Some news from our pal @reporterchris today on @Sportsnet960.— Will Nault (@Fan960Nault) June 28, 2018
Cam Ward to CHI on 1-year deal, ~$2.5M. Carter Hutton to BUF, details unknown. Jonathan Bernier to DET on a 3-year deal.
Sounds like Paul Statsny is going to remain in WPG but they do need to move a bit of money out.
- There’s a lot to unpack here, but the most important aspect of the report is the details of Cam Ward’s expected deal with Chicago. He is expected to sign a one-year, $2.5 million dollar contract with the Hawks in a backup role.
- And Carter Hutton appears to be headed to Buffalo while Jonathan Bernier will be signing in Detroit for an extended period of time.
- If he were to leave Brooklyn, the biggest free agent in hockey is most interested in San Jose and Toronto, in that order, per Arthur Staple. [The Athletic]
- And straight from the horse’s mouth, the Hurricanes have had no contact with Tavares.
And once more, for the record, Waddell says Canes had no contact with Tavares.— Chip Alexander (@ice_chip) June 28, 2018
- Wadell also assured us that Scott Darling would be part of the Hurricanes next season, while also confirming that they’re surfing the market for a Ward replacement.
Waddell says decision has been made "100 percent" that Darling would be on team next season. Says Canes will look to add a goalie, probably through free agency. Says team has talked to 5 or 6 goalies this week.— Chip Alexander (@ice_chip) June 28, 2018
- Dan Buffa of St. Louis reports that O’Reilly is “done” in Buffalo. A deal may be in play to send him to the Blues or the Canadiens on July 1st:
#STLBlues, keep your pants on, but I’m hearing from an anonymous source that Ryan O’Reilly is done in Buffalo.— Dan Buffa (@buffa82) June 28, 2018
Blues and Canadiens in play. O’Reilly’s locker is cleaned up and scrubbed. He’s gone.
Possible package going to BUFF: Thomas, Anderson, 2019 first round pick.
- The Ottawa Senators franchise could be changing ownership very soon:
BREAKING: Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk has received and discussed an offer for the franchise. While rejected, talks are believed to be ongoing, per sources. More here: https://t.co/QSMd80J16s— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) June 28, 2018
- While the rumors fly, Milan Lucic’s agent wants to reassure everyone that his client isn’t going anywhere this offseason. [Edmonton Sun]
- Canadian women’s hockey legend Hayley Wickenheiser may be working in the Maple Leafs’ front office very soon:
Hayley Wickenheiser says she is interested in continuing talks with Dubas about potential role with Leafs. They’ve chatted a few times and he’s open to new perspectives.— Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler) June 28, 2018