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ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with forward Scottie Upshall.
Upshall, who joined the Blues as a free agent last summer, would have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
The Fort McMurray, Alberta native played in 70 games for the Blues last season, scoring six goals and eight assists (14 points) to go along with a plus-5 rating.
Overall, Upshall has played in 623 career regular season NHL games, posting 121 goals and 127 assists (248 points).
If not signed by July 1, David Backes, Troy Brouwer, Steve Ott and Kyle Brodziak will all become unrestricted free agents.
from Sottie Upshall at The Players' Tribune,
During warmups, I looked up into the crowd and saw my brother, Brent, tapping away on his phone. I could tell from his face that it was bad. This was right before Game 3 of our playoff series against Dallas. The series was tied 1–1. It was moments before one of the biggest games of my career, but all I could think about was the smoke and the fire.
I took a few shots and then looked up into the stands again. Brent had his head down. His face said it all. When it’s your brother, you just know.
Our hometown of Fort McMurray, Alberta, was being engulfed by a wildfire. Brent and his fiancée, Shannon, had flown in from Fort McMurray to see me play. Their daughters, Avery, Emma and Grace, were back there, 2,000 miles away, staying with our mother.
From mid-August onward, the free agents remaining on the market tend to start signing either short-term deals or agree to pro try-outs--and with the NHL's teams "capped out" in large part due to the almost-flat salary cap, and the Columbus Dispatch's Aaron Portzline notes that there are still some solid free agents out there:
-- Veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar will attend camp with the Pittsburgh Penguins on a professional tryout offer. That's the best the 41-year-old could do. You wonder if other established NHL players might go the similar route. It's a bit of a gamble -- take the low-ball offers on the table now, or go to somebody camp without a contract, wait for the inevitable injuries to crop up around the league, and sign a deal that's right. Among the NHL players still out there: forwards Daniel Briere, Curtis Glencross, Stephen Weiss, Martin Erat, Martin Havlat, Brenden Morrow, Daniel Cleary, Olli Jokinen, Tomas Fleishmann, Erik Cole, Michael Ryder, B.J. Crombeen, Jiri Tlusty, Sean Bergenheim, Tyler Kennedy, Marcel Goc and Scottie Upshall, and defenseman Cody Franson, Jan Hejda, Andrej Meszaros, Marek Zidlicky, Bryan Allen, Eric Brewer, Michal Roszival, John Erskine, Keith Ballard, Tim Gleason and David Schlemko.
-- What would you think of this club?
F1: Curtis Glencross – Steppen Weiss - Daniel Briere
F2: Martin Havlat – Olli Jokinen – Michael Ryder
F3: Martin Erat – Tomas Fleischmann – Brenden Morrow
F4: Erik Cole – Marcel Goc - B.J. Crombeen
extras: Tyler Kennedy, Jiri Tlusty
D1: Christian Ehrhoff – Andrej Meszaros
D2: Jan Hejda – Cody Franson
D3: Tim Gleason – Marek Zidlicky
extra: John Erskine
G1: Josh Harding
G2: Jonas Gustavsson
G3: Ray Emery
OK, you've got some goaltending issues. And, yes, this group would look a lot better, say, in 2008-09 than it does now. But that, friends, is the the current all-UFA team. How many games does that team win?
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via the NHL...
Arley Londono with the call of Scottie Upshall's game winning goal as part of Hispanic Heritage Night at the Florida Panthers vs. Arizona Coyotes game...
No penalty from the hit...
“There were a couple of incidents where he (Bryzgalov) wasn’t happy with the way our team played in front of him and he did a few things that caused us to say something to him and put him in his place. [He called us out] in not a very professional way. We had to take care of him because it wasn't always about him. It was about the team.
"He was unbelievable, a Vezina candidate, he got us to the playoffs. There's no question he probably played a little harder knowing that he was coming into free agency. Right now he's in a spot where he has to prove himself again.''
-Scottie Upshall on Ilya Bryzgalov when they were teammates in Phoenix. More from Harvey Fialkov of the SunSentinel.
The Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch suggests that the Florida Panthers' new owners plan on shaking up the team, with just about everyone who's not a top prospect up for grabs:
Three weeks into the season — and less than a month since Vincent Viola and Douglas Cifu took over the franchise — sources say the Panthers are prepared to move any of their veteran players.
Forwards Tomas Fleischmann, Kris Versteeg, Scottie Upshall, Shawn Matthias, Brad Boyes and Marcel Goc are among those available along with Tom Gilbert and Dmitry Kulikov, just to name a few.
