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Quincey mentions some of the reasons for signing with the Devils.
Newark, NJ - The New Jersey Devils today agreed to terms with defenseman Kyle Quincey on a one-year, one-way $1,250,000 contract. The announcement was made by Devils' Executive Vice President/General Manager Ray Shero.
Quincy, 31, enters his ninth full NHL season after spending the last four-plus seasons with the Detroit Red Wings. He came to Detroit from Colorado, via Tampa Bay, when he was traded twice in the same day, February 21, 2012. Quincey spent three years in Colorado (2009-10 through 2011-12) and skated for Los Angeles during the 2008-09 season. He spent his first three professional seasons (2005-06 through 2007-08) with Detroit and the club's AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids.
In 495 career regular-season NHL games, he scored 30 goals and notched 110 assists for 140 points while accumulating 469 penalty minutes. The left-shooting rearguard has added eight assists and 38 PIM in 54 Stanley Cup Playoff Games. Quincey was originally Detroit's second pick (fourth round) and the 132nd overall selection in the 2003 NHL Draft.
NHL.com's Rob Vollman examines four free agent defensemen still available on the open market:
Now that most teams have settled on their top four defensemen this season, it's a good time to shore up depth at the position with experienced, cost-effective free agents.
Coming off an injury or a disappointing season, there are some overlooked veterans who can provide valuable depth at a discount and deserve one more chance to be part of a winning NHL organization.
Though the mainstream focus is on more prominent free agents like Kris Russell and Kyle Quincey, keep an eye on the following four veterans, each of whom have the proven ability to contribute, whether killing penalties, providing secondary scoring or helping to develop younger teammates.
According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman and Damien Cox:
- The Tampa Bay Lightning are looking for a young player with a comparable contract in return for Jonathan Drouin, which is why Robby Fabbri's name is making the rounds;
- Kevin Shattenkirk's name is on the market because St. Louis was going to send him to Columbus for Ryan Johansen, and he may still be available as the Blues look to add offense;
- Keith Yandle is probably going to be traded because the Rangers won't re-sign him as a free agent;
- The All-Star Game may include a "quiet meeting" about expansion, but no vote by the Board of Governors;
- Jakub Kindl is on waivers and the Red Wings are cap-crunched due to Johan Franzen's LTIR issue and Kyle Quincey's $4.25 million salary coming back on Monday, and it's 50-50 as to whether Kindl might be claimed;
- Friedman reports that the NHL may change All-Star voting to allow fans to pick captains or issue a list of candidates from which the fans can pick All-Stars;
- Cox states that William Nylander is on a slow but steady return process from a concussion suffered at the World Juniors;
- And Robin Lehner should return to the Buffalo Sabres next week:
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Qiuncey received five for boarding and a game, Getzlaf not on the ice yet for the 2nd period. Word was he was getting stitched up.
via Helne St. James tweet,
One game suspension for #RedWings defenseman Kyle Quincey.
added 5:34pm, Brendan Shanahan explains the suspension.
A Monday afternoon hearing has been scheduled for Kyle Quincey with the NHL Department of Player Safety for this elbow.
DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that defenseman Kyle Quincey will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery.
“This is the best course of action for Kyle and his future,” said Avalanche team physician Dr. Andrew Parker. “After physical and diagnostic tests, the decision has been made to repair his shoulder at this time.”
Quincey, 25, suffered the injury on Dec. 11 at Washington. He was placed on Injured Reserve, Dec. 13 (retroactive to Dec. 11). Quincey appeared in 21 games this season, tallying one assist. The surgery will take place in the near future.
via Adrian Dater of the Denver Post,
The Avalanche leads the NHL in a category it would rather not: most players out with concussions.
The Avs got more bad medical news today when it was learned defenseman Kyle Quincey will be out indefinitely with a concussion. He becomes the fourth Avalanche player to be sidelined with the injury, joining Adam Foote, Kyle Cumiskey and Peter Mueller.
“I can’t put my finger on that injury. It’s just one of those things that’s part of the game,” Avs coach Joe Sacco said. “I can’t put my finger on any reason why they’re happening.”
DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Kyle Quincey and forward Daniel Winnik each to a two-year contract. Both players were restricted free agents.
“We are pleased to have Kyle and Daniel under contract,” said Avalanche General Manager / Executive Vice President Greg Sherman. “Kyle was a big part of our defense last season and we expect him to continue in that role. As I stated earlier this week, we are counting on Daniel to be an important part of our team.”
from Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,
While I think Joe Sacco is a very good coach and will stay that way for a long time, I just have to respectfully disagree with his decision lately to bench Kyle Quincey.
