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Posts Tagged Matt Read
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: The Canucks are bringing their entire scouting staff to the GM meetings in Toronto on Wednesday.Teams like the Canucks (looking for centres), Philadelphia (defencemen), Rangers (a defenceman and depth forwards) and Nashville (offence) are looking to make a move before the April 3rd trade deadline.Teams will wait to see if Jarome Iginla becomes available.
Teams are chasing: Ryane Clowe, Brenden Morrow, Robyn Regehr and Nate Thompson.
Filip Kuba makes sense for the Rangers, but he’s owed $4 million next season.
Derek Roy and Brenden Morrow have been mentioned in Dallas, but don’t forget about Jaromir Jagr.
The Hurricanes plan on re-signing Alex Semin.
Teams may be nervous about Clowe. Was he more injured than was let on? He left Saturday’s game with a shoulder injury.
Sabres GM Darcy Regier is extremely cautious and intensely thinks things through before reacting. Friedman guesses that he won’t blow it up, but may make one big move and get a significant return back. Can’t see him moving all of Ryan Miller, Thomas Vanek and Jason Pominville.
The Leafs won’t make a move that will jeopordize their playoff chances.
The Flames assistant GM John Weisbrod has chased Flyers winger Matt Read for years.
Blues GM Doug Armstrong on RFA defenseman Alex Pietrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk, ”You sign bad contracts when you sign contracts out of fear. We have stable ownership. We’ll match any offer sheet…We will get them signed at contracts everyone is comfortable with.” Armstrong added that “we’ve yet to see an offer sheet work with top-end players.”
The Blues also have RFAs Chris Stewart and Patrick Berglund.
Former CEO of AEG, Tim Leiweke, may be interested in being the CEO of MLSE.
Friedman is starting to think that Oilers Ryan Whitney may not be going anywhere.
- Paul Friesen of the Winnipeg Sun: If the Jets were to make a move, GM Kevin Cheveldayoff may look to acquire:
“I’d love to be able to acquire something that could inspire some more scoring for us,” Cheveldayoff said. “Our left side with Ladd and Kane has played well. Wheeler on the right side has played well. And the guys that have been auditioning up and down the lineup on the right side, you’ve seen some good things and you’ve seen some times where you wish you had more.”
“There’s a long line,” Cheveldayoff conceded. “But we’ve positioned ourselves well. We do have the assets that if the right deal comes along we can pounce on it.”
If the Jets are out the playoff hunt, they could dangle UFAs Ron Hainsey and Nik Antropov.
- Ken Wiebe via twitter: It’s possible that the Jets could trade defenseman Ron Hainsey before the trade deadline if the price is right, but it’s far from certain that they will.
- Arthur Staple of Newsday: The Islanders began preliminary talks with defenseman Mark Streit last month. Sources are saying the Islanders will begin talks with Lubomir Visnovsky and Evgeni Nabokov shortly. The 37-year old Nabokov has no plans to retire after the season.
“I’m enjoying it, I want to continue to play,” the 37-year-old goaltender said. “And I feel the same as last year — I like the guys here, I like the direction of the team. When the time will come, we will definitely talk [about next season].”
Despite not reporting to the Islanders right away this season, he did say on Friday that he’s willing to listen to an offer.
“Sure, why not? I’m open for anything,” he said. “Next year is far off, and right now I’m thinking about the next game here, this team here. I was never thinking about the [trade] deadline. I’m playing for the Islanders and I’m happy here.”
Indications are that the Islanders would like to extend Brad Boyes as well.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Bruins put Chris Bourque on waivers today.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Lightning winger Ryan Malone said he’ll be in the lineup tonight.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets defenseman Fedor Tyutin is questionable for tonight with an accumulation of “bumps and bruises.”
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky (knee) is out tonight.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Flyers Matt Read didn’t rule out playing tonight but added that he still has some discomfort shooting.
- Dave Molinari via twitter: Penguins Paul Martin said he’ll play tonight.
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.
