February 8, 2018 | 10:14am ET
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BRUINS, BOLTS INTERESTED IN McDONAGH

 
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Ryan McDonagh, defenceman

 

The Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning are among the teams highly interested in New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh, league sources have told TFP.

McDonagh, 28, has one-year left on his contract after this season and comes with a $4.7 million salary cap hit. He also owns a 10-team no-trade list.

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The Rangers are entertaining calls on McDonagh and would move him for the right package, which is believed to include a top prospect, a first-round draft pick and another asset.

Both the Bruins and Lightning each have their first-round pick in this June’s NHL Draft.

As it has been widely reported, the Rangers are open for business and are willing to trade multiple assets if the right deals present themselves. Moving McDonagh is on the table for New York.

The Bruins have been reluctant to move some of their top prospects, but acquiring McDonagh may change GM Don Sweeney’s mind. Similarly in Tampa, the Bolts would be willing to move some of their top prospects for the right deal, and while some speculation has surrounding centre Brayden Point, Lightning GM Steve Yzerman has no interest in moving him, as of now.

McDonagh currently ranks No.7 on TFP's Top 30 Available Players List.