NHL News and Rumors Roundup 3/3/20

The latest NHL news and rumors for today.

By Forever Blueshirts
Draisaitl and McDavid (SIA Insights)

Back after high demand from our readers we bring you the latest news and rumors from around the league. From Henrik Lundqvist’s future to injuries plaguing teams, here’s the latest.

Henrik Lundqvist

Travis Yost of TSN is the latest NHL reporter to wonder just what will happen with Henrik Lundqvist this summer. Being a Rangers-centric site, we have covered this in-depth from trade to retirement and what those implications are. Here’s just a bit from the TSN article. Ultimately it does little to answer questions, instead just raises more. One thing I can confidently say, the window to trade Alexandar Georgiev has passed and it will come down to what happens with Hank this summer.

Lundqvist and Georgiev (Photo by Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images)

Lundqvist may not be the same goalie he once was, but he’s still quite capable. He has a no-movement clause, but with one year and an $8.5-million cap hit remaining on his current deal, he is certainly a tradeable asset. The questions here are significant too. Would Lundqvist have any interest in playing elsewhere? Would the Rangers want to see their face of the franchise playing elsewhere? Do the Rangers feel like they are ready to transition from a guy who is closing in on 1,000 games played? Or do they look at trading a prospect – it’s hard for me to believe they would consider shipping Shesterkin, but Georgiev is an intriguing trade candidate – to acquire more assets?

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Art Ross Hunting

Leon Draisaitl had himself a night and is in line to win the Art Ross Trophy for the first time in his career.

Change to the Offside Rule

News is coming out of Florida that a change to the offside rule is coming.

Big Injuries

The NYR have lost Chris Kreider to a fractured foot with no timetable to return. Tampa lost Steven Stamkos for 6 to 8 weeks to repair a muscle in his core. Finally, the Jackets did lose Josh Anderson officially for this season.