Shane Wright called up in Kraken roster moves that could lead to trade!

Shane Wright called up in Kraken roster moves that could lead to trade!

A lot happening in Seattle:



The Seattle Kraken announced on Friday that the team has recalled Shane Wright (Coachella Valley) and reassigned forward Tye Kartye (Coachella Valley). The club also placed forward Jaden Schwartz on long-term injured reserve (retroactive to 11/28).

Wright, the fourth overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, played 18 games in the Kraken’s farm club while on special permission to play in the AHL this season. In 18 games with the Coachella Valley Firebirds, Wright had put up nine goals and seven assists.

The young forward is called up as the Kraken loses Schwartz, who is expected to miss approximately six weeks due to an upper body injury.

And while Kartye is heading back to Coachella, there is a sense that more roster moves could come. Team insider Geoff Baker does not believe that Kartye, who has recorded 11 points in 30 games with Seattle, has earned a demotion. Baker suggests that for now moves do not make sense, but it could all be related to cap constraints.

Right before the team made the roster transactions, Baker had posted on X, formerly known as Twitter:

“I’m told the Kraken are about to make some roster moves that won’t make a whole lot of immediate sense. But they are supposedly just for “salary cap management” purposes and will eventually make sense by later this weekend. So, don’t panic when they happen. “

Then, just a hour after, the Kraken announced it had acquired veteran wing Tomas Tatar in a trade with Colorado, sending a fifth-round draft pick in the 2024 NHL Draft back to the Avalanche.

A close eye will be kept on the trade market as the Kraken might be seeking help in between the pipes after losing Philipp Grubauer to injury. It has been confirmed that Grubauer is week to week with a lower-body injury and Seattle could pull off a trade for a starting goalie prior to the league’s holiday roster freeze. The Kraken has been linked to the Montreal Canadiens, who currently have three goalies on their roster in Samuel Montembeault, Jake Allen and Cayden Primeau.

Ahead of Friday nights action, Seattle sits 12th in the Western Conference with a 10-14-7 record.

Let’s keep an eye on what’s cracking with the Kraken.

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Source: Geoff Baker