Ales Hemsky RUMORS & NEWS

  • Stars place Ales Hemsky on IR, recall Radek Faksa from AHL

    Sports Day "Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has recalled center Radek Faksa from the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). Faksa, 21, has appeared in 14 games for Dallas this season registering two points (1-1=2) and a +2..." December 30

  • Benn, Hemsky expect to be ready for Stars opener

    Dallas Morning News "Jamie Benn and Ales Hemsky returned to the scrimmage ice Monday for the first time since having hip surgery, and both proclaimed their recoveries on schedule. Hemsky and Benn said they expect to be ready for the season opener against Pittsburgh on Oct. 8, and Benn added: "If we started our..." September 22

  • Stars' Hemsky expected to play Saturday vs. Red Wings

    The Score "The Dallas Stars plan to have forward Ales Hemsky in the lineup when they face the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. Hemsky is expected to return after missing the last three games with a lower-body injury, according to Mark Stepneski of the Stars' official website." February 20

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Looks like Ales Hemsky going to UFA. OTT offered 3 yrs for about $10M. Rejected. Sens prepared to trade his UFA rights for pick. #TSN

  • $5.5 mil? Not for Hemsky

    Ottawa Sun "Ales Hemsky's stay with the Senators was likely short and not so sweet because he may not be back in an Ottawa uniform next season. League sources told the Sun Tuesday talks between the Senators and Hemsky's camp have broken off and unless there is a change of heart on his part he's expected to..." June 05

  • Edmonton Oilers forward Ales Hemsky back at practice fresh off Olympics as trade talk heats up

    Edmonton Sun "Ales Hemsky returned from the Olympics, but the remaining length of his stay in Edmonton is to be determined. With the March 5 NHL trade deadline approaching, the Edmonton Oilers winger is once again at the centre of speculation. “Every year they talk about trades and it’s something I can’t..." February 25

  • Hemsky struggles for ice time in Czech opener

    Sportsnet "So you’ve been waiting months for the Olympic tournament to get underway and when the big night finally arrives you sit. And sit. And sit. That was the situation Ales Hemsky faced at Bolshoy Ice Dome on Wednesday as the Czech forward waited about 31 minutes to get his first shift in the opening..." February 12

  • Hemsky’s fears erased by positive diagnosis

    Edmonton Journal "His initial reaction was not a tasteful one. Not given his injury history and especially not with the 2014 Winter Olympics fast approaching. But any fears Ales Hemsky had about suffering through another season with a cracked bone in his foot were alleviated once the test results were in. The..." January 22

  • Oilers sending three — Ales Hemsky, Anton Belov and Martin Marincin — to Olympics

    Edmonton Sun "Taylor Hall may not be going to the Olympics, but the Edmonton Oilers will be represented in Sochi. Ales Hemsky, Anton Belov and Martin Marincin have all be selected for their national teams at the Olympic tournament in February. Hemsky will suit up for the Czech Republic, while Belov got..." January 08

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    Coach Eakins announces Bryzgalov gets the start again vs. #LAKings. Hemsky also back in, will play with Gordon and Smyth. Joensuu out.

  • Edmonton Oilers forward Ales Hemsky takes NHL trade rumours off his mind

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton Oilers winger Ales Hemsky knows the clock’s ticking — there are 28 games left until the March 5 trade deadline, with his club limping along in 28th place and absolutely in sell-off mode. “You know, I always used to pay attention at the deadline,” Hemsky said Monday in Los Angeles as..." December 17

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    Edmonton Oilers @EdmontonOilers

    Hemsky (ribs) will not play vs. Anaheim tonight. Smyth draws back into the #Oilers lineup in his place.

  • Oilers say Hemsky is off the trading block "Forward Ales Hemsky who had been mentioned in trade rumors all summer will be staying with the Edmonton Oilers this season. "He's off the market" Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish told reporters Wednesday. "We want [Ales] to come in and make an impression. We want him to play a prominent..." September 04

  • Hemsky stays put, pledges he’ll take any role to make the Oilers succeed

    Edmonton Journal "Ales Hemsky is still the artist-in-residence. While Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish painted a picture months ago that 30-year-old winger and the captain Shawn Horcoff might be best served with a new place to work because they were perhaps beaten down by all the losing Hemsky is..." September 04

  • Could Hemsky fit in with Senators?

