The latest on Zach Bogosian, Brad Marchand, Teemu Selanne, Petr Sykora, Anton Stralman, Steve Bernier, Sergei Samsonov and Brad Winchester.

WINNIPEG SUN: Ted Wyman reports Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian is skating with his teammates, which appears to be a good sign the team will get him re-signed in the near future. Bogosian said he wouldn’t have been there if he didn’t want to be there, saying he felt it was important to get into a routine and get to know the new people on the club. Wyman dismissed the trade rumors which swirled about Bogosian this summer, including a silly one tying him to Montreal’s Scott Gomez. He also noted the Jets want to re-sign Bogosian, he wants to stay, and they have the cap space and flexibility to get him re-signed.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: In my opinion, Bogosian’s not going anywhere. 

BOSTON GLOBE: Kevin Paul Dupont reports Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli declined to comment on the status of contract negotiations with the agent for winger Brad Marchand. Dupont noted a recent Ottawa Sun report suggesting the Bruins were shopping Marchand, and also claimed there’s rumors of the Bruins offering “something in the $2 million a year bracket” and Marchand seeking twice that.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: If Marchand is actually seeking $4 million or more per season, then like Kyle Turris in Phoenix, he’s dreaming in technicolor. I expect he’ll get at most a three-year, $2.5 million per season deal.

ESPN.COM’s Pierre LeBrun “tweeted” Teemu Selanne could decide by Friday, when Anaheim Ducks training camp opens, if he’ll return this season.

NJ.COM/NORTHJERSEY.COM: reports the Devils have invited former Devils forward Petr Sykora to training camp, along with forward Steve Bernier and defenseman Anton Stralman.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Of those three, I think Stralman stands the best chance of making the club, as they might feel the need to add another veteran puck-mover defenseman to their blueline.

ESPN.COM’s Katie Strang reported via Twitter Sergei Samsonov’s agent said the NY Islanders had expressed interest in his client but the two sides haven’t spoken recently and that interest might now be dead.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s believed Samsonov wants a contract, not a training camp invite. He could be in for a long wait.

TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports via Twitter Brad Winchester is going to San Jose Sharks training camp on a tryout basis.

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4 Responses to NHL Free Agent News – Tuesday, September 13, 2011.

  1. Dabroons says:

    Marchand, like the other players coming off their EL contracts, has very little leverage, other than holding out. Take 2 years @ $2.5 million, then you have arbitration rights, and things are very different.

  2. DurtMCHurt says:

    Dabroons, I agree. Term and money sounds fair.

    I also agree with Lyle on Stralman having the best chance out of the 3. I’m suprised Bernier is still an FA but NJ is pretty deep in the forward ranks. That being said, Larsson might not be ready to make the big club so I think it comes down to him. If Larsson is not ready, Stralman gets a one year deal (if he has a decent/good tryout) as a temporary solution. Larsson might need a year in the minors to get used to the north American style of play before playing with the big boys.

  3. ACR says:

    I hope Bernier doesn’t make the Devils, I really thought he’d work here in Pittsburgh. Especially without having Sid.

    Just wondering is Bogosian could be one of the mysterious Jets who don’t like living in Winnipeg? Because if I’m not correct, he has of yet to make the public statement he’s all in, in Winnipeg like some other guys have.

  4. Pixie says:

    I just read that he is working out with the team and looking forward to this year.

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