February 15, 2019 | 1:17pm ET
KINGS “NOT PLANNING” ON TRADING TOFFOLI
Tyler Toffoli, right wing
Things can change with one simple phone call, but as it currently stands, the Los Angeles Kings are “not planning on trading” right wing Tyler Toffoli, a source close to the Kings confirmed to TFP.
Toffoli, 26, has one-year left on his contract after this season and has been the subject of multiple trade rumours over the course of the season.
Barring a significant offer, however, TFP has learned the Kings have relayed to inquiring teams they do not plan on moving the winger ahead of the Feb. 25 trade deadline.
Kings GM Rob Blake has been working the lines exploring multiple trade options for a variety of his players, including forwards Carl Hagelin, Ilya Kovalchuk, Jeff Carter, Trevor Lewis and Kyle Clifford, defencemen Derek Forbort and Alec Martinez, and goaltender Jonathan Quick.
Hagelin, 30, is set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.
Kovalchuk owns a full no-movement clause, but as TFP was first to report, the 35-year-old is willing to waive it for the right team.
The Washington Capitals have been scouting the Kings significant as of late and are believed to be eyeing one of Hagelin, Lewis or Clifford. Capitals Director of Player Personnel Chris Patrick took in Thursday night’s 4-3 Kings shootout loss to the Vancouver Canucks.