Yashin Not Planning On Attending Camp With The Isles
News:Alexei Yashin is not planning on attending camp with the Islanders, according to Newsday.
Analysis:Alexei Yashin stated that he doesn't know what this season has in store for him. Truth is the Isles don't really have any room for him and if he does plan on playing in the NHL this season, he is probably better off looking for another opportunity.
News:Alexei Yashin is still skating with several of the Islanders, according to Newsday.
Analysis:Alexei Yashin has not been extended an informal invite to camp but plans on skating with the team Wednesday and Thursday. The Isles are still being charged $2.204 million a season against the cap for his buyout, so it would certainly be ironic if they did sign him to a contract to play this season, but we certainly wouldn't bet on that happening.
News:Alexei Yashin skated with several Islanders on Tuesday, according to Newsday.
Analysis: Sources still believe that the chance of Alexei Yashin signing with the Islanders are slim to none, but there might be some team out there interested in his services.
News: The Islanders seem to be the only team interested in signing Yashin, according to Newsday.
Analysis: This news comes from Yashin's agent Mark Gandler. Even the Isles have slowed down in their pursuit of Yashin, who may have to go back to the KHL where he does apparently have several interested teams. There are plenty of rumors floating about that the Islanders will make a big move ahead of next Monday's vote for a new coliseum, but signing Yashin may force the team's fans to revolt.
News: Both general manager Garth Snow of the Islanders and Yashin's agent Mark Gandler have confirmed to Newsday that the two sides have discussed a potential reunion with the 37-year-old Russian center.
Analysis: Yashin isn't going to help too many people as a high-level fantasy guy any more, and even in the KHL last season he wasn't anywhere near a point-per-game player. However, he still has the talent to play in the NHL, and he could provide a nice veteran presence and secondary source of scoring if the Isles decided to go that route.
News: Former New York Islanders captain Alexei Yashin will play next season with Locomotiv Yaroslavl of the Russian Super League after failing to get a NHL contract offer to his liking. Yashin, who had the final four seasons of his 10-year contract bought out by the Islanders in June, agreed to terms Friday on a one-year deal with the Russian team he played with during the 2004-05 NHL lockout. Yashin had 18 goals and 32 assists in 58 games last season, his second as Islanders captain. He never regained his early-season scoring touch after spraining his right knee in November. The 33-year-old center missed 24 games overall because of the injury.
Analysis: Financial terms weren't immediately available. The contract doesn't provide Yashin with an out-clause to return to the NHL next season, his agent Todd Diamond told The Associated Press in a phone interview. "He's committed to them," Diamond said. "They were very aggressive the entire time. They told us they wanted him and they told us they wanted to win a championship there as they have in the past and they felt that Alexei was the guy." Diamond said three or four NHL teams made what he called solid offers to sign Yashin, but added there was disappointment in the deals presented to his client.
News:New York Newsday reports Alexei Yashin had the remaining four years of his contract bought out by the Islanders. The contract can be bought out for two-thirds of what the remaining monies were.
Analysis: Yashin will be an unrestricted free agent and he has expressed an interest in returning to the Ottawa Senators. Sure, why not? They had their most successful season last year in reaching the Stanley Cup Finals. It is extremely unlikely the feeling is mutual about his return by Ottawa brass. He is now an unrestricted free agent.
News: Alexei Yashin's point-scoring streak was snapped at seven games in Thursday's contest against the Maple Leafs.
Analysis: Yashin still has three goals and eight points over the past seven games. He remains a must-start in all Fantasy leagues for the final two games of the season.
News: Alexei Yashin scored in Tuesday's game against the Rangers, as the Islanders won the season series from their rivals, five games to three.
Analysis: Yashin extended his point streak to seven games with three goals and five assists. He remains a must-start in most Fantasy formats.
News: Alexei Yashin managed a power play goal in Tuesday's game against the Devils, extending his point streak to four games. He has managed a goal on the man advantage for the second straight game.
Analysis: Yashin has posted two goals and two assists during the stretch and has been the only consistent member of the Islanders offense lately.
News: New York Newsday reports Alexei Yashin was demoted to the fourth line in Tuesday's game at Tampa Bay, as coach Ted Nolan was steamed that he did not cover Vincent Lecavalier in the second period, leading to a goal. "Whether it's our captain or not, you have to perform. At this time of the year, there's no excuses."
