Denver Post: Colorado Avalanche backup goalie Reto Berra will be on a short leash this upcoming NHL season. If he does not perform well, the Avs will be looking to make a trade.
The Mercury News: The San Jose Sharks will not be looking to trade Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau this off-season. More and more, it appears they will begin the 2014-15 season on the roster.
Sportsnet: Matthew Lombardi is heading back to the NHL. Lombardi, 32, has agreed to a two-year, $1.6-million contract with the New York Rangers.
BlueJackets Xtra: The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed defenseman Tim Erixon to a one-year contract worth $600,000.