The latest from the Ottawa Sun, ESPN.com, the Edmonton Journal and Startribune.com.

OTTAWA SUN: Bruce Garrioch reports the Senators are trying to see what they can get for Mike Fisher but with his no-movement clause two NHL executives say they doubt he’ll be going anywhere anytime soon…”Sources” say LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi is desperately shopping for more scoring, even contacting the NY Rangers about Marian Gaborik but they won’t part with him unless Lombardi makes a tremendous offer which he’s not in position to do. Garrioch suggests Lombardi might give up prospect Brayden Schenn for immediate help…Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier is quietly shopping for a scoring forward and might look at Philadelphia’s Nikolay Zherdev. Garrioch claims Gauthier “seems to think he’s smarter than everybody else and like reclamation projects”…Sharks GM Doug Wilson might use one of his forwards to land a defenseman. Garrioch wonders if winger Devin Setoguchi might be his bargaining chip…The Senators should make a pitch for Canucks goalie Cory Schneider since they won’t be able to keep him happy backing up Roberto Luongo…It’s believed Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke would like to move veteran defensemen Francois Beauchemin and Mike Komisarek at the deadline for young players but both have time remaining on their current contracts and won’t be easy to move. While Burke said he won’t ask Tomas Kaberle to waive his “no-trade” clause Kaberle could be the most attractive option for teams seeking blueline depth…Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon is ready to clean house and veterans Tomas Kaberle, Cory Stillman, Radek Dvorak and Rostislav Olesz are being shopped. Garrioch suggests to keep an eye on center Stephen Weiss as “sources” claim he’s available and attracting lots of interest…If the Panthers move Vokoun the Flyers could be interested…Observers are still waiting for Flames GM Jay Feaster to make a move…

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Unless the Nashville Predators make a pitch for Fisher he probably won’t waive his clause. His country singer wife Carrie Underwood records there…The Rangers aren’t moving Gaborik. Period. As for the Kings trading Schenn, that would be a stupidly short-sighted move on their part. Problem for Lombardi is there aren’t any top line wingers available right now. Perhaps at the deadline but even then there’s no guarantee, and he might have to just accept a second line winger for a draft pick and hope for the best…I doubt the Canadiens have interest in Zherdev. As for Garrioch’s comments about Gauthier, “me-ow”…Perhaps one day the Canucks might have to move Schneider, but not now, or next season for that matter…The only way Kaberle moves is if he asks to be dealt. That’s it. End of story. Beauchemin has only one year left on his contract and would be more enticing than Komisarek, who if TMZ is to be believed could have more things to worry about than his on-ice struggles…Setoguchi has been oft-mentioned as possible Sharks trade bait but it’s believed Wilson wants to retain him. We’ll see if that changes in the coming weeks…The Panthers housecleaning might not start just yet but it could begin in February. Not sure if Tallon would move Weiss but I suppose one shouldn’t entirely rule out that possibility. Last word out of Florida was Tallon’s attempting to re-sign Vokoun…I don’t believe the Flyers will pursue Vokoun as they appear content with their current tandem of Sergei Bobrovsky and Brian Boucher, plus they’ve still got Michael Leighton in the minors, whom if necessary they could recall during the playoffs…As for the Flames, they’re currently only five points out of a playoff berth, which is why Feaster hasn’t made any significant changes yet. He wants to give the current lineup more time and see if they can gain ground in the standings. If they’re within striking distance of a playoff berth by the deadline, Feaster will likely stand pat, or perhaps even look at being a buyer…

ESPN.COM: Pierre LeBrun reported on the potential options facing the Islanders regarding Evgeni Nabokov, pointing out TSN’s Bob McKenzie’s suggestion the Isles could suspend Nabokov for the rest of the season and then argue to the league he owes them a full season, citing the Alexei Yashin precedent with Ottawa…Peter Forsberg, who’s currently skating with the Colorado Avalanche, would not have to pass through waivers if/when the Avs sign him as he didn’t play in Europe this season…The Lightning are slated to resume contract talks on Monday with Steven Stamkos’ agent.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Again, I believe Nabokov should just report to the Isles, play his best and then test his value on this summer’s free agent market. Refusing to report doesn’t do him any favors…This is the only mention I’ll make of Forsberg’s “tryout” with the Avalanche until he signs a contract with them or another NHL team…Does anyone really believe the Lightning won’t re-sign Stamkos, or would risk his becoming an RFA on July 1st when he’d be a tempting target for an expensive offer sheet?

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Jim Matheson reports with the recent injury concerns of Washington goalies Semyon Varlamov and Michal Neuvirth not to be surprised if they take a look at Toronto’s J.S. Giguere or Florida’s Tomas Vokoun…Scouts who’ve watched Columbus Blue Jackets winger Nikita Filatov have been underwhelmed by his performance. He’s considered a prime trade candidate…

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Yeah, just what the Capitals need, another goalie with injury concerns (Giguere). If , and that’s a big “if”, the Caps do go goalie shopping they’d likely have more interest in Vokoun rather than Giguere…Filatov’s trade value is very low right now so Blue Jackets fans shouldn’t expect he’ll fetch that skilled center or puck-moving defenseman their club has lacked this season.

STARTRIBUNE.COM: Michael Russo responded to several readers questions regarding the Minnesota Wild. If the post-season is a long shot for the Wild by the trade deadline GM Chuck Fletcher could shop pending UFAs like Andrew Brunette, Jose Theodore, Antti Miettinen, John Madden and Chuck Kobasew…Russo doubts New Jersey’s Zach Parise will become a UFA next year but if the Devils aren’t able to re-sign him to a long-term extension suggested the Wild and many other NHL teams would be foolish not to pursue him, though such talk right now is merely conjecture and “way premature”…Long time Wild goalie Josh Harding might have to sign a two-way contract with another NHL team following this season. The Wild could consider re-signing Jose Theodore for the right money…Russo doesn’t believe the Wild will ask Niklas Backstrom to waive his “no-trade” clause (suggesting the goalies $6 million salary is his ‘real’ movement clause) and doesn’t expect Cam Barker to be waived this season though if he doesn’t show significant improvement next season that could be a possibility.