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Posts Tagged Vincent Lecavalier
NHL Rumors II: Ribeiro, Gaborik, Regehr, Bouwmeester, Ryan, Roy, Stafford, Backstrom, Cullen, Leafs and Vinny trade that didn’t happen
- David Pagnotta via twitter: With Corey Perry off the market, players like Mike Ribeiro, Marian Gaborik and Robyn Regehr are getting most of the attention.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: With Jay Bouwmeester’s salary and the high asking price for Keith Yandle, Sabres Robyn Regehr could be the most sought after defenseman at the moment.
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: LeBrun doesn’t think that the Ducks have any intention of wanting to trade Bobby Ryan right now or in the summer just because of Perry’s contract. The Ducks have some expiring contracts and can live with having the contracts of Getzlaf, Perry and Ryan. If a team made a monster offer that the Ducks couldn’t refuse for Ryan, you never know. Sense now is that he’s staying.
- Dennis Berstein via twitter: There are whispers that the Rangers have talked with the Kings about Marian Gaborik. The Kings would have to send at least $3 million in salary back if they were to make a deal.
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: A league executive sees a Kings trade with the Sabres happening soon. Was told it will happen, just not the timing of it.
- Hockey Central via twitter: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis on the trade deadline: ”We’re going to be in the mix with a bunch of teams.” Buyer or seller? “Possibility of both.” … ”We have some UFAs; people have asked about them… We’re perfectly prepared to keep them.”
- Sean Fitz-Gerald via twitter: Leafs GM Nonis suggested that the Leafs could be willing to swap picks for players before the trade deadline. “We’re not sold on selling.” Nonis said that the Leafs are fine with going past the trade deadline without adding a goalie.
- Jeff Marek via twitter: (A proposed deal from a few years ago): Carey Price, P.K. Subban (or Ryan McDonagh, Tampa’s choice), Max Pacioretty and a 1st round pick for Vincent Lecavalier. Marek said the Tampa Bay ownership nixed the trade.
- Ansar Khan of MLive: The Red Wings could target Sabres Drew Stafford. The Wings could use some more scoring up front and a right handed shot. It could take a roster player and a prospect or pick. Would the Red Wings want to take on his $4 million salary when they need to re-sign Valtteri Filppula.
- Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: When asked if Niklas Backstrom or Matt Cullenwill be traded,
“Oh God, no,” said General Manager Chuck Fletcher. “Backy’s been outstanding. He’s our No. 1 goalie. Cullen’s been a big part of our team. That’s the type of guy every team in the league wants to add for a playoff run.”
Will the Wild make a splash at the deadline?
“I would like some of our young players to get experience and learn how to play in tough situations,” Fletcher said. “We can’t hide them. They have to go through the process at some point. You can’t just skip it and all of a sudden have these mature players that are just going to come in and play like veterans.”
- Fan 590 Audio: Corey Perry interview on Hockey Central @ Noon.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: “Does the Corey Perry deal mean the squeeze on the NHL’s middle class is on until the cap goes up? Short answer: Yup. Best will get cash.”
- Mike Johnston of Sportsnet: Lightning center Vincent Lecavalier has a broken bone in his left foot. He’s been on the IR since last Thursday. There is no date set for his return.
- Mike Heika via twitter: The Stars have recalled goalie Jack Campbell from the AHL and assigned Richard Bachman.
- Dave Molinari via twitter: Penguins coach Dan Bylsma confirms that Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang won’t be in the lineup tonight.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Senators Milan Michalek had knee surgery and will be out a month.
- Ken Wiebe via twitter: Jets Tobias Enstrom said there is still no timetable for his return. Hopes to be back soon. He hasn’t had any setbacks since getting back on the ice.
- Josh Cooper via twitter: Predators coach Barry Trotz on whether Sergei Kostitsyn would be in the lineup: ”Absolutely not.”
Katie Carrera via twitter: (H/T to Bobby Foster) Capitals Brooks Laich will make his season debut tonight against the Penguins. Laich has been out with groin injury.
“I’m not trying to get things out of proportion here. I’m focusing on winning a hockey game,” Laich said. “I just want to make a seamless transition to be part ofF
- Florida Panthers via twitter: The Panthers announce that Kris Versteeg will be having season ending knee surgery.
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: Lightning Vinny Lecavalier is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. It’s probably his knee that he tweaked on Saturday. Lecavalier will be put on the IR and out for at least a week.
- Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: Bruins Chris Kelly is out indefinitely with a broken left tibia.
