NHL Rumor Wire – June 8th, 2011

NY Daily News: Jesse Spector reports, The New York Rangers can breathe easy. Brad Richards is not going anywhere. At least not yet. “The Stars have not asked Brad to waive his no-trade clause, and at this point in time, he has no intention of doing so,” agent Pat Morris told the Daily News Monday night when informed that a source had said a move to the Toronto Maple Leafs could be completed by the end of this week. “We’re still pointing toward July 1.”

Ottawa Citizen: Allen Panzeri reports, Ottawa SenatorsDaniel Alfredsson will have surgery on his lower back this Friday, Senators general manager Bryan Murray confirmed Tuesday. The surgery will be performed to relieve a nerve that has been exerting pressure on the Ottawa Senators captain’s lower back, hindering his ability to skate.

Ottawa Citizen: reports, Binghamton’s success in the American Hockey League playoffs is delaying Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray’s decision on hiring a new coach. At the very least, Murray will give Binghamton coach Kurt Kleinendorst the courtesy of a formal interview when he finally puts up his feet after taking the Senators AHL affiliate on the long road to the Calder Cup final. Binghamton led the Houston Aeros 3-2 before Tuesday’s Game 6 in Houston.

Star Tribune:Michael Russo reports, Quick update from the coaching front, where it’s looking more and more like Todd Richards will be behind an NHL bench again next season. The Minnesota Wild has made it clear to NHL teams that they have permission to speak to the former Wild coach, who has one more year left on his Minnesota contract. Richards has begun to be contacted by NHL teams seeking assistant coaches.


Tags: Brad Richards Bryan Murray Daniel Alfredsson Ilya Bryzgalov Jason LaBarbera Kurt Kleinendorst Minnesota Wild Ottawa Senators Philadelphia Flyers Phoenix Coyotes Tampa Bay Lightning The New York Rangers Todd Richards Toronto Maple Leafs Washington Capitals

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