Morning Links: Visnovsky's grievance, Weber's wait

  • More than a month after being traded to the New York Islanders, Lubomir Visnovsky filed a grievance with the NHL players association contending his no-trade clause was still valid and the Anaheim Ducks did not receive permission to trade him, according to Newsday.

  • Shea Weber's agent Kevin Epp said he has no idea whether or not the Nashville Predators will match the offer sheet Weber signed with the Philadelphia Flyers, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. Epp added that the process may be slowed down because of they size of the Predators' 10-person ownership group. Weber is said to be anxious to have this resolved and has not spoken to the Predators since signing the offer sheet, according to the paper.

  • The Winnipeg Jets offered Evander Kane a six-year, $29 million contract and the forward is thinking over the deal with his camp, according to the Winnipeg Free Press. Talks between the two sides have been "creative and flexible," according to the paper.

  • Mark Flood will play in the KHL next season, but he said he would prefer to be playing in the NHL, according the Winnipeg Sun. Flood told the paper he only signed with the KHL after realizing he wasn't going to get the deal he wanted in the NHL. “I haven’t been over there (to Europe) before and you hear some mixed reviews about it, so I thought I would try it out,” Flood said, according to the Sun. “We’ll see what happens and hopefully it works out. By no means am I shutting the door on the NHL."