Saturday, August 02, 2008

NHL and hockey rumors for Aug 3, 2008

According to the Puck-rakers blog of the Columbus Dispatch, the Blue Jackets have invited defenseman Richard Matvichuk to training camp as a non-roster tryout. Matvichuk spent last season with the New Jersey Devils AHL affiliate Lowell, scoring a goal and three assists.

The Tennessean is reporting that the Nashville Predators are talking to the agents of four unrestricted forwards: Glen Murray, Mark Parrish, Martin Gelinas and Jan Hlavac. The Preds are looking for a forward in case Alexander Radulov does remain in Russia. It's also been confirmed that the Predators have talked to one other team about trades. Source

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Andre Deveaux.

Brochu's European rumor roundup:

Mike Johnson has left the St. Louis Blues organization and has signed with DEL team Kolner Haie for the 2008-2009 season.

Forward Geoff Platt has left the Anaheim Ducks organization and has signed with Ilves of the SM-Liiga in Finland.

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