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via Chris Vivlamore tweet,
Thrashers acquire Evgeny Artyukhin from Anaheim for Nathan Oystrick and conditional pick in 2011.
added 9:09pm, Ben Wright of Blueland Blog reacts to the trade.
from Curtis Zupke of Ducks Blog,
Winger Evgeny Artyukhin talked to reporters for the first time since he was suspended three games for slew-footing Dallas’ Matt Niskanen in Wednesday night’s game.
Artyukhin expressed remorse for injuring Niskanen, but he did not agree with the suspension.
“I didn’t trip him,” Artyukhin said. “I didn’t want to kill him or nothing. I want to apologize for this guy. I hope he’s going to come back soon.”
Artyukhin said he was finishing his check and didn’t think he took Niskanen’s feet out from under him.
“My feet are both on the ice,” Artyukhin said. “I didn’t, like, kick him, and my stick’s still on the ice. I just used my upper body.”
Artyukhin said he asked his agent about appealing the suspension but was advised not to do so. …
more on the Ducks…
TORONTO (October 22, 2009) – Anaheim Ducks forward Evgeny Artyukhin has been suspended for three games, without pay, as the result of a slew-footing incident against Dallas Stars defenseman Matt Niskanen in NHL game #117, Oct. 21. Niskanen sustained an injury on the play.
The incident occurred at 4:23 of the second period. No penalty was assessed on the play.
Artyukhin, who was suspended for two games January 19, 2009, now is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Accordingly, Artyukhin forfeits $34,756.11 in salary based on the number of games (82) in a season, rather than the number of days (193). The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
from Curtis Zupke of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,
Artyukhin more than covers that patch physically. He ’s known as a hard-hitting forward who is also fast, particularly for a man his size.
Murray didn’t speculate where he would ideally fit in, but Artyukhin will presumably be in the mix, along with Ryan Carter, Petteri Nokelainen and Mike Brown, to join Todd Marchant on the checking line.
Whether Artyukhin is defensibly responsible to Coach Randy Carlyle’s satisfaction remains to be seen. There is also some question about his hands and hockey sense.
Artyukhin’s wrecking ball style got him in trouble last season when he was suspended two games for a kneeing incident involving Florida Panthers defenseman Ville Peltonen.
But Murray likened this stage of Artyukhin’s career to former Duck Travis Moen in that Moen didn’t play much at first but carved a role as a tough, effective checking winger who could occasionally find the net.
The Lightning are making a trade today. They’ll be getting a player and a draft pick in return.
added 3:31pm, from Damian Cristodero of Lightning Strikes,
The Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday picked up left wing Drew Miller and a third-round pick in next year’s draft in exchange for wing Evgeny Artyukhin.
added 4:57pm, Damain was just on The Bill Watters Show on 640am in Toronto and said the move clears up a little cap room for the Bolts. Tanguay still in the mix, although Damian has heard he has at least one offer for more money than what Tampa wants to pay.
Bolts may be offering a 1yr deal to Alex and it Damian feels it may be a good deal for him.
from Damian Cristodero of the St. Petersburg Times,
Evgeny Artyukhin has been warned. Actually, warned might be too strong a word. He has been challenged.
“He’s a great kid, but his … learning curve has to start quicker,” coach Rick Tocchet said. “He’s had a full season here now; the (trade) deadline is past. He’s got nothing to worry about. We need him to get going this year quickly. I can’t put it any more bluntly with a guy like him. He’s got 18 games to get it.”
“The frustrating part with a guy like Artyukhin is he should have tip goals or goals around the net or chances every game.”
Figuring out how to shoot a one-timer would help, Tocchet said, and the big Russian tried during Friday’s skate but couldn’t get the hang of it.
“When he shoots the puck, he’s straight-legged,” Tocchet said. “If he could get a wide base and learn how to bend his knees, he could shoot the puck better and also tip some pucks for you. … He has to be an A- and B-type player, hit, go to the net. … We need a guy like that.”
more on the Lightning…
via Bolts Report,
Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin has been suspended for two games, starting with tonight’s game against Dallas. There has been no word from the league or the team, but Artyukhin said after he came off the ice that he spoke to the league on Sunday about his knee-on-knee hit with Florida’s Ville Peltonen during Saturday’s game.
TORONTO (Jan. 19, 2008) – Tampa Bay Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin has been suspended for two games, without pay, for a kneeing incident in NHL Game #667 against the Florida Panthers, the National Hockey League announced today.
Artyukhin was assessed a minor penalty for tripping Panthers’ forward Ville Peltonen at 19:33 of the second period.
Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Artyukhin will forfeit $10,215.06. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
from Erik Erlendsson of Bolts Report,
There is a good chance that Evgeny Artyukhin will at least receive a phone call from the league office, if he hasn’t already, regarding his knee-on-knee hit with Florida’s Ville Peltonen. It appeared that Arthukhin stuck out his knee as the two collided at the end of the second period. Peltonen lay on the ice for several minutes and had to be helped off the ice. The Panthers scored the eventual game winner on the penalty (which was called tripping, not kneeing).
more on the Lightning…
from the Tampa Bay Lightning,
The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed right wing Evgeny Artyukhin to a multi-year deal, owners Oren Koules and Led Barrie have announced.
“We are extremely happy to have Arty back in the fold after playing in Russia the previous two seasons,“ vice president of hockey operations Brian Lawton said. “He brings a real unmistakable presence to the ice as soon as he comes over the boards and having his size and speed, along with his willingness to use them physically, will make us a tougher team to play against each night.”
from Lightning Strikes,
The representative for Russian freight train Evgeny Artyukhin said he and Tampa Bay are talking about a contract. This would be a good thing for the Lightning as the 6-foot-4, 254-pound left wing would provide some muscle and forechecking power to a team that, for the most part last season, lacked a physical edge.
The Lightning was mum Thursday, but Gandler said, “Both sides want to see Evgeny back playing in Tampa next season and for the next few seasons.”
Of a contract, he said, without giving specifics, “It think it’s doable and it should be done.”