Teams are looking at Josh Anderson

Teams are looking at Josh Anderson

National Hockey League teams are interested in Josh Anderson and are discussing his case internally, but it remains unlikely that he will be traded to the Montreal Canadiens by the deadline.

At least that is the observation of journalist David Pagnotta, who spoke about the power forward's case on radio station TSN 690 on Monday.

“Teams are looking at Josh Anderson, I can tell you that,” he emphasized. It is mentioned in internal discussions. However, I don't think any team will spend a lot of money on his services at this point. The CH had a fixed price last season, but I assume that price has come down.

Anderson is having a season to forget as he has only managed 16 points, including just seven goals, in 54 games so far this season. A performance that, combined with his large contract with an average annual value of $5.5 million through 2027, makes him difficult to trade.

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“It is possible to trade him, but you have to be creative,” warned Pagnotta. You would probably have to withhold some of your salary.”

The trading deadline is March 8th. However, Kent Hughes has already sold his best bargaining chip in Sean Monahan, who was traded to the Winnipeg Jets on February 2nd.