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Posts Tagged Rick Nash
- Steve Simmons via twitter: Two scouts told Simmons Thursday night that the Blues Jaroslav Halak was on the trade block. Simmons asked GM Doug Armstrong who said: ”He’s not going anywhere.”
- Michael Smith via twitter: Hurricanes Eric Staal in visors: ”Why am I going to wait until that happens to me to put one on? Why not just put one on now?”
- Hockey Central via twitter: Kings GM Dean Lombardi on trade calls for Jonathan Bernier: ”I don’t know how much I can listen to them for how well he’s playing…. He’s been a critical part for us.”
- Hockey Central via twitter: GM Lombardi on trade deadline mind-set: ”Parity has kept everyone in the hunt, which means they’re not going to throw in that towel.”
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Internal management talks for the Kings over potential moves. They could be fairly active at the deadline.
- Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area: Sharks Ryane Clowe won’t play today, hopes to return on Monday. Clowe could be targeted by the Bruins, Canadiens and Maple Leafs.
“I hear it, like everyone else,” Clowe said. “I don’t pay too much attention to it. I‘m in the same position as Boyler, I really like it here. I understand things happen, but I would obviously like to stay here, too, and see this through. I haven’t had the year I’ve wanted, but that’s not affecting me, the trade rumors.”
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: (chat) Heika thinks that if the Stars make some moves, they’ll look to add prospects and draft picks. If they move Roy, they should look acquire the best 18-21 year old that they can from that team.
- Adam Kimelman of NHL.com: Pros and Cons of the Flames trading Mike Cammalleri. One season left on his deal with a $6 million cap hit. Nearly a point-per-game and the Flames may not be in full-scale roster overhaul. Any team that is looking to upgrade their second or third line should look at him. A proven goal-score that can play both wing and center.
- Craig Custance of ESPN: The Rick Nash trade cut into the Rangers depth, but they are built to win now.
“We’re always aggressive,” said Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton. “We’re always trying to get something that’s going to put us over the top and help us immediately and in the future.”
The Rangers are said to be interested Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle, but are talking to more teams.
“We like to call as many teams as possible, see who’s available and don’t leave any stone unturned,” Gorton said. “We’re aggressive.”
Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford has been actively looking for a defenseman. Justin Faulk’s injury adds to the urgency. There currently aren’t a lot of top-four defenseman available, and if one comes available, the price will be high.
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Teams are calling about Ryane Clowe and Dan Boyle more than the Sharks are dangling them. It will take a substantial package to get either. The Sharks are trying to figure out how to keep Clowe more than trying to trade him. Teams are also calling about defenseman Douglas Murray, who will be a UFA at the end of the season.
An explanation as to why New York Rangers winger Rick Nash wasn’t suspended for his hit on Florida Panthers Tomas Kopecky.
Key Points: Kopecky turns prior to contact, head not targeted, head not principal point of contact.
UPDATE: 3:15: Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Rangers and Panthers have been told there won’t any supplementary discipline for the Rick Nash hit.
What are your suspension predictions for Alex Edler and Rick Nash?
- Nick Kypreos via twitter: Canucks defenseman Alex Edler will have a phone hearing this afternoon for his ‘charge’ on Coyotes goalie Mike Smith.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Rangers haven’t heard if there will be a hearing for Rick Nash’s hit on Panthers Tomas Kopecky. The Rangers don’t play until Sunday, so they may be taking their time reviewing it.
Injury Notes: Wisniewski, McDonald, Steen, Khabibulin, McDonagh, Nash, Del Zotto, Brown, Kuba, Bolland, Salo and Michalek
- Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski was put on the IR and will miss 4 to 6 weeks with a broken right foot.
- St. Louis Blues: The Blues put Andy McDonald on the IR with a left knee injury. Alex Steen is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said that Steen hasn’t be ruled out for tomorrow’s game.
- Chris Nichols via twitter: The Oilers put Nikolai Khabibulin on the IR and have called up Yann Danis.
- BlueShirtsUnited: Defenseman Ryan McDonagh practiced with teammates today for an optional practice and will be returning to the lineup after missing one game. Rick Nash and Michael Del Zotto also practiced, but are unsure if they’ll be able to get back into the lineup tomorrow.
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Colton Orr and Mike Brown will return to the lineup tonight. David Steckel is out.
- George Richards via twitter: Panthers Filip Kuba (upper-body injury) skated with Mike Caruso (wrist) before practice.
- Tracey Myers via twitter: Blackhawks Dave Bolland is out tomorrow. He hasn’t started skating yet.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Lightning list Sami Salo is day-to-day with a lower body injury.
- Ottawa Senators via twitter: Senators Milan Michalek practice today and will travel with the team. It’s unlikely that he plays tomorrow or over the weekend.
Injury Updates: Nash, Wisniewski, Johansson, Clutterbuck, Bourque, Brodeur, Malone, Lehtonen, Reimer, Frattin, Steen and McDonald
- Andrew Gross via twitter: Rangers Rick Nash doesn’t think he’ll be ready to go tonight. He won’t say what the injury is, saying it was a few things. When asked directly if it was a concussion, Nash said he wasn’t a doctor.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets defenseman James Wisniewski is out “long term” with a broken bone in his foot.
