Misc Rumor - Hockey Wiretap
Selanne Headed To Fifth Olympics
Veteran forward Teemu Selanne has been selected to play for Finland's hockey team at his fifth Olympics in Vancouver in February. Selanne has twice been the top scorer at the Olympics and was chosen as the best player in Turin. He won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007.
Linesman Seriously Injured In Canada
A 25-year-old hockey linesman was gravely injured when his neck was cut by a skate during a Junior C game on Tuesday. The incident took place in the third period of a game between the New Hamburg Firebirds and the host Woodstock Renegades. The linesman, Kevin Brown, was initially reported to be in stable condition, but Renegades owner Bill McLeod said he was told Brown is "not doing so well now."
Jagr Named To Czech Olympic Squad
Former NHL superstar Jaromir Jagr has been included on the Czech Republic's Olympic squad for February's Vancouver Games. He left the NHL in 2008 to join Avangard Omsk in Russia's Continental Hockey League.
Phoenix's Michalek, Lepisto Going To Olympics
Phoenix Coyotes defensemen Zbynek Michalek (Czech Republic) and Sami Lepisto (Finland) will each represent his country in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. Michalek, 27, will be appearing in the Olympics for the first time. He represented the Czech Republic at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship in 2006, 2007 and 2008, winning a silver medal in 2006.
Calder Clears Waivers, Ducks Recall Bodie
Left wing Kyle Calder has cleared waivers and been assigned to the Anaheim Ducks? minor league affiliate in Toronto, as reported by the Associated Press. Anaheim recalled right wing Troy Bodie from the AHL on Monday to replace him.
Doughty Will Represent Canada
Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty has been selected for the roster for his native Canada for the men's ice hockey tournament at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, it was announced Wednesday. Doughty, who turned 20 earlier this month, has never participated in the Olympics before. Internationally he has represented Canada at the 2009 World Championships, with his seven points tied for fourth among defensemen in the tournament and his six assists third most among defensemen in the tournament and tied for eighth overall); at the 2008 World Junior Championships; the 2007 World Junior Under-18 Championships and the 2006 World Junior Under-17 Championships.
Nash Named To Canadian Olympic Team
Columbus Blue Jackets forward Rick Nash has been named to the Canadian Olympic hockey team and defenseman Jan Hejda has been named to the Czech Republic Olympic hockey team, the club announced Wednesday. Nash and Hejda join Fedor Tyutin (Russia), Fredrik Modin (Sweden), Samuel Pahlsson (Sweden) and Milan Jurcina (Slovakia) as Blue Jackets who will compete at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Coyotes Recall Porter, Hoggan; Place Winnik On IR
Coyotes GM Don Maloney announced on Sunday that the Coyotes have recalled forwards Kevin Porter and Jeff Hoggan from their AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. In addition, forward Daniel Winnik has been placed on Injured Reserve. Porter has appeared in two games with the Coyotes this season and currently leads San Antonio in scoring with 10-14-24 and 20 penalty minutes in 28 games. Hoggan has recorded 6-10-16 and 23 PIM in 31 games with San Antonio this season. Last season, the 6-foot-1, 193-pound Hoggan appeared in four games with the Coyotes and registered an assist. Winnik has recorded 2-10-12 and 10 PIM while appearing in each of the Coyotes? first 39 games this season and ranks 2nd on the team with a +10 rating.
Jackets Recall Picard, Place Methot On IR
The Blue Jackets have recalled forward Alexandre Picard from the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus? AHL affiliate, and placed defenseman Marc Methot on Injured Reserve, GM Scott Howson announced on Sunday. Methot is expected to miss at least one week. Picard has registered nine goals and 10 assists for 19 points and 72 penalty minutes in 27 games with Syracuse this season. He leads the club in goals and points (tied), while ranking third in penalty minutes. Methot has recorded 1-3-4 and 35 penalty minutes in 31 games with the Blue Jackets this season.
Forsberg To Play For Sweden's Olympic Team
Former NHL MVP Peter Forsberg was included in defending champion Sweden?s Olympic squad for the Vancouver Games, according to an Associated Press report on Sunday. The veteran center, who won two Stanley Cups with the Avalanche and was the NHL?s MVP in 2003, was selected in the 23-man Olympic squad by coach Bengt-Ake Gustafsson.
Kings Activate Simmonds, Segal; Place Stoll On IR
The Kings on Saturday activated F Wayne Simmonds and F brandon Segal from IR, and placed F Jarret Stoll on IR.
Tyutin Named To Russian Olympic Team
Blue Jackets defenseman Fedor Tyutin has been named to the Russian Olympic team.
Lightning Recall Lundin, Helenius From Norfolk
The Lightning on Saturday recalled D Mike Lundin and G Riku Helenius from Norfolk of the AHL.
Ovechkin Will Lead Russia In 2010 Olympics
Capitals star Alex Ovechkin will lead world champion Russia in the 2010 Olympic ice hockey tournament.
US Selects 22-Man Roster For World Junior Championships
The US open play in the 2010 World Junior Championships on Saturday against Slovakia in Saskatoon.
Phoenix Sends Kevin Porter To AHL San Antonio
The Coyotes on Thursday reassigned F Kevin Porter to San Antonio of the AHL.
Blackhawks Send Bickell To Rockford
The Blackhawks reassigned LW Bryan Bickell to Rockford of the AHL.
Stars Send Vishnevskiy To AHL
The Stars on Wednesday sent D Ivan Vishneyskiy to the Texas Stars of the AHL.
Red Wings Recall Kindl From Grand Rapids
The Red Wings on Wednesday recalled D Jakub Kindl from Grand Rapids of the AHL.
Coyotes Recall Porter From San Antonio
The Coyotes on Tuesday recalled F Kevin Porter from San Antonio of .the AHL.
Kings Recall Elkins, Moller From Manchester
The Kings on Tuesday recalled F Corey Elkins and F Oscar Moller from Manchester of the AHL.
Mike Fisher Engaged To Carrie Underwood
Senators center Mike Fisher is engaged to country singer Carrie Underwood.
Phoenix Sends Schlemko To San Antonio
The Coyotes on Monday sent D David Schlemko to San Antonio of the AHL.
Unfamiliar Equipment Leaves Wild In Cold
A van fire reduced much of the Wild's equipment to ruins Friday in an Ottawa parking lot.
Snow Forces Canadiens To Spend Extra Night On Long Island
After being forced to spend another night on Long Island, the Canadiens arrived early Sunday in Atlanta for a Monday night game against the Thrashers.
Rangers Recall Gilroy From Hartford
The Rangers on Sunday recalled D Matt Gilroy from Hartford of the AHL.
Rangers Send Sanguinetti, Heikkinen To Hartford
The Rangers on Saturday assigned D Bobby Sanguinetti and D Ilkka Heikkinen to Hartford of the AHL.
Kings Activate Smyth From IR, Assign Four Players To Manchester
The Kings on Friday activated F Ryan Smyth from IR and sent F Corey Elkins, F Oscar Moller, F Scott Parse, and D Alec Martinez to Manchester of the AHL.
Avs Recall Durno, Yip; Send Mercier, Stoa To Lake Erie
The Avalanche on Friday recalled forwards Chris Durno and Brandon Yip from Lake Erie of the AHL.