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Montreal Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey announced today the acquisition of defenseman Josh Gorges and the San Jose Sharks’ first round pick in 2007, in return for defenseman Craig Rivet and a 5th round pick in 2008.
TSN is reporting the St. Louis Blues have agreed on a deal to send Keith Tkachuk to the Atlanta Thrashers, and he is just deciding whether or not to waive his no trade clause for the Thrashers.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that the talks between Phoenix and Pittsburgh involving a trade for Georges Laraque, are unlikely to produce an actual trade, because Mike Barnett’s asking price for Laraque is too steep for Ray Shero.
According to TSN & Spector’s Hockey, the Phoenix Coyotes management told Georges Laraque he will not play another game for them this season but haven’t asked him yet to lift his no trade clause. The Pittsburgh Penguins are rumored to be very interested in Laraque.
Buffalo Sabres co-captain and forward Chris Drury is out indefinately with a possible concussion. Drury left the ice and did not return in yesterday’s wild game between the Senators and Sabres. Buffalo’s head coach Lindy Ruff complained that the hit from the Senators Chris Neil on Drury was an elbow to the head. However the NHL has reviewed the hit today and ruled it clean, handing out no suspensions or fines on the play. The Sabres and Sens meet again on Saturday. Who knows what to expect, but im sure that it will be the most watched game that night.
http://www.hockeyleaks.com is reporting that Oleg Tverdovsky, Nolan Baumgartner, AND Joey Macdonald have been put on waivers, and speculates that all three of their teams may be up to a deal
According to Hockeybuzz, defensemen Marc-André Bergeron has been traded to the Islanders in exchange of d-men Denis Grebeshkov.
Heard the news on the French Radio covering the canadiens’ games…
”Huet will be having surgery tomorrow related to his left leg injury.
Will most likely be out for the season.”
In an odd move for a player who hasn’t played in the NHL for three years, the San Jose Sharks have acquired Alexander Korolyuk from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a third round pick.
Sources tell TSN the Nashville Predators have agreed to trade Scottie Upshall, Ryan Parent, a 1st round pick and a 3rd round pick to the Philadelphia Flyers for Peter Forsberg. The deal will not be official until the completion of a trade call with the NHL. Forsberg was on the ice for warm-up for Thursday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, but he was scratched from the lineup.
Edit: According to Sportsnet, the 3rd Rounder would be conditional to Forsberg re-signing with Nashville. If not, it would become a 6th rounder. Thanks to Kamullia for pointing that out.
The Phildelphia Flyers have signed Sami Kapanen to a 2-year contract extension. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
According to TSN, Ray Emery’s slash on Maxim Lapierre was reviewed by the NHL and they decided to suspend Emery for three games.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Peter Forsberg is said to be down to 3 teams that would make him renounce his no-trade clause…