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Posts Tagged Max Pacioretty
- Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette: Canadiens Max Pacioretty and Brian Gionta skated yesterday and traveled with the team. Coach Michel Therrien said they were day-to-day and could play today.
- Rachael Blount of the Star Tribune: Wild coach Mike Yeo said he isn’t afraid to break up their top line of Zach Parise, Mikko Koivu and Charlie Coyle.
“If we think (splitting up the top line) is what we need, then that’s something we would be willing to do, for sure,’’ Yeo said. “Again, we’re coming home. It’s a little bit of a different situation now. … I think because we played one game that wasn’t good, I don’t think we need to reinvent the wheel here.’’
Goalie Niklas Backstron (lower-body) practiced yesterday but it’s not known if he’ll be able to go in Game 3. No new updates for Jason Pominville (head injury) and Clayton Stoner (upper body).
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Penguins winger James Neal is unlikely to play due to his ankle injury. Jussi Jokinen will likely join Evgeni Malkin and Jarome Iginla.
- Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News: Gleason wouldn’t be surprised if Sabres winger Thomas Vanek ended up taking less money to play in Minnesota when his contract expires after next season. They will be contenders, he already has tons of money and he spends there offseasons there as his wife is from the state.
- Alex Seren Rosso: Russian press are saying that KHL Traktor will make LA Kings Slava Voynov a “can’t refuse offer” this summer.
Roster Notes, Lines and Goalies: Canes, Habs, Caps, Wings, Lightning, Leafs, Devils, Jackets, Pens and Hawks
- Michael Smith: Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller on Alex Semin: ”My belief is that he is in.”
- Renaud Lavoie: Canadiens Max Pacioretty will play tonight.
- Dave Molinari: The Hurricanes activate defenseman Just Faulk from the IR and he’s expected to be in the lineup tonight.
- Katie Carrera: Joel Ward and Martin Erat did not practice this morning with the Capitals.
- Ansar Khan: Red Wings lines: 1st Datysuk, Zetterberg and Abdelkader. Miller has replaced Filppula on the second line with Franzen and Nyquist . Filppula centering third line with Brunner and Cleary. Andersson centering fourth line with Emmerton and Tootoo.
- Erik Erlendsson: Lightning lines: Poiliot-Stamkos-St Louis; Pyatt-Thompson-Crombeen; Killorn-Lecavalier-Purcell; Connolly-Johnson-Panik
- David Alter: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel blue:Komarov-McClement-Kulemin, R: Hamilton-Grabo-Frattin: Gree,, MacArthur-Kadri-Orr-McLaren-Colborne.
- Tom Gullitti: Devils lines: Elias-Zajac-Sullivan; Ponikarovsky-Loktionov-Clarkson; Zubrus-Henrique-Bernier; Cater-Gionta-D’Agostini; Barch-Josefson-Kostopoulos. Extra: Kovalchuk.
- Shawn Mitchell: Blue Jackets lines: Prospal-Anisimov-Gaborik; Umberger-Johansen-Foligno; Calvert-Letestu-Atkinson; Gillies-MacKenzie-Comeau.
- Dave Molinari: Penguins lines: Kunitz-Malkin-Iginla, Morrow-Jokinen-Dupuis, Cooke-Sutter-Kennedy, Glass-Adams-Bennett. Vitale and Jeffrey are the extras.
- Jim Jamieson: Canucks lines: Sedins-Burrows; Raymond-Kesler-Kassian; Weise-Roy-Hansen; Sestito-Lapierre-Ebbett.
- Katie Carrera: Capitals defensive pairings: Alzner-Green; Erskine-Carlson; Hillen-Oleksy; Schultz-Poti
- Erik Erlendsson: Ben Bishop will start in net for the Lightning.
- Michael Smith: Dan Ellis will start in net for the Hurricanes.
- Tracey Myers: Ray Emery will start in net for the Blackhawks.
