Injuries are an unfortunate part of professional sports, and while they certainly cause a great deal of stress to the injured player, his team, and even their fans, perhaps no one feels the pressure more than the team's general manager.
One such general manager is Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan who has lost one of his best defensemen in Matt Niskanen early in the season.
MacLellan was asked by Capitals insider Isabelle Khurshudyan whether or not he felt there was a likelihood of the team looking at a potential trade to bolster their defense while Niskanen is out, and the Caps GM admitted that the option was on the table.
“I think we’re considering it,” MacLellan said as per the Washington Post.
The Capitals lost both Karl Alzner and Kevin Shattenkirk to free agency this summer and they also lost Nate Schmidt in the expansion draft to the Golden Knights, so it should come as no surprise if the Capitals do in fact pull the trigger on a trade here.
No word from Khurshudyan on who the Capitals are looking at as potential options, but you have to imagine that the aforementioned Golden Knights, with all the defensemen they drafted in the expansion draft, are a part of the conversation.