Skip to content

Roundup: Joensuu returns to Islanders, Kings re-sign Cliche and Clune

Jun 15, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT

Comments Off
Jesse Joensuu #58 of the New York Islanders skates against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Nassau Coliseum on December 5, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (December 4, 2010 - Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

As a followup to our early afternoon roundup, here’s a few more minor transactions…

The Los Angeles Kings have inked Rich Clune and Marc-Andre Cliche to two-year deals. Neither player is anything to get excited about, but having them does bolster their organizational depth.

Both are former 2005 draft picks and have played a combined 15 NHL games.

Clume is probably the more eye-catching of the two, if for no other reason than he averaged more than four penalty minutes per game in the AHL last season.

– Jesse Joensuu has returned to the New York Islanders’ organization after spending a season with HV71 Jonkoping of the Swedish Elite League.

Joensuu’s deal comes with a European out clause according to Newsday’s Arthur Staple. That might be something he decides to exercise if he’s unable to make the Islanders’ roster.

Joensuu has 13 points and 41 penalty minutes in 60 career NHL games.

Latest Posts
  1. Trotman and Morrow era set to begin in Boston

    Oct 25, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

    ZachTrotman AP

    The rookie defensmen were recalled Friday.

  2. Jackets’ Atkinson reveals damage

    Oct 25, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    atkinson

    Suffered a skate cut to his right eyelid Friday night.

  3. Goalie nods: Gustavsson gets his second start

    Oct 25, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    jonasgustavssonap AP

    Antti Raanta and Brian Elliott go head-to-head as the Blackhawks and Blues battle in St. Louis.

  4. Ottawa tragedy ‘hit home’ for Bruins’ Julien

    Oct 25, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

    Claude Julien AP

    The coach was quick to call home following Wednesday’s practice.

  5. Price downplays start as Canadiens host Rangers

    Oct 25, 2014, 1:45 PM EDT

    Carey Price AP

    The Habs’ starter was injured in Game 1 of last spring’s Eastern Conference final against New York.

  6. Sens, Habs and Leafs pay tribute to fallen soldier

    Oct 25, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

    Colorado Avalanche v Ottawa Senators Getty Images

    Anthems will be played from Ottawa to the buildings in Montreal and Toronto.

  7. Sharks look to bump slump against struggling Sabres

    Oct 25, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

    Todd McLellan AP

    San Jose hosts Buffalo in a Saturday matinee

  8. Ruff: ‘Tonight was by far the best game we have played’

    Oct 25, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

    Lindy Ruff AP

    Stars overcome controversial goal call for win in New Jersey.

  9. Columbus’ Cam Atkinson avoids damage to eye after skate bloodies his face

    Oct 25, 2014, 12:50 AM EDT

    atkinson

    “I can see, thank God, I can see,” he reportedly said.

  10. Report: Lawyer for Voynov’s wife says her take on incident isn’t ‘radically different’

    Oct 25, 2014, 12:50 AM EDT

    cd0ymzcznguwzdbhnduynddiytjhm2yyzthlmtjjotqwyyznpte3nju0ywnmnjbkytrlmwjlmtu4mgixnzhhmdlhzme5 AP

    She reportedly hasn’t spoken to police since being released from the hospital.

  11. More like it? Avs crush Canucks

    Oct 25, 2014, 12:00 AM EDT

    Florida Panthers v Colorado Avalanche Getty Images

    Semyon Varlamov’s first win of 2014-15 and Colorado’s first home victory.

  12. Video: Beauties from Perry, Eberle and Duchene

    Oct 24, 2014, 11:30 PM EDT

    Sabers Ducks Hockey AP

    Actually, Taylor Hall probably deserves the most credit for Edmonton’s highlight goal.

  13. Fights: Salvador brawls with Roussel, Gudas and Byfuglien grapple

    Oct 24, 2014, 11:12 PM EDT

    New Jersey Devils v Tampa Bay Lightning Getty Images

    Somehow the latter fight didn’t leave a crater in the ice.

  14. Oh, shoot: Devils drop 18th shootout in a row

    Oct 24, 2014, 10:44 PM EDT

    New York Islanders v New Jersey Devils Getty Images

    The Dallas Stars get the extra point.

  15. Lightning lose Brown, Connolly for the night

    Oct 24, 2014, 10:29 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Calgary Flames Getty Images

    Injuries continue to … strike Tampa Bay.

  16. Ondrej chases Ondrej: Jets’ Pavelec gets the hook

    Oct 24, 2014, 10:13 PM EDT

    Winnipeg Jets' goalie Ondrej Pavelec, of Czech Republic, stands in front of his goal before playing an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks in Vancouver, British Columbia on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck) AP

    Update: Vladislav Namestnikov was credited with the last goal.

Featured video

Caps' 'culture change' proving positive

Sign up for Fantasy hockey

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. J. Spezza (3480)
  2. P. Stastny (3026)
  3. E. Kane (2945)
  4. V. Hedman (2934)
  5. E. Staal (2704)
  1. J. Drouin (2635)
  2. M. Gaborik (2599)
  3. C. Crawford (2526)
  4. P. Datsyuk (2283)
  5. S. Varlamov (2274)