NBC Sports: Will Patrick Sharp be traded? He has a modified no-trade clause. The Blackhawks currently sit $2.2 million over the salary cap for next season.
Jim Matheson: Wonder if the Edmonton Oilers are looking at Jake Gardiner’s contract, thinking that’s what they could do with Justin Schultz. Term but low money.
The Columbus Dispatch: Still no new contract for budding star Ryan Johansen. The two sides are at least $3 million apart per season on a two-year deal at this point.