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Canucks recall defenseman Sanguinetti from Utica

The Vancouver Canucks have recalled defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti from the American Hockey League’s Utica Comets.

Sanguinetti, 26, has eight goals and 17 points in 27 AHL games this season.

According to Steve Ewen of The Vancouver Province, Sanguinetti isn’t expected to play tonight when the Canucks visit the Anaheim Ducks or Tuesday night in San Jose.

Sanguinetti’s recall is more of an insurance as the club had just six healthy defenseman on the roster with Dan Hamhuis (groin) still out.

It’s the second time this season Sanguinetti has been recalled. He got the call from the Canucks on Nov. 13, but reassigned Nov. 15 before playing in a game.

Originally the New York Rangers first-round selection (21st overall) in 2006, Sanguinetti has appeared in 45 career NHL games with the Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes where he has two goals and six points.

PHT Morning Skate: Wendel Clark thinks highly of Clarkson

2012 Stanley Cup Final - Media Day

PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Nick Leddy brought the Stanley Cup to Minneapolis yesterday. The Minnesota-native was drafted by the Wild, but traded to Chicago in 2010. (Star Tribune)

Wendel Clark thinks newly signed Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson is a more talented player than he was. (NHL.com)

25-year-old defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti is reportedly heading to the KHL after spending the 2013 campaign with the Carolina Hurricanes. (Hurricanes.nhl.com)

Andrew Ference gave Matt Brown the Boston Bruins’ Army Ranger jacket, which was given to the top player after each playoff victory. Brown is a former hockey player, but he was paralyzed during a game in 2010. “Everything the jacket represented, he’s just that to a T, so I knew it would be special to him and I knew it would be special to me,” Ference said. (Boston Globe)

19-year-old forward Riley Barber was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the sixth round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and he’s already looking like a potential steal. (CSN Washington)

Steve Politi sees Ilya Kovalchuk’s decision to leave the New Jersey Devils as an “absolute disaster.” At least for now. (Star-Ledger)

‘Canes letting Corvo, Ellis, LaRose go to market

Joe Corvo

Sounds like a number of veteran Hurricanes are unlikely to be back with the club next year.

Carolina GM Jim Rutherford confirmed the club is letting defenseman Joe Corvo and goalie Dan Ellis become unrestricted free agents on July 5, along with forwards Chad LaRose and Tim Brent and defensemen Bobby Sanguinetti and Marc-Andre Bergeron.

“We will let them go into free agency,” Rutherford told the Raleigh News & Observer. “We’ll see if some make it back to us or if we make it back to them.”

Corvo, 36, has done three tours of duty with the ‘Canes — 2007-09, 2010-11 and 2013. He appeared in 40 games last season, scoring 6G-11A-17PTS while averaging close to 19 minutes per night.

Ellis, 32, recently told the Observer he and the ‘Canes were “talking back and forth” about a new deal, but those talks seemed to have cooled.

The journeyman netminder signed in Carolina last season on a one-year, $800,000 deal, primarily to serve as a veteran backup to starter Cam Ward — then got forced into starting duty when Ward was lost for the year with a knee injury.

Ellis went 6-8-2 with a .906 save percentage and 3.13 GAA, occasionally splitting duties with third-stringer Justin Peters.

Of the other remaining UFAs, LaRose is probably the most notable.

He’s spent his entire eight-year career in Carolina, appearing in over 500 regular season games and 39 playoff contests — 21 of which came during the Stanley Cup run of 2006.

LaRose, 31, had a good year in 2011-12, scoring 19G-13A-32PTS — a career-high in points, despite only playing 67 games.

No Staal, Boyle, Clowe or Dorsett for Rangers in Game 1


The Rangers will be shorthanded upon opening their opening-round playoff series against Washington on Thursday.

The Blueshirts will be without the services of Marc Staal, Brian Boyle, Ryane Clowe and Derek Dorsett tonight, according to NHL.com’s Dan Rosen.

Staal, Boyle and Dorsett all skated Thursday morning while Clowe stayed off the ice — though he did travel to Washington with the club.

As for where each guy is at, health-wise…

Clowe: Missed the final game of the regular season — a 4-0 win over New Jersey — after hurting what first appeared to be his leg against Carolina.

The New York Daily News later reported Clowe might’ve actually suffered a concussion after taking a Bobby Sanguinetti elbow to the face.

Boyle: Missed the final six games of the regular season with a right leg injury, stemming from a hit by Philly blueliner Luke Schenn on April 16.

His participation in practice today was the first time he’s skated with teammates since suffering the injury.

Staal: Out since Mar. 5 with an eye injury. Closer to returning than ever before, but still hesitant given he’s still experiencing slightly blurred vision.

“As soon as I’m not second-guessing myself or hesitating and doing things I normally do become automatic is when I can jump into a playoff-type game,” he told the Daily News. “You go out there in a playoff game and you’re thinking too much, you’re going to get yourself in trouble and the team.”

Dorsett: Out since early March after breaking his collarbone, the former Blue Jacket sounds as though he’s preparing to return to game action and make his Rangers debut at some point during opening round.

“You can’t predict,” he explained. “But if everything keeps going the way it has and there are no setbacks, I hope to be ready sometime during this series.”

Video: Morrow scores first goal for Penguins

Brenden Morrow

Yesterday, we passed along word that Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero wasn’t concerned about Brenden Morrow going goalless in his first six games as a Penguin.

Maybe he knew something we didn’t.

Morrow bumped the slump in Game No. 7, giving Pittsburgh a temporary 2-1 first-period lead against the ‘Canes on Tuesday night:

The goal was set up by another one of Pittsburgh’s recent acquisitions — Jussi Jokinen — who they acquired from Carolina, oddly enough.

(Carolina would tie the score at two later in the period on a Bobby Sanguinetti goal.)

Heading into tonight’s action, Morrow didn’t seem overly concerned about his goal drought, which was at 12 games.

“Of course, I wish I had already scored,” Morrow told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Throughout my career I just do the simple things and I keep going to the net.

“Eventually, the hockey gods start sending the bounces my way.”