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Posts Tagged Todd Bertuzzi
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: The Avalanche have fired coach Joe Sacco after missing the playoffs in each of the last three seasons.
“The organization believes a change of leadership behind the bench is needed going forward,” Greg Sherman, Avs general manager, said in a release.
“Joe has worked for this franchise for eight seasons and he is a dedicated and hard-working coach. We appreciate all he has done and wish him the best in the future.”
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Eric Lacroix has stepped down as the Avalanche’s vice president of hockey operations.
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi has confirmed that Jim Nill will be the Stars next GM after Joe Nieuwendykwas let go.
“I had a list of candidates and when it became clear that Jim Nill would be interested in leaving Detroit and coming here, I threw the list away,” Gaglardi said. “I think he is without a doubt he best candidate to take his job.”
- Renaud Lavoie: Lavoie has been told that Glen Gulutzan won’t be the Stars coach next season.
- George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said the players that got them into the playoffs, will play in Game 1. So it’s unlikely that Todd Bertuzzi and Mikael Samuelsson will start the series.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings Johan Franzen play of late has allowed the Wings to reunite Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg.
- Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province: Canucks Cory Schneider might now be questionable for Game 1. The severity of his injury is still unknown.
Morning Hits: Fehr, Volpatti, Miller, Schneider, Pominville, Franzen, Bertuzzi, Anderson and Elliott
- Mike Vogl: Capitals re-sign Eric Fehr to a 2-year, $3 million deal. $1.4 million next year, $1.6 million in 2014-15. Aaron Volpatti signed a 2-year, $1.15 million deal with the Capitals. $550,000 next year and $600,000 in 2014-15.
- Ansar Khan: Red Wings Drew Miller said that he doesn’t require surgery on his broken right hand. Out 4 to 6 weeks. Best case is that he’s back late 2nd round.
- Farhan Lalji: GM Mike Gillis said that Cory Schneider’s injury is not serious and that if it were a playoff game, Schneider could “perhaps” play.
- Michael Russo of the Star-Tribune: Kings Dustin Brown received a two game suspension and Wild’s Jason Pominville is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. The Wild haven’t called it a concussion.
- Helene St. James: Red Wings Johan Franzen suffered an injury in last night’s game. GM Ken Holland said he’ll be re-evaluated this morning, and if he isn’t able to play, Mikael Samuelsson is ready to go. Todd Bertuzzi will play tonight. He almost played last night, but decided that he needed one more good practice.
“I really wanted to play,” Bertuzzi said, “but I need to do one more skate. I need to be able to get pushing and shoving with the defensemen down low, I need to take a cross-check in the back, I need to be able to spin off and I need to be able to stop and start and take off with the puck.”
- Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville won’t name his No. 1 goalie: ” Right now we’re just going along here and we’ll see how it plays out.”
- Bruce Garrioch: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators.
- St. Louis Blues: Brian Elliott will start in net for the Blues.
Roster and Goalie Notes: Hejduk, Karlsson, Sharp, Schneider, Bertuzzi, Bolland, Staal’s … Lines and Starting goalies
- Mike Chambers: Avalanche winger Milan Hejduk will be in the lineup on Saturday against the Wild. It could be his last NHL game.
- Bob McKenzie: If Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson is able to get back into the lineup against the Capitals, it would be 10 weeks since the day he had surgery to repair his 70% severed Achilles tendon.
- Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks Patrick Sharp will be in the lineup tonight.
- Vancouver Canucks: Cory Schneider is day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, Joe Cannata is re-called.
- Craig Custance: Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said that Todd Bertuzzi won’t be in the lineup tonight.
- Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks Dave Bolland (groin issue) didn’t practice with the team today.
- Chip Alexander: The Hurricanes recall Jared Staal, who will be on a line with brother Jordan.
