NHL Rumors: Capitals, Jets, Red Wings and Blackhawks
Artemi Panarin's agent talking with the Chicago Blackhawks
On Washington Captials and Dmitri Orlov …

Igor Eronko: Dmitri Orlov’s agent said yesterday that there is ‘Nothing new on his front’ and that they are keeping all their options open, including the KHL.

On the Winnipeg Jets and Jacob Trouba

Ken Wiebe: Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff wouldn’t comment on how contract talks stand with restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Trouba.

On Michal Jordan

Tom Gulitti: Defenseman Michal Jordan has received two-way offers from a few teams, including the Hurricanes. He is not interested in signing a two-way contract anymore.

On the Detroit Red Wings …

Ansar Khan of MLive: (mailbag) Red Wings defenseman Ryan Sproul should sign a deal this week. Sproul and Xavier Ouellet are not waiver exempt anymore. Forward Martin Frk is no longer waiver exempt.

Using Petr Mrazek in a trade package over Jimmy Howard because the return would be greater isn’t going to happen, and it shouldn’t happen. Mrazek is eight years younger and has a lot of potential. He could be their starter for the next eight to 10 years.

On the Chicago Blackhawks and Artemi Panarin

Scott Powers: Artemi Panarin said on Monday that contract extension talks with the Blackahawks haven’t started yet. Panarin added that he and his agent have just started talking about it and are not in a rush.

Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune: Artemi Panarin is entering the last year of deal and his agent, Tom Lynn, confirmed that he is in talks with Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman about a contract extension. He had a base salary of $812,500 last year and made about $2.6 million in bonuses. He isn’t thinking about an extension and leaving it up to his agent.

“I came to play on the NHL level not because of money and contracts,” Panarin said through an interpreter. “My agent will deal with the rest.”

He is happy in Chicago and would like to sign with them long-term.