Marleau and his camp think he’ll play this year
The Edmonton Oilers were interested but Marleau wasn’t interested in going to Edmonton.
Islanders looking for conditions on a Ho-Sang deal
James (@Account4hockey): The New York Islanders are willing to do a conditional trade involving Josh Ho-Sang. Conditions being how well he plays for another team this year.
Would the Penguins look at Senators centerman?
The Pittsburgh Penguins lost centers Evgeni Malkin and Nick Bjugstad to long-term injuries. Could the Penguins be interested in Tierney and/or Pageau. Both players are in the final year of their deals.
The Jets and their blue line
The Jets decided to take a pass on Joe Morrow, who they are familiar with.
Dallas Stars RFA defenseman Julius Honka is interesting. He hasn’t been able to fully crack the Stars lineup since being drafted in 2014. Honka has requested a trade and is looking for a change of scenery. Bob McKenzie has said the Stars are looking for a second- or third-round pick for Honka.
Honka would appear to be an upgrade to what the Jets currently have but they shouldn’t be the team he tries to find his game with, and the 2020 draft is believed to be deep.
Right-handed Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen is in the rumor mill. He has three years left at $5.4 million. The cost to acquire isn’t known.
If Byfuglien were to retire, Ristolainen’s cap hit could be manageable.