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Posts Tagged Mike Green
- Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Penguins Evgeni Malkin (shoulder) is practicing with the team. Sidney Crosby, James Neal and Paul Martin have been skating with their strength coach. It is possible that none of the above players return to the lineup before the end of the regular season.
“There’s going to be no thought of rushing those players back to get an opportunity to play that game before the playoffs,” he said.
- Andy Strickland: Blues T.J. Oshie said he hopes to be able return for the first game of the playoffs.
- Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom left last night’s game in the third period after taking a Mike Green slapshot off his left arm.
“It caught him in the arm,” Green said. “He’s all right but definitely gave him a bruise. So I hope everything’s okay with him.”
- Tracey Myers: Blackhawks Patrick Sharp is out tonight. He hopes to be able to get into a few games before the playoffs start.
- Colleeen Kane (Chicago Tribune): Blackhawks Ray Emery is out tonight with a lower-body injury. He’s day-to-day.
- Mike Chambers of the Denver Post: Avalanche’s Semyon Varlamov and Milan Hejduk will return to the lineup tonight. Defenseman Erik Johnson and Ryan Wilson are still out.
- Adrian Dater: Avalanche prospect Joey Hishon, who just returned after missing two years with a concussion, does have a head injury. They are not saying that it’s another concussion, just that it’s a head injury.
Injury and Roster Notes: Malkin, Lindback, Carkner, Grabner, Enstrom, Backlund, Methot, Krejci, Vanek, Ruutu and Green
- Rob Rossi via twitter: Penguins Evgeni Malkin took his first hit during practice yesterday. He said he’s “not 100 percent” and added,
“Of course, yes, because (I’m) close,” Malkin said. “I (will) try to play Friday, but it’s hard to say now because it’s just (a) couple days more. We’ll see.”
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: Lightning goalie Anders Lindback is out indefinitely with a right ankle sprain.
- NY Islanders via twitter: Islanders Matt Carkner and Michael Grabner have been activated from the IR.
- Ken Wiebe via twitter: Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom is not ready yet but ”it’s coming soon” according to coach Claude Noel.
- George Johnson of the Calgary Herald: Flames Mikael Backlund played on Monday despite have a cracked bone in his right foot.
“It went better than I thought,” he reported Wednesday. “Not too bad. Obviously the medication kicked in a little later and made it feel better. It’s still sore but once the game started, I felt pretty good. I didn’t think about it too much.”
- Ken Warren via twitter: Senators defenseman Marc Methot could return to the lineup tonight. If he can’t go, Mike Lundin will return to the lineup after missing the last eight games.
- Fluto Shinzawa via twitter: Bruins David Krejci will be a game time decision.
- John Vogl via twitter: Sabres Thomas Vanek didn’t skate this morning and is likely to miss tonight’s game against the Maple Leafs.
- Aaron Ward via twitter: Hurricanes forward Tuomo Ruutu will make his season debut tonight.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals defenseman Mike Green said he’s good to go tonight.
Injury, Lines and Goalie Notes: Hurricanes, Capitals, Lightning, Canadiens, Stars, Oilers, Maple Leafs and Ducks
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes Justin Faulk is out 2-4 weeks with a knee sprain.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals defenseman Mike Green said he’ll play tomorrow against the Jets.
- Mark Masters via twitter: Lightning coach Guy Boucher said that Victor Hedman is good to go.
- John Lu via twitter: Canadiens defensive pairings: Markov – Emelin; Gorges – Subban; Bouillon – Tinordi; Kaberle.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars lines: Whitney-Benn-Eriksson. Morrow-Roy-Cole. Smith-Eakin-Jagr. Nystrom-Fiddler-Roussel.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals lines: Johansson-Backstrom-Ovechkin, ?-Ribeiro-Brouwer, Chimera-Perreault-Fehr, Hendricks-Beagle-Ward.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers lines: Jones-RNH-Eberle, Paajarvi-Gagner-Yakupov, Hall-Horcoff-Hemsky, Petrell-Smyth-Brown. Same defense. Dubnyk starts.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: James Reimer will start in net for the Maple Leafs tonight.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Mathieu Garon is looking like the starter for the Lightning against the Leafs.
