Sportsnet is reporting that Bates Battaglia has been waived by the Leafs as of 2007.12.10
Maybe they are making room…
The Philadelphia Flyers dealt defenceman Jussi Timonen to the Dallas Stars on Monday for a conditional draft pick in 2009.
The Ottawa Sun reports that the Oilers may send Jarret Stoll and/or Raffi Torres and/or a pick to Columbus for Gilbert Brule. While both Stoll and Torres are more established players, Brule’s numbers (4 pts in 28 games) do not reflect his talent and potential. Brule put up large numbers in the WHL, he is signed through 2008/2009, has a cap hit of just $1.2M and is but 20 years old.
Ducks GM Brian Burke will be playing some high-stakes poker in the coming days (and maybe weeks) as he seeks to get his 2008-09 payroll in compliance with the league’s salary-cap requirements.
Are the Lightning and Stars talking trade? Would the Oilers move Raffi Torres? Is Sergei Samsonov on the outs in Chicago?