Report: Stars' Khudobin on trade block
The Stars have started to test the trade market to see what they can get for the veteran netminder, Sportsnet's Jeff Marek reported on "32 Thoughts."
The Buffalo Sabres are at least one team the Stars have spoken to about Khudobin, Marek added.
Khudobin has struggled this season, posting an .873 save percentage and a 3.73 goals-against average in seven appearances. However, the 35-year-old is just two seasons removed from leading the NHL with a .930 save percentage and backstopping the Stars to the 2020 Stanley Cup Final. He has two years left on his contract with a $3.3-million cap hit, per CapFriendly.
Dallas is rich in goaltending depth. Offseason acquisition Braden Holtby has enjoyed a bounce-back season after getting bought out by the Vancouver Canucks, sporting a .927 save percentage and a 2.30 goals-against average in 11 games. Jake Oettinger, 22, has been fantastic as well, owning a sparkling .951 save percentage in six outings.
The rebuilding Sabres have an obvious need between the pipes. Journeyman Dustin Tokarski has been asked to carry the load, posting a .903 save percentage in a team-high 14 appearances. Veteran Aaron Dell and 40-year-old Craig Anderson - who's currently injured - have also started games. Additionally, Buffalo traded for goaltender Malcolm Subban on Thursday.