• Daniel Alfredsson is looking for a two-year contract worth roughly $6 million per year, according to the Ottawa Sun. The Sun reports the Ottawa Senators countered with two years and $8 million total. The two sides continue to talk, although Alfredsson can officially begin talking to other teams Wednesday. It would be an absolute stunner if Alfredsson left Ottawa and we expect something to get done between the two parties fairly soon.
  • Pittsburgh Penguins extend qualifying offers to NHLers Dustin Jeffrey, Robert Bortuzzo and Harry Zolnierczyk and prospects Eric Hartzell, Paul Thompson, Brian Gibbons, Zach Sill and Riley Holzapfel. It was procedural move for the Penguins, who retain the players’ rights and ensure all will be restricted free agents Friday. Zolnierczyk and Jeffrey are both depth players for the NHL club, but Bortuzzo could land more of a regular role next season after appearing in 15 games with the Penguins in 2013.
  • Daniel Briere told the Buffalo News via text message he’s talking with eight teams, including the Buffalo Sabres. ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun reported Tuesday night that the Canadiens, Devils, Islanders and Predators have expressed interest in Briere. The former Flyer reportedly would prefer to remain on the East Coast, so it’s unclear how much of a chance the Predators have. Briere had six goals and 16 points in 34 games this season.

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