The San Jose Sharks have placed defenseman Kyle McLaren on waivers. Brochu's take: He has NOT been placed on re-entry waivers, just regular waivers.
New York Rangers prospect Alexei Cherepanov has died during a game in the KHL. Brochu's take: My thoughts and prayers are with Cherepanov's family and friends. RIP.
Brochu's European rumour roundup:
Forward Kris Beech has signed with Swedish club HV71. Beech had refused an assignment to the AHL by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Forward Brad Isbister has signed with Swiss club EV Zug. Isbister also refused an assignment to the AHL by the Ottawa Senators.
The Los Angeles Kings have re-assigned forward Brady Murray to HC Lugano of the Nationalliga A in Switzerland.
Defenseman Nolan Pratt has signed with KHL team Amur Tigers Khabarovsk in Russia.
There are rumors that Russian team Ak Bars Kazan has approached forward Peter Forsberg's agents about playing with the KHL club. Source