Senators Rumors: Ottawa GM trying to trade for goaltending depth

The Ottawa Senators signed Joonas Korpisalo to a five-year $20 million contract just last summer and it turns out they may be regretting their decision. According to multiple reports, the Senators have been involved in trade talks this summer and GM Steve Staios is looking for a goaltender.

Jacob Markstrom of the Calgary Flames is available and could be on the Senators radar. Other trade candidates to watch out for include John Gibson of the Anaheim Ducks, Karel Vejmelka out of Utah, Juuse Saros from the Nashville Predators, Linus Ullmark out of Boston, Filip Gustavsson in Minnesota and Adin Hill from the Vegas Golden Knights.

Along with the Sens, the New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, LA Kings and Carolina Hurricanes could all be in the market for an upgrade in net.

Staios and the Sens have $12.4 million to work with in cap space this summer and Korpisalo is on the books for another $4 million next season. The veteran netminder owns a 10-team no-trade clause and has some say in the matter if he is involved in trade talks. 

The Senators finished last season with a 37-41-4 record and once again missed out on the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Staios isn't accepting losing seasons any more and look for the Sens to make a push for a new starter and some more help up front.

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