No timetable is set for Marc Savard’s return. They might bury a contract in the minors, but if one of the players they are considering moving is a defenseman, plenty of teams looking for a Dman.
Brayden Schenn could be loaned to the Canadian Junior team, and if he’s sent back to Junior, he could be traded from Brandon to Portland.
The Sharks are still trying to get a defenseman.
Matt Gilroy would likely be part of any package to bring in a center, and will go after Brad Richards if he becomes available.
The Columbus Blue Jackets are still looking for an offensive defenseman, and might be interested in Ottawa’s Chris Campoli.
The Pittsburgh Penguins could be looking for a top 6 forward and might have an interest in Cory Stillman.
The Edmonton Oilers might be interested in moving C Andrew Cogliano and D Ladislav Smid.
Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk backs both GM Bryan Murray and coach Cory Clouston. Both are in the final year of their deals, no contract extensions have been discussed.