Analysis: Yashin has managed just two points in six games since returning to the lineup after a knee injury. Keep him reserved in all Fantasy leagues until he can officially re-emerge from the coach's doghouse. The move is likely temporary, however.
News: Alexei Yashin posted a goal in Tuesday's game at Montreal, the 14th of the season and his first since Jan. 15. It was his first point in three games since returning from his knee injury.
Analysis: Yashin is starting to build up his stamina and his ice time will steadily increase as a result. He remains a solid No. 2 or 3 Fantasy center in all leagues.
News: Alexei Yashin (knee) returned to the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rangers. He was scoreless with two shots on goal in 10:33 of ice time.
Analysis: Despite the scoreless game, it appears safe to get Yashin back into the active Fantasy lineup in all leagues.
News: Islanders captain Alexei Yashin, who missed his 16th straight game (knee) on Monday at N.Y. Rangers, is expected to return Thursday in the rematch on the Island.
Analysis: Keep Yashin reserved in all Fantasy leagues until he can officially return and prove his health in consecutive games without any lingering effects of the injury.
News: New York Newsday is reporting Alexei Yashin (knee tendinitis) is targeting a return to the lineup on Thursday against the Rangers. Coach Ted Nolan said that he would like Yashin to put in some practice time before returning to the lineup.
Analysis: Look for Yashin to line up with newly-acquired Ryan Smyth and All-Star Jason Blake when he is healthy enough to return. He will be a must-start when he finally gets back on the ice and that look to be during Fantasy Week 23 (March 12-18).
News: New York Newsday reports Alexei Yashin (knee) has resumed skating, but there is still no timetable for him to return to the lineup. He added that the knee is getting better, but "it will take time."
Analysis: Keep Yashin reserved in all Fantasy leagues until he can officially return and prove his health in consecutive games without any lingering effect of the injury.
News: Islanders C Alexei Yashin (knee) did not play Saturday against the Devils.
Analysis: Yashin has now missed nine straight games and should be reserved in all Fantasy leagues until he can officially return and prove his health.
News: Alexei Yashin (knee) remained sidelined for Thursday's game against the Bruins. The team has not announced a timetable for his return, only saying he will return when he is 100 percent healthy.
Analysis: Yashin has now missed eight straight games and should be reserved in all Fantasy leagues until he can officially return and prove his health.
News: Shawn Bates (lower body) and Alexei Yashin (knee) each missed their seventh consecutive game on Tuesday night at Toronto.
Analysis: The duo remains day to day, with Bates likely a little closer to a return than the center. Keep them both reserved in all Fantasy leagues until they can officially return and prove their health in consecutive games without any lingering effects of the injury.
News: Islanders centers Alexei Yashin (Knee) and Shawn Bates (groin) each missed their sixth straight game Saturday against the Bruins.
Analysis: Yashin remains day to day. He should be kept reserved in all Fantasy leagues until he can make his return to the ice.
News: Alexei Yashin (knee) was unable to play in Thursday's game at New Jersey, missing his fifth straight contest.
Analysis: The team has said he will not return until he is completely healed, although no estimate or exact timetable was given on when that will be. If he is unable to play by this weekend, keep him reserved for Fantasy Week 20 (Feb. 12-18) in all leagues.
News: Alexei Yashin (knee) missed his fourth consecutive game on Wednesday against the Flyers and is likely OUT for Thursday's game at New Jersey.
Analysis: The team has said he will not return until he is completely healed, although no estimate or exact timetable was given on when that will be. If he is unable to play by this weekend, keep him reserved for Fantasy Week 20 (Feb. 12-18) in all leagues.
News: Alexei Yashin (knee) missed his second consecutive game on Saturday afternoon at Montreal. Jeff Tambellini is in the lineup in his absence.
Analysis: Yashin remains day to day. Keep him reserved for Fantasy Week 19 (Feb. 5-11) in all larger leagues if he cannot suit up on Sunday at Washington.
News: Alexei Yashin was out of the lineup for Thursday's game at Atlanta due to tendinitis in his right knee. Randy Robitaille moved up to the top line to replace him.
Analysis: Yashin is considered day to day. Keep him reserved in all daily leagues and into Fantasy Week 19 (Feb. 5-11) if he is unable to play on Saturday at Montreal.
