Anaheim Ducks Rumors: John Klingberg Being Linked to Contender

The Anaheim Ducks are set to be sellers at the 2023 NHL Trade Deadline, and John Klingberg is one of the top trade candidates. As a result, interest in his services is starting to increase, and the Boston Bruins are the latest team to be linked to the veteran defenseman, according to The Fourth Period.

Klingberg took a bet on himself when he signed a one-year, $7 million deal with the Ducks last offseason, but it has not worked out too well for him. The 30-year-old is on pace to have the worst offensive season of his career, as he has seven goals and 20 points in 46 games. With that, he sports a minus-29 rating, so a change of scenery may be what is best for him at this juncture. As a result, joining a contender like the Bruins and playing with far better talent around him could lead his numbers to skyrocket. Keep in mind, he recorded a 47-point campaign in 74 games just last season with the Dallas Stars. 

Klingberg would serve as a major upgrade over Connor Clifton on the Bruins' right side. With that, he would be in the running to receive power-play minutes if acquired. If salary is retained, this could be an avenue worth exploring, so we will need to wait and see if Klingberg becomes a Bruin from here.

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