NHL Today: Kovalchuk, Bieksa, Langenbrunner, Markov, Guerin and More

John TaboneCorrespondent IAugust 26, 2010

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 22:  Jamie Langenbrunner #15 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center at on April 22, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Penguins pass on Guerin.

Ilya Kovalchuk

According to the Edmonton Journal, Ilya Kovalchuk's agent has contacted the KHL. The league has also come out saying that the contract can be no longer than thirteen years. The NHL has already rejected the original seventeen-year contract and the newest, which spans over fifteen years.

Kevin Bieka

According to Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register, the Anaheim Ducks may have some interest in Kevin Bieksa. However, the trade might not happen so soon since Sami Salo is out until late December, which gives the Canucks temporary cap relief.

Jamie Langenbrunner

Can the Devils' captain, Jamie Langenbrunner, be on the way out to accommodate Kovalchuk's contract? Some sources think he could land in Toronto. More on this soon.

Maybe the captain will stay and Bryce Salvador is on his way to Dallas?

Andrei Markov

Reports are coming out saying Andrei Markov could bolt to Russia...Sorry Habs fans. More on this soon.

Billy Guerin

There have been some speculations that Billy Guerin's only destination could be Pittsburgh. It's Pittsburgh or nothing, now.

Update: The Penguins have notified Guerin that they will not bring him back.

Marc Staal

According to CSN, Mark Staal wants an offer sheet. Either way, Staal gets signed because Rangers GM Glen Sather said he will match.

Doug Weight

According to Newsday, Doug Weight agreed to terms with the Isles earlier in the summer. The deal should be finalized soon.

In other news:

  • The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed defenseman Randy Jones to a one year deal.
  • The Nashville Predators have signed Taylor Beck, their 2009 third-round pick.

Stay tuned for more updates!

  • News on Bieksa added.
  • Penguins pass on Guerin.

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