Progress with Jack Eichel?
Darren Dreger: Sources are saying that the Buffalo Sabres – Jack Eichel state of affairs may very well be shifting.
There are ongoing talks with the groups and extra entry to Eichel’s medical recordsdata have been given. It’s giving groups a greater concept of his damage state of affairs.
Each the Sabres and Eichel’s reps are hopeful that one thing could be labored out quickly.
The most recent on Brady Tkachuk
NHL Watcher: Elliotte Friedman on the Jeff Marek Present: “I believe the Ottawa Senators wish to signal Brady Tkachuk for time period, 7-8 yrs, and I believe Brady Tkachuk has determined that he needs the bridge, and I believe it’s for a few causes.
“One of many causes Pettersson signed a bridge was that the idea is the cap will go up the 12 months he’s a RFA …The idea is the large cap bump shall be that summer season when Pettersson is a RFA.”
Don Brennan: “There’s no means your finest participant, the center, soul and face of your franchise, ought to be lacking camp due to his contract state of affairs. No means. Particularly when you have to be desperately attempting to vary your public picture. Unbelievable. #Senators“
TSN: Chris Johnston on Insider Buying and selling when requested if the Ottawa Senators are any nearer to re-signing Brady Tkachuk.
“They definitely aren’t any nearer and once I made my debut [on the TSN Hockey panel) last week I wouldn’t even say that much because there really hasn’t been that much progress on an extension in recent days. In fact, I’m getting the sense that Ottawa is comfortable and prepared to start the regular season without Tkachuk signed.
Team sources say they can reach the salary cap floor even without him under contract to start the year. So, the Senators aren’t feeling any pressure to get this deal done by Monday’s 5 p.m. EST deadline when all teams must be cap compliant. At this stage in time, the Senators remain focused on a long-term deal for Tkachuk, while I believe his camp would prefer something shorter.”
Puck Pedia: To add to Chris Johnston’s report, the Senators are currently $414,000 below the $60.2 million salary floor with a 23-man projected roster.
If they have one player on the IR – could be Colin White – they could add another player and be above the floor.