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Posts Tagged Matt Frattin
- The Fourth Period: The Red Wings were trying to make a deal all week, but weren’t able to put something together. It was believed that the Wings didn’t want to part with any of their top young talent. They wouldn’t give up a first round pick for Jay Bouwmeester. The Wings also looked into Jaromir Jagr. Valtteri Filppula will be a UFA but may have interest in returning.
“It’s been a great place to be, a great team obviously,” he told the News. “You want to be on that kind of team.”
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: The Sabres are picking up part of Jason Pominville’s contract. If they weren’t, the Wild would be over the salary cap. Working with Cap geek, they estimate that the Sabres may be covering $225,000 for this year, a pro-rated $900,000.
- Cap Geek: Not confirmed on the amount, but the Hurricanes could be picking up between $500,000 and $1.5 million of Jussi Jokinen’s now Penguins salary.
- Bill Watters: According to sources, the Maple Leafs offered the Coyotes Nazem Kadri, Matt Frattin and a 1st round pick for Keith Yandle. (You would assume this was ‘offered’ around Wednesday, but I wonder if it happened in the offseason, or at least sometime well before the trade deadline day)
- Bill Watters: Years ago, the Flyers offered Claude Giroux to the Lightning for defenseman Paul Ranger but was turned down by then GM Brian Lawton.
- John Hoven of Mayors Manor: Kings GM Dean Lombardi when asked if he was close to any trades on deadline day.
“No. I like our team, and I think we addressed our biggest need. And you see Matt Greene in there – we get him back, that’s like getting a player for nothing now. I didn’t see anything that was really going to improve us. Our depth up front with Toffoli and Brad Richardson, we forget about him, but he’s shown he’s a good depth player. So it wasn’t really anything there that made sense as terms of an upgrade, let alone then get to the part where if you upgrade, what’s it going to do to your cap and everything else. The other thing we were able to do on this that I really liked – and you know I’m confident in how I feel about this – we’ve got 10 picks in this year’s draft. You never want to lose sight of that part. Now, we don’t have a first rounder, but we’re going into this, we were able to keep this nucleus, get this piece here, and have 10 picks going in next year’s draft. Our eye going forward, we haven’t sold the farm by any stretch. I think we’ve got the space to keep our young players. Then hopefully…add the right veterans here going forward also. Now it’s up to our scouts to hit in the middle rounds.
Quick Hits: Staal, Hamrlik, Anderson, Brodeur, Grossman, Meszaros, Read, Janssen, Kinkaid, Frattin, Johnson, Liles, Komisarek, Reimer and Hedberg
- New York Rangers: Rangers Marc Staal was examined by an ophthalmologist and a maxillofacial surgeon today. “The injury has improved significantly and both doctors are optimistic that Marc will make a full recovery.”
- Katie Strang via twitter: The Rangers have claimed defenseman Roman Hamrlik off waivers from the Capitals.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Senators goalie Craig Anderson’s ankle isn’t getting any better.
“He does (need more time),” said coach Paul MacLean. “I don’t think he’s had a setback, but it hasn’t responded like we anticipated. We’re going to make sure (he gets rest).”
- Rich Chere via twitter: Devils coach Peter De Boer said that Martin Brodeur is “feeling better” but not close to returning. Brodeur is no longer day-to-day.
- Philadelphia Flyers: The Flyers announce that Nicklas Grossman, Andrej Meszaros and Matt Read are all day-to-day. Eric Wellwood was loaned back to the Adirondack Phantoms.
- Katie Strang via twitter: The Devils have sent forward Cam Janssen and goalie Keith Kinkaid back to the AHL and recalled goalie Jeff Frazee.
- David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs Matt Frattin will not be in the lineup tonight.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Erik Johnson and Ryan Wilson will not be in the lineup tonight.
- Paul Hendrick via twitter: Looking like John-Michael Liles and Mike Komisarek will be scratches again.
- David Alter via twitter: James Reimer will start in net for the Maple Leafs tonight.
- Rich Chere via twitter: Johan Hedberg will start in net for the Devils tomorrow night.
Roster notes, lines and goalies: waivers, Malkin, Frattin, Devils, Pens, Habs, Caps, Leafs and Coyotes
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: The Predators claimed Bobby Bulter off waivers. The Penguins have put Zach Boychuk on waivers.
