NHL Rumors: Ottawa Senators and the Columbus Blue Jackets
Senators pending complimentary representatives and possible buy out prospects

TSN 1200: Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion has actually currently informed forward Chris Tierney and Tyler Ennis that they won’t be re-signed. They have actually informed pending RFA defenseman Victor Mete that he won’t be certified and will end up being a UFA.

Shawn Simpson: Senators goaltender Matt Murray has actually currently had at least 4 concussions. With the possibility of Murray suffering another concussion at any point, they’ll require to bring 3 goaltenders next year.

Shawn Simpson: Next season the Senators will have numerous bad agreements – Matt Murray ($7 million), Colin White ($4.75 million), Nikita Zaitsev ($4.5 million) and Michael Del Zotto ($2.25 million).

The Senators will be stuck to Murray’s agreement and they require to purchase out the others. Zaitsev and Del Zotto would be routine buyouts and White’s would just be at 1/3 provided his age.

Shawn Simpson: Senators forward Connor Brown has one year left on his offer. They need to choose if they wish to extend him this offseason or trade him at the due date.

They need to aim to extend Artem Zub to a 5 or six-year offer at $4.5 million.

Laine wishes to remain in Columbus

Jeff Svoboda of BlueJackets.com: Patrik Laine went through 2 injuries and the death of his dad this previous season. He was still able to score 26 objectives and install 56 points in 56 video games this previous season.

The 23-year old pending RFA will require a huge brand-new offer and he doesn’t see it being a concern.

“I don’t think it should be an issue, you know?” he stated. “They have expressed they want me here, I’ve said the same thing. So you know, the feeling is mutual. Just figure out the term and the money and all that and I think we should be fine.”

Laine is caring things in Columbus and he wishes to remain.

“I think it’s just the group we have,” Laine stated “We have a great group of guys, guys I got to be really close with and excited about the youth we have and the opportunities we’re going to have in a couple of years. I definitely want to be a part of it and playing here, playing in front of these great fans. I love the city. I love everything about being here. It’s that simple.”

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