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The Wings Could Be Quiet On Monday

04/07/2021 at 3:55pm EDT

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

So, Monday’s trade deadline could be fairly quiet for the Red Wings and largely uneventful throughout the NHL.

“It doesn’t feel like there will be much action this year,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. “Listening to a number of reports and knowing the flat salary cap -- I know when I talked to other teams how tight everybody is -- it’s going to be really difficult for people to make moves.

“The economics of the whole thing, there’s no fans in the stands at most places and it’s hard to just bring in money just to bring in money. You throw on top of that, the whole aspect with the coronavirus and the quarantines that can be required, certainly if you’re going into Canada, I don’t know that the trade deadline this year is as big a deal as it’s been in past years at all.”

General manager Steve Yzerman will continue looking to move impending UFAs for picks and there should at least be some interest in players with low salaries, like forwards Bobby Ryan ($1 million cap hit) and Sam Gagner ($850,000) and defenseman Jon Merrill ($925,000).

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