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NHL Rumors II: Blackhawks, Panthers, Devils, Wings, Leafs and Penguins

  • Jason Greger: Shannon said that he’s hearing that the Blackhawks are looking to trade Johnny Oduya to get under the salary cap. He has one year left on his deal. Gregor thinks the Oilers should be calling.
  • Harvey Fialkov: Panthers GM Dale Tallon is looking trade some of their organizational “assets” for a goal scorer.
  • Mike Halford of Pro Hockey Talk: Going off of Tallon looking to trade some of their assets for a scorer and with the Blackhawks in a little bit of cap crunch, Halford wonders if the Panthers would be interested in Patrick Sharp. Sharp’s name has been in the rumor mill. He has a $5.9 million cap hit though 2017.
  • Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Devils Lou Lamoriello on free agent Ryan Carter.

    “We’re still interested in bringing Ryan back. He’s still interested in here. Nothing has happened at this point,” the GM said.

    Lamoriello on a potential trade.

    “We felt we had to do some things with our offense (in free agency) but we’re constantly looking at what we can do to get better, whether it’s now, during the summer, in training camp or the beginning of the season. If there is something we can do today or tomorrow to get better, we will do that.

    “Right now we feel very good about what has transpired… Right now our goaltending is set, we have our defense set and right now, for the most part, our offense is pretty well intact. But I could not say something won’t happen.”

  • Greg Brady: Brady wonders why the Red Wings rushed to sign backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson when the Maple Leafs could be looking to trade Cody Franson and James Reimer. Would have been ideal for the Red Wings. Franson would have fit in as their fourth or fifth defenseman and on their second power play unit. Reimer would have pushed Howard and potentially could have been a better option.
  • Seth Rorabaugh: Former Penguin Aleksey Morozov has had his contract with CSKA Moscow of the KHL terminated.

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NHL Rumors VIII: Subban, Devils, Gionta, Callahan, Vanek and Alfredsson

  • Andy Strickland: P.K. Subban is looking for a bigger contract than the Blues gave Alex Pietrangelo, seven years and $45.5 million.
  • Jason Gregor: If P.K. Subban was only asking for $6.5 million, the Canadiens would have already signed him. Source said a couple weeks ago that Subban’s camp asked for over $8 million a season.
  • Tom Gulitti of the Bergon Record: Devils GM Lou Lamoriello said that Bryce Salvador is “100 percent” recovered from his labrum team in his right hip. On Ryane Clowe who suffered another concussion at the end of March, “fine with the knowledge we know.” Lamoriello said he’d like to re-sign Mark Fayne, Ryan Carter, Stephen Gionta and Steve Bernier.Brian Gionta’s agent, Steve Bartlett:

    “We’re just kind of in discussions and the next probably few days will be critical to see (what happens),” Bartlett said. “We just kind of got serious about it in the last day or two, so we’ll kind of see what kind of progress we make on that one and whether he becomes a July 1 guy.”

    Bartlett on talks with the Lightning regarding Ryan Callahan:

    “Whether or not it gets done, it’s really hard to say for me,” Bartlett said. “I think that one could tip either way.”

    Bartlett on pending UFA Thomas Vanek:

    “He went through three teams in order to stick to that position and I don’t think that’s changing,” Bartlett said. “I think he’s been pretty firm on that for the last year and is going to stick by that. Nothing is going to change between now and July 1on on him, I don’t think.”

  • The Fourth Period: The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the Red Wings want to bring back Daniel Alredsson if he wants to play next year. They are interested in re-signing both Jonas Gustavsson and Dan Cleary.

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NHL Rumors V: Kings, Red Wings, Senators, Canadiens, Flames, Lightning and Capitals

  • Mark Spector: Agents are loving that they are able to talk with GMs starting on June 25th. One agent: “Multi-million $ decision that used to be within an hour.”
  • Lisa Dilman of the LA Times: The Kings have UFAs Matt Greene and Willie Mitchell. Dwight King will be a RFA. The Kings will have to decide whether they want to buyout Mike Richards or not, and to use some of the money to re-sign Marian Gaborik. Richards might not get a buyout. It may be hard to fit Green and/or Mitchell in. The 37-year old Mitchell is thought to be looking for a two-year deal. He may look elsewhere if the Kings only offer a one -year deal. Gaborik will be their top priority.
  • David Pagnotta: The Kings will have decisions to make on pending UFA defensemen Matt Greene and Willie Mitchell. They want to re-sign Marian Gaborik.
  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: The Red Wings could be re-signing pending UFA Jonas Gustavsson soon.