News: Yashin has just one goal and two assists with a minus-7 rating over the past 10 games, as he continues to struggle on the Island like the rest of his teammates.
Analysis: Yashin remains a must-start in most Fantasy leagues, especially since he can produce points in bunches for his owners.
News: Alexei Yashin, Viktor Kozlov and Trent Hunter scored in Monday's afternoon game against the Lightning. The Islanders are losers of two in a row and winless in eight of their last 10 (2-7-1) -- including four straight losses at home.
Analysis: It was Yashin's 13th goal this season, but his first in 13 games. Despite the recent goal drought, he remains a must-start in most Fantasy leagues.
News: Alexei Yashin had an assist in Thursday's game against the Islanders to extend his four-game point streak against the Bruins. He has 44 career points in 48 games against Boston.
Analysis: Yashin ended a seven-game scoreless drought overall with the helper. He remains a decent play in most Fantasy leagues despite the recent rough patch.
News: Newyorkislanders.com reports Richard Park will skate on the team's top scoring line with Jason Blake and Alexei Yashin for Tuesday's game at N.Y. Rangers. New York Newsday added that Yashin said he re-injured his right knee recently but has been playing through the pain at the request of coach Ted Nolan. "He asked me to play through the pain," Yashin said. "I did, and I will do everything that he asks me to do...And I will support Teddy as long as he's going to be here."
Analysis: Yashin remains a must-start in all Fantasy leagues. It appears that his spat with coach Ted Nolan is behind the two and he should be in the lineup as long as he is not too hurt.
News: Islanders C Alexei Yashin, perhaps fatigued after playing eight games in 16 days since returning from a knee injury, has been removed from the first power-play unit after being held without a goal in six straight games for the first time this season.
Analysis: Despite his recent hiccup in scoring as of late, Yashin remains a pretty solid Fantasy option in most leagues. He will breakout of his slump at some point. It is just the Islanders are struggling as a team, so Yashin is having a hard time getting going.
News: Islanders C Alexei Yashin's point-scoring streak was snapped at 10 games on Wednesday against the Senators. The last game in which he hadn't registered at least one point was Nov. 17 against Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Since returning to the lineup on Dec. 16 from a knee sprain, Yashin has scored two goals and recorded four assists in six games. He looks healthy enough to be a solid contributor to any Fantasy roster and should be starting in most formats now that he is healthy.
News: Alexei Yashin has scored goals in two straight game since coming off of injured reserve due to a sprained knee.
Analysis: It appears he is fully recovered and he should be started in all Fantasy leagues.
News: Islanders C Alexi Yashin, who was making his first appearance since spraining his knee Nov. 25 vs. Washington, picked up his 11th goal of the season on Saturday against the Thrashers.
Analysis: Yashin, who missed eight games, picked up his 11th goal in 23 games. It appears safe to get Yashin back into Fantasy lineups. He is a solid Fantasy center when healthy. He is currently owned in just 71 percent of Fantasy leagues, so if he is available in your league, scoop him off waivers immediately.
News: Alexei Yashin will be out at least two weeks with a sprained right knee, and the New York Islanders' leading scorer could miss a month. Yashin, who has 10 goals and 18 assists in 22 games this season, was injured late in Saturday night's 4-1 victory over Washington when he smacked legs with Capitals forward Matt Bradley. "It's a big loss, no doubt, especially with Yash playing so well," Islanders coach Ted Nolan said Monday. "It's up to everyone else to step up their games and take advantage of the opportunities they're provided." To replace Yashin on the roster, the Islanders recalled forward Eric Boguniecki from Bridgeport of the AHL.
Analysis: Yashin had just taken a shot inside the Capitals' zone when Bradley ran into him, knee-on-knee. He stayed down for a few moments before dragging himself to the bench with about 6:45 left. The original diagnosis following the game was a bruised knee, but an MRI on Monday morning revealed the sprain.
News: A team spokesman officially told New York Newsday that Alexei Yashin's right knee is just bruised, although he will still have an MRI on Monday.
Analysis: Yashin's status for Fantasy Week 9 (Nov. 27-Dec. 3) looks a little better than it did 18 hours ago, but he should still be reserved as a precaution for the upcoming week if you have healthier alternatives. He is questionable for Tuesday's game at Pittsburgh at this point.
