BOSTON – As general manager Bryan Murray begins negotiations to get Erik Karlsson’s name on a new contract, the market for top-flight defencemen got a little clearer with the signing of Carolina defenceman Tim Gleason to a four-year, $16 million deal. This comes on the heels of the five-year, $20-million deal Karlsson’s good buddy, Tampa [...]

Forget about Tim Gleason ever returning to the Ottawa Senators. There was some thought that Senators GM Bryan Murray had some interest in trading for the Carolina Hurricanes defenceman to enhance the club’s run to the playoffs, but that went out the window when he signed a four-year $16 million extension with the Hurricanes on [...]