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Posts Tagged Nathan Gerbe
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: “The trade market sure sounds like it is having a tough time shaking loose.”
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The Avalanche are requesting a roster player and a top prospect for Ryan O’Reilly.
- The Fourth Period: It’s looking more likely that the Avalanche will end up trading O’Reilly. Avs GM Greg Sherman has taken calls, but nothing is thought to be imminent. Adrian Dater tweeted last night: ”O’Reilly’s days as an Av have been over for a while now. He will not be back.” The Sabres, Panthers, Islanders and Maple Leafs are believed to be interested.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: “Ducks scouts weren’t here because there r discussions between Sens and ANA. Bob Murray intends to try to keep Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf.”
- Andy Strickland via twitter: The Blues would have to give up a good price to a get a quality defenseman that they need.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Matheson names 6 UFA’s that could be traded: Mark Streit (NYI), Nik Antropov (WIN), Ryan Whitney (EDM), Robyn Regehr (BUF), Tim Connolly (TOR) and Dustin Penner (LA)
- The Fourth Period: According to Winnipeg Free Press reports, Jets defenseman Paul Postma has been coming up in trade talks. Postma could be top 4 Dman. The Jets already have Dustin Byfuglien, Toby Enstrom and Zach Bogosian along the blueline. The Jets would likely look for equal value in a forward that is ready to play now.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Sources are saying not to be surprised if the Sabres move or attempt to move Nathan Gerbe. He’s been moved to the 4th line and hasn’t made much of an impact. Patrick Kaleta’s return from injury could make him expendable. Ville Leino could be on his way to having labrum surgery that would put him out for the year.
Injury notes: Peckham, Sutton, Mitchell, Gerbe, Hamhuis, Booth, Kassian, Kesler, Briere, Iginla, Hossa and Meszaros
- Jim Matheson via twitter: The Oilers have recalled defenseman Taylor Fedum, so Theo Peckham’s hip injury may keep him out awhile.
- Gene Principe via twitter: Oilers GM Steve Tambellini: ”I don’t believe Andy (Sutton) is going to play this season”
- Curtis Zupke via twitter: Kings coach Darryl Sutter said that defenseman Willie Mitchell had knee surgery and “he’s way behind.” “Now it’s almost seven” weeks instead of a couple.
- John Vogl of the Buffalo News: Sabres Nathan Gerbe will start the year on the IR. He’s been skating with teammates, but hasn’t been cleared for heavy contact yet.
- Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun: Canucks Dan Hamhuis and David Booth are day-to-day with groin strains. Winger Zach Kassian didn’t skate yesterday due to back spasms, and is day-to-day. GM Mike Gillis suggests that Ryan Kesler will be back sooner than later,
“His spot isn’t going to be vacant for a long period of time,” Gillis said. “Ryan’s had a really good three weeks, although you never have a definite time table on these things. He’s a competitor and I know he wants to play.”
- Randy Miller via twitter: Flyers Daniel Briere has a hairline fracture but it’s getting better. He’s out for the first 2 games for sure.
- Calgary Flames via twitter: Jarome Iginla and Anton Babchuk skated his morning with assistant coach Martin Gelinas.
- Tim Sassone via twitter: Blackhawks Marian Hossa says he has no health issues and ”when I step on the ice my head is clear.”
- Frank Servalli of the Philadelphia Daily News: Flyers defenseman, Andrej Meszaros, tore his Achilles’ last July but hasn’t ruled himself out for Saturday’s season opener. Daniel Briere won’t be ready for the opener, but could be ready for their game against the Devils on January 22nd.
Gerbe had back surgery … Mezsaros back skating … Schneider, Duchene may be heading home … Letang to SKA
- Steve Vesey of WIVB: (hat tip to Dobber for link) Sabres forward Nathan Gerbe had offseason back surgery. He couldn’t skate for 6 months, and just got back on the ice in the last couple weeks.
“It’s been a good time for me to get healthy,” said Gerbe. “I had spine surgery in the summer… I’m just starting to catch my groove and get strong again, and hopefully I can get back at some point this season.”
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Andrej Mezsaros has a doctor’s appointment on Monday to see how much he’s healed. He’s been skating but not 100% just yet.
