Canucks to talk with Andrei Kuzmenko again
Rick Dhaliwal: Confirm that the Vancouver Canucks are working on a second interview with Russian free agent Andrei Kuzmenko and his agent Dan Milstein. The Canucks are still high on the list.
No update on Patrik Laine
Brian Hedger: There is no update on contract negotiations between Patrik Laine and the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Options in net for the Toronto Maple Leafs
Potential options for the Maple Leafs for next season.
Jack Campbell – Did he price himself out of Toronto? Could be looking for $5 million per.
Darcy Kuemper – Might not make it to the open market and could be a price issue as well.
Marc-Andre Fleury – The Leafs had some interest at the trade deadline. Could be a 1A/1B.
Mikko Koskinen – Could be a platoon goalie and less than $4.5 million he made this year.
Ville Husso – Will be looking for a raise from $750,000 and should get plenty of interest if he hits the open market.
Braden Holtby – Been dealing with a lower-body injury and would be a value signing.
Martin Jones – Wouldn’t cost much but hasn’t had a save percentage over .901 in the past four years.
Scott Wedgewood – Put up a 13-13-5 record with a .910 save percentage last year with the Coyotes and Stars. That was the most he’s played in his 10-year NHL career.
Eric Comrie – He’s been looking for an opportunity to play and a raise from his $750,000.
Alexandar Georgiev – Pending RFA and he may not get qualified. Didn’t have a great season and would be a buy-low candidate.
Harri Sateri – The Coyotes claimed him off waivers after the Maple Leafs had signed him. Posted a 2-2-1 record with an .866 save percentage.