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It sounds as if the Lightning and the Senators are getting close to a trade that would send Erik Karlsson to Tampa Bay:
Tampa Bay and Ottawa continue to work on an Erik Karlsson trade. The NYR may be involved as Lightning need cap room. Callahan back to NY?— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 5, 2018
Per source, teams around the league have been engaged as a third party to help facilitate a potential Erik Karlsson/Tampa Bay trade. Have to make salaries work.— Travis Yost (@travisyost) July 5, 2018
Will Ray Shero and the Devils get in on the fun?
For all the talk of the NYR possibly being the 3rd team in the OTT/TB potential trade, I'm told the Devils have also been in the mix and may possibly be the 3rd team when all is said and done. Not set in stone, but NJ has been involved in these talks.— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) July 6, 2018
Devils Blake Coleman and Stefan Noesen were among the players who have filed for arbitration. [All About the Jersey]
NHLPA announces that 44 players have elected salary arbitration: https://t.co/ePXoeLJeTz— NHLPA (@NHLPA) July 5, 2018
More bad news for the Habs and Shea Weber: He’s undergone arthroscopic knee surgery to repair a meniscal tear in his right knee and will miss five to six months in recovery. [NHL]
Anthony Duclair has signed a one-year contract with the Blue Jackets. [NHL]
Still no news on Patrick Maroon, who has yet to sign a contract. Where does the big winger end up? [TSN]
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