Predators taking calls on Fabbro, Jeannot ahead of trade deadline

The Nashville Predators are open for enterprise.

Ahead Nino Niederreiter was traded to the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday and, in keeping with Sportsnet’s Jeff Marek, that was just the start.

“We imagine there are three untouchables on the Predators: captain Roman Josi, netminder Juuse Saros and winger Filip Forsberg, however after that it feels like every thing could be very a lot on the desk,” Marek stated Saturday in the course of the 32 Ideas section of Hockey Night time in Canada.  

Defenceman Dante Fabbro is one participant anticipated to be moved earlier than the March 3 deadline. The 2016 first-round choose is within the midst of a down season after a profession yr in 2021-22. Fabbro is about to change into a restricted free agent following this season. His present wage cap hit is $2.4 million and Marek prompt San Jose as a doable vacation spot for the 24-year-old. Sharks head coach David Quinn beforehand coached Fabbro at Boston College for 2 seasons.


Tanner Jeannot is one other Predators participant garnering consideration from groups. Jeannot’s manufacturing has suffered this yr after recording 24 targets, 130 penalty minutes and ending seventh in Calder Trophy voting throughout his rookie marketing campaign one season in the past.

The 25-year-old Estevan, Sask., native is on the radar of groups coveting an influence ahead. Marek prompt the Dallas Stars might be one of them and he added Jeannot wouldn’t come low cost. Jeannot has 5 targets and 9 assists in 56 appearances for Nashville this season. He’s additionally a pending RFA like Fabbro.

The Predators have already got roughly $67 million dedicated to the 2023-24 cap and solely have a handful of UFA contracts set to return off the books this summer season.

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