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NHL Rumors: News from Jack Campbell, Marc-André Fleury and Josh Manson

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According to our colleague Chris Johnston of TSNthe Toronto Maple Leafs have not yet offered contracts to unrestricted future free agents Jack Campbell and Ilya Mikheev.

The Toronto organization will have to make tough decisions between now and July 13th. According to the specialized site CapFriendly, the Leafs have $ 7.84 million available for the next campaign. They also only have 17 players under contract.

The Leafs currently have two contract goalkeepers on their roster: Petr Mrazek and Erik Kallgren.

30-year-old Campbell finished last season with a 31-9-6 record and an average of 2.64 goals. He also posted a save rate of .914. Cerberus was currently spending the final season of a $ 3.3 million two-year contract.

For his part, Mikheyev had the best season of his career with 21 goals and 32 points. He would be looking for a contract worth between four and five million dollars a year.

Is Fleury back with the Wild?

According to Darren Dreger, the Minnesota Wild would be interested in repatriating Marc-André Fleury next season. However, the Wilds will have to do salary gymnastics; CEO Bill Guerin owns only $ 7.38 million of space.

The three-time Stanley Cup winner was picked up by the Chicago Blackhawks on commercial deadline for a round two pick.

Guerin will have a busy summer ahead of him. Due to the contractual acquisitions of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, the organization will face 12.74 million in wage penalties next year.

After a Stanley Cup final, a return to Anaheim for Manson?

According to Pierre LeBrun, Josh Manson’s days with the Colorado Avalanche could be numbered. A key player for Avalanche since the start of the playoffs, the unlimited free agent is expected to air on 13 July.

Joe Sakic will have his work stopped as soon as the playoffs are over. Darcy Kuemper, Nazem Kadri and Valeri Nichushkin will all be entitled to full autonomy this summer.

The Anaheim Ducks, who traded Manson to Denver in March, are reportedly among the teams interested in the 30-year-old defender.

The Oilers would like to keep Kane

Edmonton Oilers CEO Ken Holland said he hopes to re-sign Evander Kane this summer.

Kane will be an unlimited free agent, having joined the Oilers in January on a one-year, prorated, $ 2.1 million contract after his seven-year contract with the San Jose Sharks was terminated by. squad.

Holland said he is unaware of the impact of Kane’s grievance process with the Sharks, which is expected to extend beyond July 13 – when the free agent market kicks off – on the Oilers’ ability to sign the winger. Kane was in the fourth year of a $ 49 million seven-year contract when his contract was terminated due to an alleged violation of COVID-19 protocols. He is likely to lose about $ 22.9 million.

The NHL announced in January that Kane would not be punished for allegedly violating the protocol while he was with AHL’s San Jose Barracuda.

The 30-year-old has scored 22 goals and 39 points in 43 games for the Oilers this season. He added 13 goals and 17 points in 15 games when Edmonton reached the Western Conference Finals.

The fourth overall pick of the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2009 draft, Kane played in the NHL with the Winnipeg Thrashers / Jets, Buffalo Sabers, San Jose Sharks and Oilers.

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