- Will DePaoli via twitter: Evgeni Malkin will be back in the Penguins lineup tonight.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Leafs winger Matt Frattin took part in morning rushes on a line with Nazem Kadri and Clarke MacArthur. David Alter via twitter: GM Dave Nonis said that Frattin will be a game-time decision but hinted that ”he may need more time.”
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Matteau-Loktionov-Kovalchuk; Elias-Zajac-Clarkson; Ponikarovsky-Henrique-Bernier; Barch-Gionta-Carter. Butler extra. Defensive pairings: Salvador-Fayne; Greene-Larsson; Tallinder-Zidlicky; Volchenkov-Harrold.
- Marc Antoine Godin via twitter: Canadiens lines: Pacioretty-Desharnais-Gallagher, Prust-Plekanec-Ryder, Galchenyuk-Gionta, Moen-White-Armstrong.
- Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis Cooke-Malkin-Neal Jeffrey-Sutter-Kennedy Glass-Vitale-Adams.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals lines: Hendricks-Ribeiro-Ovechkin; Fehr-Backstrom-Brouwer; Chimera-Beagle-Ward; Volpatti/Wolski-Perreault-Crabb.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: James Reimer will start in net for the Maple Leafs tonight.
- Sarah McLellan via twitter: Mike Smith will start in net for the Coyotes tonight.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Johan Hedberg will start in net for the Devils.
Blues notes … Avalanche got Burned … Scouting the Flyers, Blues-Hawks, Bruins-Sens … Leafs Will Need to Make Roster Moves
- Andy Strickland of TrueHockey: A Blues trade of Kevin Shattenkirk for Daniel Briere makes zero sense for the Blues. Shattenkirk will eventually sign a contract extension with Blues. They talked before the lockout and will resume talks at some point, which could be after the season. He has arbitration rights and will get something north of $3 million a year. Comparables for the 22-year old would be Cam Fowler, Tyler Myers, Victor Hedman, John Carlson and Luke Schenn. The Blues could be looking for depth on the blueline, with the Maple Leafs, Jets, Coyotes and Sharks possibly looking to move a defenseman or two. The Blues can take on some salary.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: After matching the Ryan O’Reilly offer sheet, the Avalanche will now have nearly $58 million tied into next seasons salary cap. That won’t leave them much room for UFA’s under the $64.3 million cap ceiling. They won’t be able to trade O’Reilly until Feb. 28th, 2014. After next season, they’ll have to deal with the expiring contracts of Matt Duchene, Paul Stastny and Gabe Landeskog. Stastny would be a UFA.
What the Flames did today, essentially, was potentially blow out the Avs’ salary structure in the next couple years. The Avs let the Flames set the market for O’Reilly’s value – and they had to swallow their pride and accept it because gambling that they’d get a lottery pick with the Flames’ first-round pick this year was too poor a prospect. How awful would it have been for this team if they’d not only let O’Reilly go to Calgary, but then gotten a worse draft pick maybe thanks to his helping them out the rest of the year in the standings? It would have been a humiliating blow.
And today was humiliating enough for Avs management. They clearly gambled that nobody would break the offer sheet code that most teams live by – especially in the year after a lockout – and that they would be able to dictate to O’Reilly what his market value would be, not the other way around. Well, guess what? They lost that bet.
- Elliott Pap via twitter: The Canucks said that they did not tender an offer sheet to O’Reilly.
- Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: Oilers president Kevin Lowe, Sr. VP Craig MacTavish and Eastern scout Marey Gare took in the Flyers game on Wednesday. The Oilers are believed to be looking to move Ryan Whitney and Ales Hemsky. Darren Dreger via twitter: Dreger downplays their presence at the game as they are scouting for Team Canada before going to sports analytics conference in Boston.
- Lou Korac via twitter: Scouting the Blues-Blackhawks: Rangers, Predators, Avalanche, Oilers, Blue Jackets, Jets, Lightning, Hurricanes, Canadiens and Canucks.
- Craig Custance via twitter: Western Conference teams scouting the Bruins-Senators game.
