NHL: Bruins agree to deal with Miroslav Satan; pending physical

Satan signs with Boston Bruins
Former Pittsburgh Penguins winger Miroslav Satan has agreed to a one year deal with the Boston Bruins. Satan will take a physical Saturday morning and the deal will likely be official Saturday afternoon.
The deal is believed to be a pro-rated deal worth $600,000.
Satan has played 1012 NHL games, recording 354 goals, 367 assists and 721 points.
Satan was a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2008-2009, recording 17 goals and 36 points in 65 games. Satan was re-assigned to the Penguins American Hockey League affiliate on March 3rd, 2009 after the Penguins acquisitions of Chris Kunitz and Bill Guerin.
Satan re-joined the Penguins in the playoffs, appearing in 16 games playing a 4th line role. Satan had a goal and 5 assists in the Penguins memorable 2009 playoff run.
The Bruins signing of Satan is seen as an odd move as the Bruins are seeking help on their top two lines and Satan is not a typical Bruins “type of player”.
Satan, 35, is a one dimensional player who no longer has any kind of scoring ability.
Blues fire head coach Andy Murray
The St. Louis Blues have fired coach Andy Murray, naming Davis Payne interim head coach. Payne was promoted from the team’s AHL affiliate in Peoria, Ill.
The Blues are 17-17-6 with 40 points, fourth in the NHL’s Central Division behind first-place Chicago.
Murray led the Blues to a surprising playoff berth in 2008-2009 but was in one of those situations where players stopped responding to him this season and he wasn’t getting the most out of the Blues young core.
Murray’s dismissal did not come as a surprise as the Blues lost their fourth straight game on Thursday.
The St. Louis Dispatch reported after Thursday’s loss that “Club officials waiting for a clear sign that the season is in jeopardy, particularly because of the team’s abysmal performance on home ice, may have witnessed it as the Blues blew a 3-0 lead for the second time in six games at Scottrade Center.”
If the Blues don’t have a quick turnaround in the next 3-4 weeks, they will look to move a number of veterans. At the top of their wishlist is veteran Paul Kariya.
The Blues are also willing to move leading scorer Brad Boyes for the right offer.
Oilers run out on $16,796.39 restaurant bill?
According to the Canadian Press, a manager of an upscale Calgary restaurant that former President George W. Bush dined at last year, is claiming that Edmonton Oilers players refused to cover the full cost of a $16,796.39 bill during a New Year’s Eve night dinner.
The owner of the restaurant indicates that the team and staff owed $16,796.39 but felt the bill was too high and paid $12,381.45.
According to published reports, the bill for alcohol totaled $8,248, including dozens of shots of tequila and bottles of expensive wine and $1,000 champagne.
Oilers spokesman Allan Watt said “They {Oilers players} received the bill which they felt was outrageous.”
“They inquired about it and they were unhappy about it and were unhappy with some of the charges. The restaurant adjusted it by $7,000, ” Watt’s added.
Watt claims the players paid the adjusted bill and added a $1,900 tip and left the restaurant.
The Oilers who went into the season with high expectations are currently the second worst team in the league.
Source: TSN

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