|Assets:||Has good size and hockey sense from the back end. A dependable and savvy player, he excels when given plenty of ice time in a shutdown role against top scorers.|
|Flaws:||Lacks consistency in the offensive zone, and won't produce huge numbers in the NHL anyway. Has stepped up his physical play, but he's still not a bruising defender.|
|Career Potential:||Savvy veteran shutdown defenseman.|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2002-03|
|10/14/2013||Missed 4 games (upper body injury).|
|10/08/2013||Upper body injury, injured reserve.|
|10/05/2013||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|7/07/2013||Acquired from the New Jersey Devils.|
|3/30/2013||Missed 11 games (lower body injury).|
|3/12/2013||Lower body injury, injured reserve.|
|3/07/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|5/30/2012||Missed 38 regular season and 18 playoff games (blood clot in leg).|
|1/30/2012||Blood clot in leg, injured reserve.|
|1/19/2012||Blood clot in leg, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/31/2011||Missed 6 games (back spasms).|
|12/16/2011||Back spasms, day-to-day.|
|7/01/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New Jersey Devils to a four-year contract.|
|2/21/2009||Missed 12 games (right shoulder injury).|
|1/21/2009||Right shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|10/30/2008||Missed 1 game (ankle injury).|
|10/27/2008||Ankle injury, day-to-day.|
|3/12/2008||Missed 3 games (shoulder injury).|
|3/05/2008||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|12/14/2007||Missed 8 games (shoulder injury).|
|11/25/2007||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|1/30/2007||Missed 11 games (sprained right ankle).|
|1/04/2007||Sprained right ankle, week-to-week.|
|12/23/2006||Missed 24 games (broken left wrist).|
|11/23/2006||Broken left wrist, late December.|
|10/28/2006||Broken arm, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/21/2006||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a multi-year contract.|
|6/01/2006||Missed Game 4, 5, 6 and 7 of Conference Final against the Carolina Hurricanes (broken arm).|
|5/25/2006||Broken arm, sidelined indefinitely.|
|8/15/2005||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Buffalo Sabres to a one-year contract.|
|7/31/2005||Buffalo Sabres tendered a qualifying offer.|
|2/22/2005||NHL lockout: Signed with the SC Bern of the Swiss National League.|
|2/14/2005||Left the Linkoping HC of the Elitserien (Sweden).|
|9/09/2004||NHL lockout: Signed with the Linkoping HC of the Elitserien (Sweden).|
|7/28/2004||Re-signed by the Buffalo Sabres to a one-year contract.|
|6/30/2004||Buffalo Sabres tendered a qualifying offer.|
|8/01/2003||Re-signed by the Buffalo Sabres to a one-year contract.|
|6/30/2003||Buffalo Sabres tendered a qualifying offer.|
|3/29/2003||Missed 24 games (ankle injury).|
|2/10/2003||Ankle injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/04/2002||Missed 4 games (shoulder injury).|
|11/27/2002||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|11/23/2002||Missed 7 games (shoulder injury).|
|11/01/2002||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|4/12/2002||Recalled from Rochester (AHL).|
|10/03/2001||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|7/07/2013||Buffalo Sabres traded Riley Boychuk to the New Jersey Devils for Henrik Tallinder.|
|7/01/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the New Jersey Devils.|
|6/21/1997||Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2nd round (48th overall) in 1997.|
Henrik Tallinder gets fifth point of 2013-14 | 12/08/2013 9:24 AM
NewsHenrik Tallinder registered an assist in Buffalo's 3-2 defeat on Saturday.
ImpactTallinder ended a six-game point drought. He typically doesn't do enough offensively to warrant owning in standard leagues and this season is no exception. He has two goals and just five points in 25 games in 2013-14.
Henrik Tallinder will be scratched Friday | 10/25/2013 1:24 PM
NewsHenrik Tallinder will spend Friday's game in the press box.
John Vogl on Twitter
ImpactTallinder has an assist in seven games this season. He's also averaged 17:17 minutes per contest. The plan is to reinsert him into the lineup on Saturday.
Henrik Tallinder will be back Tuesday night | 10/14/2013 12:15 PM
NewsHenrik Tallinder (shoulder) is ready to return to Buffalo's lineup.
ImpactThe Sabres will demote Alexander Sulzer or Rasmus Ristolainen to the minors to make room for Tallinder. Regardless of who goes down, Sulzer and Ristolainen will be scratched on Tuesday night to get Tallinder back into the lineup.
Tallinder out Saturday, Monday still possible | 10/12/2013 9:42 AM
NewsHenrik Tallinder is progressing in his recovery from an upper-body injury but will not play Saturday against Chicago.
ImpactThe Sabres are targeting Monday against Minnesota for the veteran rearguard's return to the lineup.
