The Montreal Canadiens are hoping to talk to Luc Robitaille about their general manager vacancy.
According to multiple reports, the Canadiens have approached the Los Angeles Kings about talking to Robitaille, the team's president of business operations. The Habs would also like permission to chat to Kings assistant GM Ron Hextall.
But the Kings have told the Canadiens, who are looking for a replacement for fired GM Pierre Gauthier, to wait until the first round of the playoff is over.
Robitaille, 46, retired from the NHL after the 2005-06 season after becoming the league's second-highest scoring left winger. The Hockey Hall of Famer was named to his current post in 2007.
Hextall, 47, played 13 years in the NHL with three teams, including the Philadelphia Flyers. He worked for the Flyers as a pro scout and director of professional players personnel before moving to L.A.