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Saturday Headlines: On Drouin, Shattenkirk, Yandle and All-Star voting

According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman and Damien Cox:

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning are looking for a young player with a comparable contract in return for Jonathan Drouin, which is why Robby Fabbri's name is making the rounds;
  • Kevin Shattenkirk's name is on the market because St. Louis was going to send him to Columbus for Ryan Johansen, and he may still be available as the Blues look to add offense;
  • Keith Yandle is probably going to be traded because the Rangers won't re-sign him as a free agent;
  • The All-Star Game may include a "quiet meeting" about expansion, but no vote by the Board of Governors;
  • Jakub Kindl is on waivers and the Red Wings are cap-crunched due to Johan Franzen's LTIR issue and Kyle Quincey's $4.25 million salary coming back on Monday, and it's 50-50 as to whether Kindl might be claimed;
  • Friedman reports that the NHL may change All-Star voting to allow fans to pick captains or issue a list of candidates from which the fans can pick All-Stars;
  • Cox states that William Nylander is on a slow but steady return process from a concussion suffered at the World Juniors;
  • And Robin Lehner should return to the Buffalo Sabres next week:

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Down River Dan's avatar

Jakub Kindl is on waivers and the Red Wings are cap-crunched due to Johan Franzen’s LTIR issue


Maybe Kenny should call Gary and see if there are any jobs in the league office for Franzen…..or perhaps the wings can trade him to Phoenix….errr….Arizona…and he can join pronger as a ” team-mate”  confused

Posted by Down River Dan on 01/10/16 at 01:54 AM ET

WingedRider's avatar

Keith Yandle is probably going to be traded because the Rangers won’t re-sign him as a free agent;

I had to read this a couple of times! Has Yandle lost a few steps or a Cap issue?

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 01/10/16 at 02:03 AM ET

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Keith Yandle is probably going to be traded because the Rangers won’t re-sign him as a free agent;


I had to read this a couple of times! Has Yandle lost a few steps or a Cap issue?

It’s primarily a cap issue. The Rangers won’t be able to re-sign him next year and would like to recoup some of the assets they lost in trading for him before he can walk away without compensation.

Posted by evileye on 01/11/16 at 03:48 PM ET

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