NHL Rumors: 3 Anaheim Ducks Likely on the Move

The Anaheim Ducks are off to a 4-9-1 start in their first 14 games and sit in the standings, just about where all the insiders had them pegged. The Ducks won't be a Stanley Cup Playoff team and are expected to be sellers towards the trade deadline. Here's three Ducks you can expect to be dealt at some point this season:

John Klingberg

When nobody was signing John Klingberg, the Ducks swooped in and landed him on a one-year contract. The intention was to let Klingberg showcase his skills with the expectation he'd likely be flipped at the deadline for some assets. For now, that's still the plan. Klingberg has recorded seven assists in 14 games and is playing close to 24 minutes a night. The Toronto Maple Leafs, Florida Panthers, and Seattle Kraken will have interest in acquiring his services.

Anthony Stolarz

The goaltending market is heating up as injuries and slow play continue around the crease's of the league. Stolarz is one of the cheaper options available, making only $950,000 against the cap. The numbers this year aren't there, but the Ducks aren't performing well as a team. Look back to the past couple of seasons though and teams know what Stolarz can do, as he's posted a .917 Sv.% and a .926 Sv.%. The Edmonton Oilers, Vegas Golden Knights and Buffalo Sabres will all have interest.

Kevin Shattenkirk

The offensive defenseman is in the final season of his contract and will likely be flipped for assets. Shattenkirk can help a second power-play unit and supply some solid depth minutes on a good team. So far this season, the 33-year-old has recorded five assists in 14 games. He's playing close to 17 minutes a night and plays in all situations. Shattenkirk makes $3.9 million against the cap this season and holds a 12-team no-trade clause. The Ducks will likely have to retain some salary in this deal.

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