The Columbus Blue Jackets have fired GM Scott Howson. Brochu's take: The rumor is that Jokerit GM Jarmo Kekalainen is the front-runner for the job.
The Boston Bruins have placed forward Jay Pandolfo on waivers. The Bruins had signed Pandolfo to a one-year contract earlier.
The Calgary Flames have placed goalie Danny Taylor on waivers.
The Minnesota Wild have placed forward Matt Kassian on waivers.
According to TSN's Insider Trading, the Colorado Avalanche and restricted free agent forward Ryan O'Reilly are far apart in negotiations and a trade appears likely. Several Eastern Conference teams have already inquired about his services. The Avs are reportedly looking for a young roster player and prospect.
Edmonton Oilers defenseman Ryan Whitney has been a healthy scratch for several games, and there are rumors that he is on the outs in Edmonton.