NHL news and notes: February 27

NHL news and notes: February 27

Tuesday, February 27, 2007


The goalies below have been confirmed by a source:

Marty Turco, Dallas Stars - Turco is the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Lightning, reports the Dallas Morning News.

Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh Penguins - Fleury is the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Devils, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Martin Gerber, Ottawa Senators - Gerber is the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Hurricanes, reports the official Senators website.


The goalies below have not been confirmed by any sources:

Jaroslav Halak, Montreal Canadiens - Halak is the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Rangers.

Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers - Lundqvist is the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Canadiens.

Ed Belfour, Florida Panthers - Belfour is the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Capitals.

Brent Johnson, Washington Capitals - Johnson is the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Panthers.

John Grahame, Carolina Hurricanes - Grahame is the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Senators.

Ryan Miller, Buffalo Sabres - Miller is the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Maple Leafs.

Andrew Raycroft, Toronto Maple Leafs
- Raycroft is the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Sabres.

Antero Niittymaki, Philadelphia Flyers
- Niittymaki is the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Islanders.

Rick DiPietro, New York Islanders
- DiPietro is the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Flyers.

Martin Brodeur, New Jersey Devils - Brodeur is the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Penguins.

Johan Holmqvist, Tampa Bay Lightning - Holmqvist is the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Stars. Just when we thought that Marc Denis was ready to reclaim his spot as the team's #1 goalie, he goes ahead and has a real stinker of a game. Holmqvist, meanwhile, was rock solid in a victory just a couple days ago.

Roberto Luongo, Vancouver Canucks - Luongo is the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Blues.

Curtis Sanford, St. Louis Blues - Sanford is the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Canucks. Manny Legace will miss the game due to a slight knee injury suffered over the weekend in practice.

Dominik Hasek, Detroit Red Wings - Hasek is the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks.

Nikolai Khabibulin, Chicago Blackhawks - Khabibulin is the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Red Wings.

Fredrik Norrena, Columbus Blue Jackets - Norrena is the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Avalanche.

Peter Budaj, Colorado Avalanche - Budaj is the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jackets.

Curtis Joseph, Phoenix Coyotes - Joseph is the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Oilers. If CuJo is traded at today's trade deadline, then he obviously won't be starting.

Dwayne Roloson, Edmonton Oilers - Roloson is the probable starter for Tuesday's game against the Coyotes.


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Hockey Today - February 27
Tue, Feb 27, 2007
By Associated Press


Phoenix at Edmonton (9 p.m. EST). The Oilers will retire Mark Messier's No. 11 jersey before playing Wayne Gretzky and the Coyotes.

STARS Monday

-Teemu Selanne and Ilya Bryzgalov, Ducks. Selanne scored the go-ahead goal midway through the third period and Bryzgalov made 40 saves and Anaheim held off San Jose 3-2.

-Marian Hossa, Thrashers, scored the tiebreaking goal 7:28 into the third period to help Atlanta defeat Boston 3-2.

-Wayne Primeau, Flames, scored his first two goals for Calgary in a 5-2 victory over Phoenix.

TRADES

The New York Islanders, locked in a tight race to make the Eastern Conference playoffs, acquired winger Richard Zednik from Washington for a second-round draft pick in 2007. Also, the Capitals sent defenseman Lawrence Nycholat to Ottawa for defenseman Andy Hedlund and a sixth-round draft pick. ... Chicago acquired forward Kyle Calder from Philadelphia for defenseman Lasse Kukkonen and a 2007 third-round draft pick then traded him to Detroit for forward Jason Williams. ... Vancouver acquired veteran center Bryan Smolinski from Chicago for a conditional second-round draft pick and defenseman Brent Sopel from Los Angeles for a second-round pick in either the 2007 or 2008 draft and a fourth-round pick in 2008.

STILL SORE

Chris Drury will miss Buffalo's game against Toronto on Tuesday as the Sabres co-captain recovers from a concussion after being blindsided by Ottawa's Chris Neil last week. Coach Lindy Ruff said Monday that Drury is still a few days away from being cleared for practice. There's a chance he could return by this weekend, when Buffalo hosts Montreal on Friday.

POWERING UP

Montreal scored three power-play goals during Monday night's 5-4 win over Toronto. Sheldon Souray scored his 16th goal with the man-advantage and his 22 overall this season are the most by an NHL defenseman since Sergei Gonchar had 26 for Washington in 2001-02. ... Calgary scored two more power-play goals in a 5-2 win over Phoenix and is now 21-for-67 over its past 13 games with the man-advantage. The Flames were ranked 24th in the NHL on the power play on Feb. 2.

SHARK FISHING

Teemu Selanne has 44 goals in 58 career games against San Jose after recording the tiebreaking tally during the third period of Anaheim's 3-2 win on Monday night. It was also Selanne's 85th point against his former team.

ROAD WARRIORS

Atlanta set a team record with its 18th road victory of the season after winning in Boston 3-2 on Monday night.

STRONG IN DEFEAT

Milan Michalek scored both San Jose goals in Monday night's 3-2 loss to Anaheim. He matched his career high from last season with his 17th goal.

SHOWING SUPPORT

At least two separate fan-based fundraisers were launched to pay the $10,000 fine the NHL levied against Buffalo coach for his role in a wild brawl that broke out during a game against Ottawa last week. Chris Phillips, co-owner of a Buffalo-area pizza parlor, plans to donate 10 percent of every sale toward what he called, The Lindy Ruff Fine Fund. Sabres fan Pat Ruffino had the same idea when he launched his own fundraiser, which will involve a rally at another Buffalo pizza parlor scheduled for March 5.