News: Alexei Yashin bruised his right knee and left the ice in the closing minutes of the New York Islanders' 4-1 victory over Washington on Saturday night after colliding with Capitals forward Matt Bradley. Yashin had just taken a shot inside the Washington zone when Bradley ran into him, knee-on-knee. Yashin stayed down for a few moments before dragging himself to the bench with about 6:45 left. After getting his skates over the step by the bench door, he dropped back down to his knees before working his way up and taking a seat. He remained there until the final buzzer, when he got back on the ice to celebrate with goalie Rick DiPietro and the rest of his teammates. The Islanders' captain, who assisted on both goals by Jason Blake, will have an MRI taken on Monday. New York doesn't play again until Tuesday in Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Yashin, New York's leader with 28 points, extended his point streak to five games. He also has seven goals and 10 assists in his last 13 games in what is, so far, the most productive of his four seasons with the Islanders. Consider him day-to-day, but we should know more about the severity of the injury after his MRI on Monday. When healthy, Yashin is a must-start Fantasy option.
News: Alexei Yashin notched his team best ninth goal last week and has registered at least one point in six of the Isles' last eight games.
Analysis: Yashin added an assist against Dallas on Wednesday. He is still not owned in 100 percent of CBS SportsLine.com Fantasy league, although each week it continues to get close. He was added in three percent of the leagues and is now on the roster of 95 percent of the teams.
News: Alexei Yashin tops the Islanders with 19 points, is among the team leaders at plus-four and has been a consistent presence each night. He scored two goals as New York responded to coach Ted Nolan's criticism after consecutive losses with a 3-1 victory at Philadelphia on Thursday. "I think the great attribute Ted has is his ability to motivate or communicate with the players, and Alexei has been a perfect example of what Ted has brought to the team," general manager Garth Snow said. "He's been our best player by far."
Analysis: Yashin has managed 15 points (5 G, 10 A) and a plus-2 rating over the past nine games. He is still not owned in 100 percent of CBS SportsLine.com Fantasy league, although each week it continues to get close. He was added in three percent of the leagues and is now on the roster of 95 percent of the teams.
News: Yashin scored a pair of goals in Thursday's game at Philadelphia with a plus-2 rating in 16:48 of ice time.
Analysis: Alexei Yashin is in the midst of a five-game point streak (4 G, 4 A) and he has 15 points (5 G, 10 A) in the past eight contests.
News: Alexei Yashin is in the midst of a four-game point streak (2 G, 4 A) and he has 13 points (3 G, 10 A) in the past seven contests.
Analysis: Yashin is still available in nine percent of CBS SportsLine.com leagues heading into Fantasy Week 6 (Nov. 6-12). He has re-emerged as a must-start in all formats with his strong start.
News: Alexei Yashin kept up his strong play on Tuesday, picking up a goal in his second straight game.
Analysis: Yashin has three goals and nine points over the past five games. If he is available in your Fantasy league for some reason, snap him up immediately.
News: C Alexei Yashin, whom coach Ted Nolan called "nothing like the player I was told about," continued to play forcefully Saturday, with his fourth goal and team-high 12th point of the season. He also drew three power-play opportunities for the Isles.
Analysis: Yashin can be streaky and he might be in for a downturn soon. He remains a decent No. 2 or 3 Fantasy center, but don't depend on him for much more.
News: Yashin has posted seven points (1 G, 6 A) over the past two games with an even rating after managing four points (2 G, 2 A) in the first six games of the season.
Analysis: Yashin has been ridiculous lately for his Fantasy owners, but be cautious not to drop a more steady contributor. He can be streaky and he might be in for a downturn after this offensive explosion. He remains a decent No. 2 or 3 Fantasy center, but don't depend on him for much more.
News: The experiment of shifting inconsistent franchise center Alexei Yashin to the wing to minimize his defensive responsibilities lasted only one game. The captain slid back to the middle on the top line, and Mike Sillinger was dropped to the second unit.
Analysis: Five years into his Islanders tenure, the team still has not been able to come up with suitable linemates for Yashin, who hasn't scored in either of the team's first two games. Perhaps it's time to admit that the linemates are not the problem. Yashin is worth considering as a No. 3 or 4 center in most formats.
News: New York Newsday reports Viktor Kozlov, Mike Sillinger and Alexei Yashin will comprise the top scoring line for the Islanders heading into Thursday's regular season opener at Phoenix.
