Bolts getting calls on St. Louis
Whether or not Martin St. Louis would accept a trade out of Tampa Bay remains to be seen, but teams have expressed an interest in the Lightning star.
According to multiple sources, Lightning GM Steve Yzerman has received a few calls about St. Louis
St. Louis, 37, has two-years left on his current contract, beyond this season, at an annual salary cap hit of $5.625 million.
His salary climbs from $5.5 million this season to $6.5 million next season, and then dips down to $5 million in the last year of his deal.
The five-time NHL All-Star also owns a no-movement clause and would have to approve any deal the team tries to complete.
It’s believed the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings and New York Rangers have shown an interest in St. Louis, though a deal is not believed to be imminent.
Late Wednesday night, the Bruins lost out on Jarome Iginla, whom the Calgary Flames traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Bruins have been looking for a significant upgrade up front and could increase their efforts for St. Louis if the Bolts are willing to entertain their calls.
However, the Bruins offered Calgary two prospects and a conditional first-round draft pick in exchange for Iginla, who is in the final year of his contract. The Lightning will want a young, proven NHL talent as part of a package for St. Louis.