San Jose Sharks Defenseman Won't Waive No-Trade Clause

The San Jose Sharks held their end of the season exit interviews earlier this week and defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic confirmed to management he has no interest in being traded and won't waive his no-movement clause.

The 34-year-old has four more seasons left on his contract that's paying him $7 million per season. The Sharks would certainly love to get this money off their books to replenish their forward group and it's going to be much harder to do now. 

Vlasic's game has declined tremendously over the past few seasons and this one was his worst yet. Vlasic finished this season with six points in 50 games. While he's not the player he once was and may be overpaid now, if the Sharks were willing to retain some of his salary, they could have easily found a suitor this offseason.

Look for the Sharks to explore other trades after this news. While someone like Jack Eichel doesn't appear a possibility, there's a good chance the acquires some fresh faces. Names like Martin Jones and Tomas Hertl could be moved for some new talent.

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