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SportsReport: Brayden Schenn drawing interest as trade deadline approaches

14:55  11 january  2019
14:55  11 january  2019 Source:   prohockeyrumors.com

Canucks trade Michael Del Zotto to Ducks

Canucks trade Michael Del Zotto to Ducks VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks are creating some room on their roster by dealing defenceman Michael Del Zotto to the Anaheim Ducks. The Canucks traded the 28-year-old late on Wednesday for defenceman Luke Schenn and a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NHL entry draft. Schenn will report directly to the Utica Comets, the Canucks' American Hockey League affiliate. Del Zotto was in his second year with Vancouver after spending time with the Philadelphia Flyers, Nashville Predators and New York Rangers. He played 23 games this season, posting a goal and three assists. The native of Stouffville, Ont.

The first of those was used immediately following the trade , as Hextall selected center Morgan Frost. No one should be expecting Jori Lehtera to “replace” Brayden Schenn ’s on-ice production. That’s obvious just by looking at the trade itself, as the Blues had to add two first-rounders in order to even

This year's NFL trade deadline has a chance to be the most active ever. A couple will draw plenty of interest based on production, positional value and contract status. Thompson reported rumblings heard within the Raiders organization about Carr not being viewed as the quarterback of the future.

Report: Brayden Schenn drawing interest as trade deadline approaches© Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

The St. Louis Blues certainly haven’t had the season they expected, and even if they win Thursday night's game against the Montreal Canadiens (which they led 3-1 at the time of this writing) are still down another man. Robert Thomas left the game with an apparent shoulder injury and will not return. While that may not end up being anything serious, it’s just another frustrating development in a season full of them. The Blues sit in last place in the Central Division with a 17-20-4 record and can see their playoff hopes slipping away.

That’s almost certainly why a new Blues player is in the news every week as a potential trade target, and this time it’s Brayden Schenn who is drawing interest from around the league. That’s according to Pierre LeBrun on the latest edition of "Insider Trading" for TSN, who states that the Blues are in “full listening mode” after the frustrating start to the year. LeBrun uses the Boston Bruins as a specific team who are keeping an eye on Schenn, which makes sense given their struggles with secondary scoring and depth down the middle.

Report: Blue Jackets, Penguins hold trade talks about Brassard

Report: Blue Jackets, Penguins hold trade talks about Brassard The Columbus Blue Jackets have had trade talks with the Pittsburgh Penguins about center Derick Brassard, reports The Athletic's Aaron Portzline. It was reported on Tuesday that Pittsburgh general manager Jim Rutherford is listening to offers on Brassard with the expectation that he'll be traded before the deadline on Feb. 25. Columbus drafted Brassard sixth overall in 2006, and 31-year-old spent the first six seasons of his career with the organization. He arrived in Pittsburgh prior to last year's trade deadline in a three-team deal that involved the Ottawa Senators and Vegas Golden Knights.

Brayden Schenn News. Schenn 's rebound goal. Schenn sweeps home loose puck. 9: Gameday Report . Schenn scores from sharp angle. Winning the draw . Schenn , who was eligible to become a restricted free agent after the season, went on a scoring binge, finishing with 44 points (19 goals, 25

But the trade deadline is approaching quickly, and some major decisions will have to be made in the face of some difficult cap conundrums. Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier are the two most interesting potential trade chips because they still have a lot of value as young, promising centers.

It won’t be just Boston interested in Schenn if he’s put up for sale near the trade deadline, though, as there’s a lot to like from the player who recorded 70 points last season. Still just 27 years old, Schenn carries just a $5.125M cap hit for this season and next before hitting unrestricted free agency. While that 70-point mark may be unreachable this year, he still does have 24 points in 37 games while offering some physicality and solid puck possession skills. If teams are looking for something more than the rental options of Kevin Hayes or Matt Duchene, Schenn would be an enticing player given his reasonable salary and big upside.

We’ve seen what that upside costs before, though, as Schenn was traded to the Blues less than two years ago for a package that included two first-round picks. Even with a somewhat down year and a lot less time remaining on his contract, the price tag is sure to be pretty steep on a player of Schenn’s caliber, which is why LeBrun suggests that some of the big trades St. Louis is planning might have to wait until the summer. Still, if a "for sale" sign is put up outside the Enterprise Center, there is sure to be plenty of buyers knocking on the doors.

Ducks acquire Grant from Penguins for Blandisi.
The Anaheim Ducks have acquired center Derek Grant from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for center Joseph Blandisi, the team announced early Thursday morning. Grant has appeared in 25 games with the Penguins this season, posting five points and a plus-3 rating during that time. Blandisi has spent the majority of the last two seasons in the AHL with San Diego, scoring 13 goals and adding 28 helpers in 55 games at that level. The move added to a busy night for the Ducks, as the club dealt Luke Schenn and a 7th-round pick to the Vancouver Canucks for Michael Del Zotto earlier on. Copyright © 2019 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved.

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