Red Wings Rumors: Young Forward Has Entered Trade Talks

The Detroit Red Wings have been a much improved team this season with all of the offseason additions, but by making those moves, it removed many opportunities for some of the young players trying to break into the NHL and be everyday players. It seems as though it might be catching up to the Red Wings as David Pagnotta has reported that the team has engaged in trade talks lately.

Jonatan Berggren is the topic of conversation here as he was scratched from the most recent AHL game and is believed to be in those trade discussions. The 23-year-old forward is in his last eligible year of being able to go up and down between the NHL and AHL freely and without passing through waivers. This season or by the beginning of next season would likely be the Red Wings' last opportunity to see what he has to offer their organization. But with how full the roster is with more established players this season and the team having success, there's no need or room to get him in the lineup.

Before Berggren's trade value drops, it is the smart move to see what the interest is for him. Detroit has other young players who are also fighting for a chance to get into the NHL as an everyday player, like Klim Kostin, Elmer Soderblom, and Marco Casper to name a few.

Berggren played nearly a full season for the Red Wings last season and performed well as a rookie. He put up 15 goals and 28 points in 67 games, so forcing him to take a step back and spend more time in the AHL isn't ideal for the player. He recorded one assist in four games for the Red Wings this season, and has put up five goals and 15 points in 16 AHL games. Many teams are likely to show interest in this player with what he has shown already in his young career.

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