There is belief that Cody Ceci could be heading back in return. Would make sense if it was processed after Zaitsev’s $3M bonus is paid July 1. https://t.co/AJ31P49MGh— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 29, 2019According to TSN, there is a tentative deal in place, but there may be a couple of pieces added in the coming days.TOR and OTT appear to have a tentative trade in place that would send Nikita Zaitsev to OTT in exchange for Cody Ceci. There may be another part or parts to it but the deal can’t be finalized until July 1, when TOR pays Zaitsev’s $3M signing bonus.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 30, 2019Zaitsev, 27, has five years remaining on the seven-year, $31.5 million deal he signed with Toronto in 2017. The Senators also appear to be on his no-trade list, so that could complicate things going forward.Zaitsev has not been asked to waive. Could be a formality, however his relationship with DJ Smith could help make this happen. https://t.co/4mnj7B7CBp— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 29, 2019Zaitsev has fallen off significantly since signing his current deal as he had 36 points (four goals, 32 assists) in 2016-17 and has combined for eight goals and 19 assists since.His plus-minus has gotten significantly better in that time as he went from minus-22 to plus-10, but his ice time has also gone down somewhat, and his contract demands more out of him on the offensive end even if he is a defenseman.The Maple Leafs also want to re-sign restricted free agent Mitch Marner who is due a massive payday this year.Getting rid of Zaitsev’s deal would go a long way in helping that.For the Senators, after they lost Erik Karlsson in a trade to the Sharks last year, they have added a couple defensemen to help make up for his loss. The report states the deal might not happen for a couple of days, but it is being discussed nonetheless.Hearing OTT/TOR are working on a Zaitsev deal. Might not happen for a couple of days, but it’s in the process.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 29, 2019It would appear as well that Cody Ceci would be coming back to the Maple Leafs in return. Related News NHL trade rumors: Oilers have contacted Hurricanes about Petr Mrazek The Senators may be close to adding another defenseman.According to Hockey Night in America, Ottawa is discussing a deal for Toronto’s Nikita Zaitsev. NHL trade rumors: Sabres have contacted Rangers about Jimmy Vesey Ottawa received top defenseman prospect Erik Brannstrom in a deal with the Golden Knights in return for forward Mark Stone.The team already has a stud in Thomas Chabot on its blue line and Brannstrom is the next man up in making the team’s defense formidable for years to come.Zaitsev would only help with the team’s depth going forward in what looks to be a lengthy rebuild. NHL trade rumors: Canucks acquire center J.T. Miller from Lightning
The third round of the British Open quickly turned into the Shane Lowry show.Lowry took not only a four-stroke lead into the final round of play, but also shot a single-round record of 8-under in Round 3. MORE: Watch the British Open live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Lowry was the headliner of an all-around great round of golf on Saturday, as Tommy Fleetwood (12-under) and J.B. Holmes (10-under) find themselves in positions 1-3 heading into the final round of play.Sporting News provided live highlights of the British Open. Updates and highlights from Round 3:British Open Round 3 highlights, updates3 p.m.: Pretty good stuff from Round 3:Absolute scenes…and it’s only Saturday #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/Uu2DXmFPyG— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 20192:34 p.m.: Lowry has now taken a four-stroke lead in the third round. Here’s his next-to-last birdie:[email protected] takes a 3-shot lead with his 7th birdie of the day #TheOpenLive scoring 👉https://t.co/eQjasgPOwf pic.twitter.com/y33ff1N3bv— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 20191:41 p.m.: Good stuff from Danny [email protected]_Willett with a 65 and the current low round of the day 👏 #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/HwmwKdjOmd— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 20191:23 p.m.: Just to give you an idea of the level of play we’re seeing. …Only three bogeys between the top seven players on the leaderboard in Round 3 so far. Here’s how it looks on moving day 👇 #TheOpen #NTTDATAWallLive scoring 👉 https://t.co/eQjasgPOwf pic.twitter.com/tOmX0H2PNQ— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 