Columbus Blue Jackets seeking Top-6 forward
TSN: The Columbus Blue Jackets tried to make a trade for Matt Duchene but could not get a deal done. The Blue Jackets are seeking a top-6 forward. Pierre Lebrun is reporting defenceman Ryan Murray may be the piece moving in order to get the forward they’re looking for. Columbus has defencemen, they’re ready to move one and they want to get better up front.
Will the Calgary Flames trade Sam Bennett?
TSN Radio: Bob McKenzie reports Calgary Flames forward Sam Bennett’s slow start has prompted some NHL general managers to inquire about his availability. While the Flames aren’t keen to part with Bennett, McKenzie said they aren’t hanging up on calls for the 21-year-old center. Bennett still has plenty of upside and time to blossom into a quality player, but his current struggles means rival clubs are hoping to steal him away at a reduced rate.
Anaheim looking to make a trade for a Forward
Orange County Register: Eric Stephens reports the injury-plagued Anaheim Ducks aren’t ruling out seeking help in the trade market. Center Matt Duchene was a target before he was traded to Ottawa. They also made a failed attempt to acquire center Vadim Shipachyov from the Vegas Golden Knights.