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Rinne will be a UFA … M. Staal had undisclosed concussion … Schneider could be moved … Semin wants to stay with Caps … Maloney talks Turris
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: Predators goalie Pekka Rinne is entering the last year of his 2 year, $6.8 million deal.
“I think back then (in 2009-10) that was a good learning experience, just to focus on my game. There’s nothing else you can do,” Rinne said. “I’m sure things will take care of themselves. It’s interesting to see what’s going to happen. I love it here. This city and organization, I love, so we’ll see.”
- Josh Cooper of the Tennessean: The Predators have 6 players vying for 3 spots along the blueline. 4 of the 6 are offensive minded: Ryan Ellis, Mattias Ekholm, Jack Hillen and Roman Josi. Teemu Laakso and Tyler Sloan are more defensive minded.
- Jesse Spector of the NY Daily News: Rangers defenseman Marc Staal will not play in a preseason game until the team heads to Europe. Staal experienced some headaches during his offseason workouts. He sustained a previously undisclosed concussion in February after taking a hit from his brother Eric. The Rangers are hoping to have him ready by their season opener on Oct. 7th in Stockholm. From John Tortorella:
“Marc Staal (is) progressing nicely. Again, we just want to be cautious with him to try to get him ready for the regular season. Again, especially the past few days, he feels better after the workouts. So we’re real happy where it’s going with him right now.”
- James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail: The Leafs are hoping they’ve added enough scoring punch with Tim Connolly, Joffrey Lupul, Matt Lombardi and Phillippe Dupuis to increase their scoring depth up front this year. Last year their top 4 (Kessel, Kulemin, Grabovski and MacArthur) scored 112 goals, while the rest of the lineup only scored 66 goals. The league average for top 4 scorers was 102.8, with the depth forwards scoring 110.5 goals.
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Many think that the Canucks could trade goalie Cory Schneider during training camp at the earliest or the trade deadline day at the latest. The Blue Jackets and Coyotes have apparently expressed some interest. The asking price for Schneider would likely be a combination of at least a 1st round pick and a roster player that could help the team today.
- Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Capitals winger Alexander Semin isn’t worried what former teammates Matt Bradley and David Steckel said about him. Semin signed a 1 year deal, but hopes he can stay in Washington for the next 10 years.
- Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times: The Lightning lack organizational depth. Other than Vinny Lecavalier, Brad Richards, Steven Stamkos and Victor Hedman, they haven’t had much success in drafting. From 1999-2007 they didn’t draft any impact players despite having 14 1st and 2nd round picks. When Yzerman took over in 2010 he said “The first thing is we have to rebuild the whole depth.” Yzerman added that it takes about 5 years to evaluate drafts but things should be improving with some of the players they have drafted since 2008.
- John Vogl of the Buffalo News: The Sabres may have up to 8 NHL ready defenseman with only 6 starting spots: Tyler Myers, Andrej Sekera, Mike Weber, Marc-Andre Gragnani, Jordan Leopold, Christian Ehrhoff, Robyn Regehr and Shaone Morrisonn. Sekera has a new 4 year, $11 million deal. Morrisonn has a $2.075 million cap it.
- Slava Malamud via twitter: KHL’s Vityaz is trying to sign Alexei Yashin.
- Ed Tait and Gary Lawless of the Winnipeg Free Press: Jets’ coach Claude Noel said there may only be 2 or 3 roster spots open at this years camp.
- Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times: Blackhawks Patrick Sharp, recovering from an appendectomy, hopes to be ready for the season.
“Hopefully, as soon as possible,” Sharp said. “The timeline was three to four weeks right so around the start of the season. I don’t want to miss any games so I’m pushing to play the first game of the season.”
- Joe Yerdon of Pro Hockey Talk: Kyle Turris is looking for a new deal worth between $3 and $4 million per season, which makes no sense to Coyotes GM Don Maloney:
“This is just so illogical, from our standpoint, the position he’s taken it makes absolutely no sense to me,” Maloney said.
“I have no intention of trading him whatsoever. We still think he’s a young, developing player but he’s still developing. Once you’re a proven 30 or 40-goal, 80 point guy then, yes, you get the brass ring. But until you get there you have to settle… Well, again, that’s what makes America great he doesn’t have to settle. He can stay at home and watch Oprah.”
Maloney on why they aren’t interested in trading him and why they aren’t giving in,
“Well I think Kyle believes in himself. He believes he’s a good player in this league and we’d certainly like more opportunity for him to show it,” Maloney said.
“But we’re not a developing team, we’re here to win, we’re here to win now. He showed a step forward in the playoffs last year. That’s why we’d like to get him back. We’d like to show that process and that step forward and the production we need out of Kyle Turris to be a good offensive player. But it’s not there yet… You have to perform before you get paid.”