20191:10 p.m.: This is the moment @ShaneLowryGolf took the outright lead at -11 #TheOpenLive coverage 👉 https://t.co/V5gkRJCUkC pic.twitter.com/EbjUkj06YE— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 201912:46 p.m.: And Lowry’ back on top of the leaderboard by himself at 11-under. The crowd is definitely in his favor.12:44 p.m.: More excellent long game out there in Round 3They’re not giving each other an inch. We have four men on -10 and all bogey-free #TheOpen #NTTDATAWallLive scoring 👉 https://t.co/eQjasgPOwf pic.twitter.com/I8wVIPxcjK— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 201912:10 p.m.: We now have a four-way tie at 10-under with Fleetwood making a 2-foot birdie. They’re not giving each other an inch. We have four men on -10 and all bogey-free #TheOpen #NTTDATAWallLive scoring 👉 https://t.co/eQjasgPOwf pic.twitter.com/I8wVIPxcjK— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 201911:56 a.m.: Shane Lowry back atop the leaderboard with Westwood and Holmes at 10-under.We have three players at the top of the leaderboard on -10 and all bogey-free so far in Round 3 #TheOpen #NTTDATAWallFollow live scoring 👉 https://t.co/eQjasgPOwf pic.twitter.com/gcvKoJL6ER— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 201911:47 a.m.: Great golf all around in Round, especially from Fleetwood.As close as it gets! @TommyFleetwood1 putting on a chipping masterclass at 5 #TheOpenLive coverage 👉 https://t.co/V5gkRJCUkC pic.twitter.com/EbYD7czWox— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 201911:33 a.m.: Wow. Dylan Frittelli is now 6-under with an incredible eagle.’Magic!’A superb eagle moves @Dylan_Frittelli to -6 #TheOpenLive scoring 👉 https://t.co/eQjasgPOwf pic.twitter.com/rgVe0FXGK6— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 201911:19 a.m.: Westwood is joined at 9-under by Holmes for the tournament lead. This could get interesting.11:15 a.m.: And Westwood now has the outright lead with a birdie on the par-3 third — his second birdie through three holes this round.And here’s that third @WestwoodLee birdie, wow! #TheOpenLive coverage 👉 https://t.co/V5gkRJCUkC … pic.twitter.com/dVyEorlSrO— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 201911:12 a.m.: Schauffele moving up the board [email protected] made the turn at -4 for the day and he didn’t slow down at 10 #TheOpenLive coverage 👉 https://t.co/V5gkRJCUkC pic.twitter.com/w0yhjRjcD1— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 201911 a.m.: And now Tommy Fleetwood joins the leaders at 8-under.That didn’t take long! @TommyFleetwood1 joins the leaders at -8 #TheOpenLive coverage 👉 https://t.co/V5gkRJCUkC pic.twitter.com/Nt4JeNgCXm— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 201910:54 a.m.: The local is getting quite a lot of support.That was some welcome for co-leader @ShaneLowryGolf #TheOpenLive scoring 👉 https://t.co/eQjasgPOwf pic.twitter.com/OdTfcc7cby— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 201910:47 a.m.: That should make things a little interesting down the stretch.🐦Back-to-back🐦 @XSchauffele birdies the 7th and 8th to move to within 2 shots of the lead ⬆️ #TheOpenLive coverage 👉 https://t.co/V5gkRJCUkC pic.twitter.com/DkLr85lxHP— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 201910:33 a.m.: A little luck never [email protected]_Willett is not only playing well, he enjoyed some luck on the way to a fourth birdie of the day #TheOpenLive scoring 👉 https://t.co/eQjasgPOwf pic.twitter.com/uAzrHjU3Yi— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 201910:30 a.m.: Thirty minutes from teeing off.The co-leader is here ✅@ShaneLowryGolf arrives with his daughter at the @MercesBenz Player Arrival Zone #TheOpen pic.twitter.com/8CURYTmhdx— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 201910:15 a.m.: They’re going long today. [email protected]’s second birdie of the day is met by a roar from the crowd at the 4th #TheOpenLive scoring 👉https://t.co/eQjasgPOwf pic.twitter.com/7Hi9ALrdTU— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 20199:45 a.m.: Henrik Stenson with the loooooong birdie on No. 3 to get to 5-under.And here’s that monster putt at the 3rd for @henrikstenson #TheOpenLive coverage 👉 https://t.co/V5gkRJCUkC … pic.twitter.com/0q27tpAc1S— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 20199:38 a.m.: Xander Shaufelle making moves.Another birdie on the 2nd in Round 3 and @XSchauffele is on his way ⬆️ He’s -7 for his last 13 holes #TheOpen #NTTDATAWallLive scoring 👉 https://t.co/eQjasgPOwf pic.twitter.com/xtsYpWgsKS— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 