With Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding out for the season, there have been rumors swirling as to what the Wild will do with their backup situation. Free agent goalie Jose Theodore's agent Don Meehan has contacted the Wild to see if they are interested in his client. As well, there are rumors that the Wild are looking at San Jose Sharks goalie Thomas Greiss. Brochu's take: It's surprising that Theodore wasn't even given a tryout by any NHL team. His experience could be a good compliment to Nicklas Backstrom. Source
The New York Islanders have signed defenseman Mike Mottau to a two-year, $1.6 million contract.
The Islanders have also invited several players late to their training camp, as forwards Dean McAmmond, Krys Kolanos, Jed Ortmeyer, defenseman Anders Eriksson, and goalie Manny Legace have been given professional tryout contracts.
The Colorado Avalanche have signed forward Luke Walker to an entry-level contract.