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  • Bruce Garrioch reports Senators general manager Pierre Dorion is working the phones in search of forward depth but his best bet could come from within the organization.
  • Garrioch cites three league executives claiming the pickings are slim in the trade market.
  • He said Minnesota Wild forwards Kevin Fiala, Joel Eriksson Ek, and Ryan Donato are on the market.
  • Garrioch also listed Tyler Toffoli but believes the Los Angeles Kings’ pending UFA is a likely trade-deadline candidate.
  • He also said the Pittsburgh Penguins have some forwards they’d like to move.
  • For what it’s worth, Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin is preaching patience despite his club’s poor start, claiming he won’t make any panic moves.
  • Toffoli is more likely to be moved near the Feb. 24 trade deadline if the Kings fail to re-sign him.
  • All of the reports out of Pittsburgh claim the Penguins want to move a defenseman like Jack Johnson or Erik Gudbranson.
  • They’ll have to make some room once sidelined forwards Evgeni Malkin, Alex Galchenyuk, and Bryan Rust return to action.
  • However, they could do so by demoting forwards Sam Lafferty and Adam Johnson, who are waiver exempt.
Sources & Credits: Ottawa Sun, Bruce Garrioch, Spectors Hockey
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