Tradedude's Weekly Rumors
(Nov. 3rd) With Mike Ribeiro set to return from injury next week, La Presse reports winger Donald Audette may be on his way out of Montreal in order to make room, while goalie Jeff Hackett and forward Bill Lindsay may also be dealt shortly. More on that & other rumors.MTL & NYR negotiate a trade news.
(Nov. 3rd)The Canadiens are believed to be speaking with the New York Rangers in a deal surrounding Audette, however the NY Post reports that the Blueshirts have their eyes set on Mariusz Czerkawski, whom the Canadiens were trying to dump a week back. Although, with Czerkawski’s latest surge on the Habs’ first line (with Richard Zednik and Saku Koivu), TFP has learned that team may no longer by willing to deal the Polish winger. Montreal is seeking a sturdy left-handed defender, and Tomas Kloucek may fit that bill.
(Nov. 3rd) According to various reports, the Nashville Predators are trying to obtain for a veteran or two to help turn their team around.
Jason Wiemer News
(Nov. 3rd) The New York Islanders are said to be shopping gritty forward Jason Wiemer around the league. According to reports, the San Jose Sharks and Ottawa Senators have expressed interest.
Vladimir Vujtek news
(Nov. 2nd) The Penguins are about to part ways with forward Vladimir Vujtek, who likely will return to Europe to continue his career, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “We’re discussing a buyout,” Vujtek’s agent, Rich Winter, said Friday. “At his age, playing in Wilkes-Barre (AHL) isn’t a viable option. Hopefully, we’ll have something done soon.” Vujtek, 30, was signed to a one-year, $600,000 contract last summer. Winter said it’s a possibility that Vujtek will play in Finland, as he did last season. He also has played many games in the Czech Elite League.