Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros.
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Insider reveals one of the best goalies in the league just became available via trade

Published January 19, 2024 at 11:20

The Nashville Predators are in a bit of a tricky situation this season as they hover around a Wild Card position in the Western Conference.

As we head towards the trade deadline, which is set for Friday, March 8th, depending on where the Predators sit, they could look to move some of their pending unrestricted free agents, but there's one non-UFA that they're reportedly willing to listen to offers to, and it's a pretty big piece on their roster.

According to Pierre LeBrun of TSN, the Predators are willing to listen to offers on goaltender Juuse Saros, who has one year remaining on his contract beyond the 2023-24 season with a cap hit of $5 million. LeBrun added however that the Predators want to sign Saros to an extension and it will take a serious offer for them to even consider moving the netminder.

When asked if there's a possibility that Saros could be moved rather than signed to an extension, LeBrun said:

"There is a possibility and it's amazing that those words are coming out of my mouth because Nashville has been so steady in saying their only plan is to extend Saros this summer.

It remains the No. 1 plan, but what has changed since the start of the year is the number of teams that are desperate to upgrade their goaltending. Because of that, I'm told that the Predators feel that they have no choice but to listen to teams if they put in a serious, serious offer."

Saros, a native of Forssa, Finland, is having a bit of a down season when compared to the last couple of years. In 34 games, he has a record of 17-16-1 along with a 3.02 goals against average, a .900 save percentage and two shutouts.

Do you think the Predators will trade Juuse Saros before the deadline on March 8th? Let us know what you think in the poll below!

Source: TSN Insider Trading - Pierre LeBrun
January 19   |   528 answers
Insider reveals one of the best goalies in the league just became available via trade

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