SIGNED

Columbus re-signed left wing Fredrik Modin to a multi-year contract Monday.

SPEAKING

''I didn't think I was horrible out there, I just couldn't find a way to get in front of enough of them,'' - Toronto goalie Andrew Raycroft after Monday night's 5-4 loss to Montreal.

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Blue Jackets re-sign Modin, put Fritsche on IR
Mon, Feb 26, 2007
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets re-signed left wing Fredrik Modin to a multi-year contract Monday.

The 32-year-old is third on the team in goals with 15 in 60 games this season. He also has 15 assists. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

''We are very excited to get a deal done with Freddy,'' club president and general manager Doug MacLean said. ''He has been a very solid player for us, a leader, and has good character.''

Modin, 10-year-veteran, came to the Blue Jackets in an offseason trade from Tampa Bay, where he had 31 goals and 23 assists last season.

The Blue Jackets also placed forward Dan Fritsche on injured reserve. He injured his wrist Feb. 25 against Nashville. Fritsche has 12 goals and 15 assists in 59 appearances. No timetable was set for his return.

Columbus recalled Geoff Platt from its affiliate in Syracuse, N.Y., to fill the roster spot. He was leading Syracuse with 27 goals. Platt has been scoreless in seven games with the Blue Jackets this season.

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Sabres Drury out at least 1 more game
Mon, Feb 26, 2007
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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Chris Drury will miss Buffalo's game against Toronto on Tuesday as the Sabres co-captain recovers from a concussion after being blindsided by Ottawa's Chris Neil last week.

Coach Lindy Ruff said Monday that Drury is still a few days away from being cleared for practice. There's a chance he could return by this weekend, when Buffalo hosts Montreal on Friday.

Drury, who leads the team with 33 goals, was hurt after he was sent flying by Neil's check during the second period of Buffalo's 6-5 shootout win over the Senators on Thursday. Drury, who's helmet was knocked off by the force of the hit, landed headfirst on the ice, the fall opening a deep gash across his forehead that required more than 20 stitches.

The hit sparked a major brawl, which began after the next faceoff, and involved all 12 players on the ice. Three players were ejected and the league fined Ruff $10,000 for sending out his three toughest players.

Neil was not penalized for the hit.

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Flyers send F Calder to Detroit in three-team trade
Mon, Feb 26, 2007
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PHILADELPHIA -- Forward Kyle Calder ended up in Detroit as part of a three-team deal on Monday night that saw the Philadelphia Flyers acquire defenseman Lasse Kukkonen from Chicago.

The Flyers sent Calder to Chicago for a 2007 third-round draft pick and Kukkonen. The Blackhawks then sent Calder to Detroit for forward Jason Williams.

Calder was a big disappointment in his first season with the Flyers, scoring only nine goals and 21 points in 59 games. Calder had 26 goals and 33 assists in 79 regular-season games for the Blackhawks last season, leading the team in goals, assists, points and game-winning goals.

''With Kyle's pending unrestricted free agent status coming up, we did make an attempt to sign him, but it didn't look like we were going to get it done before the trade deadline,'' Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said. ''We just felt that we couldn't afford to take a chance and get nothing in return for an asset like Kyle. We did what we needed to do.''

Kukkonen has five goals and 14 points in 54 games for the Blackhawks this season. He was second on the team in blocked shots with 98. Over parts of two seasons with Chicago, Kukkonen has five goals and 10 assists for 15 points in 64 regular season games.

Williams had 11 goals and 15 assists in 58 games with the Red Wings this season. For his career, he has 49 goals and 67 assists in 233 games.

''We've been trying to acquire Jason Williams since last summer,'' Blackhawks GM Dale Tallon said in a statement. ''He is a quality individual who can add to our team offensively and can also play the point on the power play. We feel with his speed and skill he is another piece of the puzzle as we continue to move forward in making our team better.''

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Canucks acquire center Smolinski, defenseman Sopel
Mon, Feb 26, 2007
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Vancouver Canucks acquired center Bryan Smolinski from Chicago and defenseman Brent Sopel from Los Angeles in separate trades on Monday.

Vancouver sent a second-round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft to Chicago for Smolinski, a 14-year NHL veteran who was second on the Blackhawks in scoring with 37 points. The 35-year-old Smolinski has 619 points in 972 regular season games with six teams, and 45 points in 99 playoff games.

The Canucks also sent a second-round pick in either the 2007 or 2008 draft, and a fourth-round pick in 2008 to the Kings for Sopel, who was originally drafted by Vancouver in the sixth round in 1995 and played for the Canucks from 1998-04.

''I'm very excited, my family is very excited, we never wanted to leave Vancouver in the first place,'' Sopel said. ''I love the city and I love the team.''

Sopel, 30, had four goals and 19 assists in 44 games with the Kings this season. He has 176 points in 414 career NHL games, and had his best season with the Canucks in 2003-04, when he had 10 goals and 32 assists. It was also his last season in the playoffs. Sopel signed with the New York Islanders before last season and was sent to the Kings at the 2006 trade deadline.

''It's a playoff spot,'' Sopel said of being dealt from last-place Los Angeles to the Northwest Division-leading Canucks. ''That's what we play for and it's been a while since I've been in the playoffs.''

Sopel and Smolinski will both be unrestricted free agents this summer.

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