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ESPN.COM: Pierre LeBrun reported the Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks aren’t interested in plucking Buffalo Sabres defenseman Craig Rivet off waivers…Contract discussions between the Ottawa Senators and defenseman Chris Phillips are ongoing…Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke continues to shop for a defenseman, plus he took the time to deny rumors he was shopping winger Phil Kessel…LeBrun’s colleague Scott Burnside suggested the possibility of the Atlanta Thrashers claiming Flyers winger Nikolay Zherdev off waivers…Paul Statsny’s agent denied his client wants a trade from the Colorado Avalanche. His father, Hall of Famer Peter Statsny, publicly criticized management for their recent trades…

USA TODAY: Kevin Allen reported Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis doesn’t want to move players from his roster. Allen doesn’t rule out Gillis adding an affordable insurance defenseman by the deadline…Penguins GM Ray Shero probably isn’t done dealing and could add Ottawa’s Alex Kovalev for the right price…The Phoenix Coyotes won’t be as aggressive at this year’s trade deadline as they were last year, as they lack the cap space…Based on moves we’ve seen so far it’s possible we could see a surprise or two by the trade deadline, but it doesn’t seem likely Atlanta’s Zach Bogosian could be dealt unless the Thrashers got a comparable player in return, while Colorado’s Paul Statsny’s big contract would be a major roadblock for most teams…The Panthers probably won’t move Stephen Weiss unless the deal helps both teams now…Allen believes the LA Kings will make a move and noted Dallas’ Brad Richards and Edmonton’s Ales Hemsky could be on their radar…Quality centers are in short supply heading into the deadline, especially if the Devils keep Jason Arnott…

SPORTSNET.CA: Mike Brophy listed ten players who could be on the move at the trade deadline: New Jersey’s Jason Arnott, St. Louis’ Ty Conklin, Edmonton’s Ales Hemsky, Ottawa’s Alex Kovalev, Edmonton’s Dustin Penner, Ottawa’s Chris Phillips, Carolina’s Joni Pitkanen, Dallas’ Brad Richards and Florida’s Cory Stillman and Tomas Vokoun.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I think the Devils retain Arnott, and I doubt the Hurricanes trade Pitkanen. There might not be much of a market for Vokoun due to his contract, movement clause and small number of teams seeking a starting goalie. The asking price for Richards could effectively shut down possible interest in him from rival clubs. With the return of Jaroslav Halak it’s possible Conklin could be in play. The Oilers aren’t in any hurry to move Hemsky and/or Penner but I wouldn’t rule out one of them moving if they get a great offer. Kovalev could be moved but I think whichever team acquires him could regret it later.

TSN.CA: Darren Dreger expects all six Canadian teams could be active before the trade deadline. Toronto could add a blueliner but won’t overpay to do so…Ottawa’s contract talks with Chris Phillips could go down to the wire…Montreal could be interested in Phillips as well as Florida’s Bryan McCabe…Vancouver could be in the market for a fourth line center… There’s interest in Edmonton’s Ales Hemsky, Dustin Penner and Ladislav Smid (to name but a few Oilers) but the club insists there’s nothing imminent and won’t make a move unless it vastly improves their future…Calgary is in the market for a forward but feel less pressure to add a depth defenseman thanks to the play of veteran Steve Staios.