Will the Avalanche need to search for a backup goaltender?
Frank Seravalli: It seems like Colorado Avalanche goaltender Pavel Francouz might not be prepared for the start of the season and there’s some issue that he might miss out on a long time as he continues to recuperate from offseason adductor surgical treatment.
Mike Gould of Daily Faceoff: The Avalanche are most likely to start the season with $525,000 in LTIR wage cap area which number might grow if they need to put Francouz on it.
Montreal Canadiens Casey DeSmith might be one alternative for the Avs. He’s in the in 2015 of his agreement at $1.8 million.
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Some gamers who might be moved by the trade due date
The Fourth Period: A glimpse at some gamers who might be on the relocation prior to the Friday, March, 8th, 2024 NHL trade due date.
Anthony Duclair – San Jose Sharks – Top-6 minutes this year might improve his trade worth.
Matt Dumba – Arizona Coyotes – Top minutes might improve his worth. A UFA after the season with a $3.9 million cap hit.
Dante Fabbro – Nashville Predators – Will be an RFA with arbitration rights after the season, Was a trade prospect at last year’s due date.
John Gibson – Anaheim Ducks – Four years left at $6.4 million and a 10-team no-trade list.
Noah Hanifin – Calgary Flames – If the Flames run out the race he might be on the relocation.
Carter Hart – Philadelphia Flyers – There were some trade talks early in the offseason. Maybe more of a trade prospect after the season.
Adam Henrique – Anaheim Ducks – Last year of his agreement and a 10-team no-trade list.
Kevin Labanc – San Jose Sharks – Has been gone shopping the previous 2 offseasons. The Sharks just have one wage retention slot left.
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Tyler Myers – Vancouver Canucks – Will just have a $1 million wage as his $5 million perk is paid – a $6 million cap hit. Has a 10-team no-trade list.
Honorable points out: Casey DeSmith (Canadiens), Evgeny Kuznetsov (Capitals), Victor Olofsson (Sabres), Nikita Zadorov (Flames), and Jason Zucker (Coyotes).