Biggest names who could be moved by Monday afternoon

The NHL trade deadline is 3 p.m. ET Monday, and there already has been movement. A look at other players who could be dealt:

Taylor Hall, Buffalo Sabres: He’s having a down season, but the hope is the former No. 1 overall pick will put up better numbers on a top team. The Sabres will have to retain some of his $8 million salary. He’s being held out of the lineup.

Ryan Dzingel, Ottawa Senators: Already traded once this season, he can provide secondary scoring.

Nick Foligno, Columbus Blue Jackets: If he agrees to be moved, the captain provides leadership, physical play and offense. He’s day-to-day with an injury.

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno provides leadership and offense.

Luke Glendening, Detroit Red Wings: General manager Steve Yzerman is committed to adding assets, and Glendening will draw interest as a penalty killer who wins more than 60% of his faceoffs.

Marc Staal, Red Wings: A pending unrestricted free agent who could provide defensive depth.

Mattias Janmark, Chicago Blackhawks: He was held out of the lineup Saturday. He has 10 goals this season, though none in his past 10 games.

Mike Hoffman, St. Louis Blues: He was a healthy scratch for two games, raising speculation about being on the market, but he returned to action on Saturday and scored twice. His numbers are off this season, but he did average 28 goals a season from 2014-20. With the Blues still in the playoff hunt, he could stay.

Alex Iafallo, Los Angeles Kings: A lot depends on whether the two sides can agree on a contract. A pending unrestricted free agent, he has 25 points this season and would garner plenty of interest.

Scott Laughton, Philadelphia Flyers: Like Iafallo, his availability depends on the status of his contract talks. He has seven goals and 17 points this season.

Goalies: The Colorado Avalanche had the biggest need and acquired the San Jose Sharks’ Devan Dubnyk. But other teams could look for depth in net heading into the playoffs. Potential UFAs Jonathan Bernier (Red Wings), David Rittich (Calgary Flames) or Ryan Miller (Anaheim Ducks) could get a look.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: NHL trade candidates, rumors: These are top players who could be moved

Published: 2021-04-11 14:46:13

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