October 15, 2021

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Free Agent Notes: Niku, Green, Granland, Zost

Free Agent Notes: Niku, Green, Granland, Zost

It looks like Jets Forward Jack Roslovic Winnipeg is not the only player to do so Is available In trade negotiations. Murat Ates of Athletic Reports (Subscription link) That RFA Defense‌man Sami Niku Shopping is also being done around the league. The 24-year-old has aggressively dominated the minors in the past, but it has yet to get a consistent NHL chance.

Last season, Nicu played 17 games with Winnipeg, recording an average of five assists over 16 minutes per night. However, the jets often turned him into healthy scratches. He entered 18 games with AHL Manitoba, taking three goals and 11 assists. It also says that there were some witty knocks with Niku, but despite all their injuries he didn’t get much of a chance. There should be some interest but since so far he has limited opportunities, his inclusion in a package with Roslovic may not move the needle much.

Other free agent notes around the NHL:

  • Brian Compton of NHL.com at Islanders GM Lou Lamorelle (Twitter link) That veteran a “Strong Opportunity” That experienced UFA defenseman Andy Green Comes back. New York acquired a 37-year-old man from New Jersey in February, but instead of using him as a top-four bluelineer as before, Green was deployed in more limited minutes. Having done M 5MM for each season గత for the past five years, it is safe to suggest that he will take substantial pay cuts to stay glued.
  • UFA forward Michael Granland Brian Hedger of Columbus Dispatch is in the process of reducing his list (Twitter link). The 28-year-old scored 30 points in 63 games against Nashville last season, the lowest point of his career year. He had 69 points in 2016-17 and followed it up with 67 a year later, so the top is perfect, so he was voted the eighth best UFA against us. Top-50 list. He can play in the middle, Hedger said, adding that many suitors see him as a winger.
  • Is working on a two-year bridge contract for the Colorado RFA Center Tyson Jost, Relay Adrian Daughter of Colorado Hockey Now (Via Twitter). Avalanche drafted a total of 22 tenths in 2016, but he has yet to become a productive player in the NHL. Jost had eight goals and 15 assists in 67 games last season and was between 22 and 26 points in his three full NHL campaigns. While those and pending stars of Colorado need new deals, a short-term deal to keep AAV low makes a lot of sense.
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