- David Alter of Sportsnet: The Maple Leafs will need to figure out who they’ll send down to the Marlies when Matt Frattin returns, which may happen any day now. Only Nazem Kadri, Leo Komarov and Korbinian Holzer don’t need to clear waivers, but all are playing big roles. If it’s a forward, David Steckel is the likeliest choice. John-Michael Liles has been a healthy scratch lately. Mike Komisarek has only played in four games and has s $4.5 million salary cap hit. The Leafs could send Frattin down to the Marlies on a conditioning stint. Joffrey Lupul could be back soon as well, so another decision will have to be made.
Injury Updates: Nash, Wisniewski, Johansson, Clutterbuck, Bourque, Brodeur, Malone, Lehtonen, Reimer, Frattin, Steen and McDonald
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers Rick Nash doesn’t think he’ll be ready to go tonight. He won’t say what the injury is, saying it was a few things. When asked directly if it was a concussion, Nash said he wasn’t a doctor.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski is out “long term” with a broken bone in his foot.
- Brian McNally via twitter: The Capitals put Marcus Johansson on the IR with an upper-body injury retroactive to February 7th. He can be activated at any time.
- Michael Russo via twitter: The Wild put Cal Clutterbuck on the IR. He’s likely to miss at least 4 more games.
- Montreal Canadiens via twitter: Rene Bourque has a concussion.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Martin Brodeur will see a doctor today. It’s still possible that he’ll make the trip with the team to Winnipeg.
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: Lightning’s Ryan Malone said he’s not sure if he’ll travel with the team when they leave on their 4-game road trip, but indicated he could join them at some point on it.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars Kari Lehtonen isn’t ready just yet, but expects to be ready for Thursday.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Maple Leafs James Reimer and Matt Frattin might be available for Thursday’s game against the Islanders. Colton Orr will be ready for tomorrow. Mike Brown is out with a lower-body injury.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Blues Alex Steen and Andy McDonald both went down with an injury on the same drill at practice today.
Quick Hits: Filppula, Coach’s challenge, Wider nets, Iginla, Smith, Scouting Leafs-Flyers, Sit Kulemin?
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: If there is NHL expansion, it won’t happen in the next year or two. You have to think that Gary Bettman as a good idea of the scenarios for the Coyotes for next year.
A couple teams may be eyeing Red Wings pending UFA Valtteri Filppula. Wings GM Ken Holland said they may have to wait as ”I’m still trying to find out what we are.” He added that they’ll wait closer to the trade deadline to decide on anything. Indications are that Franzen would like to stay.
A couple of years ago when Panthers Dale Tallon brought up the idea of a coach’s challenge, it was shot down 28-2. Some other GM thoughts are that there needs to be some sort of penalty if a the challenge is ‘wrong.’ What instances will the a challenge be allow for? Goals only? Goalie interference? High-sticking major/double minor that may have been caused by a teammate?
At the March GM meetings they may talk about goalie equipment again. Also, some people would like wider, but not taller nets.
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: Panaccio wonders if the Flyers would go after Jarome Iginla if he became available. Panaccio does say that Bruins are in better shape to make a deep run in the playoffs than the “bubble team” Flyers.
- Craig Morgan of Fox Sports Arizona: The Phoenix Coyotes won’t be signing goalie Mike Smith to a long-term deal any time soon.
“Our thought is to let the season play out,” Maloney said. “Until our ownership is resolved, we’re going to table Mike’s contract and hope things work out later.”
- Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: More than 21 scouts and front-office people watched the Maple Leafs-Flyers game last night. GM’s from both the Jets and Blues were at the game.
- Gord Stellick via twitter: (before last night’s game) Stellick thinks it’s time for Maple Leafs Carl Gunnarsson to sit. Nikolai Kulemin would be an easy choice to sit when Joffrey Lupul or Matt Frattin return.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Looking like Maple Leafs Matt Frattin is about a week away from returning.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
- Seth Rorabaugh via twitter: Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi left last night’s game after blocking a P.K. Subban shot in the foot. BlueShirtsUnited.com: Defenseman Ryan McDonagh left the game after taking a hit from Max Pacioretty. He seemed to be checking his mouth when he left. Michael Del Zotto was scratched from the game with an undisclosed injury.