Analysis: Kozlov had an impressive preseason skating with fellow countryman Yashin. Sillinger is battling a quadriceps contusion, but is expected to be ready to go against the 'Yotes. Each of these forwards are worth using as a No. 3 or 4 Fantasy option in most leagues.
News: Alexei Yashin scored two goals and added an assist with a plus-2 rating and three shots on goal in 18:12 of ice time in Tuesday's game at New Jersey.
Analysis: After breaking a six-game goal drought on Saturday at Boston, he has three goals over the past two games.
News: Alexei Yashin scored a goal, added two assists and posted a plus-3 rating in Sunday's game against Team Latvia in the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin.
Analysis: Yashin has 18 goals and a team-leading 47 points through 56 games with a minus-4 rating. He is one of just four Islanders to play in every game this season. He is on pace for 69 points, which would be his best campaign since 2001-02, his first on the Island.
News: Alexei Yashin was scoreless with a minus-1 rating in Wednesday's opening game loss against Team Slovakia in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.
Analysis: Yashin has posted 18 points and 29 assists with a minus-4 rating in 56 games at the Olympic Games break. Barring any injuries at the Olympics, he is a solid No. 2 or 3 Fantasy center in all leagues for the stretch run.
News: Alexei Yashin scored a goal, added an assist and was a minus-1 rating in Monday's game at Buffalo in 21:44 of ice time.
Analysis: Yashin has six points (2 G, 4 A) over the past six games, but he also is sporting a minus-3 rating during the span.
News: Alexei Yashin scored a goal in 20:13 of ice time in Thursday's game at Washington.
Analysis: The goal was Yashin's first since the opener at Buffalo. He has a point in three of his team's four games and remains useful in all Fantasy formats.
News: Alexei Yashin potted two goals and added an assist in Tuesday's preseason game at Philadelphia.
Analysis: Yashin is skating alongside Miroslav Satan, so there is no reason why he should not post 25-30 goals and 65-70 points in 2005-06.
News: Alexei Yashin (forearm) was scoreless in his second game since returning from injury.
Analysis: Yashin has not recorded a point, but he is worth adding to a Fantasy roster if available for the stretch run.
News:Newsday reports that Alexei Yashin (wrist) practiced with his teammates Monday for the first time since he suffered the injury on Dec. 23. "I've tried to work with the doctors and the coaches to make sure I can handle the puck as quickly as possible and get some shots," said Yashin.
Analysis: Yashin might rejoin the team in a week, but Fantasy owners should keep him reserved until he returns to game shape.
News:Newsday reports Alexei Yashin's (lacerated right forearm) recovery is nearing completion and he might practice on Monday.
Analysis: Yashin has been stickhandling and shooting pucks for more than a week and he might be back in the lineup within the next few weeks. If he is available in your league, consider stashing him away on reserve.
News:Newsday reports that Alexei Yashin still experiences numbness in his hand as a result of nerve damage done by partially severed tendon in December. "It's going to be numb for a little while because the nerve doesn't grow as fast," said Yashin. "But it won't affect the muscles.
Analysis: Yashin has kept his conditioning up by skating hard so he should be ready to play as soon as his wrist allows him.
News: The New York Post reports that Alexei Yashin (wrist) skated Wednesday and will work on stick-handling drills Thursday. He is expected to work on passing and shooting as early as next week.
Analysis: Yashin will likely be able to help Fantasy teams out again in the last month or so of the season.
News: The team's official website reports that Alexei Yashin (arm) is expected to be out 10 to 12 weeks. He suffered the injury Tuesday against Philadelphia when he was cut by an opponent's skate blade. He has two partially-severed extensor tendons and a severed sensory nerve in his wrist. "The reality is, the injury actually could have been worse," said Islanders general manager Mike Milbury.
Analysis: Yashin's injury is serious enough that it will likely impede him after he returns.
News: Alexei Yashin had an assist in 13:05 of ice time, but he left in the second period due to a lacerated right forearm.
Analysis: Yashin is considered day to day. Keep him reserved in daily leagues if you have healthier options.
News: Alexei Yashin scored two goals on Saturday at Buffalo and he finished with a +3 in 18:26 of ice time.
Analysis: Yashin faces a favorable schedule next week and is a must-start in most Fantasy pools.
