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Good to see Patrice Bergeron on the ice today…
from the Colorado Avalanche,
The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that it has activated forward Joe Sakic from the Injured Reserve list. He will be available to play in tonight’s game against the Edmonton Oilers.
via Blue Notes at Newsday,
Although the Rangers have denied repeated requests from New York writers for a sitdown with general manager Glen Sather, he spoke with Edmonton reporters and said Jaromir Jagr would not be traded, and that he would like to resign both Jagr and Sean Avery.
Anyone who thought Jagr was going to get traded, raise your hand!
Take a deep breath, Jackets fans, because trade talks will accelerate on Monday.
I spoke to Scott Howson several minutes ago and he doesn’t expect any movement today (Sunday), but added “tomorrow should be a busy day.” That doesn’t mean there will be a deal, only that the intensity gets turned way up.
via Five for Fighting,
Sergei Zubov had a screw inserted into his injured foot and will be out 3-4 weeks, according to coach Dave Tippett. Zubov had apparently gone to a specialist who told him to get this fixed now.
The Stars were hoping Zubov would be back on the ice sometime this week. Instead, they’re keeping their fingers crossed that he gets some work in before the playoffs.
update 5:11pm, Just received a release from the Stars, stating Zubov will not even skate for 3-4 weeks, so his return to the lineup could be 4-6 weeks.
from the Buffalo News,
The Buffalo Sabres defenseman skated with his teammates in the Amherst Pepsi Center this morning, two days before the NHL trade deadline. Campbell was optimistic the deadline will come and he won’t go.
“Yeah, that’s the only way I can look at it, though,“he said. “I can’t look at it any other way. I think we’re still in a playoff spot or we’re close, and we’ve got a lot of work to do. It’s not going to be easy, and I hope I can be around for that.”
Campbell also said, “We’ll see what happens over the next couple months,” meaning from his standpoint, the trade deadline is not a contract deadline. He will be an unrestricted free agent July 1.
more on the Sabres…
Looks as if the Zam is bleeding some hydraulic fluid. Then driver realized something was wrong, stopped, went in reverse back to the Zamboni door and left a trail of red fluid.
The game was scheduled to start around 3:07pm ET between the Sharks and Penguins and they have yet to start.
FSN now saying game shoud start around 3:25pm.
Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury from his conditioning assignment in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.
Fleury started five games for Wilkes-Barre/Scranton since being assigned for conditioning on February 10th. He posted a 3-2-0 record with a .950 save percentage and a 1.42 goals-against-average, allowing just seven goals in the five contests. Both of his losses came in 1-0 games. Dating back to the start of the 2005-06 season, Fleury holds a 13-2-2 record in his last 17 AHL starts
Scott Morrison of HNIC did a nice feature yesterday on Darren McCarty. To view it, click here, then go to CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, then scroll down to Darren McCarty.
Every hockey fan should enjoy the video!
Also, the Wings have offered Mac a contract and Holland is waiting to hear back from his agent.
from the Vancouver Province,
For the player, an NHL trade can mean many things: bitter disappointment; huge stress on the family; an opportunity to establish one’s self or win a championship; the beginning of the end of a career.
But it’s easy to forget that behind all the names and numbers are human beings. Sure, some of them make more in a season than you and I do in a lifetime but they also have have wives and children and roots in the community.
Erin Morrison—wife of Vancouver Canucks centre Brendan—says the trade deadline usually means uncertainty around their household with the fan frenzy spilling over in unexpected ways.
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