Player Notes

  • Chris Higgins clears, Canucks to use buyout
    Chris Higgins has cleared waivers, so the Canucks will use a buyout on him.

    Advice: Higgins will look for another chance elsewhere now after finishing the 2015-16 campaign in the minors. He played in just 33 games with Vancouver last season. 28 minutes ago
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  • Avs put Brad Stuart on waivers for a buyout
    Brad Stuart has been placed on waivers and the Avalanche intend to buy him out.

    Advice: The Avalanche will save $1.2 million in cash, according to, but his buyout won't provide salary cap relief because he is 36 years of age. That will leave the team with a $3.6 million charge. Colorado wants to get younger on the back end, while giving more opportunities to Nikita Zadorov, Chris Bigras, Eric Gelinas and prospect Duncan Siemens. 31 minutes ago
  • Caps give QOs to Orlov, Johansson & Wilson
    Washington gave Dmitry Orlov a qualifying offer on Monday.

    Advice: The Capitals also presented restricted free agents Marcus Johansson and Tom Wilson with qualifying offers. They will continue to negotiate with all of them on a new contracts, but Johansson's is the top priority. Today, 8:45 am
  • Dylan McIlrath among those to get a QO
    Dylan McIlrath got a qualifying offer from the Rangers on Monday.

    Advice: New York also presented qualifying offers to key restricted free agents Chris Kreider, J.T. Miller and Kevin Hayes as well as Tommy Hughes, Mat Bodie, Marek Hrivik and Nicklas Jensen. McIlrath suited up in 34 games last season, while registering four points and 64 penalty minutes. Today, 7:45 am
  • Phillip Danault, Carr get QOs from Canadiens
    Phillip Danault and Daniel Carr got qualifying offers from Montreal on Monday.

    Advice: It's believed that the play of Danault made Lars Eller expendable, so the latter was traded to Washington at the NHL Draft. Danault had three goals and five points in 21 games with the Canadiens after he was acquired from Chicago. Carr produced six goals and nine points in 23 NHL matches last year. Today, 7:30 am
  • Montreal doesn't give Bournival a QO
    Michael Bournival did not get a qualifying offer from Montreal, so he can become an unrestricted free agent.

    Advice: He didn't see any NHL action in 2015-16 because of a concussion. Bournival picked up one goal and seven helpers in 20 AHL contests with St. John's. Today, 7:26 am
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  • Stefan Matteau will become a UFA
    Stefan Matteau will be eligible for the unrestricted free agent market on July 1.

    Advice: Montreal did not tender him a qualifying offer on Monday. Matteau had one assist in 12 games with the Canadiens after he was acquired from New Jersey last season. Today, 7:18 am
  • Panthers allow Dylan Olsen to test FA market
    Dylan Olsen can test the waters as an unrestricted free agent.

    Advice: Florida didn't tender him a qualifying offer, so he is free to sign anywhere on July 1. Olsen has made just 124 NHL appearances in his career, including eight in 2015-16. Today, 7:14 am
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  • Florida wants to keep Greg McKegg
    Greg McKegg didn't get a qualifying offer from Florida, but the team still wants him back for next season.

    Advice: Panthers GM Tom Rowe said a contract was offered to McKegg after he impressed coach Gerard Gallant during his 15 appearances with the big club in 2015-16. McKegg can become an unrestricted free agent if he doesn't sign with Florida. Today, 7:03 am
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  • Panthers hope to sign Trocheck before camp
    Panthers GM Tom Rowe hopes to get Vincent Trocheck signed to a new deal before training camp in September.

    Advice: "We made another proposal to them the other day, so we'll see what happens," Rowe said. "We want to put together the best team possible; Vinnie's a big part of that, but we also have a budget and salary cap we have to be aware of. We got to make it work for everybody." He received a qualifying offer on Monday to keep his rights, while they negotiate a long-term contract. Today, 6:58 am
  • Teemu Pulkkinen receives QO from Wings
    Teemu Pulkkinen got a qualifying offer from Detroit on Monday.