- Rrenaud Lavoie via twitter: Senators Jason Spezza still has some stiffness in his back and it could take another four weeks.
- Michael Smith via twitter: Hurricanes Tuomo Ruutu is skating in a non-contract jersey today.
- St. Louis Blues via twitter: Alex Steen has been activated from the IR by the Blues. The assigned Andrew Murray to the AHL.
Quick Hits: Palushaj, Bolduc, Atkinson, Gonchar, Ehrhoff, Lecavalier, Smith-Pelly, Rundblad and Ristolainen
- Tim Wharnsby via twitter: The Avalanche claim Aaron Palushaj from the Canadiens. The Coyotes put Alexandre Bolduc on waivers.
- Shawn Mitchell via twitter: Blue Jackets winger Cam Atkinson is looking to return to the lineup on Sunday or Monday.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Senators defenseman Sergei Gonchar is skating with the team today.
- Ian Mendes via twitter: Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff suffered an undisclosed injury on Sunday and won’t play tonight against the Senators.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Vinny Lecavalier is back skating with the team today.
- Corey Pronman via twitter: The Ducks assign Devante Smith-Pelly to Norfolk of the AHL.
- Corey Pronman via twitter: The Coyotes assign David Rundblad to Portland of the AHL.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: 2013 NHL draft eligible Rasmus Ristolainen signed with TPS (Finland) through 2015.
- Dan Rosen via twitter: Vincent Lecavalier is playing in his 1,000th game today. He’s the 5th former #1 pick to play 1,000 games with his drafting team. Mike Modano, Gilbert Perreault, Denis Potvin and Chris Phillips are the 4 other players.
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: The Panthers trade forward Jean-Francois Jacques to the Lightning for future considerations.
- Bob McKenzie via twitter: The LA Kings put Anthony Stewart on waivers. Canucks put Jim Vandermeer on waivers.
- Chuck Gormley via twitter: Capitals Jack Hillen and Brooks Laich are not practicing today. Katie Carrera via twitter: The Capaitals have recalled defenseman Tomas Kundratek from the AHL. Hillen to the IR and is week-to-week.
- James Mirtle via twitter: Maple Leafs Jake Gardiner said he feels 100% and he hope to be back in the lineup later this week.
- Dave Isaac via twitter: The Flyers have recalled Tye McGinn to replace Zac Rinaldo for tomorrow’s game.
- Tim Wharnsby via twitter: Blues defenseman Wade Redden isn’t expected to play tonight against the Predators.
- Mike Harrington via twitter: Sabres Ville Leino is skating with the extras, he’ll be out again tonight.
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The NHLPA confirms this mornings meeting should start around 10 AM. The NHLPA continued to strategize and prepare for their presentation last night.
- TSN: The NHLPA is expect to put forth a proposal this morning. The NHL had asked Don Fehr to make an offer that included how to split revenue and play contracting rights. The league has decided to cancel the first two weeks of December according to a source. Both sides still need to figure out how pay for the damage that has been done because of the lockout.
“If their proposal continues to be a guaranteed player amount, sitting here on Nov. 19, that’s not a proposal that would ever be acceptable to us,” said Daly. “If that happens to be where we are, we will be a long way apart.”
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Bill Daly:
“(Special counsel) Steve (Fehr) and I spoke late (Monday) night, and he confirmed the union would spend the day working on something to present to us, hopefully as early as (Wednesday),” said Daly Tuesday morning.
The NHLPA may be concerned about including too many givebacks to the NHL. They don’t believe this is the tipping point yet, and the players aren’t ready to cave in just yet. The players do want to get back playing, but they are not waving the white towel just yet. Player agents are putting some pressure on Fehr to get a deal done. Nick Kypreos said that ”there are about a dozen” players putting some pressure on the NHLPA to get a deal done, some are high profile players. Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis and Brad Richards showed up on Monday to see first hand how the talks are going.
- Will DePaoli via twitter: League sources feel that Don Fehr may hold back for a couple more weeks. Some remain optimistic of a 50-54 game season.
- Allan Walsh via twitter: Walsh spoke with about 15 players yesterday morning: “Players have always wanted a deal, they want to play. No “sense of urgency” any greater or less than before. With Philly article on owners lack of support to Bettman+Jacobs, NHL’s urging of players to make new proposal a “sense of urgency” exists over state of negotiations that cannot be assigned to one side any more or less than the other.”
