As of 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, Ray Shero and agent Jay Grossman have had “serious” discussions regarding Danny Markov. The Penguins have not made a offer but it is believed the Penguins will offer a 2 year – 5 million deal to Danny Markov. That’s the highest they will go, i have been told.

Another NHL’er bolts for Russia: Former Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Alexeev has inked a contract with Ak-Bars Kazan of the Russian super league