- Mark Lazerus via twitter: Jonas Hiller will start in net for the Ducks against the Blackhawks.
- Rob Rossi and Josh Yohe of the Tribune-Review: Penguins Evgeni Malkin skated again yesterday but is uncertain for tomorrow night. He’s missed the last five games with an upper-body injury.
- Josh Yohe via twitter: Penguins defenseman Kris Letang left yesterday’s game in the first period and didn’t return. He’ll have his lower-body injury re-evaluated.
- Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald: Flames center Mikael Backlund broke a bone in his foot after blocking a shot from Kevin Klein.
- Ken Wiebe via twitter: Jets coach Claude Noel said there’s no update on defenseman Tobias Enstrom, he’s ”still a ways away.”
- Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times: Capitals defenseman Mike Green could return from his groin injury within the next week. He’ll travel with the team on their road trip to Pittsburgh, Winnipeg and New York. Defenseman Tomas Kundratek had a MRI on his knee on Friday and it’s not known if he’ll travel with the team. Defenseman John Erskine still hasn’t skated and there is no timetable for his return. Forward Brooks Laich is getting very close to returning.
- Kevin Kurz via twitter: Sharks winger Ryane Clowe has a shoulder injury and his status for tomorrow is uncertain.
- Josh Cooper via twitter: Predators defenseman Scott Hannan left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
- Chris Nichols via twitter: Oilers Taylor Hall was taken out of last night’s game as a “safety precaution” with “tightness in his leg”
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals Mike Green re-aggravated his groin injury and won’t travel with the team to Winnipeg.
- Jeff Rimer via twitter: After leaving Thursday night’s game in the first period, Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford was a on the ice yesterday morning taking shots.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets defenseman John Moore suffered an upper-body injury at yesterday mornings skate and missed last night’s game.
- Farhan Lalji via twitter: Cory Schneider will start tonight for the Canucks tonight.
- Lou Korac via twitter: Brian Elliott will start in net for the Blues on Sunday.
- 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.
- Pittsburgh Penguins via twitter: The Penguins have put Evgeni Malkin on the IR retroactive to February 22nd.
- Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press: Antti Miettinen’s return from a concussion lasted 17 seconds as a puck rod up his stick and ”hit him in an uncomfortable area.” He’s day-to-day. Miettinen was the player whose skate cut Zach Redmond. Dustin Byfuglien left last night in the 3rd period.
“It’s nothing to do with the (injury) he had previous to this,” Noel said. “It’s just a new thing. It’s day-to-day. We’ll reassess him tomorrow and see how he’s doing.”
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: The Stars expect to be without defenseman Aaron Rome for an extended period of time due to a foot injury. Defenseman Philip Larsen didn’t travel with the team due to an upper body injury. Jamie Oleksiak has been recalled.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals defenseman Mike Green said he’s ready to return to the lineup tomorrow.
- Don Brennan via twitter: Senators goalie Craig Anderson ”went for a couple of twirls but I wouldn’t call it a skate,” according coach Paul MacLean.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Senators Milan Michalek skated and there is a chance that he practices with the team this week.
- Ken Warren via twitter: Senators Jason Spezza skated before practice for the first time since back surgery.
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.
- 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.
Injury notes: Hartnell, Leighton, Green, Samuelsson, Datsyuk, Franzen, Lehtonen and starting goalies
- Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Flyers Scott Hartnell skated on Friday but there is no change to his 4 to 8 week timetable. He met with doctors on Friday. It’s been 3 weeks since he broke a bone in his foot. Michael Leighton is 7 to 10 days away from returning from an upper-body injury.
- Stephen Whyno of the Washington Times: Capitals defenseman Mike Green made the trip with the team to New York but his status for the game is uncertain due to a lower-body injury.
