NHL Rumors: Senators, Oilers, Canadiens, Ducks, Maple Leafs, Sabres, and Flames

NHL Rumors: Senators, Oilers, Canadiens, Ducks, Maple Leafs, Sabres, and Flames

Interest in Evander Kane is picking up.
On the Ottawa Senators, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, and Anaheim Ducks …

Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: The Senators have pending RFAs Cody Ceci and Mark Stone to deal with this year, and potential UFA Matt Duchene after next season. The Senators will also have pending UFAs Derick Brassard and Erik Karlsson coming up.

With Turris and Duchene off the board and Vegas in the playoff race, there isn’t a lot available right now for the Blue Jackets and Penguins. The Oilers may be another team looking to make a move.

Carey Price‘s current contract held a 15-team trade list, but as Nick Kypreos reported, the Canadiens and Price added a full no-movement clause into the last year of his deal. Price’s new eight-year extension kicks in next season.

The Anaheim Ducks tried to trade for Vadim Shipachyov but Shipachyov’s bonus repayment got in the way. They may have been willing to give up a fifth-round pick for him.

On the Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Ottawa Senators and Anaheim Ducks …

TSN Insider Trading: Pierre LeBrun: Maple Leafs forward Nikita Soshnikov has a clause in his contract saying that if he’s not on an NHL roster by November 14th, he has the option to return to the KHL. The Leafs are very likely to recall him. Soshnikov is also three games away from being waiver eligible. Teams are looking at the Leafs saying that something has to give. They have a lot of depth up front but could use some help on the blue line.

Darren Dreger: Interest in Sabres winger Evander Kane is picking up. There is a possibility that they sign him to an extension, but belief around the league is that he’ll get traded before the deadline.

Bob McKenzie: The Flames don’t want to trade Sam Bennett. Bennett is pointless this season, but teams are still calling the Flames. The Flames are listening, but there is a big gap in his perceived value.

Darren Dreger: The Senators are still among the teams looking to acquire a forward. They recalled Nick Paul, but it’s possible they use him as trade bait down the road.

Pierre LeBrun: The Ducks are looking for a top-six forward dating back to the offseason, but there’s a little more urgency now. They were keeping tabs on the Matt Duchene situation. They may be looking for a left winger or a left-handed center.