Of note from The Athletic’s Craig Custance’s Monday morning “Ten Thoughts” column:
[Mike] Green has full trade protection, but according to an NHL source, he has already given the Red Wings clearance to trade him to at least Washington and Tampa Bay. And those two teams remain the most logical destination for Green, if a deal gets done. The Lightning are loaded with possible ammunition and would probably net the best return, but the availability of Erik Karlsson and Ryan McDonagh pushes Green down the priority list. You have to assume the Lightning will exhaust all efforts to land a better defenseman before moving on to Green, while the Capitals might only be interested if they can get him on the cheap. Neither scenario is great for the Red Wings.