Sharks forward Patrick Marleau would accept a trade to one of three teams, an NHL source has informed CSNCalifornia.com.
The New York Rangers, Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings would all be locations that the Sharks’ all-time leading scorer would deem acceptable.
The Rangers have had scouts at the last two Sharks games, including Doug Risebrough on Tuesday night against the Islanders.
It’s unclear at this time whether Marleau is pushing for the move, or whether the team initiated it, although TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported that it’s “more likely that Marleau asked [San Jose] to explore trade possibilities to select teams.”
Marleau also retained agent Pat Brisson during training camp, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger. The 36-year-old forward is in the second of a three-year, $20 million contract that has a no-movement clause, and did not have an agent when negotiating that deal.