Pre-Olympic Roster Freeze Updates

None of these guys will be traded, but they're all playing in Vancouver.

At 3 pm EST on Friday, Feb. 12, the NHL is imposing a roster freeze that will last the duration of the Olympics. Because the Olympic roster freeze expires on Feb. 28 and the league’s final trade deadline is March 3, there could be a lot of action taking place on Friday.

As trades are made and players are placed on waivers, we’ll keep you updated here.

Florida Panthers GM Randy Sexton has been pretty vocal with his feelings regarding the play of his team, and has already started shaking things up. Before Thursday night’s games, the Panthers traded C Dominic Moore, 28, to the Montreal Canadiens for a 2011 second round draft pick. UPDATE: Reports on Friday morning are that the Panthers cancelled their scheduled practice, and that Sexton has sent a letter to season ticket holders telling them to “expect major changes.” Stay tuned!

Carolina Hurricanes have traded center Matt Cullen to the Ottawa Senators for defenseman Alexandre Picard and a 2010 second round draft pick. Cullen, 33, has 40 points (12 G, 28 A) in 60 games this season. Picard, 24, has 15 points (4 G, 11 A) in 45 games this year.

The Detroit Red Wings are expected to make a roster move to make room under the cap for defenseman Andeas Lilja. TSN’s Bob MacKenzie is reporting that the Red Wings will place forward Brad May on waivers to make space. May, 38, was signed by Detroit on Oct. 8 to cover for the mounting injury absences, and has just one point, an assist, in 40 games.

The Ottawa Senators have placed forward Jonathan Cheechoo on waivers. Cheechoo, 29, has 14 points (5 G, 9 A) this year in 61 games.

The New York Rangers acquired Jody Shelley from the San Jose Sharks for a conditional sixth round draft choice in 2011.

Also, the Calgary Flames have placed C Jamie Lundmark on waivers. Lundmark, 29, has 9 points (4 G, 5 A) in 21 games so far this year. UPDATE: Lundmark was claimed on Saturday morning by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

9 thoughts on “Pre-Olympic Roster Freeze Updates

  1. ek says hawks in on david booth???? that’s a big cap hit… but i’d much rather have that spartan than versteeg, barker, skille and others…

    wonder if we can get seidenberg from there?

    what about voukoun? would he waive his no movement clause???


  2. Booth makes NO sense at all for the Hawks unless somehoe Vokoun/Huet are involved. We can’t afford his $4.25M hit for the next four years.

  3. from mckenzie’s twitter…

    # Hearing about a lot of chatter between Minnesota and Chicago. Interesting to see if they get something done before 3 pm eastern. 16 minutes ago from UberTwitter

  4. RT @Russostrib: Wild definitely working on trying to make trade within next 20 mins, and as @tsnbobmckenzie said, Chicago appears the team

    kim jonsson? marek zidlicky? both UFA

  5. IF Chi-Min deal goes down, I believe Kim Johnsson ends up in Chicago and Cam Barker goes to Minny but it may be bigger and it isn’t done yet (mckenzie tweet)

  6. McKenzie just said Kim Johnsson for Barker but the deal could grow… gotta go down soon if it does before the Olympics…

  7. mkenzie: Hearing the Min-Chi deal got done before the deadline. Working to verify that and the details.

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