St. Louis for Turco, Torres Stoll, and Samsonov

Are the Lightning and Stars talking trade? Would the Oilers move Raffi Torres? Is Sergei Samsonov on the outs in Chicago?

According to The Score, the Tampa Bay Lightning and Dallas Stars may be discussing a swap of forward Martin St. Louis and goalie Marty Turco.

However, both players own no-trade clauses in their contracts and would both have to approve the trade for it to happen.

The benching of struggling forward Raffi Torres prompted speculation from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun that the Edmonton Oilers may trade him if he doesn’t improve his game soon.

While forward Jarret Stoll was also sent to the press box for the a game, it’s believed that the Oilers will hang on to him.

Chicago Blackhawks head coach Denis Savard tells Tim Sassone of the Chicago Daily Herald that struggling forward Sergei Samsonov is having a hard time staying in the line-up because he can’t play on the team’s top-two lines.

“For Sammy to be effective he has to play in the top six forwards,” Denis Savard said. “If you look at who I use in the top six for now, it’s pretty tough for him to crack that position. He’s been a real pro and understands.”

Speculation is that the Blackhawks may try to trade or waive Samsonov and his $3.5 million contract if he doesn’t get his act together.