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  • The fate of Daniel and Henrik Sedin in Vancouver took another turn on Tuesday as Canucks general manager Mike Gillis has left the twins’ home country of Sweden after speaking to them in person.
  • New Jersey Devils re-sign Johnny Oduya, keeping defenseman off market.
  • Rick Nash has one year left on his contract, and the Blue Jackets want to sign him to a long-term deal before he can become an unrestricted free agent next summer.
  • Jonas (Monster) Gustavsson will not make a decision on which team he’ll sign with until sometime after July 1.
  • NHL free agency opens on Wednesday and, unlike in many previous years, the Minnesota Wild expect to be aggressive buyers.
  • Drew Rosenhaus, a sports agent who typically battles with football team owners to get lucrative contracts for his clients, has been enlisted by the NHL’s Florida Panthers in a marketing campaign to boost season-ticket sales.
  • Leafs general manager Brian Burke, who has the same role for the Team USA squad that will compete in Vancouver, announced the roster invitees today.
  • Phoenix Coyotes owner Jerry Moyes does not believe Jerry Reinsdorf’s bid to buy the bankrupt NHL club is sufficient.
  • The Barrie Colts have traded Boston Bruins draft choice Michael Hutchinson to the London Knights.