- Rich Chere: Martin Brodeur will start in net for the Devils.
NHL Rumors II: Ribeiro, Gaborik, Regehr, Bouwmeester, Ryan, Roy, Stafford, Backstrom, Cullen, Leafs and Vinny trade that didn’t happen
- David Pagnotta via twitter: With Corey Perry off the market, players like Mike Ribeiro, Marian Gaborik and Robyn Regehr are getting most of the attention.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: With Jay Bouwmeester’s salary and the high asking price for Keith Yandle, Sabres Robyn Regehr could be the most sought after defenseman at the moment.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: LeBrun doesn’t think that the Ducks have any intention of wanting to trade Bobby Ryan right now or in the summer just because of Perry’s contract. The Ducks have some expiring contracts and can live with having the contracts of Getzlaf, Perry and Ryan. If a team made a monster offer that the Ducks couldn’t refuse for Ryan, you never know. Sense now is that he’s staying.
- Dennis Berstein via twitter: There are whispers that the Rangers have talked with the Kings about Marian Gaborik. The Kings would have to send at least $3 million in salary back if they were to make a deal.
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: A league executive sees a Kings trade with the Sabres happening soon. Was told it will happen, just not the timing of it.
- Hockey Central via twitter: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on the trade deadline: ”We’re going to be in the mix with a bunch of teams.” Buyer or seller? “Possibility of both.” … ”We have some UFAs; people have asked about them… We’re perfectly prepared to keep them.”
- Sean Fitz-Gerald via twitter: Leafs GM Nonis suggested that the Leafs could be willing to swap picks for players before the trade deadline. “We’re not sold on selling.” Nonis said that the Leafs are fine with going past the trade deadline without adding a goalie.
- Jeff Marek via twitter: (A proposed deal from a few years ago): Carey Price, P.K. Subban (or Ryan McDonagh, Tampa’s choice), Max Pacioretty and a 1st round pick for Vincent Lecavalier. Marek said the Tampa Bay ownership nixed the trade.
- Ansar Khan of MLive: The Red Wings could target Sabres Drew Stafford. The Wings could use some more scoring up front and a right handed shot. It could take a roster player and a prospect or pick. Would the Red Wings want to take on his $4 million salary when they need to re-sign Valtteri Filppula.
- Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: When asked if Niklas Backstrom or Matt Cullenwill be traded,
“Oh God, no,” said General Manager Chuck Fletcher. “Backy’s been outstanding. He’s our No. 1 goalie. Cullen’s been a big part of our team. That’s the type of guy every team in the league wants to add for a playoff run.”
Will the Wild make a splash at the deadline?
“I would like some of our young players to get experience and learn how to play in tough situations,” Fletcher said. “We can’t hide them. They have to go through the process at some point. You can’t just skip it and all of a sudden have these mature players that are just going to come in and play like veterans.”
Quick Hits: Grabovski, waivers, Malone, Johansson, Laich, lines and starting goalies for today and tomorrow
- Bob McKenzia via twitter: There will be no supplemental discipline for Maple Leafs Mikhail Grabovski. The NHL said that it couldn’t determine conclusively if Grabrovski bit Max Pacioretty or not. Darren Dreger via twitter: The safety department said that it went to great lengths in search of the truth.
- Tim Wharnsby via twitter: Sabres Matt Ellis clears waivers. The Oilers put Darcy Hordichuk on waivers.
- Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times: Ryan Malone suffered a lower-body injured before the Lightning-Rangers game. He was injured during their “pregame kick-around with a soccer ball.”
- Brian McNally via twitter: Capitals Marcus Johansson will not travel with the team on their trip to Florida. He’s day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
- Brian McNally via twitter: Capitals Brooks Laich will travel with the team to Florida. As of this morning, coach Adam Oates wasn’t sure if he has been cleared for contact yet.
