NHL Rumors: Maple Leafs, Avalanche, Islanders and the Golden Knights
Pending NHL free agents Robin Lehner and Anders Lee
Toronto Maple Leafs –  Marner talks underway

Lance Hornby: Brendan Shannan said that contract talks with restricted free agent Mitch Marner had an amicable start last week. The Leafs won’t have any other big deals complete until the Marner situation is settled.

Varlamov could return to the Colorado Avalanche

Adrian Dater: Have been hearing that there is still a chance that the Colorado Avalanche could bring pending free agent goaltender Semyon Varlamov back next season.

This is a possibility even after they re-signed Pavel Francouz.

Pierre LeBrun: Would have to think that Varlamov would at least go through the free agent interview period to see would other options could be out there.

Ryan Boulding on TerryFrei.com: The Avalanche now have Philipp Grubauer and Pavel Francouz under contract for next season. They are in a wait-and-see mode with Varlamov.

The Avs could look at other goalies could be available in free agency, ones that proven and have experience, and one that may be a little cheaper.

Varlamov could look for a new deal with a bit of security and he may have to look elsewhere for that.

Islanders talks with Lee are ongoing … Lehner to pick up soon

David Pagnotta: The New York Islanders will now turn their attention to free agents Anders Lee and Robin Lehner after signing Brock Nelson to a six-year deal.

Contract talks with Lee are ongoing. The sides know where each other at, they just need to find a middle ground now.

Contract talks with Lehner will likely start to pick up soon. There have been no numbers discussed as of yet.

It is sounding like winger Jordan Eberle will hit the free agent market.

Wild Bill could be looking at Nelson’s new deal

David Schoen: Vegas Golden Knights restricted free agent William Karlsson and his agent are likely taking note of Brock Nelson’s new six-year, $6 million per contract with the New York Islanders.