NHL Rumor Wire – June 19th, 2011

ESPN Boston: James Murphy reports –

Defenseman Tomas Kaberle confirmed to the media Sunday that he would prefer to sign with the Bruins before he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

“Obviously we’re going to talk the next few days,” Kaberle said. “Hopefully we can sit down or we can talk to my agent and it will be nice to be back here.”

Philadelphia Sports Daily: Dave Isaac reports –

Things are about to heat up for the Flyers and Ilya Bryzgalov. The Russian turns 31 on Wednesday and could be getting a very lofty gift from Philadelphia with love.

Bryzgalov told sports.ru that “everything was constructive and we understood each other,” in recent negotiations. He added that a deal could come as soon as Tuesday or Wednesday this week and that the ball is apparently in the Flyers’ court.

Sporting News: Staff reports –

The Ottawa Senators have five picks in the first two rounds of the NHL draft, which begins on Friday in St. Paul, Minn., and they’re not afraid to use them to move up, potentially from their No. 6 spot to No. 4, according to the Ottawa Sun.

“I’ve only talked to two teams ahead of me,” general manager Bryan Murray said. “It will be one of those things where the week of the draft, you have a chance. The day of the draft (teams) will change their demand to something higher. If you’re willing to pay, somebody might move.”

Tags: Boston Bruins Bryan Murray Ilya Bryzgalov Ottawa Senators Philadelphia Flyers Tomas Kaberle

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