Sunday, January 31, 2010

Kotalik Sent Back to New York (Updated)

Update, 10:28 p.m.:
TSN is now reporting the Rangers and Calgary Flames are expected to announce a trade tonight that will send Calgary centre Olli Jokinen and forward Brandon Prust to the Rangers in exchange for forwards Ales Kotalik and Christopher Higgins.

...happy to see Gilroy not involved.

Update, 10:21 p.m.:
Darren Dreger at TSN, via Twitter, is reporting the Rangers are expected to trade Kotalik and Higgins or Gilroy to Calgary for Oli Jokinen. if this is true, what a day of blockbuster trades. I'll have more later.

Update, 10:15 p.m.:
Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that the Maple Leafs, barren up front after today's blockbuster trades with Calgary and Anaheim, could be interested in Kolatik, perhaps in exchange for defenseman Garnet Exelby. While the Oilers, for whom Kotalik played for last year, could also be a logical trading partner.

Original Post:
Steve Zipay at Blue Notes reports that the Rangers have sent Ales Kotalik home after trade negotiations with an unnamed team broke down last night.

During the telecast, Sam Rosen said Kotalik was sent home to get his personal affairs in order.

...this is just speculation on my part, but you have to think Kotalik was not happy with the team the Rangers were going to send him to and said he wouldn't report.

...when Rosen says he was sent home to get his personal affairs in order I'm assuming that means talking to his family about moving to another city.

...i'll try to get you guys all the info as soon as it comes in.


Sean Avery 16 said...

Man i hope Gilroy is not included in this trade.. Anyone know Jokinen and Prusts salary?

NYRFan said...

Just started a new post with all the details.