- Sportsnet: News 1130 Sports out of Vancouver is reporting that Cory Schneider may have played his final game on Wednesday with HC Ambri Piotta of the Swiss League, and could be heading back to North America soon. Matt Duchene could also be leaving Ambri Piotta soon as well.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: Penguins Kris Letang has signed to play with SKA in the KHL.
Afternoon notes involving: Radulov, Perry, Sbisa, MacDonald, Markov, Kaberle, Sekera, and Starting goalies
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Alexander Radulov’s agent tells @plysenkov that he’s “not expecting any news today or even tomorrow.” Salavat is wanting Radulov to buyout is his deal. Salavat will somehow keep his rights if Radulov buys himself out. Radulov would have to pay Salavat 2/3 of his deal if he wants to return to Nashville now. KHL contract numbers are not required to be disclosed to public.
- Curtis Zupke via twitter: Ducks Corey Perry and Luca Sbisa both said they will be game-time decisions.
- Norm Sanders via twitter: Blues Andy MacDonald will be re-evaluated in 2 weeks.
- Brent Wallace via twitter: Andrei Markov is out with an upper-body injury.
- Brent Wallace via twitter: Tomas Kaberle is out with an upper-body injury.
- Mike Harrington via twitter: Sabres Andrej Sekera might play tomorrow. Nathan Gerbe traveled with the team, but his status is unknown.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Devan Dubnyk will start in net for the Oilers tonight.
- Frozen Royalty via twitter: Jonathan Quick will start in net for the Kings tonight.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Tomas Vokoun will start in net for the Capitals.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Kari Lehtonen will start in net for the Stars.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Brian Boucher will start in net for the Hurricanes against the Wild.
Morning notes on: Kessel, Crosby, Letang, Lidstrom, Kuznetsov, Gerbe, Nash, Selanne, Gomez and Toews
- Damien Cox of the Toronto Star: Cox doesn’t think Phil Kessel fits with the Maple Leafs. Despite his ability to score 30 goals,
“He’s no leader on a team still developing internal leadership. He’s not combative or a fierce adversary. He doesn’t bring size to the equation or pluck or two-way excellence.”
Cox thinks the Leafs should look at trading Kessel. He has a $5.4 million cap hit, and will get a $5.1 million salary next year and $5.4 million in the last year of his deal.
- Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Sidney Crosby will see time on the 1st power play unit with Evgeni Malkin. Crosby will play the point on some of the PP. Kris Letang is also expected back tonight.
- Helene St. James via twitter: Red Wings Nicklas Lidstrom suffered a bit of a setback. At yesterdays’ morning skate,
“I was more sore today when I skated, so that’s why I was out there for just a few minutes. It was more sore today.” He has a deep bone bruise and there is still some swelling, no fracture.
On shutting things down for a bit:
“We’ve talked about it,” he said. “I’m sure they’ll talk more to the coaching staff and see what the next step will be, but it’s still day-to-day. It’s discouraging that I haven’t started feeling better, as it’s going on two weeks now.”
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: In a TV interview, Capitals prospect Evgeni Kuznetsov said he’s staying in the KHL next season.
- John Vogl via twitter: Sabres Nathan Gerbe was scratched from last night’s game with upper-body injury.
- Jim Matheson via twitter: A veteran pro scout on Blue Jackets Rick Nash, he loves his skill but “Does he make other people around him better?”
- Derek van Diest of the Toronto Sun: Blue Jackets Rick Nash won’t talk about his trade request and why he wanted out of Columbus.Defenseman James Wisniewski on how it is has been in the dressing room after Nash’s request came out last month,
“Our job is to go out there and play hockey,” said Blue Jackets defenceman James Wisniewski. “We go out there to try and win hockey games. What happened behind the scene is his personal business and we support him as a person and as a player.”
- Jeff Miller of the OC Register: Jari Kurri thinks that Teemu Selanne should keep playing,
“Everybody’s really happy with what he’s doing,” Jari Kurri said. “Keep going. Why stop now?”
“I’m hoping he keeps playing,” Kurri said. “Why stop? I know he wants to win. He wants to do well and he’s playing well. I don’t see any reason for him to stop.”
- Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette: Canadiens forward Scott Gomez will miss some time with a concussion. Gomez suffered the injury when he was hit by Sabres Tyler Myers, who was suspended for 3 games.
- Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune: (written on Tuesday) Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville on Jonathan Toews:
“it’s part of the process. Some days are better than others, but he knows his body and we’ll see how he is. Hopefully, we’ll get him back on the ice (Wednesday) and things progress.”
“Jonathan was excited when he was skating,” Quenneville said. “He’s still looking forward to getting back. Hopefully, it’s going to be soon.
Caps may be getting a shakeup … Weber out Friday, unlikely for Sunday … Sens sign 2 1st rounders … Green hopeful for next week … Kane at center
- Josh Rimer via twitter: “Been told if Washington Capitals Lose at home to NY Rangers tonight expect a Shake up, and when I say shake up I’m talking Trade.”
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Predators Barry Trotz said that Shea Weber is out for Friday and Sunday is unlikely.
- Don Brennan via twitter: The Senators have signed 1st round picks Matt Puempel and Stefan Noesen to entry-level deals.
- Curtis Zupke via twitter: Ducks forward Saku Koivu is doubtful according to Boudreau.
- John Vogl via twitter: Sabres Lindy Ruff on Nathan Gerbe: “Nathan is getting real close. He could possibly be an option for one of these two games, maybe.”
- Brian McNally via twitter: Capitals GM George McPhee said Mike Green is “about 80 percent” and hopes to play next week.
- Tim Sassone via twitter: The Blackhawks are moving Patrick Kane back to center.
- Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: Blues Kris Russell is out 3 weeks. TJ Oshie is quetionable.
- Harvey Fialkov via twitter: Panthers Stephen Weiss skating with a no-contact jersey.
- Tony Ambrogio via twitter: James Reimer will start in net for the Maple Leafs tonight against the Hurricanes.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Evgeni Nabokov will start in net for the Islanders tonight against the Flames. Brian Rolston is in. Haley, Pandolfo and Staios are out. Jesse Spector via twitter: David Ullstrom was put on the IR by the Islanders. Brian Rolston was activated from the IR.
- Chris Kuc via twitter: Corey Crawford will start in net for the Blackhawks tomorrow against the Red Wings.
Marchand still without deal … NHLPA should be polled on fighting … 2 spots open on Blues roster … Pandolfo gets PTO … No PTO for McCabe and Samsonov … Wild lines
- Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: There’s 12 days until the start of Bruins camp and Brad Marchand still hasn’t re-signed. GM Peter Chiarelli and agent Wade Arnott won’t comment. 3 comparables that will likely be used are: James van Riemsdyk’s 6 years and $25.5 million, Logan Couture 2 years at $5.75 million, and on the low end Nathan Gerbe 3 years at $4.3 million. Shinzawa thinks Marchand should come in just under Couture’s deal, possibly a 2 year deal at $5 million.
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Simmons thinks the NHLPA should poll it’s members to see if they think fighting should stay in the NHL and the ones doing the fighting deserve to be heard.
- Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch: The Blues may have only 2 spots open on their 23 man roster heading into training camp which starts on the 16th. David Perron won’t be ready for camp. The Blues have 12 forwards and 5 defenseman (Alex Pietrangelo and Kevin Shattenkirk are on 2-way deals but will be with the team) on 1-way contracts. Basically Chris Porter, Evgeny Grachev, Jonathan Cheechoo and Ryan Reaves will be battling for the final 2 spots.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: Forward Jay Pandolfo accepted a tryout from the New York Islanders.
- Katie Strang via twitter: Bryan McCabe and Sergei Samsonov are likely reluctant to accept a tryout invite and are hoping for a deal. They might wait and see if there are training camp injuries.
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: The Wild’s lines could look like: Mikko Koivu-Devin Setoguchi-Dany Heatley, Matt Cullen-Guillaume Latendresse-P-M Bouchard. Darroll Powe-Kyle Brodziak-Cal Clutterbuck, Colton Gillies-Eric Nystrom-Brad Staubitz.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Eric Belanger signed a 3 year deal with the Oilers earlier this off-season, his 7th team since the lockout. It will be his oldest daughter (8 years old) 4th school in 4 years. “It’s the reality of the new NHL. You see lots of guys moving around. It’s not a bad thing. It means lots of teams want you. You’re doing something right. I actually was in one organization for 10 years, in Los Angeles. But since the lockout, I have moved around. Every place I’ve been has been nice,” he said.
