Flyers Exploring Trades for Gagne

The Flyers are in “exploratory” talks with at least one NHL club about trading Simon Gagne, who has a no-trade clause, according to one NHL source.

Sources said no trade is imminent, but Gagne has agreed to waive his no-trade clause.

Gagne, the Flyers et al., were asked to think about the deal over the July 4 weekend, sources said.

Hockeybuzz.com first reported that the Flyers had asked Gagne to waive his no-trade clause.

Kuleimin re-signs in Toronto

According to Darren Dregger, Nikolai Kulemin has agreed to a two-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The contract will pay Kulemin 2.35 million dollars per season.

Numbers suggest Bieksa trade in the works

Mike Gillis wants to wait until the dust settles from a successful foray on the first day of NHL free agency before deciding what to do about a glut of defencemen.

That dust may not take long to settle.

Souray deal getting closer

Sheldon Souray may be getting close to a ticket out of town.

The Edmonton Oilers defenceman has been on the trading block since asking to be moved at the end of the season.

On Thursday, Souray’s no-trade clause expired meaning the Oilers are able to ship him wherever they deem fit.

Setting the record straight on Savard

There’s a pretty good chance Marc Savard won’t be with the Bruins at training camp in September.

There are still trade scenarios out there even though Savard survived the frenzied first day of NHL free agency.