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Injury Notes: Kovalchuk, Staal, Karlsson, Bergeron, Enstrom, Hemsky, Grossman, Briere, Michalek and Marchand
From twitter unless otherwise noted
- Rich Chere: Devils Ilya Kovalchuk on playing Friday: ”I don’t know. I’m going to decide with the doctors and coaches, but I don’t think so.”
- Katie Strang: Rangers Marc Staal said that his peripheral vision is fine, but his eyesight is still a little blurry. He said he still needs to work on depth perception, reading plays, etc.
- Bruce Garrioch: Senators Erik Karlsson didn’t skate yesterday and likely won’t for the rest of the week.
- Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: Bruins Patrice Bergeron, out with a “moderate concussion” has started working out again.
“I’ve met with Patrice. He’s been working out,” said Chiarelli. “He’s on his road to recovery, so it looks good.”
- Paul Friesen: Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom is questionable for tonight due to back problems.
- Joanne Ireland: Oilers Ales Hemsky had an MRI yesterday on his foot. Everything was good and he returned to the lineup.
- Sam Carchidi: Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossman is out for the rest of the regular season.
- Tim Panaccio: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that Daniel Briere is the only injured Flyer who “could’ play on Thursday.
- Ian Mendes: If Senators Milan Michalek feels okay today, he could be in the lineup against the Flyers.
- Joe Haggerty: Bruins Brad Marchand left last night’s game after taking an elbow to the head from Devils Anton Volchenkov.
- Dan Murphy: Cory Schneider was a late scratch last night after coming down with the flu.
- Canadiens.NHL.com: Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin is done for the season after suffering a torn ligament in his left knee.
“Anytime you lose a player for the season it’s bad news, and this was a guy that was playing so well for us this year too. It sucks to see him have to go through that – I know what that’s like – but we’re going to have to find a way to fill that gap,” said Josh Gorges, addressing the news of Emelin’s injury following the Habs’ Monday morning practice. “The style he plays and what he brings to this team is hard to replace. It’s up to us to be resilient, find ways and find answers. You can’t stress too much about what isn’t there – you have to find a way to move on, as hard as that may be.”
- Ian Mendes: As Erik Karlson skated yesterday, Senators goalie Craig Anderson said, “It’s not that far-fetched that he could play before the end of the regular season.” Daniel Alfredsson had been texting with Karlsson, and knew he planned on skating soon in an attempt to get back this season.
- Ian Mendes: Senators coach Paul MacLean said that Milan Michalek is ”getting closer and closer” to returning to the lineup. It’s up to MacLean now when Michalek gets in.
- George Richards: Panthers goalie Jose Theodore skated yesterday for the first time since suffering his groin injury. He hopes to be able to play before the end of the season.
- Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer: Flyers forward Daniel Briere practiced yesterday for the first time since suffering his concussion on March 23rd. He hopes to be able to return on for Saturday’s game against the Sabres. Defenseman Nicklas Grossman had setback last week on his recovery from a concussion.
“We saw what happened to Nick in the past week with some setbacks,” said Briere, who skated on defense Monday just to get back on the ice, “and we’re just trying to make sure it doesn’t happen here again.”
- Mike Johnston of Sportsnet: Rangers defesneman Marc Staal could back on the ice in the next 7 to 10 days, and returning before the end of the season according to Nick Kypreos. He’s been out since March 5th after taking a deflected shot by his eye.
All from twitter
- Jonas Siegel: The Maple Leafs recalled defenseman Jesse Blacker as John-Michael Liles is out.
- Marc-Antoine Godin: Canadiens Rene Bourque has stopped skating which may be a concern for the rest of the year.
- Seth Rorabaugh: The Penguins put Kris Letang on the IR.
- Bruce Garrioch: There is no timetable on Craig Anderson’s return to the Senators lineup.
- Chris Kuc: Blackhawks Marian Hossa and Andrew Shaw didn’t skate this morning.
- Dave Isaac: Flyers Daniel Briere is out indefinitely with a concussion.
- Anthony SanFilippo: Flyers defesneman Nicklas Grossman is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.
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.
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: Rangers defenseman Marc Staal took a puck by his right eye after a Kimmo Timonen slapshot was deflected by Jakub Voracek. Staal doesn’t wear a shield. The Rangers didn’t release any information last night.
“I’m praying it’s not the worst,” Brian Boyle told The Post. “I said a couple of prayers [on the bench] when it happened.