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: Canadiens lines: Bourque-Plekanec-Gionta; Pacioretty-Galchenyuk-Gallagher; Prust-Desharnais-Cole, Moen-Eller-Armstrong.
- Brent Wallace via twitter: Senators lines: Michalek Zibanejad Alfredsson; Silfverberg Turris Greening; Condra Smith Neil; O’Brien Da Costa Daugavins
- NY Islanders via twitter: Rick DiPietro will start in net for the Islanders tonight.
- David Alter via twitter: James Reimer will start in net for the Maple Leafs tonight.
- David Pollak via twitter: Steve Mason will start in net for the Blue Jackets tonight. Kevin Kurz via twitter: Thomas Greiss is expected to start tonight.
- Jon Rosen via twitter: Jonathan Bernier was the first off the ice for the Kings, and likely starter.
- Brian McNally via twitter: Braden Holtby will start in net for the Capitals tomorrow.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Kari Lehtonen will start in net for the Stars tomorrow.
- Wayne Scanlan via twitter: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators tomorrow.
The NHL will most likely be looking into Canadiens Max Pacioretty’s allegations that Maple Leafs center Mikhail Grabovski bit him last night.
What do you think ‘Chompers’ Grabovski? Suspension? What do you expect when you put an arm in someone’s mouth?
Bolland day-to-day … Wisneiwski likely has concussion … Halak lower-body … MacArthur and Pacioretty ready to return
- Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times: Blackhawks Dave Bolland’s injury isn’t as serious as first thought. He’s day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
“He’s going to be all right,” Quenneville said. “You’re always concerned about the worst, but he’s not doing too bad today.”
Coach Joel Quenneville won’t put a number on how many games Bolland will be out for.
- Aaron Portzline and Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch: Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski slammed back first into the board and was on the ice for several minutes. Coach Todd Richards said after the game that he likely has a concussion, with leg or back injuries.
“It’s awful,” [Jack] Johnson said. “Just the way he’s lying there, it’s pretty scary. It’s a guy on our team, but even if it’s a guy on the other team … the Wings were just as concerned.
“Once we saw him talking and moving, it made us feel good because we knew he’d be all right.”
- Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe: Bruins Brad Marchand injured his shoulder in the 2nd period. He didn’t return for the 3rd period, but it was more of a precaution.
“He could have played in a pinch,’’ said Julien. “He wanted to keep going, but we don’t want to lose players long term. We are going to be cautious with our guys.’’
- Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: Blues Jaroslav Halak has a lower-body injury.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Maple Leafs Clarke MacArthur thinks he’ll be able to play on Monday.
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: Canadiens Max Pacioretty could return to the lineup today after missing 7 1/2 days after an appendectomy.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: There were 12 scouts from 10 teams at the Maple Leafs/Bruins game last night.
- Syzmon Szemberg via twitter: Marco Sturm signs with Kolner Haie, Cologne of the German DEL.
- James Gordon via twitter: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators.
Roster notes, lines and Starting goalies: Sens, Coyotes, Habs, Pens, Flames, Devils, Canucks, Caps and Canes
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Guillaume Latendresse won’t travel with the team to the Carolina.
- Ryan Kennedy via twitter: The Coyotes have sent defenseman David Rundblad to the Arizona Sundogs of the Central League. Corey Pronman via twitter: The Coyotes usually send players to the Central League if it will be a short term move.
- Corey Pronman via twitter: The Coyotes have recalled Andy Miele.
- Montreal Canadiens via twitter: Canadiens Max Pacioretty is back on the ice with teammates this morning.
- Don Brennan via twitter: Senators lines: Michalek-Turris-Alfredsson, Greening-Smith-Neil, O’Brien-Zibanejad-Condra.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars lines: Eriksson-Benn-Jagr, Whitney(Wandell)-Eakin-Ryder, Nystrom-Fiddler-Vincour, Morrow-Roussel-Garbutt.
