NHL Rumors: 3 Teams Linked to John Klingberg

The talent on the free agent market is drying up, however defenseman John Klingberg is still available. The 6-foot-3 right-hander is the best of the blueliners available and a reunion with the Dallas Stars doesn't seem to be in the cards at this point. These three teams are currently linked to signing the 29-year-old:

Ottawa Senators

General manager Pierre Dorion wasn't kidding when he said the rebuild was over as the Senators have stocked up this summer. From Claude Giroux, Alex DeBrincat to a new goaltender in Cam Talbot, their blue line is the last piece of the puzzle to upgrade. Klingberg likely signs for something north of $6 million per season, a number the Sens can fit in at the moment. Ottawa has $11.6 million in cap space available and should be considered a contender for signing Klingberg.

Buffalo Sabres

Another team on the rise, the Buffalo Sabres are desperate for some more help on their right side. They added Ilya Lyubushkin, however he's not brought in for offensive purposes. With Owen Power and Rasmus Dahlin on the left side for the foreseeable future, adding a righty like Klingberg could do wonders. He recorded 47 points in 74 games last season and would help provide some secondary scoring in northern New York.

Detroit Red Wings

Another team with a few different irons in the fire, the Red Wings are currently contemplating one of Nazem Kadri or Klingberg. They have future Norris trophy winner Moritz Seider who will be a lock for the top pair for the next 10 seasons, so Klingberg could be a nice compliment in the second pair and on the power play. The Red Wings are getting more serious these days and look for them to be in the mix with Klingberg down to the wire of putting pen to paper.
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