NHL trade rumors: Latest news, buzz on deals as deadline nears
The NHL trade market was busy this weekend ahead of Monday’s 3 p.m. ET deadline, but there are still plenty of potential deals to be made.
Hurricanes captain Eric Staal was perhaps the biggest name to move this weekend, going to the Rangers in exchange for prospect Aleksi Saarela and two second-round picks. The Canes also sent Kris Versteeg to the Kings.
The Panthers made three deals on Saturday, bringing in Jiri Hudler, Jakub Kindl and Teddy Purcell, while the Sharks added goalie James Reimer from the Maple Leafs.
Scroll down for the latest on which teams could be looking to make moves and what players are available.
The latest on Jonathan Drouin
Sabres had been in regular contact with Lightning regarding Jonathan Drouin, but other teams have moved to forefront of talks in recent days— John Vogl (@BuffNewsVogl) February 28, 2016
If Drouin is traded, TB will have to get a piece that helps them this season and a significant prospect for the future. Maybe a pick, too?— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 27, 2016
Devils open to dealing
Devils appear to be making all non-core guys available. Stemniak, Tootoo, Kennedy, Schlemko being shopped— gary lawless (@garylawless) February 28, 2016
Islanders not willing to pay top price
Senators want a forward
Le Droit’s Sylvain St.-Laurent reports Ottawa has expressed interest in Nail Yakupov.
Hearing there's some back and forth between Leafs and Islanders on P.A. Parenteau— gary lawless (@garylawless) February 28, 2016
Isles also interested in Mikkel Boedker
Preds like Scott Hartnell
some pieces Columbus may be asking for if they move Scott Hartnell to Nasvhille: Kevin Fiala or Viktor Arviddson or picks— gary lawless (@garylawless) February 29, 2016
Bartkowski’s absence not trade-related
Calgary’s Kris Russell on the block
Brandon Pirri headed west?
Rangers, Capitals swap young centers