Injury Notes: Ward out 6 to 8 week, Theodore out 6 weeks, Lupul practices, Read practicing, Filppula out 2 more
- Carolina Hurricanes: Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward will be out six to eight weeks after he was diagnosed with a third-degree sprain to his MCL. Surgery is not required. Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Hurricanes will run with a Dan Ellis and Justin Peters tandem while Ward is out.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Panthers goalie Jose Theodore will be out at least six weeks with a groin injury. More evaluation to come.
- Hockey Central: Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul practiced yesterday for the first time since breaking his arm.
- Frank Seravalli via twitter: It doesn’t seem like Flyers Matt Read will be out for another four to five weeks. He’s skating in regular jersey and participating in cycling drills.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings Valtteri Filppula is expected to miss at least the next two games with his shoulder injury. He is still not skating.
- Allan Walsh via twitter: “NHL players are once again suffering concussions in record numbers, what is the league doing about the issue? The concussion issue has been largely ignored by the NHL in the hopes it would just go away. It won’t go away. Last season almost 15% of NHL players suffered a concussion.”
- James Mirtle via twitter: Jets defenseman Zach Redmond had 3 hours of surgery to repair a lacerated femoral artery and vein.
- Anthony SanFilippo via twitter: Flyers Matt Read will be out for 6 weeks with multiple muscle tears in his ribs.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators goalie Craig Anderson has a sprained right ankle and is listed as day-to-day.
- David Alter via twitter: Maple Leafs Colton Orr will have an MRI on his injury this morning at 8:00 am.
“I thought he felt much better today,” Quenneville said. “He said he felt good after practice as well. We’ll see how he is [Friday] and with a chance of playing [Friday] night.”
“No, I don’t believe [I had a concussion] because more than anything he surprised me with a punch from behind,” Hossa said. “I was shaky for a few minutes right after that, which is why I didn’t return to the game.”
Quick Hits: Allen, McCormick, Porter, Hossa, Tarasenko, Read, McBain, Pitkanen, Michalek, Carter, Franzen, Orr and Green
- Lou Korac via twitter: The Blues have sent Jake Allen back to Peoria of the AHL.
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Sabres Cody McCormick cleared waivers.
- Buffalo Sabres via twitter: The Sabres have recalled Kevin Porter from Rochester of the AHL.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa passed some concussion tests. He’ll have more tests tomorrow to determine if he’ll be able to play tomorrow.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Strickland was told that Vladimir Tarasenko was knocked out before he hit the ice.
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: There has been no update on Flyers Matt Read, but feeling around the Flyers last night was that it could be a concussion.
- Michael Smith via twitter: Hurricanes head coach Kirk Muller said that defenseman Jamie McBain will be out 1-2 weeks with an upper-body injury.
- Michael Smith via twitter: Muller added that Joni Pitkanen (lower-body injury) could return as early as this weekend.
- Don Brennan via twitter: Senators coach Paul MacLean expects Milan Michalek to return from his knee injury next week.
- Rich Chere via twitter: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello won’t classify Ryan Carter’s head injury a concussion, said “No. He’s just day to day.”
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Johan Franzen is not ready to return to the Red Wings lineup just yet.
- Chris Johnston via twitter: Maple Leafs Colton Orr is out tonight with a lower-body injury.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals Mike Green is a game-time decision.
Injury Notes: Read, Skinner, Howard, Nash, Atkinson, Anisimov, Dubinsky, Hartnell, Lehtonen and Daley
- Anthony SanFilippo via twitter: Flyers Matt Read left last night’s game with an upper-body injury and did not return.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes announced that Jeff Skinner has sustained a concussion. He suffered the concussion during Maple Leafs game after taking a couple hard hits and going head first into the boards. Skinner felt okay after the game, and even took part in practice the next day. The Hurricanes had Saturday off and by Sunday he was unable to practice.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that goalie Jimmy Howard is cleared and able to play today. Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Holland said that ”all tests have shown nothing.”
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Rangers Rick Nash didn’t travel with the team to Ottawa as he is “believed to be suffering the after-effects of a blow he took from Milan Lucic in Boston a week ago in which his head was driven into the glass by the Bruins’ winger.”
- Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch: Blue Jackets Cam Atkinson (high ankle sprain) and Artem Anisimov (bruised foot) are expected to return to the lineup tonight against the Red Wings. Brandon Dubinsky injured his left knee on Saturday and “it might be a week or two weeks,” according to coach Todd Richards said. Yesterday’s lines and defensive pairings: Umberger-Brassard-Atkinson, Calvert-Anisimov-Foligno, Prospal-Letestu-Dorsett, Gillies-MacKenzie-Boll; Tyutin-Nikitin, Johnson-Aucoin, Erixon-Wisniewski. Also skating: Moore, Drazenovic and Collins. The Blue Jackets assigned center Nick Drazenovic to the AHL to make room for Atkinson.
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: Flyers Scott Hartnell has been cleared to return to practice but won’t get back into the lineup for another 7-10 days.
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen didn’t skate yesterday but according to coach Glen Gulutzan,
“He’s making progress,” Gulutzan said. “We’re working him out pretty hard and he hasn’t had any problems with it, so the injury hasn’t gotten worse. That’s a good sign. He’s gone hard with therapy and rehab, so he is certainly ahead of the injury that he had last year (which kept him out 12 games). It’s not to the same extent.”
Defenseman Trevor Daly has stiffness in his neck and hopes to return soon.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Kings Alec Martinez will be out for at least a month according to TPS.
- John Vogl of the Buffalo News: Sabres Mike Weber signed with Lorenskog of the Norway’s elite league.
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: Lightnings B.J. Crombeen will join Orlando of the ECHL.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: The SF Bulls of the ECHL released Theo Peckham. Peckham requested the release.
- ESPN: Ducks Cam Fowler and Flyers Nicklas Grossman signed with Sodertalje in Sweden. Flyers Matt Read and Rangers Carl Hagelin are already playing for Sodertalje.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Andrew Cogliano signed with Klagenfurt in Austria.
- Winnipeg Sun: Jets Evander Kane has left Dinamo Minsk of the KHL. Kane recorded only one goal in 11 games, and was suspended for one game for an illegal hit. Dinamo’s coach criticized Kane for being out of shape.
“Unfortunately, Evander Kane could not adapt to hockey in the KHL,” athletic director Igor Matushkin said on the team’s website.
Filppula, Dubinsky and Malone injured … Simmonds returning … Stastny, Klein, Fowler and Chimera going overseas
- Helene St. James via twitter: Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula sprained his right knee and will be out 6 to 8 weeks.
- Larry Brooks via twitter: Blue Jackets Brandon Dubinsky broke his right ring finger after blocking a shot on the weekend, and will have “just a few weeks” of recovery.
- Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times: Lightning winger Ryan Malone received 5 stitches in his right eyebrow and has a nice shiner from a Martin St. Louis high stick.
- Kevin Allen via twitter: Avalanche center Paul Stastny will join Munich of the German league.
- Bill Meltzer via twitter: Wayne Simmonds is returning to North America, citing family reasons. Chris Stewart will be joining Eispiraten in the German league again.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators defenseman Kevin Klein will be joining the Herlev Eagles in Denmark.
- Szymon Szemberg via twitter: Cam Fowler will join Carl Hagelin and Matt Read with Sodertalje of Sweden’s tier 2 league.
- Allan Walsh via twitter: Capitals Jason Chimera will join HC Chomutov of the Czech league.
- Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald: Flames GM Jay Feaster wanted to add some more grit and sandpaper this summer, but hasn’t been able to so far.
“As far as a trade goes, we had conversations,” Feaster said Sunday at training camp for Calgary’s No. 1 farm team, the Abbotsford Heat. “But nothing made any sense for us to pull the trigger.”
They weren’t able to do anything through free agency. Steve Begin signed a tryout contract. They may have to look in-house to fill the role, with candidates being Akim Aliu and Lance Bouma.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Lugano has offered Henrik Zetterberg $53,000 per month to cover his insurance, and $2,000 a month in salary.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Matt Read will be playing with Sodertalje SK in Sweden’s 2nd Tier league.