- Brian McNally via twitter: The Capitals put Marcus Johansson on the IR with an upper-body injury retroactive to February 7th. He can be activated at any time.
- Michael Russo via twitter: The Wild put Cal Clutterbuck on the IR. He’s likely to miss at least 4 more games.
- Montreal Canadiens via twitter: Rene Bourque has a concussion.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Martin Brodeur will see a doctor today. It’s still possible that he’ll make the trip with the team to Winnipeg.
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: Lightning’s Ryan Malone said he’s not sure if he’ll travel with the team when they leave on their 4-game road trip, but indicated he could join them at some point on it.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars Kari Lehtonen isn’t ready just yet, but expects to be ready for Thursday.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Maple Leafs James Reimer and Matt Frattin might be available for Thursday’s game against the Islanders. Colton Orr will be ready for tomorrow. Mike Brown is out with a lower-body injury.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Blues Alex Steen and Andy McDonald both went down with an injury on the same drill at practice today.
- Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Blue Jackets Artem Anisimov was released from hospital today and is scheduled to fly back to Columbus today.
- Chris Nichols via twitter: Gabriel Landeskog is returning to the Avalanche lineup on Saturday.
- James Mirtle via twitter: The Blues have put Vladimir Tarasenko on the IR.
- John Glennon via twitter: Predators Paul Gaustad is out the next two games.
- Ted Kulfan via twitter: Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey is day-to-day with a sprained ankle.
- Pat Leaonard via twitter: The Rangers said that Rick Nash won’t meet up with the team in Montreal.
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.
- 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.
Bogosian injury update … Hossa gets clearance … Rangers would be ready … Kane ready to leave again … Gardiner injury
- Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press: Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian had wrist surgery in the summer, with a 4 to 6 months recovery needed. Mid-January would be the 4 month mark. Last week he had a screw removed, and remains on schedule.
- Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune: Blackhawks Marian Hossa has been given medical clearance by the team. He’s been recovering from a concussion that he suffered from a Raffi Torres hit in Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinals last season.
- Steve Zipay of Newsday: If the season were to begin in January, Rangers Rick Nash, Marian Gaborik and Carl Hagelin would be expected to be healthy enough to start the season.
- Tracey Myers via twitter: Patrick Kane will return to Switzerland on Sunday if the lockout isn’t settle beforehand.
- Kyle Cicerella via twitter: Marlies Jake Gardiner is feeling symptoms in the neck and some headaches. Coach Dallas Eakins won’t call it a concussion, but they will ”err on side of caution.”
Player notes involving: Del Zotto, Nash, Braun, Stuart, Koivu, Hecht, Smyth, Hartnell, Hamerlik, Murray and Scheifele
- Szymon Szemberg via twitter: Rangers Michael Del Zotto has left Rapperswil with a back injury. Larry Brooks via twitter: Del Zott0 has mild back stiffness. Rick Nash’s groin injury is only minor after his weekend examination.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Sharks Justin Braun fractured a bone in his hand and is leaving Finland.
- Winnipeg Sun: Jets defenseman Mark Stuart signed with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL.
- Eric Stephens of the OC Register: Ducks Saku Koivu has been skating with TPS Turku of the SM-liiga. He owns a part of the team, along with his brother Mikko and Miikka Kiprusoff. Sources are saying that he won’t be suiting up for them right away, maybe not until after Christmas or possibly only if the NHL season is cancelled.
- Ottawa Sun: Free agent forward Jochen Hecht signed a 2 year deal with Adler Mannheim of the German league. Hecht had spent the last nine seasons playing for the Sabres.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers Ryan Smyth hasn’t played during the lockout, but it’s possible that he joins Team Canada for the Spengler Cup. The Canadians could also have forwards Tyler Seguin, John Tavares, Patrice Bergeron, Brooks Laich, Danny Briere, Joffrey Lupul, Sam Gagner, Jamie Benn and Tyler Ennis. Along the blueline they could have Stephane Robidas, Jared Spurgeon and Andrew Ference. In net, Jonathan Bernier could be an option.
- Ottawa Sun: Flyers Scott Hartnell doesn’t think any of Roman Hamrlik’s Capitals teammates will stick up for him on the ice after the comments Hamrlik has made during the lockout.
“I don’t think anyone other than Roman Hamrlik in Washington — a guy who has made $50-to-$60 million from the (NHL Players’ Association) — has turned on us. You’re going to have guys like that,” Hartnell told the radio station. “I can’t wait to see what his teammates do when guys go after him. To sell the whole PA under the bus and to stick up for a guy like that is going to be tough.”
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets Ryan Murray’s agent, Rick Valette, told the Columbus Dispatch that Murray’s surgery has been pushed back from yesterday to mid-January.
“If waiting a month allows it to recover to 105 percent, that’s what we’re after. If he’s ready July 1 instead of June 1, no big deal.”
