NHL Trade Rumors: 5 goalies being discussed in 2024 offseason trade talks

The NHL trade market is heating up in a major way of late and more specifically, the goaltending market is setting up to be very entertaining this offseason. There's a number of proven goalies available on the market and several teams who are trying to use their goaltending depth to upgrade their rosters in other areas.

Based on all the speculation of late, here's five goalies who are actively being discussed in trade talks:

Jacob Markstrom, Calgary Flames

Sportsnet's insider Elliotte Friedman said Wednesday on the Jeff Marek Show that Markstrom is in play, however even though the Flames are open to moving him, they aren't just going to give him away for the sake of a trade. GM Craig Conroy was already close last season moving Markstrom to the New Jersey Devils, and it does sound like the Devils continue to be interested heading into the summer. Markstrom has two seasons left on his deal at $6 million per season and does hold a no-movement clause.

Filip Gustavsson, Minnesota Wild

Insider Frank Seravalli mentioned Gustavsson as a prime trade candidate this week on Daily Faceoff Live as the Wild continue to be banged up financially by the buyouts to Ryan Suter and Zach Parise which are taking up $14.7 million in dead cap space. Gustavsson is signed for two more seasons at $3.75 million and does not own any trade protection. He had an off year but the previous season was among the league leaders in save percentage. The Wild have Marc-Andre Fleury and Jesper Wallstedt signed for next season so that makes moving Gustavsson seem quite likely.

Joonas Korpisalo, Ottawa Senators

It's never a good look when you sign a goalie to a long-term contract and are looking to get rid of him after one season, but that's where the Senators lie. Korpisalo had a tough year in Ottawa, posting a .890 SV.% and since he has four seasons left at $4 million annually, it's going to be a tough contract to move. Look for the Sens to sweeten any deal as they look to move out Korpisalo's contract.

Elvis Merzlikins, Columbus Blue Jackets

Don Waddell is now on the job and is committed to re-tooling the team on the fly, which means Merzlikins is in play. He asked for a trade last season and it wasn't granted, however talks are expected to pick up this summer. The 30-year-old netminder has three years left at $5.4 million per and is coming off a bad year on a worse team, posting a 3.45 GAA in 41 games. This one won't be easy for Waddell and the Blue Jackets.

Linus Ullmark, Boston Bruins

After trying to move Ullmark to the Kings last season, the Bruins are once again considering their options. They need centre depth and some more secondary scoring, so moving out Ullmark and his $5 million cap hit for next season could really free some cap space up or allow them to allocate to other areas of their team. The Vezina winner does have a 15-team no-trade clause to navigate, and has made it known he prefers to stay in Boston.

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