- Dmitry Chesnokov: Red Wings Paval Datsyuk’s agent has told Pavel Lysenkov (@plysenkov) that Datsyuk has decided where he’ll sign next summer but won’t announce it.
- Jason Brough of Pro Hockey Talk: Datsyuk knows where he wants to play, but isn’t saying.
Also: Via Yahoo!’s Dmitry Chesnokov, Datsyuk’s agent, Gary Greenstin, told SovSport.ru that, despite Russian media reports, the 34-year-old winger had not reached an agreement with Ak Bars to join the club for the 2014-15 season.
Datsyuk played with CSKA Moscow during the lockout.
- Dmitry Chesnokov of Yahoo! Sports: In April, SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL decided that they will go after goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. Chesnokov said that the money they are willing to offer will be very good. Bobrovsky still wants to play in the NHL.
- Aaron Portzline: “Bobrovsky math: Vezina Trophy + potential KHL offer + potential offer sheet = $$$$$$$$$$”
- Chris Johnson: Senators Daniel Alfredsson thinks he has plenty of game left and that the retirement decision will come down to family.
- Aaron Portzline: The Blue Jackets sign defenseman Ilari Melart and goaltenders Curtis McElhinney and Anton Forsberg.