- Terry Koshan via twitter: The Jets have said that Mark Scheifele will remain with the Team Canada for the World Junior Championship, regardless if a new CBA gets done.
Sides exchange emails … Fehr speaks … Jokinen and Koivu heading overseas … Myers, Gardiner and Nash injuries
- John Shannon via twitter: Bill Daly and Steve Fehr exchanged emails yesterday, but have not spoken.
- Bob Mitchell of the Toronto Star: Don Fehr spoke to the CAW (Canadian Auto Workers) yesterday, and spoke to the media afterwards.
“It seemed to me that we ought to have been able to move forward and finish it off but so far they have not indicated they are willing to continue discussions.” Fehr told the media after giving his speech.
“There had been some movement. We responded with some movement.” Fehr said. “We think we’re done on the dollars or very close to it with the exception of one issue, transition, which we haven’t even discussed yet.”
“The way this negotiation sits, the percentage that players get out of industry revenue, assuming that the current proposals on the table hold, would result in massive concessions to the owners,” Fehr said. “When they say they’re negotiating against themselves, what exactly is it?
“What has moved in the players’ direction? It’s not salaries. It’s not the length of contract.”
“So far there has been no indication from the other side that there is any drop-dead date. All I can tell you is that when you’re in a negotiation, you keep at it and find a way to reach an agreement,” Fehr said.
- Bob Stauffer via twitter: The NHL won’t be making a “big” move to the NHLPA in the next couple days. To avoid the cancellation of more game, the players are going to have to make the next move.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Senators Kyle Turris has left the FEL for personal reasons. Hurricanes Jussi Jokinen will take his place.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Ducks Saku Koivu will be joining TPS of the Finnish Elite League.
- Mike Harrington via twitter: There are reports out of Austria, that Sabres defenseman Tyler Myers is having a MRI on his ankle after suffering an injury on Friday night. Through another sites translation, Myers has stretched ligaments in his ankle, but could return to the lineup next Friday. Myers has 2 goals, 7 assists and is -8 in 16 games.
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post: On Rick Nash’s groin injury that has led him to fly from Zurich to New York.
“It’s purely precautionary, but we’re taking the ‘Better safe than sorry’ approach,” Joe Resnick, Nash’s agent, told The Post. “There’s nothing for anyone to be alarmed about.”
“Once Rick sees the doctors, he’ll decide whether to return [to Switzerland],” Resnick said. “It seems like we might not be too far away from a deal here on a CBA, so what everyone is hoping is that he can get onto the ice with the Rangers as soon as possible.”
- Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun: After scoring his 2nd goal of the game, and eventual game winner, Marlies Jake Gardiner was pulled from the game.
“He wasn’t in a concussion state, just not feeling quite right,” coach Dallas Eakins said. “With all of our players, we err on the side of caution. We’ll re-evaluate him later tonight and tomorrow.”
- Bob Stauffer via twitter: If the NHL gets back to playing sometime in January, and with Andy Sutton’s injury status, the Oilers may need to add some depth along the blueline.
- Edmonton Oilers via twitter: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will attend Team Canada’s World Junior camp in Calgary, according to his agent.
Sides might talk on weekend … Upshaw’s comments … Scuderi thinks $300 ‘make whole’ would pass … Nash’s groin
- John Shannon via twitter: The NHL and NHLPA won’t meet this weekend, but might talk.
- Brian Wilde via twitter: The NHLPA doesn’t like 5 year max contracts because it cuts out the middle class, with money focused on the stars. Solution may be to have a lower maximum allowable percentage of cap hit.
- Scottie Upshaw via twitter: “Plain and simple these owners think they can break us apart. GOOD LUCK! We r stronger than we’ve ever been and r behind Fehr %100. There’s no pressure yet on the owners to lose this year, that’s why they still treat us like Cattle. They’ll need a partner come January.
- Josh Rimer via twitter: Rob Scuderi on if the ‘make whole’ of $3o0 million was put to vote: “”I think guys would be open to the 300 million ‘make whole.’ “
- Dan Rosen via twitter: The owners have told the players that they had to have 10 year CBA, 5-7 years on contract length and no compliance issues (ie. buyouts, escrow limits). The NHL only wanted a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer on those points. What the NHLPA gave them was a new proposal that they didn’t ask for. The NHLPA proposal then changed the terms of the 3 requirements. The owners made it clear that they had to have those terms to continue negotiating.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Bill Daly told Pagnotta that the NHLPA’s claim that the owners told the players that bringing Don Fehr back into the room could be a “deal breaker” are untrue.
- Larry Brooks via twitter: Rick Nash is heading back to New York to have his groin checked out. It is not believed to be serious. The groin has bothered Nash for the last couple weeks and he re-aggravated it over the weekend.
- Josh Yohe via twitter: Sidney Crosby on playing in Europe: ”At the end of the day, I’m a hockey player. This is getting ridiculous.”
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Avalanche Ryan O’Reilly signed a 2 year contract with Metallurg of the KHL and has an “oral promise” option to leave for the NHL.