November 2009 - Hockey Wiretap
Lightning Send Lundin To Norfolk, Recall Smaby
The Lightning have reassigned defenseman Mike Lundin to the Norfolk Admirals of the AHL, Executive Vice President and GM Brian Lawton announced today. Defenseman Matt Smaby was also recalled from his conditioning assignment.
NHL Suspends Pens' Cooke Two Games
Penguins left winger Matt Cooke was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Sunday for a deliberate check to the head area of Rangers center Artem Anisimov on Saturday night, according to an ESPN.com report.
Hurricanes May Be In Dump Mode
The Hurricanes, who made a deep run in the postseason last spring, are struggling mightily this year. Carolina has just 15 points, dead last in the NHL. The Ottawa Sun reports that Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford is already trying to unload some of the team's more expensive contracts. Guys like defenseman Aaron Ward ($2.5 million), Joe Corvo ($2.75 million) and Niclas Wallin ($1.725 million) are all being shopped.
Only One Mike To Make Team Canada?
Senators center Mike Fisher has played well enough to get consideration for Team Canada. However, the Ottawa Sun points out that he's unlikely to make the squad due to the presence of Flyers center Mike Richards. "They're basically the same player and they're likely going to take a guy like Richards ahead of Fisher," said a league executive.
Penguins, Gonchar Put Talks On Hold
The Penguins and defenseman Sergei Gonchar have put contract negotiations on hold. The two sides disagree about the player's value. Gonchar, who carries a $5 million cap hit this season, is heading for unrestricted free agency this coming summer.
Sundin Could Have Future As Executive
Mats Sundin isn't going to play in the NHL again, but his days in hockey might not be over. Sundin, 38, announced his retirement prior to the start of the season. "He is taking his time (contemplating his future)," Sundin's Sweden-based agent, Claes Elefalk, told the Ottawa Sun.
Avs Activate Foote, Hendricks; Place Cumiskey On IR, Waive Preissing
The Avalanche announced today that the team has activated defenseman Adam Foote and forward Matt Hendricks from the injured reserve list. The Avalanche also announced today that the club has placed defenseman Kyle Cumiskey (foot) on IR (retroactive to Nov. 23) and placed defenseman Tom Preissing on waivers.
Coyotes Loan Viktor Tikhonov To KHL
Coyotes GM Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have loaned forward Viktor Tikhonov to KHL (Kontinental Hockey League) for the remainder of the 2009-10 season. Tikhonov appeared in 18 games for the San Antonio Rampage (AHL) this season collecting 2-6-8 and 12 penalty minutes.
Naslund Joins Forsberg On Team Mondo
Markus Naslund came out of retirement to play with childhood friend Peter Forsberg for hometown team Modo on Saturday, getting an assist in a 4-1 win over Rogle in the Swedish league, according to an Associated Press report.
NHL Suspends Kaleta Two Games
The NHL has suspended Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta two games for a hit on Flyers forward Jared Ross, according to an ESPN.com report on Saturday.
Islanders Could Soon Trade Biron
Rick DiPietro is close to returning, which makes Marty Biron the odd man out.
Oilers' Hemsky To Miss Rest Of Season
Oilers RW Ales Hemsky will miss the rest of the season because of a left shoulder injury that will require surgery.
Columbus Recalls Alex Picard From Syracuse
The Blue Jackets have recalled forward Alexandre Picard.
Brodeur Becomes NHL's All-Time Minutes Leader
The Devils' 2-1 win over the Bruins on Friday made goalie Martin Brodeur a winner on the day he became the NHL's all-time minutes leader.
Lightning Send Smaby To Norfolk For Conditioning Assignment
The Lightning on Friday sent D Matt Smaby to Norfolk of the AHL on a conditioning assignment.
Avs Recall Durno, Fahey; Place Foote On IR
The Avalanche made made roster moves on Friday, recalling F Chris Durno and D Brian Fahey from Lake Erie, and placing Adam Foote on IR.
Jackets Send Sestito To AHL Syracuse
The Blue Jackets on Friday assigned LW Tom Sestito to Syracuse of the AHL.
Coyotes Recall Boedker From AHL
The Coyotes on Friday recalled F Mikkel Boedker from San Antonio of the AHL.
Bruins' Lucic Out Again
The Bruins may be without Milan Lucic for another month after he suffered a high-ankle sprain on Wednesday.
Report: Franzen Wants To Play In Olympics
Red Wings center Johan Franzen is hoping to get back on the ice around Christmas and hopes to play in the 2010 Winger Olympics.
Kings Sign Brayden Schenn To A One-Day Agreement
The Kings on Thursday signed C Brayden Schenn to a One-Day NHL Regular Season Amateur Tryout Agreement.
Rangers Recall Sanguinetti From Hartford
The Rangers on Thursday recalled D Bobby Sanguinetti from Hartford of the AHL.
Hossa Scores Twice In Chicago Debut
Marian Hossa scored twice in his season debut Wednesday night, as the Blackhawks beat the Sharks 7-2.
Coyotes Activate Jovanovski, Michalek; Send Heshka To AHL
The Coyotes on Wednesday activated D Ed Jovanovski and Zbynek Michalek off IR and sent D Shaun Heshka to San Antonio of the AHL.
Hurricanes Activate Staal From IR
The Hurricanes have activated C Eric Staal from IR and may play tonight at Anaheim.
Lightning Recall Lundin From Norfolk
The Lightning on Wednesday recalled D Mike Lundin from Norfolk of the AHL.
Leafs' Coaches Won't Deviate From What Worked With Sharks
Toronto leads the NHL in shots on goal.
Kiprusoff Won't Go To Olympics Unless He Starts
Miikka Kiprusoff wants to start for the Finnish hockey team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.