The latest on Mike Cammalleri, Shawn Matthias, Tuomo Ruutu, Andrew Cogliano and Mark Fistric.

Could the Penguins or Rangers pursue Mike Cammalleri?

Could the Penguins or Rangers pursue Mike Cammalleri?

EDMONTON JOURNAL: Jim Matheson note Mike Cammalleri’s former agent Mike Gillis may be GM of the Vancouver Canucks but he expects the Pittsburgh Penguins or New York Rangers could make the biggest push for Cammalleri at the March trade deadline, even though he’ll have $1.25 million remaining on his contract by then…The Edmonton Oilers are interested in Florida Panthers center Shawn Matthias…Matheson believes the Oilers should try to retrieve Andrew Cogliano from the Anaheim Ducks, suggesting he’d make a good speedy third-line winger…The Carolina Hurricanes are shopping Tuomo Ruutu but his injury history and $4.75 million per season salary isn’t attracting much interest…The Ducks won’t be shopping defenseman Mark Fistric now that Luca Sbisa is out with a wrist injury.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The only way I see Cammalleri moving before the trade deadline is if the Flames agree to pick up half of his $6 million cap hit ($7 million salary), but he’d still remain too expensive to move until much later in the season…Matthias has also been linked to the Canucks and Canadiens…Doubt the Ducks would part with Cogliano…Ruutu’s salary and injury history will keep him in Carolina this season. Don’t see any teams having interest in him.