Report: Marleau would accept trade to Kings, Ducks or Rangers

Damien Cox and Elliotte Friedman discuss all of the top stories from around the NHL, including if Patrick Marleau is on the move, an update on Connor McDavid’s injury and if goalie pads could be getting smaller.

On Hockey Night in Canada’s “Headlines” segment this past weekend, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported Patrick Marleau‘s name was “out there” on the trade market.

“It is a complex one. It’s difficult to pin down because none of the particulars are talking,” Friedman said. “So I can’t say who is pushing for it, but his name is out there.”

Making the situation murky is that Marleau has a no-movement clause and would control his destiny if the Sharks wanted to make a trade. On Tuesday night, Kevin Kurz, a San Jose Sharks Insider for, reported Marleau would accept a trade to three teams: the Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, or New York Rangers.

As both Kurz and Friedman stated, it’s still no clear whether Marleau or the Sharks are the ones pushing for a move.

Marleau is making $6.66 million against the salary cap both this season and next before becoming a UFA.

In 14 games this season, the 36-year-old Marleau has four goals and nine points.

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