San Jose Sharks Discussing Multiple Trades

According to multiple reports the San Jose Sharks have been busy taking trade calls. General manager Mike Grier isn't in a rush to deal any of his players, however the Sharks are fully expected to be sellers ahead of the March 3 trade deadline.

There's been reports the team has received offers for defenseman Erik Karlsson. While a report surfaced about a three first-round pick asking price, Grier confirmed that was not entirely true:

Karlsson is having a career season and one of the best for a defenseman in recent memory. He's appeared in 44 games and has recorded 56 points. Word is the Sharks are willing to retain just under 20% of his salary, which is $11.5 million for the next four seasons. Karlsson holds a full no-movement clause and would need to give his stamp of approval on any deal.

The other player the Sharks have received the most interest on is forward Timo Meier. Meier is a power forward that many contending teams dream of adding before the deadline. He's also on pace for a career season, recording 43 points in his first 44 games this season. Meier makes $6 million against the cap this season, and is due a $10 million qualifying offer for 2023-24 as he's a pending restricted free agent.

Expect to see the Sharks active in the coming weeks as talks ramp up. The Ottawa Senators appear interested in Karlsson, meanwhile the New York Rangers have been listed as a favorite for Meier.

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