NHL Rumors: Canucks, Kings, Predators, Lightning and Oilers

NHL Rumors: Canucks, Kings, Predators, Lightning and Oilers

Teams are worried about Chris Tanev injury history
Teams worried about Chris Tanev‘s injuries …

Rick Dhaliwal: A source is saying about Chris Tanev: “The are getting calls on Tanev but teams are worried about the injury and as a result, the offers have not been great.”

The Los Angeles Kings have already filled their main needs …

Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic: With the asking prices for top-end rentals being a first- or second-round draft picks or top prospects, the Los Angeles Kings won’t be interested in that.

“We were really scared of the rental type just because we haven’t had a lot of first-round picks and our second-round picks, we’ve traded a lot of them away over the past six years,’’ Blake said. “So we were going to have a conscious effort that we made sure we kept those picks.’’

The Kings will continue to explore trades, but they have already filled their main needs. They will also be getting Jeff Carter back next week.

Lisa Dillman: GM Rob Blake when asked if he was done trading after acquiring Dion Phaneuf and Tobias Rieder: “I’m not promising anything,” he said, laughing.”

The Nashville Predators checked in on Erik Karlsson

Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic: Was told that the Nashville Predators made a call to the Ottawa Senators about Erik Karlsson. An obvious long-shot and not sure how they could make it work, but they called.

Four blue line options for the Tampa Bay Lightning …

Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic: The Tampa Bay Lightning are looking at Erik Karlsson, Ryan McDonagh, Mike Green and Jack Johnson. McDonagh would cost much less then Karlsson, with Green and Johnson less than McDonagh.

Edmonton Oilers could look to move AHL defenseman …

Jim Matheson: It wouldn’t be a surprise if the Oilers were trying to move defenseman Eric Gryba, who is playing the AHL. The Oilers might retain some of his salary next year to make a deal.