NHL notes: The return of Hasek?
|Dominik Hasek is contemplating a return to the NHL. (REUTERS)
At age 47, Dominik Hasek is contemplating a return to the NHL, according to a report in the Czech Republic newspaper Daily Sports.
Hasek is in North America and wants to return the NHL after a four-season absence, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada tweeted.
"For sure, I know what I want ... even my agent, he knows ... but I'm not going to make any comments," Hasek is reported to have said to the Czech newspaper.
Hasek played for Moscow Spartak of the Kontinental Hockey League in 2010-11, posting a 23-19-3 record and a 2.48 goals-against average.
VOKOUN WANTS TO STAY
Goalie Tomas Vokoun, who becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1, intends to remain in the NHL, according to a tweet from his agent, Allan Walsh.
Vokoun won't be entertaining offers from the KHL "at the present time," Walsh said.
Vokoun, 35, had 25 wins with the Washington Capitals this past season with a 2.51 GAA and .916 save percentage.
GIVE HIM THE CONAN OF SILENCE
Conan O'Brien embarrassed himself in front of five million Twitter followers when he tweeted Friday: "The LA Kings are playing the Phoenix Coyotes? I wonder which city that shouldn't have a hockey team will win."
Must have taken the television host quite some time to come up with that joke, since the series ended last Tuesday.
The Kings staff tweeted back: "Clearly, that joke wasn't meant for prime time."
Canucks general manager Mike Gillis said on Vancouver radio Friday that maligned goalie Roberto Luongo, 33, could be back with the team next season. Regarding coach Alain Vigneault's statement to TVA Sports that Luongo wants to be traded, Gillis said Vigneault has told the interviewer "that he had misspoke." ... The Phoenix Coyotes will be investigated for their allegedly unruly behaviour toward officials and the Los Angeles Kings at the end of Game 5 Tuesday night, ESPN reported. "Their actions were unprofessional and unacceptable," NHL vice-president Colin Campbell said ... Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman has clarified his remarks about wanting to obtain a goalie either through the draft or free agency. Yzerman told the Tampa Bay Times he would make a trade if he could get a young goalie who could step in and play right away.