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VILLE LEINO RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bruins expect serious camp bids from Leino, Gagne

With the contract status of Torey Krug and Reilly Smith up in the air, perhaps it’s not such a bad thing that veteran forwards Simon Gagne and Ville Leino will be in Bruins training camp on veteran tryout agreements. Both players provide veteran competition for the open forward spots, and give the Bruins insurance in case the Smith negotiations take some time to get completed....
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Sign Matt Fraser To One-Year Contract; Ville Leino Invited To Training Camp

The Boston Bruins have signed restricted free agent forward Matt Fraser to a one-year, two-way contract, general manager Peter Chiarelli said Friday. Fraser played in two regular-season games for Boston in 2013-14. The 24-year-old forward also scored the winning goal in overtime of Game 4 during the Bruins’ second-round playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens. Chiarelli also...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ville Leino Will Attend The Bruin’s Training Camp

Peter Chiarelli just spoke with Boston media; said Steve Eminger will be signed to AHL deal and Ville Leino gets a training-camp tryout. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 5, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
17 days ago  |  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

Sabres lose Leino to broken rib

Oft-injured Buffalo Sabres forward Ville Leino is out of the lineup once again, this time because of a broken rib. Coach Ron Rolston announced Thursday that Leino is out indefinitely after he was hurt in Buffalo's season-opening 2-1 loss at Detroit a day earlier. Rolston said Leino was hurt in the first period, but continued playing. The severity of the injury wasn't revealed...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2013  |  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

Sabres F Leino out with lower body injury

Buffalo Sabres forward Ville Leino is out indefinitely after sustaining what the team is calling a lower body injury. Coach Lindy Ruff says Leino will be out ''for weeks'' after the player was absent from practice on Wednesday, a day after being hurt in a 3-2 overtime loss to Ottawa. It's the latest blow to an injury-riddled team that hasn't had a healthy...
Via Fox Sports
December 14, 2011  |  Discuss
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