Coyotes waive veteran defenseman Klesla

In a surprise move, the Phoenix Coyotes placed veteran defenseman Rusty Klesla on waivers Tuesday. Klesla is in the final year of his contract and is due to make 2.975 million this season. That and his veteran presence would make him an attractive option for several clubs. It had been speculated that Klesla could be part of a potential trade to bring a top-six wing to the Coyotes...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Finland Announces Extended Roster For 2014 Olympics by   Steven Ellis

The Finnish Hockey Federation announced their extended roster for Olympic Games in Sochi for 2014 today. The group of players consists of 54 players: 8 goalies, 16 defenders and 30 forwards. Goalies: Niklas Bäckström, Kari Lehtonen, Antti Niemi, Antti Raanta, Tuukka Rask, Pekka Rinne, Karri Ramo, Petri Vehanen Defenders: Juuso Hietanen, Topi Jaakola, Joonas Järvinen, Jere...
Via The Hockey House
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Mr. T shoots puck at intermission of Chicago Blackhawks game (Video)

Mr. T participated in the Blackhawks’ “Shoot the Puck” promotion two years ago and was invited back to do it again on Tuesday during Chicago’s 2-0 win over the Calgary Flames game. The former “A-Team” star began his appearance shaky by mistakenly calling CSN Chicago reporter Susannah Collins “Savannah,” and by pulling his first two shots wide of the net. However...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Rebuilding Lokomotiv

On September 7th, 2011 a plane carrying the KHL hockey team Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crashed.  The entire team was killed.  As a result the team did not compete in the 2011/12 KHL season.  The team that is playing in the 2012/13 season that is currently underway is a brand new team full of brand new players.  It is logical to think that a brand new team of players would have to work...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Sami Lepisto’s grotesque looking knee

Chicago Blackhawk Sami Lepisto blocked a shot last week. A week later he tweets a pic of the hematoma and LAF grabs: “This is why I shouldn’t be blocking slap shots!!" Which looks a heckuvalot... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Blackhawk shows off nasty leg bruise

Chicago has been out of the Stanley Cup chase for over a week, but defenseman Sami Lepisto is still seeing and feeling the effects of the postseason. 

Via The Last Angry Fan
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Blackhawks’ Sami Lepisto takes puck to the leg, has a horrendous bruise (Picture)

What this picture tells me is that all the padding a hockey player wears on their legs literally prevents them from shattering a knee. A lot of people think taking a slap shot off the leg during a hockey game doesn’t hurt because of the padding, but I’m pretty sure the photo above contradicts that line of thinking. Blackhawks defenseman Sami Lepisto took a puck to the inside...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Defenseman Sami Lepisto Tweets Photo of Crazy Leg Bruise (Photo)

It takes some serious intestinal fortitude to step in front of an NHL slap shot. Blackhawks defenseman Sami Lepisto is living proof of why. Lepisto apparently stepped in front of a slap shot during Chicago's first-round playoff series against Phoenix and lived to tell about it. Unfortunately, he also came away with a giant souvenir. The gutsy blue liner tweeted a photo on Monday...
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

This Is What It Looks Like When You Block a Slapshot In The NHL

Chicago defenseman Sami Lepisto took a slapshot to the leg last week, and he was kind enough to show the world via Twitter what a 90+mph hit puck can do to your leg. We appreciate the P.S.A. but we could have done with a proper warning before checking this out over breakfast. Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Injury Update: Jonathan Toews Skates!

From Blackhawks practice on Thursday: Jonathan Toews skated on his own. This is improvement. Niklas Hjalmarsson hopes to play against the Rangers. Sami Lepisto doesn’t look good; coach Joel Quenneville used “indefinite” and “out a while” when speaking about him … Continue reading →
Via Committed Indians
March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Unload In Columbus, Win 6-1

Sami Lepisto scored his first goal with the Blackhawks, John Scott hammered Derek Dorsett and Viktor Stalberg continued to light up the Blue Jackets in a much-needed blowout victory for Chicago. Lepisto had an ugly turnover early in the first … Continue reading →
Via Committed Indians
February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Is Sami Lepisto The New Kim Johnsson?

