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Sports Golden Knights interested in Erik Gustafsson

11:05  20 february  2020
11:05  20 february  2020 Source:   prohockeyrumors.com

Kings’ Martinez, Toffoli drawing interest ahead of trade deadline

  Kings’ Martinez, Toffoli drawing interest ahead of trade deadline With the NHL’s trade deadline approaching and several teams in need of upgrades, the Los Angeles Kings are gaining some attention as a possible seller. The post NHL Goals Of The Week: Mark Stone splits the D, goes top shelf appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.Two specific teams even sent scouts to the Kings’ game against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night, including one Canadian outfit.

Blackhawks' Erik Gustafsson : Picks up power-play assist. Gustafsson scored a goal, went plus-2 and delivered four hits in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Golden Knights . Gustafsson had gone 11 games without a point, and had even served as a healthy scratch once in that span.

Blackhawks' Erik Gustafsson : Breaks point drought with tally. Erik Gustafsson scored a goal, went plus-2 and delivered four hits in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Golden Knights . Gustafsson had gone 11 games without a point, and had even served as a healthy scratch once in that span.

a man standing in front of a crowd: VGK is looking to bolster its blue line a bit more with the veteran Gustafsson. © Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports VGK is looking to bolster its blue line a bit more with the veteran Gustafsson.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Golden Knights made a big addition to their back end with the acquisition of Alec Martinez. If they have their way, they may not be done there as Jesse Granger of The Athletic reports (Twitter link) that Vegas has shown interest in Blackhawks blueliner Erik Gustafsson.

The 27-year-old picked up 60 points last season to finish sixth in the NHL in scoring by a defenseman. However, he hasn’t been anywhere near as productive this year; although he leads all Chicago blueliners in points, he only has 26 points in 58 games. He recently admitted that his contract situation – he’s a pending unrestricted free agent – has weighed on him this year.

Kings send veteran defenceman Alec Martinez to Golden Knights for pair of picks

  Kings send veteran defenceman Alec Martinez to Golden Knights for pair of picks Los Angeles Kings GM Rob Blake continued the team’s rebuild Wednesday, moving 32-year-old defenceman Alec Martinez to Vegas for the Golden Knights' 2020 second-round draft pick and St. Louis’s 2021 second-rounder previously acquired by Vegas.Los Angeles general manager Rob Blake continued the team's rebuild Wednesday, moving the 32-year-old defenceman for Vegas' 2020 second-round draft pick and St. Louis's 2021 second-rounder previously acquired by the Golden Knights.

Gustafsson scored a goal, went plus-2 and delivered four hits in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Golden Knights . Gustafsson had gone 11 games without a point, and had even served as a healthy scratch once in that span. The Swedish defenseman still has only a goal and four helpers in 17 appearances

17. Vegas Golden Knights : Peyton Krebs, C. Gustafsson I would think doesn't have too much value around the league. I might give up a 4th for him. When I read the title I thought it said Erik Gudbranson and was immediately ready to come in this thread and say HELL NO we're not trading him.

Vegas had to do considerable salary cap maneuvering simply to fit Martinez in which involved moving Alex Tuch to long-term injured reserve and recalling three players so their cap space is limited. However, with Gustafsson carrying a $1.2M cap hit (just $500K above the league minimum), it’s one that they should be able to afford.

Yet, many other teams can also afford someone at that price tag and while his numbers are down, Gustafsson is still one of the more intriguing blueliners out there that could be moved by Monday’s trade deadline. Contenders could use him in a sheltered role with power play time, which is probably his ideal role anyway, so Chicago should have considerable interest outside of Vegas.

The Golden Knights have shown a distinct preference to avoid rental players but with nearly $69M in cap commitments to just a dozen players for next season, it’s unlikely that they would be able to afford to give Gustafsson an extension. That means for this occasion at least, they’ll have to go against that strategy.

Winners and losers of the 2020 NHL trade deadline

  Winners and losers of the 2020 NHL trade deadline With the 2020 NHL trade deadline in the rearview mirror, it's time to award winner and loser titles around the league. Deals made in the weeks leading up to the deadline were also considered for this exercise. Winners Edmonton Oilers The Oilers filled a huge need on deadline day, adding some much-needed speed and skill to the wings in the form of Andreas Athanasiou and Tyler Ennis. Edmonton Oilers

It's where your interests connect you with your people. Blackhawks: Erik Gustafsson . Blue Jackets: Pierre-Luc Dubois. Blues: Robert Bortuzzo. Golden Knights : Marc Andre Fleury. Hurricanes: Andrei Svechnikov. Islanders: Matt Martin.

Blackhawks' Erik Gustafsson : Two points in Sunday's win. by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire. Gustafsson scored a goal, went plus-2 and delivered four hits in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Golden Knights . Gustafsson had gone 11 games without a point, and had even served as a healthy scratch

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Stone week-to-week with lower-body injury .
Vegas Golden Knights forward Mark Stone is considered week-to-week with a lower-body injury, the team announced Sunday. Stone didn't play Friday against the Buffalo Sabres but head coach Pete DeBoer is hopeful to have the winger back prior to the playoffs. The 27-year-old is tied for the team lead in points (63) and ranks third in goals (21) through 65 games this season. He also sits first among Golden Knights forwards in blocked shots. StoneStone didn't play Friday against the Buffalo Sabres but head coach Pete DeBoer is hopeful to have the winger back prior to the playoffs.

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