The Ottawa Senators already have one offer in hand for forward Mike Hoffman according to Darren Dreger of TSN, but it’s not enough to pry him away. The offer is for “futures” as Dreger calls them, and likely made up of a draft pick and prospect. It’s not clear which team has offered it, what prospect is involved or what round the pick would be from.
The idea that the Senators wouldn’t sell Hoffman for just a prospect and picks makes sense, as they aren’t looking to completely tear it down. This is a team that went out and acquired Matt Duchene earlier this year, and may only have one more year with Erik Karlsson under contract. More likely, the Senators would be looking for young roster players that can make an impact next season in any deal, though they haven’t come out and said that as of yet.
- Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen has been fined $2,000 by the league for diving, after an incident in the New Year’s Eve game against the Vegas Golden Knights. Andersen had previously been warned by the league for a play against Carolina, but will now face a monetary penalty and be watched more closely.
- William Carrier has been activated by the Vegas Golden Knights and is expected to be back in the lineup tonight, as Pierre-Edouard Bellemare is away from the team for the birth of his first child. Carrier hasn’t played since November 25th, and has just two points on the season.
- The AHL announced their All-Star rosters, including several players who’ve spent time or are currently in the NHL like Vinnie Hinostroza. The rosters are filled with an interesting mix of prospects and veterans, and should be a good performance for fans. The league will hold its skills competition on January 28th, and play the All-Star Classic on January 29th in Utica.