- George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings Mikael Samuelsson will return to the lineup today after missing the last 12 games. The odds of Pavel Datsyuk returning today are greater than 50%. He missed Friday’s game with a bruised shoulder. Johan Franzen was placed on the IR yesterday with a hip flexor. Petr Mrazek will start in net today for the Wings.
- Randy Sportak via twitter: The Flames have re-assisgned goalie Leland Irving and recalled Danny Taylor from Abbotsford of the AHL.
- Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun: The Flame put Blair Jones on waivers. Joey MacDonald will start in net for the Flames against the Stars today.
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Kari Lehtonen’s groin injury will keep him out for at least a week. He’s on the IR. Richard Bachman is expect to start today.
- Jason Botchford via twitter: Roberto Luongo will start in net for the Canucks.
- Mark Lazerus via twitter: Ray Emery will start in net today for the Blackhawks.
5 FA not named Doan … Teams looking for Dmen … Devils short $20 million … Canucks waiting for Panthers … Caps needs
- Adam Gretz of CBS Sports: Gretz lists 5 free agents not named Shane Doan that may be worth signing: Brian Rolston, Carlo Colaiacovo, Jason Arnott, Dominic Moore and Petr Sykora.
- Lyle Richardson in the Hockey News: The Predators, Flyers and Red Wings are among the teams looking for help on the blueline. Tim Panaccio suggested the Flyers contact the Sharks about Dan Boyle or Douglas Murray, or the Canadiens about P.K. Subban. Boyle has only a modified no-trade clause now. Murray will be a UFA following the season. Subban’s contract talks are ongoing, but there is no indication they would consider moving him. The Red Wings have about $13 million in cap space. George Sipple suggested free agents Michal Rozsival, Brett Clark and Carlo Colaiacovo.
- Josh Koshman of the NY Post: The Post has learned that New Jersey Devils owner Jeff Vanderbeek is still about $20 million short for his overdue loans, and there is only a week to go. Creditors are “poised to pounce” on August 14th, and he could lose control of the team.
“He had worked out a deal to raise a certain amount and has not been able to do that,” a source said.
Vanderbeek has been negotiating with lenders and the NHL to remain in control even if he can’t raise the money. Last September Vanderbeek missed an $80 million repayment. He then promised lenders he’d have $40 million by August 14th.
- Ryan Lambert of Yahoo! Sports: There is no doubt the Canucks would like to move Roberto Luongo,
But the longer this summer rolls on, the stranger the scenario seems to be. Back in June, there were several teams mentioned in connection with Luongo’s services, but that number has slowly been whittled away to just one: Florida. And yet there seems to be less movement now than there was even into July. We’re now past 100 days of this saga.
Canucks GM Mike Gillis can sit back and wait for the Panthers to come to him. The Canucks could finish 1st in the Western Conference with or without Luongo. The Panthers may not be in need of a goaltender, as they have Jose Theodore and Scott Clemmensen, but other teams in their division have improved. Panthers GM Dale Tallon may love what prospect Nick Bjugstad brings the organization, but does he want to improve their chances of making the playoffs again?
- Corey Masisak of NHL.com: Capitals coach Adam Oates:
“When you look at the Finals this year, you saw two teams that were basically in-your-face teams, all over the ice,” Oates said. “I really feel the game today is territory. You have to establish territory and protect it. I look at the Caps lineup and the talent level and I don’t see any reason why we can’t push the pace and be an aggressive team but at the same time not sacrificing defense. It requires commitment all over the ice.”
Mike Ribeiro was the Capitals lone marquee addition. The Capitals need to replace Alexander Semin and to a lesser extent, Mike Knuble. They need a better season from Alexander Ovechkin and a healthy season for Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green.
- Josh Yohe via twitter: Yohe would be surprised if Shane Doan signed with the Penguins.
Katie Carrera via twitter: The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Mike Green to a 3 year deal worth $18.25 million.
Chuck Gormley via twitter: Green will get $6 million this year and next, and $6.25 million in the final year.