    “I’ve been talking to Gustavsson’s agent,” general manager Ken Holland told the Free Press today. “He played good for us. We’d like to keep him.”

    Gustavsson may be looking for a two-year deal, with the Red Wings more interested in a one-year deal.

  • Bob McKenzie: The Senators offered Ales Hemsky a three-year deal worth about $10 million. Hemsky rejected it. The Senators are now prepared to trade his rights for a draft pick.
  • Bob McKenzie: Andrei Markov is asking the Canadiens for a three -year deal at $6 million per season.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Flames and Mike Cammalleri are still talking. The issues is more with term than with money. Mark Spector: Flames GM Brad Treliving said that Cammalleri is his “biggest priority.” There has been no offer from the Flames yet.
  • Bob McKenzie: The Lightning and Ryan Callahan are still talking about a contract extension, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if he hits the open market.
  • Stephen Whyno: Capitals GM Brian MacLellan: “We like the job Grabovski did for us last year but we’re also balancing what we’re going to do with our roster.”

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NHL Rumors III: Red Wings, Islanders, Capitals, Devils and Coyotes

  • Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press: If Dan Boyle doesn’t sign with the Islanders, he could be an interesting addition for the Red Wings. The Wings are looking for a right-handed shot and would give their power play a boost. He may not be the top UFA defenseman (Matt Niskanen), but the cost would be lower.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: The Red Wings would like to re-sign Jonas Gustavsson, preferably to a one-year deal and have Petr Mrazek develop another season in the AHL, with him backing up Jimmy Howard in 2015-16.
  • Daniel Friedman: Bob McKenzie on the Islanders being able to sign Dan Boyle“I don’t think there’s a very good chance at all. I’d be surprised.”
  • Adam Vingan of NBC Washington: (mailbag) It’s likely that Joel Ward play out the final year of his four year contract in Washington. Troy Brouwer has two year left on his deal at a $3.66 million cap hit could become available, but they would need to get a good return for him. It’s believed that Mikhail Grabovski is looking for a four or five year deal worth $5 million a season.
  • Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger: Devils Cory Schneider and the Devils have talked contract extension. Martin Brodeur has said he’ll test the free agent market and is leaning to signing with another team. Brodeur to Pierre LeBrun:

    “I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m definitely going to be available July 1,” Brodeur said. “I want to play one more season and I want to see what’s out there.

    “I’ve had a lot of good conversations with the Devils, but I’m not inclined at going back at this point. I just feel that with Schneids the organization has to move on. Me being around might be tough a little bit for them. I don’t completely put (returning) out of the question, but I don’t want to mess up the cards for the Devils.”

  • Sarah McLellan: The Coyotes ownership, GM Don Maloney and Dave Tippet were likely meeting yesterday afternoon to go over their offseason plan. Internal budget should given to Maloney in the next week or two.

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Morning Rumors II: Penguins, Flyers and Red Wings

  • Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review: Brooks Orpik’s plan would have been to play in the Stanley Cup if the Penguins had made it that far. Orpik’s future with the Penguins is now on hold until a new GM is hired.

    “We still have time,” Orpik’s agent, Lewis Gross, told the Tribune-Review. “Brooks isn’t a free agent until July. We’re not worried about Pittsburgh not having a GM right now.”

    Orpik’s agent thinks there will lots of interest in him if he hits the open market. Matt Niskanen, Jussi Jokinen and Deryk Engelland are also waiting for the team to hire a new GM.

