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from the CP at TSN,
Opportunity brought Mason Raymond and the Toronto Maple Leafs together.
The free-agent left-winger will attend Maple Leafs training camp on a professional tryout contract, something that came together recently as the team recognized there might be room on the roster.
"Obviously we're getting pretty close to camp and we have some opportunities, and he's looking for a chance to prove himself, so it's a pretty good fit," general manager Dave Nonis said Sunday night after the Maple Leafs' final rookie tournament game in London.
"I know Mason very well," Nonis said. "He's another option. He's an NHL forward, he's scored 25 goals in this league. He's only 27 years old. He's got great foot speed, which is something that will give Randy (Carlyle) some more options."
from Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel,
The Panthers, already thin at goaltending, received more bad news Sunday as General Manager Dale Tallon announced that backup goalie Scott Clemmensen underwent arthroscopic knee surgery last week.
Clemmensen, who turned 36 in July, is coming off one of the worst seasons of his 11-year career, that also began with a knee operation in the preseason. He finished with a 3-7-2 mark and a lofty 3.67 goals-against-average. He injured the knee while training last month, but could be back by the season opener on Oct. 3....
Tallon said he will be shopping for a veteran free-agent goalie, but there is no indication that the Panthers are considering bringing back veteran free agent Jose Theodore, 36, who's still available and lives in the area.
"There will be a lot of transactions during this training camp,'' Tallon said between periods of the Panthers-Lightning rookie game Sunday afternoon at Savelogy.com Iceplex. "We're looking at every possibility, the waiver wire, trades, free agents, whatever we can do to improve.''
more on the Panthers...
Has anyone witnessed a goalie doing this before?
from George Richards of On Frozen Pond,
According to the Panthers, Clemmensen needed to have a ‘minor procedure at Doctors Hospital in Miami.
As of yesterday, I heard Clemmensen could miss at least the first few games of the regular season. That was before he had another surgery.
Clemmensen was supposed to start Tuesday against the Dallas Stars but now it looks like Tyler Plante will get that look.
So, with the Panthers going into the season with Clemmensen out, don’t be surprised if it is Plante who stays and Jacob Markstrom who heads down to the AHL.
Or, if the Panthers think Clemmensen will miss significant time, they could look around and try and find an experienced backup.
Futility in Sunrise has persisted for far too long, with the Florida Panthers on the brink of a dubious record after nine consecutive non-playoff seasons. Incoming general manager Dale Tallon has moved quickly in putting his stamp on the team with several transactions since taking over, but nothing to this point appears bold enough to turn his club from last season’s Southeast Division cellar dwellers into a postseason participant.
Sadly, more patience may be in order for long-suffering Panthers fans.
Even so, all is not lost for the NHL’s southernmost franchise, with several key pieces already in place for the future (and others right around the corner) and it isn’t as though the current roster is without talent as is. Still, a couple of major stumbling points remain for the Panthers. The 24 games they will play versus fellow Southeast clubs, three of whom look to be vastly improved and the fourth being the stalwart Washington Capitals, certainly won’t help and the expiring contracts for defenseman Bryan McCabe and goaltender Tomas Vokoun will have to be dealt with (and quite possibly dealt altogether), without either situation becoming a distraction.
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from Steve Gorten of the Sun-Sentinel,
After allowing seven goals in Saturday’s loss to the Capitals in Washington, D.C., including five in a third period he described as “like quicksand out there,” Clemmensen said his teammates didn’t protect the front of the net well.
When the puck got there, he added, there was such a scramble by the Panthers that “it looked like a fire drill.”
Coach Pete DeBoer’s response Sunday: “I understand where a goaltender who has let in  goals in his last two starts would be frustrated, but it’s misdirected.
“When things aren’t going well, I think it’s important we all self-reflect and see what we can do better in order to help the situation. I don’t think finger-pointing is real productive at this point.”
from Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice,
Clemmensen said that he expects to talk to general manager Lou Lamoriello before he becomes a free agent. He said the two have tried to have a sitdown since the season ended, but their timing and travels have prevented it.
“We’ve been meaning to get together to talk about things,” said Clemmensen, who had to skip his end-of-season sitdown with Lamoriello when he was called off to join Team USA at the World Championships in Switzerland. “I expect we will talk. It just hasn’t happened, yet.”
Clemmensen, who will turn 32 on July 23, said a return to the Devils is still a possibility. It sounds like the odds are against it, though.
“I haven’t ruled out going back ot the Devils,” he said. “It’s just going to depend on a lot of things.”
Clemmensen said his top priority is playing time.
from Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger,
Back with the Devils after an injury to Kevin Weekes, goalie Scott Clemmensen said he was actually flattered when GM Lou Lamoriello decided not to trade him at the March 4 deadline.
Clemmemsen, who will serve as Martin Brodeur’s backup while Weekes recovers from a left knee injury, said he asked to be traded when he was sent back to Lowell (AHL) but wasn’t shocked when it didn’t happen.
from Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger,
Devils’ GM Lou Lamoriello said before Tuesday night’s game against the Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre that he will try to trade goalie Scott Clemmensen before Wednesday’s 3 p.m. deadline.
Clemmensen, who won 25 games for the Devils this season, is in Lowell (AHL) since Martin Brodeur’s return.
“We gave Scott Clemmensen our word we’d do whatever is possible,” Lamoriello said. “We said all along if something came about, we’d do it. Saying that, you just don’t give a player away.”
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from Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger,
Martin Brodeur was activated by the Devils Wednesday morning and fellow goalie Scott Clemmensen was sent back to Lowell (AHL).
The move sets up the scenario for Brodeur to start Thursday night’s game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Prudential Center. Were the Devils not planning to start Brodeur, there would’ve been no reason to demote Clemmensen.
“It’s the best of all worlds, other than (for) Scotty,” GM Lou Lamoriello said as practice was beginning Wednesday morning. “You always have to make the best decision for the organization.”
Clemmensen, who was with the Devils the past four months under emergency recall, did not have to clear waivers. Kevin Weekes would’ve had to clear waivers.
from Mark Everson of the NY Post,
It could be a major temptation for Lou Lamoriello, but at the March 4 trade deadline he’ll likely pass on picking up a significant piece of loot.
He’ll probably have to resist renting Scott Clemmensen to the highest bidder, unable to depend on an immediate and full contribution by Martin Brodeur Martin Brodeur , who would barely be back in action by then….
The Devils could likely demand significant bounty for Clemmensen, perhaps even a first-rounder from an injury-struck contender, as he heads toward certain summertime departure as an unrestricted free agent.
via TSN Tracker,
New Jersey Devils sign G Scott Clemmensen to a one-year deal.