NHL Rumors: Golden Knights, Capitals, Islanders, and Roberto Luongo

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Roberto Luongo expected to make a decision on his future in the next couple days.
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The Golden Knights might be looking to trade an unexpected player

@Accout4Hockey: Chris Johnston said on Sportsnet 960 that from his knowledge and gut feeling is that the Vegas Golden Knights will trade one of Max Pacioretty or Paul Stastny in the next couple days to clear out some salary cap space.

The Capitals could look at former Cap winger in free agency

@Prospects_Watch: Nick Kypreos said that Boston Bruins pending UFA Marcus Johansson will get $5 to $6 million in free agency.

Kypreos is hearing that the Washington Capitals could be interested in bringing him back.

A bridge deal for Vrana?

JJ Regan: A bridge contract for Washington Capitals restricted free agent forward Jakub Vrana could be in the $3 to $4 million range.

Islanders want Lehner back

Dan Rosen: New York Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello on pending UFA goaltender Robin Lehner: “We want him back.” Lamoriello wouldn’t say anything else.

Decision time coming soon for Roberto Luongo

Frank Seravalli: The Florida Panthers are expected to hear from Roberto Luongo in the next couple of days what his intentions are for next season.

Luongo’s options for next year are to play, to retire, or to the LTIR with a hip issue.

Frank Seravalli: If Luongo were to retire, there would be a cap recapture penalty to both the Florida Panthers and Vancouver Canucks.

“I believe would have a charge in the ballpark of $3.03 mil x 3 yrs, while would have a charge of $1.09 mil x 3 yrs.”

Bob McKenzie: “If Luongo were to retire — and given his age, not to mention the wear and tear on his body, it‘s obviously a distinct possibility — there would be something fitting/poetic about it coming when the whole hockey world is in Vancouver for the draft.”

Bob McKenzie: “Mind you, if Luongo were to actually retire, as opposed to going on LTIR, the Vancouver Canucks and to a lesser degree the Panthers would be hit with cap recapture penalties in each of the next three years.”

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