Hockeyleaks.com has learned that Columbus prospect Nikita Filatov has been given full permission to play in North America this season. He will compete for a spot on the Blue Jackets in training camp. There was some fear that he was still under contract by the KHL, but this has been proven to not be the case.
The Minnesota Wild could be close to signing Martin Gelinas, he would be a cheaper and more experienced replacment for recently bought out Mark Parrish. Speaking of Parrish, I'm hearing he's down to Nashville, Vancouver and NYI.
For all you fantasy junkies out there, stay tuned to Hockeyleaks over the next 24-48 hours. We will be launching our annual yahoo leauge, which is free of charge, as well as our Power Play Fantasy League, which is a pay-to-play league that is entering it's fourth season. Defending champion you ask? That would be me, so make sure to look for details on how you can knock me off the podium.