Stars not making contract offer to Richards … No suspension for Burrows...

Stars not making contract offer to Richards … No suspension for Burrows … Pens cautiously optimistic on Crosby … Caps make small trade


Bob McKenzie via twitter: Due to the Dallas ownership situation not likely to be resolved until later this summer, the Stars won’t be making a contract offer to Brad Richards. Dallas would be interested in trading his rights, but Richards has a no movement clause, so may not happen. Dennis Bernstein via twitter: Bernstein wonders why would Richards sign before July 1st knowing that big offers are coming.

Bob McKenzie via twitter: Kirk Muller is in Dallas and is being interviewed for their head coaching position.

Darren Dreger via twitter: NHL disciplinarian Mike Murphy has spoke with Alex Burrows informally, no hearing. No official saw the incident.

Rob Rossi via twitter: The Penguins are “cautiously optimistic” that Sidney Crosby will be ready for “normal activity by training camp.”

James Mirtle via twitter: The Washington Capitals have traded for LWer Taylor Stefishen from the Nashville Predators for a conditionals 2013 draft pick. Joshua Cooper via twitter: Condition is that if Stefishen signs an NHL contract in the next 2 seasons.