Found June 10, 2012 on Fox - The Hockey Guy:
Veteran NHL goaltender Curtis Sanford relocated to the KHL this summer, signing with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv.Sanford played admirably for Columbus last season under tough circumstances, going 10-18-4 with a .911 save percentage and 2.60 goals-against average. But the Blue Jackets are shopping for a new starter while planning to keep Steve Mason as the back-up, so Sanford, 32, needed to find something else.Now Russia has come calling for Ondrej Pavelec.The workhorse Winnipeg Jets goaltender is due a major raise. As a restricted free agent, he should at least double the $1.3 million he earned last season while going 29-28-9 with four shutouts, a 2.91 goals-against average and .906 save percentage.While the team seems committed to locking him into a long-term deal, progress on such a contract has been halting. So it wasn’t a big surprise when “Hockey Night in Canada” reported that SKA St. Petersburg has made Pavelec an offer worth considering.The Winnipeg Sun contacted agent Allan Walsh, w...

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UFA of the Day: Kristian Huselius

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Just landed in LA and checked with my sources and found there is no truth to a rumor that wold send JVR to Columbus for Rick Nash. "No Truth." a trusted source close to the situation texted me almost immediately. I have been hearing these rumors for some time, and another source told me he had heard Columbus wanted JVR +Bobrovsky + more. The Flyers simply won...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Silly Season Musings: JVR and Nash

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Report: Rick Nash Trade to Flyers Being Held Up by Delay in James van Riemsdyk's Surgery

Could Rick Nash be heading to Philadelphia? Not if one player's infected foot has anything to say about it. NBC 10's Howard Eskin is reporting that Nash is rumored to be in trade talks with the Flyers, but is being held up due to the delayed surgery James van Riemsdyk needs on a torn labrum. The Blue Jackets reportedly want to make sure the young Flyers forward is 100 percent...
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