  • Tim Panaccio:  Brayden Schenn’s (RFA) agent said he hasn’t heard from Flyers GM Ron Hextall, but is not worried at the moment.
  • Tim Panaccio of CSN Philly: The Flyers don’t have a lot of cap space to work with, only $6.55 million in space with the ceiling at $71.1 million (and it will be lower than that). They’ll need to decide if they are going to re-sign Ray Emery. It might make sense if they package Luke ($3.6 million) and Brayden Schenn (RFA) for a defenseman or left winger that would complement Sean Couturier and Matt Read.
  • Ted Kulfan of the Detroit NewsDaniel Alfredsson and Jonas Gustavsson may be the only pending UFAs the Red Wings may consider bringing back from their list of: David LegwandDaniel AlfredssonTodd BertuzziDaniel Cleary, Mikael Samuelsson, Kyle Quincey and Jonas Gustavsson.

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NHL Rumors I: Vanek, Red Wings, Chara, Selanne, Miller, Blue and Oilers

  • Charley Walters of Twin Cities: Should look for Wild owner Craig Leipold to go after UFA Thomas Vanek this summer. He would replace Dany Heatley in offense and salary slot. Walters said not to be surprised if Brian Lawton ends up getting a GM offer from the Capitals.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings needs this offseason:1. A top-four right handed defenseman – options include: Matt Niskanen, Dan Boyle, Derek Morris, Tom Gilbert and Marek Zidlicky.

    2. A decent-sized scoring winger - Thomas Vanek, Matt Moulson, Ryan Callahan, Marian Gaborik, Jarome Iginla, Jaromir Jagr and Devin Setoguchi.

    The Wings will have about $20 million in cap space, but have to take care of RFAs Danny DeKeyser, Tomas Tatar and Riley Sheahan.

    They will not use an amnesty buyout on Johan Franzen. If they Wings want to get rid of Franzen, they’ll have to trade him. He has a cap hit of $3.95 million, with six-years remaining and $17.5 million.

    It is doubtful that David Legwand will be back.

    If Daniel Alfredsson wants to play another year, it’s likely the Wings could work out a deal with him.

    Kyle Quincy will probably not be re-signed, though it is possible.

    The Wings would like to re-sign Jonas Gustavsson, but may worry about his injury issues. Other free-agent options include: Brian Elliott, Jaroslav Halak, Jonas Hiller, Al Montoya, Chad Johnson and Carter Hutton. The Wings plan to keep Petr Mrazek in the AHL for one more year.

    Wings trade candidates include: Joakim Andersson and Jakub Kindl.

  • Ryan Dadoun of Pro Hockey Talk: The 37-year old Zdeno Chara knows his playing days are getting shorter.

    “As you get older and you’ve been in the league for a while, you don’t realize how much you’re going to maybe miss that part of the game once you’re gone,” Chara said, per the Metro West Daily News. “So I’m not saying that I’m thinking about being gone or retiring, but I’m kind of realizing that the time is not going to be always there.

    “I enjoy really coming to the rink every day. I enjoy competing in practices against guys and always in the games.

    “I love the game.”

  • Igor Eronko: Teemu Selanne to Sport-Express.ru: “It would be a great scenario to play one more season for my home team Jokerit in KHL”
  • Hope Smoke: Darren Dreger: “I’m sure that St.Louis will show interest in keeping Miller” … “As a pending UFA Miller will look at what is available on the market. All along I’ve been told Miller wants a short term 3-5 years” … “Miller has ambition beyond hockey and he’s looking at getting on with things once he’s done with the game”
  • Hope Smoke: Ray Ferraro: “The Blues would be able to move some of their forwards, a more complete guy, for someone who scores. Someone like Berglund” … “What would Berglund look like down the middle playing behind Nugent-Hopkins?” … Hope Smoke: Ferraro suggested Jordan Eberle going to the Oilers. Ferraro wonders if the you consider one of the Blues defenseman like Kevin Shattenkirk and Patrik Berglund for Eberle and someone else?

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NHL Rumors: Red Wings, Alfredsson, Capitals GM Candidates, Flames and Canucks

  • Craig Custance of ESPN: Some early offseason priorities for Red Wings GM Ken Holland.

    1. Add an impact defenseman – the will have cap space this summer as David Legwand, Daniel Alfredsson, Mikael Samuelsson, Todd Bertuzzi, Kyle Quincey, Jonas Gustavsson and Danny Cleary are in the final season of their contracts. It’s not a deep free agent class, but the Wings could look at Dan Boyle and Matt Niskanen. If looking at the trade market, Alex Edler and Christian Ehrhoff could be options.

