The rumors from around the NHL continue pour out as the league prepares for what should be a busy two days leading up to the always hectic trade deadline. Earlier today we covered the rumors on the Blackhawks, Islanders, Ducks and Flames. This afternoon we’ve got some updates on Jason Pominville and Robyn Regehr of the Sabres, Derek Roy and Jaromir Jagr of the Stars and Jay Bouwmeester of the Flames.
First in Buffalo, Jason Pominville appears to be on the move according to Patrick Caisse of TVA Sports. Caisse reports that the Sabres have approached Pominville who has a limited no-trade clause to give the club a list of eight teams that the forward will not accept a deal to. That leaves the door fairly wide open for the Sabres to further shed salary in what is believed to be a fire sale for Buffalo this season.
Robyn Regehr is another name that continues to surface in Buffalo. We already know that several teams are after a top-four defenseman and with the Sabres already dealing Jordan Leopold, multiple reports on Twitter have indicated that Buffalo GM Darcy Regier has fielded several calls on Regehr including one from the Montreal Canadiens.
Meanwhile in Dallas, there continues to be much speculation about what will happen with Jaromir Jagr this week. The Stars approached Jagr three weeks to discuss a contract extension according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The two sides have gone back and forth since without coming to an agreement leaving the possibility that the club may choose to deal the veteran forward rather than re-sign him.
Randy Miller a beat writer for the Courier-Post of South Jersey said on Twitter that he heard the Stars turned down two second round picks for Jagr and the team won’t deal him unless they are “blown away” with an offer.
Derek Roy, also of the Stars is surely to be traded according to Renaud Lavoie of RDS. Lavoie reports that Roy’s camp and the Stars have broken off extension talks meaning that it’s all but certain the Stars will attempt to move him prior to Wednesday’s 3pm EST deadline. The Vancouver Canucks are said to have serious interest in Roy who are desperate for a top-six center.
From the Calgary Flames who appear ready to have a fire sale of their own in the next 48 hours, Jay Bouwmeester’s name continues to circulate the rumor wire.
TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports that the St. Louis Blues are still interested in acquiring Bouwmeester despite trading for Leopold over the weekend. McKenzie also says the Detroit Red Wings are also after the smooth skating defenseman’s services and that the Los Angeles Kings and Philadelphia Flyers are in the mix as well.