3 Anaheim Ducks Expected to Be Moved Before Trade Deadline

The Anaheim Ducks will be sellers before the March 3 NHL trade deadline. General manager Pat Verbeek would be wise to go into full tank mode with the struggling Ducks who could load up on assets via the trade market and make themselves a heavy favorite to win the draft lottery and select blue-chip prospect Connor Bedard. Look for the Ducks GM to move out these three players before the March 3 trade deadline:

John Klingberg

A trade many saw coming the moment Klingberg signed a one-year deal in Anaheim, expect to see the Ducks move out the mobile defenseman this spring. He's performed well in his first season in California, recording 11 points in 30 games. Klingberg isn't overly physical and is best suited in more of an offensive role from the back end. The Edmonton Oilers have serious interest, as do the Minnesota Wild. 

Adam Henrique

The Ducks are looking to reset their roster and expect them to make Adam Henrique available on the trade market. The veteran center is signed through next season at $5.8 million against the cap and so far in 36 games this season, has recorded 19 points. Henrique holds a 10-team no-trade clause and early favorites include the Colorado Avalanche and Washington Capitals who are desperate for help down the middle.

Jakob Silfverberg

Another Ducks veteran expected to be discussed on the trade market this spring is forward Jakob Silfverberg. The 32-year-old, like Henrique has another season left on his deal at $5.25 million annually. He's submitted a 12-team list of teams he'd like to avoid joining, meanwhile on the ice, has produced nine points in 36 games this season. The Ducks would need to retain some salary and potentially throw in a sweetener to offload Silfverberg, but should consider it with another season left on his deal and rebuilding in their sites.

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