Goalie Starters 12/19/2009

12/19/2009
Wild vs. Coyotes

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Goalie Starters 12/17/2009

12/17/2009
NY: Phoenix Coyotes v New York Rangers

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Goalie Starters 12/15/2009

12/15/2009
Pittsburgh Penguins v Florida Panthers

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Goalie Starters 12/14/2009

12/14/2009
Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins

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Goalie Starters 12/12/2009

12/12/2009
New York Rangers v Ottawa Senators

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Krajicek, MacKenzie Placed on Waivers

12/11/2009
Tampa Bay Lightning v New Jersey Devils

According to Lightning Strikes with Damian Cristodero defenseman Lukas Krajicek was placed on waivers.  Coming over in a trade for Shane O’Brien, the 26-year-old registered two goals and 18 assists in games over 92 games and two seasons.  Originally drafted by the Florida Panthers  in the first round, 24th overall the native of Prostejov, Czechoslovakia carries a lofty 1.4 million cap hit and will most likely not be claimed with the cap crunch most teams are in.

As a history buff, it is also notable he was part of the illustrious deal that sent star goaltender Roberto Luongo to Vancouver.

In other news Aaron Portline of The Columbus Dispatch writes the Blue Jackets placed Derek MacKenzie on waivers. A favorite of coach Ken Hitchcock, the 28-year-old produced six points over three seasons and 34 games with the team.  MacKenzie gets sent down in hopes he goes unclaimed, as he is a casualty of the numbers crunch.  The team needs to make a move in order to activate left wing Fredrik Modin.

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Goalie Starters 12/10/2009

12/10/2009
Carolina Hurricanes v Nashville Predators

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Goalie Starters 12/09/2009

12/09/2009
Washington Capitals v New Jersey Devils

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Trade Rumors: Whole Lot of Nothing in Columbus

12/01/2009
Columbus Blue Jackets v Anaheim Ducks

TSN’s Darren Dreger wrote that the Blue Jackets were looking to move a wing for a defenseman if there is a “right fit”.  Clearly the injury to Rostislav Klesla (right) appears scary as the defender ranks third on the team in TOI, averaging a little over 20 minutes a game.  This injury comes with Marc Methot already out, a 24-year-old defenseman who averages over 19 minutes a game.  Needless to say, GM Scott Howson needs to make a move soon or his team could fall out of the race. Although they appear to want to improve from within, I think they will be forced to trade a younger asset.

The options at wing are: Jared Boll, Michael Blunden, Alexandre Picard, Jacub Voracek, Rick Nash, Kristian Huselius and/or Antoine Vermette and RJ Umberger. Looking at this list, I am pretty sure Nash, Voracek, Huselius, Vermette and Umberger are not getting moved while Blunden and Picard probably would not fetch much.  If Derek Dorsett is healthy, he could make Boll expendable.  Another option is Nikita Filatov.

Quick to rebut, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch says Howson has not talked to a single GM and is not actively pursuing a trade. Portzline makes it abundantly clear that a trade is not brewing right now.  Most trade talk starts around February but with the Olympics who knows how things will play out.

What are your thoughts? Who do you see being moved?

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Injury Updates 12/01/2009

12/01/2009
Buffalo Sabres v Toronto Maple Leafs

This thread will be updated all day, so keep refreshing it as the day goes along.  Here are your wounded bodies for tonight:

Injuries Tonight

Toronto Maple Leafs

  • Jeff Finger in for the injured Carl Gunnarson. [Jonas Siegel]

Montreal Canadiens

  • Andrei Kostitsyn skated with the team yesterday but his still out indefinitely.  AK46 has been out since blocking a shot last Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.  [Habs Inside/Out]
  • Scott Gomez and Matt D’Agostini will return tonight while Hal Gill and Andrei Kostitsyn practiced with the team.  [Habs Inside/Out]

Columbus Blue Jackets

Chicago Blackhawks

  • Only injured players are Adam Burish and Dave Bolland, both of which not close to returning.

Ottawa Senators

San Jose Sharks

  • No lineup changes

Los Angeles Kings

Anaheim Ducks

  • Coming Soon

Last Night’s Wounded

Florida Panthers

  • Tomas Vokoun set to meet back with the team, he should dress in Wednesday’s game.  If you missed what happenned last night, click here. [Sun Sentinel]

Carolina Hurricanes

Washington Capitals

Around the League

New Jersey Devils

  • Johnny Oduya practicing with the team.  Rob Niedermayer expected to play on Wednesday.  Jamie Langenbrunner not at practice.  [Fire & Ice]
  • Oduya won’t play, Langenbrunner questionable [NJ.com]

Edmonton Oilers

  • Sam Gagner, Shawn Horcoff and Nikolai Khabibulin not practicing.  Ryan Stone and Robert Nilsson cleared to practice and play. [Oilers Country]

Boston Bruins

  • Matt Hunwick and Patrice Bergeron practicing with the team. [John Bishop]

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