After spending a season with the KHL’s AK Bars Kazan, forward Tomas Vincour has decided to return to the Colorado Avalanche’s organization, according to the Czech league’s HC Kometa Brno’s official website.
Vincour, who is a native of the Czech city Brno, was taken in the fifth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Dallas Stars and went on to play in 86 games with the club. However, Dallas traded him to Colorado in April 2013 in exchange for Cameron Gaunce. Vincour only played in two games with the Avalanche following the trade, but he had five goals and 11 points in six contests with the AHL Lake Erie Monsters.
The 23-year-old has seven goals and 16 points in his 88 career NHL contests. He had six goals and 11 points in 39 KHL contests in 2013-14.
If Vincour is indeed rejoining the Avalanche, then he will have a tough time making the team’s opening game roster given that they already have 13 forwards signed to one-way contracts, not including Nathan MacKinnon.
The Rangers are getting ready for their second straight matinee game on Saturday, but head coach Alain Vigneault wasn’t done addressing yesterday’s loss to the Bruins.
After Friday’s game, Bruins coach Claude Julien wasn’t pleased with Henrik Lundqvist‘s “acting” that led to a goalie interference penalty being called on forward Brad Marchand (above) and he let everyone know it in his postgame press conference.
On Saturday, it was Alain Vigneault’s turn to lash out.
“Well, (the Rangers public relations staff) filled me in a little bit on what was said after the game,” Vigneault said via the New York Daily News. “I mean it’s a little disappointing. Obviously everybody saw the knee to the head. The comments on Hank were very inappropriate. The way Hank conducts himself, on the ice, away from the rink, off the ice, the example that he sets. Who would you rather have as a son, Henrik Lundqvist or Brad Marchand? For him to say things like that about Hank, totally wrong, and probably Claude is getting a little older and needs to check his eyesight.”
The Rangers will take on the Flyers at 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Dubinsky to have hearing for cross-check on Crosby
As you can see in the above video, Dubinsky delivers a two-handed cross-check to Crosby’s neck, so the fact that he’s getting a hearing is no surprise.
“There’s no secret. I try to play him as hard as I can,” said Dubinsky. “That being said, I don’t try and do anything dirty. I felt like my stick ride up his back a little bit. He’s kind of bent over there in front. But again, that’s not the type of player I am. I’m going to play hard, but try and play fair and play in between the whistle.”
Crosby isn’t willing to give Dubinsky the benefit of the doubt.
#Pens Crosby on Dubinsky hit: I'm OK. I'm not surprised. If I was going to get one of those shots, it was going to be from him -SK