REPORT: Capitals Won’t Trade Trevor van Riemsdyk, Extension Possible
The Washington Capitals have several decisions to make with the 2023 NHL Trade Deadline just hours away, but it appears that defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk won’t be involved in those trade talks.
The Washington Capitals have several decisions to make with the 2023 NHL Trade Deadline just hours away, but it appears that defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk won't be involved in those trade talks.
Per Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, the Capitals are not going to trade the 31-year-old blueliner due to ongoing injury concerns on the blue line. There are also unconfirmed rumblings that he and the team could agree to a post-deadline extension.
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Washington lost Nick Jensen and Martin Fehervary to injuries during Wednesday's game against the Anaheim Ducks. John Carlson remains out long-term after taking a slapshot to the face on Dec. 23.
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The team brought in Rasmus Sandin to add more depth to the left side but also traded away Dmitry Orlov and Erik Gustafsson as part of several pre-deadline deals.
Through 63 games this season, van Riemsdyk has established a new career high in goals (6) and points (18), and he has been stepping up to play top-pairing minutes with Carlson out long term. He is set to become a free agent on July 1.