Jordan Greenway Traded at Deadline; Wild Acquire Sundqvist, Klingberg in Separate Deals

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The Minnesota Wild have traded Jordan Greenway to the Buffalo Sabres for a 2023 2nd round pick (via Vegas Golden Knights) and 2024 5th round pick, according to multiple reports. This deal shouldn’t come as a surprise. Not after Greenway’s poor season both on (2 goals, 5 assists) and off the ice.

Wild deal for Oskar Sundqvist

In a separate deal with the Detroit Red Wings, GM Bill Guerin traded away a 2023 4th round pick for 28-year-old depth winger, Oskar Sundqvist, to replace Greenway. Sundqvist has 7 goals and 14 assists on the season and has never topped 31 points in his career.

Wild acquire John Klingberg at bell

Then, just when it looked like the dust had settled, Guerin went back to the drawing board again, this time sending a 2025 5th rounder to the Anaheim Ducks for 30-year-old defenseman, John Klingberg (8 goals and 16 assists). Klingberg is known for his offense. He played most of his career in Dallas, where he earned an All-Star spot in 2018.

Are the Wild deep all of a sudden?

That means both Alex Goligoski and Matt Dumba will remain on a roster that now looks extremely deep. While Guerin may not have been able to add a game-changing scorer or playmaking centerman like many fans hoped, he certainly made them more equipped to handle a run to and through the Western Conference playoffs. Especially should Nyquist be healthy and up to task before the postseason starts.

All acquisitions on Friday were for rental players on expiring contracts. The Wild did not retain any of Jordan Greenway’s salary so his trade will free up $3 million both of the next two seasons. The Wild will look to continue their hot streak on Saturday vs the drowning Calgary Flames.

Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan

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