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VILLE LEINO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Former NHLer Ville Leino Signs With Medvescak Zagreb

Former NHL forward Ville Leino has signed with Croatian KHL club Medvescak Zagreb for the rest of the season. Leino has had a tough couple of seasons despite a strong start to his NHL career. He was bought out of his contract by the Buffalo Sabres this past off-season and then was released a couple of weeks ago by the Boston Bruins following an unsuccessful training camp contract...
Via The Hockey House
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins: Johnny Boychuck Should Stay; Team Releases Leino

Following the Bruins signing of Torey Krug and Reilly Smith, the Ville Leino experiement has come to an end. General Manager Peter Chiarelli announed that the team has released Leino from his tryout invitation.
Via CLNS Radio
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Release Veteran Forward Ville Leino From Tryout Deal

The Boston Bruins released veteran forward Ville Leino from his tryout contract on Monday, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced. The move comes on the same day the B’s signed restricted free agents Torey Krug and Reilly Smith to matching one-year, $1.4 million contracts, leaving little room for Leino with the club, and also a slim chance he finds a home on another NHL team...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ville Leino’s Third-Period Goal Helps Bruins Defeat Red Wings (Video)

DETROIT — Ville Leino broke a tie with 4:40 left and the Boston Bruins beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 in an exhibition game Saturday night. Dougie Hamilton had a goal and an assist and Brad Marchand also scored for Boston (2-1-1). Tuukka Rask made 14 saves in the first two periods, and Jeremy Smith stopped eight shots in the third. Landon Ferraro scored for Detroit (2-1-1), and...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Simon Gagne and Ville Leino offer intriguing potential at Bruins training camp

Bruins' killer Simon Gagne now has a chance to play for the Black and Gold. Photo: Matt Slocum/AP FileSimon Gagne, remembered by many Bruins fans as the guy who ended Boston's 2010 playoffs, is attending Bruins camp in 2014 on a tryout basis. The same can be said for Ville Leino who was also part of that 2010 Philadelphia Flyers team and who's contract was recently bought...
Via BruinsLife
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

My ode to Ville Leino

The Sabres are waiving Ville Leino today for the purpose of executing a compliance buyout. — John Vogl (@BuffNewsVogl) June 17, 2014 We’ve all made about 200 Ville Leino jokes since he’s been a member of the Sabres and I’m not going to make the 201st joke about him. There’s no debate..The dude stunk and he was an awful signing. It did go beyond the crazy salary he received...
Via Buffalo Wins
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Leino's agent: 'Few very short discussions' with Sabres about buyout possibility

Ville Leino remains the NHL's most likely buyout candidate, but there hasn't been much talk between the Sabres and his agent. "I have had few very short discussions about Leino with Tim Murray," Leino's agent, Markus Lehto, told The News by email. Murray, Buffalo's general manager, has said it's a "very good possibility" the team will part...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

A Good Chance The Buffalo Sabres Buyout Ville Leino

from John Vogle of Sabres Edge at the Buffalo News, Ville Leino remains the NHL's most likely buyout candidate, but there hasn't been much talk between the Sabres and his agent. "I have had few very short discussions about Leino with Tim Murray," Leino's agent, Markus Lehto, told The News by email. Murray, Buffalo's general manager, has said...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Leino misses Sabres season opener

Buffalo Sabres forward Ville Leino is missing the team's regular-season opener against the Philadelphia Flyers because of a lower body injury. Listed by the team as day to day, Leino missed practice Saturday a day after he was hurt in practice. Leino was well enough to join his teammates, coaches and Sabres owner Terry Pegula to greet fans in the First Niagara Center lobby...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Leino: Season Was A Battle

From the Buffalo News, Ville Leino was nearly invisible with a hockey stick in his hand. Off the ice, however, he was the Sabres’ straightest shooter. Leino candidly and honestly delivered opinions on any subject that came up this season. The switch from left wing to center? Hated it. The crowd in Buffalo? Too quiet. The atmosphere in the dressing room? Not fun enough. Games...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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