- Tony Ambrogio: Maple Leafs lines: JVR-Bozak-Kessel, Kulemin-Kadri-Lupul, Komarov-Grabovski-McClement, MacArthur-Colborne-Frattin, Orr-Hamilton-McLaren. Defensive pairings - Gunnarsson-Phaneuf, Fraser-Franson, Liles-O’Byrne
- Erik Erlendsson: Lightning lines: St Louis-Stamkos-Purcell: Killorn-Lecavalier-Panik; Labrie-Thompson-Crombeen; Pouliot-Pyatt-Tyrell.
- Ian Mendes: Senators lines: Conacher-Turris-Michalek. Greening-Smith-Alfredsson. Silfverberg-Zibanejad-Condra. Latendresse-Pageau-Neil.
- Paul Hendrick: Ben Bishop will start in net for the Lighting against James Reimer and the Maple Leafs.
- Chris Kuc: Ray Emery will start in net for the Blackhawks.
- Adam Kimelman: Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen is out for the rest of the season with a compression fracture in his right foot. Frank Seravalli: Recovery is expected to be four to five weeks.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings GM Ken Holland said that winger Todd Bertuzzi is almost ready to get back into the lineup. He’s been out since Feb. 7th. They will “decide after the morning skate” today. If he doesn’t go tonight, their next game is tomorrow. The Red Wings are down to 12 healthy forwards as Drew Miller broke his hand on the weekend.
- Pittsburgh Penguins: Defenseman Brooks Orpik left last night’s game with a lower-body injury.
- Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune: Blackhawks Patrick Sharp will “very likely playing in Edmonton” tonight according to coach Joel Quenneville.
- Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Devils Martin Brodeur said he should be ready to start on Thursday, but may end up dressing as the backup.
- Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago: Marian Hossa left last night’s game in first period after taking a hit along the boards. Coach Joel Quenneville said “not bad, day to day,” and that more will be known today.
- Steve Conroy of the Boston Herarld: Bruins David Krejci’s status is not known after he took a shot off the knee on Sunday. He did leave the arena with a slight limp, but didn’t appear to have brace on.
- David Pollak via twitter: Sharks Martin Havlat has been activated from the IR. Tim Kennedy has been placed on the IR.
- Ted Kulfan via twitter: Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey will be out four to six weeks. Quincey has multiple fractures but there is no decision on surgery yet.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings forward Darren Helm hopes it is only a minor setback. There is no decision on whether he’ll go on the Californian trip or not.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: Red Wings winger Todd Bertuzzi (disc issues) skated for five minutes last week and didn’t feel good. He’s still hoping to avoid surgery.
- 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.
Injury notes: Lehtonen, Crawford, Bertuzzi, Jovanovski, Versteeg, Leino, Michalek, Brown and Gardiner
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen left last night’s game in the first period with a groin injury. He’s listed as day-to-day.
- Mark Lazerus via twitter: Blackhawks Corey Crawford is day-to-day with an upper body injury. Chris Kuc via twitter: Henrik Karlsson has been recalled.
- Ansar Khan via twitter: The Red Wings have put Todd Bertuzzi on the IR and have recalled Gustav Nyquist.
- Harvey Fialkov via twitter: Panthers Ed Jovanovski is out another 2 weeks.
- George Richards of the Miami Herald: Panthers Kris Versteeg is doubtful for today’s game with a upper-body soreness.
- John Vogl via twitter: Sabres Ville Leino on rehabbing his hip injury: ”You can’t take forever. At some point you’re just going to have to say if it doesn’t work out then there’s nothing much you can do about it.” Leino was comparing his rehab to (inevitable) surgery on his hip.
- Ken Warren via twitter: Senators Milan Michalek is out with a twisted knee. Ottawa Senators via twitter: Michalek won’t be available today, but he could play on Monday.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: Maple Leafs activate Mike Brown from the IR. Jake Gardiner is also ready to be recalled but there is not plan to do so at the moment.
- Vicki Hall via twitter: Flames Mikael Backlund will be out for four to six weeks with a MCL sprain.
