NHL Rumors: Sharks' Erik Karlsson Linked to Surprise Team

According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the Florida Panthers could become a surprise team to watch in the Erik Karlsson sweepstakes.

The San Jose Sharks admitted they are accepting any and all trade offers at the moment for Karlsson as the veteran defenseman has turned back to the clock and is back to his dominant self. So far in 19 games, Karlsson has recorded an impressive 28 points.

The 32-year-old is signed through the 2026-27 season at $11.5 million annually and holds a full no-movement clause. Regardless of team's interests, it's going to come down to what's best for Karlsson and his family.

While the Panthers are in the mix, so too are the Ottawa Senators and Detroit Red Wings, who have both been recently linked to the Sharks blueliner. 

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