    Pro Hockey Talk "It seems like Ales Hemsky has been dangled in trade rumors forever in Edmonton. Now that he’s got one year left in his contract (with a $5 million cap hit) and the Oilers have less than $2 million in cap space it seems he’s more popular than ever with rumormongers. Jim Matheson of the Edmonton..." July 28

  • So does this mean Ales Hemsky is an Oilers forward in 2013-14?

    Edmonton Journal "If we put two and two together from Oilers GM Craig MacTavish’s interview with sports radio podcaster Brad Bartko, it looks like Ales Hemsky might just be an Edmonton Oilers hockey player in 2013-14 after all. To recap, MacTavish made it sound in the interview like he was done making major..." July 16

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    Mark Spector @SportsnetSpec

    @SportsnetSpec: "I have a lot of allegiance, loyalty for both Horc and Hemmer … ideal scenario would be to move them on..." — MacT

  • Foot injury has forward Ales Hemsky out of Edmonton Oilers lineup for at least a week

    Slam Sports "Ales Hemsky’s taken some grief in town for not stepping up like he was expected to during the heart of the stretch drive, but he did what he could on one foot. While the Oilers aren’t saying anything yet, it’s suspected Hemsky has been playing with a broken bone in his foot for a month." April 13

  • Ales Hemsky Will Sit Out Predators Game

    The Copper & Blue "Joanne Ireland reports that Hemsky tried to skate but will not be able to play against the Predators. Joanne Ireland @jirelandEJ Hemsky tried to get into skate but is a no-go; Petrell & Eager in ... Peckham in for Potter on back end. #Oilers lines still TBD. As Ireland mentions, Corey..." March 08

  • Edmonton Oilers fans say: “Trade Hemsky.” Should the team do it?

    Edmonton Journal "Should the Edmonton Oilers trade Ales Hemsky? Yes, say the majority of fans in a Cult of Hockey on-line poll. Fans were asked: “To get a tough-two way forward, who should the Oilers trade?” They had six options: Hemsky, Sam Gagner, Nail Yakupov, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Taylor Hall and Jordan..." February 25

  • NHL CBA irony not lost on Oilers' Ales Hemsky

    Edmonton Sun "For the first time in three years, the Edmonton Oilers winger has been able to put in a full off-season of workouts and is healthy heading into training camp. Yet now that he's back in Edmonton, there may not be a training camp to go to. "It was nice, finally after three seasons I could do..." September 07

  • Change of address could benefit Hemsky, says Jagr

    Edmonton Journal "Jaromir Jagr was grabbing some dinner with Czech buddy Ales Hemsky on Wednesday night, possibly at a downtown Edmonton restaurant specializing in European cuisine. "I hope he's not traded before then ... he says he's going to pay," said the Philadelphia Flyers winger, laughing, fully cognizant..." February 23

  • Hemsky tries to stay positive, but he's not changing his stick

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton Oilers head coach Tom Renney has said many times that if he had any input, winger Ales Hemsky would switch his stick. Hemsky shot back on Saturday. "I don't like his stick either. We have that in common," Hemsky said. "And I don't like his skates." Hemsky admitted he is..." December 18

  • Oilers' Hemsky adapts to role

    Edmonton Sun "Ales Hemsky is starting to come to terms with his new role. No longer an automatic selection on the first power play, and not always tapped to hop over the boards when the Edmonton Oilers need a goal, the talented winger has taken a backseat to the team's youth movement. It's a different..." December 14

  • Oilers veteran stars need to light it up

    Edmonton Sun "There are some nights when instead of a three-star selection, there ought to be something entirely the opposite. Wednesday, after the Edmonton Oilers' most putrid performance of the season, with the crowd in a mood to boo, the three worst players on the ice ought to have been forced to skate..." December 09

  • Hemsky still hesitant about shoulder

    Edmonton Journal "Slowly and not real surely, Edmonton Oilers winger Ales Hemsky said he's adjusting to life with his surgically repaired right shoulder. He didn't look hesitant on Friday when he drilled Fedor Tyutin of the Columbus Blue Jackets into the end boards, but he said Saturday morning he isn't about to..." December 04

  • No rust on Hemsky

    Edmonton Sun "Ales Hemsky must have oil running through his veins — no matter how long he sits, he never gets rusty. After 11 games on the shelf to rest a sore shoulder, Hemsky returned Tuesday in Montreal to play 17:08, assist on the game-winning goal and withstand enough physical punishment to ease his..." November 09

