NHL Rumors: Blue Jackets Shopping Veteran Forward

While he would prefer to stay with the Columbus Blue Jackets, veteran forward Gustav Nyquist has become a prime trade candidate and is currently being shopped by Blue Jackets management. The team is near the bottom of the league and will be looking to cash in on all of their pending free agents.

Nyquist, who is versatile to play either wing and can help a contending team when it comes to some secondary scoring, has appeared in 42 games this season, scoring eight goals and adding 10 assists.

Nyquist is 33 and currently makes $5.5 million against the cap in his last season of his contract. This is his third season in Columbus after a quick stop in San Jose following close to a decade with the Detroit Red Wings.

In 694 career NHL games, the versatile winger has recorded 419 points and has added 21 points in 65 Stanley Cup Playoff games. There's a number of teams looking to add some offense including the Washington Capitals, Calgary Flames and Seattle Kraken.

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