- Darren Dreger via twitter: The NHLPA is working on the questions the NHL has: Where is the NHLPA on guaranteed share/make whole, and on player contracting issues such as backdiving contracts etc.
Leclaire retires … Cowen’s season is over … Weiss wants to stay, but could move on … A few heading overseas
- Ottawa Sun: Goalie Pascal Leclaire was forced to retire due to a bad hip. He was trying to make a comeback, but he wasn’t able to recover from the 3 hip operations this summer.
- Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Senators defenseman Jared Cowen will have surgery that will keep him out for the rest of the season. Cowen suffered a hip injury last month. He’ll get his AHL salary of $67,500 while he’s out.
- George Richards via twitter: Panthers Stephen Weiss said he won’t negotiate a new contract with the Panthers when/if the season starts. He’s a UFA after this season. He did say he wants to remain with the Panthers past 2012-13, but if it’s time to move on, so be it. Weiss said: “I want to end my career with the Panthers; There’s nothing but good days ahead for this team. Want to stay, be part of it.”
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Ondrej Pavelec’s contract expired with Liberec.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Carl Gunnarsson signed with Orebro. Patric Hornqvist signed with Djurgarden.
- Chip Alexander via twitter: Hurricanes Joni Pitkanen is taking the lockout day by day, and hasn’t ruled out returning to Finland.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Fedor Tyutin signed with Atlant.
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: Skating together yesterday were Steven Stamkos, Vinny Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis, Ryan Malone and Steve Downie.
- Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune:Vinny Lecavalier plans to stay in Tampa until the lockout is over, though that could change.
“I want to play hockey, but we’ll see how things go,” he said. “With a family now, you definitely have to think there is more than one person to think about. But my kids are young, so if I do go somewhere, it’s easier to move them around.”
- Tim Panaccio of CSN Phillly: Daniel Briere is getting closer to going to play in Europe. Briere said he has “a few options.” Scott Hartnell is expected to make a decision on playing overseas by week’s end.
- Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Andrew Ladd signs with Avangard. Dave Isaac via twitter: Isaac wonders that with the Ladd signing, is Claude Giroux still an option? Kladno is a very real option.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: David Krejci finalizing Pardubice deal, could play tomorrow.
- Bill Meltzer via twitter: Gabriel Landeskog has signed with Djurgarden.
- Slava Malamud via twitter: Vladislav Tretiak to Sport-Express, “Nabokov is still waiting for KHL offers, but there are none”
- Pierre LeBrun via twitter: Martin Brodeur will wait until the end of the month before deciding on whether to look overseas.
- Adam Jahns via twitter: Bryan Bickell signs with HC Znojmo of the Austrian League, a month-to-month deal.
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Fedor Tyutin said he continues to weigh is options.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Jokerit of the Finnish Elite League hopes Teemu Selanne will join them soon.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Jiri Hudler on his injury, “If I don’t treat it now it only gets worse. The pain isn’t unbearable but bothers me. Mainly limits mobility.”
- Sean Fitz-Gerald (postmedia) in the Calgary Herald: Matt Stajan is considering playing in Slovenia.
- Randy Miller of the Courier-Post: Bobby Ryan doesn’t want to go overseas and take someone’s job.
“I’m going to handle things the way I think things should be handled,” he said. “I’m going to continue to skate with the guys … whether it’s coming back here (to South Jersey) for a couple weeks at a time … I think it’s important to stay here (in the United States) and be part of the solution and not just run from it.”
Ehrhoff day-to-day … Vinny returns … Price for Nash for Leafs would be steep …Isles sign Grahame … Howard out Friday
- John Vogl of the Buffalo News: Sabres defenseman Christian Ehrhoff was re-evaluated yesterday.
“He’ll miss some time,” said Ruff, who declined to elaborate whether it was day-to-day or week-to-week. “It’ll be a period of time.”
- Vincent Lecavalier via twitter: Vinny tweets he’s happy to get back in the lineup.
- Howard Berger via twitter: Given what the Blue Jackets wanted for Rick Nash at the trade deadline, it would cost the Leafs Jake Gardiner, Nazem Kadri and their 1st round pick in June.
- Steve Conroy of hte Boston Herald: Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask is progressing well from his March 3rd, groin/abdomen strain.
“I’m doing exercising, biking, all kinds of stuff. It’s looking really good. I’m just trying to get the strength back and be ready to go,” Rask said yesterday. “I think we’re shooting for (a return for the playoffs) and it’s looking good now.”