Jokinen re-signs … Wisniewski talks to continue … Oilers sent damaged goods to Kings … Rumors and Notes: Blackhawks, Vokoun, Arnott, Leafs, Souray, Barker
- Terrell Williams of NHL.com: The Hurricanes have re-signed Jussi Jokinen to a 3 year contract worth $9 million.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: James Wisniewski and his agent have left Columbus, more talks to come. Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson: “We had a good meeting and we’ll continue to talk. We’re hopeful (of getting a deal done).”
- Helene Elliott via twitter: The Kings are angry that Colin Fraser (the player they got in the Ryan Smyth trade) has a unhealed fracture/cyst will require surgery and could be out 4 months. The Kings were going to have Fraser compete for a job and not buy him out, but now neither can happen. The trade won’t be voided, they will try to work something out. The Oilers medical reports said that Fraser’s injury was healed, Kings reports said differently.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: The Blue Jackets and Jan Hejda’s agents don’t have any plans to talk today, though it could change.
- Tim Sassone of the Daily Herald: Forwards that the Blackhawks might be interested in are: Joel Ward, Erik Cole, Mike Rupp, Max Talbot, Matt Bradley, Cody McCormick, Sean Bergenheim, and John Madden. They have shown some interest in Jan Hejda and he may be an option if Montador doesn’t sign.
- Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel: Panthers GM Dale Tallon on Tomas Vokoun, “We’re in negotiations with him as we speak and are very hopeful.” Panthers assistant GM Mike Santos,
“He’s made $30 million the last five years,” Santos said. “Does he really need to go out and get an extra $500,000?
“For Vokoun, I don’t think there’s ever been a better time in this organization that looks like we have a chance to win than in the next few years.”
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Dater would bet that Tomas Vokoun will sign with the Avalanche.
- Chris Botta via twitter: Christian Ehrhoff’s agent said he wants to go to a team where he can win.
- Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Jason Arnott will be hitting the open market tomorrow. Arnott’s agent/brother said in an email, “although we maintain an open line of communication with the Caps, Jason will test free agency at this point.”
- Andy Strickland via twitter: The Blues are willing to commit long-term to TJ Oshie, but they/he needs to figure out his role, a top 6? Energy guy? 15 or 25 goal score?
- Damien Cox of the Toronto Star: Brian Burke will be with Canadian troops in Afghanistan for the start for free agency.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Sheldon Souray, Cam Barker and Mike Commodore were put on unconditional waivers for the purpose of being bought out.
- Jim Diamond via twitter: The Predators will be buying out JP Dumont.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: The Capitals have bought out Tyler Sloan.
Richards update … Lightning have plenty of free agents to deal with … All quiet in Leafland … Jets, Wings, Sens, Hurricanes, Caps and Flyers rumors
- Larry Brooks of the NY Post:
If I heard it once, I heard it a dozen times during this Entry Draft weekend in Minnesota: “[Brad] Richards told [X] he wants to come to New York.”
And this, too: “Slats [general manager Glen Sather] is going to blow his brains out to sign Richards.”
Brooks thinks a front loaded ($11 million) $32.5 million for 5 years should be enough. Richards is coming off a concussion, but is worth the risk.
- Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune: Lightning GM Steve Yzerman will be busy this week. Steven Stamkos will be an RFA on July 1st if a deal isn’t struck by then. Speculation grows that Stamkos may not be back in with the Lightning, the longer remains unsigned, though it is an unlikely scenario. An offer sheet could cost 4 1st round draft picks. Yzerman did meet with Stamkos’s agent at the draft, and will talk again this week. Yzerman will also speak with Dwayne Roloson’s agent.
“I’ve been in touch with virtually everybody’s agent, everybody will travel (Sunday) and get settled in to their offices and we’ll get back on the phone this week,” Yzerman said. “I’m optimistic, I believe that we will get things accomplished. We were able to get Eric (Brewer’s) done this week and we’ll chip away at our restricted guys and go from there.”
The Lightning have 14 players that they could send qualifying offers to, which must be done today. They may look at goaltending during free agency if Roloson doesn’t re-sign. Sean Bergenheim may sign elsewhere. Simon Gagne and Adam Hall are unlikely to return. The Lightning may be looking for a top 6, possibly Brad Richards.
- Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun: All is quiet from Brian Burke and team management with regards to their interest in Brad Richards. The Rangers, Flyers and Leafs are all expected to take a long look at signing the 31 year old free agent. Richards suggested after the season that he might take a discount to head back to Tampa Bay. Richards is likely looking for an 8 year deal in the $7 million range, which may be more than Burke would want to go. Burke believes that winger Matt Frattin may be able to make Leafs next fall.
- Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff had a few trade discussions with his former boss Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman, but nothing materialized.
“Stan and I chatted on a couple of things, but Stan had some big things on the go that were maybe a little bit not in the direction I was looking at at this point in time,” said Cheveldayoff. “We had some good conversations, they gave me some good support along the way and we had a good couple of laughs.
“We’ll have to wait for our first Chicago-Winnipeg deal.”
Cheveldayoff had some “feeling out” discussions with other teams. Cheveldayoff wouldn’t comment if they were one of the teams interested in Mike Richards. One report was saying the Flyers were looking at a package of Evander Kane, the 7th overall pick and possibly Alexander Burmistrov.
- Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: Red Wings GM Ken Holland would like to add a top 4 calibre defenseman and possibly a backup goalie. Jaromir Jagr remains a possibility for the Red Wings and Penguins, but neither team wants to give him a huge salary. Holland is “in the same ballpark” with Jonathan Ericsson’s agent, and are getting closer to a deal. Negotiations with Patrick Eaves and Drew Miller aren’t going as smoothly. Kris Draper and Chris Osgood’s days as a Red Wing could hinge on how the free agency period plays out.
- Tim Baines of the Ottawa Sun: The Senators have about $20 million in cap space, but won’t be going after a Brad Richards or Kevin Bieksa or Dwayne Roloson. If the price is right, Baines thinks the Senators should go after Zenon Konopka. If Brooks Laich is wanting 4-5 years at $3.5 million, that may be too pricey.
- Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford met with the agents for Joni Pitkanen and Jussi Jokinen in the past week, and that “I’m at the point now that I do have hope that we’re going to be able to sign both players,” he says.
- Dustin Leed via twitter: Leed thinks there is “definitely a shot” that the Flyers will try to sign Brooks Laich. The Flyers have interest in Brad Richards but he could get a bigger deal elsewhere. Joel Ward, Brooks Laich, and Eric Cole are just a few of the possible replacements if Ville Leino walks.
- Renaud Lavoie via twitter: The Capitals have placed Tyler Sloan on waivers.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Semyon Varlamov is unlikely to re-sign with the Capitals.
- James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail: “General manager Brian Burke confirmed as much Wednesday, saying Wilson has “done a marvellous job” and would remain behind the bench for 2011-12.” “I said back in the fall, we would not consider a change, even when all the hounds were baying,” Burke said. “I feel the same way now. Ron is coaching this team next year.”
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Capitals Tyler Sloan will be in the lineup. Dennis Wideman out with a lower body injury he suffered on Tuesday. Mike Vogl via twitter: Wideman is listed as week-to-week.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Michal Neuvirth will start in net for the Capitals tonight against Philly.
- Katie Strang via twitter: Al Montoya will start for the Islanders tonight. Michael Grabner is doubtful, Zenon Konopka given the go ahead if he feels up to it.
- Allen Panzeri via twitter: Scott Clemmensen will start for the Panthers tonight against the Senators. Tomas Vokoun still out with a bad back.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: Looks like Tim Thomas will get the start for the Bruins tonight against the Maple Leafs.
- Tom Reed via twitter: Steve Mason is expected to start for the Blue Jackets.
- Tim Panaccio via twitter: Chris Pronger will miss 4-6 weeks after having surgery to repair a broken bone is his right foot.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Alexander Semin won’t travel with the team to Boston, but could meet them in Ottawa according to Bruce Boudreau. Scott Hannan and Tyler Sloan are both game-time decisions, both are sick.
- Joshua Cooper via twitter: Pekka Rinne, “Right now I can pretty much say I’m 100 percent”
- Adrian Dater via twitter: Paul Stastny and Milan Hejduk won’t be in the lineup for the Avalanche tonight. Stastny skated for a bit today but left early.
- Allen Panzeri via twitter: Pascal Leclaire will be in net for the Senators tonight against the Avalanche. Matt Carkner is a game-time decision with an ankle cut.
- Katie Carrera via twitter: The Washington Capitals have signed John Erskine to a 2 year contract extension for $3 million.
- Tim Sassone via twitter: Patrick Kane hopes to play on Sunday.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Chicago Blackhawks have placed Jassen Cullimore on waivers. Jon Sim was put on waivers by the Islanders.
- Habs Inside/Out podcast: Pat Hickey, Mike Boone and Dave Stubbs talk about “Habs win, Subban’s hit, Cammalleri’s fight (!), the callup of Max Pacioretty, the upcoming seven-game road trip, and backup goalie Alex Auld”
Green back at practice … Miller and Connolly out tomorrow … Wild claim O’Sullivan … Canes looking for Vet?