“It’s scary. It makes you queasy. He’s a friend, not only a teammate.”
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossman left after the first period last night after suffering a hip flexor injury according to sources.
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Devils winger David Clarkson grew up in Toronto and it’s his favorite place to play. He’ll be a UFA at the end of the season and gets asked often if he’d consider signing with the Maple Leafs.
“You always have people who’ll ask you things and say things,” Clarkson said. “My focus is winning and doing what we did last year. I leave all that other stuff to (agent) Pat Morris. I just go out and play. Everything else is second to me. I want this team to be successful.
“My focus right now is right here (with the Devils). We’ve got to get this turned around. We have something special in here. I want to win. All those other things will fall into place in summertime.”
- Lou Korac via twitter: The Blues have recalled goalie Jake Allen from Peoria.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Scouting the Capitals-Bruins game: Ducks, Blue Jackets and Flyers.
- Luke DeCock via twitter: Scouting the Hurricanes-Sabres: Red Wings, Predators, Dallas, Penguins and Canucks.
- Enrico Ciccone via twitter: A source in Philadelphia said the Flyers are interested in Roberto Luongo.
- James Duthie via twitter: Despite some denials, Ciccone’s tweet is accurate. This doesn’t mean they will get him or make an offer, but they have inquired. They could buyout Ilya Bryzgalov in June.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren is going after Luongo big time. They will buyout Bryzgalov next year.
- Frank Seravalli via twitter: Holmgren on the Luongo rumors: ”That made me chuckle. Safe to say they aren’t true. They have no basis or merit.”
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Don’t believe the Flyers denials of having interest in Luongo, they are very interested.
- Adrian Dater via Sulia: The Flyers thought process as of last night is, to trade for Luongo then:
1. Secretly hope that Ilya Bryzgalov retires to the KHL right away.
2. But with his huge contract making that about a 1% chance of happening…
3. Just barely sneak Luongo’s $5.3 million cap hit under the cap level of $70.2 million for this season, and go with a goalie tandem for this short season of Luongo-Bryzgalov. This assumes that Chris Pronger’s nearly $5 million cap hit comes off the books this year, because of LTI relief. (Long Term Injury).
4. If they don’t win a Stanley Cup with that tandem they…
5. Buy out one of the two contractually. That leaves the other standing as the No. 1 guy, and then they can worry more about getting under the $64.3 million cap for next year.
The fact is, the Flyers regret the Bryzgalov signing. He was brutal most of last year, regular season and playoffs. They are curious as to what it would take to trade for Luongo.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: The Canucks would like to get Nicklas Grossman in a Luongo trade, but it’s unclear if the Flyers would go that far. If the Canucks can’t get Grossman, may ask for Luke Schenn.
- Dan Rosen via twitter: No matter who is trying to trade for Luongo, the Canucks won’t give him away, and Gillis will want fair value for him. It won’t be a major haul, but a good prospect and a decent draft pick seems fair.
- Craig Custance via twitter: Canucks GM Mike Gillis said he hasn’t talked to Nonis about a Roberto Luongo deal: ”Not allowed to talk about trades until this deal is done. It’s not done.”
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Burke wanted Luongo bad and Nonis will push for him as well. The Canucks insist there are other teams interested. The Canucks want to get quality return for Luongo, and can still see him working out well with Schneider in a shortened season if the right deal isn’t there. Staying in Vancouver isn’t the first choice for Luongo, both are professionals, and Luongo won’t go a city that isn’t right for his family.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Mirtle was told that even with Burke, the Maple Leafs and Canucks were close on a deal. Burke thought the asking price was too high and was playing the waiting game.
- Roberto Luongo (AKA Strombone) via twitter: “If this keeps up I’m pretty sure I’m gonna have to go on meds……..”
- 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.
No one’s talked to Luongo … Leafs turn down Kadri trade offer … Enstrom and Fehr heading overseas … Kerdiles staying … Hartley’s challenge
- Enrico Ciccone via twitter: Ciccone confirms that no one has contacted Roberto Luongo for a trade to the Maple Leafs.
- Taj via twitter: Nick Kypreos said that the Maple Leafs turned down a 1st round pick and a roster player for Nazem Kardi.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Jets Tobias Enstrom signed with Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Hockey League.
