The Maple Leafs could be one of many teams interested in the services of winger David Clarkson this summer.
The unrestricted free agent is coming off his most productive NHL season and offers a combination of skill and toughness all teams covet. The bidding process will likely net Clarkson a very lucrative contract once all is said and done.
New Jersey GM Lou Lamoriello has started contract talks with potential unrestricted free agent David Clarkson.
"We'll continue to work on it," Lamoriello said Thursday. "We've certainly started the process, but until (contracts) are complete there is nothing done." There hasn't been financial discussions at this point though. Clarkson would garner a fair share of attention if he were to hit the open market.
The New Jersey Devils appear to be interested in bringing back potential UFA defenseman Marek Zidlicky.
"We'd certainly like to have him back," said GM Lou Lamoriello. Zidlicky is currently playing for the Czech Republic at the World Hockey Championship. The Devils are still deciding what their off-season plans are at this time.
According to New Jersey GM Lou Lamoriello, Bryce Salvador's bruised left wrist/thumb is now "100 percent."
"He's back to normal," Lamoriello said Wednesday. "I saw him yesterday and he's perfect." Salvador was injured blocking a shot from Zdeno Chara and the ailment forced him to miss the last eight games of the regular season.