Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday . . .

F Brad Moran (Calgary, 1995-2000) signed a two-year contract with the Växjö Lakers (Sweden Elitserien). He had 20 goals and 51 assists in 79 games for the Oklahoma City Barons (AHL) this season. Växjö won promotion to Elitserien, Sweden's top league, earlier this month. Växjö GM Henrik Evertsson: "Brad is a skilled centre with Elitserien experience. We feel he is an important and exciting piece for our team." Moran played two seasons in Elitserien for Skellefteå (2008-10), where he had 25 goals and 57 assists in 110 league games and was an assistant captain during his second season there.
JUST NOTES: D Martin Marincin of the Prince George Cougars has signed a three-year deal with the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers. He was a second-round pick in the 2010 NHL draft. Marincin had 56 points, including 14 goals, in 67 games in his freshman season with the Cougars. . . . F Cody Eakin of the Kootenay Ice is the WHL’s player of the week. He had two goals and two assists as the Ice opened the Eastern Conference final with two victories over the Tigers in Medicine Hat. The series resumes tonight in Cranbrook. . . . The Ice goes into that game having won a franchise-record nine straight playoff games. It also has set a franchise record by winning six of those on the road. . . . The Ice will have F Sam Reinhart in the lineup from now through season’s end. Reinhart, the 15th overall pick in the 2010 bantam draft, is fresh off the Telus Cup in St. John’s Nfld., where he put up 20 points, including seven goals, in seven games for the Vancouver-North West Giants. . . . As of late Monday night, the WHL hadn’t changed the suspension to Medicine Hat F Cole Grbavac from ‘tbd’ to a definite length. He was suspended under supplemental discipline for a hit on Ice F Steele Boomer in Game 1. Neither player dressed for Game 2, and Boomer is expected to miss at least two more games with a suspected concussion.
Dave Shoalts of The Globe and Mail reports that Tom Gaglardi, the majority owner of the Kamloops Blazers, “has agreed to a price and most of the terms for buying the Dallas Stars – and if he can steer it through bankruptcy court with the bankers in charge of the sale, the Vancouver businessman will be the NHL team’s new owner.”
That story is right here.
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