NHL Trade Bait Tracker update: Rangers could have some interest in Tomas Hertl; latest on Eichel and Tarasenko

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Dec 12, 2019; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl (48) watches the puck go wide of the net defended by New York Rangers goalie Alexandar Georgiev (40) during the second period at SAP Center in San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Cody Glenn-USA TODAY Sports

In this edition, we’ve added the Sharks center, Tomas Hertl to the list. Based on his pending UFA status and his own admitted uncertainty at what comes next, San Jose could trade him at some point this season.

Two other names that were believed to be as good as gone by the time NHL Free Agency opened are still with their respective teams. It appears that both Jack Eichel and Vladimir Tarasenko will not be traded at the moment.

For Vladimir Tarasenko, two of three suitors have capped their way out of any potential trade. The Hurricanes are out after adding Jesperi Kotkaniemi and the Islanders announcing all their signings have very little cap space.

Regarding Jack Eichel, he may be getting neck surgery per TSN’s Shawn Simpson which will put him out until December. Teams will likely wait to see if the 24 year-old comes back healthy before making any move.

The NHL Trade Bait Tracker has been updated to reflect the latest information around some of the top names rumored to be on the block.

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NHL Trade Bait Tracker

-This article first appeared at The Daily Goal Horn.

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