What will the Ottawa Senators do with Kyle Turris?
The Athletic: Pierre LeBrun reports on the contract stalemate between the Ottawa Senators and center Kyle Turris. The 28-year-old Turris seeks an eight-year deal but the Senators don’t want to go that high. He wonders what Sens GM Pierre Dorion will do by the Feb. 26 trade deadline if his club is in playoff contention but Turris remains unsigned. Should Turris hit the free-agent market this summer, LeBrun wonders if the New Westminster, BC native might be a fit for the Vancouver Canucks.
Latest Columbus Blue Jackets trade rumors
Columbus Dispatch: The Loss of Lukas Sedlak to injury might force the Columbus Blue Jackets into the trade market to bolster their depth at center. Sedlak noted Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen was among several GMs who’ve made pitches in recent months to the Colorado Avalanche for center Matt Duchene. The Avs asking price for Duchene is a current player , a draft pick and a blue-chip prospect. Ryan Murray and Sonny Milano are rumored to be part of the Jackets’ offer.
Aaron Portzline of the Athletic reports the Blue Jackets could trade for Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk or Chicago Blackhawks Artem Anisimov to fill the teams hole at center.
Can the Vegas Golden Knights trade Vadim Shipachyov
Las Vegas Review: David Schoen cites reports the agent for Vegas Golden Knights center Vadim Shipachyov was given permission to seek a trade. One reports claimed Vegas GM George McPhee contacted the Canadiens’ Marc Bergervin but the latter wasn’t interested.