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from Dan O'Neill of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
“I talked to Jason's representative (late last week) and he said he still has that burning desire to play,” Armstrong said. “It made me start to think, if you've accomplished everything he has, and you're into March and you still want to play, you have the passion for the game.
“He's going to join us this week on the road trip, make sure his body is with his mind and that he is ready to play. He did have some off-season surgery. We have information from the doctors that he is ready to go.”
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today that Blues forward Jason Arnott will undergo minor eye surgery today to have a cataract removed from his right eye. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Tom Clinch and Arnott is expected to be sidelined for seven days.
via Lou Korac tweet,
The Blues have signed Jamie Langenbrunner & Jason Arnott to one-year contracts. Team will announce shortly.
via Jeremy Rutherford tweet,
According to NHL sources, the Blues have signed Jamie Langenbrunner and Jason Arnott each to one-year deals. To be announced soon.
Update 3:32pm ET: St. Louis press release on Arnott—
St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has signed forward Jason Arnott to a one-year contract.
“Jason is a veteran forward and a Stanley Cup Champion who will be a valuable addition to our club,” said Armstrong. “He’s a proven leader and we are excited that he has decided to wear the Bluenote.”
from Dave Caldwell of the New York Times,
Having a previous Cup winner on a Cup-winning team is not a decades-old tradition, but it is a recent trend. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, every team that has won the Stanley Cup since 1990 has had at least one player who had won the Cup.
Before 3 p.m. Feb. 28, the trading deadline, the Capitals, who can eliminate the Rangers from the playoffs Saturday, had only one Cup winner: Mike Knuble, 38, a right wing who appeared in three playoff games for the Detroit Red Wings in 1998. Then they acquired Arnott, the stoic 6-foot-5 veteran who scored the Cup-winning goal for the Devils against the Dallas Stars in 2000. The Caps were good, but Arnott has given them the kind of boost that cannot be measured.
“He’s won a Stanley Cup,” Washington forward Jason Chimera said.
He added: “He’s done a lot of things. He’s been in the league for 1,200 games. He brings a lot of leadership, brings a lot of poise for the younger guys. A lot of the older guys can talk, like me and Hannan,” referring to defenseman Scott Hannan, “but when you’ve won something, it adds another dimension, I think. He knows how to win.”
from Mike Vogel of dump ‘n chase,
Three of Washington’s four injured players – center Nicklas Backstrom, defenseman Tom Poti and goaltender Semyon Varlamov – joined their Capitals teammates as they departed the District on Monday for the front three of a stretch of six straight road games.
Defenseman Mike Green stayed back in Washington to work out and skate; he is not eligible to play before the team’s March 22 visit to Philadelphia, anyway.
More noteworthy, though, is the player who didn’t accompany the Caps on this trip. That would be veteran center Jason Arnott, obtained from the New Jersey Devils in a Feb. 28 deal. Arnott, who has had a positive impact on and off the ice for the Capitals, has an undisclosed injury and is being listed as week-to-week.
In seven games with the Caps since the deal, Arnott has two goals and three assists for five points. He is a plus-5 and has been averaging 16:23 a night in ice time since coming to Washington.
from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
Although he would prefer to keep him for a potential miracle run at the playoffs, Devils genereal manager Lou Lamoriello will field offers today for center Jason Arnott and at least consider trading him before today’s 3 p.m. league deadline….
There are multiple reports that Dallas’ Brad Richards will only waive his no-movement clause to go to the Rangers, where he would be reunited with head coach John Tortorella. That could eventually cause a team like the Los Angeles Kings, who want a center, to turn in the direction of the Arnott and the Devils.
I’m also told that the Capitals are interested in Arnott. Indications are that Pittsburgh, at this moment at least, doesn’t have interest in Arnott. Montreal scouted the Devils thoroughly back in January and earlier in February and was said to have interest in Arnott.
from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
A couple of losses could make it an easier decision. But if the Devils keep winning like they have been, then what will Arnott do?
“We’ve still got a long way to go and I think it will be a little more clear more towards the deadline,” he told me today. “If we win every game from now until the deadline, it’s going to be a real tough decision because then I’ve got to gamble on whether we’re going to win out, win the rest of the season or try to get on a playoff team. As it gets closer, it will become more clear and we’ll see what we do.”
Arnott said he and Lou Lamoriello have talked in theory about him waiving his no-movement clause, but the Devils general manager has not asked him specifically to waive it, yet.
Arnott said the decision is his to make. He is under the impression that Lamoriello will trade him to a contender if he asks him to. That would also allow the Devils to get something for Arnott before he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
from Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger,
Jason Arnott spent the All-Star break in Miami.
The Devils’ veteran center isn’t sure where he will spend the final months of this season.
“It’s going to be a little tough. I’m sure a lot of talk and rumors will be flying around,” Arnott said today. “I just have to go out and play and see what happens.”
An unrestricted free agent after this season, Arnott has already stated that he would waive his no-trade clause to go to a contending team before the Feb. 28 NHL trade deadline.
• Yesterday, the Devils trimmed their roster, sending 15 players to Albany of the AHL and four back to their respective junior teams. No surprises in the cuts made, with the most notable names being forwards Adam Henrique and Darcy Zajac. With Jordan Parise likewise cut from New York Rangers camp, plans for the Parise and Zajac brothers to get a place together in Hoboken: ruined.
from Mike Organ of the Tennessean,
There was hope that Arnott, who is out with an “upper body injury,” which is believed to be a concussion, would be able to play again after Nashville finished its last road trip, which ended last Thursday with a 3-2 overtime loss at San Jose.
But Coach Barry Trotz said Saturday that Arnott is not recovering as quickly as hoped and remains “probably questionable” for Tuesday’s game.
“He hasn’t progressed as quickly as we’d like,’’ Trotz said. “We were hoping to get him back for the last game of the road trip or Tuesday, but I would say Tuesday looks a little unlikely at this point. We’re just staying very cautious.”
more on the Predators…
from the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs Blog at CBC,
There’s still some mystery surrounding Arnott’s ailment, which the Predators have at times described as flu-like symptoms and possible food poisoning. But Trotz on Saturday didn’t rule out the possibility that Arnott is suffering from post-concussion syndrome, dating back to the end of Game 3 when he collided with Alexander Radulov while celebrating the game-winning goal.
Arnott didn’t play in the 3:48 of that game, after which Trotz said the captain suffered some “whiplash.’” Arnott did play in Game 4.
“Before I become a doctor I am going to let the doctors make that decision. ... I am not going to speculate on that,’’ Trotz said.
more on the Wings and Predators…