The Bruins are among the teams interested in Ducks winger Jakob Silfverberg, reports Eric Stephens of The Athletic (subscription required), who classifies Boston’s level of interest as great. The 28-year-old quietly leads Anaheim in goals this season with 12 but his 0.43 points per game average is his lowest since his rookie year. However, Silfverberg’s two-way play and track record will make him a popular rental for teams looking to add by the deadline. There is mutual interest in a contract extension but Anaheim’s tagging situation makes that a bit of a tricky proposition if they can’t free up some money for next season in the next couple of weeks.
More from the Pacific:
- Still with Anaheim, don’t expect them to be able to move one of their high-priced veterans to help free up tagging room for Silfverberg deal. Elliott Teaford of the Orange County Register notes that centers Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler, as well as winger Corey Perry, aren’t expected to be willing to waive their no-move clauses in the event that the Ducks could find a taker for them in a trade.
- While many expect defenseman Alex Edler to remain with the Canucks, Sportsnet 650’s Rick Dhaliwal reports (Twitter link) that there are no discussions about a potential contract extension at the moment. The pending unrestricted free agent was having a very strong season but suffered a scary looking concussion earlier this week.
- Although the Kings are clearly not going to be buyers before the trade deadline, it doesn’t mean that they’re going to be heavy sellers right away either. Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider suggests that it’s likely that Los Angeles will wait until the offseason to make moves of significance involving players signed beyond this season. If that does wind up happening, winger Carl Hagelin and center Nate Thompson may be the most notable names to move over the next couple of weeks.