Tag: Taylor Fedun

2015 Coors Light Stadium Series - Los Angeles Kings v San Jose Sharks

Sharks’ Irwin sidelined, Fedun recalled

The San Jose Sharks will be without Matt Irwin tonight when they play host to the Vancouver Canucks.

Irwin was injured during practice Friday and coach Todd McLellan is hoping its just a day-to-day situation with the defenseman.

“Until we get to tomorrow, we don’t know if that’s the time,” McLellan said per CSNBayArea.com.

The 27-year-old, who was frequently a healthy scratch during the first half of the season, had been playing some of his best hockey of the season prior to the injury. Irwin had at least a point in six of his last eight games, including a four-game streak.

“He’s been really good since he got back into the lineup,” McLellan said. “He worked so hard when he was out of the lineup to improve his footspeed and get quicker. Offensively, he’s contributing in a lot of areas.

“His confidence is at an all-time high. It’s unfortunate for him as an individual to not be able to continue on, but hopefully he’s very short tern and has the opportunity to get back in before he loses anything that he’s gained.”

Taylor Fedun, who was recalled Saturday, will not play against the Canucks. Scott Hannan is expected to take Irwin’s spot in the lineup. Hannan has been a healthy scratch the last two games.

Fedun had five goals and 24 assists to go along with a plus-1 rating in In 56 AHL games with the Worcester Sharks.

Saturday is the first recall of the season for the 26-year-old.

PHT Morning Skate: Where Jordan Staal starts talking contract with Carolina

Jordan Staal

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.

Jordan Staal and the Hurricanes will start talking contract soon. (News & Observer)

New CBA talks will start up on Friday. Wouldn’t it be nice to have that get wrapped up quickly? (Globe And Mail)

Uh oh, someone told Bill Plaschke about the Kings’ missing Stanley Cup puck. (Los Angeles Times)

The Oilers are set to make Ralph Krueger their new head coach. (Edmonton Journal)

John Tavares is set to be one of the players figuring into the CBA discussions. Not bad for a still pretty young kid. (Sportsnet)

Acquisitions don’t seem to turn out that great for the Sabres after guys arrive in Buffalo. Well that’s depressing. (Buffalo News)

Red Wings executive Jim Devellano has always regretted trading now Hall Of Fame center Adam Oates out of Detroit. (Detroit Free Press)

Speaking of Oates, bet you didn’t know he used to be a punk in high school, dyed hair and leather jackets and all. (D.C. Sports Bog)

Robin Lehner is working hard to be the hot prospect in Ottawa again. (Senators Extra)

Brad Staubitz wants to return to Montreal. (Montreal Gazette)

Taylor Fedun’s comeback from a shattered leg is incredible. (Edmonton Journal)

PHT Morning Skate: Where Dean Lombardi is feeling nervous

Dean Lombardi

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.

Kings GM Dean Lombardi was feeling nervous about his young team before Game 4. A parent always worries about his kids so it’s sort of like that but with millionaire players instead. (Toronto Sun)

Are the Kings feeling frustrated? The Devils are thinking that’s the case. (NHL.com)

Lisa Dillman says the Kings’ momentum got thrown under a bus. A Motley Crue-esque party bus. (Los Angeles Times)

Brad Stuart’s trade to San Jose could create a crowded blue line for the Sharks. (CSNBayArea.com)

Taylor Fedun is back to normal skating. His comeback from a nasty broken leg is going well. (Oilers)

A hockey coach in Newfoundland was suspended for a year for letting his kids study for school instead of attending opening ceremonies for a tournament. Oh, Canada you so crazy. (CBC)