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Posts Tagged Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
- Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Devils David Clarkson isn’t sure what to expect when it comes to unrestricted free agency.
“I’m going to have my meeting with Lou and see what happens, I haven’t really even touched on it,” Clarkson said. “I’m sure I’ll have a meeting with my agent (Pat Morris) this week when I get back to Toronto and go through everything. But to be honest with you, I haven’t even sat down with (Morris) once this year. He’s somebody that let me play as well and just wanted to wait until this was over with.
“Unfortunately, it’s earlier than we expected. But I’m sure when I get home in the next week we’ll have some meetings and figure things out a little more.”
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: It’s unlikely that the Wild will be able to re-sign Cal Clutterbuck because of salary cap reasons. Matheson thinks the Oilers should go after him. Matheson also thinks the Oilers will go after Nathan Horton, and possibly Blackhawks Bryan Bickell or Viktor Stalberg.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: New Oilers GM Craig MacTavish has said changes will be coming, but it’s unlikely to involve Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nail Yakupov and Justin Schultz. That could change if Shea Weber comes available.
“I’ve always been of the belief that everything has a price, everything’s for sale. Is it likely, given the high regard we have for these players, given the punitive price we paid to get them? Highly, highly unlikely they would be part of any trade discussion, largely because we value them more highly than anybody else,” said MacTavish.
Sam Gagner could be a trade chip this summer. There have been some talks with Gagner regarding a contract extension. The Oilers could take a run at Sabres Drew Stafford. Free agents Viktor Stalberg or David Clarkson could get a look at from the Oilers.
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren knows he has to makeover their defense, add more size up front and add more speed. Panaccio wonders if the Flyers should put an offer sheet in on Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo.
“My job is to make this team the best it can be,” Holmgren said of offering an RFA sheet or any other move. “So I will look at any and every way to do that.”
- George Richards: Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov is likely done for this week according to coach Kevin Dineen.
- Edmonton Oilers: Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is done for the year. He’s expected to the same, or similar, shoulder surgery that Taylor Hall went through.
- Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun: Flames winger Curtis Glencross will miss the last week of the season due to a knee injury after a knee-on-knee hit from Ben Lovejoy.
“I don’t think he’s going to play again (this season),” head coach Bob Hartley said after his team’s practice Saturday at the Saddledome.
“I don’t have the medical terms but he’s not coming on the trip. Not good.”
- Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ flu may keep him out of tonight’s game. He missed Wednesday’s game and didn’t skate yesterday. Eric Belanger should return to the lineup after missing two weeks with a groin injury.
- Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune: Blackhawks Marian Hossadidn’t practice yesterday and is “not likely” going to play on Monday against the Kings. Coach Joel Quenneville said it’s an upper-body injury. A source is saying it’s a shoulder injury.
“(Hossa’s) doing alright,” Quenneville said following Friday’s practice at Johnny’s IceHouse West. “Hopefully he’ll get on the ice on Sunday. He’s progressing.”
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Scouting the Blue Jackets-Flames game: Senators, 2 Flyers, Penguins, Canucks, 2 Blackhawks, Sharks, Maple Leafs and Lightning.
- Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: Wild rookie, Charlie Coyle found himself practicing on a line with Mikko Koivu and Zach Parise. Dany Heatley was moved to the second line of Matt Cullen and Pierre-Marc Bouchard. Devin Setoguchi and Mikael Granlund were rotating spots on the 3rd line with Kyle Brodziak and Cal Clutterbuck. Granlund likely the odd man out. Torrey Mitchell is back with Zenon Konopka and newly acquired Mike Rupp.
- John Lu via twitter: Bruins lines: Campbell – Bergeron – Seguin; Lucic – Krejci – Horton; Bourque – Kelly – Peverley; MacDermid – Spooner – Tardif.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers lines: Hall-Arcobello-Eberle, Yakupov-Gagner-Hemsky, Hordichuk-Smyth-Petrell, Hartikainen-Lander-Paajarvi. Potter/Whitney both in. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins has been banged up in the last couple games. He left in OT in 2 games last week.
- Mike Heika via twitter: Stars lines: Morrow-Benn-Jagr, Eriksson-Roy-Ryder, Smith-Eakin-Vincour, Nystrom-Fiddler-Roussel. Defensive pairings at morning skate: Dillon-Robidas, Goligoski-Daley, Oleksiak-Larsen.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators tomorrow against the Hurricanes.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Michal Neuvirth will start in net for the Capitals tomorrow against the Penguins.
- Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: Niklas Backstrom will start in net for the Wild tomorrow against the Canucks.
- Roger Millions via twitter: Hearing that Sergei Bobrovsky is the probable start for the Blue Jackets tomorrow against the Flames.
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.
All quiet on RNH after MRI … Ballard symptom free … Ilitch’s looking at $650 million multi-purpose complex
- Eric Francis via twitter: The Oilers are saying they can’t comment on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. His status for the World Junior Championship is unclear. Francis later notes that they can comment, but choose not to after his MRI. RNH’s agent said that strengthening is needed.
- Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province: Canucks Keith Ballard is skating with a bunch of NHLers. He hasn’t had any post-concussion symptoms.
“I don’t know what they [coaches] have in mind for me,” he said. “I’ve had a lot of different partners there and you kind of expect that. With Chris, we’ve had good chemistry and communicated really well. If that happens good. If not, you do the best with what you have.
“My first year was more of an adjustment period than I had probably anticipated and there were a lot of ups and down, but I felt really comfortable last year. I’m in a different role than previously in my career [Florida, Phoenix] and I’ve done everything I can to embrace my role and do the best I can with it. I just want to continue to do that.”
- John Gallagher and Paul Egan of the Detroit Free Press: The Ilitch family is looking at building a $650 million multi-purpose arena complex in downtown Detroit. The complex would have a rink, residential housing, shopping, office space and more. They have begun “to explore the viability.”
“It’s not a plan for an isolated, single-use structure,” Jackson said in the statement. “Instead, it builds on the clear successes we’ve already had downtown integrating districts that feature entertainment, and support commercial, retail and residential development around them.”
Edler still has back issues … RNH wants to play in WJC, having shoulder examined … Varlamov has knee injury
- Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province: Canucks Alex Edler’s back problems flared up again in September. He had surgery on a bulging disc in January of 2011. He has been rehabbing the back, and it is progressing, but another surgery hasn’t been ruled out. Edler would be a UFA at the end of this year, and could be in line for a big deal. There would be concern that his back issues will continue.
- Mark Spector via twitter: Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will be named WJC Canadian roster, really wants to play in the tournament.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Nugent-Hopkins will be having his shoulder looked at today. It is apparently just routine as he’ll likely be playing for Team Canada at the World Junior Championship. The decision if he’ll be playing is up to RNH.
“We’re just having a look at it (shoulder) … as you know, he had an AC separation last winter and we want to make sure everything is exactly where we need it to be,” said Nugent-Hopkins’ agent Rick Valette.
“We booked this (medical exam) long ago. It’s been in the works for awhile,” said Valette.
- Denver Post: Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov is playing with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL, and is currently out with a knee injury. A CSKA player fell on his leg, and he’s missed the past 4 games. Injury reports out of Russia are vague, so the true extent of the injury is not known.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Automobilist of the KHL is having huge financial problems and it can’t pay some of it’s players, and the team could end up folding.
Informal CBA talks today … Zibanejad to try left wing in AHL … Hemsky will wait a month … Landeskog could play in the AHL
- Michael Grange via twitter: Confirms that the NHL and NHLPA will hold ‘informal talks’ today in New York. John Shannon via twitter: Today’s talks between the Fehr’s, Bettman and Daly will just be open dialogue, no proposals or agenda.
- Ken Warren via twitter: Senators GM Bryan Murray is not optimistic for a quick CBA resolution, and will ask Jared Cowen to play in the AHL. Mika Zibanejad will also end up in Binghamton and will be asked to play left wing.
- Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers Ales Hemsky will give it a month before heading back to the Czech Republic to play.
- Jeremy Rutherford via twitter: Blues Vladimir Tarasenko said that if there is a lockout he’ll decide between Peoria of the AHL and the KHL on September 15th after a talk with GM Doug Armstrong.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: It’s possible that Gabriel Landeskog will play for Lake Erie of the AHL if there is a lockout.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: 18 year olds who played in the NHL last season and still could go to Junior (ie. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins), can also play in the AHL.
- Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Negotiations between the Oilers and Jordan Eberle continue. He’ll likely get something similar to the $6 million that Taylor Hall got, but unlikely the 7 years, maybe 5 years. An extension could happen in the next few days, but likely not until after the long weekend. Eberle, Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins could play in Oklahoma City of the AHL if there is a lockout.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: The Senators have signed Kyle Turris to a 5 year, $17.5 million deal, a $3.5 million cap hit.
