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Old 11-29-2006, 07:06 AM   #441
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Bettman says Penguins sale should be final in 2-3 weeks
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

By Shelly Anderson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Canadian billionaire Jim Balsillie, who signed a purchase agreement in October to buy the Penguins, could close on the sale in the next two or three weeks, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said yesterday.

Balsillie, who needs NHL approval to complete the purchase, is scheduled to meet with the executive committee of the league board of governors Monday morning in Florida. The full board of governors then meets later Monday and into Tuesday.

"Assuming the interview [with the executive board] goes well -- and we have no reason to believe that it won't -- then we'll brief the board in the meeting and then shortly thereafter we'll have what's known as a fax vote," said Bettman, who was in town to attend the Penguins' game against the New York Islanders.

"I anticipate that sometime by mid-December, give or take, the franchise will be closed upon."

Balsillie is chairman and co-CEO of Research in Motion, a company based in Waterloo, Ontario, that makes the popular BlackBerry wireless devices.

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Bettman basically went on to say last night that the Isle of Capri is the best way to go for the city, fans, team and residents of Pittsburgh and that if the Isle of Capri is not chosen then the situation becomes very murky.
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Crosby is leading the NHL in PPG.
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Defenseman improving


Defenseman Mark Eaton has gained some dexterity in his left hand and was holding a small bottled beverage as he visited with his teammates.

"It definitely feels better than it did three weeks ago," said Eaton, who had complicated surgery Nov. 7 for a dislocated wrist after he was sent flying into the boards by San Jose's Jonathan Cheechoo.

Eaton said the prognosis is still 10 to 12 weeks -- which means another 7 to 9 weeks.

"Hopefully, it's the short end of that, but it's not something you want to press or force," said Eaton, whose forearm, wrist and lower hand are still heavily wrapped.

"It's better now," he said of using his left hand. "The first couple of weeks it was tough trying to open bottles, tie shoes and whatnot."

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7-9 more weeks? Sheesh! I didn't think the injury would keep him out that long - that pretty much puts him out until late January-mid February. Hopefully the Pens can continue to play well defensively in his absence, though it's still a huge loss to the team.
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Wow, that is quite a while. I thought he would be back sooner.
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Yeah Prosdo, it's going to be a while unfortunately. He stated a few weeks ago that it's probably going to take 12 weeks to fully heal. He wasn't kidding.

Also....

Looks like LeClair will be gone in the near future: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06334/742365-61.stm

It's going to be difficult trying to trade him. His value is not exactly appealing nor is the $1.5 million remaining on his contract.
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Penguins put veteran LeClair on waivers
Winger had been seeing less playing time recently

Friday, December 01, 2006

By Shelly Anderson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Winger John LeClair, who is probably best known for his prolific seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers in the 1990s, was put on waivers by the Penguins yesterday.

Other teams have until noon today to claim LeClair, 37. If that doesn't happen, it doesn't necessarily mean the end of his career.

"I do know he wants to play," Penguins general manager Ray Shero said. "Who knows? We might even need him back here."

LeClair's points and playing time were diminished this season, and he was a healthy scratch from the lineup in two of the past six games, including Tuesday's 3-2 win against the New York Islanders.

"That was unacceptable for John," said Shero, who met with LeClair at least twice this week to try to work something out.

LeClair practiced with the Penguins at Mellon Arena, skating on an improbable line with Ryan Malone, who is coming back from injury and is barred from contact, and Andre Roy, who later yesterday was sent to the Penguins' American Hockey League minor-league club in Wilkes-Barre.

LeClair did not speak with reporters after practice and did not accompany the team to New Jersey, where it will play the Devils tonight. LeClair and his agent, Lewis Gross, did not return phone messages.

LeClair said Wednesday that he found the situation frustrating, but there was little evidence of that when he was around his teammates.

"Instead of something blowing up, which didn't happen, we both wanted to be proactive," Shero said. "He was OK with this decision. He was going to go home and spend a day or two with his family."

LeClair had 2 goals and 5 assists for 7 points and was minus-2 in 21 games this season. He was averaging 11 minutes, 51 seconds of ice time, several minutes below most of the forwards playing regularly.

LeClair signed with the Penguins as a free agent before the 2005-06 season and is making $1.5 million this season. Any team claiming him will have to pick up the balance of his salary this season.

If no team claims him, the Penguins could send him to Wilkes-Barre but would still have to pay him his NHL salary. Shero declined to say whether such an assignment might happen.

"We both agreed that we would see if he was claimed and talk at that point," Shero said. "I'm supportive of him and if I can help him get a different opportunity, I will."

If LeClair is not claimed, the Penguins could opt to assign him to Wilkes-Barre, then bring him back up to the NHL roster. He would have to go through re-entry waivers, during which any team could sign him and split his salary evenly with the Penguins for the rest of the season.

LeClair has played in 987 NHL games over 17 seasons with Montreal, Philadelphia and the Penguins. He has 406 goals, 413 assists for 819 points, with 65 game-winning goals and 118 power-play goals. He also has 42 goals and 89 points in 154 playoff games.

He entered this season ranked eighth in the NHL in goals (330) since 1995-96.

The native of St. Albans, Vt., played college hockey at the University of Vermont and was a second-round draft pick by Montreal in 1987.

He was the first American-born player to have three 50-goal seasons -- he had them in succession beginning in 1995-96 -- and has topped 25 goals seven times.

Last season, he was the Penguins' third-leading scorer with 51 points, including 22 goals, in 73 games. He got 25 of those points, including 12 goals, over his final 27 games.

But that hot streak did not continue into this season.

He did not get his first point, an assist, until the ninth game of the season and didn't score until the 15th game.

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Roy was also placed on waivers and he cleared (big surprise there with Patrick's million dollar a year signing). He is currently in WBS.
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Nice notes which should benefit the Penguins tonight SCM.....

Penguins vs Devils tonight.

The Devils are coming off of a 1-3-1 road trip, including 0-3-1 against Western Conference teams for their first four-game losing streak since Dec. 6-11.

Devils offense has five goals over a four-game losing streak and no more than two goals in any of their past five games, in which they were 3 for 24 on the power play. On the season, New Jersey's 53 goals were third-lowest in the NHL going into last night. They have no short-handed goals.
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