NHL Rumors: Stars, Zadorov, Kaprizov, Polak and Bruins

NHL Rumors: Stars, Zadorov, Kaprizov, Polak and Bruins

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Tyler Seguin of the Dallas Stars and Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins

On the Dallas Stars …

Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: (mailbag) Asked if the Dallas Stars could entertain the idea of trading Tyler Seguin. Seguin will need a new contract for 2019-20 and it will end up being around $9 million. The Stars have Jamie Benn locked up long-term for $9.5 million, so the Stars will have to be sure about the fit between Benn-Seguin.

[Heika] thinks Ken Hitchcock is looking to make Seguin into an excellent two-way center this season, but if that doesn’t end up working out, maybe the Stars would consider it.

On Nikita Zadorov …

Aivis Kalnins: Hearing that the Colorado Avalanche and Nikita Zadorov have a two-year agreement at $2 million a season.

The Mars Volchenkov (@TMVHF): From Sport-express.ru (google translate) that Nikita Zadorov will sign a two-year deal at a cap hit of $2 million with the Avalanche.

On Kirill Kaprizov …

Aivis Kalnins: Kirill Kaprizov has said he hasn’t signed a contract extension in the KHL and that the Minnesota Wild are still an option when his KHL contract is up.

On Roman Polak …

Kristen Shilton: (asked about Roman Polak’s recovery) The UFA defenseman hasn’t had any setbacks but he is 31-years old and it was a serious injury. Polak might not be able to find a home until the fall.

On the Boston Bruins …

Jimmy Murphy: Source saying that GM Don Sweeney told his staff that he doesn’t want Tuukka Rask to play 60 plus games in a season.

Jimmy Murphy: Source added that management and their coaching staff were happy with Rask’s play last season but they feel that more rest would be helpful.

Jimmy Murphy: Source also added that Anton Khudobin will head to camp as the backup to Rask, but the Bruins will continue to look for a better option.

Jimmy Murphy: If the Bruins aren’t able to find another option in net, Zane McIntrye will be given a shot to beat out Khudobin.