- Shelly Anderson via twitter: Penguins lines: Boychuk with Malkin, Neal; Jeffrey with Crosby, Dupuis (Kunitz ill); Cooke-Sutter-Kennedy, Glass-Vitale-Adams.
- Wes Gilbertson via twitter: Flames lines: Cammalleri joins Iginla and Tanguay. Glencross skating with Backlund and Stempniak.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines: Henrique-Zajac-Kovalchuk; Zubrus-Elias-Clarkson; Carter-Gionta-Bernier; Barch-Josefson-Anderson; Extra: Matteau, Darche. Defensive pairings: Salvador-Volchenkov; Greene-Larsson; Tallinder-Zidlicky; Harrold-Fayne.
- Jason Botchford via twitter: Roberto Luongo will start net for the Canucks tonight.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Braden Holtby will start in net for the Capitals tonight.
- Michael Smith via twitter: Dan Ellis will start in net for the Hurricanes tonight.
- James Gordon via twitter: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators tonight.
Quick hits: player salaries, realignment, Orlov, Stewart, and players visiting hospitals in Montreal
- Kevin Gibson via twitter: Based on the 2012-13 salaries, players lose $9,729,729 everyday. There are still free agents, so that number would be higher.
- Louis Jean via twitter: Realignment was discussed during the Board of Governors meetings on Wednesday, but it will not be apart of CBA discussions.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Dmitry Orlov suffered an upper-body injury last night, but it may not be serious according Hersey’s coach, Mark French.
- The Stats Guy via twitter: Blues Chris Stewart is leaving Germany and heading back to North America.
Markov may be heading back to Montreal … Sharp and Schneider may be thinking Swiss … Bradley heads to Finnish League
- Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette: Andrei Markov may be on his way back to Montreal with a rib injury.
“I was trying to check an opponent and he leaned at the last second,” Markov told Gagnon. “Instead of hitting him with my shoulder, it was my ribs that took the impact. I was winded and returned to the dressing room. That’s all.”
Max Pacioretty hasn’t said much about his departure from the Swiss A League. He had 1 assist in 5 games and was a healthy scratch for 3 games.
- Tracey Myers via twtter: Patrick Sharp will make a decision about going overseas in about 2 weeks if the lockout continues. He is leaning towards a Swiss team, but not the one Patrick Kane is playing with.
- Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun: Cory Schneider has a Swiss citizenship and would be able to play for a Swiss team as a non-import.
“It’s nothing serious at this point,” he said Monday when queried about going overseas. “There are still a couple of hoops to jump through before that’s a possibility but when you see the month of November cancelled, that’s 30-plus days from now. If we take the deadline seriously that there will be nothing until Dec. 1 — and you have to — I think it would only make sense to try and get in some game action.”“I don’t think beggars can be choosers,” said the 26-year-old redhead from Marblehead, Mass. “There are not a lot of spots over there and I’d be fortunate to even get an offer. So I’m not looking at it as the most opportune situation for me. I’m just looking at a place where I might be able to play some games.
- Mike Halford of Pro Hockey Talk: There is an overseas report that Matt Bradley has signed with TuTo of the Finnish 2nd division.
- Szymon Szemberg via twitter: Henrik Lundqvist won’t be signing with Frolunda of the Swedish league at this time according to a joint statement.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Sam Gagner is signing with Klagenfurt, joining Tyler Myers.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Tomas Kopecky will join Dukla Trencin of the Slovakian Extraliga.
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: Max Pacioretty is leaving the Swiss League’s Ambri Piotta. Pacioretty missed 2 games due to a flu, and was a healthy scratch on the weekend due to the import quota rules. Official reason for Pacioretty’s return seems to be health reasons, though Stubbs thinks there could be other issues, like the import quotas. Matias Strozyk via twitter: The official story is that he’s leaving because of an elbow injury. Speculation of the reason varies from disagreement with the coach to the culture shock.
