December 14, 2018 | 11:40am ET
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CARTER DRAWING MUCH ATTENTION

 
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Jeff Carter, centre

 

On Monday, TFP Sr. Writer Dennis Bernstein broke the news that Jeff Carter was among the Los Angeles Kings’ “viable trade targets” and it appears word is starting to spread.

It has now been widely reported by multiple other media outlets that Carter is up for grabs and could be moved by the Feb. 25 trade deadline.

Carter, who turns 34 on Jan. 1, has three-years left on his contract beyond this season and comes with a $5.272 million salary cap hit, though his actual salary drops to $3 million next season and $2 million in each of the final two years of his deal.

The native of London, Ontario, has already generated plenty of interest from other clubs, including the Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche and Edmonton Oilers, among others, and while he does not own a no-trade clause, he’ll likely have a say in where he ends up.

Carter isn’t the only member of the Kings on the trade block, as forwards Tyler Toffoli, Kyle Clifford and Ilya Kovalchuk (currently injured), and defencemen Jake Muzzin, Derek Forbort and Alec Martinez have also been discussed.