May 20, 2019 | 7:41pm ET
TURRIS’ FUTURE IN NASHVILLE IN QUESTION
Kyle Turris, centre
As the Nashville Predators think about the salary cap maneuvering they’ll likely have to make ahead of the 2020-21 season, speculation is already running wild over which player the team could trade this off-season.
Predators star defenceman P.K. Subban’s name has already popped up as one potential tradeable player – TFP had reported last summer that teams had inquired about his availability – but it appears another player could be on the move, instead.
According to the Nashville Tennessean, Predators centre Kyle Turris could be on the move this summer.
Turris, 29, has five-years left on his contract, which comes with a $6 million annual salary cap hit. His deal does not include any no-trade prospection, so the Predators have the ability to trade him without the player’s consent.
The Tennessean suggests the Predators could pay a portion of Turris’ remaining salary or add a draft pick or prospect in a deal as an incentive for another team to pick up Turris’ deal, but the paper notes neither option is overly appetizing for the Preds.
“That will depend on what we do with our current (team), if there’s changes, if there’s trades," Predators GM David Poile recently told the Tennessean, speaking about potential moves. “It will probably be a little bit of everything.”
Turris currently ranks No.18 on the TFP Off-Season Trade Watch List.
In 55 games with the Predators this season, Turris registered seven goals and 16 assists for 23 points.