“If everything goes well, I’ll go out there and maybe get some shots, not do much but just go by the feel,” Rask said. “You can’t rush these kind of injuries.”
- Islanders Point Blank: The Islanders have signed John Grahame for the rest of the year to back up Al Montoya. Arthur Staple of Newsday: Evgeni Nabokov left Tuesday’s game and is listed day-to-day with a lower-body injury, it looks like he may not play another game this season.
- Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News: Red Wings Jimmy Howard won’t be in the lineup on Friday. Howard missed his 4th straight game on Wednesday with a groin issue.
“It’s Babs’ call and he’s the coach, he makes the decisions,” Howard said. “That (playing Friday) was the plan all along, but Coach has decided to go in a different direction, and as a player I have to respect that.
“I hope he changes his mind, but I don’t think it’ll happen.”
- Jonas Siegel via twitter: Ben Scrivens was recalled yesterday on a temporary basis and will be returned today. Jussi Rynnas will likely take his place. The Maple Leafs may have given Scrivens a day of NHL pay. He’s a big part of the Marlies AHL playoff run and they don’t want to disrupt that.
- Damian Cristodero via twitter: The Lightning have signed college free agent J.T. Brown from Minnesota-Duluth.
- George Richards of the Miami Herald: Jose Theodore will start in net for the Panthers tonight against the Wild.
Simmons says there will be coaching change in Toronto … Karlsson will get a big deal … No contract talks for Jets … Should Nystrom be suspended for Letang hit?
- Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: Simmons looks at the Leafs under Burke’s reign. Next year will be his 5th season managing the teams. Simmons notes that it is clear now that there will be a coaching change. Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Many people would be shocked to see Burke fire Ron Wilson. Garrioch notes it would make no sense to have Scott Gordon as an interim coach, Rick Dudley would lighten up the room.
- Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen: Senators Erik Karlsson will be a RFA at the end of the season, and will be in line for a big, long-term contract. Karlsson may be in the same situation like Steven Stamkos was, with rumblings of teams sniffing around with possible offer sheets.
- Greg Brady via twitter: Brady is hearing that it’s very likely that Mikhail Grabovski’s contract extension will be done by the end of March.
- Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press: Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff said that they’ll get to contract talks for their 7 UFAs (Chris Mason, Jim Slater, Tanner Glass, Kyle Wellwood, Tim Stapleton, Randy Jones and Mark Flood) in due time, but right now they are focusing on getting to the payoffs.
- Adam Jahns of the Sun-Times: Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews did some physical activity yesterday, but there is still no timetable for his return.
- Peter Pupello of NHL.com: Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman is out with an upper-body injury, but it may not be a concussion. The injury hasn’t been diagnosed, and he’ll see more doctors in the next few days. Vincent Lecavalier could be back in 10 days. Marc-Andre Bergeron is still being bothered by a bad back and it’s possible he’s done for the year.
- Jason Gregor via twitter: The Oilers have returned Yann Danis back to the AHL. Nikolai Khbabibulin will be ready to return on Friday.
- Shelly Anderson Pittsurgh Post-Gazette: Penguins forward Tyler Kennedy (high ankle sprain) has been cleared to practice. Kennedy has missed the last 10 games.
- Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Kris Letang left last night’s game with a head injury after taking a hit from Eric Nystrom. Coach Dan Bylsma said Letang is day-to-day. Video below has the hit. Do you think Nystrom should be suspended?
Bruins looking for impact player … Blues not shopping Stewart … Quincey speaks about Avs … Lecavalier out 3 weeks
- James Murphy of ESPN: Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli may have changed his tune and could be after adding an impact player before the deadline. Nathan Horton’s concussion, Rich Peverley’s knee injury, and their lackluster play since January have all lead to this switch. They have $13.2 million in cap space that Chiarelli can add, but he may be hesitant to trade for a short-term rental as prices are currently “through the roof.” Players the Bruins could look at are forwards Ales Hemsky, Milan Hejduk, Kyle Okposo and defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky, Jaroslav Spacek and Johnny Oduya.
- Andy Strickland via twitter: Strickland doesn’t think the Blues are shopping Chris Stewart, but you can assume his name as come up. AHL goalie, Ben Bishop, will come up in rumors, with the Lightning potentially interested. One source thought the Blues would eventually got Steve Downie for Bishop and a draft pick. Jets defenseman Ron Hainsey may be a fit for someone looking to bolster their blueline. He has a $4.5 million cap hit, but is only owed $3 million in salary next year. One Bruins source wondered if the Bruins would look at getting Michael Ryder back from the Stars. The Bruins will focus on re-signing Tuukka Rask. Sources are saying that the Canadiens won’t move Travis Moen. Contract extension talks haven’t begun yet though. Ryan Smyth will likely sign an extension with the Oilers.
