Ruutu re-signs with Canes … Most Avs up for grabs … Kings like Pominville and Stafford … Sabres trying to re-sign Gaustad

  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: Tuomo Ruutu and the Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to a 4 year contract extension with a salary cap hit of $4.75 million.
  • Adrian Dater via twitter: From some high ranking people “almost everyone on Avs in play except three or four guys.” If the Avalanche were to trade Paul Stastny, they need to take back almost as much salary to stay above the salary floor. Highly unlikely. Capgeek: The Avs can’t take back more than $3.9 million in cap hits without taking salary back.


  1. Wunschkind89

    February 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I don’t see Pominville going anywhere. Stafford on the other hand is a possibility. $4MM cap hit and isn’t producing this year; should be able to fetch a low (15-25) 1st-rounder for him.

  2. giftman

    February 22, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    who would kings give in return to buffalo?
    no one will take penner! maybe brown and bernier (3,4mio together)? compared to 9,3mio! that is a no go. So it would have to be either stoll, williams or gagne together with brown!