Progress with Jack Eichel?
Darren Dreger: Sources are saying that the Buffalo Sabres – Jack Eichel scenario could possibly be shifting.
There are ongoing talks with the groups and extra entry to Eichel’s medical information have been given. It’s giving groups a greater concept of his harm scenario.
Both the Sabres and Eichel’s reps are hopeful that one thing will be labored out quickly.
The newest on Brady Tkachuk
NHL Watcher: Elliotte Friedman on the Jeff Marek Show: “I believe the Ottawa Senators need 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 the reasons Pettersson signed a bridge was that the belief is the cap will go up the year he is a RFA …The belief is the big cap bump will be that summer when Pettersson is a RFA.”
Don Brennan: “There’s no manner your finest participant, the guts, soul and face of your franchise, needs to be lacking camp due to his contract scenario. No manner. Especially when you ought to be desperately making an attempt to alter your public picture. Incredible. #Senators“
TSN: Chris Johnston on Insider Trading when requested if the Ottawa Senators are any nearer to re-signing Brady Tkachuk.
“They actually 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.