NHL Rumours: Kevin Shattenkirk, Ilya Kovalchuk and more

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    The NHL is entering its busiest part of the off-season. The NHL Draft has come and gone and the free agent frenzy is here. It keeps the rumour mill churning. The following are some of the rumours and transactions circulating throughout the league, including Kevin Shattenkirk, Ilya Kovalchuk and more.

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    NHL Rumours: Kevin Shattenkirk, Ilya Kovalchuk and more

    Kevin Shattenkirk

    Bob McKenzie reports that the New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres are the front runners to sign Shattenkirk. McKenzie also believes the Arizona Coyotes and and Colorado Avalanche are circling as well.

    Matt Duchene

    Darren Dreger reports that Colorado general manager Joe Sakic continues to mull over trade offers for Matt Duchene. The two most interested teams are the Columbus Blue Jackets and Nashville Predators.

    Ilya Kovalchuk

    Pierre LeBrun reports that the New Jersey Devils are not close to trading the rights of Kovalchuk.

    LeBrun also reports that the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Columbus Blue Jackets are on Kovalchuk’s ‘wish list’.

    Jaormir Jagr

    Pierre LeBrun is reporting that the Florida Panthers will not re-sign Jaromir Jagr.

    Jagr, 45, spent the last three seasons with the Panthers.

    Montreal Canadiens

    Pierre LeBrun reports that the Montreal Canadiens are going to let Alexander Radulov test the free agent market. The two sides are still far apart on contract negotiations.

    Bob McKenzie is reporting that the Montreal Canadiens are willing to let Andrei Markov test the free agent market.

     San Jose Sharks

    Pierre LeBrun is reporting that the San Jose Sharks have offered Patrick Marleau a two-year contract.

    Kevin Kruz of CSN Bay Area is also reporting that the Sharks could offer Joe Thornton a multi year deal.

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