Henrik Tallinder projected to play Saturday | 10/09/2013 4:58 PM
NewsHenrik Tallinder (upper body) might be able to return on Saturday.
ImpactTallinder was on the ice with skating coach Dawn Braid on Wednesday. He sustained the ailment during Friday's contest against Ottawa.
Sabres place Henrik Tallinder on IR | 10/08/2013 6:13 PM
NewsHenrik Tallinder has been moved to Buffalo's injured reserve.
Buffalo Sabres PR on Twitter
ImpactHe is going on the team's IR and Marcus Foligno is coming off of it, so that the latter can play Tuesday night. Tallinder is expected to miss at least a week with an upper-body injury.
Henrik Tallinder is slated to miss a week | 10/05/2013 6:56 PM
NewsHenrik Tallinder is projected to miss a week with his upper-body injury.
ImpactJamie McBain will play Saturday night in his place.
Henrik Tallinder out Saturday with UBI | 10/05/2013 2:54 PM
NewsHenrik Tallinder won't play Saturday due to an upper-body injury.
ImpactHe logged just 13:33 of ice time on Friday prior to leaving the contest. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Henrik Tallinder will be paired with Pysyk | 09/12/2013 11:03 AM
NewsCoach Ron Rolston plans to pair Henrik Tallinder with Mark Pysyk.
ImpactObviously, those plans could change as training camp progresses, but most onlookers believed that the Sabres would reunite Tallinder with former defense partner Tyler Myers. The two of them were a tandem when Myers won the Calder Trophy in 2009-10 and since Tallinder left, Myers hasn't been the same. "Henrik is a player we got for veteran leadership to help both Tyler and our other players," Rolston said. "You can't have enough depth on defense." Right now Myers is slated to play alongside Christian Ehrhoff.
Trade gives Henrik Tallinder new opportunity | 07/08/2013 9:09 AM
NewsHenrik Tallinder's slipping responsibilities with the New Jersey Devils played a role in his trade to Buffalo.
Impact"He's a regular defenseman and he wasn't playing regularly," Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said. "It was a mutual understanding that I would try and do something with him. This will leave room for the kids." Tallinder averaged 17:34 minutes per contest over 25 games in 2013. He should play a bigger role with Buffalo, but his fantasy value will still be minimal in standard leagues.
Trade reunites Henrik Tallinder with Sabres | 07/07/2013 2:34 PM
NewsThe Buffalo Sabres brought back defenseman Henrik Tallinder via trade with the New Jersey Devils that cost them Riley Boychuk.
ImpactTallinder began his career with Buffalo, who selected him 48th overall in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. He played with the team from 2001-02 through 2009-10 before joining the New Jersey Devils. He appeared in 25 games in 2013, collecting a goal and three assists for four points while breaking even in plus/minus.
Tallinder invited to Sweden's Olympic camp | 06/22/2013 10:29 AM
NewsHenrik Tallinder was invited to Sweden's Olympic training camp.
Fire and Ice
ImpactOf course, the NHL has not yet formally committed to particiapting in the Sochi Olympics in Russia. If they do, Tallinder, who had a disappointing 2013 NHL season, could be on the Swede's blueline.
Tallinder buyout candidate | 05/04/2013 12:48 PM
NewsHenrik Tallinder is a buyout candidate this off-season.
The Bergen Record
ImpactThe Devils need to make room for some younger reargaurds such as Eric Gelinas, Alex Urbom and Jon Merrill and paying Tallinder almost $3.4 million to sit in the press box makes no sense. There is also a chance that Anton Volchenkov could be bought out if Devils' GM Lou Lamoriello wants to make even bigger changes on his blueline.
| 03/31/2013 2:08 AM
NewsHenrik Tallinder was activated from the IL on Saturday March 30.
Henrik Tallinder healthy, but will still sit | 03/23/2013 11:48 AM
NewsHenrik Tallinder said he's "ready to play," but he will still sit Saturday night.
Rich Chere on Twitter
ImpactThe defenseman has been dealing with a sprained ankle. "It (his ankle) feels good out there," Tallinder said. "Every little motion I make, there's no pain. It wasn't a high ankle sprain." Tallinder has three points this season.
Tallinder (ankle) is doubtful for Saturday | 03/22/2013 4:27 PM
NewsHenrik Tallinder is doubtful to play Saturday, according to coach Pete DeBoer.
ImpactHe suffered a sprained ankle in warmups prior to New Jersey's contest against Buffalo on March 7th. Tallinder took part in Friday's practice and he's been skating hard to get back into game shape.
Henrik Tallinder skates, won't play Friday | 03/15/2013 8:08 AM
NewsHenrik Tallinder (lower body) skated on his own Thursday.
The Bergen Record
ImpactHe didn't accompany the team to Philadelphia though for Friday night's contest. Tallinder has already missed the past five games because of a lower-body ailment.
