John Leclair is hanging on for the possiblity that a trade may be in the works.
Ryan Malone is still scoreless thus far, but that hasn’t stop teams calling about his availability. Boston remains very interested in Malone but they have no intentions on offering Brad Boyes which was discussed in the summer. Marco Sturm is a name that has been thrown about lately in trade speculation but with Malones cap number at only 1.4 next season, Shero should pass on Sturm. Malone has picked up his play since returning from his broken forearm injury that sidelined him for 5 weeks and unless the right deal is on the table Ray Shero is not going to trade Malone. For the second time in a week the Penguins had 2 scouts attending a Canadiens game over the weekend. Don’t know what to make of it, but could they possibly be looking at Souray as a late season pickup. Doubt it.
Our sources indicate the Penguins do have “mild interest” in Ladislav Nagy but once again he’s only a possibility if the Penguins are still fighting for a playoff spot during the stretch run. John Leclair has told the team he will report to the minors and is not considering retirement. John’s been around a long time. He’s aware that when you’re to go somewhere or if you get traded somewhere or assigned and don’t report, there are ramifications, and you don’t get paid,” Pens GM Ray Shero told local reporters. “Eventually, it’s going to lead to that, but I’m hopeful that there’s going to be a trade or something that I might be able to accommodate him. But as of right now, that hasn’t happened.”
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With Jed Ortmeyer’s long-awaited return to the Rangers’ lineup likely to come this weekend, the team is trying to figure out whom it will put on waivers to clear the roster spot.
According to a report in The New York Post, the Rangers might consider waiving Sandis Ozolinsh, who has recently been a healthy scratch during New York’s three-game winning streak. The newspaper reported that Colton Orr and Jarkko Immonen were also options.