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: As of yesterday morning, Evgeni Malkin was experiencing concussion symptoms, severe headaches and mild disorientation.
- Buffalo Sabres via twitter: The Sabres have relieved head coach Lindy Ruff of his duties.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: The Ducks have signed Viktor Fasth to a 2 year contract extension worth $5.8 million.
- Florida Panthers via twitter: The Panthers have recalled Jacob Markstrom from the AHL.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Sabres have put Cody McCormick on waivers today.
- Ted Kulfan via twitter: Mikael Samuelsson has a broken finger and is out two weeks.
- Katie Strang via twitter: Rangers Rick Nash is not traveling with the team to Ottawa. He might join the team in Montreal.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Mirtle senses that Maple Leafs James Reimer and Matt Frattin could return by early March, with Joffrey Lupul a week or two later. Michael Traikos via twitter: Reimer’s first workout today since his knee strain on February 11th.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals defenseman Mike Green left practice after about 10 minutes.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said that no concussion issues have been identified with Jeff Skinner. An upper-body injury.
Quick Hits: waivers, Pitkanen, Frattin, Lecavalier, Zubrus, Rakell, Isles and Pens lines, Allen and Theodore
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Danny Taylor and Jay Pandolfo clears waivers. Matt Zassian was put on waivers by the Wild.
- Michael Smith via twitter: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said that Joni Pitkanen is day-to-day with a lower-body injury and ”We do have to be careful because we rely very heavily on him. He plays a lot of minutes & he’s a very important player for us.”
- James Mirtle via twitter: Maple Leafs Matt Frattin needs a procedure done on his knee and will be out a week.
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: Lightning Vincent Lecavalier (left ankle) is not skating today. There haven’t been any setbacks, just a “body maintenance” day.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: The Devils have put winger Dainius Zubrus on the IR and called up Andrei Loktionov.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Ducks told Rickard Rakell last night that he’ll be returning to Plymouth of the OHL.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Islanders lines: Bailey-Nielsen-Okposo, Grabner-Aucoin-McDonald, Martin-Cizikas-Ullstrom/Boulton.
- Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Dupuis Boychuk-Malkin-Neal Cooke-Sutter-Kennedy Glass-Vitale-Adams.
- Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: Jake Allen will start in net for the Blues.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Jose Thedore will start in net for the Panthers tomorrow against the Canadiens.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Escow for this year has been set at 10%.
- Kevin McGran via twitter: Maple Leafs Matt Frattin was on the ice for the Leafs optional skate this morning. James Mirtle via twitter: The Leafs have recalled Frattin, Lupul heading the IR. Steve Simmons via twitter: Normal recovery time for a fractured forearm is 4 to 6 weeks. If a pin is needed to be inserted, recovery can be longer. Darren Dreger via twitter: The Leafs are still waiting for a full medical report on Lupul. Best case scenario could be 4 weeks.
- Frank Seravalli via twitter: Once Niko Hovinen clears through waivers, his contract will be terminated. A move could be coming. They are currently at 50 contracts with Scott Laughton. Dustin Leed via twitter: Leed is guessing that once Hovinen contract is terminated, the Flyers could be signing a forward.
- Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: Blues Wade Redden is expected to be paired with Alex Pietrangelo. Ian Cole will sit. Lou Korac via twitter: Blues recall Ian Cole as Jeff Woywitka clears waivers.
- Katie Strang via twitter: The Rangers have recalled Kris Newbury to likely replace Aaron Asham.
- Michael Russo via twitter: Jonas Brodin has been called up by Wild. The Wild will assess Jared Spurgeon’s health before deciding if Matt Dumba is returned to junior or not.
- Ted Kulfan via twitter: Red Wings Valtteri Filppula has had a knee issue since playing in Finland. He’ll continue to play through it.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Panthers defenseman Mike Caruso is out with a broken wrist.
- George Richards via twitter: Panthers coach Kevin Dineen said that Kris Versteeg skated today, should practice tomorrow, but is still questionable for Saturday against the Flyers.
- Chris Johnston via twitter: Tim Connolly is getting interest, but he might need to clear waivers first. Some teams would prefer a trade with the Leafs, who would need to retain some salary.David Pagnotta via twitter: Connolly’s agent said there are “no plans yet” regarding a buyout. Added, ”We will be discussing options after waiver results.”
