frattin-Lombardi-Armstrong-Rosehill.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Stars defenseman Sheldon Souray is doubtful for tomorrow.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Kari Lehtonen will start in net for the Stars tomorrow.
- Link to the video was posted by Elliotte Friedman describing the hybrid icing rule that GMs are discussing
Rask out 4-6 weeks, Bruins sign Turco … Anderson conspiracy theory … Brown likely traded in offseason … Injury notes on Havlat, Markov and Timonen
- Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask has a lower abdomen/groin strain, and will be out 4-6 weeks.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: The Bruins have signed goalie Marty Turco. Jimmy Murphy via twitter: Turco has to clear waivers, and he’s not eligible for the playoffs.
- Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News: Senators GM Bryan Murray and Lightning GM Steve Yzerman are among the GMs who think that the red line should be brought back. Conspiracy Theory: Senators goalie Craig Anderson severed tendons on his right hand presumably from a knife cut, Anderson is right handed. “I really don’t care to talk about the details of it all,” Anderson told reporters in his first comments since the incident. “Freak accident. Happened in the kitchen. Leave it at that. Something you learn from. Unfortunately, it was a costly mistake.” The Kings got several offers for Dustin Brown at the trade deadline, but they decided to keep him for their playoff run. He’ll likely be traded in the offseason.
- Mark Emmons of the San Jose Mercury News: Sharks winger Marty Havlat was skating on a line with Benn Ferriero and Brad Winchester yesterday. He’s getting closer and will be traveling with the team, but he’s not giving a timetable when he’ll return.
- Bill Beacon of the Globe and Mail: Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov practiced without his ‘no-contact’ jersey yesterday:
“I’m cleared for contact,” he said. “I need a little bit more time to practice with the team and as soon as I feel ready to go I’m going to play.
“Of course I’m happy. I didn’t play for a long time. I just want to jump in there and feel the game and have fun. I miss the game a lot. I want to come back as soon as I can.”
He’ll travel with the team, but it’s not known if he’ll get in a game this week.
- Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly: Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen is out with a back injury, but he isn’t expected to be out long.
- Steve Simmons via twitter: Brian Burke this morning on Newstalk 1010 radio when asked if his job was on the line: “I think its an ignorant question and a gutless one.”
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Richard Bachman will start in net for the Stars tonight against the Canucks.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Ben Bishop is expected to start tonight against the Lightning.