The Dump and Chase – 12/30/2010

Grand Theft Svatos

The St. Louis Blues were operating under the assumption that Marek Svatos was about to join their team, that is, until Predators GM David Poile snagged the winger off of waivers. Svatos, because he played in the KHL this year, had to go through waivers before he could join an NHL club. Shrewd move by Poile, OnTheForecheck has more on the acquisition and how Svatos may fit in with Nashville.

Stars Lockup Trevor Daley With New 6-Year Extension

From the Dallas Morning News:

Dallas Stars General Manager Joe Nieuwendyk announced today that the hockey club has signed defenseman Trevor Daley to a six-year contract extension worth $19.8 million ($3.5 million for each of the first four years, $3.1 million in 2015-16, and $2.7 million in 2016-17).

Getzlaf Injury More Serious Than First Thought

Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf required ten stitches to close up a gash on his face after being struck by a puck on Tuesday and will undergo further tests to assess the damage according to the O.C. Register.

Leighton Could Make First Start Tonight

The Philadelphia Flyers may give Michael Leighton his first start of the season since coming back from surgery to repair a herniated disk. reports that a source has indicated that the playoff hero may very well be between the pipes when the Flyers face the Los Angeles Kings.

Introducing The Bruce Boudreau Saucyface Sign

If you’re attending the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day, please print yourself off one of these masks courtesy of Pensblog and wear it regardless of who you cheer for.