- Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: Stars Derek Roy has battled injuries the past two seasons. He now seems to be going and there is talk that he could be traded. Both sides confirmed there is no update on a possible contract extension. If nothing changes there is a good chance he’s dealt.
“I understand the situation, and you never know what can happen, so I just concentrate on my game,” Roy said. “It’s fine, honestly. I just try to work on my game, and everything will figure itself out. I want to play better, I want us to win games, and if that happens, then I’ll be happy. I’ll adjust to whatever else happens, but I just believe that if I play well and if I help my team play well, then everything else will fall into place.”
- Andy Strickland via twitter: There is still a trade market for Blues goalie Brian Elliott if they choose to go down the path. Teams still remember how he played last season.
- David Pollalk via twitter: The no-trade clause that is in Sharks Dan Boyle’s contract is reportedly not absolute at this point. There are reasons for him to be wary.
- Katie Strang of ESPN: Sources confirm that the Rangers have interest in defenseman Dan Boyle. Though the Sharks are in the playoff hunt, it’s believed that a handful of players are available for the right price. The Rangers are not opposed to adding someone who is not a rental. Boyle carries a $6.66 million cap hit. The Sharks are looking to add some youth to their lineup, but the Rangers may be reluctant to move their youth. The Sharks would need to take some salary back due to Boyle’s cap number. Strang notes that Marian Gaborik could add some speed to the Sharks lineup. Boyle has a limited no-trade and it’s not known if the Rangers are on his eight team no-trade list. Boyle has said he wants to stay in San Jose,
“This is where I want to be. I don’t want to be anywhere else,” Boyle told Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea.com on Wednesday morning in Edmonton. “It’s not fun to hear that.”