Matt Bugg has some notes posted about his stay in Columbus for the draft – makes for a great read, with some interesting information. You can check it out HERE .
Incidentally, it's Mr. Bugg's birthday today.
Alexei Cherepanov already has an agreement in place to come to North America for this season, but Cherepanov plans to stick to his promise to Omsk to play one more year for them. He will be a Ranger almost certainly next year.
Detroit will allow Kyle Calder to walk.
The Panthers are interested in bringing Jozef Stumpel back into the fold.
As I reported about three weeks ago, Anton Babchuk has signed to play in Russia. The Raleigh-News Observer is just catching onto this fact in today's paper. Good ol' American media – right on top of things as always.
Slava Kozlov will receive a lucrative offer from the Thrashers. Greg DeVries will be free to go, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Brad Larsen and Steve McCarthy were re-signed by the Thrashers on Friday.
The Edmonton Journal is reporting that a Joni Pitkanen to the Hurricanes for Mike Commodore trade could be in the works.