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Friday, January 12, 2007

Moves around the NHL

The Flyers claimed Michael Leighton from waivers on Thursday.
This is a bit of a surprise with Nittymaki and Esche on their roster. Leighton will stay with the big club. The Flyers are rumored to be shopping Esche or Nittymaki, there is also rumors about Nittymaki might needing surgery on his hip now rather then the end of the season.

Former Bruin Tim Taylor is going to try to play and try to push back having hip surgery. Taylor who is an excellent role player and great PK player.

Ryan Smyth's agent is in contract talks with the Oilers to keep him north of the boreder before he becomes a UFA at the end of the season.

Washington Capitals resigned backup goalie Brent Johnson to a two-year/$1.625 million contract. Johnson sports a 4-5-3 record with a GAA of 3.50 and a save percentage of .893.

Former UNH, Lowell Lock Monster, and Hobby Baker winner Jason Krog was picked up on waivers by the NY Rangers. He had only one goal and four points in 14 games this season for the Thrashers, in the NHL. In the AHL this season with Chicago he racked up 19 goals and 52 points in only 25 games. The former Wildcat is now 31.

Oilers are eying some D-men for help among the names are The Oilers are also believed to be pursuing St. Louis Blues Eric Brewer (who's played for them before), Florida Panthers Mike Van Ryn, and Flyers Joni Pitkanen. Also there have been some rumors around Bruin's dealing brad Stuart to Edmonton too.

While Toronto continues to play without Sundin and Tucker might be looking to deal for Ladislav Nagy.


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