NHL Rumors: 2 Dallas Stars Trade Candidates

The Dallas Stars are in the thick of the playoff chase in the western conference as they sit with a 32-22-3 record on the season, good for 67 points, one point shy of the second wild card position. Veteran forward Joe Pavelski recently re-signed for next season, so he's been taken off the trade market and while options may be thin at this point, let's take a look at a couple of Stars who could be moved before March 21:

Anton Khudobin

The Russian netminder has become the odd man out in the Stars' crease this season. A trade to the Edmonton Oilers or Washington Capitals could take place before the deadline as talks started several weeks ago between the clubs but nothing materialized. Khudobin has shown in the past he's capable of winning the big game, however so far this season he's been a touch inconsistent, posting a .879 save percentage. He's currently playing in the American Hockey League and has put up better numbers of late and scouts remain in the stands for his games. We'll see now if Stars management can find a suitor before the deadline. 

John Klingberg

While there's certainly become a chance that the Stars hold on to John Klingberg, offers from other teams may force their hand. The 6-foot-3 defenseman has become one of the biggest names on the trade market after he mentioned how he didn't feel appreciated in Dallas and sparked the chatter. After a slow start he's turned around his game in 2021-22, recording 31 points in 50 games. The Toronto Maple Leafs kicked tires a couple of weeks ago, and so did the Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins. So far no offer has knocked the socks off Stars management and there's growing belief that Klingberg may stay in Dallas. Especially with Miro Heiskanen going down to injury and expected to miss significant time, it's going to take a mega-offer for Dallas to even consider it at this point.

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