The San Jose Sharks are getting closer to dealing away forward Ryane Clowe, according to multiple reports.
ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun says the Sharks are asking Clowe where he wants to be traded, and that we are “close to a resolution.”
The two teams interested in Clowe, according to Bob McKenzie of TSN, are the Canucks and Rangers, but New York appears to be the favorite at this point.
Clowe sat out Monday night’s game against the Canucks because the Sharks wanted to protect their asset from injury.
Perhaps a change of scenery could be better for Clowe, who has not scored in 28 games this season. He has 11 assists, 79 penalty minutes, and a -4 plus-minus rating.
He was also suspended two games last month for coming off the bench to engage in an altercation with the Blackhawks’ Andrew Shaw.
Clowe has been a consistent force in the lineup since the 2008-2009 season (he averages over 20 goals per season), but has not found a way to get it together this year.