Parise Still Undecided
Zach Parise still isn't ready to make decision on where he'll sign. In the meantime the rest of the free agent market appears to be jammed up.
Several teams remain interested including the Chicago Blackhawks who employ fellow Shattuck St. Mary's alum Jonathan Toews. Sources say the Blackhawks have turned to some current players to help recruit the NHL star. The New jersey Devils are right there as well.
Chicago has also expressed interest in D-man Ryan suter
Sources close to Matt Carle tell me things remain very quiet as he won't sign before fellow free agent Ryan Suter. Word is Carle would like to sign in Colorado where he starred for the University of Denver. His brother was on the DU coaching staff as a student coach before recently taking an assistant job with Green Bay in the USHL.
Bryce Salvador heard from 10 teams yesterday and remains undecided where he'll sign.
The Blues have brought back Jeff Woywitka on a 1 yr, 2-way deal worth $700,000/$105,000. he spent last season with the New York Rangers.
Langenbrunner mulling Options...
Jamie Langenbrunner has an offer from the Blues but doesn't appear to be in any rush to sign. He has spoken to a few other teams as well.
The Blues showed interest in Kuba who signed a two year deal worth $8 mill with Florida. He owns a home in the Miami area and was looking to return to the team that originally drafted him.
The Blues are excited to have Chorney back as they weren't happy to see Edmonton pluck him back off of waivers last season. He'll compete with Wotwika and Ian Cole for the final spot on the Blues defense. He and Woywitka will need waivers to be sent down assuming they don't make the team out of camp. This is assuming the team doesn't make a trade between now and the start of camp.
Add Pittsburgh's Paul Martin's name to the list of possible trade targets on defense.
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