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Free Agent and Trade Notes: Blue Jackets and Predators

  • Rob Mixer on Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen doesn’t have any immediate concerns about getting Sergei Bobrovsky signed.

    “Nobody wants to lose the Vezina winner,” Kekalainen said. “We’re working hard to get him back, we’re optimistic we can get him back. We’ve had some good conversations with his agent.”

    “I’m very optimistic about Sergei Bobrovsky wanting to play for the Columbus Blue Jackets,” he said.

  • Rob Mixer: The Blue Jackets have held talks with teams who are in a tight-cap situation. Could be willing to trade a first rounder.
  • Rob Mixer: GM Kekalainen said the Blue Jackets will be sending out qualifying offers to RFA soon. An Artem Anisimov deal could be done soon.
  • Josh Cooper: Predators GM David Poile has sent a qualifying offer to Nick Spaling but not to Jonathan Blum and Matt HalischukJim Diamond: They could be looking to trade the rights to Halischuk and Blum.
  • Jim Diamond: Poile added nothing has been finalized with Sergei KostitsynJosh Cooper: Kostitsyn is exploring KHL options.
  • Jim Diamond: The Predators would take Seth Jones if he dropped to them at No. 4. Poile considers him to be the best player in the draft.
  • Jim Diamond: The Predators have received legit offers from four or five teams for the No. 4 pick.

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Penguins scouting Wild? O’Reilly unlikely for Rangers … Dmen for Senators

  • Michael Russo of the Star Tribune: The Penguins scouted the Wild earlier this week. The Penguins are looking for a top-6 forward and may have been looking at Pierre-Marc Bouchard and/or Devin Setoguchi.
  • Larry Brooks of the NY Post: The Rangers have called the Avs about Ryan O’Reilly, but it’s unlikely they will go after him. The asking price of what O’Reilly is looking for will keep them away. The Rangers will have 3 prominent RFAs that they’ll need to re-sign this summer, Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin.
  • Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal: Senators GM Bryan Murray isn’t giving up on the season, but he won’t give away their first round pick or a top prospect for a defenseman. Matheson wonders if they’d be interested in Ryan Whitney. Other defensman that may be available are: Tomas Kaberle, Roman Hamrlik, Mike Komisarek, Marc-Andre Bergeron and Jonathan Blum. Matheson thinks the Oilers should keep Whitney, but if they got a third rounder or better back, they might have to consider it.

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