- Elliotte Friedman via twitter: Buffalo Sabres prospect Corey Tropp suffered a season ending knee injury.
- Ted Kulfan via twitter: Red Wings Corey Emmerton broke his finger in Finland. It will require surgery and he could be out up to 2 months.
Some CBA notes … Players think season could be lost … Enstrom, Pavelec, Pacioretty and Tarasenko heading overseas
- David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail: The NHL and NHLPA will meet in Toronto today, but they will be discussing HRR for last season. It is held annually for each sides final approval on HRR. An NHLPA spokesman said they want to get talks going again “and hopefully the league feels the same.” The League said they are open to the possibility. Both Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr won’t be at the meetings.
- John Shannon of Sportsnet: Shannon lists some issues regarding the CBA other than HRR, contract terms, average cap hit and revenue sharing: 1. Player safety and working conditions 2. Supplemental discipline 3. Post-career coverage 4. Drug testing 5. The Olympics 6. International growth 7. Management rights
- Chris Stevenson of the Toronto Sun: It was said last week, that the next 7 to 10 days were critical to the length of the lockout, and nothing has been good since then. Don’t expect the players to given in any time soon, with the players thinking the season could be lost. Penguins Matt Cooke,
“We feel it was a huge success. Whatever it takes, we need to get a fair deal and something that is going to fix the system so we’re not in this process in another three years or five years or six years down the road.”
- Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: A Swedish report has Tobias Enstrom about to sign with Modo. Ondrej Pavelec signed with Liberec of the Czech Extraliga.
- Dave Stubbs via twitter: Max Pacioretty has signed with Ambri-Piotta of the Swiss A League.
- Pavel Lysenkov via twitter: Vladimir Tarasenko signed with SKA.
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Former Predator J.P. Dumont is skating with some Predators, and hopes to sign on with an NHL team when the lockout is over. Dumont was bought out by the Preds after the 2010-11 season, and spent last year with Bern of the Swiss League.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: “insurance is a huge factor for players looking to play overseas, and it’ll prevent a lot of guys from going.”
- Slava Malamud via twitter: KHL’s Ak Bars Kazan said they won’t sign NHLers. It was reported yesterday that Pavel Datsyuk was signing with them. Also reports of Ak Bars getting Alex Burmistrov, so there are some conflicting reports out there. Ken Wiebe via twitter: Burmistrov said he’s fine with being assigned to St. John’s of the AHL, “I have to go there and play hockey.”
- David Pagnotta via twitter: A KHL source said that CSKA has stepped up bid for Alex Ovechkin. Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Ovechkin’s agent said they’ll negotiate with Dynamo Moscow today. Has also had contact with CSKA.
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Max Pacioretty said via a text regarding playing overseas, “Trying to, but there’s no Jobs.”
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Alexander Semin hasn’t signed with a KHL team, and has no immediate plans to sign with one according to his agent.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Rick Nash and Joe Thornton have agreed to deals with HC Davos of the Swiss League.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Pekka Rinne is finalizing a deal with Karpat of SM-Liiga in Finland.
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: Should know in the next 24 hours if an Anze Kopitar deal with Mora (Tier 2 Sweden) gets done. Geneve-Servette of the Swiss League in the mix if Mora deal falls through.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Raphael Diaz signed with EV Zug of the Swiss League.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Logan Courture has agreed to a deal with Geneve-Servette HC.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Ales Hemsky has a deal with Pardubice of the Czech League, his dad is the GM.
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Joe Pavelski said he wasn’t sure if he’ll play overseas, but is considering it.
- Josh Rimer via twitter: TJ Oshie on possibility of playing overseas, “Not sure yet, but I’m definitely open to it though.”
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Wojtek Wolski on possibility of playing overseas, “Not sure yet, but trying to get something done as soon as possible.”
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Zdeno Chara is still unsure if he’ll play overseas during the lockout.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Ilya Kovalchuk will officially sign with SKA tomorrow.