- B.D. Gallof via twitter: Source on idea of the Islanders bringing in Connolly, ”Not going to happen. I would be shocked”
- Sarah McLellan via twitter: Coyotes will get a $2 million salary cap hit for Matthew Lombardi, and will pay $1.1 of his salary. (Lombardi’s salary this year is $3.5 million)
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: McKenzie thinks there are likely 3 under-aged rookies playing all season in the NHL: Dougie Hamilton in Boston, Nail Yakupov in Edmonton and Jonathan Huberdeau in Florida. Under-agers likely to get a ‘trial’ are: Rakell (ANA), Grigorenko (ANA), Dumba (MIN), Galchenyuk (MTL), Laughton (PHI), Scheifele (WPG). Final decisions on Murphy (CAR), Matteau (NJD), and Rielly (TOR) will be made this morning.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Mirtle is hearing the Maple Leafs will be cutting Morgan Rielly and Matt Frattin today. Should know by their 11:30 am practice. If that is what is happening, it would mean they are starting the season with 8 defenseman: Phaneuf, Gunnarsson, Liles, Franson, Kostka, Holzer, Fraser, Komisarek.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Clarifying that the Panthers and Kulikov have agreed on a 2 year deal, but has not officially been signed until he passes a physical.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Wade Redden has narrowed his list to 2 teams. Expected to decide today where he’ll play.
- Ryan Kennedy via twitter: The Stars send goalie Richard Bachman and defenseman Jamie Oleksiak to the AHL.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Alex Kovalev signs a 1 year deal worth $1 million plus bonuses with the Panthers.
The end for Selanne? Toews finally over concussion … Komarov going back to KHL … Lombardi talks Richards, Carter trades
- Jonathan Davis via twitter: Teemu Selanne told Davis that if there is no NHL season this year, he’s likely played his last NHL game.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: Blackhawks Jonathan Toews wasn’t fully over his concussion when he played in the playoffs last year. It wasn’t until late last week that Toews felt he was completely over his concussion. He missed the final 2 months of the regular season, but came back for the Blackhawks playoff series against Coyotes. When he returned, he was symptom free and passed the NHL concussion protocols. He was still being bothered by balance and eyesight issues, but were discovered and solved by a chiropractic neurology facility.
“Even if you don’t feel something and you think you’re symptom-free, there’s probably still something there that’s kind of hindering you and affecting the way your brain works,” Toews told the Tribune on Wednesday. “It was just a lot of eye-movement things. My eyes didn’t track very well. They didn’t look from one target to the next very well. My balance with my eyes closed and my head turned a certain way was terrible. (There were) little things that I would think were normal because I didn’t feel something in my head.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Maple Leafs prospect Leo Komarov will be leaving the AHL Marlies and heading back to the KHL. Darren Dreger via twitter: Komarov wants to play for the Maple Leafs when the lockout ends. Jonas Siegel via twitter: The wheels are in motion of Komarov to join Moscow Dynamo. His 1 year contract did allow have a provision to return. Komarov and the Leafs are working to ensure he’s able to return to North America if the lockout ends.
“One of the big things is I think Leo wants to make sure that if he does leave that he can come back if the lockout ends,” said Eakins, noting a similar sentiment from the organization’s perspective.
“No matter what happens, this kid is a good prospect, he’s worked hard to get where he’s at for a shot at the NHL. And that’s his end-game. For Leo, this is about playing in the NHL, that’s what he wants to do and I think he’s going to push for a job if it ever does start back up.”
Komarov was drawing a $62,500 AHL salary.
“It’s maybe that whole thing about I want to try and see if I can make it,” Komarov explained back in early October. “If not, then I’m going to live with it. But if I will stay in KHL, yeah it’s good money, it’s nice to be there, but then when I’m 40, [my kids] are going to ask me ‘Why didn’t you play in the NHL?’”
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Matt Frattin hasn’t been cleared to play yet, waiting for medical clearance, and could return this weekend.
- Aaron Portzine via twitter: Blue Jackets Jared Boll will join TuTo of Finland’s 2nd division, contract is being finalized.
- Sportsnet: Kings GM Dean Lombardi on the Carter and Richards trades.