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Erik Karlsson NOT traded at the deadline

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It came down to the wire, but the Sens captain will remain with the team until the offseason

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With multiple teams mentioned today (San Jose Sharks, Washington Capitals, Vegas Golden Knights, Tampa Bay Lightning) as suitors for Erik Karlsson, Pierre Dorion was unable to get a deal done for his franchise player.

According to Bob McKenzie, Vegas was the team who came closest; likely because they could’ve taken on Bobby Ryan’s contract.

Right afterwards, Vegas traded a first (2018), second (2019), and third (2021) to Detroit for Tomas Tatar, while Tampa Bay put together a massive package for their Plan B: Ryan McDonagh.

We’ll be updating this post with news as it breaks.

UPDATE: Tampa Bay traded two prospects (LD Libor Hajek, F Brett Howden), a roster player (Vladislav Namestnikov), and two picks (2018 1st, conditional 2nd) for Ryan McDonagh and JT Miller.