- Katie Carrera via twitter: Mike Green was back at practice today, left in the 3rd period last night. Michal Neuvirth and Tyler Sloan were not at practice.
- John Buccigross via twitter: Ryan Miller and Tim Connolly will be out the Buffalo Sabres lineup on Wednesday versus the Penguins.
- Joe Haggerty via twitter: Haggerty thinks it’s doubtful that the Bruins use one of the two 1st round picks to sweeten a ‘salary dump’ and/or to bring in a player to win now.
- Kevin Allen via twitter: The Nashville Predators are hoping that Ryan Suter can play tomorrow versus the Blues.
- Joe Haggerty of CSNNE: Tyler Seguin skated with Patrice Bergeron and Mark Recchi on one of the two top lines last night. Claude Julien will likely leave him there for a game or two to see how they work together. Tuuka Rask is 1-5-1 despite have the 5th best save percentage at .935.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The Minnesota Wild have claimed Patrick O’Sullivan off waivers from the Carolina Hurricanes.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: The Hurricanes may not be through making moves, they could be interested in adding a veteran forward.
- Andrew Gross of the Bergon Record: The NY Rangers are hoping to have Michal Rozsival (shoulder) back in the mid-to-late week.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: Clearing waivers today are Josh Green (Anaheim), Ryan Carter (Anaheim), and Michael Ryan (Philadelphia). Peter Schaefer was put on waivers by the Vancouver Canucks.
- Chris Vivlamore via twitter: Ondrej Pavelec will start tomorrow night for the Thrashers against the Red Wings.
Neuvirth, Green and Sloan injured for Caps … Sabres injury notes … Video of Stajan getting hammered by Staal, Legal or not?
- Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Michal Neuvirth is day-to-day with a lower body injury after tweaking something yesterday morning. Semyon Varlamov was recalled but didn’t get his skates until the second period, the Capitals were given permission to switch backup goalies during the game, Braden Holtby started. Mike Green did not play the final 13 minutes of the 3rd, Tyler Sloan left in the 1st period, more will be known this morning
- John Vogl of the Buffalo News: Rob Niedermayer had arthroscopic knee surgery and will be out 2 weeks. Ryan Miller practiced after resting his injured groin over the weekend. Drew Stafford and his injured shoulder practice but did not take contact, he could be available this weekend. Jochen Hecht skated after practice, he’s nursing an upper body injury, but is expect to be able to go tomorrow night. Tim Connolly left in the middle of practice and is questionable. The Sabres recalled Luke Adam and Colin Stuart from Portland of the AHL.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: The Tampa Bay Lightning should know Wednesday morning if Simon Gagne will go versus the Rangers, said to be “very probable”.
- George Richards of the Miami Herald: Stephen Weiss aggravated an ankle injury Saturday night and was pulled from the game as a precaution, it isn’t serious.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Mirtle posts a great quote from Dallas Stars coach Marc Crawford after their loss to the Maple Leafs, “The positive thing is there are a billion people in China that don’t know that we played terrible tonight.”
- Calgary Flames forward Matt Stajan is crushed by NY Rangers defenseman Marc Staal. Rule 48 stats: states: “A lateral or blind side hit to an opponent where the head is targeted and/or the principal point of contact is not permitted?” In my opinion it is a clean hit. I’m sure the league will review it.Vicki Hall of the Calgary Herald notes what some people on twitter were saying, with most thinking it was clean.
- TSN: Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf will miss at least 4 weeks with a deep cut to his leg. Jonas Siegel via twitter: Maple Leafs all up Korbinian Holzer. Jonas Gustavsson expected to start.
- Steve Zipay via twitter: Lundqvist took a puck between his mask and throat pad, has a nice welt. Andrew Gross via twitter: Tortorella says he’s fine, but wouldn’t say if he’s playing tomorrow or not.
- Buffalo Sabres via twitter: Lindy Ruff says that Ryan Miller is ‘day-to-day’ and is out tonight.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Carlo Colaiacovo has a concussion from the Jordan Tootoo hit.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Jeff Skinner has been moved to the 1st line with Eric Staal. Sergei Samsonov down to the 4th line.
- Tom Gulitti via twitter: Devils lines from practice, Kovalchuk-Zajac-Langenbrunner; Elias-Arnott-Zubrus; Pelley-Mair-Clarkson; Sestito-Mills-Vasyunov.
- Corey Masisak via twitter: Tom Poti and Tyler Sloan won’t be in the lineup for the Capitals tonight versus the Leafs.
- Chris Vivlamore via twitter: Boris Valabik (Atl.) has cleared waivers.