On Scouting the St. Louis Blues and Vancouver Canucks …
Lou Korac: Scouts listed to attend the Blues – Canucks game: Anaheim Ducks (2), Chicago Blackhawks, (2) Boston Bruins, Vegas Golden Knights, Tampa Bay Lightning, Pittsburgh Penguins, San Jose Sharks, Nashville Predators, Vancouver Canucks, and Montreal Canadiens.
On Scouting the Buffalo Sabres and Colorado Avalanche …
Terry Frei: Scouts listed to attend the Sabres and Avalanche game: Toronto Maple Leafs (3), Los Angeles Kings (2), Columbus Blue Jackets (2), Montreal Canadiens (2), Winnipeg Jets (2), Calgary Flames (2), Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars, New York Rangers, Nashville Predators, Washington Capitals, Vegas Golden Knights, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings, New York Islanders, Minnesota Wild, Ottawa Senators.
Kings GM Dean Lombardi listed, Maple Leafs assistant GM Kyle Dubas as well.
On the Ottawa Senators …
Mike Morreale of NHL.com: Senators 22-year old forward Curtis Lazar knows his name has been in the rumor mill. Senators GM Pierre Dorion has said he’s looking to add more offensive depth before the deadline.
The Ottawa Sun reported that Lazar’s agent, J.P. Barry has scheduled a meeting with GM Dorion for Saturday.
“[Barry] wants to try and find a solution that will help me out; it’s nothing against Ottawa or the Senators because I love playing here,” Lazar said Thursday. “My main focus lately has been how to get back into the lineup. I haven’t thought about anything else; you [media] people make with it what you want but, for myself, it’s one day at a time.
“I haven’t talked to [Barry] in quite some time, so just to sit down with him and not only talk about the current situation, but just about myself and what it will take for me to succeed, will be good. The bottom line is I’m an Ottawa Senator and want to be an Ottawa Senator.”
Dorion wants to upgrade, but owner Eugene Melnyk doesn’t want to mortgage the future. He may not want top prospects Thomas Chabot or Colin White traded.