Seattle Kraken forward scratched for trade-related reasons

Published March 4, 2024 at 3:02 PM

With the National Hockey League's trade deadline in four days, expect to see plenty of players held out of the lineup for trade-related reasons.

The first instance we saw was last week, as the Anaheim Ducks scratched defenceman Ilya Lyubushkin and dealing him to the Toronto Maple Leafs only hours later.

On Monday, Seattle Kraken Head Coach Dave Hakstol told the media that forward Alexander Wennberg wasn't on the ice with the team at the morning skate and won't play tonight against the Calgary Flames for trade-related reasons.

"Kraken coach Dave Hakstol said Alex Wennberg was held out of morning skate and not available tonight due to 'trade-related issues.'"

Wennberg, 29, has been linked recently to the New York Rangers, but other teams looking for a forward include the Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings and Vegas Golden Knights. Given that he's scratched for trade-related reasons tonight, there's a pretty good chance that something is in the works and could be done quite soon.

In 60 games this season, the Stockholm native has recorded 25 points (nine goals, 16 assists), 14 penalty minutes and is a plus-one.

Which team do you think has the best chance at landing Alexander Wennberg - Edmonton Oilers, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, or the Vegas Golden Knights? Let us know your opinion in the poll below.

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Seattle Kraken forward scratched for trade-related reasons

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