Devils place Henrik Tallinder on IR | 03/12/2013 10:46 AM
NewsNew Jersey Devils place Henrik Tallinder (lower body) on injured reserve.
Devils on Twitter
ImpactTallinder has missed three games since leaving pregame warmups on March 7 with the mysterious injury, which GM Lou Lamoriello says is not a recurrence of the blood clot issues that cost the defenseman 37 games last season had returned. Tallinder has no real fantasy impact in most formats.
Henrik Tallinder may return from LBI Sunday | 03/09/2013 1:22 PM
NewsHenrik Tallinder, who apparently sustained a lower-body injury Thursday during his pre-game routine, won't dress Saturday but he may be ready to play Sunday.
The Bergen Record
ImpactCoach Pete DeBoer said the team would evaluate him once they return from Saturday's trip at Carolina.
Henrik Tallinder will miss Saturday's game | 03/08/2013 1:26 PM
NewsHenrik Tallinder (lower body) will not head with the Devils to Raleigh for Saturday's game.
New Jersey Online
ImpactIt's just a one-game trip and the Devils will play at home on Sunday. Tallinder was a late scratch on Thursday because of the ailment.
Henrik Tallinder has a lower body injury | 03/07/2013 7:15 PM
NewsHenrik Tallinder isn't play on Thursday due to a lower body injury.
Corey Griffin on Twitter
ImpactTallinder has a goal and three points in 14 games this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Henrik Tallinder is out Thursday | 03/07/2013 6:50 PM
NewsHenrik Tallinder won't play on Thursday due to what might be an undisclosed injury.
Rich Chere on Twitter
ImpactTallinder was apparently unable to participate in the contest for some reason. He has a goal and three points in 14 games this season.
Tallinder in, Volchenkov out Thursday night | 02/28/2013 2:41 PM
NewsHenrik Tallinder has been a healthy scratch for the last two games, but he'll dress Thursday night versus the Jets.
The Bergen Record
ImpactHe has skated in 10 games this year, while earning two points and nine shots. Anton Volchenkov will sit for the first time this season to make room for him.
Tallinder to return to the lineup Saturday | 02/16/2013 12:29 PM
NewsAfter being a healthy scratch for eight straight games, Henrik Tallinder will suit up against the Islanders Saturday night.
Rich Chere Twitter
ImpactHe will dress in place of Mark Fayne, who will sit in the press box.
Devils to scratch Tallinder for 7th straight | 02/14/2013 5:35 PM
NewsHenrik Tallinder is slated to be a healthy scratch for a seventh straight game Friday when the Devils host Philadelphia.
The Bergen Record
ImpactThe defenseman and coach Pete DeBoer had an "open-heart discussion" on the ice at the end of Thursday's practice. "I think that's what good coaches do," Tallinder said. "Sometimes you have to explain the situation and hear what the player thinks and all that just to keep the group intact."
Tallinder healthy scratch Saturday v Pens | 02/09/2013 12:32 PM
NewsHenrik Tallinder will once again be a healthy scratch.
Fire and Ice
ImpactHe won't play Saturday afternoon against Pittsburgh. Not big news, but we thought you should know.
Tallinder spent Sunday's game in press box | 02/05/2013 2:53 PM
NewsHenrik Tallinder was a healthy scratch on Sunday.
New Jersey Online
Impact"Here's a player who missed basically a year of hockey," Devils coach Pete DeBoer said. "You have some compassion for the fact that he's battling back from being out a long time. You try and give him some room to work through that. At the same time, we have to try and put the best lineup on the ice to try and win a game that night." Tallinder feels physical fine and thinks that ultimately DeBoer wanted to make a change after Pittsburgh beat the Devils 5-1 on Saturday. Either way, Tallinder isn't expected to do much offensively this season.
|10/25/2013||Buf||Fla||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Swe Jr.||Total||Swe Jr.||40||4||13||17||-||55||-||-||-||-||-||0.43|
|Goals||1||2 times-last:at SJ||last:Nov 5||1|
|Assists||1||3 times-last:at Mtl||last:Dec 7||1|
|Points||1||5 times-last:at Mtl||last:Dec 7||1|
|Penalty Minutes||2||10 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Nov 29||4|
|Plus/Minus||1||5 times-last:vs. Mtl||last:Nov 27||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||25 times-last:at Mtl||last:Dec 7||0|
|Power Play Points||0||25 times-last:at Mtl||last:Dec 7||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||25 times-last:at Mtl||last:Dec 7||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||25 times-last:at Mtl||last:Dec 7||0|
|Shots||3||at SJ||Nov 5||3|
|Games||82||3 times-last: 2010-11 (NJ)|
|Penalty Minutes||74||2005-06 (Buf)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2002-03 (Buf)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2 times-last: 2010-11 (NJ)|
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