Monday, September 29, 2008

Gonchar Out; Bolts Make Roster Moves

Gonchar will require shoulder surgery and will miss 4-6 months. With their top two defenseman out until 2009, I fully expect the Penguins to hit the market looking for a top-2 level defenseman. The Kaberle to Pittsburgh rumour should be starting any time now...

The Bolts have cleared some cap, leading to speculation that they have interest in Khabibulin. They have traded Nick Tarnesky to Nashville for a 5th or 6th round pick (conditional on how many GPs Tarnesky gets this season. The Bolts also have placed Michel Ouellet on waivers. If nobody claims him, it appears he will be sent to the minors. These moves will clear about 2 million off the Bolts' cap figure, leaving them at about 52-53 million. For those wonder, I do not believe the Bolts will bring Khabibulin back, I'm just telling you what others have been saying.

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