Rumblings: Ehrhoff looking to sign with contender

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Somewhat under the radar this offseason is a puck-moving blueliner who, back in 2011, was a big catch for the Buffalo Sabres. Christian Ehrhoff signed a monster deal on July 1, one that eventually become a compliance buyout.

But Ehrhoff, an unrestricted free agent, can help a team for sure. The 32-year-old is coming off a tough season in terms of injuries but is still a terrific skater and passer.

"I’ve had a number of clubs call me to let me know that they’re going to be interested [when the market opens]," veteran agent Rick Curran told ESPN.com on Monday morning.

This time around, it’s not about looking for the monster, long-term deal.

"That’s not his priority," Curran said. "His priority is to get with a club that’s competitive and has a chance to challenge for a Cup."

Read into that that they’ve already heard from the more obvious playoff contenders.