- Adrian Dater of the Denver Post: Kyle Quincey after being traded to the Red Wings:
“Everyone is ready to get shipped out any day. There’s a lot of guys, their bags are packed beside the door, and they wouldn’t be unhappy to go – trust me. I know I had a big smile on my face, and all the guys were jealous. I think there’s a bunch of guys that were pissed off they weren’t in a package deal”
“I truly believe, if you have confidence in a player, then give it to them, show it to them,” Quincey said. “When there’s so much uncertainty if those guys are going to be there next year, it would be nice for guys to get extensions. But that’s their policy, and that’s what they do. Confidence, it comes and goes, and when it goes, it’s pretty tough to get it back.”
- Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times: Lightning center Vinny Lecavalier could be out for 3 weeks after an MRI revealed a fractured bone in a his right hand.
- Sam Carchidi via twitter: Sean Couturier is day-to-day with a lower body injury.
- Dennis Bernstein via twitter: The Kings are bringing up Slava Voynov after trading Jack Johnson.
- David Pagnotta via twitter: Scouting the Maple Leafs – Sharks game: 2 Winnipeg, Avalanche, Oilers, Blackhawks, Canucks, Penguins, Blues, Rangers, Coyotes, Lightning, Senators and Bruins.
Blue Jackets getting closer … Vultures circling Avs … Roy can be had … Ward out with LBI … Nabokov – Isles to talk contract
- Aaron Portzline via twitter: Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson: “We’re waiting for the right deals. We’re getting closer. But we’re not there yet.”
- The Globe and Mail: Burke has said he isn’t interested in adding a goalie at this point. They could look for one in the summer. Jhonas Enroth or Anders Lindback or any other goalie not going to Columbus could be available.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: “The vultures are circling around the Avs.” They could begin selling soon.
- Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun: The Sabres are looking to move Derek Roy. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said he won’t be looking to add another goalie.
“I like our goalies,” Holmgren said, presumably with a straight face. “They believe they are going to play better. They are not happy with their performances either. They both realize they have to play better.”
Colorado could be sellers by the end of the week, and JS Giguere could be available. He carries $1.25 million cap hit, and has 1 year left on his deal.
- Bucky Gleason of the Buffalo News: Derek Roy’s days in Buffalo could be numbered. He has another year at $4 million, which may make him attractive to some.
“Right now, this is my team,” Roy said. “I’m not a GM. I have no idea what they’re going to do. All I can do is play for my team, play for my linemates, go out every night like it was my first year and play as hard as I can every game.”
- Tim Wharnsby via twitter: Ty Conklin has been put on waivers by the Red Wings.
- Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News & Observer: Justin Peters will start in net for the Hurricanes tonight as Cam Ward is out with a lower-body injury. “I’m not going to take any chances (with Ward),” Muller said. “We’ve got a lot of games in March. … We need to assess (the injury) and stay on it and make sure it doesn’t get worse. Before he goes back in the net he needs to be 100 percent and ready to go.”
- Arthur Staple of Newsday: Evgeni Nabokov’s agent, Don Meehan, said that negotiations with the Islanders will “start soon.” Isles GM Garth Snow would not comment.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Lightning center Vinny Lecavalier left practice with a lingering upper-body injury. It’s not believed to be serious.
- Gene Principe via twitter: Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin will be out 7-10 days with a groin injury. Yann Danis has been recalled. Dan Tencer via twitter: Potential trade partners for Khabibulin don’t like the extra year on his deal.
- Jeff Veillette via twitter: The Blue Jackets and Senators are scouting the Leafs AHL team today.
- Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals lines: Ovechkin-Perreault-Brouwer, Chimera-Johansson-Semin, Hendricks-Laich-Knuble, Beagle-Halpern-Ward.
- Bruce Garrioch via twitter: Craig Anderson will start in net for the Senators. Zenon Konopka and Matt Carkner are scratches.
- Erik Erlendsson via twitter: Mathieu Garon will start in net for the Lightning tomorrow against the Ducks.
- Rob Longley via twitter: Jonas Gustavsson will start in net for the Maple Leafs tomorrow. Joffrey Lupul and Carl Gunnarsson will be in.