Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros.
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Eastern Conference team interested in trading for Juuse Saros

Published February 27, 2024 at 7:00 PM
BY COOPER GODIN

There are a number of teams around the National Hockey League that are in the market for goaltending help before the trade deadline on March 8th and one name that's been mentioned as potentially available is Juuse Saros of the Nashville Predators.

However, with the Nashville Predators in the playoff hunt and currently occupying the second and final wild card spot in the Western Conference, moving on from Saros could be tough, but teams have called.

According to Frank Seravalli of DailyFaceoff, one team that has shown real interest in acquiring Juuse Saros is the New Jersey Devils, who have had some goaltending issues this season.

"Sources: At least one team, believed to be #njdevils, has shown real interest in Juuse Saros last few weeks. But #preds say they're intent on keeping Saros so long as they're in the playoffs." Seravalli said.



Currently, the New Jersey Devils are rolling with a very young goaltending tandem of 22-year-old Nico Daws and 23-year-old Akira Schmid, while veteran Vitek Vanecek, who has played the majority of their games this season, was placed on injured reserve last week.

Saros, a native of Forssa, Finland, has appeared in 46 games this season where he has a record of 23-21-2 along with a 2.95 goals against average, a .904 save percentage and two shutouts.

Adding Juuse Saros would be big for a Devils squad that is looking to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the second consecutive season. As of Tuesday afternoon, New Jersey sits five points back of the Philadelphia Flyers for the third spot in the Metropolitan Division.

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