Monday, July 16, 2012
Afternoon Links: Nash, Doan and more
- The Columbus Blue Jackets do not appear to be close to trading Rick Nash, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Nash has agreed to waive his no-trad clause for six teams, and none of them have improved their offer enough to make Jackets GM Scott Howson agree to a deal.
- Shane Doan hasn't decided if the Coyotes' future is secure enough for him to re-sign with Phoenix. Doan's agent confirmed to the San Jose Mercury News that the Sharks are a potential landing spot for the 35-year-old. It is also believed that the Kings and Canucks are in the running.
- Defenseman Mike Green declined the Capitals qualifying offer of a one-year, $5 million contract, according to The Washington Post. GM George McPhee says he is confident a deal will get done despite the expiration date on the qualifying offer.
Update: The Capitals announced Monday afternoon they re-signed Green to a three-year, $18.25 million deal.
- Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak is still experiencing discomfort from the high-ankle sprain he suffered this spring, but the team is thinks he will be cleared by July 21, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.