The Fourth Period: The Tampa Bay Lightning have let teams know that either defensemen Braydon Coburn or Matt Carle is available. Several teams are in the market for defensive help, including the Boston Bruins, Columbus Blue Jackets and Los Angeles Kings. Both Carle and Coburn own limited no-trade clauses and would have a say in where they end up, if dealt.
The Ottawa Sun: St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong is looking to trade a defenseman and he could be dangling blueliner Carl Gunnarsson. Gunnarsson is in the final year of his current contract and can become an unrestricted free agent next summer.
The Hockey News: The Carolina Hurricanes could be looking to make some trades after a slow start and losing d-man James Wisniewski. The Philadelphia Flyers are a team that would love to move defenceman Luke Schenn but the Hurricanes are looking for a cheaper option on D.