Originally published by NHLRumors.com
Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: Think that Sebastian Aho will get an eight-year extension around $9.5 million from the Carolina Hurricanes. They also have to figure out their goaltending and make a decision on Brett Pesce, who may be okay with playing the season out.
One executive believes that Scott Mayfield will re-sign with the New York Islanders.
Ryan O’Reilly has been linked to the Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators and Vancouver Canucks and possibly back to St. Louis.
Pierre LeBrun: The Maple Leafs had interest in re-signing O’Reilly right until the end, but he’ll be going to free agency.
J.T. Compher has been linked to the Red Wings and the Nashville Predators.
The Oilers and Maple Leafs could be interested in Connor Brown.
Darren Dreger: Though he has several options, is among the many that sees Brown signing with the Oilers.
Defenseman Ian Cole could end up in Vancouver on a one-year deal.
Trevor Lewis could return to the Kings.
The New Jersey Devils didn’t qualify Nathan Bastian but they are trying to re-sign him.