Stamkos and Weber to talk extensions with their respective clubs … Carter and Leino contracts next for Flyers? Mitchell out 4-6 weeks … More injury updates
- Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Steven Stamkos’s agent, Don Meehan, is expected to meet with Lightning GM Steve Yzerman today to discuss contract extension. The Nashville Predators continue to talk with Don Meehan about a contract extension for Shea Weber. Former Nordiques owner Marcel Aubut is still trying to get an arena built to bring the Nordiques back Quebec City. The Red Wings haven’t begun contract talks with soon to be UFA goalie, Jimmy Howard.
- Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider: The LA Kings have lost Willie Mitchell for 4-6 weeks with a fractured wrist (we noted yesterday that initial x-rays didn’t detect the fracture, an MRI was done yesterday). Alexei Ponikarovsky will be out 4 weeks with a broken finger.
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: The Philadelphia Flyers have signed the 22-year old Claude Giroux to a 3 year contract extension. He’ll have cap hit of $3.75 million, earning $2.75 million in 2011-12, $3.5 million in 2012-13, and $5 million in 2013-14. GM Paul Holmgren is also working on signing Jeff Carter and Ville Leino. Bob McKenzie via twitter: Now that Claude Giroux is looked up for the next 3 years, look for the Flyers to try to sign Jeff Carter to a long-term extension.
- Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune: Tampa Bay Lightning left winger Simon Gagne continues to be out with a strained neck (a concussion has been ruled out). He hasn’t been cleared for skating yet, has been riding a stationary bike.
- Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun: The Toronto media continues to bring up Ron Wilson’s firing again as the team has 1 regulation win in the last 9 games.
“I don’t even talk to Brian (Burke) about stuff like this,” he said. “It suddenly switched from Lindy Ruff to me overnight and it’s always coming out of Toronto. There is some coach in the league that we’re talking about and I get asked not just about my own situation, but every other coach who is losing a couple of games and it always seems to come out of Toronto, not from the city where the coach is struggling a little bit.”
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Colorado Avalanche injury update. Craig Anderson skated but is still a week or two away from returning. Adam Foote skated but is still out indefinetly. Kyle Cumiskey is also out indefinitely, while Ryan Wilson is out another week.
- Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Inquirer: The Flyers have fired their AHL (Adirondack Phantoms) coach Greg Gilbert. The Phantoms are 2-10-1 and losers of 9 straight. Last week they sent their leading scorer Pat Maroon home. He could be traded or loaned to another team today when Holmgren meets with other GM’s at the general managers meetings, with a team source saying the Lightning could be the leading candidate.
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Rumors have surfaced that the Montreal Canadiens are clearing cap space, with the possibility of signing Bill Guerin. Guerin hasn’t heard from GM Pierre Gauthier at all. News on what Guerin plans on doing appears to still be weeks away. If he were to sign somewhere, it would still take a couple weeks to get in game shape. Guerin is also talking to MSG and VS regarding some TV work.
- Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: David Krejci never lost consciousness when he suffered his “moderate” concussion, he’ll be reevaluated today, and will take an exertion test later this week. Krejci will likely be out 10-14 days.
- Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News: Buffalo Sabres all-star goalie Ryan Miller returned to practice yesterday and should be back either Wednesday or Thursday, with Thursday being more likely according to coach Ruff. Craig Rivet is battling the flu. Nathan Gerbe took part in no-contact drills as he recovers from a broken jaw.
- Matthew Sekeres of the Globe and Mail: The Vancouver Canucks are expected to get defenseman Dan Hamhuis back tonight after missing the last 8 games with a foot injury. Keith Ballard recently returned from a concussion but has been relatively ineffective. Andrew Alberts and Aaron Rome have filled in well. Sami Salo is recovering ahead of schedule so far, and could return to the lineup next month. Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun: MacIntyre thinks that if Hamhuis returns, Ballard should sit over Rome.