Blackhawks, Wild to trade Wild forwards Ryan Suter and Andrew Shaw
Minnesota and Chicago will trade Wild forward Ryan Sitter and center Andrew Shaw, league sources tell ESPN’s Adam Hunger.
Chicago is expected to offer Suter a five-year, $32 million contract in a blockbuster trade, league source tells ESPN’s Scott Burnside.
Suter is averaging just 2.5 goals per game and Chicago is expected take on more than $6 million in cap space this season.
The Wild are expected to release veteran center Mikael Granlund to clear space in the salary cap.
The Wild are also expected to trade center Jason Zucker to Los Angeles for defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk and a third-round pick.
The Minnesota Wild are currently projected to have $52 million in salary cap space, per Sportsnet’s Craig Custance.
The Blackhawks are expected the Wild’s Shattenkeirk to receive a four-year deal worth $40 million, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun.
The Winnipeg Jets are expected not to trade goaltender Antti Niemi, according a league source.
They’re also expected not buy goalie Jonas Gustavsson.
The New York Rangers are expected, but not to offer any of their key free agents in a deal, league and league sources told ESPN’s Marc Stein.
The Los Angeles Kings are expected at least to pursue free agent center Ryan Callahan.
They are also not expected to move forward with winger Matt Nieto, league, league says ESPN’s Rob Rossi.
The Edmonton Oilers are expected by league sources to add defensemen Eric Gryba and Ryan McDonagh to their lineup, league.
The Dallas Stars are expected take back forward Jyrki Jokipakka, according league sources.