NHL Rumors: Tyler Seguin, Erik Karlsson, Josh Morrissey, and Nick Shore

NHL Rumors: Tyler Seguin, Erik Karlsson, Josh Morrissey, and Nick Shore

Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars closing in on a long-term extension.
** Update **

Mark Stepneski: Tyler Seguin signs an eight-year contract extension with an AAV of $9.85 million.

Seguin and Stars close on an extension

Darren Dreger: The Dallas Stars and Tyler Seguin are closing in on a contract extension. It’s sounding Seguin’s AAV could be higher than Jamie Benn‘s $9.5 million salary cap hit.

Another Erik Karlsson update

Bob McKenzie: “Stop me if you have heard this before — and you have — but there’s been a decided increase in Erik Karlsson trade talk over the last 24-48 hours with the obvious goal of trying to get it done before OTT hits the ice for training camp.”

Bob McKenzie: “I would almost be tempted to say it’s close, but the problem with that is I suspect it’s been this close or even closer in the past and it obviously didn’t get done then, so…let’s just wait and see if this is indeed the real thing.”

Bob McKenzie: “FWIW, my sense is if Karlsson is traded today/tomorrow, it will be to a Western Conference team.”

Vegas trade talk

David Schoen: (7:34 PM tweet) “I need to be careful here, but it’s also my understanding the Golden Knights ramped up their efforts to land Ottawa’s star defenseman Erik Karlsson, echoing several reports. Nothing confirmed.”

Pacioretty couldn’t reach a deal with someone before the trade to Vegas

Danny Webster: Vegas Golden Knights GM George McPhee said that the Montreal Canadiens had a Max Pacioretty trade in place with another team but they were not able to agree on a contract extension.

Morrissey could miss the start of camp

Jason Bell: Restricted free agent defenseman Josh Morrissey won’t take part in team medicals and on-ice testing Friday if a deal isn’t reached by then.

Nick Shore could sign soon

James Mirtle: Free agent center Nick Shore is getting interest from around the league and could sign a deal soon. Despite the Toronto Maple Leafs need for some added depth down the middle, don’t get the sense that Leafs are one of the teams interested.