Report: Nashville has been trying to trade Kyle Turris for months

According to Bob McKenzie of TSN, the Nashville Predators were offering C Kyle Turris over the course of the summer, and are looking to move on from his $6 million dollar a year contract. Unfortunately, for the Preds, they haven't been able to find any suitors.

Turris has found himself on the fourth line so far to start this season with the Predators, behind the likes of Johansen, Duchene, and Bonino down the middle. A tough spot to try and produce from, and a tough spot for a team to have a $6,000,000 player with 4 more years left on his contract.

A buy out after this season is always an option for Preds GM, David Poile, however, facilitating a trade is still the number #1 option.

Turris, the former #3 overall pick, tallied 23 points in 52 games last season and hasn't reached the 60 point plateau in 6 years. The 30-year-old could benefit from some more ice time, which is currently hard to come by with the deep forward core in Nashville. Turris is off to a decent start with 4 points in his first 6 games this season, averaging roughly 12 minutes of ice time a night.

Three teams believed to be willing to take on Turris and his contract (if Nashville retain some salary) include:

1. Detroit Red Wings
2. Anaheim Ducks
3. Columbus Blue Jackets

To note, only Pekka Rinne, has a no trade clause on the Predators, so expect some deals out of Nashville at some point and time this season. If they had it their way, it all starts with Kyle Turris.

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