Alex Edler still looking to play?
Jeff Peterson: Heard yesterday that defenseman Alex Edler is still hoping to play this season and hasn’t retired at this point in time. He doesn’t have a contract for this season and is not on a PTO at this point.
Are the Sabres nearing a Rasmus Dahlin extension?
Evolving Hockey: model projected Dahlin at eight years and $10.46 million per.
Dahlin is also a fantastic defensemen and was especially good last season. Per our GAR projections on the site, he’s currently projected as the 6th most valuable defensemen heading into next season. pic.twitter.com/DtzYNMs9q0
— EvolvingWild (@EvolvingWild) September 6, 2023
Latest on some of the remaining restricted free agents
Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorian may be looking for term with Shane Pinto but there are reports of a significant gap in talks. The Senators don’t have a lot salary cap space to work with.
Calen Addison is projected to be a second-pairing defenseman for the Minnesota Wild this year. The Wild don’t have much cap room and a bridge deal is likely.
Ducks defenseman Jamie Drysdale missed most of last season with an injury and can’t afford to miss time in training camp. He could be a top-four defenseman this year for the Ducks.
The Columbus Blue Jackets had offered Tim Berni a two-way contract at $874,125, a slight haircut from last year’s $925,000.
Pinto is a priority for the Senators and Egor Sokolov will have to be patient. He might have to take a two-way deal.
Arizona Coyotes Jan Jenik has asked for a trade according to Craig Morgan’s report last month.