NHL Rumors: Ducks' Klingberg Has Low Trade Value

The Anaheim Ducks are going to be in full-blown sell mode in order to gain even more assets. They appear to still be a couple of years away from coming out of a rebuild. Among the many trade candidates, John Klingberg will be on the move. He hasn't had the season he or the Ducks would have hoped for, but was essentially signed to be traded by the deadline.

Klingberg has just five goals and 13 points in 33 games this season, but it appears as though his scoring touch is coming back. The Ducks are horrible offensively and on the power play this season which are big reasons for so few assists. He is playing less than he's used to, even compared to last season on Dallas behind Miro Heiskanen as the number one.

The Ducks may only be able to get a third round pick for Klingberg at the trade deadline this season which would be a big disappointment. There will surely be a few defencemen being traded for a first round pick and the Ducks are looking to add impactful players in what should be a very deep and skilled draft.

A strong start to the second half of the season could elevate that low trade value Klingberg has. Klingberg was off to a nice start with the overtime winner the other night against the San Jose Sharks. The Ducks could most certainly retain half of his cap hit in any trade to boost that return up a bit as well.

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