Sacco said last night Quincey needs to get back to playing an assertive, aggressive game. Was he really that bad though, to warrant being a healthy scratch? Look, I know the Avs have seven healthy D-men right now (eight, when Ruslan Salei comes back, probably some time next week), so somebody has to sit. But count me as one who believes Quincey is one of the team’s top six D-men and should be out there.
from Adrian Dater of the Denver Post,
Kyle Quincey is one of only two ex-Detroit Red Wings to play for the Avalanche. While Todd Gill was the other, he essentially quit the team midway through his one season in Denver, 2001-02.
The Avs have plans to keep Quincey in a burgundy and blue uniform a lot longer than one year, and they certainly won’t mind if Quincey lays a bunch of big hits on the Red Wings like the kind he did in his preseason Avs debut Sunday night….
Quincey posted 38 points for the Kings last season, an excellent offensive number for any defenseman. He showed some reasons why Sunday, moving the puck quickly. He also has a big slap shot, although only four of his 38 points with the Kings came on goals.
“He’s got a lot of poise with the puck,” Avs coach Joe Sacco said. “When he’s in situations where he thinks he’s in trouble, he seems to get himself out of trouble. We’re looking for him to have a positive impact on our club.”
The Colorado Avalanche have traded Ryan Smyth to the Los Angeles Kings.
The 33-year old posted 26 goals and 33 assists in 77 games last season.
Smyth spent most of the first 12 seasons of his career with the Oilers, but after failing to reach a contract agreement, was dealt to the New York Islanders at the trade deadline in 2007.
In that off-season he signed a five-year, $31.25 million deal with the Avalanche.
added 11:25pm, via Darren Dreger’s Twitter,
Ryan Smyth to Los Angeles for D Kyle Quincey, D Tom Priessing and a 5th round pick
DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that it has acquired defensemen Kyle Quincey and Tom Preissing, along with a fifth round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Ryan Smyth. The trade is conditional upon the players passing a physical.
“We are pleased to be adding two quality NHL defensemen,” said Avalanche General Manager Greg Sherman. “Kyle and Tom are both versatile players who can contribute at both ends. They will add defensive depth to our lineup.”
added 7/04/09 12:05am, via Adrian Dater of All Things Avs,
By the way, there has been a report that Alex Tanguay will re-sign with the Avalanche to replace Smyth. That will NOT happen. Tanguay is not coming back to the Avalanche, period.
My sources tell me Tanguay could be signing with the Phoenix Coyotes. But that is not a done deal at this point.
via Rich Hammond of Inside the Kings,
Kyle Quincey is expected to have back surgery tomorrow, to repair his herniated disc, and (obviously) will miss the rest of the season.
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Last season, the waiver pickup of the year was goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.
This year, while still early, it may just be Kyle Quincey. In a move that didn’t exactly turn many heads in mid-October, the Los Angeles Kings picked up 23-year-old defenseman off waivers from the Detroit Red Wings. And they’ve been head over heels ever since.
“This is an example of not only getting a good player, but also of our infrastructure working,” Kings GM Dean Lombardi told ESPN.com on Friday.
When Quincey went on waivers, Kings pro scout Rob Laird made his case. “This guy can play,” Laird told Lombardi.
“He was right on,” Lombardi said of Laird. “That’s a great job by a guy that works in the trenches and goes out there and works his butt off.”
continued plus Sundin and Wings/Sharks talk…
from Chris Foster of the LA Times,
Quincey was placed on waivers, the first step for the Detroit Red Wings to send him to the minor leagues. The Kings immediately snagged him Oct. 13 and then stuck him into the lineup, all the while looking for holes in his game.
“Any time you get a player off waiver wire, you spend the first week or so looking for areas in his game that said, ‘Yeah I understand what the other team was doing in wanting to send him down and get some seasoning,’ ” Murray said. “The biggest surprise is we haven’t found that after a couple weeks.”
Quincey has played 10 games for the Kings. He already has one goal, five assists, is plus-five and averaging 23 minutes of ice time while being paired with Matt Greene.
more about Quincey and the Kings…
from Jill Painter of Inside the Kings,
As promised, here’s my quick interview with Kyle Quincey from before yesterday’s game….
On whether he was caught up in numbers game in Detroit.
“Detroit’s a very special place. Guys take pay cuts to stay there. Winnings is what they do there. They had 10 defensemen join camp. That’s a pretty hard lineup to crack. I’m grateful for my time there and being part of the Stanley Cup, their tradition and winning ways. I learned so much.”
more from Quincey, all Kings releated…
from Bruce MacLeod of Red Wings Corner,
Defenseman Kyle Quincey was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Kings, today. General manager Ken Holland said that the Red Wings don’t have immediate plans to add a player to their roster. Without Quincey, the Wings still don’t have enough cap room to fit a higher salaried played like Jonathan Ericsson or Ville Leino under the cap. There is enough room, however, for Darren McCarty, who practiced for the first time today since being sidelined with a groin strain.
Defenceman Kyle Quincy was placed on waivers on Saturday.