From Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch:
One NHL source said: “(Sharks center) Patrick Marleau is going somewhere by July 1, it’s just a matter of where. I could see Columbus, definitely.” Marleau has a no-trade clause that kicks in July 1. The Senators are willing to trade center Antoine Vermette and are planning to let defenseman Wade Redden walk away via free agency, NHL sources say.
Here is the entire article courtesy of the Columbus Dispatch.
Portzline mentions a number of other players possibly on the move in this Sunday morning piece. I am not surprised Marleau’s name is being tossed around, and I do think he’d be a nice fit in Columbus. The Jackets have been in need of a talented, offensive center for a long time now.