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February 25, 2017 | 1:53pm ET
Focus shifts to Sharp, Oduya
TheFourthPeriod.com

Having traded winger Patrick Eaves to the Anaheim Ducks on Friday, the Dallas Stars will now focus on offers that come in for veteran forward Patrick Sharp and defenseman Johnny Oduya, among others.

Sharp and Oduya are both in the final year of their respective contracts and can become unrestricted free agents July 1.

Several teams have expressed interest in Sharp, including the Los Angeles Kings, Montreal Canadiens, San Jose Sharks and New York Islanders, while Oduya's return to action will have many teams keeping an eye out.

Stars forwards Jiri Hudler and Lauri Korpikoski are also pending UFAs and could be on the move by Wednesday's 3pm ET trade deadline.

"There's lots of talk going on. It's that time of year," Stars GM Jim Nill told the Dallas Morning News. "You have a deadline, and when you have a deadline, it brings things closer together."

Sharp is making $5 million this season in salary, but his cap hit is $5.9 million. If he's dealt, the Stars will likely be required to retain a portion of his salary.

The same could be said for Oduya, who's cap hit is $3.75 million.

Teams are only allowed to retain the salaries of three players per season, and the Stars already have one player on retained salary (Ryan Garbutt).

 
 
 

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