The Blackhawks do, contrary to popular belief, have someone under contract right now named Sami Lepisto. He’s a defenseman, is getting paid, but hasn’t been seen in almost a month. What happened to Lepisto? As far as we can tell, the … Continue reading →
Via Committed Indians
February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Sami Lepisto Is A Wasted Roster Spot

On Dec. 3, I wrote that it was time for the Blackhawks to cut ties with defenseman Sami Lepisto. In the wake of Dylan Olsen’s two games with the NHL club, this reality couldn’t be more painfully obvious. Since that … Continue reading →
Via Committed Indians
January 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Blackhawks defenseman Lepisto finally gets chance to play

Cracks lineup with Montador out with upper-body injurySitting out eight consecutive games and 28 of the Blackhawks' first 38 overall this season hasn't been much fun for Sami Lepisto , but it hasn't affected his demeanor.
Via Chicago Breaking Sports
January 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Angry at Numbers: Blackhawks Round Up

Let's look at some numbers you don't see. 8 - The number of shots Patrick Sharp had in the game against the Kings. This is the second highest total for a Hawk in a game this year, as Stalberg managed nine in one game. Some of this is due to teh barrage the Hawks threw at the Kings in the 3rd period as the Kings went to the Cover-2 defense. But it still shows a high activity...
Via NBC Chicago
December 30, 2011  |  Discuss

Maybe They'll Wear Their Christmas Sweaters! Blackhawks @ Wild Preview

"No, no, no... YOUR left. Here, just let me get that for you."Time: 6:30 PM CTTV/Radio: Versus (blerg) / WGN Radio (720 AM)Busy Catching Snowflakes With Their Tounges:The State of Hockey NewsTonight’s game is a tale of two top teams. When in the last however many years have the Blackhawks and Wild met as both number ones of their divisions? Really, I don’t know, maybe...
Via Blackhawks Down Low
December 14, 2011  |  Discuss

Sharks' Desjardins fined for hit on Lepisto

NEW YORK (Dec. 12, 2011) – San Jose Sharks forward Andrew Desjardins has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for boarding Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Sami Lepisto in NHL Game No. 434 in Chicago...
December 13, 2011  |  Discuss

Desjardins fined $2,500 for boarding Sami Lepisto

By Stephanie Lee San Jose Sharks Correspondent This year seems to be the season the National Hockey League finally turns things around by way of suspensions and fines. And by around, I mean a complete 360. Last season, during the 2010-2011 season, Colin Campbell handed out 37 suspensions and 18 fines. This season, new League disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan has taken it a step further...
Via NHL Hot Stove
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Out of gas

First, some news:  Desjardins only got fined for boarding Sami Lepisto, no suspension.  Thank goodness, don’t need the lower lines destabilized right now.  Also, Terry Murray got fired.  Maybe not a lot will change with the Kings since his place is being filled by AC John Stevens.  We can hope.  Also, Nitty is off IR and going to Worcester for conditioning. “Out of gas...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

NHL Fines Desjardins And Marchand

NEW YORK (Dec. 12, 2011) – San Jose Sharks forward Andrew Desjardins has been fined $2,500, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for boarding Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Sami Lepisto in NHL Game No. 434 in Chicago on Sunday, Dec. 11, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 2:12 of the first...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Sharks C Desjardins to have hearing with Shanahan

San Jose Sharks center Andrew Desjardins has a hearing with NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan scheduled on Monday for his hit on Sami Lepisto of the Chicago Blackhawks. Desjardins hit the defenseman in the back and sent him crashing into the boards during the first period. Desjardins received a two-minute minor for boarding. The 25-year-old Ontario native has collected two goals...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Shanahammer swings for Sharks’ Andrew Desjardins?

At the 15-second mark of this highlight package, San Jose Sharks center Andrew Desjardins does something that's the hockey equivalent of sending up a flare to get Brendan Shanahan's attention: Blackhawks defenseman Sami Lepisto skates to the end boards to chase the puck; Desjardins hits him in the back with a cross check, knocks him off balance and sends him crashing into...
Via Puck Daddy
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Andrew Desjardins Has A Discipline Hearing Today

via, San Jose’s Andrew Desjardins will have an NHL supplementary discipline hearing Monday afternoon for an incident that occurred in Sunday’s game against Chicago. At 2:12 of the first period, Desjardins was assessed a two-minute minor for boarding Chicago’s Sami Lepisto. added 9:10am, You can see the hit starting around the 15 second mark of this video…
Via Kukla's Korner
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Roster Dilemma: Time To Cut Sami Lepisto

It’s been fun, but with the team struggling to find itself on the ice now is the time for the Blackhawks to begin making tough roster decisions.  And the first, and easiest, of those decisions is cutting defenseman Sami Lepisto … Continue reading →
Via Committed Indians
December 03, 2011  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Blue Line Becoming Offensively Dominant

When the Blackhawks traded away Brian Campbell this summer and brought in Steve Montador, Sean O’Donnell and Sami Lepisto, the initial assumption was that Chicago would feel a drop-off on the offensive end of the ice. That couldn’t be further … Continue reading →
Via Committed Indians
November 17, 2011  |  Discuss
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