With the NHL trade deadline a little more than 24 hours away, speculation about potential trade chips has been going through the roof.
* It was reported earlier that the Dallas Stars have made no progress in contract extension talks with Derek Roy, Erik Nystrom or Jagr, all of whom are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents this summer. Soon after, Roy was traded to the Vancouver Canucks. With that in mind, many believed the Stars will still look to deal the other two. And, update, Jagr's been traded to Boston!
* Pierre LeBrun of ESPN and Renaud Lavoie of RDS both report that Jagr has been informed that he will be traded before the deadline. The list of suitors includes the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers.
* LeBrun also speculates the St. Louis Blues will field calls from opposing teams about the availability of Ian Cole and/or Kris Russell. After the acquisition of Jay Bouwmeester on Monday night, the Blues have a logjam of defensemen and could use that excess to fill a need at forward.
* LeBrun also adds that Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris is gaining interest from teams. Morris already submitted a list of the eight teams he'd be willing to go to before the start of the season. He has a limited no-trade clause.
* Darren Dreger reports the New York Islanders and captain Mark Streit have been unable to come to terms on an extension. Dreger previously reported that Streit would be traded if an extension was not agreed upon. However, he states the Islanders might hold onto Streit in the hopes of making the playoffs.
* Another defenseman who might be on the move is Erik Johnson of the Colorado Avalanche. Mike Chambers of the Denver Post believes Johnson is one of the few assets the Avalanche have in regard to trade calls.
* The San Jose Sharks have given the Minnesota Wild and Philadelphia Flyers permission to speak with Clowe's representatives, according to the Fourth Period. Nick Kypreos adds that the Vancouver Canucks are still interested in Clowe. The pending unrestricted free agent is open to a sign-and-trade or acting as a pure rental.
* Bob McKenzie reports that an additional team has expressed interest in Calgary Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff. The Toronto Maple Leafs have been given permission to talk to Kiprusoff and are believed to be the most interested team.
* Ottawa Senators goaltender Ben Bishop has been getting attention, according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. LeBrun's colleague, Craig Custance, tweeted that as many as five teams have called about Bishop's availability.