- Ansar Khan of MLive: The Red Wings are still looking to add a defensemen,
“We’re talking to a few people,” Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said. “There’s some veteran defensemen looking for an opportunity. We need to sign another defenseman, maybe two.
The Wings have offered Carlo Colaiacovo a 2 year deal worth about $2.5 million per year. They have also shown interest in Michal Rozsival, Brett Clark and Mark Eaton.
- Andy Strickland of True Hockey: Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo had minor ankle surgery yesterday to fix a busa sac issue. It will likely be a one week recovery from the surgery.
- Steve Whyno of the Washington Times: Capitals John Carlson is still without a contract, but he’s not worried about it.
“I love Washington, I love being here, I stay here for a lot of the summer. I like my teammates, I like the rink, I like the fans,” he said. “I can’t imagine playing anywhere else.”
- Arthur Staple via twitter: The Ducks and Islanders checked with the NHL before putting the Lubomir Visnovsky trade through, and the NHL approved it, which could factor in to the grievance outcome.
- Rob Rossi via twitter: Evgeni Malkin is intrigued to play for Magnitogorsk if there is a lockout, it’s not set in stone as of yesterday. Slava Malamud via twitter: Malkin’s agent said which KHL team he’ll play for has been decided on, but won’t be announced just yet.
- Matias Strozyk via twitter: Metallurg has said all summer that they’ll have Evgeni Malkin, Sergei Gonchar and Nikolai Kulemin.
- Damian Cristodero of the Tampa Bay Times: Martin St. Louis said he’d play in Europe if there is a lockout for an extended period of time.
“With my age, you want to keep playing,” the 37-year-old said Monday. “I don’t want to take a year off. If the NHL wants to shut us down, we’ll go play somewhere else.”
Steven Stamkos has also thought about playing in Europe,
“Definitely thought about it if there is an extended lockout,” the center wrote in a text message.
Lightning goalie prospect Jaroslav Janus signed a tryout with Slovan of the KHL. The Lightning decided to go with Dustin Tokarski and Riku Helenius in the AHL this season.
- Sean Fitz-Gerald of the National Post: Oilers Nail Yakupov said “No” when asked if he’d go back to Sarnia if there was no NHL season. His agent suggested he might play in the KHL if there is a lockout.