NHL notebook: Sabres GM shopping goalie Miller, says AP source
• A person familiar with discussions told the Associated Press that Sabres GM Tim Murray continues to pursue offers for goalie Ryan Miller with the intention of dealing him before the NHL trade deadline March 5. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because Murray did not speak to reporters Monday. The person said the team's first option is trading Miller, who is in the final year of his contract. Option No. 2 would be making a bid to re-sign Miller if a trade can't be completed. Miller was not at Sabres practice Monday because the United States backup goalie was traveling from the Sochi Games.
• Alex Ovechkin will resume practice with the Capitals on Tuesday after a disappointing Olympics and a health scare involving his father. Ovechkin and the Russians were eliminated in the quarterfinals at the Winter Games last week. He then learned his father was having heart problems and required surgery.
• Injured Lightning star Steven Stamkos is recovering but not ready yet to return to the lineup. Stamkos is sitting out a four-game post-Olympic trip that starts Thursday at Nashville. Stamkos underwent X-rays on Monday that revealed that his broken right shin, which has sidelined him since November, is improving but not enough for him to be cleared to play in games.
• Former Avalanche forward Milan Hejduk is retiring from the NHL. Hejduk, 38, played 14 seasons in the NHL, all with the Avalanche. The three-time Olympian and native of the Czech Republic scored 375 goals in 1,020 games and won a Stanley Cup in 2001.
• Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has been cleared by doctors to increase his physical activity, and now Nashville has to decide what's next for the two-time Vezina Trophy finalist.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.