The rumored blockbuster deal between the Philadelphia Flyers and St. Louis Blues involving Kevin Hayes hit a snag on Sunday when defenseman Torey Krug would not waive his no-trade clause.
Torey Krug for the win 🔊 pic.twitter.com/XwC7mGN6Lo
— Steve Perrault (@Steve_Perrault) May 28, 2019
Hayes has three years remaining at $7.14 million per season, while Krug has four years left at an AAV of $6.5 million. The four top-salaried Blues defensemen all have full no-trade provisions for the next two seasons or more and it appears that Krug does not want to waive to play for the rebuilding Flyers and/or for head coach John Tortorella. There have been reports that Krug would only give his approval if he is dealt somewhere other than Philadelphia, but it is now questionable whether this deal ever gets consummated.
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The Vegas Golden Knights convoluted goalie situation is reportedly getting cleared up slightly, as the club is re-signing Adin Hill to a two-year deal for $4.875 million per season. The 27-year-old went 11-4-0, with a 2.17 GAA and .932 save % after taking over for the injured Laurent Brossoit during the second-round series against Edmonton. Logan Thompson missed the last two months of the regular season and the entire post-season with a lower-body injury, but is signed through 2024-25 at a league-minimum salary. Brossoit and late-season addition Jonathan Quick are unrestricted free agents, and former Sabre Robin Lehner missed all of last season after hip surgery.
The signing of Hill could mean that the Golden Knights are not confident that Lehner can return and that he will end up on LTIR next season.
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