On Jaromir Jagr, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, Winnipeg Jets, Vancouver Canucks, and the Dallas Stars …
Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: Jaromir Jagr‘s time with the Calgary Flames is coming to an end and his days in the NHL could be numbered. His agent has permission to talk with teams, but there doesn’t appear to be much interest. Jagr has a knee injury and competing teams may need the roster spot and cap room. He could shut it down for the year and try again next year.
Aside from Connor McDavid, nobody is safe after the Oilers season is over.
New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson has had his name enter the rumor mill. The Islanders need help on the blue line with the injuries to Johnny Boychuk and Calvin de Haan. He has a year left on his deal.
wonders if the Islanders would be interested in Buffalo Sabres goaltender Robin Lehner.
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien minutes have gone down, with Tyler Myers and Jacob Trouba playing more. With Trouba being an RFA after the season and his future status unknown at this time, can’t see the Jets trading Byfuglien, “but this road has a lot of potential paths.”
The Vancouver Canucks are trying to drive up the price for defenseman Erik Gudbranson.
There has been some talk that the Dallas Stars will look to re-sign pending free agents Kari Lehtonen and Dan Hamhuis. GM Jim Nill said they haven’t made that decision just yet. Teams are interested in Jason Dickinson, but Nill said he’s in their long-term plans. Nill on Valeri Nichushkin potentially returning next season.
“We never looked at what happened as Dallas versus him. He was a young player, growing up and we told him going back might be the best thing for you. He’s played a lot, and might be on their Olympic team. We’ve had conversation and it appears we are heading to a return. He wants to come back.”