NHL Rumors: Sharks Goalie Linked to 2 Trades

San Jose Sharks netminder James Reimer has become a prime trade candidate and a move is looking more and more likely before training camp opens in September. The Vegas Golden Knights and Arizona Coyotes are two teams who have shown interest recently on the trade market. 

The veteran goalie is in the final season of his contract, paying him $2.25 million against the cap. The Sharks are comfortable with Kaapo Kahkonen as their goalie of the future and are expected to give him the bulk of the work this season. 

Reimer is now 34 years old and coming off a fine season where he recorded a 2.90 GAA and a .911 Sv.% in 48 appearances. While he may have 433 NHL games under his belt, the only knock in Reimer is the fact he only has 11 Stanley Cup Playoff games to show for. 

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The Golden Knights lost Robin Lehner for the season due to hip surgery and are looking for a viable veteran option to take over their crease. Meanwhile the Coyotes only have Karel Vejmelka under contract for the 2022-23 season and are looking to round out their roster.

Expect to see Reimer moved at some point, if it's not before training camps open, it will surely be in season. San Jose is looking to rebuild on the fly and will be moving out the veteran goalie to make more room, both on the roster and against the cap.

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