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Detroit Trade Targets

02/22/2022 at 8:40am EST

from Eric Duhatschek of The Athletic,

In the month since we published Trade Board 1.0, we’ve added a few new names, subtracted others, and of course, lost Toffoli. Here’s where things stand today....

14. Nick Leddy, Red Wings
Likelihood of a trade: High.

Leddy, 30, has been a steadying influence on an improving Detroit team. The Red Wings have been a consistent seller during a rebuild that’s slowly turning the corner. One thing about GM Steve Yzerman is he’s very pragmatic and doesn’t see the world through rose-colored glasses. Accordingly, if someone stepped up and made an offer for Leddy, chances are the Red Wings would move him. He’s a pending UFA, earning $5.5 million. Currently, he’s one of three Red Wing players playing more than 20 minutes per night.

16. Vladislav Namestnikov, Red Wings
Likelihood of a trade: High.

Namestnikov is a trade deadline staple – he’s been moved twice, in-season, in the past four years. Now 29, Namestnikov earns a modest salary ($2 million) and is a pending unrestricted free agent.

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