7:30 a.m.: The San Jose Sharks are gearing up for another deep playoff run, and they spent the night landing some forward depth, reportedly acquiring winger Gustav Nyquist from the Detroit Red Wings for a pair of draft picks.
That looks like a pretty good deal for San Jose, who apparently beat out the Boston Bruins in the race for Nyquist.
7:15 a.m.: After a weekend appetizer that saw a big name or two change teams, the main course that is NHL trade deadline day is here.
Monday has the potential to mark one of the busiest deadline days in recent history, with a robust rental market and plenty of teams looking to upgrade up and down their rosters. We’ve already seen plenty of movement — players like Mats Zuccarello, Ryan Dzingel and Matt Duchene have already been dealt — which means Monday will be even more important for teams looking to upgrade for the stretch run.
Perhaps the biggest name still left on the block on is Columbus forward Artemi Panarin. Some wondered whether the Blue Jackets’ acquisitions of both Duchene and Dzingel meant they were going all in on a run this season, but reports indicate CBJ might still move the Breadman, who is a pending unrestricted free agent if presented with a suitable offer.
Also believed to be on the block is Ottawa sniper Mark Stone, who would bring a ton of top-six offense to any team that lands him. Perhaps a little more affordable will be Philadelphia’s Wayne Simmonds, who also is expected to be available Monday.
The trade deadline is set for 3 p.m. ET, and we’ll have live updates on all the latest news and rumors throughout the day.
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