The Toronto Maple Leafs have made contact with Dave Nonis, after having received permission from the Vancouver Canucks. However, the San Jose Sharks and Detroit Red Wings have refused permission to allow the Leafs to talk to GMs Doug Wilson and Ken Holland, respectively.
Olaf Kolzig has confirmed that he has played his last game for the Washington Capitals. He remains open to join a contending team for next season. Brochu's take: He could gather a lot of interest from teams looking for a no. 1 goalie or veteran backup. Source
The Florida Panthers have signed defenseman Keaton Ellerby to a three-year, entry-level contract. Ellerby was the Panthers first round choice in the 2007 NHL entry draft.
Brochu's European rumor roundup:
According to Finnish television, there are rumors that forward Ville Leino is close to signing a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings.
Forward Brett Engelhardt has left the Montreal Canadiens and signed with Augsburg Panther of the DEL for the 2008-2009 season.
Atlanta Thrashers forward Jason Krog and defenseman Joel Kwiatkowski have left the organizationa and signed contracts with Severstal Cherepovets of the Russian Super League.
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