- David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: Oilers Linus Omark signed a 1 year deal with a Swiss team.
- Adam Gretz of CBS Sports: Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin said that Rene Bourque had abdominal surgery yesterday and will be sidelined for 8-12 weeks. Bourque was injured during his offseason training, suffering an “abdominal wall tear.” He should be ready by the end of November.
- Mark Stepneski via twitter: Stars Derek Roy said his shoulder rehab is going well and that he hopes to start skating in 3 weeks or so, and is on target for a November return.
- Brian Comptom of the NHL.com: Brad Boyes is expected to replace the departed P.A. Parenteau on the Islanders top line beside John Tavares and Matt Moulson.
CBA talks … Kronwall may join brother in KHL if lockout … Oilers lack depth at center … AHL to test no-touch icing
- Chris Johnson via twitter: CBA talks are set to start at 9:30 am this morning, with economic issues the main topic of the day.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: “People on both sides of the aisle believe next couple days in NHL-NHLPA talks could go a long way to determining how long stalemate lasts.” … “If NHL and NHLPA become hardened in their positions, demanding the other negotiate off their proposal, this could take a long time.” … “Can the two proposals be melded together? Certainly. And that will be the first sign of significant progress, first sign of hope.”
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: There is speculation out of Sweden that Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall could join his brother Steffen with Lokomotiv in the KHL over Djurgarden of the SEL if there is a long lockout.
- Bruce McCurdy of the Edmonton Journal: The Oilers lack depth at center, and are not very big. Their top 4 projects to be Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Sam Gagner, Shawn Horcoff, and Eric Belanger. If one was to get injured, Anton Lander may be their replacement. Chris VandeVelde could also be an option. Next down the list are centers Mark Zarcobello, Tyler Pitlick and Ryan Martindale.
- Kyle Cicerella via twitter: The NHL has requested that the AHL use no-touch icing, they’ll test it out this year.
Written by Craig Musselman, who can be found on twitter at @MussKeg
It has been another emotional roller coaster season for the Edmonton Oilers. At the start, it seemed they were poised to silence all the critics and bull their way into a playoff spot. Something this club hasn’t experienced since its magical cup run in 2006. Unfortunately for Oiler fans the out-of-this-world goaltending of Nikolai Khabibulin and Devan Dubnyk came back down to earth, young offensive dynamos Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, and rookie Ryan Nugent-Hopkins all went down with various injuries, and the over-achieving but relatively unknown defense core began to show that its stinginess was in fact an illusion precipitated by the aforementioned goaltending wizardry. And while there have been various bright moments along the way (several offensively explosive victories – most notably Sam Gagner’s 8-point night in particular), it has once again been another year of growing pains for this young and promising Oilers franchise.
Sitting at just 52 pts through 59 games, the Oilers once again find themselves at the bottom of the league, with only the catastrophe that is the Blue Jackets separating them from a 3rd straight season of finishing in last place. However, the glass half full view of this situation sees the Oilers in a position to further stock their talent cupboards at the draft, but more importantly for the present time, it allows them the luxury of knowing what category they fall under for Trade Deadline Day: SELLERS.
Free Agent and injury notes involving: Ruutu, Bruins, Benn, Nugent-Hopkins, Potter and Zetterberg … Scouting the Flyers-Sabres
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said a decision involving Tuomo Ruutu’s contract extension is now expected to come early next week. The “parameters” of extension are set. “Now we have to see where it goes. We don’t want this to drag on.”
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Bruins have made contract extension offers to pending UFAs Chris Kelly, Shawn Thornton, Gregory Campbell and Dan Paille.
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Stars forward Jamie Benn suffered cut on his leg by Flames Mark Giordano’s skate. He’s listed as day-to-day. He is not likely to play on Saturday, but is a possibility for Sunday.
- Jim Matheson Edmonton Journal: Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins practiced yesterday in a no contact jersey. He won’t play on Friday and is questionable for Sunday. Next Tuesday against the Flames could be the best bet. Defenseman Cory Potter, out with groin injury, skated yesterday but is not ready.
- Gregg Krupa of the Detroit News: Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg has a lower body injury and won’t play tonight against the Predators. Jimmy Howard expects to play on Sunday.
- Randy Miller via twitter: Scouting the Flyers-Sabres game: 2 Blue Jackets and Sharks, Avalanche, Capitals, Canadiens, Penguins and Senators.