Calgary Flames Rumors: Defenseman Becoming Trade Candidate

The 2022-23 season has not gone well for the Calgary Flames, and they could make some big changes to their group before the deadline passes because of it. According to David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period, he has "strong reason to believe" that the Flames have considered trading defenseman MacKenzie Weegar. 

Pagnotta also noted that a trade is not "presently imminent," but he also reported that the Ottawa Senators have contacted the Flames about Weegar. This is a very intriguing development, as the Flames of course signed Weegar to an eight-year, $50 million contract shortly after acquiring him, and the first five seasons begin with a full no-trade clause. However, that deal does not start until next season, so the Flames have one last chance to move him IF that is an avenue that they truly want to do. 

Nevertheless, this is going to be something that hockey fans should follow as March 3 looms. In 54 games this season, Weegar has one goal, 15 assists, and a plus-4 rating.

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