It looks like Max Pacioretty isn’t the only player the Vegas Golden Knights are trying to trade. The Nevada team would also seek to find a taker for forward Jonathan Marchessault and goalkeeper Marc-André Fleury.
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Sports site The Athletic reported on Wednesday that the Golden Knights, in an effort to reduce their payroll, have discussed possible deals involving Marchessault and Fleury with other teams.
Both players have been with the organization since its beginnings in the NHL and notably helped it reach the Stanley Cup final in its first season, in 2017-18.
The Golden Knights must free up $ 1 million to their payroll to comply with the demands of the National Hockey League. To do this, only one of the three players mentioned need only be exchanged.
Marcherssault still has four seasons in his contract with the Golden Knights and represents $ 5 million annually in payroll. For his part, Fleury still has two years to go on his contract when he earns $ 7 million per year.
As for Pacioretty, he will play in 2020-2021 the second season of a four-year agreement that earns him $ 7 million annually.