February 21, 2009

Dobber Sports

2009-02-21

 

Columbus has claimed Chris Gratton off of re-entry waivers from Tampa Bay.

 

An update in the Tennessean on Alexander Radulov during an interview with Bettman: Alexander Radulov. Russia's Continental Hockey League has refused neutral-site arbitration regarding the talented forward, who left the Predators for Russia last summer despite having a year left on his NHL contract. "Our position on that has been very clear: Radulov is in breach of his contract," Bettman said. "The KHL has acknowledged to me that they know he had a valid contract and frankly, the way they've conducted themselves in this whole manner is unacceptable.''
Bettman said that's the reason there has been no progress toward a transfer agreement — a set of rules regarding international player movement — with the Russians. If Radulov wants to return to the NHL, Bettman said: "He owes the Predators a year under his contract … He's going to have to deal with the Nashville Predators.''

 

Rene Bourque is proof positive that you have to trust my Band-Aid Boys list. Last season he missed 20 games and he missed 38 the season before. He was a career year, on pace for 56 points, 98 PIMs and a plus-25. He is out with a high-ankle sprain. Don't expect him back in February or March. This opens up a spot for a dark horse PIM guy in Brandon Prust. The team recalled Jamie Lundmark.

 

Jannik Hansen injured his finger and will be out indefinitely. The 'Nucks recalled Bolduc from the AHL

 

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Alex Kovalev will be back in the lineup today, but with little fanfare thanks to the Kostitsyn brothers debacle. I wonder if this is what Mikhail Grabovski was yapping about in Belarus that made the Kostitsyn's dislike him.

 

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