- Pat Leonard of the NY Daily News: Rick Nash’s MRI revealed only a bone bruise and no structural damage. He’s listed as day-to-day.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Trade discussions between the Rangers and Blue Jackets had been ongoing, but heated up late last week. Teams from both conferences made pitches for Rick Nash, but it always came down to them saying GM Scott Howson wanted too much. The Rangers never moved from not willing to include Derek Stepan, Chris Kreider, Carl Hagelin or Michael Del Zotto. Nash never expanded his list, but it was possible that he might have added the Hurricanes and Capitals later this week. It’s unlikely the Rangers would have been willing to increase their offer even if other teams were added. All the pieces the Blue Jackets received were available at the trade deadline and the at the draft. Nashville ownership is expected to meet again today to determine what to do with Shea Weber. Many around the league don’t think they’ll match the offer and may use the draft picks as trade bait for roster players.
- Tom Reed via twitter: Reed doesn’t think the Blue Jackets got fleeced in the trade as much as some are saying. They didn’t win the trade, but it was never going to happen with Nash’s no-trade clause. Howson had limited trading partner which makes it tough.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings GM Ken Holland had several conversations regarding Nash, but the chances were always slim he’d be moved there. To get the Blue Jackets to trade Nash within the division, they would have had to make a much better offer. Holland wouldn’t mention names, but it would likely have to start with Johan Franzen or Valtteri Filppula and include either Brendan Smith or Gustav Nyquist, one more player and a 1st round pick.
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: The Predators have not talked to Shea Weber since he signed the offer sheet, which leads one to think they won’t match the offer. Though, if they weren’t going to match, shouldn’t they be having daily conversations with Flyers GM Paul Holmgren about making a deal instead of taking the 4 1st round picks. Holmgren and Poile have only talked once. The Flyers won’t confirm or deny that a trade wasn’t discussed when they talked. The deadline is Wednesday night at 11:30 pm. Does the Rangers acquisition of Nash yesterday trigger Holmgren to offer a trade package that was better than before?
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: One of Weber’s agents, Kevin Ebb:
“We have no clue what’s going to happen,” Kevin Epp, one of Weber’s agents, said Monday night. “We’re all in a state of limbo.”
Nashville’s ownership group has 10 people, so Epp thinks that may be slowing the process.
“There’s a lot of owners who have to get together to make the decision,” he said. “It’s not like the Flyers with one owner.”
- Jim Diamond of the Examiner: The Predators have not said a word regarding Shea Weber’s offer sheet since they the put out a statement last Thursday.
“We have stated previously that, should a team enter into an offer sheet with Shea, our intention would be to match and retain Shea. Our ownership has provided us with the necessary resources to build a Stanley Cup-winning team. Due to the complexity of the offer sheet, we will take the appropriate time to review and evaluate it and all of its ramifications in order to make the best decision for the Predators in both the short and long-term.”
Diamond thinks the Preds are losing the PR battle, and the longer they don’t say anything, the worse the organization looks.
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Predators GM David Poile and Flyers GM Paul Holmgren have spoken “just once” since the Weber offer sheet. That fuels speculation that the Predators might be thinking about a trade. There would be no need for the 2 sides to talk if they were going to match the offer. A deal could be worked out that Nashville does not match the offer. The Preds would get the 4 1st round picks, and maybe some players. The Preds have until 11:30 PM on Wednesday.
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Only 1 of 6 players who have signed offers sheets, has not returned to their original team. If the Flyers don’t get Weber, will they throw a boat-load of money at Shane Doan? Go after Bobby Ryan or Rick Nash? Or maybe talk about an offer sheet for Evander Kane or P.K. Subban? The Predators could tell the Flyers they won’t sign the offer sheet for Weber in exchange for some players. They would get the 4 1st round picks, but could 2nd 2 1st rounders back for players. The Flyers could give them a list of players to pick from, maybe 2 from: Matt Read, Andrej Meszaros, Marc-Andre Bourdon, Erik Gustaffson and Nick Cousins. If the Predators would look for Sean Couturier, Luke Scheen or Brayden Schenn, Holmgren could call their bluff and hope they don’t match the offer sheet.
- John Boruk via twitter: Boruk thinks Weber will be a Flyer, and that they could end up sending Meszaros and Voracek back to the Predators.
- John Boruk via twitter: If the Predators match the offer, Boruk thinks the Flyers could stand pat. He may look to improve their blueline, maybe looking at Keith Yandle or Dan Boyle.