- Eric Fehr via twitter: Fehr said he’s off to HPK in Finland.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Doesn’t look like Nicklas Grossman will be playing with Sodertalje of the SEL, as they can’t cover his insurance.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks prospect Nic Kerdiles will remain with Wisconsin over the long term despite his suspension that will last for another 5 weeks. He will remain at school instead of heading to the WHL. He was suspended for receiving an “improper benefit” from an agent.
- Dan Rosen of NHL.com: Flames coach Bob Hartley on the challenge ahead,
“My goal and my challenge is to create a new culture and new identity. That’s nothing negative to people that came before me, I’m the guy that has the mandate from ownership and when you come in you come in with your beliefs, your experiences and you mesh this with the people on your team. I worked with Jay Feaster in Hershey, so I know the expectations and I know the way that my GM will work. Before we get on the ice my job is to create that new identity and that new culture, get the guys all the on the same page, make them believers.
“While there is not a ticket available, we are in the entertainment business of winning hockey games and they always remember you if you win. My organizations gave me six championships in five leagues and with the meetings I have had with the players I feel confident that we can turn it around. Our goal is not to be in the playoffs — maybe that’s step one — but if you’re not there to win the Stanley Cup you should leave your job to someone else.”
- Szymon Szemberg via twitter: The coach/GM/owner of Geneva-Servette of the Swiss league said he’s in negotiations with Anze Kopitar.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Jason Demers will be playing Oulu in SM-liiga in Finland.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Nikolai Kulemin will be finalizing a deal with Metallurg. Michal Handzus will play with Banska Bystrica in Slovakia.
- Allan Walsh via twitter: Ondrej Pavelec will play with HC Trinec of the Czech League.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Andrei Markov is not going to the KHL. Evgeni Nabokov is entertaining offers.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Jussi Jokinen has a contract with Karpat in Finland for 1 month. He’ll be taking it 1 month at a time.
- Juha Hittela via twitter: Scott Hartnell said he wants to play in KalPa. Kalpa’s GM said that Adam Hall is a possibility.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Pekka Rinne, Mikko and Saku Koivu, and Teemu Selanne are getting interest from Finnish clubs.
- Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: Alexei Ponikarovsky will play with Donbass Donetsk of the KHL. Ruslan Fedotenko also signed with Donbass.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Jiri Tlusty said last week he’s probably heading to Kladno.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: The Blues would like Vladimir Tarasenko to stay until at least November.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Weaker rumors of players going overseas: M. Koivu, Korpikoski to TPS; Filppula, Selänne to Jokerit; Ekman-Larsson to Tingsryd; Grossmann to Södertälje.
Grossman not cleared yet … 2 or 3 weeks for Habs GM? Alfie to take some time … Could Bruins trade Thomas? Seguin needs surgery
- Dan Rosen via twitter: Flyers Nicklas Grossman said he hasn’t been cleared yet. Hopes to play on Sunday.
- Stu Hackel of Hockey Inisde/Out: Renaud Lavoie wrote that it’s possible that the Canadiens could have a new GM in place in the next 2 or 3 weeks.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Senators Daniel Alfredsson will take some time deciding his future:
“I will see how I feel physically and mentally after taking some time off.”
“This year has been unbelievable. I’ve had a lot of fun. It’s been great to be part of a great group of guys. They kept me upbeat and happy when I’m a grumpy old man. They’ve made this year very enjoyable.”
- Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: Tim Thomas’s no-movement clause will expire on July 1st. Thomas has 1 year left on his 4 year, $20 million contract. Tuukka Rask will be a RFA on July 1st as well. If the Bruins were to move Thomas, Anton Khudobin would backup Rask if/when they re-sign him. If they moved Thomas’s $5 million cap hit, they could use the money elsewhere. Zach Parise will be a UFA, has played for Julien before, but may be looking for $7 million plus. Toronto, Chicago, Tampa Bay, Florida, Edmonton, and Columbus may be looking for goaltending help this summer. The Bruins may not get much return for Thomas due to age and contract, but would give the B’s cap relief.
- Fluto Shinzawa via twitter: Bruins Tyler Seguin needs surgery, likely on his left hand.
Afternoon notes on: Torres, Grossman, Martin, Neuvirth, Halak, Bryzgalov, Garrison, Silfverberg … Bruins and Rangers lines
- Adam Jahns via twitter: Raffi Torres hearing was at 12 CST in New York.
