Last weekend, it was reported by Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman that the Tampa Bay Lightning were interested in bringing back two-time Stanley Cup champion Luke Schenn
before March 3rd's trade deadline. But now another suitor has emerged for the heaving hitting blue liner.
According to Michael Russo of The Athletic, the Minnesota Wild have significant interest in Schenn. Russo went on to add that wherever Schenn is dealt to, there's a good chance his agent will be attempting to get a contract extension done with the team that acquires him.
The Wild are one team with significant interest, but don't be surprised if his former team, Tampa Bay, comes in hard to try to reacquire the two-time Cup champion for extra depth. If he's traded, it wouldn't be surprising if agent Ben Hankinson attempts to work out an extension soon after with the acquiring team." Russo said.
Schenn, 33, leads the National Hockey League in hits with 209 as of January 19th and has been averaging 17:12 TOI per game. In 44 games this season, the former fifth overall pick has 14 points (two goals, 12 assists), 58 penalty minutes and is a plus-five.
The Saskatoon native is in the final year of his contract with an AAV of $850,000. He's set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st.Source: The Athletic