  • Oilers Hemsky sidelined up to two weeks

    Edmonton Sun "Ales Hemsky is listening to his body. After two separate shoulder surgeries in the last two years, the Edmonton Oilers winger had an alarm bell go off last week in Minnesota. Hemsky wasn't hit or didn't fall awkwardly, he simply started feeling soreness in his right shoulder and decided it..." October 17

  • Oilers' Hemsky returns to action for first time since March 1

    Edmonton Journal "We're not sure if Ales Hemsky will need directions to get from the dressing room to the Rexall Place ice surface on Tuesday when the Phoenix Coyotes are in town, but it has been seven months and one left shoulder surgery since we last saw No. 83 in an Edmonton Oilers sweater. Hopefully, Hemsky..." September 27

  • Hemsky tests shoulders at Oilers development camp

    Edmonton Journal "Ales Hemsky took a twirl with the young prospects at the Edmonton Oilers development camp Tuesday to test his two surgically repaired shoulders. He admits that he was more concerned with how he handled the puck than how No. 1 draft pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins looked. "What number was he? If I..." July 06

  • Hemsky likes Oilers' newfound depth

    Edmonton Sun "It's not often you see a 27-year-old veteran of eight NHL seasons running drills with wide-eyed rookies at a mid-summer development camp -- but Ales Hemsky can't help it, he feels like a kid again. He's also test-driving a surgically repaired right shoulder, but the kid part is definitely..." July 06

  • Oilers Hemsky shouldered pain

    Edmonton Sun "The choice between playing hurt or not playing at all was no choice for Ales Hemsky. So he played through the shooting pain of a torn labrum all season before finally succumbing to the injury. "I knew I had it for a little while," said Hemsky, after doctors informed him that he needs..." March 16

  • Hemsky out several weeks with shoulder injury

    Edmonton Journal "The knee-jerk reaction to Ales Hemsky being out three weeks with a rotator-cuff problem in his right shoulder is to say that he has become awfully injury-prone, but it misses the point. Hockey is a violent game. People get hurt, and Hemsky has the puck most of the time. "I don't see him as..." March 04

  • Hemsky happy in Edmonton - for now

    Edmonton Journal "Ales Hemsky is still here; 490 games, 10 years and eight National Hockey League seasons after the Edmonton Oilers made him the 13th pick in the 2001 entry draft. And that's worth noting, because only three other players from that first round are wearing the same jerseys they modelled on such a..." March 02

  • Hemsky honoured by NHL

    Edmonton Sun "San Jose Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi, New Jersey Devils netminder Johan Hedberg and Edmonton Oilers right winger Ales Hemsky have been named the NHL's 'Three Stars' for the week ending Feb. 20. Niemi was named First Star for posting a 3-0-0 record with a stingy 0.98 goals-against average and..." February 22

  • Hemsky real points leader for Oil

    Edmonton Journal "There's much that is right about how the NHL awards points on goals scored, but the official system has one noteworthy flaw. An example of the problem came on Jordan Eberle's winning goal against the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday. Early in the third period, with the score tied 1-1, Montreal's..." February 19

  • Hemsky cranks it up a notch after overcoming groin injury

    Edmonton Journal "Ales Hemsky skated on a leg and a prayer the last time the Edmonton Oilers faced the Montreal Canadiens. The veteran winger willed himself to a goal and two assists in 18-1/2 minutes of work in the Oilers 5-4 overtime rally at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Dec. 1. But Hemsky limped back to..." February 18

  • Hemsky cranks it up a notch after overcoming groin injury

    Edmonton Journal "Ales Hemsky skated on a leg and a prayer the last time the Edmonton Oilers faced the Montreal Canadiens. The veteran winger willed himself to a goal and two assists in 18-1/2 minutes of work in the Oilers 5-4 overtime rally at the Bell Centre in Montreal on Dec. 1. But Hemsky limped back to..." February 17

  • Oilers Penner, Hemsky talk trades

    Edmonton Sun "Dustin Penner and Ales Hemsky know better than to send out their dry cleaning. And as the trade deadline draws even closer, they'll know better than to buy green bananas. As they near the end of their contracts, both can't help wondering if they're nearing the end of their time in..." February 10

  • Keep Hemsky, trade Penner

    Edmonton Sun "It's now fewer than four weeks to the NHL trade deadline and the compelling question lurking in the background all season soon has to come out from behind the curtains. What do you do with Ales Hemsky and Dustin Penner? Or, from another angle, what will Dustin Penner and Ales Hemsky do a..." February 04