The Senators would like a forward
Bruce Garrioch: (the Senators last night traded Jack Rodewald for the rights to Chris Wilkie) “The #Sens can always move a contract as part of any deal to get a forward so, yes, the deal last night offers flexibility with the club at 48 contracts but GM Pierre Dorion can make a one-for-one trade. They’d like another forward but can move one out in a trade as well.”
Can the Oilers add a third-line center?
Kurt Leavins of the Edmonton Journal: When will the Edmonton Oilers be able to bring in a real third-line center?
Pageau carries a $3.1 million cap hit. Jost is a pending RFA with an $885,000 cap hit. The Avs will have six RFA this offseason.
Would the Devils look to the Coyotes for a goaltender?
Would the Arizona Coyotes consider trading goaltender Antti Raanta? The 30-year old has another year left on his deal at $4.25 million. The Coyotes signed Darcy Kuemper to a two-year extension at $4.5 million that kicks in next season.
Penguins have some added cap flexibility now
Rob Rossi of The Athletic: The Pittsburgh Penguins gained some cap flexibility by trading Erik Gudbranson to the Anaheim Ducks. GM Jim Rutherford may now have some flexibility to make a hockey trade later this season.
Matt Murray is eligible for a contract extension at any point. He’s making $3.75 million this season. He could be looking for something close to $7.75 million.
Defenseman Marcus Pettersson is going to get a long-term extension according to Rutherford. He’s showing his a top-four defenseman, so maybe something around $4 million could work.