Rangers one of multiple teams in Karlsson trade talks

Erik Karlsson (Photo: Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

The soap opera that is now the Erik Karlsson trade saga, continues into the weekend. That is despite a rumored report that a deal was done and pending a trade call earlier this week.

Ongoing Drama

The multiple teams as we know it so far appear to be Tampa Bay, Dallas, Vegas, New York and New Jersey. The first three are trying to land Karlsson, the latter two are third wheels to offload salary in order to facilitate the deal under the cap.

It should be noted that, Tampa isn’t forced to make a move until an extension with Karlsson is signed.

We will continue to monitor the situation.

For more on how the Rangers could play a role, please read here.