    2. Sign Danny DeKeyser to a long-term contract – he’s an pending RFA. He hasn’t put a lot of thought on whether he wants a bridge contract or a long-term deal.

    3. Add a scoring winger – the Wings are fine up the middle, but could look at free agent wingers like: Thomas Vanek, Ryan Callahan, Marian Gaborik, Matt Moulson or Jaromir Jagr.

  • Tim Wharnsby: Daniel Alfredsson said that if he plays next season, if would likely be with the Red Wings.
  • Hope Smoke: Elliotte Friedman: “If you’re going to make a [coaching] change, make the change. Let the guy get on with his life. Don’t let him hang there” … “Didn’t sound to me, when Linden took over, that he was too keen on keeping Torts. Maybe that’s changed. If not, make the change”
  • Chuck Gormley of CSN Washington: Gormley lists some GM candidates for the Capitals: Tim Burke (director of scouting for the Sharks), Jim Benning (assistant GM for the Bruins), Ron Hextall (assistant GM for the Flyers), Claude Loiselle (assistant GM for the Maple Leafs), Paul Fenton (assistant GM for the Predators), Bob Nicholson (former president and CEO of Hockey Canada), Craig Billington (VP of player development for the Avalanche), Mike Gillis (former GM of the Canucks), Dave Poulin (VP of hockey operations for the Maple Leafs) and Julien BriseBois (assistant GM of the Lightning).
  • John Shannon: “How long before we hear Wayne Gretzky’s name to run hockey in Washington? He and Leonsis have a very good relationship. 99 wants back in.”
  • Jim Matheson: The Capitals lineup needs an overhaul. Their blueline is average outside of John Carlson and Karl Alzner. Mike Green continually gets hurt. They are average in goal and they need top-six forwards.
  • Darren Dreger: Jim Rutherford could get some interest from the Capitals or Canucks. He may want a break though. George McPhee would make sense in Vancouver or Calgary.

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Injury Notes: Pens, Wings, Caps, Flames, Sabres, Sens, Canes, Coyotes, Avs, Hawks and Leafs

  • Shelly Anderson of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Penguins James Neal (concussion) received clearance to play and could be in the lineup tonight. Chris Kunitz could also return to the lineup tonight. Beau Bennett skated before practice but hasn’t been given clearance for contact. Paul Martin skated in full gear before practice. Given the day off yesterday: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Jussi Jokinen, Olli Maatta and Brooks Orpik.
  • Shelly Anderson: Penguins Kris Letang wants to pay this season but he hasn’t received anything definitive from his doctors.
  • Ansar Khan of MLive: Red Wings Todd Bertuzzi missed Sunday’s game with a lower-body injury. Darren Helm, out with a concussion, had a setback and it’s not looking like he’ll return soon. Stephen Weiss (hernia surgery) is not close to returning and will go get a second opinion. Dan Cleary has had fluid drained from his knee twice and hasn’t been able to practice in a couple weeks. Weiss and Cleary were able to skate. Jonas Gustavsson, out with a groin injury, skated yesterday and is getting close to returning. Joakim Andersson (fractured foot) is out for at least another week. Tomas Jurco will have his broken rib reassessed next week. Pavel Datsyuk (knee) will be reassessed in seven to 10 days. Henrik Zetterberg may be able to return for the playoffs if the Wings make it.
  • Capitals PR: Capitals Brooks Laich will be out four to six weeks after having a procedure done to release a tight abductor.
  • Randy Sportak: Flames Jiri Hudler (upper-body) was out on the ice before practice. Karri Ramo was also out before, and stayed on with main group.
  • Buffalo Sabres: Sabres Jhonas Enroth stayed in Buffalo for further evaluation.
  • John Vogl: Not going on the Sabres road trip: Jhonas Enroth, Tyler Myers, Zemgus Girgensons, Alex Sulzer, and Chris Stewart. Myers could meet up with the team at some point.
  • John Vogl: Michal Neuvirth on the possibility of playing tonight: “I don’t know … but I’m feeling better every day. I’m hoping it’s going to be good.”
  • Bruce Garrioch: Doesn’t look like Craig Anderson will be ready before Thursday.
  • Michael Smith: Hurricanes Jiri Tlusty won’t play on Tuesday due to a lower-body injury, he’s day-to-day. Alex Semin was given a maintenance day yesterday.
  • Sarah McLellan: Coyotes Martin Erat skated yesterday morning in a no-contract jersey.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs Ryan O’Reilly will play tonight, with Paul Stastny a possibility.
  • Terry Koshan: Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle on Jonathan Bernier: “Bernier has a low-grade muscle strain. It is in the groin area. It’s closer to day to day than it is week to week.” James Mirtle: The Leafs haven’t put Bernier on the IR, so it’s possible that he could play in the next few days.
  • Hope Smoke: Maple Leafs Dave Poulin: “We’re dealing with this on Bolland. Once medically cleared, it’s up to the player to let us know when he’s ready to go” … “At this point it’s not up to a doctor, it’s up to Bolland. We’re hoping he’s getting stronger and closer to returning” … “Bolland hasn’t been 100% comfortable in a full practice where there are competition drills and grinding”

