Are the Blackhawks looking to deal defenseman Johnny Oduya? They do need to shed more than $2 million to get under the cap for next season and Oduya's salary and contract terms make him an attractive option.
As the NHL looks to make tweaks to its overtime process, the AHL could be providing a glimpse of the future as the league has implemented new rules that will make OT seven minutes long and include 3-on-3 play for a portion.
Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford denied reports that Sidney Crosby is scheduled for surgery on his right wrist. That may still happen though as Crosby's right wrist is being treated with surgery an option. No final decision has been made.