While some veterans will be considering whether or not to leave their teams in pursuit of a Stanley Cup title, it doesn’t appear as if Anaheim center Ryan Getzlaf has any interest in doing so. Speaking with Eric Stephens of The Athletic (subscription required), the veteran stated that he has “no desire to try to chase a Cup somewhere else”. The 34-year-old has spent the entirety of his 15-year career with the Ducks and still has one year on his current deal left after this one with a cap hit of $8.25MM and a full no-move clause. The lack of interest in a trade appears to be mutual as Pierre LeBrun of TSN and The Athletic adds (Twitter link) that management has no intention of taking calls from teams that might be interested in bringing the veteran in for the stretch run.
More from the Pacific:
- Quinn Hughes’ second period assist on Thursday against Minnesota may not have seemed like a big deal at the time but it was a notable one for the Canucks. Postmedia’s Patrick Johnston notes that the helper ensured that the rookie would max out his Schedule A bonuses in his contract, worth a total of $850K. He had to hit four separate marks to get there; he has already reached 25 assists, 40 points, and played in the All-Star Game. His point per game average is also guaranteed to be over the 0.49 threshold which is the fourth one he’ll hit. With Vancouver already into LTIR, it’s likely that the bonuses will be carried over and applied on their salary cap for next season.
- Coyotes defenseman Jason Demers is dealing with an oblique injury that will keep him out for a while, reports Craig Morgan of The Athletic (Twitter link) who notes that the likely designation will be week-to-week. The 31-year-old ranks fourth among Arizona defenders in ice time per game at just under 21 minutes a night. Meanwhile, Morgan adds that blueliner Oliver Ekman-Larsson, who has been out with a lower-body injury sustained late last month, is expected to travel with the team for their upcoming four-game road trip which suggests that he could be nearing a return.