NHL Rumors II: Sens, Pens, Habs, Blues, Stars and Outdoor Games
  • Darren Dreger: Senators GM Bryan Murray sent a memo to all teams letting them know that Colin Greening is available. Everyone has known that he’s been available all year, but the memo takes it to the next level. He’ll make $2.75 million next year and $3.2 million the following year. It’s thought that they’d take a mid-to-late round pick for him, but his contract may keep teams away.

    The Penguins and Canadiens are among the teams that are interested in Jeremy Morin. It’s not known what the Blackhawks would want for him, with one team suggesting that a prospect could get a deal done.

  • Craig Custance of ESPN: Once Brian Elliott returns from injury, the Blues could put Martin Brodeur on waivers. If Brodeur plays really well, GM Doug Armstrong could look at trading Elliott, and there would be interest in him.

    The Stars are 11 points out of playoff spot, so GM Jim Nill won’t do anything drastic for a short-term fix. Custance thinks they should look at a goalie, someone that could fit in long-term as Kari Lehtonen isn’t a workhorse goalie and needs time off. Brian Elliott would be a great fit, and they should take a look at James Reimer.

  • Scott Burnside of ESPN: The Bruins appear to be the front-runners to host the 2016 Winter Classic. Negotiations are ongoing. The Bruins held the 2010 Winter Classic at Fenway Park against the Flyers.

    “We have told the league we would love to host another Winter Classic. As of today, I have not heard anything back regarding next year,” Bruins team president and Hall of Famer Cam Neely told ESPN.com on Friday morning.

    Sources saying the Wild and Avalanche are the leading candidates to host Stadium Series games, likely in late January or February. The Jets could host the Heritage Classic.