In today’s NHL Rumors rundown we will talk about Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo. In the offseason there was trade chatter the Blue Jackets were looking to trade Korpisalo.
With Columbus signing Elvis Merzlikins, to a five-year contract extension worth $27 million and Korpisalo set to become an unrestricted free agent next summer, he will likely be traded at some point this season.
Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports talk out of Columbus is that Korpisalo could be on the move has increased. GM Jarmo Kekalainen is listening to offers on Joonas.
Portzline went on to say, Arizona and Buffalo are seen as the most likely destinations for Korpisalo, who has one year remaining on his contract before he becomes an unrestricted free agent. The best the Blue Jackets could do last summer was a mid-to-late round draft pick or a lukewarm prospect, so they waited for a better market to emerge. With Korpisalo headed to UFA status, they may not get much more.