Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Two NHL Roster Moves

  • Scott Clemmensen is demoted to the AHL by the New Jersey Devils. As he was an emergency call-up, he does not need to clear waivers. This has been confirmed by the TEAM 990 and the Devils' website.

  • Mark Bell has been claimed off re-entry waivers by the New York Rangers from the Toronto Maple Leafs. No word yet on whether Bell will play tonight against his former team. Confirmed by Sportsnet's Hockey Central at Noon. 
  • Georges Laraque has indicated he wishes to be traded. Reported by PJ Stock on the TEAM 990.
One week to deadline day...


  • Patrick Lalime is quite ill with the flu, and Buffalo has no healthy goalies left to call up from their AHL affiliate. As such, they may be in the market for a goalie given that they are in the playoff race. Detailed info here:

  • Carolina and Edmonton are in discussions to swap Tuomo Ruutu for Erik Cole. As discussed by Globe and Mail writer Mark Spector on the FAN 590 in Toronto. 
  • Bob Gainey has told winger Steve Begin that he will be dealt if the Canadiens can not use him down the stretch. (Globe and Mail)

1 comment:

  1. TSN reported Bell won't play tonight vs the Leafs. Too bad; would have liked to have seen him get 4 minutes of unproductive ice time...

    Ruutu for Cole seems pretty lateral for both teams. I'd rather the Oilers keep Cole for their potential playoff birth as I'd trust him over Ruutu any day. That said, no point in holding out for the playoffs if you might not ever get there!