Fans of the Vancouver Canucks who love having the Sedins in the fold can (probably) rejoice. With each due to earn $6.1 million in the final year (2013-14) of their current contracts, Henrik Sedin and Daniel Sedin are reportedly close to signing extensions in Vancouver. In fact, the twins may have new deals in place before the start of this regular season.
Forward Phil Kessel, on the other hand, doesn't seem all too sure his future includes a new deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Entering the final year of his contract ($5.4 million), the 25-year-old doesn't anticipate an extension anytime soon.
Teemu Selanne was scheduled to meet with the head coach and general manager of the Anaheim Ducks Tuesday -- presumably to figure out where he would potentially fit into the Ducks' lineup through 2013-14. We should expect a "yea" or "nay" from the 43-year-old in regards to retirement shortly.
Forward Patrice Bergeron expects to be healthy for the start of Boston Bruins' training camp. The Bruins center was banged up badly (broken rib, torn cartilage, separated shoulder, puncture lung etc) during the Stanley Cup Final versus the Chicago Blackhawks.
This year's No. 3 overall draft pick says his left foot is "fine", and he's pumped to attend training camp with the Tampa Bay Lightning this fall. Forward prospect Jonathan Drouin also claims to have put on seven pounds of muscle over the summer.
The Edmonton Oilers are giving Linus Omark another go. Parting ways at the end of the 2011-12 season, the Oilers and the 26-year-old forward have just agreed to a fresh one-year, two-way deal. Omark spent last season with Zug of the Swiss Elite League.
Acquiring Rich Peverley as part of this summer's blockbuster trade with the Bruins, the Dallas Stars could use the versatile forward in a wide variety of roles.