- Randy Miller via twitter: Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossman’s upper-body injury is believed to be a concussion. Sam Carchidi via twitter: Sounding like he’s out at least for the rest of the series. Dan Rosen via twitter: Look for Erik Gustafsson to play in place of Grossman.
- Joe Depto via twitter: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma confirms that defenseman Paul Martin is out tonight.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: The Capitals have assigned Dany Sabourin to the AHL, which likely means Michal Neuvirth will be the backup for Game 5.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Strickland doesn’t think Jaroslav Halak will be able to backup Brian Elliott tomorrow night.
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers lines: Anisimov-Stepan-Gaborik Dubinsky-Richards-Callahan Fedotenko-Boyle-Prust (Hagelin extra) Kreider-Mitchell-Rupp (Scott extra)
- Fluto Shinzawa via twitter: Bruins lines: Lucic-Krejci-Rolston. Paille-Bergeron-Peverley. Caron/Pouliot-Kelly-Seguin. Marchand-Campbell-Thornton.
- Mike Morreale of NHL.com: Panthers defensman Jason Garrison was a late scratch last night due to 2 lower-body injuries, and is listed as day-to-day.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Ilya Bryzgalov will start in net for the Flyers.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators prospect Jakob Silfverberg won’t be leaving for North America until Sunday.
Grossman DTD … Saad could be in … Schneider’s team now, may look to trade Luongo … Kiper likely staying … Allaire tired of blame
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossman is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. He was hit twice in the 1st period but played through to the middle of the 2nd. The injury more likely occurred on the 2nd hit by Tyler Kennedy.
- Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times: Blackhawks rookie Brandon Saad will likely replace injured Marian Hossa for Game 4.
- Elliotte Friedman of CBC: Friedman thinks that Torres will get hammered with a big suspension. Doctors prevented Daniel Alfredsson from playing in Game 3. One theory is that Alaine Vigneault put Cory Schneider in over Roberto Luongo for Game 3 was to put heat on his players. Luongo’s a “built-in excuse.” Glen Healy reported on the Hotstove that the Oilers will keep the 1st overall pick. The Oilers and Ryan Smyth maybe headed to another disagreement. They offered him a 2 year deal at the trade deadline, likely no higher than $5 million total, but that went nowhere. The Oilers may no longer think he’s a top-6 forward. Flames Miikka Kiprusoff’s no-movement clause ends July 1st and his salary drops the next 2 years. Eric Francis said the Flames won’t trade him, but they will get tempting offers. People are wondering who is calling the shots in Calgary, GM Jay Feaster or the ownership/president. Maple Leafs goalie coach Francois Allarie is telling people he’s tired of being made the scape in Toronto. He’s getting blamed from people outside the organization, Burke has defended him. No decisions have been made regarding the Canadiens coaches, and none will be made until a new GM is hired.
- Iain MacIntyre of the Vancouver Sun: MacIntyre notes it’s Cary Schneider’s team now with Vigneault deciding not to go with Roberto Luongo for their elimination game. GM Mike Gillis will try to re-sign the RFA Schneider before July 1st. If they can’t get him re-signed by then, they’ll offer him arbitration so that no other team can make an offer for him. Luongo is owed $6.714 million over the next 6 seasons, then his salary drops. Luongo has a no-trade clause, so he could reject a deal. The Canucks may not get a good return, and may have to take a bad contract back.
- Howard Berger of Berger Bytes: Berger notes that Roberto Luongo’s days in Vancouver could be over as it “appears indisputable” that Canucks will look to trade Luongo this offseason and make Schneider their No. 1 goalie. The 33-year old Luongo has 10 years left on his contract. His annual salary will be nearly $6.75 million, but carries a $5.33 million cap hit. His contract was front loaded. Berger asked some people around the Staples Center yesterday who suggested the Lightning, Panthers and Maple Leafs would likely be making inquiries. Luongo does hold a no-movement clause. If the Leafs were to make a move on Luongo, they’d would likely have to include a large contract going back. There are some who believe that the Mike Gillis wouldn’t deal with Brian Burke, but their verbal warfare has been largely overblown. Though Gillis isn’t in a strong negotiating position, he’ll be looking for a credible package for Luongo.
- Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch: The Blue Jackets are in talks with Michael Chaput and Austin Madaisky. Mathieu Corbeil, Petr Straka and Brandon Archibald are also un-signed, and a decision hasn’t been made if they’ll re-sign them. They have 3 unsigned players heading back to college who were drafted in 2008 and 2009.