Report: Senators mulling several offers for Namestnikov
Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion is weighing more than one trade proposal involving forward Vladislav Namestnikov, TSN's Darren Dreger reported during Thursday's edition of "Insider Trading."
The Avalanche may reportedly consider Namestnikov a "Plan B" if they fail to land Chris Kreider from the New York Rangers.
Dreger reported earlier Thursday that the Senators were holding Namestnikov out of the lineup for their contest against the Jets as a method of "asset management."
Namestnikov, 27, has 13 goals and 25 points in 54 games this season. Ottawa acquired him from the Rangers in October.
The versatile forward is a pending unrestricted free agent carrying a $3.25-million cap hit. The Senators have a slew of pending UFAs, including center Jean-Gabriel Pageau and veteran goaltender Craig Anderson.