Nikita Kucherov
The Tampa Bay Lightning are still trying to sign Nikita Kucherov

Tampa Bay Lightning looking to free up cap space thru trade

Tampa Bay Times: GM Steve Yzerman would like to get forward Nikita Kucherov signed. In order to do that, Yzerman needs to free up cap space. The Lighting can free up some cap space by making a trade, “whether that’s goalie Ben Bishop ($5.95 million cap hit, partial no move clause), Valtteri Filppula ($5 million cap hit, no move clause), or defenseman Jason Garrison ($4.6 million, NTC).

Detroit Red Wings tried to trade Jimmy Howard this summer Ansar Khan reports the Detroit Red Wings tried to trade Jimmy Howard this summer but were thwarted by a limited trade market, and his contract ($5.291 million per season). Howard will be exposed in next June’s expansion draft. If not selected by Las Vegas, the Wings could try to trade him. A buyout is also possible.

Oilers looking to offer Mike Richards a try-out

Edmonton Journal: David Staples reports the Edmonton Oilers could extend a professional tryout offer to veteran center Mike Richards. Bringing in Richards on a training camp tryout would be an inexpensive, low-risk option for the Oilers to fill their fourth-line center role.


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