3 Potential Free-Agent Destinations for Viktor Arvidsson

The Los Angeles Kings are going to make some changes this summer as GM Rob Blake has a number of things on his wish list, including a new starting goaltender. Blake also has a number of players on the trade market and will have to make some tough decisions on some of his own pending free agents. 

Viktor Arvidsson is one. The gritty forward has battled some injuries since joining the Kings and look for the veteran winger to hit the open market in July and sign on elsewhere. 

Here's three potential free-agent destinations for the 31-year-old versatile winger:

Nashville Predators

The Preds have a ton of money to spend this offseason and they are looking for top-nine forwards who can help chip in with some secondary scoring. Nashville was a one-line team last season and Barry Trotz is going to address the matter this offseason. Arvidsson is very familiar with the Preds' organization, after being selected in the fourth round of the 2014 NHL Draft and playing parts of seven seasons in Smashville. Last season with the Kings the Swedish forward recorded 15 points in 18 games and has 72 games of Stanley Cup Playoff experience under his belt.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils are open to just about anything this summer. Tom Fitzgerald has brought in Sheldon Keefe to be his new head coach and now he's looking to make some moves and refresh his roster. Fitzgerald recently admitted the team is looking for gritty forwards and Arvidsson fits the bit. He's able to play all over the lineup, isn't afraid to muck it up in the dirty areas of the ice and has scored over 30 goals twice while with the Preds. The Devils have $19 million in cap space to work with and Arvidsson will likely come in around $4.5-5 million per season.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres are looking to add a couple of veteran forwards who can help out Tage Thompson and Dylan Cozens with the offense. Arvidsson's work ethic is something the Sabres could use more of and considering he'd be able to jump into the top-six and power-play time, Buffalo could make a ton of sense this summer. Sabres GM Kevyn Adams has $23.5 million in cap space to work with and an aggressive owner wanting more. Look for Buffalo to be involved come July 1.

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