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Rasmus Dahlin
Bridge deal expected
DBuffalo Sabres
September 18, 2021
Eric Duhatschek of The Athletic believes Dahlin and the Sabres will agree to a bridge deal in the form of a two- or three-year contract around $6 million per year.
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Quinn Hughes
Negotiations tied to Pettersson's
DVancouver Canucks
September 17, 2021
The Canucks have continued extension talks with Hughes and fellow high-profile restricted free agent Elias Pettersson, but they can't afford to sign both long term, Iain MacIntyre of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Jonathan Drouin
Juicy role on tap?
CMontreal Canadiens
September 16, 2021
Eric Engels of Sportsnet believes Drouin will see extensive minutes on a line with Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield this upcoming season.
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Robert Thomas
Offer sheet candidate
CSt. Louis Blues
September 15, 2021
Thomas -- who remains an unsigned restricted free agent -- is a logical choice for an offer sheet from Arizona, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
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Tomas Hertl
Trade target for Bruins
LWSan Jose Sharks
September 14, 2021
Trading for Hertl could help the Bruins fill the void left behind by David Krejci's departure, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now believes.
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Sean Monahan
Team expects bounce back
CCalgary Flames
September 13, 2021
Flames management believes Monahan will have a bounce-back year following offseason hip surgery, though he'll likely be moved down the lineup, Eric Duhatschek of The Athletic reports.
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Mika Zibanejad
Wants to get extension done
CNew York Rangers
September 12, 2021
Zibanejad and the Rangers have made progress in contract extension talks and "share the mutual objective of getting something done," Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports.
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Ilya Mikheyev
Expanded role incoming
RWToronto Maple Leafs
September 11, 2021
Mikheyev requested a trade last season but the Maple Leafs didn't honor the request and are promising him a larger role this season, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
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Elias Pettersson
Quiet on contract front
CVancouver Canucks
September 11, 2021
Pettersson and the Canucks haven't made much progress on contract talks recently, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports.
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Vladimir Tarasenko
Not playing up to potential?
RWSt. Louis Blues
September 10, 2021
Hall of Famer Brett Hull tells Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic he believes Tarasenko has the skill set to be a 50-60 goal scorer.
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Brady Tkachuk
Contract talks progressing
LWOttawa Senators
September 9, 2021
Contract negotiations between Tkachuk and the Senators are progressing well, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.
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Patrice Bergeron
Extension talks on hold
CBoston Bruins
September 8, 2021
Bergeron will play out the final year of his contract in 2021-22 and then make a decision on his future, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.
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Sami Vatanen
Could fit with Isles or Oil
DFree Agent
September 8, 2021
The Islanders and Oilers are two possible suitors for Vatanen, according to Luke Fox of Sportsnet.
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Jakob Chychrun
Not going anywhere
DArizona Coyotes
September 7, 2021
Chychrun isn't on the trade block, as the rebuilding Coyotes view him as a central piece of the franchise moving forward, Arizona Coyotes insider Craig Morgan reports.
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Jake Gardiner
Will go on LTIR
DCarolina Hurricanes
September 6, 2021
Gardiner will get hip surgery and go on LTIR, according to Hurricanes GM Don Waddell, Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer reports.
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Jesperi Kotkaniemi
Shifting to wing
LWCarolina Hurricanes
September 5, 2021
Hurricanes GM Don Waddell said the team intends to use Kotkaniemi on left wing, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.
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Brady Tkachuk
Could get more than Svechnikov
LWOttawa Senators
September 4, 2021
Ken Warren of the Ottawa Sun believes Andrei Svechnikov's recently signed eight-year, $62 million extension is the floor for Tkachuk's next contract if he signs with the Senators long term.
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Aleksander Barkov
Extension may be in place
CFlorida Panthers
September 3, 2021
George Richards of FloridaHockeyNow.com believes Barkov and the Panthers may already have an agreed upon contract extension in place, and the extension should be announced before camp begins Sept. 22.
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Zach Parise
Deal in place with Islanders
LWFree Agent
September 2, 2021
Parise told Michael Russo of The Athletic that he has a contract in place with the Islanders, though the deal has not yet officially been submitted to the league.
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Kirill Kaprizov
Nearing five-year deal
LWMinnesota Wild
September 1, 2021
Michael Russo of The Athletic believes Kaprizov and the Wild will eventually agree on a five-year contract with an annual salary close to $9 million per year.
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Tomas Hertl
Likely in no rush to re-sign
LWSan Jose Sharks
August 31, 2021
Hertl's unlikely to sign an extension with the Sharks this season as he enters the final year of his contract, per Kevin Kurz of The Athletic.
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Casey Cizikas
Closing in on new deal
CFree Agent
August 31, 2021
Cizikas and the Islanders are closing in on a six-year contract worth approximately $2.5 million per year, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports.
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Filip Forsberg
No extension talks yet
RWNashville Predators
August 30, 2021
Forsberg and the Predators have yet to begin negotiations on a contract extension, per Robby Stanley of NHL.com.
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Jesperi Kotkaniemi
Has no issue with leaving Habs
LWMontreal Canadiens
August 30, 2021
Arpon Basu of The Athletic argues that Kotkaniemi's signing of the offer sheet he received from Carolina suggests the 2018 third-overall pick wants out of Montreal. "Leaving Montreal would appear to be something that Kotkaniemi is not only willing to do, but is actively seeking because of how difficult this offer sheet is to match," Basu writes.
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Nick Suzuki
Big deal likely if Kotkaniemi walks
CMontreal Canadiens
August 30, 2021
Suzuki's in position to land a big contract from the Canadiens as a restricted free agent next offseason, especially if the team doesn't match Carolina's offer sheet for Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reasons.
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