“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 CSNBayArea.com, 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.