Anaheim Ducks Boston Bruins Buffalo Sabres Calgary Flames Carolina Hurricanes Chicago Blackhawks Colorado Avalanche Columbus Blue Jackets Dallas Stars Detroit Red Wings Edmonton Oilers Florida Panthers Los Angeles Kings Minnesota Wild Montreal Canadiens Nashville Predators New Jersey Devils New York Islanders New York Rangers Ottawa Senators Philadelphia Flyers Phoenix Coyotes Pittsburgh Penguins San Jose St. Louis Blues Tampa Bay Lightning Toronto Maple Leafs Vancouver Canucks Washington Capitals Winnipeg Jets
Magazine Schedule Rumors Rankings Teams Headlines Lifestyle Rookie Watch Ice Girls Videos TFP Radio Subscribe
Bookmark and Share
February 26, 2014 | 8:50pm ET
Rangers only option for St. Louis

If the Tampa Bay Lightning trade captain Martin St. Louis before next week's trade deadline, the New York Rangers will be the destination.

St. Louis, who asked to be traded roughly one month ago, is willing to waive his no-movement clause, but only if he ends up going to the Rangers.

Multiple league sources have told TFP the Rangers inquired about St. Louis' availability over the last few seasons, but were told he wasn't available.

St. Louis, who lives in Connecticut in the off-season, has one-year left on his contract beyond this season. He requested a trade after being originally left on the Canadian Olympic men's roster.

The 38-year-old met separately with Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and Bolts GM Steve Yzerman after not initially making Team Canada. He was later named to the team as a replacement for the injured Steven Stamkos.

The Rangers first offered right wing Ryan Callahan for St. Louis, but Yzerman is not interested in moving his star forward for a rental player.

Talks between the Rangers and Bolts haven't progressed, though, according to the New York Post.

The Post claims Rangers GM Glen Sather is not willing to add young pieces and draft picks with Callahan for St. Louis.

Negotiations will continue until the trade deadline arrives on March 5 at 3pm ET.

If St. Louis is not traded this season, the two sides will try to complete a deal in the summer.

Trade Deadline  Home Page | Top 25 Available Players | No-Trade/No-Movement Clauses
Extras  NHL Player Photo Shoots | Exclusive NHL lifestyle stories
Magazine  Get to know your favorite players. Subscribe to Hockey's Lifestyle Magazine today!

Join US



TFP Newsletter

Contact Us | Jobs @ TFP | Our Team | Advertise | Privacy Policy
© 2014 TFP Media, Inc. | All Rights Reserved | The Fourth Period™ and Ice Girls™ are registered trademarks.