Here are your trade rumors for November 23:
The Philadelphia Flyers have reportedly been shopping third-year forward Brayden Schenn, and GM Paul Holmgren has received calls from both Edmonton and Toronto. It looks like the Maple Leafs would have to give up defenseman Jake Gardiner if they want Schenn. The Flyers have also reportedly been shopping Brayden’s brother, defenseman Luke Schenn and have received interest from the Dallas Stars. Luke Schenn is in his second season in the City of Brotherly Love.
The Nashville Predators have their fingers crossed as their all-star caliber net minder Pekka Rinne is scheduled to have an MRI later this week. Rinne aggravated a preexisting hip injury that he had gotten surgery for this past offseason. It has been revealed that the Finnish goalie has an E. coli infection. If the MRI doesn’t go well, trade talks could start to heat up in Nashville.
A lot of rumors have been surfacing around the San Jose Sharks and forward Martin Havlat. In response to these rumors, Havlat’s agent has stated that “He is happy in San Jose” and that he hasn’t been approached about any trades. Havlat is 32 and has one more year after this left on his contract. Havlat also has a full no-move clause. The Rangers are reportedly interested.
The Ottawa Senators have been involved in talks with San Jose regarding Martin Havlat. Havlat’s career started in Ottawa, where he played 5 seasons after being picked 26th overall in 1999 by the Sens. Ottawa has also reportedly been interested in Michael Del Zotto, who has been the subject of dozens of trade rumors after a poor start.
The Carolina Hurricanes have an interesting situation on their hands as their starting goalie Cam Ward has returned from an injury, and backup Anton Khudobin is only a week away. This means that Justin Peters will have to be taken out of the lineup. If the Hurricanes send him back down, he will have to clear waivers and that means running the risk of losing him for nothing. Their other choice is to trade him to a team like Calgary or Long Island who is struggling to find consistency in the net.