What will the Oilers do with Jesse Puljujarvi
Sportsnet: Mark Spector reports Jesse Puljujarvi has until 5 p.m. ET on Dec. 1 to sign his qualifying offer, or he cannot play in the NHL in the 2019-20 season.
GM Ken Holland said, he has had conversations with numerous clubs that have had interest, some interest, in acquiring Jesse. And I have had, probably in the last 10 days, two or three new teams reach out to me. Teams whose positions have changed, and are checking into the Puljujarvi situation.
A week after Holland was hired Puljujarvi’s agent Markus Lehto told GM Holland Jesse wanted to move on. “I was hoping, you know the old saying, that time heals all wounds. I hired Dave Tippett, and shortly after I talked to Lehto and nothing had changed. We had Jesse here in Edmonton for four or five days, and him and I sat down for an hour face to face. Jesse told me the same thing Markus was telling me.”
Rumors are the Oilers’ asking price “is a prospect with top 9 F potential and a draft pick.”
Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny remain unsigned
The Philadelphia Inquirer: Sam Carchidi reports defenseman Ivan Provorov and right winger Travis Konecny, key players on a Flyers team that opens training camp Sept. 13, are still unsigned restricted free agents.
But there is no panic in general manager Chuck Fletcher’s voice. Fletcher is still negotiating with the players’ agents, and his concern level is low.
Provorov, 22, is coming off a turnover-plagued season in which he managed just seven goals – 10 fewer than the previous year – and was minus-16.
Konecny, 22, scored 24 goals for the second consecutive season.
Konecny is expected to get a contract with an average annual salary of around $4 million to $4.5 million. Provorov could get a deal that pays around $7 million per season.