After making the playoffs two years ago, the Panthers haven’t gotten off to the kind of start anybody expected, especially after signing veteran goalie Tim Thomas.
While Viola and Cifu are willing to commit cash to the organization, the belief is they don’t want to throw good money after bad. The only thing GM Dale Tallon doesn’t want to do is trade any of the club’s good young prospects.
Continued with many more rumors...
From Nick Kypreos on Sportsnet TV: Rusty Klesla to Phoenix for Scottie Upshall and Sami Lepisto.
Update 12:53pm ET: Confirmed also by Bob McKenzie via Twitter and on air at TSN
Update 1:17pm ET: Press Release from Phoenix—
(GLENDALE, ARIZONA) -- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today the Coyotes have acquired defenseman Rostislav Klesla (RAHS-tih-slav, KLEHS-luh) and forward Dane Byers from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Scottie Upshall and defenseman Sami Lepisto.
via Bob McKenzie tweet,
Two game suspension for @scottieupshall for last night’s hit on PHI’s Oskar Bartulis.
Missed the hit?... watch it here.
TORONTO (February 23, 2011)—Phoenix Coyotes left wing Scottie Upshall has been suspended for two games and will forfeit $24,193.54 for an illegal hit delivered to Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Oskars Bartulis in NHL game #895 last night, the National Hockey League announced today.
The incident occurred at 0:17 of the second period. Upshall hit an unsuspecting Bartulis, who was injured on the play. Upshall was assessed a minor penalty for boarding.
Upshall’s fine is based on his average annual salary and is calculated under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.
Scottie Upshall received two for boarding Oskars Bartulis early in the game tonight between the Coyotes and Flyers.
Bartulis did not return and has an upper-body injury.
I couldve made better ice for us to skate on tonight out of a 7/11 slurpee machine. Common ice crew, figure it out!
-Scottie Upshall of the Phoenix Coyotes via a tweet.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA —Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have re-signed left wing Scottie Upshall to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
“We are very pleased to have re-signed Scottie,” said Maloney. “Scottie is a talented goal scorer who plays with tremendous grit and energy. He is an important player for us and led our team in goals before being injured last season. He is now healthy and we expect him to have a very successful season.”
GLENDALE, ARIZONA—- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that Coyotes forward Scottie Upshall will be out of the lineup indefinitely after sustaining an injury to his right knee during the team’s game versus the Calgary Flames on Jan. 28. A follow-up evaluation and MRI by the Club’s medical staff confirmed a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). An ACL surgical procedure is expected to be scheduled.
from Jim Gintonio of the Arizona Republic,
(Scottie) Upshall left Thursday’s game against the Calgary Flames in the third period with what appeared to be a knee injury. He is listed as day to day because of a lower-body injury. Upshall, the team’s leading goal-scorer, underwent evaluations Friday.
“Number 1, we’re just waiting to see if this is something significant, long term, then we probably have to dial up our search for another offensive player,” Maloney said.
For the interim, the Coyotes recalled Mikkel Boedker from the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL.
If Upshall’s return is on a fast track, then the Coyotes likely would stand pat before the Olympic break, during which time trades will come to a halt. Maloney believes that’s the prevailing wisdom around the league, regardless of whether teams are battling injuries.
“That’s the way it’s trending, it’s turning that way,” he said. “I will say conversation has picked up, but all you have to do is look at the standings.”
more on the Coyotes…
“You know what, all I really want here is to be a difference-maker and to be a guy that helps this team overcome a lot of questions that have been raised. To me, that’s important.
“If we win, we go to the playoffs, it’s going to benefit everyone in this room, and it says a lot for everyone’s character. We got a good mix of guys. To be part of it, to be accountable, it’s fun.”
-Scottie Upshall of the Phoenix Coyotes. More on Upshall from Jim Gintonio of the Arizona Republic.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA—Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have re-signed left wing Scottie Upshall to a one-year contract. As per club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
“We are excited to have signed Scottie Upshall to a new contract,” said Maloney. “He performed exceptionally well for us last season after we acquired him from Philadelphia and we expect him to be an important player for us next season.”
from Alan Adams of CBC,
Canada’s Scottie Upshall now knows first-hand that Europe and the NHL deal differently with hits to the head.
Upshall was handed a five-minute major and match penalty in the second period of Sunday’s game against Hungary at the world championship when he collided at centre ice with Andras Beck, who broke his collarbone on the play.
The referee ruled that Upshall’s actions constituted a hit to the head and assessed the match penalty, which includes an automatic one-game suspension. Upshall could have faced further discipline but international officials reviewed the incident and were satisfied with the one-game suspension