Let’s start things off with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun reported that Leafs GM Dave Nonis said he isn’t close to making a trade at the deadline. However this doesn’t mean that something won’t take shape in the next couple days.
The Ottawa Sun reported that since Craig Anderson is slated to return soon that Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray isn’t looking to keep him, Ben Bishop and Robin Lehner on the roster. Murray says his plan is to send Lehner down to the AHL but there has been speculation the Bishop is on the trade block.
The Anaheim Ducks will be buyers at the deadline according to the Orange County Register. Washington Capitals Mike Ribeiro was said to be a potential target for them.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times the Chicago Blackhawks are looking to build their defense. They were looking to acquire Lubomir Visnovsky before the New York Islanders re-signed him.
Speaking of the New York Islanders, Newsday reported that they have begun contract negotiations with Mark Streit, Brad Boyes, and Evgeni Nabokov which likely means the three of them will not be moved at the deadline.
The Los Angeles Kings have been making calls to the Calgary Flames and Buffalo Sabres according to the Fourth Period. The Kings have been inquiring about Alex Tanguay, Cory Sarich, Robyn Regehr and Drew Stafford.
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