Friedman wonders about Dzingel trade price

Ryan Dzingel’s on-ice success this season should translate on his next contract, but it also could yield attractive trade assets for the Ottawa Senators.

Elliotte Friedman had a Monday afternoon radio hit on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960.

At one point during the wide-ranging conversation, Friedman alluded to what the winger might be able to fetch in a deal before next month’s deadline.

“Dzingel, I think the market is decent,” indicated Friedman. “He could score 30 goals this year. So I think you’re going to have some interest, and I think they’re going to be able to do some things. People are always looking for scoring - always, always, always.

“Last year, what did Grabner go for - he went for a second-rounder and a prospect. I think that’s probably the kind of thing you’re looking at, and maybe higher because of the year he’s having.”

Dzingel is in the second season of a two-year. $3.6 million contract, which carries a $1.8 million cap hit, and after which he can become an unrestricted free agent.

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