The Penguins took a run at J.T. Miller
Taj: Darren Dreger earlier this morning on TSN 1050 on Pittsburgh Penguins taking a run at Vancouver Canucks forward J.T. Miller: “Vancouver said we like the offer we just can’t take it because it was draft picks. We need a center.”
Trevor van Riemsdyk staying in Washington
Elliotte Friedman: Have heard that the Washington Capitals are going to keep pending UFA defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk because of the injury situations on their blue line.
There has been some speculation that they have talked about a post-deadline contract extension though have received confirmation yet.
- Tarik El-Bashir: “The #Caps like TvR. Solid player who provides good value. I heard this week that talks on an extension were moving slowly. And with Jensen and Fehervary getting dinged in ANA on Wednesday, they’re running out of bodies on the backend.”
Teams calling on Jordan Greenway
Darren Dreger: Minnesota Wild forward Jordan Greenway has some speculation around him. Teams are calling the Wild but they aren’t getting the offers that they are comfortable with just yet.
The Blue Jackets are likely done but do have an extra first
Mark Scheig: Most of the Columbus Blue Jackets major work has already been done but can’t rule them out completely today given them having an extra first-round pick. They don’t have move anything today by 3:00 pm ET.
On playing in the AHL this season
- Amanda Stein: “Important Trade Deadline reminder that involves AHL players and those on current NHL rosters that could play in AHL the rest of, or parts of the remainder of the season: You could see some “paper transactions” from clubs today.”