Tag: Mike Lundin

Mike Lundin #10 of the Ottawa Senators skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on February 18, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. The Senators defeated the Devils 2-1 in the shootout.
(February 17, 2013 - Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America)

Report: Sens’ Lundin signs with KHL club


Mike Lundin has decided to sign with Barys Astana of the Kontinental Hockey League, according to Sports.ru’s Igor Eronko and the team’s site.

The 28-year-old defenseman is a veteran of 252 NHL games. He spent four seasons with the University of Maine before finding some success with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Things haven’t gone particularly well for him since he left Tampa Bay though. He signed with the Minnesota Wild for the 2011-12 campaign, but was limited to just 17 games due to injuries. He then suffered a broken finger and a concussion as a member of the Ottawa Senators in 2013 and ended up playing in just 11 games.

Lundin has never been a major offensive contributor at NHL level, but he is able eat up minutes and frequently blocked shots.

Sens let Latendresse walk


The Ottawa Senators’ resilient 2013 season argues that the franchise’s future is bright. Still, GM Bryan Murray has a lot of questions to answer (and probably some significant holes to fill).

Murray at least took care of one of them on Wednesday, as the Ottawa Sun reports that he parted ways with Guillaume Latendresse.

The explanation was simple enough for the oft-injured 26-year-old winger: he couldn’t get it done, although his tough luck with injuries begs a few “what if?” questions.

“If he hadn’t have gotten hurt he’d have been able to contribute here,” Murray said.

” … We knew his foot speed wasn’t going to be the reason we signed him. We thought around the net, being a front-of-the-net, goals, offensive zone type of guy and it never really got there for him.”

The report indicates that Mike Lundin and Peter Regin will be shown the door as well.

Daniel Alfredsson’s retirement is possibly the most significant change, but there are some other things to ponder.

At 39, Sergei Gonchar’s best days are behind him, so is it worth giving him the two-year contract he’s reportedly asking for? Will the team sign guys with one year left on their deals (such as Milan Michalek, Cory Conacher, Robin Lehner and Jared Cowen) to extensions?

There’s a lot to like about this team, although it could look quite different in 2013-14.

Latendresse seems upbeat about it, at least.


Sens’ Gryba likely out for Game 2


It was immediately apparent that Ottawa Senators defenseman Eric Gryba was in a bad way following a hit by Pittsburgh Penguins blueliner Brooks Orpik in Wednesday’s Game 1 match. The upper-body injury he suffered will probably keep him out in Game 2, as well, according to the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch.

Garrioch reports that the 25-year-old will be replaced by either Andre Benoit or Mike Lundin.

Here’s a side-by-side breakdown of the trio’s regular season stats, in case you want to play Senators head coach (don’t forget your imitation Paul MacLean mustache):

Gryba: 33 games played, six points, -3 rating and 20:17 minutes per game
Benoit: 33 GP, 10 points, -3 rating and 16:25 minutes per game
Lundin: 11 GP, 1 point, -2 rating and 15:30 minutes per game

Trade: Philly sends Zolnierczyk to Anaheim for Rosehill

Harry Zolnierczyk , Mike Lundin, Zac Rinaldo,  Peter Regin

The Anaheim Ducks have acquired forward Harry Zolnierczyk from Philadelphia in exchange for pugilist Jay Rosehill, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

Zolnierczyk, 25, has spent the last two seasons shuttling between Philly and its AHL affiliate in Adirondack. He played in 37 games for the Flyers during the 2011-12 season, scoring 3G-3A-6PTS.

This season, the former Brown University product appeared in seven games, making a name for himself with a series of controversial hits.

The most recent one came in early March, when he was suspended four games for charging Senators forward Mike Lundin. (Pictured)

Rosehill, 27, signed a one-year deal with the Ducks in early January, but has spent the entire season playing with AHL Norfolk. He’s actually been somewhat productive with the Admirals, scoring 4G-4A-8PTS in 33 games while racking up 90 PIM.

Rosehill last appeared in the NHL during the 2011-12 campaign, appearing in 31 games for Toronto. He failed to score a point but did register 60 penalty minutes and a minus-four rating.

So, what does this deal mean for each team?

Zolnierczyk’s aggressive ways will add to a Ducks team loaded with size: David Steckel (6-foot-6, 215 pounds) Bryan Allen (6-foot-5, 226 pounds), Sheldon Souray (6-foot-4, 233 pounds) Patrick Maroon (6-4, 225) and Brad Staubitz (30 fights over the last two seasons).

Of course, Harry Z will have to make the Ducks first. He’s reportedly off to Norfolk to start.

Rosehill could squeeze into the Flyers lineup given the injuries to forwards Danny Briere, Max Talbot and Jody Shelley, though it seems like the AHL is a more likely landing spot.

Senators’ Gonchar suffers undisclosed injury


The Ottawa Senators’ ridiculous run of injuries continued on Thursday as defenseman Sergei Gonchar suffered an undisclosed injury.

The good news is that head coach Paul MacLean didn’t seem too concerned about the mystery ailment, which will apparently be re-evaluated on Friday.

It’s especially cruel timing because the 38-year-old blueliner has been generating some of his best production in ages lately. He extended a nine-game point streak (one goal, 13 assists) with a helper in Ottawa’s 2-1 loss to the Boston Bruins tonight.

Again, it’s heartening that his issue might not be too serious, but the Senators’ injury list is just absurd:

  • Erik Karlsson (season over)
  • Jared Cowen (season over)
  • Jason Spezza (out indefinitely)
  • Milan Michalek (out indefinitely, season’s probably over)
  • Craig Anderson (day-to-day)
  • Marc Methot (day-to-day)
  • Mike Lundin (day-to-day)
  • David Dziurzynski (day-to-day)
  • Gonchar (we shall see)

Yup, that’s pretty outrageous.