Devils in search of a goaltender
TSN: Pierre LeBrun stated that New Jersey Devils are in search of a goaltender after Jonathan Bernier had season ending surgical procedure and so they don’t know when MacKenzie Blackwood‘s heel might be totally healed.
“So the Devils now are calling across the league with a fairly aggressive nature looking for a goaltender for the remainder of the season. Which in fact may be of curiosity to the Edmonton Oilers, who’re goalie choices.”
Can the Wild lengthen Kevin Fiala? Will it price them Matt Dumba?
Shayna Goldman and Michael Russo of The Athletic: 25-year previous pending RFA Kevin Fiala has been tearing it up the previous couple of months.
The Minnesota Wild are may have a lowered wage cap ceiling subsequent season of $12.74 million, and $14.7 million the next two years attributable to shopping for out Zach Parise and Ryan Suter within the offseason.
The Ottawa Senators have been enthusiastic about Fiala since again in 2019 and this previous offseason as properly.
An extension may come within the $6 to $7 million vary. For the Wild to suit that in, they might want to make some extra strikes.
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The Wild may have $11.5 million UFAs coming off the books however would want to interchange these gamers. Goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen is a RFA and can want a brand new deal too.
If they can signal Fiala long-term, Matt Boldy’s second contract could must be a bridge deal.
May the Wild look to buying and selling Cam Talbot this offseason? He has one 12 months left on his deal.
Defenseman Matt Dumba has a $6 million cap hit and one 12 months left as properly. GM Invoice Guerin loves Dumba. Even with years being within the rumor mill, he’s nonetheless in Minnesota. The $6 million may go a good distance, particularly if they will get picks and prospects for him.
To re-sign Fiala it appears the Wild are going to must commerce Dumba. It’s additionally attainable that the Wild can’t lengthen Fiala, buying and selling him this offseason and maintaining Dumba, which is intestine feeling.