    Advice: The Red Wings also tender qualifying offers to key restricted free agents Petr Mrazek, Danny DeKeyser and Alexey Marchenko. Pulkkinen notched just six goals and 12 points in 36 outings with Detroit last year. Today, 6:49 am
  • Michal Jordan can test free agency
    Michal Jordan can test unrestricted free agency later this week.

    Advice: He didn't receive a qualifying offer from Carolina on Monday after playing 36 games with the Hurricanes in 2015-16. The 25-year-old defender has represented the Czech Republic at the World Championship for the last two years. Today, 6:32 am
  • Zach Boychuk set for free agency
    Zach Boychuk is set to become an unrestricted free agent as of Friday.

    Advice: He didn't get a qualifying offer from Carolina. Boychuk didn't see any NHL action last season and he has 30 points over 127 career big-league appearances. Today, 6:28 am
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  • Victor Rask, 6 others get QOs from Hurricanes
    Victor Rask received a qualifying offer from Carolina on Monday.

    Advice: The two sides will probably continue to negotiate on a longer term deal. Carolina also tendered qualifying offers to Ryan Murphy, Patrick Brown, Brody Sutter, Brendan Woods, Keegan Lowe and Dennis Robertson. Today, 6:23 am
  • Andrey Makarov to play in KHL
    Andrey Makarov has agreed to play for Spartak Moskva of the KHL in 2016-17.

    Advice: He didn't get a qualifying offer from the Sabres on Monday, so they won't retain his NHL rights if he chooses to return. Nathan Lieuwen, Alexander Guptill, Jack Nevins and Colin Jacobs will become unrestricted free agents as well after not getting qualifying offers. Today, 6:18 am
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  • Sabres give QOs to seven players
    Rasmus Ristolainen leads the list of Buffalo Sabres who received qualifying offers on Monday.

    Advice: Zemgus Girgensons, Marcus Foligno, Jake McCabe, Casey Nelson, Jason Kasdorf and Dan Catenacci were also tendered qualifying offers. Buffalo is expected to negotiate new deals with all of them. Today, 6:14 am
  • Details of E. Kane's alleged crime surface
    According to two police reports, Evander Kane physically harassed two women at a bar early Friday.

    Advice: The report states that he grabbed one of the women by the throat and tried to shove her into his car outside of the bar. Kane has not been charged, but detectives are investigating the matter. "We reviewed the videos and talked to everyone on that and he steadfastly denies doing anything wrong and we have seen nothing to the contrary," said Kane's lawyer, Paul J. Cambria. Today, 6:06 am
  • Bruins qualify Torey Krug, 5 other RFAs
    Torey Krug received a qualifying offer from Boston on Monday.

    Advice: He is expected to get a boost in salary either through negotiation or arbitration from the $3.4 million he made in 2015-16. Boston also tendered qualifying offers to Colin Miller, Joe Morrow, Chris Casto, Brian Ferlin, and Alexander Khokhlachev. Today, 5:55 am
  • Ben Sexton doesn't get QO from Bruins
    Boston didn't give Ben Sexton a qualifying offer so he can become an unrestricted free agent on Friday.

    Advice: He was a seventh round of the 2009 draft and he hasn't played in the NHL yet. Sexton recorded four goals and one assist in 29 games with Providence of the AHL last year. There's a chance he still could be re-signed by the Bruins, though. Today, 5:50 am
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  • Winnipeg sends QOs to eight RFAs
    Mark Scheifele was among the players to receive a qualifying offer on Monday.

    Advice: The Jets also tendered qualifying offers to Jacob Trouba, Adam Lowry, Joel Armia, Brenden Kichton, J.C. Lipon, Julian Melchiori and Brandon Tanev. They can't be accepted until Friday and they expire on July 15. The two sides can also negotiate a longer term deal, which will be the case with Scheifele and Trouba especially. Today, 5:39 am
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