- Wes Gilbertson via twitter: Flames Michael Cammalleri is day-to-day with a hip flexor.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: The Flames have put Miikka Kiprusoff on the IR retroactive to February 5th.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: Ducks Jonas Hiller left last night’s game with a lower-body injury that is not expected to be serious.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings Todd Bertuzzi will be out indefinitely with a back injury. The Wings are calling up Joakim Andersson. Darren Helm will begin rehab on Monday with a sore back. Carlo Colaiacovo isn’t expected to return from his shoulder injury until mid-month. Brendan Smith is out at least a month with a shoulder injury. Jonas Gustavsson has a pulled groin, and hasn’t played this season.
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Avalanche winger Gabriel Landeskog didn’t practice yesterday but they are optimistic that he could resume skating soon. He hasn’t skated since January 19th after being hit by Brad Stuart. He suffered a head and neck injury on the play.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Senators Jason Spezza has been told to do nothing for at least two weeks after having surgery to repair a disc in his back last week. He still hopes to return this season.
“Everything went well. It’s good to have everything done and get started on recovery now,” said Spezza. “You always aim to push your rehab and get a bit more aggressive with things.
“(Athletic therapist) Gerry (Townend) has already talked to me about making sure we’re doing things right and not getting too carried away. The goal is to get back before the end of the season and, hopefully, help us through the end of the year and the playoffs.”
- Adam Kimelman of NHL.com: Flyers winger Scott Hartnell will be out 4 to 8 weeks with broken first metatarsal in his left foot according to GM Paul Holmgren.
“Right now we’re trying to decide, talking to the doctor, what the best way to proceed is as far as how to approach this,” Holmgren said before the Flyers’ game against the New York Rangers. “I can’t give you a time frame. It’s probably going to be between four to eight weeks. … Obviously it’s a significant injury.”
Holmgren on Daniel Briere:
“He’s getting better,” Holmgren said. “I would say he’s maybe 50-50 on the weekend. I’ll have a better idea after the game.”
- Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: Henrik Zetterberg skated with Damien Brunner and Johan Franzen. Pavel Datsyuk stated with Valtteri Filppula and Todd Bertuzzi. Filppula left practice early to rest his knee. Forwards Darren Helm and Todd Bertuzzi, defenseman Jakub Kindl should be available tonight. Jonathan Ericsson will be a game-time decision.
- Bob Mitchell of the Toronto Star: Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul will be out for at least 6 weeks with a fractured forearm.
- Jason Gregor via twitter: Kings winger Simon Gagne had a tumor the size of a tennis ball removed from his neck in the summer. Headache free now.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Panthers Stephen Weiss has a lower body injury.
- Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Blue Jackets Cam Atkinson is day-to-day with a lower body injury.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Flyers Andrej Meszaros has an upper-body injury, more will be known today. Frank Seravalli via twitter: Meszaros injured the same shoulder back in 2009. Missed 6 months after having surgery for a labrum tear.
- Phoenix Coyotes via twitter: Coyotes center Matthew Lombardi left last night’s game with an upper-body injury.
- Josh Brown via twitter: Dallas Stars prospect Radek Faksa is out 4 to 6 weeks with a MCL injury.
Holmstrom to retire today … Flames trade Karlsson … Injury notes: Burns, Briere, Bertuzzi, Colaiacovo, Green and McDonald
- Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings Tomas Holmstrom will officially retire today. A press conference is scheduled for 4:30 at Joe Louis Arena.
- Chicago Blackhawks: The Flames trade goalie Henrik Karlsson to the Blackhawks for a 2013 7th round pick that was previously acquired from the Senators. Karlsson will be assigned to the AHL.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Mathieu Darche is still practicing with the Devils on a tryout. No contract yet.
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: Sharks Brent Burns has a reported lower-body injury that could keep him out for a few weeks.
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: Flyers Daniel Briere will not play against New Jersey according to sources.
- John Hoven via twitter: Kings Anze Kopitar said he’ll be playing against the Avalanche.
- Helene St. James via twitter: Red Wings winger Todd Bertuzzi doesn’t have mononucleosis and could be back on Friday.
