NHL Rumors: Kovalchuk, Stars, Sharks, Kings, Senators and Blackhawks

NHL Rumors: Kovalchuk, Stars, Sharks, Kings, Senators and Blackhawks

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Ilya Kovalchuk is interested in playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs
On Ilya Kovalchuk

Pierre LeBrun:┬áHearing that the Devils don’t have anything close trade-wise on Kovalchuck. Obviously that can change today potentially

Pierre LeBrun: Teams on Ilya Kovalchuk’s wish list include the New York Rangers, Columbus Blue Jackets and Toronto Maple Leafs. Not sure if the Maple Leafs are interested.

On Dallas Stars …

Bob McKenzie: The Dallas Stars are expected to sign forward Martin Hanzal.

On the San Jose Sharks …

Elliotte Friedman: “And SJ’s insurance if Patrick Marleau leaves could be…Mike Cammalleri.”

David Pagnotta: “But as I said last night, no real front-runner outside of SJ for Thornton. Offers will come in today and he’ll evaluate.”

On the Los Angeles Kings …

John Hoven: “To those asking what I think Kings do if Jumbo re-ups in SJ, noted several times – LA likely to go into trade market. Limited UFA options.”

On the Ottawa Senators …

Don Brennan: “After some consideration, will not pursue free agent Tanner Glass, as originally expected”

Bruce Garrioch: “Senators still trying to keep forward Viktor Stalberg

On the Chicago Blackhawks …

Chris Hine: “It will be interesting to see how Sharp’s contract is structured & how much money will be tied up in bonuses/incentives like Campbell’s was”

Chris Hine: “One league source summing up some of the reaction to Sharp signing: “It’ll be interesting to see how this lineup fares next year.”