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Injury Notes: MacArthur, Lehtonen, Stralman, Richards, Hossa, Murray, Gustavsson, Stastny and Sbisa

  • Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Senators Clarke MacArthur won’t need surgery to fix his injured tendon in his hand. He suffered the injury fighting Flames Chris Butler. He won’t play tomorrow, and could return next Saturday.

    “The only update I have is they don’t need to do surgery so that’s as positive as it could be,” said coach Paul MacLean before Saturday’s game.

    “It’s more to do with pain threshold and ability to hang onto the stick. Those will be the factors that go into it.”

  • Mike Heika: Stars Kari Lehtonen left after being hit by Erik Haula: “Obviously, it’s not good. He went in hard, hit the crossbar hard. The likelihood is it’s a concussion on just a dirt play. It should be suspended. A fourth liner takes out our goaltender.”

  • Pat Leonard: Rangers coach Alain Vigneault is not concerned about Anton Stralman’s ankle or Brad Richards’ wrist.
  • Scott Powers: Blackhawks Marian Hossa could return to the ice this week and possibly be back in the lineup next week.
  • Rob Mixer: Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray will be out four to six weeks after having knee surgery.
  • Ansar Khan: Red Wings Jonas Gustavsson is out with a sore groin. Petr Mrazek has been recalled.
  • Adrian Dater: Avs Patrick Roy on Paul Stastny’s injury: “We’ll know more next few days”

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Injury Notes: Kane, Moen, Parise, Pitkanen, McQuaid, Sbisa, Voracek, Hanzel, Parenteau and Howard

  • Paul Friesen: Jets coach Paul Maurice said that Evander Kane will return to the lineup today, and will be on a line with Mark Scheifele and Blake Wheeler. Has another line mind for Kane too.
  • Michael Russo: There is a chance that Wild’s Zach Parise returns to the lineup on Thursday.
  • Chris Nichols: Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford said that Joni Pitkanen can “a little bit of weight” on his injured foot. Rutherford thinks that Pitkanen hopes that he has a chance to play next year.
  • Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe: Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid missed yesterday’s game with a leg injury. They don’t play again until Saturday. Defenseman Dougie Hamilton (concussion) could return on Saturday.
  • Eric Stephens: Ducks Luca Sbisa (hand) practiced yesterday and was paired with Francois Beauchemin.
  • Frank Seravalli: Flyers Jakub Voracek has an upper-body injury and will be evaluated when they return to Philadelphia.
  • Chris Johnston: Coyotes Martin Hanzal is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.
  • Adrian Dater via Sulia: Avs P.A. Parenteau will return to the lineup tonight on a line with Marc-Andre Cliche and Patrick Bordeleau. Alex Tanguay is getting close to returning.
  • Bub Duff: Red Wings Jimmy Howard left last night’s game with a lower-body injury. Ansar Khan: Coach Mike Babcock said that Howard injured the same knee in December and is not sure of the extent of the injury. GM Ken Holland said that Howard’s injury is minor and he’ll be day-to-day. Babcock said that he isn’t sure if Jonas Gustavsson will be ready to play on Wednesday.
  • Wes Gilbertson: Flames winger Paul Byron left last night’s game after only one shift in the second period after he blocked a shot.

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