- Ted Kulfan via twitter: Red Wings defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo will be out weeks with a shoulder injury.
- Dan Rosen via twitter: Kings Matt Greene was put on the IR with a “mid-body injury.”
- Lou Korac via twitter: Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said that Andy McDonald is fine, took a couple stitches on the chin.
- ESPN: Sabres Ville Leino missed yesterday’s game against the Flyers and is day to day with a lower-body injury. The Sabres play the Maple Leafs tonight.
- Frank Seravalli via twitter: Flyers Zac Rinaldo took 20 stitches above his right knee. Not known if he’ll be available for Tuesday.
- Eric Stephens via twitter: Ducks Cam Fowler (out with the flu) practiced yesterday. Expects to play today against the Flames.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson is “questionable” for their game against the Blue Jackets after slamming into the boards, hurting his right shoulder. Goalie Jonas Gustavsson has a sore groin and the Wings will call up Tom McCollum. Jan Mursak will go on the IR with a collarbone injury to make room on the roster for McCollum. Mursak will have a CT scan tomorrow, and he could be out a couple weeks. If Bertuzzi’s test reveal he has mono, he’ll be out a month. If it’s the flu, he’ll be out a week. Patrick Eaves, who has been out for more than a year with a concussion, said “I’m ready to go.”
- Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune: Blackhawks winger Daniel Carcillo will be out about 4 weeks after suffering a right knee injury on Saturday. It was Carcillo’s first game since have major surgery on his left knee last January. Brandon Saad will replace Carcillo in the lineup, and could be on a line with Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: The Panthers have shown interest in Roberto Luongo, but GM Dale Tallon would have to sweeten the pot to land him. Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis hasn’t been as aggressive as many had thought. They know that it would take Tyler Bozak, Nazem Kadri and a 2nd round pick to get him. The Blackhawks could be interested if they struggle to start the season. Tim Thomas wants to play next year, and the Bruins could either let him be a UFA after the season, or ‘toll’ his contract, forcing him to honor the last year on his contract. Some teams were interested in Thomas last July, but he said he wasn’t going to play. The Flames are willing to move defenseman Anton Babchuk.
- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Heika answers on why Stars forward Jamie Benn hasn’t been re-signed yet, piecing together info and speculating in some cases. Benn’s agent, Rich Evans, may be looking for a 3 year or shorter contract. His next deal would obviously be in the millions, but a 3 year deal would allow him to go for a homerun deal on his next deal when he’ll be 26. The Stars won’t go 4 years as he would be a UFA at the end of that. It appears that the Stars are willing to go with 2, 3, 5 or 6 year terms. The sides are off on money for all years. The Stars don’t want to pay a premium price for a RFA. Comparables for RFA years are in the $3.75 to $5 million range. Longer term deal increase to $6.8 on the high end.
- Sean Gentille via twitter: Gentille thinks Red Wings GM Ken Holland send P.K. Subban a 6 year, $30 million offer sheet.
- Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: Red Wings Todd Bertuzzi could miss weeks recovering from mononucleosis. It could be a month before he’s able to skate again. Mono is highly contagious, so he won’t be around the team.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets winger Cam Atkinson is bothered by a lower-body injury but will play through it.
- Kevin Kurz via twitter: Brent Burns and Jason Demers are both travelling with the Sharks, but that doesn’t mean they will be playing.
- Kevin Kurz via twitter: Bob McKenzie said the Sharks were meeting with Scott Gomez yesterday. David Pollak via twitter: Confirms that Sharks GM Doug Wilson were exploring the fit of Gomez. There is no timetable or rush. Pierre LeBrun via twitter: No other teams are in on Gomez right now, sole focus is with the Sharks.
- Arthur Staple via twitter: The Islanders have 4 defenseman for 2 spots: Martinek, B. Strait, Finley, Hickey
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils Bobby Butler cleared waivers yesterday.
- Dejan Kovacevic via twitter: Tomas Vokoun will start in net for the Penguins today against the Rangers.