Columbus Blue Jackets dangling forward Scott Hartnell and defenseman Jack Johnson
The Fourth Period: The Columbus Blue Jackets are reportedly dangling the likes of forward Scott Hartnell and defenseman Jack Johnson. The Blue Jackets tried to move Hartnell last season, but fell short, and have continued to explore the possibilities. Johnson has one-year remaining at a $4.357 million cap hit.
Minnesota Wild interested in Evander Kane
The Hockey News: There has been trade talks between Buffalo Sabres general manager Tim Murray and Minnesota Wild GM Chuck Fletcher regarding 25-year-old Evander Kane. Noting Kane’s $5.25 million annual cap hit, it would have to take a “hockey trade” to get a deal done between the teams.
San Jose Sharks looking for a backup goalie
The Hockey News: San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson is in the market for a backup goalie. Because of the Sharks’ limited cap space, GM Wilson could listen to offers for winger Tommy Wingels or Matt Nieto.