Rumors from the Toronto Sun

The Toronto Sun is reporting several big trade rumors that involve Keith Tkachuk, Mathieu Schneider and Maxim Afinogenov.

It is reported that Keith Tkachuk is listed as prime trade bait prior to the March 4th trade deadline. The Blues are well out of the playoff drive and Tkachuk would be a welcome addition to a number of teams that are looking to improve their depth for a playoff drive. The article speculates that ideally Tkachuk would go to the Bruins however it is noted that the Bruins do not have much cap space left to acquire players that have a heavy salary.

It is also reported that the Thrashers and Sabres have been in discussions regarding a deal that would see Mathieu Schneider go to the Sabres for Maxim Afinogenov. Apparently the Sabres are finding it difficult to find takers for Afinogenov and his 3.5 million dollar salary.

It is also noted that the Islanders are listening to offers for both Guerin and Weight.

Note, there is also a great deal of talk about Lecavailer but HTR decided to spare you the update as it has been well covered to this point.

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http://www.torontosun.com/sports/hockey/2009/01/18/8060921-sun.html