The Athletic’s Custance talks about ‘non-rental players’

The Athletic’s Craig Custance penned a list of solid non-rental players on the trade market, and four of the players–Gustav Nyquist/Tomas Tatar, Jimmy Howard and Danny DeKeyser were listed from the Red Wings:

13. Danny DeKeyser, D, Red Wings – Teams have expressed interest in DeKeyser, although those who like him, like him at $4 million per season (through 2021-22) much better than they do at his full-rate of $5 million. Like most of their players not named Dylan Larkin, the Red Wings are listening here but not looking at a DeKeyser deal as a salary dump or even a player they’re eager to retain salary on. The most likely scenario for the Red Wings at the deadline is a Mike Green trade and potentially a trade involving a winger. But DeKeyser could be lured away and teams like him at the right number. “It’s just managing him,” said an NHL scout. “I think he’s a good player. He can provide value. He’s a little overpaid but with the cap rising, it’s probably fine.”

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