20199:21 a.m.: What a rollercoaster of emotions that must have [email protected]_ bounces back from an opening bogey with an eagle at the 2nd #TheOpenLive scoring 👉 https://t.co/eQjasgPOwf pic.twitter.com/hB8kQQTK4F— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 20199:20 a.m.: A nice refresher for us Americans who didn’t want to wake up at 4 a.m. to watch the start of Round 3: Here is the best of the action of Round 3 so far #TheOpenLive scoring 👉 https://t.co/eQjasgPOwf pic.twitter.com/kx0j1pc18u— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 20199:17 a.m.: That is a long putt. Gary McNeill’s got to like that one.’What a lovely memory that will be’Royal Portrush Head Pro Gary McNeill holes a huge putt at 17 #TheOpenLive scoring 👉 https://t.co/eQjasgPOwf pic.twitter.com/PLEVvkY3ce— The Open (@TheOpen) July 20, 2019British Open leaderboard: Live scores from Round 3LeaderboardThe Open Championship17 – 20 July 2019Pos.Player NameNationalityScoreRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Total1Shane LowryRepublic of Ireland-15676763722692Tommy FleetwoodEngland-9686766742753Tony FinauUSA-7687068712774Lee WestwoodEngland-6686770732784Brooks KoepkaUSA-6686967742786Rickie FowlerUSA-5706966742796Danny WillettEngland-5746765732796Robert MacIntyreScotland-5687271682796Tyrrell HattonEngland-56871716927910Patrick ReedUSA-47167717128011Justin ThomasUSA-37170687228111Jon RahmSpain-36870687528111Francesco MolinariItaly-37469726628111Tom LewisEngland-37568687028111Alex NorenSweden-36871687428116Rory SabbatiniSouth Africa-27070717128216Ryan FoxNew Zealand-26875706928216Sanghyun ParkSouth Korea-26972687328216Lucas BjerregaardDenmark-27068747028220Erik Van RooyenSouth Africa-17068727328320Matthew FitzpatrickEngland-17169707328320Henrik StensonSweden-17069687628320Jordan SpiethUSA-17067697728320Justin RoseEngland-16967687928320Lucas GloverUSA-17269717128320Doc RedmanUSA-17171717028320Cameron SmithAustralia-17066717628320Stewart CinkUSA-17468717028320Louis OosthuizenSouth Africa-17072726928330Webb SimpsonUSAPar6871717428430Kevin KisnerUSAPar7071707328432Bernd WiesbergerAustria+17071747028532Byeong Hun AnSouth Korea+17367707528532Kiradech AphibarnratThailand+16873776728532Joost LuitenNetherlands+17369717228532Andrew WilsonEngland+17667717128532Jason KokrakUSA+17469746828532Ernie ElsSouth Africa+17169727328532Dylan FrittelliSouth Africa+16869707828532Andrew PutnamUSA+17067707828541Russell KnoxScotland+27071687728641Callum ShinkwinEngland+27071757028641Kyle StanleyUSA+27567737128641Matt KucharUSA+27068697928641Benjamin HebertFrance+27369737128641Justin HardingSouth Africa+27165747628641Aaron WiseUSA+27269717428641Xander SchauffeleUSA+27465697828641Patrick CantlayUSA+27071717428641Inn-Choon HwangSouth Korea+27271707328651Charley HoffmanUSA+37073707428751Dustin JohnsonUSA+37267727628751Branden GraceSouth Africa+37071757128751Matt WallaceEngland+37370727228751Shubhankar SharmaIndia+37072776828751Bubba WatsonUSA+37271737128757Kevin StreelmanUSA+47765747228857Adam HadwinCanada+47469727328857Thorbjørn OlesenDenmark+47268777128857Ashton TurnerEngland+46974776828857Paul CaseyEngland+47270737328857Graeme McDowellNorthern Ireland+47370687728863Romain LangasqueFrance+56972707828963Jim FurykUSA+57368757328963Paul WaringEngland+57568757128963Mikko KorhonenFinland+57269717728967Sergio GarciaSpain+66873717829067Yosuke AsajiJapan+67271717629067J.B. 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Honorable Mention: Hanna Alberto, Sam Houston State; Madison Frerking, UIW. FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Emma Svensson is the April Southland Women’s Golfer of the Month, the league announced Wednesday. Southland monthly awards are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Svensson last won the award in February. Teammate Fernanda Lira claimed the March honor. Golfer of the Month: Emma Svensson, Central Arkansas – Sr. – Halmsted, SwedenSvensson was the top finisher at the MSU Jan Weaver Invite, carding a one-under 143 score in the two-round tournament. The senior from Halmsted, Sweden, paced a UCA team that won the 14-team tournament by 13 strokes. She finished with a low round of 70 following a 73 in the opening round. UCA completed its regular season with a first place team finish at the weather-shortened Murray State Jan Weaver Invitational on April 6. The third round was canceled due to snow and cold temperatures. The team now looks ahead to the 2018 Southland Conference Women’s Golf Tournament in Montgomery, Texas, this upcoming Monday through Wednesday.