NHL Rumors: 3 Players Expected to be Moved Before Trade Deadline

The NHL's trade deadline is right around the corner and the talks have been running wild all weekend. We've seen a number of moves over the weekend and on Monday the trades will continue. Let's take a look at three players expected to be moved before the deadline:

Andrew Copp, Winnipeg Jets

The Jets have been engaged with several teams about Andrew Copp who is enjoying one of his best seasons of his career. The 27-year-old is a pending free agent who can play up and down a lineup. He holds a $3.64 million cap hit and the Jets could be willing to retain some money if it means they will acquire a first-rounder in the deal. So far in 56 games, Copp has recorded 35 points and is on the radar of the Colorado Avalanche, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs and Minnesota Wild.

Marc-Andre Fleury, Chicago Blackhawks

'The Flower' is going to be asked to move on Monday and we'll see how he feels about a trade to a contender. The Blackhawks were engaged in talks with the Toronto Maple Leafs and that deal fell through once the Leafs wouldn't up their offer and now Chicago has been going back and forth with the Minnesota Wild. Besides the Leafs and Wild, look for the Edmonton Oilers and Washington Capitals to be involved in trade talks. **Update, Fleury dealt to the Minnesota Wild for a conditional second-round pick that can change to a first rounder. 

Nick Leddy, Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings have been active and that's going to continue on Monday, as veteran defenseman Nick Leddy will be traded. The 31-year-old offensive defenseman is a pending unrestricted free agent, carrying a $5.5 million cap hit and we'll likely see Detroit retain some money in the trade to sweeten their return. So far in 55 games, Leddy has recorded 16 points and is as experienced as they come with over 120 Stanley Cup playoff games. The St Louis Blues appear to be the early favorites at this point. *** Leddy has been dealt to the St Louis Blues. 

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