Vegas has shown heavy interest in acquiring the Ottawa Senators superstar, according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun. Meanwhile, Garrioch notes that Winnipeg is also in heavy pursuit of Stone, describing the Jets as "one of the most aggressive teams" in their pursuit of the Manitoba native.
Stone - a premier two-way player and pending unrestricted free agent - is one of the biggest names said to be available prior to the deadline, but the Senators are still pushing to sign the 26-year-old to a contract extension before being forced to trade him or risk losing him for nothing in the offseason, Garrioch adds.
The veteran winger was drafted 178th overall by the Senators in 2010 and has spent his entire career with the organization. Stone leads the club with 26 goals and 57 points in 57 games this season.