NHL Trade Rumor Bag for the 21st October 2020

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Mikheyev avoids salary arbitration
Photo: Courtesy TSN.ca

Here are some trade rumors and the latest signings in the NHL.

Ilya Mikheyev avoided salary arbitration and agreed to a new two-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The deal is worth 1.645 million annually. Mikheyev was due to hit salary arbitration. This deal will put the Maple Leafs 175,000 over the salary cap. Please note all teams are allowed to go 10% over the cap in the off season but must at the salary cap or below prior to season restarting.

As reported in the Ottawa Sun, Connor Brown are 2.5 million apart in their negotiations. Brown is seeking a new one-year deal in the range of 4.8 million dollars with the Senators. It is reported the Ottawa Senators made a counter-offer of 2.25 million dollars. His date in for arbitration is set for Thursday.  We expect Brown to obtain something in between at approximately 3 million dollars

In the Vancouver Province, it was reported that forward Michael Ferland is skating again. His agent was quick to state that his client’s health is the most important and his rehabilitation will influence whether or not he will resume his playing career in 2020-2021. Ferland attempted to return from a severe concussion on three separate occasions and was unsuccessful on all of the, The last concussion Ferland suffered was against the Los Angeles Kings.

Finally the NBC network out of Boston reported that the Bruins signed forward Karson Kuhlman to a two-year, $1.5 million contract. His first year is a two-way deal.

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