NHL Rumors: Scouting The Senators, Who Are Looking For Forward Help … Maple Leafs Have Some Decisions To Make

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Scouting the Ottawa Senators and San Jose Sharks

Murray Pam: Scouts listed to attended yesterday’s Senators – Sharks game included the Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues, Vegas Golden Knights, and the Washington Capitals.

Scouting the Ottawa Senators and New York Islanders – Friday, Oct. 25th

Murray Pam: Scouts listed to attend Friday’s game between the Senators and Islanders included the Montreal Canadiens (2), Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, Detroit Red Wings, Florida Panthers, Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, St. Louis Blues, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Vegas Golden Knights.

Scouting the Ottawa Senators and Detroit Red Wings – Wednesday, Oct. 23rd

Murray Pam: Scouts listed to attend Wednesday’s game between the Senators – Red Wings included the Calgary Flames, Chicago Blackhawks, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild, Philadelphia Flyers, St. Louis Blues, Vegas Golden Knights, and the Washington Capitals.

Senators looking for a forward … Boedker’s days numbered?

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion has been aggressively working to find another forward. Dorion is looking to strengthen his forward group but won’t make a trade for the sake of making a trade.

Mikkel Boedker‘s days in Ottawa could be numbered as they recalled Filip Chlapik to play in Bobby Ryan spot as he was a healthy scratched. Coach D.J. Smith doesn’t appear to want to play Boedker.

Maple Leafs have some roster decision as two players could return this week

Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star: Forward Zach Hyman and defenseman Travis Dermott could be activated by the Toronto Maple Leafs from the LTIR this week – possibly as early as  Tuesday.

Hyman’s physical presence will be a welcomed addition to the lineup.

Management will also have to decide how they want to get back under the salary cap.

Trading forward Nic Petan is one option for the Leafs. He signed a two-year deal last March and carries a $775,000 cap hit. Frederik Gauthier is basically all but certain to remain, but the other fourth line candidates could be moved – Jason Spezza, Dmytro Timashov and Nick Shore.

Petan and defenseman Kevin Gravel had already cleared waivers early this month and could be sent to the Marlies.

The Maple Leafs aren’t expected to put John Tavares on the LTIR.

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