Report: Markstrom to waive his no trade clause
Zuma Press  

Report: Markstrom to waive his no trade clause

The latest from NHL insider Pierre LeBrun on a potential blockbuster trade.

Trevor Connors

You may recall that just prior to the NHL's trade deadline back in March that the Calgary Flames and New Jersey Devils were very close on a trade that would have seen Flames netminder Jacob Markstrom head to Jersey. The deal obviously never went down, but NHL insider Elliotte Friedman reported that Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald would circle back in the offseason.

From Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman back in March:

“I believe the Devils have decided that Jacob Markstrom is going to be their goalie, they hope. If they don’t get Markstrom done this week, they are going to wait to try to do it in the summer”

- Elliotte Friedman, March 2024

Now TSN insider Pierre LeBrun is reporting that negotiations have picked back up between the two teams and that Markstrom is willing to waive his no-trade clause to head to New Jersey.

From LeBrun's latest column:

"Those conversations with the Flames have taken up again. We know that those two teams almost had a deal done before the trade deadline earlier this season before March 8. It fell apart, but the Devils remain interested in Jacob Markstrom and as importantly, Jacob Markstrom has a full no-move, but my understanding is he's willing to go to New Jersey," LeBrun said Wednesday on SC with Jay Onrait.

"There are other teams now that weren't there on Markstrom before the trade deadline that have now entered the picture. The Flames are getting calls from multiple teams on Markstrom, not just from the Devils... At this point in time, there's still a difference of opinion on the return, on what it should cost the Devils to get Jacob Markstrom out of Calgary and the Flames are willing to be patient in terms of having a team meet their price."

- Pierre LeBrun, TSN

The 34 year old Markstrom has two years left on a deal that pays him $6 million per season. He had another stellar season in Calgary, despite missing some time with injury. The big Swede earned 23 wins in 48 games and posted a 2.78 goals against average and a .905 save percentage.

Source: Pierre LeBrun