We will have some live comments from Glen Sather at around 4:30, right here.
Martin Biron suffered a fractured collarbone in practice and is out indefinitely. Cam Talbot has been called up to back up Lundqvist.
“Can’t speak about the Richards situation (tampering rules). So that’s sort of a dead issue to me.”
Biron: “Is a big loss for our team. … A very upbeat guy.”
Lundqvist “has had a lot of time off already, and he loves to play. … so we think thay maybe the backup will play one or two games between now and the end of the year, but not more than that.”
On dealing before the deadline:
“When you get down to the end it’s really a frenzy for the last six or eight hours … a lot of people interested in our young guys but we didn’t want to give up any of our kids. … we wanted a left shooting defenseman, and I think with McCabe we did that … but our goal was not to give up any of the young players we have, and not only the ones who are here but those coming up and those in junior and in college.”
“We’ve got a hard-working team … I didn’t want to disrupt (it).”
Didn’t have much time to find an inexpensive NHL goalie with experience to back up Lundqvist. “I know it’s risky.”
On the team’s set up now:
“They work hard, they’re competitive, and we’ve been playing very well. We haven’t score enough goals the last few days, but we’re going to get healthy and I think we’re going to be just fine.”
“You can go from 12th place to fourth place pretty easily.”—that’s why there were so few trades today, in his opinion.
“The risk (is) you’re going to hurt your chemistry (with a lot of deals). You’ve got to give to get something. You’ve got to be careful you don’t overpay.”
“We’ve got a couple of kids (goalies) who have played well. … we looked around today. I talked about some veteran guys. People who had these guys just wanted too much or didn’t want to move them.”
“I talked to him today and he said he felt good all day. He’s been getting some headaches at night but they’ve been less and less. I think he’ll be back before too long.”
“There was a lot of interest in our young guys … quite a bit of interest.”
“Boogaard will probably be back … Hard to put a timeline on it. Drury’s the biggest question mark of all. I don’t think he will be back.”
End of conference call.