News: Yashin has been demoted to the fourth line. Yashin played only 9:35 during 11 shifts on Saturday. He has only one assists in the past seven games. "I will play with anybody and try to play as hard as I can," Yashin told Newsday. Keep him reserved until he is able to regain his offensive touch.
News: Yashin skated on his own Monday during practice due to a lacerated finger on his right hand. He is likely to play Tuesday against Philadelphia, but will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis if he can't go.
News: Yashin was traded to the New York Islanders by the Ottawa Senators in exchange for a first-round draft pick, which turned out to be Jason Spezza, plus Zdeno Chara and Bill Muckalt. Yashin's Fantasy value takes a hit with the Islanders, but he's still a potent enough scorer to rank among the upper tier of forwards.
News: The Ottawa Sun reports that the NHL, acting on behalf of the Ottawa Senators, have agreed to stop seeking $930,000 in damages from Yashin for his 1999-2000 holdout. This is good news to his Fantasy owners, who will have a player with one less distractions over the season's second half.
News: Yashin sat out on Saturday's exhibition game against the Oilers at the Corel Center. During Yashin's exhibition game against the Panthers he was jeered any time he touched the puck. Alexei has become persona non grata after his ridiculous salary demands that resulted in a holdout last year.
News: The agent for disgruntled center Alexei Yashin denies the Russian center will sit out another season. "Alexei never spoke to any journalist whatsoever anywhere in the world," agent Mark Gandler said Friday from his New Jersey office. "He hasn't spoken to a single person with a pen." Yashin sat out last season and was quoted by journalist Marina Joukova in a story which appeared on Web site Faceoff.com. "Last fall my agent and I had offered them a deal: I would play this season for $3.6 million, and they would agree to pay me $23 million for the next two season," Joukova quoted Yashin as saying.
News: The Ottawa Senators might give in and trade holdout center Alexei Yashin. General manager Marshall Johnston, was adamant six months ago that he would not trade Yashin, who was suspended for failing to honor the remaining year on his $3.6 million contract. But Johnston said Tuesday that a deal was now possible, depending on an arbitrator's decision later this month over Yashin's status.
News: Yashin skated in his first full practice session with the Russian national team on Monday and hopes to play in this month's world ice hockey championship in St. Petersburg, Russia. "I have not been in Moscow since the summer of 1998 and it feels great to be back," he said following a 90-minute workout at Russia's training camp in Novogorsk, outside Moscow.
News: Ottawa Senators general manager Marshall Johnston reaffirmed the team's position that there will be no talk regarding a trade or the return this season of Yashin. "I want to make it clear to other team general managers and hockey staff, as well as to the media and our fans, I will not entertain any conversations concerning Alexei Yashin."
News: Holdout center Alexei Yashin was suspended Tuesday for the rest of the season by the Ottawa Senators. Yashin, who is training in Switzerland, has refused to report to the Senators unless they renegotiate the final year of his contract. He was due to earn $3.6 million.
News: Reports from Ottawa are that Senators C Alexei Yashin will not return before his Monday signing deadline according to an interview with his girlfriend model Carol Alt. Yashin is willing to risk a suspension for the rest of the season to get the dollars he wants. Demanding a new contract or trade, Yashin has refused to honor the final year of his contract and maintained he won't return despite warnings he wouldn't play again this season.
News: The Senators' holdout center remains in Switzerland and isn't expected back in North America before Monday's signing deadline. Instead, Yashin is expected to ignore the Senators' warning to be back in Ottawa by Nov. 8 and is willing to risk a suspension for the rest of the season to get what he wants. Demanding a new contract or trade, Yashin has refused to honor the final year of contract.
News: The first blockbuster trade of the NHL season could be a three-team deal that finally would resolve contract disputes involving star centers Alexei Yashin in Ottawa and Keith Primeau in Carolina. Chicago would send left wing Eric Daze, defenseman Bryan McCabe and a first-round draft pick to Ottawa for Yashin. The Senators would then package a first-round draft pick, defenseman Chris Phillips and another player to Carolina for Primeau. To make room on their payroll and on their roster for Yashin, the Blackhawks would trade Doug Gilmour -- and his $6 million salary -- to the New York Rangers for a package probably involving right wing Todd Harvey.
News: There are some rumblings out of Ottawa that a respected player agent acting as a middleman has entered the picture and fueled speculation that Yashin may return to the fold sooner than later.