Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald: A team spokesman said that he believes Patrice Bergeron will travel with the club to Tampa today. He’s progressing well and could be in the lineup for Game 3 or 4.
Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune: Pavel Kubina is still listed as ‘day-to-day’ with an upper body injury. He’s been out since Game 1 of the Washington series after hitting his head against the boards. “He’s not even here, so the update is not very good,” Boucher said. “Every day when there seems to be a little progression, it kind of slips back a bit. So, it’s kind of an injury that you never know. You wake up the next day and everything’s great or just keeps on going the same way, so it’s very hard to monitor what’s going on with him.”
Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Penguins GM Ray Shero said he’s “had a few conversations” some of their soon to be free agents representatives. Negotiations for most of their free agents will have to wait until after their amateur scouting meetings are over (running June 6-8). He didn’t rule out doing a deal or two before. The Penguins have about $55.7 million committed to 17 players for next year. Sidney Crosby is scheduled to meet with his concussion specialist before the end of the month.
Chicago Sun-Times: Blackhawks prospect Ivan Vishnevskiy signed with Atlanta of the KHL. He was acquired with a 2nd round pick for Andrew Ladd. His entry level deal expired after this season. Vishneskiy had 15 points in 46 game in the AHL.
Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider: Kings prospect Oscar Moller has been talking to teams in Sweden and could be signing a 2 year contract. Any contract he signs would have an ‘out’ clause so that he could return to the NHL. The Kings don’t really mind this, as it will allow him to play professionally and gain some experience against older players.
Andy Strickland via twitter: There is still no indication if Vladimir Tarasenko is looking to buyout his KHL contract and sign a NHL deal.
Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: The Stars have contacted several potential coaching candidates but don’t have a timetable to the hiring. “The ownership situation is a huge part of this, and it’s something we’re going to have to be aware of,” said Nieuwendyk.
Kevin Allen via twitter: A group interested in keeping the Thrashers in Atlanta have submitted a term sheet outlining their offer. The 2nd group is serious but not are not as far along in the financial process compared to the True North group.