Report: Avalanche depart Landeskog off protected listing for enlargement draft
Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog just isn’t on the group’s protected listing for the enlargement draft, in response to Mike Chambers of The Denver Submit.
By omitting Landeskog, who’s a pending unrestricted free agent, the Avalanche will give the Seattle Kraken an unique alternative to barter with the 28-year-old earlier than free company opens on July 28.
This would be the case for all unprotected free brokers heading into the draft. The Kraken may have between Sunday morning, when protected lists are launched, and Wednesday evening when the enlargement draft itself takes place to work towards offers with out competitors.
If Seattle and Landeskog come to an settlement previous to the enlargement draft, then Landeskog will depend because the Kraken’s choice from the Avalanche.
A member of the Avalanche for 10 years and the group’s captain for 9, Landeskog’s pending free company comes at a time the membership should additionally signal star restricted free agent defenceman Cale Makar and Vezina finalist Philipp Grubauer.
“We’ll see what occurs,” Landeskog informed The Athletic in a latest interview. “I’m nonetheless hopeful that we are able to agree on one thing and are available to phrases, but when it was as much as me, I’d have preferred it to be achieved eight months in the past, 10 months in the past.”
In 54 regular-season video games final season, Landeskog scored 20 objectives and added 32 assists.
The enlargement draft takes place Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET, and will be seen on Sportsnet.