- Dan Rosen of NHL.com: Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis intends to have both Nazem Kadri and Cody Franson under contract by the start of training camp.
“From our standpoint, we have enough cap space in our minds to get both players signed and that’s what we intend to do,” Nonis told NHL.com during a phone interview. “There are definitely ways of making it work. That’s our intention.”
Nonis added that there is no update on negotiations.
“There have been quiet periods [in the negotiations], but that doesn’t bother me at all,” Nonis said. “That’s par for the course in these types of situations. I also think it’s a different year a little bit with the cap dropping [from $70.2 million to $64.3 million]. I think there is recalibration that needs to take place on both sides. You look around the League and I think that’s happening. There are a lot of good UFAs [unrestricted free agents] that aren’t signed because of the amount of money left in the marketplace.”
- Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel: Jose Theodore hasn’t heard from the Panthers, but he still hopes to continue playing.
“The Panthers are still my No. 1 choice. I don’t know if the door is closed, but there’s been no discussions,” Theodore said Thursday in an exclusive interview with the Sun Sentinel.
“Training camp is still a month away, so I’m not ready to think about [retirement].
- Szymon Szemberg: Canadiens Petteri Nokelainen signed with Brynas in Sweden.