Flyers general manager Bob Clarke has not ruled out the possibility of keeping center Keith Primeau on injured reserve through the remainder of the regular season in an effort to clear up his post-concussion symptoms by the playoffs.
Primeau earns $3,166,000 this season against the league’s $39 million salary cap. If he remains on injured reserve through the remainder of the season, the Flyers would have approximately $2.8 million against the cap to sign another player.
The NHL has released its January mid-term player rankings for the 2006 Entry Draft, and there’s a new kid on the block ranked at No 1.
Super sophomore centre Eric Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes is the NHL’s offensive player of the week after tallying three goals and four assists in three games.
Veteran New Jersey goaltender Martin Brodeur, who led the Devils to three victories with a 0.65 goals-against average and .975 save percentage, is the league’s defensive player of the week.