TSN insider reveals the asking price for defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk.

Arguably the most discussed defenseman prior to the trade deadline.

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There were rumors early in the year that the Blues were looking to work some kind of sign-and-trade deal with defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk but based on the talk on the rumor mill there aren't any teams willing to match Shattenkirk's asking price.

Now with the fact that any trade involving Shattenkirk is likely to be nothing more than a rental, many have expected the price to drop before the deadline, but according to TSN insider Darren Dreger that may not be the case.

"I can tell you the asking price for Shattenkirk, even as a rental, is incredibly high. It's a prospect and a first.," said Dreger as per Nichols on Hockey"And that may have to also include a third piece."

It's a high price to pay for a player that, while being a power-play specialist, many teams feel isn't a top pairing blue liner.