According to Philadelphia sources, the Flyers are shopping forward Andreas Nodl. The Flyers have been looking for a defenseman, and there are rumors that there were scouts looking at Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Cam Barker, who is currently playing in the AHL. The Colorado Avalance and Montreal Canadiens have also sent scouts to look at Barker. Brochu's take: You have to wonder why Barker is still in the AHL. As for Nodl, he may have a better future on another team, as the Flyers are pretty full in the top 6.
The Anaheim Ducks have signed free agent defenseman Bret Hedican to a one-year, $870,000 contract.
The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman John Erskine to a two-year, $2.5 million contract extension.
The Tampa Bay Lightning have officially signed defenseman Marek Malik to a one-year contract. He has been practicing with the team since Oct 15.